Personal Finance Articles

  1. Financial Designations That Lead To The Highest-Paying Jobs

    Not only do these finance careers pay high salaries, they're also in high demand.
  2. 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.
  3. Why Europe Has The Cheapest Airfare

    Airline deregulation, more airport choices and number of flights all affect how much flights cost.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  6. 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.
  7. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

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

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  9. The Increasing Costs Of College

    College tuition is getting more expensive, textbooks are increasing in price and for-profit schools are popping up.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Inspiration: Young Companies By Young Founders

    These five young entrepreneurs have seen success in a variety of different fields. Find out how they did it.
  13. 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 ...
  14. Financial Implications Of College Football Playoffs

    The college football playoff season differs from other football playoff systems because of revenue-gererating practices. ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Celebrities You Can Bank On

    We look at celebrity endorsements and the financial impact they have on the companies they represent.
  18. Additional Healthcare Coverage Needs For An Aging Population

    As our population ages and healthcare costs increase, retirees need to ensure that their medical coverage is complete.
  19. 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. ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. Tablets To 1040s: How Taxes Began

    Ever dream of a world without tax? It existed - 3,000 years ago.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 4 Careers That Are Easy To Get Into

    Looking for a job? These four industries are in high demand.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 2011: The Year Of Fees

    The recession didn't stop major banks and airlines from trying to impose extra fees on Americans.
  28. Most Anticipated Tech Products Of 2012

    Ultrabooks, Mac products, the Wii U and more are all tech products to look out for in the coming year.
  29. 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.
  30. 6 High-Value Skills That Will Supplement Your Career

    Consider learning these six skills to increase your employability.
  31. 5 Unusual Sales Taxes You Need To Avoid

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

    Are you traveling soon? Here are some tips you need to know about before leaving.
  33. 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.
  34. The Economics Of Discount Airlines

    Ever wonder what the fees are behind airfare prices? It's more complex than you think.
  35. A History Of Wall Street Profitability

    Learn about the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages (DJIA) through the decades.
  36. What The 2011 Holiday Season Meant For Retailers

    The 2011 holiday season saw an increase in spending and more people paying with credit cards, but will this lead to a drop ...
  37. Encumbrances And Nonpossessory Interests In Real Property

    Learn about nonpossessory interests and the various forms of encumbrances.
  38. 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 ...
  39. Mobile Payments Could Replace Cash By 2016

    Could paper money be replaced by mobile payments in the near future?
  40. How To Deduct Property Taxes

    Find out how you can deduct property taxes.
  41. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  42. How To Avoid Scams

    Anyone can be a victim of a scam. Find out how you can avoid them.
  43. 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?
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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. ...
  47. 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? ...
  48. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Discover the lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs, with a brief history of Apple.
  49. Avoid Tricky Tax Issues On Municipal Bonds

    Learn the rules every investor should know before buying into this "tax-free" investment.
  50. How To Get A Credit Card Despite Bad Credit

    Prepaid credit cards and secured credit cards are both excellent options for getting a credit card despite having a poor ...
  51. Bursting Boomers' Inheritance Dreams

    Waiting for a big payload from an aging relative? The chance of cashing in is lower than you think.
  52. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  53. 3 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Finding Work In 2012

    Here are three skills that will put the U.S. job seeker in good shape as we enter 2012.
  54. 5 Ways To Avoid The Middle Seat On The Airplane

    You can purchase tickets on the same airline to get a higher status, use the internet or take advantage of business class ...
  55. Congress Ready To Act On Online Sales Tax

    Congress is set to pass a bill that will give states the power to tax online sellers. But will it benefit Americans or just ...
  56. Pros And Cons Of Purchasing A Vacation Home

    Many homeowners and investors dream of owning vacation property. Here are some tips to make it happen.
  57. 5 Triple-Threat Performers

    We tell you about five celebrities that are a threat on three fronts, and how this affects their income and the profitability ...
  58. Remember Your 3 Important Credit Scores? Now It's 4

    CoreLogic is the newest credit reporting agency. Its reports will include activity that the big three agencies don't track, ...
  59. Android Vs. iPhone: The Economics Of Apps

    Android outsold Apple in smartphones this quarter, but Apple still leads in total revenue.
  60. 3 Of History's Costliest Hairdos

    A look at three costly hairdos and the impact that they had, both financially and socially.
  61. 10 New Year’s Resolutions To Cut Costs In Your Home

    With 2012 now upon us, use these tips to bring down the everyday cost of home ownership.
  62. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  63. Are You Really Getting A Great Deal On Flash Sale Sites?

    The deals aren't as good as you think, and the fast-paced business models often make you pay more. Here's how to not fall ...
  64. Financial Implications Of Retiring Abroad

    Retiring abroad sounds like a dream come true. We tell you what you need to know before that happens.
  65. The Top 4 Richest Pets

    A cat received $13 million dollars when her owner died, but she isn't the richest pet in the world.
  66. Innovative Ways To Get Your Finances In Order In 2012

    Here are five smart ways that you can clean up your finances in 2012.
  67. Tips For Finding The Right IRA

    There are many IRA options available that vary depending on what you want to do with your retirement savings.
  68. Customers And Business Owners Turning To HSAs

    We tell you why more and more businesses are getting rid of PPOs in favor of HSAs.
  69. 5 Money-Saving Ways To Lose Weight In 2012

    Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight? We list some tips on how to do it on a budget.
  70. Why You Should Care About An Internet Sales Tax

    Many retail industry observers expect an online state tax bill to pass in 2012; if it does, how could it affect you?
  71. 3 Ways To Value Real Estate Investments

    Investing in income-generating real estate involves market data and a degree of subjectivity.
  72. 5 Colleges That Are Slashing Tuition Costs

    Schools are cutting tuition fees because of the economic times. We tell you which ones are cutting prices.
  73. Worst IRA Mistakes You Can Make

    Here are some costly mistakes that you should avoid with your individual retirement account.
  74. Avoid The Generation Debt Trap

    There is a worldwide generation of young, educated individuals mired in unmanageable debt. Find out why.
  75. Personal Finance Resolutions You Need

    Follow these useful tips to improve your financial health in the New Year.
  76. How To Transfer Your Homeowners Policy To Your New Home

    Home insurance policies need to be rewritten when you move. Here are the steps you need to follow to do so.
  77. Reasons To Boost Your 401(k) Contributions

    We look at tax rates, market factors, Social Security and more to see why you should be adding extra to your 401(k).
  78. How To Claim A Dependent On Your Tax Return

    If you are a caregiver, get to know the rules for claiming a dependent before filing your taxes.
  79. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  80. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Dollar With What's In The Fridge

    Groceries can be very expensive. Here are some easy and helpful ways to reduce spending in this area.
  81. End Of The Year 401(k) Options

    Now is the perfect time to evaluate your 401(k) plan and see if there are any adjustments that could be made.
  82. What New Tax And Regulatory Changes May Mean For You

    There has been a lot of debate over new tax legislation this year. How will Americans be affected by any changes?
  83. The Downsides Of Debit Cards

    The convenience of debit cards makes them a popular method of payment, but here are some downsides to consider.
  84. Form 9465: Don't Pay Your Back Taxes Without It

    This form can lighten your tax load if you owe Uncle Sam.
  85. 5 Ways To Cut Your New Year's Eve Party Alcohol Costs

    It's about time to ring in the new year. Here are some great tips to help you cut booze costs on New Year's Eve.
  86. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  87. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
  88. How Living Abroad Can Increase Your Insurance Premiums

    When you live outside the U.S for an extended period of time, your auto insurance resets. We look at how you can work around ...
  89. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  90. 7 Last-Minute Ways To Spend Your FSA Dollars

    Your time is just about out for spending your FSA dollars. Here are some last-minute ways to do so.
  91. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  92. 401(k) Planning: How Much Should You Be Saving?

    We look at how much you should contribute to your 401(k) and when. And also, how much you should have in your account during ...
  93. Choosing A Financial Advisor: Suitability Vs. Fiduciary Standards

    Discover the differences between the Suitability and Fiduciary Standards when hiring a financial advisor.
  94. 5 Groups That Deserve Coal In Their Stockings

    After the bad behavior they've displayed this year, these groups are lucky to get anything for Christmas.
  95. Top 5 Patent Holders

    These patent-holders may not be household names, but some of them have 10-times more patents than Thomas Edison.
  96. The 3 Best Countries For Children And Parents

    These countries top the list when it comes to education, childcare, healthcare and child development.
  97. How Does Bankruptcy Affect Your IRA?

    Since 2005, money in your IRA can be protected if you are forced to file for bankruptcy.
  98. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  99. How To Invest In Sports Teams And Groups

    Lots of people dream about sports ownership. Here are some ways you can literally get into the game.
  100. Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas

    Giving a donation in someone's name as a Christmas gift is a great way to make a difference.
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