Personal Finance Articles

  1. Best Times To Go Shopping

    Whether you love it or hate it, we'll tell you when the best times are to go clothes shopping.
  2. 4 Types Of Insurance Everyone Needs

    Here are four forms of insurance that are vital to have.
  3. How Retirement Attitudes Of Baby-Boomers And Gen-Xers Differ

    How is your level of retirement readiness affected by the generation category in which you fall? We look at some of the factors. ...
  4. Places To Find Free Help For Taxes

    Are you in need of free tax help? If so, here are some of the best places to look
  5. Dream Jobs That Are Attainable

    As Confucius once said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
  6. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  7. The Non-Academic Qualities Job Seekers Need In 2012

    With signs of an economic recovery becoming apparent, we look at three crucial qualities that job seekers need.
  8. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  9. Rewards Credit Cards

    If you have a very good credit rating, you will have your choice of rewards credit cards, so pick the one you will be able ...
  10. 6 Easy And Cheap Steps To Winterize Your Car

    Here's a guide to help you get your vehicle ready for the winter without spending too much.
  11. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  12. Deal Effectively With Difficult Clients

    Learn how to tame the most shrewish clients with these simple methods.
  13. The Most Popular Valentine's Gifts For Men

    These tried and true favorites are always best-sellers around Valentine's Day.
  14. Surviving The IRS Audit

    Keeping thorough records and knowing the penalties make this experience easier than you'd expect.
  15. The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Women

    These are some of the most popular sellers when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts for women.
  16. Detecting Accounting Manipulation

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  17. Hidden Cost Of Weddings

    Gratuities and state taxes are just some of the hidden costs that could spoil the budget of your special day.
  18. How Much To Save To Retire By 50

    Depending on how much you make, when you have to start and what percentage you need, how much do you need to save each paycheck ...
  19. Best Stores For Valentine's Deals

    These stores have some great Valentine's Day deals to take advantage of this year.
  20. Safe Tax Planning For High-Net-Worth Filers

    Planning is essential for the affluent seeking tax breaks. Get to know the legal strategies for saving more.
  21. Big Box Stores Vs. Small Retailers

    We list five factors for you to consider when choosing between a big-box or smaller retailer.
  22. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  23. How Facebook Beat MySpace

    Facebook became the leader of social media by offering users a clean design and the right mix of customization options.
  24. 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 ...
  25. Which Is The Better Lender – VISA Or A Bank?

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  26. 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 ...
  27. Should You File An Early Tax Return?

    When it comes to filing your taxes, it can often pay to wait until the deadline.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. The Most Outrageous Taxes

    Some very strange things have been taxed over the years. Here are some of the strangest.
  31. How Getting A Raise Affects Your Taxes

    Many people think they may actually make less overall because they are paying more taxes.
  32. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  33. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  34. Reinventing Brands: Makeover Or Move Over

    Brands undergo various changes to remain competitive. Discover those that changed and those that fell behind.
  35. Credit Cards For Kids

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. Get A 6-Month Tax Extension

    Discover how to get some extra time from the IRS, without paying for the privilege.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  43. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  44. 4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    Many Americans think these credit card "rules" are true. Read on to find out the facts.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. 4 Of The Largest Bank Heists In History

    These criminals all had successful runs robbing banks and eluding police. Some met tragic ends.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  52. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  53. 4 Products For Lazy People

    Here are four popular products that profit from our laziest desires.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. (Slideshow) 5 Not-So-Traditional Budgeting Tips

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

    Here is a breakdown of what excise taxes are and how they can affect you when you move.
  58. 3 Ways Apps Make Money

    Discover how most online businesses and web applications are making their money.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

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

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

    You often have to re-evaluate your budget after you move. Here are some tips to help you out.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 3 Tips For Using Payday Loans

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

    If you have a home business, here are some valuable tax tips you need to know.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 3 Proactive Ways To Find Work

    We tell you about some useful tactics you can use while looking for work.
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. Finding A Retirement-Friendly State

    Which states are tax-effective retirement locales? It depends on the source of your retirement income.
  73. How Getting Sick Affects Your Finances

    Here are four ways to protect yourself financially should you develop an illness.
  74. 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 ...
  75. Blue Collar Can Mean Big Money

    Does an over-supplied market of college graduates mean more opportunity for skilled trades?
  76. Spoil Your Grandkids, Cut Your Tax Bill

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

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

    Building $1 million in net worth requires the application of unusual skills and/or unusual effort.
  79. 5 Ways To Refresh Your Resume

    Keep your resume relevant, concise and engaging, and you can expect an interview soon.
  80. Financial Careers After Military Service

    Experience and knowledge gained in the military can transfer over to many business and finance jobs.
  81. 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.
  82. Financial Careers With Excellent Salaries

    There are many lucrative career paths a person with an interest in finance can explore.
  83. Next Season, File Taxes On Your Own

    Master these fundamentals and you'll be doing your own taxes with minimal stress.
  84. Sports Teams With The Deluxe Treatment

    Many of today's pro athletes are commanding million-dollar salaries and enjoying luxuries of the filthy rich.
  85. Financial Advice With Zero Return

    Discover how a recent study indicates that many advisors do not increase investment returns.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. Financial Designations That Lead To The Highest-Paying Jobs

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

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

    Online news and e-readers are rapidly supplanting the print industry. Find out how.
  91. Why Europe Has The Cheapest Airfare

    Airline deregulation, more airport choices and number of flights all affect how much flights cost.
  92. 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 ...
  93. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  94. 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.
  95. The Increasing Costs Of College

    College tuition is getting more expensive, textbooks are increasing in price and for-profit schools are popping up.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  99. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  100. 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 ...
Trading Center