Personal Finance Articles

  1. Reinventing Brands: Makeover Or Move Over

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

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Get A 6-Month Tax Extension

    Discover how to get some extra time from the IRS, without paying for the privilege.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

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

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  11. 4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    Many Americans think these credit card "rules" are true. Read on to find out the facts.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. 4 Of The Largest Bank Heists In History

    These criminals all had successful runs robbing banks and eluding police. Some met tragic ends.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

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

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  20. 4 Products For Lazy People

    Here are four popular products that profit from our laziest desires.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. (Slideshow) 5 Not-So-Traditional Budgeting Tips

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

    Here is a breakdown of what excise taxes are and how they can affect you when you move.
  25. 3 Ways Apps Make Money

    Discover how most online businesses and web applications are making their money.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

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

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

    You often have to re-evaluate your budget after you move. Here are some tips to help you out.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 3 Tips For Using Payday Loans

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

    If you have a home business, here are some valuable tax tips you need to know.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 3 Proactive Ways To Find Work

    We tell you about some useful tactics you can use while looking for work.
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. Finding A Retirement-Friendly State

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

    Here are four ways to protect yourself financially should you develop an illness.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Blue Collar Can Mean Big Money

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

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

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

    Building $1 million in net worth requires the application of unusual skills and/or unusual effort.
  46. 5 Ways To Refresh Your Resume

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

    Experience and knowledge gained in the military can transfer over to many business and finance jobs.
  48. 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.
  49. Financial Careers With Excellent Salaries

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

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

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

    Discover how a recent study indicates that many advisors do not increase investment returns.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Financial Designations That Lead To The Highest-Paying Jobs

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

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

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

    Airline deregulation, more airport choices and number of flights all affect how much flights cost.
  59. 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 ...
  60. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  61. 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.
  62. The Increasing Costs Of College

    College tuition is getting more expensive, textbooks are increasing in price and for-profit schools are popping up.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

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

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  67. 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 ...
  68. Financial Implications Of College Football Playoffs

    The college football playoff season differs from other football playoff systems because of revenue-gererating practices. ...
  69. 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.
  70. Celebrities You Can Bank On

    We look at celebrity endorsements and the financial impact they have on the companies they represent.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Tablets To 1040s: How Taxes Began

    Ever dream of a world without tax? It existed - 3,000 years ago.
  75. 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.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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. ...
  78. 4 Careers That Are Easy To Get Into

    Looking for a job? These four industries are in high demand.
  79. 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.
  80. 2011: The Year Of Fees

    The recession didn't stop major banks and airlines from trying to impose extra fees on Americans.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 6 High-Value Skills That Will Supplement Your Career

    Consider learning these six skills to increase your employability.
  84. 5 Unusual Sales Taxes You Need To Avoid

    Here are five unusual taxes and ways that you can avoid them.
  85. The Traveler's Checklist

    Are you traveling soon? Here are some tips you need to know about before leaving.
  86. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  87. Ripped Off By A Store Coupon? Try These Tips

    Not all coupons are real. We list some tips on how to tell the difference between a fake and a genuine coupon.
  88. The Economics Of Discount Airlines

    Ever wonder what the fees are behind airfare prices? It's more complex than you think.
  89. Encumbrances And Nonpossessory Interests In Real Property

    Learn about nonpossessory interests and the various forms of encumbrances.
  90. How To Deduct Property Taxes

    Find out how you can deduct property taxes.
  91. How To Avoid Scams

    Anyone can be a victim of a scam. Find out how you can avoid them.
  92. How Does Your Homeowners Insurance Handle A Downed Tree?

    A downed tree can happen at any time due to a storm or old age. But when it falls, will your insurance cover it?
  93. How To Be A Stock Trader In 2012

    If you're planning to enter the markets as a new trader this year, here are a few tips to consider.
  94. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  95. 5 Tips For Starting A Business

    From knowing your competition to setting reasonable goals, there are many useful tips to keep in mind when starting a small ...
  96. Mobile Payments Could Replace Cash By 2016

    Could paper money be replaced by mobile payments in the near future?
  97. Adjusting Your Life Insurance Policy After A Move

    Your life insurance policy needs to be updated numerous times during your life. After you move is one such time.
  98. How Twitter Changed Business/Consumer Relationships

    In just six years, Twitter has not only revolutionized social media but also the relationship between consumers and businesses. ...
  99. Are LED Lightbulbs Worth The High Cost?

    Congress voted to put the new light bulb legislation on hold, but should that give you reason to put off ditching the incandescents? ...
  100. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Discover the lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs, with a brief history of Apple.
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