Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  4. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  5. How To Dispute Errors On Your Credit Report

    It just takes some time and effort to rebound from a nasty case of "credit rejection shock."
  6. Should The Economy Scare You?

    The media and government tell us what to believe about the economy, but what's really going on? The effect of U.S. debt, social security and class warfare is larger than you may realize.
  7. When You Should Break Your Personal Finance Rules

    You've heard all the tried and true investment tricks, but do they really apply to you? Here are four rules that you may be better off breaking.
  8. 4 Difficult Places For Foreigners To Buy Real Estate

    Buying property in the U.S. can be a difficult process. Buying internationally can be even worse, especially in these four countries.
  9. 4 Scariest Ways To Earn A Living

    The pay is good, but the hazards? Off the chart. Review this list of dangerous jobs and you'll quit complaining about cubicle cramp.
  10. The "True" Cost Of Stock Options

    Perhaps the real cost of employee stock options is already accounted for in the expense of buyback programs.
  11. Cities With The Fastest Internet Speeds

    How fast can you download music or movies? Depends on where you live. Broadband use has exploded over the past decade, but there are clear winners and losers when it comes to speed.
  12. Most Expensive Halloween Costumes

    Though expensive, these costumes may be worth your money if you're a fan and willing to make an investment.
  13. 6 Blogs That Help You Budget Better

    These websites are filled with excellent tips for people looking for help with budgeting.
  14. What You Need In A Financial Survival Kit

    This simple kit can save you weeks or months of frustration, and could save your financial future.
  15. How To Avoid Halloween Legal Issues

    Halloween can actually be a very dangerous holiday; learn about the pitfalls and legal liabilities.
  16. How To Improve Curb Appeal On A Budget

    Keeping the budget under $1000 we take a look at how you can give your home more curb appeal.
  17. Helping Aging Parents Manage Their Money

    Old age can make dealing with finances difficult. Find out how you can help aging parents manage their finances and estates.
  18. 5 Insurance Policies Everyone Should Have

    Insurance policies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Shop carefully and the right policies will go a long way towards helping you protect your assets.
  19. What's The Difference Between Retiring In Canada And America?

    American and Canadian governments provide many of the same types of services, but the subtle differences between the two countries are worth noting.
  20. Are You Living Too Close To The Edge?

    If a missed paycheck will make your finances cave in, you must learn how to make proper supports.
  21. Retirement Planning For Those Who Live Past 100

    Can your nest egg survive several decades of retirement?
  22. Top 4 Affordable Halloween Decor Ideas

    These tips will help turn your home spooky this Halloween without breaking the bank.
  23. Top 6 High-Paying Environmental Jobs

    Working to save the earth doesn't have to mean being broke.
  24. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  25. Talking About Money When Times Are Tough

    It can be hard to talk about money with your children, especially when times are tough, here are some tips to make it easy.
  26. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, or not.
  27. Top 6 Factors For Homebuyers

    As a first time buyer, there is much to consider. Here we have a look at some of the factors that may influence your decision, and suggest which factors are worth taking a second look at.
  28. How To Run A Home Office On A Budget

    Keep the costs low and your business running with these simple tips.
  29. How The Credit CARD Act Impacts Your Finances Today

    We look at the way this legislation has helped and hurt consumers, and give you some ideas to help navigate the outcome.
  30. Top 3 Budgeting Tips For Lazy People

    Automate your budgeting with these simple technologies.
  31. Top 8 Ways To Stick To Your Budget

    If sticking to your budget is tougher than you thought it would be, here are some strategies to keep you going in the right financial direction.
  32. How To Escape Halloween Budget Killers

    Here are some handy tips to help you make the most out of Halloween without going over budget.
  33. Top 6 Tips For Turning Your Home Into A Rental Property

    Learn what you need to do to turn your property into a rental property.
  34. Tips For Handling Sudden Wealth

    With sudden wealth comes increased responsibility. Read this advice so you don't become a riches-to-rags story.
  35. Why Following Financial Trends Can Hurt Your Future

    Have you ever seen that demotivational poster that says "None of us is as dumb as all of us"? Sometimes that's most obvious in financial trends.
  36. Top 5 Ways To Legally Cut Out Cable

    With the cost of cable expected to continue rising, it's time to figure out whether you actually need it.
  37. What We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs was one of the greatest minds of our time. We look at his finest accomplishments and the lessons his legacy leaves behind.
  38. How Technology Can Save You Money

    These technological advances are great ways to organize your personal finances.
  39. How To Remain Positive In A Job Search

    These tips will help you keep up your confidence and motivation in a tough job market.
  40. A Beginner's Guide To Penny-Pinching

    Great, simple ways to save money around your home.
  41. Steve Jobs: Legacy Of A Tech Guru

    We look at the legacy of Steve Jobs and how his financial success and tech innovation helped shape the world.
  42. 5 States That Are Bad For Retirees

    High taxes, poor healthcare and high crime are some of the reasons these states are bad places to retire.
  43. Why Are Consumers Paying The Same For Smaller Portions?

    Food portions of some products are getting smaller, but we are paying the same price. Find out why.
  44. Top 5 Post-Grad Degrees That Lead To High Pay

    These post-grad degrees take a lot of work, but they pay off in the long run.
  45. Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Problem Renters

    Renting seems like the perfect way to mitigate the costs of an extra home that won’t sell; the intended course of action when a property was purchased for an unbelievable price, or many of the other reasons that people become landlords. Although it seems like a fail-proof plan on the surface, becoming a landlord can be a financially and mentally rewarding experience, or it could be the source of a large-scale loss of time and money.
  46. How Obama's Tax Cuts Could Affect Your Retirement

    Obama's tax cuts are supposed to help stimulate the economy, but how will they affect your retirement plans?
  47. History's Largest Pay-Per-View Buy Rates

    Punch in the face, anyone? If you're about to generate a few million in earnings, a black eye doesn't seem so bad.
  48. Top 6 Fellowship Programs That Pay Off

    These programs pay off in terms of salaries, classes and networking opportunities.
  49. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  50. Top 6 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees

    College isn't for everyone. If you'd rather learn on the job instead of in the classroom, here are some of the best jobs you can get, without a degree.
  51. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  52. The 4 Best Shopping Deals For Early Fall

    We look at outdoor items, school supplies, travel and more to find where your money will go the furthest this fall.
  53. Top 12 Personal Finance Websites

    These are personal financial websites that offer the users value. It could help you find the information you need.
  54. How To Establish A Credit History

    Can't get a credit card without a credit history, and can't get a history without a card? Break the Catch-22.
  55. Top 15 Interview Tips For Students

    All that work on your resume paid off, and now it's interview time. Here are tips to help you grace it with confidence and class.
  56. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  57. Top 12 Things Not To Put On Your Resume

    Landing a job is tough enough without the added disadvantage of material that should've been left out.
  58. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  59. Top 5 Ways To Make Your Credit Card Work For You

    The best investors know that either they work for their money or their money works for them.
  60. Online Or Campus Study: What's The Better Option?

    Find out how employer's view these degrees and get some tips on where to go for an online degree.
  61. Why Do Companies Print Coupons?

    Coupons save customers money, but there's also a lot in it for the company.
  62. Top 5 Easy Saving Tips

    Saving is not something that just happens, it needs to be planned and tracked as part of a financial budget.
  63. Top Ways To Profit From Storage Auctions

    Here are some extremely valuable tips to help you become an expert at finding deals at storage auctions.
  64. The 4 Basic Elements Of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  65. How To Form A Homeowners' Association

    Forming and managing a homeowners association is a huge task with significant responsibilities and major implications.
  66. Top 5 Underestimated Retirement Expenses

    These expenses are common in nearly everyone's retirement, yet few people properly save to meet these needs.
  67. Requirements For A Post-Housing-Bust Mortgage

    Affordable mortgages are still available, but the standards for qualifying have gotten higher.
  68. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  69. Detecting Financial Statement Fraud

    Find out how to tell if a company is manipulating its financial data, so you don't invest in the next Enron.
  70. How To Maximize Your Retirement Income

    The golden years might not be so golden if you don't have enough cash on hand. Make sure you're maximizing your retirement savings with these strategies.
  71. Should You Cash Out When You Refinance?

    If you want to cash out, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
  72. 5 Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    If you are looking for a house, these tough markets might provide good prices and flexible sellers.
  73. How To Be Smarter Than Your Financial Advisor

    Many investors are intimidated by the financial services industry, but just a little work can make a major difference.
  74. Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Retirement Dollars

    You finally have some time to yourself and a stable retirement income, so make your spending count.
  75. Top Tips For Exchanging Money

    Take these tips to heart to avoid wasting money when you exchange currencies.
  76. Is Taking Out A HELOC Right For You?

    Assuming you have enough equity to qualify, taking out a HELOC might be a good financial move.
  77. The Market And Presidential Promises

    How can the presidential election affect your portfolio? Find out here.
  78. Top 4 TV Sports Deals Of 2011

    From multimillion to multibillion dollar deals, look no further than sports for some huge entertainment money.
  79. Top 5 Things Men Spend Money On

    How do men spend their disposable income and why do they buy the things they buy?
  80. Top 5 Unique Winter Vacations

    Depending on where you live, winter can be the best time to fly for a winter vacation.
  81. 7 Ways To Financially Empower Your Kids

    In today's technologically advanced world, how can you teach your kids about savings?
  82. 6 Must-Have Features For The iPhone 5

    The iPhone 5 is likely just around the corner. These are some of the features that it's likely to have.
  83. Top Celebrity Investors And What They're Invested In

    These celebs use their big bucks to invest in worthwhile ventures and make themselves even richer.
  84. Do You Need An MBA To Climb The Corporate Ladder?

    Find out how an MBA helps your business career and whether you really need one.
  85. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  86. Top 5 Critical Retirement Plan Mistakes To Avoid

    These five common retirement mistakes can get you into financial trouble at a point when you most need stability.
  87. 5 Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

    Don't let a slow real estate market drag you down - steer clear of these pitfalls.
  88. Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  89. How To Take A Corporate Approach To Personal Finance

    These tips and tricks are used by large companies and can be applied to your own personal finances.
  90. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  91. 8 Guerilla Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

    These cost-effective marketing strategies can help take your business to the next level.
  92. Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    Follow this step-by-step guide to make your homeownership dreams a reality.
  93. Store Credit Cards: Do The Incentives Pay Off?

    Check out the pros and cons behind store credit cards; they might actually help you save money.
  94. Countries With The Highest Taxes

    If you thought your taxes as an American were high, think again. Here's a list of the top five countries with the highest tax revenues as a percentage of GDP.
  95. 6 Companies That Will Transform How You Shop

    The Internet has really changed the way we shop, and these unique sites are pushing this trend even further.
  96. Missing Out On Social Security

    We look at how a retiree's Social Security benefits are affected by the age at which they retire.
  97. Ivar Kreuger: Businessman Or Scam Artist?

    Match monopolist Ivar Kreuger started as a brilliant businessman, but his high-flying lifestyle led to some shady dealings.
  98. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  99. 9 Tips For Getting Free Publicity For Your Business

    Branding and publicity are extremely important for small businesses. We look at some helpful hints and tricks for entrepreneurs.
  100. Hot, High-Paying Career Sectors

    These jobs are in high-demand, fast-growing career sectors and offer impressive salaries.
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