Personal Finance Articles

  1. How Facebook Beat MySpace

    Facebook became the leader of social media by offering users a clean design and the right mix of customization options.
  2. High-Value Valentine's Gifts For Entrepreneurial Women

    It's going to take more than a run-of-the-mill gift for this special Valentine. Check out these suggestions for the business-minded woman.
  3. 7 Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Credit Score

    Having a good credit score plays a big part in being approved for a loan or a mortgage. Here are some things to watch for to keep your credit score healthy.
  4. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  5. Should You File An Early Tax Return?

    When it comes to filing your taxes, it can often pay to wait until the deadline.
  6. Tax Tips For First-Time Filers

    Here is a quick rundown on what you need to know if you're filing your taxes for the first time.
  7. The Most Outrageous Taxes

    Some very strange things have been taxed over the years. Here are some of the strangest.
  8. Avoid These Valentine's Don'ts

    Valentine's Day can be very expensive. Here are ways many people rack up debt.
  9. 7 Affordable Ways To Spend Spring Break

    Taking a road trip or staying with family when traveling are just some ways to affordably enjoy your spring break.
  10. Reinventing Brands: Makeover Or Move Over

    Brands undergo various changes to remain competitive. Discover those that changed and those that fell behind.
  11. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  12. How Getting A Raise Affects Your Taxes

    Many people think they may actually make less overall because they are paying more taxes.
  13. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  14. Get A 6-Month Tax Extension

    Discover how to get some extra time from the IRS, without paying for the privilege.
  15. How To Set Up A Trust Fund If You're Not Rich

    You don't need to be worth millions to create your own trust fund. Learn how your money can be handled in the event of your death.
  16. How To Make Money By Working From Home

    There is an abundance of work-from-home opportunities, but research and caution is crucial to finding a legitimate home-based job.
  17. When You Should Plan For A Tax Refund

    Getting a tax refund seems like a once-a-year bonus, but it might be better to track your taxes so you don't pay more than you owe in the first place.
  18. Credit Cards For Kids

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  19. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  20. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  21. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  22. 5 Costly First Year Baby Expenses

    Raising a child is expensive, and it requires a lot of planning. Here are some unexpected ways your money is going to be used when you have a baby.
  23. 4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    Many Americans think these credit card "rules" are true. Read on to find out the facts.
  24. Don't Count On An Inheritance

    If you're fortunate enough to receive an inheritance at all, it might not be nearly as large as you expect.
  25. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  26. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  27. 6 Benefits Of Increasing Your Credit Limit

    If you can resist the urge to overspend, then raising your credit limit could benefit you in various ways.
  28. Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    If you can't decide whether to build your rainy day fund or pay off debt, we weigh the options for you.
  29. How To Spend Valentine's Day On A Budget

    Valentine's Day costs can add up very quickly. Here are some ways to cut back without being too stingy.
  30. 4 Of The Largest Bank Heists In History

    These criminals all had successful runs robbing banks and eluding police. Some met tragic ends.
  31. 4 Products For Lazy People

    Here are four popular products that profit from our laziest desires.
  32. How Your Credit Score Will Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    Your credit score will play a large role in the type of mortgage you are able to get.
  33. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  34. The Impact Of Your Starting Age On Social Security

    Retiring at 62 sounds nice, but it could affect the amount of social security you receive.
  35. Anytime Is The Right Time To Start Saving For Retirement

    If you're looking to start building your nest egg but don't know how to do it, read on. We give you a few easy tips on how to save.
  36. (Slideshow) 5 Not-So-Traditional Budgeting Tips

    You may not have heard of these easy, money-saving tips.
  37. Moving And Your Car: Excise Taxes

    Here is a breakdown of what excise taxes are and how they can affect you when you move.
  38. 3 Ways Apps Make Money

    Discover how most online businesses and web applications are making their money.
  39. How To Use Crowdfunding To Start Your Business

    It may be difficult to raise enough money needed for a start-up. However, there's always the option of pooling together funds with a group of people.
  40. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  41. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  42. Managing Post-Move Budget Adjustments

    You often have to re-evaluate your budget after you move. Here are some tips to help you out.
  43. 3 Tips For Using Payday Loans

    With payday loans now operating across 41 states, we tell you how to use them wisely and responsibly.
  44. How To Deduct Home Business Expenses

    If you have a home business, here are some valuable tax tips you need to know.
  45. Creating A Home-Gym On A Budget

    Here are some useful tips to help you set up a home gym for an affordable price.
  46. 3 New Types Of Credit Cards To Look For

    These three types of credit cards are becoming popular with customers looking to pay less fees and build up their credit scores.
  47. When To Trust Bond Rating Agencies

    Despite investor distrust, rating agencies can be helpful. Just be sure you use these ratings as a starting point.
  48. Traditional MBA Or Business Graduate Degree?

    Though an MBA is the most popular business graduate degree, there may be other options more suited to your goals.
  49. The Banking Industry In 2012

    Major banks in 2012 can expect to lose customers as they struggle with the Dodd-Frank Act and new fees.
  50. 3 Proactive Ways To Find Work

    We tell you about some useful tactics you can use while looking for work.
  51. What Health Insurance Covers

    It's rare to have a health insurance plan that covers all the bases, so make sure you know where you're protected and when you will have to pay.
  52. Finding A Retirement-Friendly State

    Which states are tax-effective retirement locales? It depends on the source of your retirement income.
  53. Blue Collar Can Mean Big Money

    Does an over-supplied market of college graduates mean more opportunity for skilled trades?
  54. How Getting Sick Affects Your Finances

    Here are four ways to protect yourself financially should you develop an illness.
  55. Why Rock And Roll Is Slumping In The U.S.

    Rock music is not as popular in North America as it is in Europe. Ticket sales for concerts are slumping and bands are canceling tours.
  56. Spoil Your Grandkids, Cut Your Tax Bill

    Helping your grandchildren save for college is a way to spoil them and reap some benefits yourself.
  57. How To Spot A Predatory Lender

    Remember these signs of unscrupulous lending when shopping for your mortgage.
  58. How To Be A Millionaire

    Building $1 million in net worth requires the application of unusual skills and/or unusual effort.
  59. 5 Ways To Refresh Your Resume

    Keep your resume relevant, concise and engaging, and you can expect an interview soon.
  60. Next Season, File Taxes On Your Own

    Master these fundamentals and you'll be doing your own taxes with minimal stress.
  61. Financial Advice With Zero Return

    Discover how a recent study indicates that many advisors do not increase investment returns.
  62. Financial Careers After Military Service

    Experience and knowledge gained in the military can transfer over to many business and finance jobs.
  63. Sports Teams With The Deluxe Treatment

    Many of today's pro athletes are commanding million-dollar salaries and enjoying luxuries of the filthy rich.
  64. 5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

    If you're thinking of moving to save a few dollars here and there, we've got a list of states for you to consider.
  65. Financial Careers With Excellent Salaries

    There are many lucrative career paths a person with an interest in finance can explore.
  66. Celebrities Who Worked In Finance Before They Became Famous

    Find out which Hollywood stars and personalities started their working careers in the world of finance.
  67. Financial Designations That Lead To The Highest-Paying Jobs

    Not only do these finance careers pay high salaries, they're also in high demand.
  68. Insuring Against The Loss Of A Homemaker

    Read on to uncover the hidden economic value of a stay-at-home parent.
  69. Technology And The Death Of Print Media

    Online news and e-readers are rapidly supplanting the print industry. Find out how.
  70. Sports With Winning Bonuses

    Whether professional athletes play for the love of the game or a nice payday, one thing is for certain: victory pays.
  71. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  72. Why Europe Has The Cheapest Airfare

    Airline deregulation, more airport choices and number of flights all affect how much flights cost.
  73. What You Need To Do Before Applying To College

    Before you make the leap into post-secondary, remember these important factors and handle them accordingly.
  74. The Best Times To Take A Vacation

    Money shouldn't be the only factor when planning your next trip. Here are other factors to use when determining the best time to travel.
  75. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  76. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  77. How To Maximize Returns By Choosing The Self-Directed Option

    Make sure your 401(k) plan has the self-directed option to ensure that your retirement is as comfortable as possible.
  78. Easy And Practical Ways To Save For A Vacation

    These simple changes to your spending and saving habits can put your next vacation easily within reach.
  79. The Increasing Costs Of College

    College tuition is getting more expensive, textbooks are increasing in price and for-profit schools are popping up.
  80. 8 Inventions That Made Our Lives Easier

    These inventions in the fields of finance, healthcare, technology, food and energy have greatly improved our standard of living.
  81. Why You Should Wait To Buy These Tech Products

    These products are seeing fast price decreases, and soon you will able to purchase them for next to nothing.
  82. Financial Implications Of College Football Playoffs

    The college football playoff season differs from other football playoff systems because of revenue-gererating practices.
  83. Inspiration: Young Companies By Young Founders

    These five young entrepreneurs have seen success in a variety of different fields. Find out how they did it.
  84. Minimum Wage: Good Cause Or Economic Pariah?

    Here are some positives and negatives to help you decide where you stand on the minimum wage debate.
  85. Celebrities You Can Bank On

    We look at celebrity endorsements and the financial impact they have on the companies they represent.
  86. How Consumer Attitudes Affect Tech Products

    These tech products are going extinct because of lack of interest, new products and a shift in consumer needs.
  87. Additional Healthcare Coverage Needs For An Aging Population

    As our population ages and healthcare costs increase, retirees need to ensure that their medical coverage is complete.
  88. Tablets To 1040s: How Taxes Began

    Ever dream of a world without tax? It existed - 3,000 years ago.
  89. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  90. The History And Future Of Sears

    Sears has suffered major setbacks in recent months, but the company's future may be in its real estate assets.
  91. Best Places And Sites For Online Travel Deals

    These sites and tips will help you figure out what kind of vacation you want and how to ensure you're getting the best price.
  92. How To Delay Foreclosure

    While losing a home can be a traumatic event for you and your family, it's best to find ethical means of delaying or avoiding foreclosure, even if it takes more time.
  93. How Much Is A Homemaker Worth?

    If a stay-at-home mom or dad took their skills to the marketplace, they could make much more than the average American. Find out how much.
  94. How Does The Strait Of Hormuz Affect My Gas Prices?

    We look at where the Strait of Hormuz is and what it has to do with oil prices.
  95. Are $1 Coins A Better Option Than $1 Bills?

    We look at how much the government could save if it took $1 bills out of circulation.
  96. 4 Careers That Are Easy To Get Into

    Looking for a job? These four industries are in high demand.
  97. 2011: The Year Of Fees

    The recession didn't stop major banks and airlines from trying to impose extra fees on Americans.
  98. 6 High-Value Skills That Will Supplement Your Career

    Consider learning these six skills to increase your employability.
  99. The Traveler's Checklist

    Are you traveling soon? Here are some tips you need to know about before leaving.
  100. Don't Let Foreclosed Homes Ruin Your Neighborhood

    Empty homes in your neighborhood aren't just eyesores - they can affect the value of your property.
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