Personal Finance Articles

  1. Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?

    Fortunately, high gas prices are not inevitable. Here are some events that would help reduce the cost of oil.
  2. 8 Fees You Should Never Pay

    Some fees and taxes are inevitable, while others can be avoided entirely.
  3. 6 Ways Social Media Helps Home-Based Businesses

    The opportunities given to home-based businesses by the easy accessibility of social media are almost limitless.
  4. Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    A home warranty may sound like a great form of protection against expensive, unforeseen home repairs. But is it worth it?
  5. 5 Ways To Combat Rising College Costs

    The price for higher education is increasing every year. Here's what you can do to help keep your costs low.
  6. 7 Bad Excuses For Not Saving For Retirement

    Unfortunately, these reasons don't hold up when it comes to putting off retirement savings.
  7. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  8. 5 Tips For Getting The Right Contents Insurance

    There are many options when it comes to insuring the contents of your home.
  9. 6 Expenses You'll Never Miss

    Cutting these costs from your budget won't hurt a bit.
  10. 5 Reasons To Trade Bonds

    Investors can find great financial opportunities in the bonds markets.
  11. SIMPLE IRA Vs SIMPLE 401(k) Plans

    See the differences that may cause an employer to choose one plan over the other.
  12. Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

    Some members of Congress say the debt ceiling must be raised while others insist it's time Uncle Sam learned how to get by without any more borrowing. We'll look at the issues at stake.
  13. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  14. 6 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Car Loan

    It's not cheap to own a car these days, especially if you have to borrow to make it happen. These tips will make sure you get the loan that's right for you.
  15. Millionaire Credit Cards: What's In Their Wallets?

    Elite level credit cards come with their own perks - and costs.
  16. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  17. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  18. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  19. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  20. The Numbers Behind Shaquille O'Neal

    A look at the money NBA's Big Man brings in.
  21. 6 Jobs You Can't Get Without A PhD

    There are many types of PhDs available, but only a handful of careers actually require this prestigious degree.
  22. 6 Business Lessons You Can Learn From Oprah

    Check out the strategies and beliefs that have allowed Oprah to become wildly successful against all odds.
  23. The Best And Worst Ways To Raise Cash Quickly

    When the need for emergency cash arises, it is crucial to watch costs carefully.
  24. How Rising Gas Prices Affect Consumer Decisions

    Find out the major ways consumers have adjusted their spending to compensate for the ever-increasing costs of fuel.
  25. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  26. Do You Need A Debt Ceiling?

    Debt ceilings may not be right for everyone, but they can be a useful tool.
  27. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    From carrying costs to investment risk, there's a lot to consider before you invest in real estate.
  28. 5 People Who Turned Career Disaster Into Success

    These successful individuals weren't handed anything. They worked hard for it!
  29. The Rapture Retirement Plan

    The May 21 "Rapture" has come and gone, but many people still live their financial lives like they expect the world to end.
  30. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Learn why paying down your debts may not always be the fast-track to improving your credit score.
  31. What Kids Should Know About Money

    It's never too early for children to understand finances, even on the most basic level.
  32. 7 Tips For Getting The Salary You Deserve

    We teach you how to figure out the salary you should be making, and then how to get it.
  33. Understanding Real Estate Commissions: Who Pays?

    When you set out to buy or sell a house, one factor worth considering is the real estate agent's fees.
  34. Home Improvements That Boost Resale Value

    Choose substance over style when making home improvements in a down market.
  35. 7 High-Paying Medical Careers You Can Do With A Bachelor's Degree

    Find out how your bachelor's degree can land you a high-salary career in the medical field.
  36. Well-Established Brands Worth Billions

    We look at the most valuable brands in the world, and explain what makes them successful.
  37. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  38. 9 Cars That Can Rebuild The American Auto Industry

    These top offerings are helping to rejuvenate Detroit's lagging auto sales, and the overall economy.
  39. 6 Estate Planning Must-Haves

    You need an estate plan even if you don't have significant assets. Learn what you need to include in yours.
  40. Products You Should Only Buy Once

    Though we all want the best price on an item, sometimes it's worth paying for quality.
  41. A Look At Single-Use Credit Cards

    Single-use credit cards are a safer way to shop online, but they are not without their downsides.
  42. 5 Economic Reports That Affect The Euro

    There are hundreds of reports affecting the FX market. Find out which ones are the most relevant for traders.
  43. 5 Ways To Generate Income During Retirement

    Find out how to add supplementary income to your retirement savings and live comfortably in your golden years.
  44. How To Assess A Group Health Insurance Plan

    Not all group healthcare plans will match up with your needs. Comparing coverage and costs will help you determine what you need and how much it should cost you.
  45. President Obama's Financial Portfolio

    On May 19, the White House released the 2010 disclosure reports for Barack Obama's financials.
  46. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    These common mistakes occur when you allow your emotions to take over.
  47. The Myth Of Profit/Loss Ratios

    Determine whether your trading approach is only profitable on paper.
  48. Why Can't Economists Agree?

    There are many reasons why economists can be given the same data and come up with entirely different conclusions.
  49. Billionaire Showdown: Donald Trump Vs. Warren Buffett

    Find out how Buffett and Trump measure up to each other in terms of wealth, power and popularity.
  50. Top Tips For Cutting Pet Care Costs

    Find out how to ensure that the adorable addition to your family is also affordable.
  51. 6 Easy Ways To Save At Restaurants

    Eating out can be hard on your budget. Find out how to trim you spending without staying in.
  52. 4 Reasons To Increase Your Credit Card Limit

    It seems contrary to smart financial planning, but increasing your credit limit can actually be a smart move.
  53. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  54. 4 Businesses Making Money Off The Apocalypse

    We may have bypassed last weekend's rapture, but have no fear - these products will help you prepare for the next one.
  55. 5 Tips For Finding A Good Landlord

    A bad landlord can ruin the best rental property. Find out how to find an honest landlord that you can rely on.
  56. The End Of An Oprah

    Oprah Winfrey's influence reaches beyond that of a regular TV celebrity, and affects many facets of pop culture.
  57. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  58. 7 Financial Advisor Red Flags

    Not all financial advisors are equally competent. When in doubt, watch out for these warning signs.
  59. 5 Disastrous Financial Moves We Can't Seem To Avoid

    These money errors are all too common. Make sure you know how to avoid them.
  60. 5 Retirement Planning Mistakes You Might Already Be Making

    If you're making any of these mistakes you might be delaying your golden years.
  61. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  62. 9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

    Keep an eye on these encouraging real estate trends if you plan to buy a home in the coming months.
  63. 7 Companies Affected By Rising Gas Prices

    Higher gas prices don't just hit us at the pumps - these industries also feel the ripples.
  64. 5 Tips For Saving Money On Wedding Gifts

    Check out these practical and thrifty ways to celebrate a wedding without wringing out your wallet.
  65. 6 Father's Day Gifts With Great ROI

    Dad deserves a great gift - whether he realizes it or not.
  66. Couponing 101: Dos and Don'ts

    Coupon clipping isn't new, but it has gone digital. Find out how to use coupons to your advantage today.
  67. 5 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Financial Life

    Avoid these financial mistakes at all costs.
  68. How Gas Prices Affect The Economy

    Although economists may argue about whether gas prices have an effect on the economy, there is a connection between consumer confidence, spending habits and gas prices.
  69. Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget

    These cheap and simple changes will make your bathroom look like a million bucks.
  70. 7 Cheap Purchases That Will Make You Pay

    Getting a deal is great, but sometimes the best bargain is found in the priciest items.
  71. 6 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

    Refinancing your mortgage can be a quick way to save on payments, but it's not for everyone.
  72. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  73. Run Your Budget Like A Business

    Here are a few business tricks that you can apply to your own budget, and start saving.
  74. The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.
  75. The Evolution Of Credit Card Security

    With the increase in credit and debit card fraud, these measures have been taken to ensure your financial security.
  76. 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip A Home Inspection

    Even if you're buying a new home, there are many ways that a home inspection can pay for itself.
  77. How To Buy A House In Another City

    Finding an agent, doing your research, feeling out neighborhoods etc.
  78. 4 Tips For Using Credit Cards Overseas

    Overseas travel can be both confusing and expensive, so here are some ways to minimize the cost of spending abroad.
  79. America's Biggest Gas Guzzlers

    Check out the six biggest gas gluttons on America's roads.
  80. 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go To Grad School

    For some newly graduated students, entering the workforce directly after graduation is the best option.
  81. 5 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Grow Your Small Business

    Growth can mean delegating work, taking on more stress and more risk.
  82. Spring Cleaning For Your Credit Score

    Even if you're not applying for new credit, cleaning up your credit score will help you clean up your finances.
  83. 4 Ways Rising Fuel Costs Influence The Auto Industry

    Though fuel efficient cars may cost more up front, they are expected to significantly reduce the amount of money spent on gas.
  84. Transform Your Gadgets Into Gas-Saving Tools

    Find out how to use your favorite toys to cut costs at the pump.
  85. Top 5 Homebuying Tips For 2011

    A lot has changed in 2011, and this is what you need to know if you're buying a house this year.
  86. 2011 Outlook For Small Businesses

    Easier access to credit and some upcoming tax breaks included in the Affordable Care Act should help small businesses add some fuel to the economic recovery.
  87. The 401(k) Investor: A Retirement Plan That Works

    "Save as much as I can" isn't going to cut it. You need an effective approach to make sure your retirement nest egg doesn't fall short.
  88. Work Experience Vs. Education: Which Lands You The Best Job?

    It's a long running argument, and we look at all the angles to help you determine what's right for you.
  89. 6 Ways Big Business Helps Out Small Business

    Smaller business can learn a lot by following the examples set by their larger counterparts.
  90. 5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    You may be anxious to buy a home, but taking time to save a large down payment has numerous advantages.
  91. Forex Careers: 5 Professional Designations

    There are no strictly forex programs, but there are still some advanced education alternatives for forex traders.
  92. Have A Charming (And Cheap) Wedding

    Learn how to have the wedding you've always wanted ... without going broke.
  93. Does A Second Family Income Make Financial Sense?

    Find out if the benefits of an extra income can outweigh the costs and inconvenience of having both partners away from home.
  94. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks.
  95. 6 Benefits Of Retiring Later

    Early retirement is a pipe dream for most Americans. But the reality is, there are some perks to stretching out the lifespan of your career.
  96. The Downside Of Cheap Vacation Properties

    Find out about the adverse trade-offs that come with getting a bargain on a vacation home.
  97. 8 Factors That Devalue A Good Home

    Whether you're listing your house or looking to buy, these factors should play a big part in valuing a property.
  98. 5 Crazy Corporate Valuations That Proved Too Low

    These companies once considered selling out at much lower valuation than the billions they're now worth.
  99. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  100. What The New Mortgage Lending Rules Really Mean

    Every mortgage rule change has consequences for borrowers, lenders, the housing market and the broader economy.
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