Personal Finance Articles

  1. How To Find The Right Tax Preparer

    Choosing the right tax preparer for your needs is extremely important. However, many are not up to the task, so you need to be careful.
  2. 3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

    A better credit score can improve your financial future. How can you improve your score?
  3. 5 Overlooked Places Where Your Identity Can Be Stolen

    Identity theft affects many Americans, and are often caught off guard. These are 5 places thieves target.
  4. 5 Reasons The U.S. May See Another Debt Downgrade

    Bank of America says a downgrade could take place before the end of the year. Find out why.
  5. How Much Revenue Do College Sports Produce?

    We check out how much money college sports teams and star athletes bring in for their respective schools.
  6. 6 Tips For Feasting On A Budget

    Groceries can be very expensive, but there are some easy ways, like coupons and purchasing in bulk, you can get a lot for very little.
  7. Everything You Need To Know About Warranties

    Warranties are often considered when purchasing gifts. When should you purchase warranties and for what?
  8. Alternate Methods Of Online Payment

    Paying by credit is one of the most common methods of payment for online shopping in the U.S. However, there are many other options worth testing out.
  9. 10 Ways To Reach The Top 1%

    You might not make it to the top 1% but these 10 small economic changes might get you well on your way.
  10. Steve Jobs' 10 Most Innovative Creations

    Steve Jobs was a brilliant CEO and a visionary. These are some examples of his most innovative creations.
  11. Businesses That Benefit The Most From Black Friday

    Some businesses make the majority of their money during Black Friday. What businesses see the most uptick in profits during this time of year?
  12. How To Drink For Less

    There are many unique ways to save money when you go to the bar, including using social media like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare
  13. The Quick And Simple Tablet Buyer's Guide

    Tablets are going to be a very popular gift item this year, but with all the options available, how do you decide?
  14. 5 Expenses You Want to Be Deductible But Aren't

    Here are five expenses that many taxpayers often try to claim only to find out that their deductions are denied.
  15. 9 Events That Moved The Markets In October

    October is behind us but what was behind those big gains? Here are 9 events behind market volatility last month.
  16. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  17. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  18. How Retailers Make The Most Of Black Friday

    Retailers have tricks to bring in big money after Thanksgiving. Here are a few things to consider if you want to ensure you get the best deals.
  19. 6 Common Pitfalls Of Brick-And-Mortar Shopping

    Despite the popularity of online shopping, in-store shopping is still common. What mistakes do people make when shopping at the store?
  20. Don't Put Off Your Year-End Tax Plan

    From sales tax deductions to credit reports, check out what items should be on your financial checklist.
  21. How To Write Off Moving Expenses

    Moving can be challenging, but the good thing is many things are tax-deductible when you move, including travel-related and household costs.
  22. 3 Apologies From Companies That Fell Short

    Three big companies issued what they thought were apologies, but left the masses desiring more. How can other companies avoid these mistakes?
  23. Getting A Job As The Tax Man

    If you'd like the IRS to pay you some money for a change, consider a career working in taxes.
  24. How Tablets And E-Readers Can Save You Money

    With tablets and e-readers becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., we look at how these products can save you money.
  25. 5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Men

    Retailers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season; we offer some unique and tried-and-tested ideas for the men in your life.
  26. 5 Avoidable Shopping Mistakes

    By avoiding these common shopping mistakes, you may be able to save your hard-earned dollars and get more bang for your buck.
  27. How To Claim Home Office Expenses

    There are many factors to determine what home office deductions can be made towards your small business. Planning ensures high deductions.
  28. 6 Candidates For The Next Great Tech CEO

    Filling Steve Jobs' shoes will be a tall order. Find out who's in line to change the world with innovation.
  29. Insuring Federal Housing Authority Mortgages

    This insurance has an edge over private mortgage insurance. Find out why.
  30. 6 Ways To Save On Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving can be expensive - especially the food. These tips will help you save money when planning dinner and activities this year.
  31. 5 Things People Buy Because Of Peer Pressure

    Peer pressure always affects people's purchasing decisions. Find out the products that benefit most from it.
  32. Cyber Monday Gaining Popularity

    Cyber Monday is a popular time for shopping, but it has both positives and negatives. Here's some advice to help you be successful in your shopping.
  33. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  34. Why You Need A Plan For Long-Term Care

    Long-term health costs can wipe out entire retirement savings. Be sure to plan ahead with long-term care insurance.
  35. Building An Emergency Fund

    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
  36. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  37. 4 Tax Tips For Unemployed Workers

    Solid tax planning is essential. Unemployment can cause changes in your tax bracket and result in different allowable tax deductions.
  38. 5 Things To Know About Managing Your Healthcare Deductible

    Managing your deductible is a key component to help you get the most out of your health plan. Here are some tips that can be beneficial.
  39. Predictions For Black Week 2011

    Black Friday is coming up, and we've got the numbers for sales predictions. Will this year be a record-breaker?
  40. 4 Unexpected Things That Lower Your Credit

    It's important to maintain a good credit score. Discover what could be lowering it, without your knowledge.
  41. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  42. Should You Use Layaway?

    Layaway plans are beginning to make a comeback. We check out the positives and negatives of the system and when should you use it.
  43. How To Finance Your Studies Abroad

    Studying abroad is a goal for many, but it can often be expensive. Find out why you don't have to spend all of your savings to study abroad.
  44. 12 Tips To Protect Yourself On Cyber Monday

    We list some tips on how to avoid being targeted by thieves online. With Cyber Monday around the corner, it's important to be extra vigilant.
  45. How To Travel During Holidays With Frequent-Flier Miles

    Frequent flier miles can be a great boon for your budget. Learn how many you need to travel over the holidays.
  46. Comparing Online And In-Store Prices

    While every retailer is different, there are several factors that affect where you'll get a better deal.
  47. 5 Tips To Help Land A Holiday Job

    Many reports suggest that holiday hiring will see an increase this year. However, competition will be fierce. Here are some tips to give you a edge.
  48. What Credit Score Should You Have?

    We break down credit scores by age to see what your score should be and how it will affect your major purchases.
  49. What You Need To Know About Insurance Fraud

    Insurance fraud is as old as commerce. Discover the types of life insurance fraud and how they affect you.
  50. 5 Tips To Avoid Investment Fraud

    Investor fraud is an unfortunate reality of the industry. Learn how to minimize the risks with these tips.
  51. How To Negotiate A Real Estate Agent's Commission

    If you're looking to save some money when selling your home, negotiating your agent's commission is a good way to do it.
  52. Freelancing 101: Alternatives To Unemployment

    If you are currently unemployed, a great way to make some money is by freelancing. Here are ways to help you get the most out of freelancing.
  53. Countries That Still Have The Golden AAA Credit Rating

    The U.S., Italy, Greece and others have lost the coveted AAA rating, but some countries have managed to hold onto it.
  54. How Small Businesses Can Best Use Social Media

    As a small business owner, how much time should you spend social networking? We give you some pointers.
  55. Investing In Credit Card Companies

    This investment requires keeping an eye on consumer indexes and the overall health of the economy.
  56. Don't Dump That IRA

    Negative market fluctuations may make you want to pull your money out. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't be so hasty.
  57. Strange Insurance Policies From Across The Globe

    An updated piece that depicts the strangest and most fascinating insurance policies from around the globe.
  58. 5 Ways To Get Top Dollar For Your Used Car

    Unlike the housing market, the used car market is a seller's market. Here's how to get your car ready for an unbelievable offer.
  59. 22 Ways To Fight Rising Food Prices

    As food costs rise it can be difficult to stay on budget. Here are some handy tips to spend less at the till.
  60. The Hidden Costs Of Home Ownership

    Mortgage lenders don't factor the extra costs into your loan amount. Make sure you save for the "little" things.
  61. Countries With The Highest And Lowest Taxes

    If you think your taxes are high, you may be surprised. Discover the countries with the highest and lowest taxes.
  62. Items Home Inspectors Won't Examine

    A home inspection is an essential step in any home purchase, but it's not foolproof. There are some things home inspectors won't check.
  63. 3 Great Ways To Use Credit During A Move

    From rewards to interest-free offers, there are plenty of ways using your credit card when you move can save you money.
  64. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you should look out for.
  65. How Protests Could Change Banking

    There are alternatives for people fed-up with large banks. Will banks respond to the demands for change?
  66. The Financial Impact Of The NBA Lockout

    We go over the positions of the owners and players, and see how a lockout could affect those who rely on the league for business.
  67. Pros And Cons Of Credit Monitoring Services

    Identity theft is a complex problem. Learn if credit monitoring services are the solution.
  68. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  69. 3 Tax Benefits For Homeowners

    Even in today's real estate market, the benefits to owning over renting are huge. Here are some tax benefits that come with home ownership.
  70. 4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security

    Worried about Social Security dwindling? We discuss four ways it’s already happening.
  71. The Benefits Of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  72. Maximize Your Rewards With A Few Credit Cards

    You don't have to carry a million credit cards to get the best cash back rewards. Here are some tips to get rewards with just a few cards.
  73. How To Be An Entrepreneur In The Modern World

    Here are some online resources entrepreneurs can use to get the most success out of their businesses.
  74. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  75. 4 Other Wall Street Protests You've Never Heard Of

    We look at some past Wall Street protests and explain why Occupy Wall Street is quite different.
  76. Warning Signs Of A Company In Trouble

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
  77. The Huge Benefits Of High School Economics

    Teaching economics in high school as a core subject would benefit students, and help ease the cycles of boom and bust for future generations.
  78. The Evolution Of Banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  79. 5 Alternatives To Selling Your Home

    If your home won't sell, you have other options. We tell you about five of them.
  80. Jobs With Great Pay, But Huge Stress

    You may want these jobs for the pay and the benefits, but the work can be a killer.
  81. The Scary Truth About Downgrades

    The recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating seems ominous. Find out if you should be concerned.
  82. Consumer Debt: Knowing Your Legal Rights

    As a consumer, knowing your rights and duties is key to getting rid of debt. We show you how to achieve this.
  83. Beginner's Guide To Auto Insurance

    Find the perfect policy that suits both your coverage and budgetary needs.
  84. Why Bad Bonds Get Good Ratings

    Credit ratings are not the only tool to rely on when assessing bonds. Find out why they sometimes fall short.
  85. 10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find out everything you need to know about this program.
  86. 5 Cheap Design Touches That Increase Your Home's Value

    Want to add value to your home or make it appealing to prospective buyers? We’ve got five easy solutions.
  87. 10 Realistic Ways To Manage Your Student Debt Load

    Student debt can be very difficult to pay off. Here are useful and manageable ways for young people to pay off student loans.
  88. How Social Security Increases Will Affect Americans

    Social Security benefits will rise 3.6% next year. However, many are questioning if there will be anything left in a decade.
  89. How Grocery Price Matching Can Save You Money

    Don't waste your time and gas money traveling from store to store. Instead, use price matching to get every store's lowest prices.
  90. 4 Ways To Deal With New Debit Card Fees

    There's a new debit card fee on the horizon. Find out the four different ways you can choose to deal with it.
  91. How To Winterize And Heat Your Home For Less

    Here are three environmentally-friendly tips on how to save money on your heating costs this winter.
  92. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  93. 10 Countries With The Cheapest Gas At The Pump

    Does your wallet whimper when you stop to put gas in your car? It turns out that your pain is not felt everywhere.
  94. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  95. What's Your Employee Value?

    Have you ever wondered how much you're worth to your boss? Here's a method for calculating that value.
  96. 6 Ways To Make Money With Your Blog

    A blog is not only a way to voice your opinions, it's also a great way to make a little extra money.
  97. Top 10 Highest Paid Government Leaders

    When you compare the world leaders bringing home the most bacon, you'd be surprised to learn that there's more to salary than meets the eye.
  98. 4 Things To Consider Before Switching Jobs

    Before switching jobs in a rough economy, there are some considerations to make. Back-up plans are important, if the opportunity is worth the risk.
  99. Top 5 Grossing Horror And Thriller Movies

    These films, which are great to watch around Halloween, have proven to be extremely lucrative at the box office.
  100. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
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