Personal Finance Articles

  1. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  2. Are You Protected If Your Insurance Company Goes Belly-Up?

    Consumer protection against insurance company failures actually falls into the hands of state governments. How much protection ...
  3. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  4. Finance Tips For Single Women

    Don't bend to the old convention or be a statistic. Take control of your financial well-being today. It's not too late!
  5. How Renting Out Your Spare Room Can Backfire

    Renting out a portion of your home to help pay the mortgage sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't always work out the ...
  6. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  7. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  8. 4 Ways To Make Money During Retirement

    Tutoring and working as a handyman are just some of the ways retirees can apply their knowledge and skills to earn some extra ...
  9. Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  10. The Financial Benefits Of Being Retired

    Tax benefits, numerous discounts and free college classes are just a few of the many perks available to retirees.
  11. 6 Ways To Boost Your Human Capital

    Don't wait to increase your wealth. Start with these six tips today!
  12. Making Sure Your Jewelry Is Insured

    Homeowners insurance only covers so much - find out how to make sure your jewelry is covered for theft, loss and damage. ...
  13. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company. ...
  14. What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    Don't try to run from the tax man. Here are some tips that can help you out.
  15. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment. ...
  16. Top 5 Apps For Job Seekers

    E-recruitment is becoming increasingly popular; find out about five apps to streamline your application process.
  17. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  18. Should You Open A Joint Bank Account?

    Joint finances may not be romantic, but it's an issue that serious long-term couples will have to confront at some point. ...
  19. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they ...
  20. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed ...
  21. How Many Months Of Taxes Do You Need In An Escrow Account?

    Discvover how many months of taxes you need in an escrow account, and how you'll need to fund the account at closing.
  22. A Guide To Corporate Social Media

    Using social media can help get your company or product out there. Read on to learn about some helpful tips.
  23. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  24. Job Qualifications You Need In 2012

    The U.S. economy is recovering, so we discuss the merits of academic and non-academic education in 2012.
  25. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  26. Learn A Lot More About Your 401(k) Fees

    Beginning in April, all 401k fees being passed on to employees must be disclosed in an easy-to-read format.
  27. Newlyweds? Tips For Filing Your Tax Return

    For many couples, it pays to file for taxes together. But what are some of the obstacles you should watch out for?
  28. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  29. 20 Tax Changes You Need To Know About

    Don't miss out on the tax changes. Here's a list that you need to know about.
  30. When To Hire A Social Media Professional

    Freelancers and marketing agencies are just some of the resources companies are now using to develop their social media. ...
  31. Affordable Healthcare Act 101: What To Expect Now And Later

    Here are how things will change, and what will happen when everyone is required to have health insurance.
  32. When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    Learn how to know when you should pay off a debt or add to your savings.
  33. Why Digital Insurance Is Important

    Don't get caught losing the files on your computer. Here are some insurance policies to think about.
  34. 7 Outstanding Female Investors

    Here are seven women who outperform their male counterparts in the business world.
  35. Tax Breaks For Canadian Families

    Canadians have a lot of advantages when it comes to family tax perks.
  36. Why The Credit Score You Buy Differs From The Lender Score

    It takes many people by surprise when they purchase credit scores and find the lender's credit score disclosure does not ...
  37. Additional Streams Of Income For Seniors

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  38. The Tax Benefits Of Having A Spouse

    Check out the perks designed to promote and preserve your post-work savings - if you're married, that is.
  39. Why Athletes Go Broke

    We look at famous athletes that went bust, and see what we can learn from their mistakes.
  40. A 1099 Crash Course For 2012

    Learn about the new 1099 requirements and how these changes will affect your online transactions.
  41. When It's Right To Leave Your Job

    Whether it's not having enough opportunities or poor health, there are many reasons to leave a job.
  42. Estimated Taxes: Back To Basics

    Will you owe estimated taxes for the year? Here are some rules that apply and tips on avoiding any associated penalties. ...
  43. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  44. Why America's Taxes Are Too Low

    The solution to America's economic woes may not be in lowering taxes further, but may, in fact, lie in increasing them.
  45. Surprising Credit Card Benefits

    If you didn't read the fine print, you could be missing out on these free credit card benefits.
  46. Money Saving Tips For College Students

    Renting texbooks and getting a job are just two of the many ways you can start reducing your post-graduation debt.
  47. Top Female Executives And CEOs

    Even though women are still outnumbered in the business world, here are few that you should know about.
  48. The Facts About Rental Car Insurance

    Find out if the extra insurance is really worth it.
  49. Top-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Find out how much these part-time jobs pay and how easy they are to get.
  50. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation ...
  51. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  52. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  53. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  54. How To Detect And Avoid Work-From-Home Scams

    Working from home can be a dream or a nightmare. Read on to discover what to watch out for.
  55. 3 Ways Banks Are Getting Customers To Spend

    After failing to implement debit card fees, the major banks are increasing existing fees and finding craftier ways to increase ...
  56. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  57. 6 Reasons To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  58. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  59. 5 Tips To Cut Wedding Costs

    Here are some tips to help you plan your wedding for a reasonable price.
  60. 4 Basic Facts To Know About IRAs

    Money in an IRA can work harder for you. Here's what you need to know first.
  61. How Mystery Shoppers Save You Money

    Mystery shoppers visit various establishments. Discover how their efforts will save you money in the long run.
  62. A Close Look At Certified Senior Designations

    We examine the validity of senior financial designations and whether they are worth pursuing.
  63. How FICO Scores Are Calculated

    Lenders look at this to determine your credit risk. We explain what it is and how it's figured out.
  64. Overlooked Tax Deductions

    Here are four deductions that you might not know about. Read on to save a bit of money.
  65. How To Stage Your Home To Sell

    Cleaning and removing personal items are just some of the things you'll need to do when preparing to sell your home.
  66. Build Your Own Annuity

    Here are some tips on the different types of annuities to have in your portfolio.
  67. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  68. Insurance College Students May Need

    If you're heading to college or already there, get insured and set yourself up with the peace of mind that your finances ...
  69. Banks Will Be Under More Stress In 2012

    The FDIC has proposed new regulations for banks.
  70. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  71. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  72. How To Make Your Money Matter

    If you want your money to mean something, here are some noble ways to spend it.
  73. 3 Startups That Grew Into Huge Conglomerates

    Here's a brief history of three of the world's largest companies, and the people who started them.
  74. 3 Sustainable Federal Government Investments

    With the Obama Administration focusing on long term and sustainable investments, this article looks at 3 of the best in terms ...
  75. Top Skills You Need On Your Resume

    In this difficult job market, here is a list of essential qualities and skills you need to land a perfect job.
  76. The 4 Worst Ways To Borrow Money

    While there are less risky places from which to borrow, there are also predatory lenders who can make your financial situation ...
  77. Evaluating Bond Funds: Keeping It Simple

    Discover some of the key factors for determining a fund's risk-return profile.
  78. 5 Ways To Invest In Travel And Tourism

    Discover five areas of the travel and tourism market that could prove lucrative from an investing standpoint.
  79. Sudden Wealth Syndrome: The Great Destroyer of Prosperity

    Facebook will make numerous employees instant millionaires, so we take a look at sudden wealth syndrome in 2012.
  80. A Beginners' Guide To Managing Your Money

    Discover what you need to know before becoming your own money manager.
  81. How Wealthy Are The Presidential Candidates?

    Here's an overview of where their money comes from and who makes the most.
  82. Best Times Of The Year To Look For A Job

    Read this article! We give you some insight about the best times to send your resume off.
  83. 7 Tax Terms Explained

    As the tax season begins, there are certain words you need to know. Read on to see what they are.
  84. Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  85. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their ...
  86. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  87. Catching Comeback Stocks For Clients

    We'll give you the clues you need to assess which stocks can make a turnaround.
  88. 6 Things To Look For In Earnings Reports

    Learn how to consider all the known variables when assessing a company's health.
  89. Taxable Events You Didn't Know You Were Creating

    Understanding the implications of these events can help you plan your finances and, in some cases, save you from paying taxes ...
  90. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  91. Why Spring Break And Sports Cars Aren't Worth It

    Here's a list of reasons why you would be better off buckling down now rather than struggling later in life.
  92. Common Things That Improve And Lower Credit Scores

    Credit scores are used by lenders to estimate credit risk. Find out how you can better earn the trust of lenders and reap ...
  93. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  94. Countries With The Highest Healthcare Spending

    Spending big doesn't necessarily mean it's the best. We take a look at the big spenders in healthcare.
  95. How Insurance Companies Detect Insurance Scams

    Insurance companies have full fraud detection departments tasked with both preventing scams and recouping money paid out ...
  96. Highest-Paid CEOs

    John Hammergren of McKesson topped the list of the best-earning CEOs for 2011. Find out how much he made and who else was ...
  97. 5 Social Security Alternatives

    Social Security is predicted to run out in the next few decades. Read on to see how you can offset the shortfall.
  98. How To Save For A Wedding

    Most couples spend over $25,000 on a wedding. Here are some ideas for setting aside and saving money for the big day.
  99. Where America's Health Spending Goes

    You know you've wondered about it. So we give you a little peak into where the dollars go.
  100. Why You Should Buy Life Insurance

    If you haven't thought about life insurance or you're toying with the idea, we give you some reason why it might be wise ...
  101. 5 Ways To Start Saving Today

    If you have no idea how to start saving your money, we list a few easy ways to start today.
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