Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why the Saudi Investment Fund Put $3.5B Into Uber

    Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund was originally set up to develop the country and invest in local projects. Why did ...
  2. The 7 Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches of Our Day

    Congrats Seniors! Here are some quotes from famous graduation speeches to help you in your transition towards adulthood. ...
  3. 3 Best Reward Credit Cards Without Annual Fees (C, BAC)

    Discover some of the top rewards credit cards on the market that have no annual fee, and learn how much you can potentially ...
  4. Zillow, Realtor, Redfin: Which Is the Best Real Estate Website? (Z, NWS)

    Compare the features and usability of the Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin real estate websites for buying or selling a home ...
  5. Top 10 Checking Accounts With Sign Up Bonuses (PNC, TD)

    Discover the 10 best checking accounts for sign-up bonuses, including cash payments, smartphones and AAdvantage miles with ...
  6. The Top 4 Walmart Shareholders (WMT)

    Discover how the four largest direct shareholders in Wal-Mart, Inc. are all children of Sam Walton and how smart tax planning ...
  7. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Seniors (JPM, WFC)

    Learn the 10 best checking accounts for seniors and the ways focusing on age-targeted accounts may result in missed opportunities ...
  8. Best Airline for First Class: Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar

    These airlines are known for their luxurious first-class offerings. Here are the luscious details.
  9. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in San Francisco

    In addition to its expensive home market, San Francisco has an increasingly competitive rental market, with quick turnaround ...
  10. Is It Worth Buying a New Car If You're Already Retired?

    You have to consider more than just the purchase price: Insurance, the warranty, resale value and how much you plan to drive ...
  11. 5 Ways to Boost CD Rate in a Low Interest Rate Environment (ALLY, BAC)

    Discover several ways that savers can earn higher yields on their CDs and other bank deposit accounts in a low interest rate ...
  12. Attractive, Old-Style Benefits for Arizona's State Retirees

    The Arizona State Retirement System offers a defined-benefit plan – plus health insurance – for former teachers, state workers ...
  13. What You Didn't Know About Utah's Retirement Systems

    While Utah isn’t quite as generous with employee retirement benefits as it once was, its contribution rate for new hires ...
  14. 4 Dividend ETFs to Help Fund Your Retirement

    Investing in stocks that pay out dividends can be a smart way to establish a reliable income stream in retirement. Here are ...
  15. The Share Buyback Report: Health Care Sector (PFE, JNJ)

    Analyze health care sector share repurchase data to identify trends. Determine which factors influence volume and which companies ...
  16. Why the TIPS Rally Might Not Be Real

    The influx of money into TIPS that ended in April is probably not an indicator that real inflation is on the horizon.
  17. Penny-Pinching: Your Best Weapon vs. Retirement Uncertainty

    Enjoying a comfortable retirement, now or later, may depend more than you realize on getting your spending habits under control. ...
  18. Retiring in Brazil: Cheaper Now, But a Good Idea?

    Political unrest, financial uncertainty, Zika...the country has problems that anyone thinking about a move there should take ...
  19. Consumer Agency Acts vs. Payday Loans

    Even if you're desperate for cash, try our alternatives before falling into the payday loan trap. Read on for proposed rules ...
  20. 3 Industries That Benefit from Low Interest Rates (LEN,EXPE,NFLX)

    The industries that benefit the most from low interest rates are home builders and home-improvement retailers; the consumer ...
  21. Delaying Retirement? Here’s How to Tweak Your Plans

    Putting off your exit from work can be good for your health, but don’t forget to look at how that decision affects your saving ...
  22. Why the Wealth Effect Is Decelerating

    Discover why the Dallas Fed believes the wealth effect shrunk after the Great Recession, and why the wealth effect might ...
  23. Diversification: Your Best Retirement Planning Tool

    Holding a mix of investments in your portfolio can help you avoid selling at a loss. This list of asset classes with specific ...
  24. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Nonprofits (EVER, WFC)

    Discover the best checking accounts for nonprofits, including the banks that waive fees on currency deposits and offer services ...
  25. Don't believe the hype around Tesla... yet (TSLA)

    As Tesla continues to captivate auto-enthusiast, one top Wall Street analyst remains a vocal critic of the company.
  26. Important Catalysts Approaching for These Biotechs

    Today we highlight four biotech companies with near-term catalysts along with positive analyst sentiment.
  27. Are TIPS a Good Buy Right Now?

    TIPS are trading at a big discount making this a good time to get into these instruments for those who believe that inflation ...
  28. The Five Best ‘18-Hour Cities’ for Retirement

    If you want to minimize your cost of living without sacrificing all the perks of urban living, a move to an 18-hour city ...
  29. Top 10 Checking Accounts With No ATM Fees (PNC, ALLY)

    Discover the top 10 checking accounts that offer up to unlimited worldwide reimbursement for ATM fees and include many other ...
  30. Why Black Students Leave College with More Debt

    A recent study revealed that black students end up with more student debt than white students, even with similar financial ...
  31. Early Retirement: How to Make Your Wealth Last

    You want more time to pursue your passions without being tied to a time clock. Great! But you need a plan for making your ...
  32. The Advantages of Indexed Universal Life Insurance

    An indexed universal life insurance policy can be an all-in-one financial device. Here's why, and here are some of its key ...
  33. Is TD Ameritrade Right for Your Retirement?

    TD Ameritrade has a solid reputation for retirement services. If you are thinking of putting your assets there, here’s what ...
  34. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money. ...
  35. 5 Top Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage

    If you have substantial home equity and don't want to do a reverse mortgage to tap it for retirement expenses, cost out these ...
  36. What Is an Alt-A Mortgage?

    Called "liar loans" for their low documentation requirements, Alt-A mortgages were hot until the subprime crisis. Now Wall ...
  37. 3 Reasons Why Pre-Retirees Make Good Entrepreneurs

    Almost at retirement age? Here are three big reasons which may be just the encouragement you need to launch your second act ...
  38. Is T. Rowe Price Right for Your Retirement (TROW)?

    If you’re thinking about placing your retirement assets with T. Rowe Price brokerage, in business since 1937, here’s what ...
  39. Retirement Planning in a World of Lower Investment Returns

    Whether you are at the beginning of your career or nearing the end, you may have to save more and spend less to make sure ...
  40. How to Build Retirement Income with Annuities

    Annuities may provide an excellent tool when it comes to building income for retirement. Here's why.
  41. What’s the Best Retirement Drawdown Strategy?

    Retiring soon? The challenge now is to figure out how to make your nest egg last for the rest of your life.
  42. 4 Ways Retirees Can Get Free or Low-cost Financial Advice

    Not every retiree can afford to pay a lot for financial advice. Thankfully there is lots of free and low-cost help available ...
  43. 3 Retirement ETFs Suitable for Your Portfolio

    Building a retirement portfolio which is in accordance with your needs as well as risk tolerance is certainly difficult. ...
  44. 3 S&P 500 Companies With the Most Hedge Fund Exposure (HOT, SWN)

    Learn about three companies on which hedge fund managers have become bullish, acquiring significant ownership positions in ...
  45. Florida's Surprisingly Flexible State Retirement System

    Retired Florida employees can choose a 401(k)-style investment plan or a traditional pension.
  46. Why the Top-Performing Fund Isn’t the Best Choice

    The top-performing mutual fund or ETF isn't often the best choice for your portfolio. Here's why.
  47. Unplanned Early Retirement? Helping Clients Deal

    Here are some planning steps to consider with your clients if they are faced with an unplanned early retirement.
  48. Top 4 Biggest Myths About the Super Rich

    Here are some of the most common misconceptions about how the ultra rich accumulated and spend their fortunes.
  49. Why Coverdell ESAs May Trump 529 Plans

    Coverdell ESAs still trail 529 plans in popularity by a wide margin due to their low contribution limits. But these accounts ...
  50. Top 10 Checking Accounts for U.S. Expats Living Abroad (COF, SCHW)

    Discover the 10 best checking accounts for expats, including those that do not charge for debit card transactions and ATM ...
  51. The 3 Best Robo-advisors for Retirees

    Robo-advisors are popular among retirees who like the low-cost way of getting an investment plan. But some are better for ...
  52. Wintrust Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (WTFC, FNMA)

    Find out if Wintrust Mortgage can provide the high-quality service you are looking for when it is time to make your mortgage ...
  53. The Top 5 Growth Equity Managers in the Mid-West for 2016

    Learn about growth equity firms in the Midwest, along with the growth of private funding firms and managers due to the technology ...
  54. 4 Billionaires Who Graduated from Princeton University (AMZN, IEP)

    Learn about the professional accomplishments and net worth of four billionaires who studied as undergraduates at Princeton ...
  55. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    Analyze share repurchase data for the consumer staples sector. Identify the factors that influence buybacks over time and ...
  56. Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

    Keep the kids out of your hair and wallet by saving on summer camps, sports leagues, day trips and more.
  57. Spain's Economics: 3 Troubling Similarities to Greece

    Discover why the Spanish economy continues to suffer from devastating unemployment figures, and why a serious approach to ...
  58. U.S. Bank Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about the financial profile and operations of U.S. Bancorp. Discover which mortgage products the bank offers and how ...
  59. Global Consumer Durables: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Examine geographic revenue data from the consumer durables sector to identify catalysts and trends.
  60. The Top 4 Amazon Shareholders (AMZN)

    Learn about the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States and discover details about the company's top four individual ...
  61. Student Loans: Best Majors to Pay Down College Debt Fast

    Find out which degrees help college students find jobs immediately after graduation, earn good salaries and pay back their ...
  62. Make This The Year You Get Vacation Insurance

    With a few simple policy additions you can protect your holiday plans from being ruined.
  63. Summer: Time for Teaching Your Kids About Money

    Use summer holiday time to teach your children about earning, saving and spending money.
  64. Bank of America Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (BAC)

    Learn about Bank of America, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and a general consensus from consumer ...
  65. Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out

    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
  66. Could Being a Landlord Pay for Your Retirement?

    If you have the money to buy them and the energy to run them – or the funds to pay a good manager – rental properties can ...
  67. The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the ...
  68. Retirement Planning the Millennial Way

    Saving for retirement is completely different if you have a Millennial mindset. These retirement plans will turn your head ...
  69. Best Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

    Follow these 6 steps and you'll be on your way to a better credit score.
  70. The Top Places for Retiring in Italy

    You don't need to be a Gucci to afford to retire in Italy, but saving money means finding a less-traveled spot. Start by ...
  71. 4 Billionaires Who Graduated from MIT

    Discover several of the wealthiest business people to have graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and ...
  72. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  73. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    Analyze historical share repurchase data for the discretionary sector and identify the financial and economic factors that ...
  74. 10 Interest-Bearing Checking Accounts to Consider

    Explore 10 interest-paying checking accounts offered by traditional banks, credit unions and online banks, with rates as ...
  75. Retailers: The Best and Worst Bets Right Now (JCP)

    Here's a look at two retailers that could be in big trouble and two retailers that could continue to prove doubters wrong. ...
  76. How to Avoid Common Middle-Class Money Traps

    Spending is inevitable, but by budgeting carefully, families can enjoy financial security while dodging unnecessary stress ...
  77. Save Money on Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  78. Top 10 Cities to Invest in Rental Properties

    With home ownership out of reach, many Millennials are opting to rent single-family homes, which has created an opportunity ...
  79. How Long Will You Live? This Tool Will Tell You

    Longevity-calculating tools help advisors guide clients through their financial livelihood during their retirement years. ...
  80. Insights Into Robert Schiller's Recession Studies

    Find out what Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University has to say about recessions, what causes them and why human psychology ...
  81. The Top 4 General Electric Shareholders (GE)

    Pay attention to whether the amount of stock awarded to General Electric’s largest shareholders provides a hint about the ...
  82. Top 8 States for Starting a Business in Retirement

    Starting a business in retirement can be rewarding and where you decide to do it can have a significant impact on your long-term ...
  83. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  84. Why Deferred-Interest Promotions Are a Trap

    Deferred-interest credit cards can offer consumers a way to pay for a pricey item over time with no interest. But too often, ...
  85. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  86. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  87. How Inflation Eats Away at Your Retirement

    When calculating how much money you need to comfortably retire, it's important to factor in how much inflation can chip away ...
  88. Cash Call Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Discover what you need to know about Orange County-based CashCall Mortgage and its popular zero closing cost loans and low-rate ...
  89. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  90. Creating a Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  91. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  92. How Advisors Can Win at Social Media

    Social media is a valuable business tool and it's here to stay. Here are three big benefits that advisors can realize from ...
  93. Are Millennial Retirement Savers Doomed?

    A new McKinsey report spells a grim financial future for Millennials, who will have to work harder and save more than their ...
  94. The Top 4 Intel Shareholders (INTC)

    Consider the enormous amounts of stock granted by Intel to its top executives and how these individual investors can influence ...
  95. Is Your Loyalty Paying Off?

    Not always. But here is the way to make the best of an increasingly shrinking rewards universe.
  96. How to Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  97. Money Market Accounts with the Highest Interest Rates

    Money market savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than regular or even high-yield bank savings accounts – and ...
  98. Pros and Cons of Buying a Certified Used Car

    A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle can bring peace of mind, but is it right for you? Here are some factors to consider.
  99. Retirement Planning: 3 Differences in What Men and Women Want

    Discover what surveys reveal about how people say they want to spend their retirement years, and how the answers depend largely ...
  100. Behind the Scenes of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
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