Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  7. 8 Guerilla Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

    These cost-effective marketing strategies can help take your business to the next level.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. Missing Out On Social Security

    We look at how a retiree's Social Security benefits are affected by the age at which they retire.
  12. 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. ...
  13. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  14. The Cost Of Ignoring Termites

    Termites can cause serious damage and are a threat that should be insured against through regular maintenance and treatment. ...
  15. 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. ...
  16. Hot, High-Paying Career Sectors

    These jobs are in high-demand, fast-growing career sectors and offer impressive salaries.
  17. Teaching Your Partner About Household Finances

    This is just one more way to take care of one of the most important people in your life.
  18. 5 Steps To Forming A Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporation

    Before you tackle this challenge, know the challenges of forming and operating an official nonprofit organization.
  19. Does Life Insurance Make Sense When You Retire?

    Whether you need life insurance in your retirement depends on your existing insurance and your goals for passing on your ...
  20. How To Get The Best Return On Your Home Renos

    If you're trying to improve the value of your home, these home renovation projects are your best bets.
  21. Do You Still Need A Desktop Computer?

    Is there really a need for a desktop computer today when there are so many options for laptops and mobile devices?
  22. Accredited Financial Counselor: An Introduction

    This designation is highly relevant as it allows you to help the middle- and lower-income population in America.
  23. 5 Ways To Avoid Foreclosure

    If you go into default on your mortgage payments, don't worry, there are still ways to save your home.
  24. Historical Ideas To Create A Workable Budget

    How did past generations overcome economic turmoil and what lessons can we learn from them?
  25. Who Will Dominate The Electronic Textbook Market?

    A look at how the two giant book retailers compare on price, rental length and other features.
  26. Lesser Known Insurance Policies

    These are the niche premiums that can be bought if you believe that your needs are not being met.
  27. Which MBAs Offer A Good Return On Investment?

    There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a school for your MBA, not the least is when you will see a return ...
  28. The Nation's Mortgage Horror Stories

    A certain number of errors is understandable given the volume of foreclosures and repossessions handled by lenders, but many ...
  29. Budget Basics For College Students

    Responsibly managing limited funds in college can be the difference between having a fun and being cash-strapped.
  30. 8 Toughest Retirement Decisions

    Retirement planning today is much more complicated than in our parents' day.
  31. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  32. Unemployed? Stay Home And Do Some Financial Housecleaning

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  33. 6 Tricks To Make Coupons Work For You

    Use these strategies to counteract the stores' and manufacturers' coupon tactics and come out ahead.
  34. The Cheapest Ways To Get Your Currency Exchanged

    Travelers have a number of options when it comes to exchanging currency. Find out the cheapest way to exchange.
  35. Debt Settlement Arrangements And Your Credit Score

    The debt settlement process is not for everyone and can further damage your credit score. However, it can prevent the debt ...
  36. 4 Legal Documents You Should Have In The Wake Of September 11

    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is a vivid reminder of how important it is to have your financial affairs in order. ...
  37. The Impact Of 9/11 On Business

    The U.S. economy made great strides after September 11, but there are those that feel the current state of the economy is ...
  38. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  39. The 5 Worst Financial Moves You Can Make Right Now

    In these uncertain times, it's easy to make rash decisions in an effort to secure your finances, but these decisions can ...
  40. 4 Taxes That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

    Americans have always had to pay taxes - it's how the country keeps running - but the continual addition of 'new taxes' is ...
  41. The Biggest S&P Missteps

    The S&P is generally respected, but several missteps have damaged the company's reputation.
  42. Should You Insure Your Collectibles?

    Insuring your valuable collectibles is just as important as insuring the rest of your home's contents.
  43. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

    When organizing your affairs, you'll need to be aware of tax rates and other regulations.
  44. Budgeting For A Recession

    A recession can be tough on your finances, but by planning ahead you can increase your financial resiliency.
  45. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  46. 4 Rising Food Costs That Will Hurt Your Wallet

    You might not be able to do anything directly about rising grain prices but you can shop smarter.
  47. Why You Shouldn't Trust Ratings From Rating Agencies

    When the U.S. debt was downgraded, what does that really mean?
  48. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  49. Combating Retirement's Silent Killer: Inflation

    Inflation can devour a once secure nest egg. Learn how to protect yours.
  50. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  51. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    Don't let buying a home bust your budget. Make sure the house you choose is worth the price you pay.
  52. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  53. The Illusion Of Diversification: The Myth Of The 30 Stock Portfolio

    Find out what it takes to really diversify your portfolio.
  54. Bailing On Your Budget

    Being realistic and honest with yourself will help you determine if you should throw away your existing budget.
  55. 7 Ways To Save On Last-Minute Travel

    Whether for an emergency or just a cheaper vacation, these tips can save you a ton of cash for last-minute travel.
  56. 3 Groups of Companies that are almost a Monopoly

    A look at companies that have a monopolistic place in the marketplace, and whether or not it's a good idea to invest in them. ...
  57. The Next AAA Countries Headed For A Downgrade

    The next two years will continue to be volatile for many countries as they try to reign in their debt and avoid recession ...
  58. 5 Hidden Fees To Watch For On Vacation

    Fall may seem like the perfect time to take advantage of special travel deals, just be aware of extra charges like taxes ...
  59. How To Get A House For Free

    There is a legal way to get a house for free - if you're willing to spend the time and effort.
  60. And The King of R&D Spending Is

    When it comes to investing in other countries, knowing how much is being spent on research and development, and where it's ...
  61. Paying For College In An Economic Downturn

    There are many ways to fund a child's education including loans, scholarships, grants and protecting your investments.
  62. Weird Insurance Policies

    A lot of celebrities take out insurance on their assets.
  63. Taxes: Who Pays And How Much?

    When it comes to taxes, the debate is endless on who pays what, especially in Congress. With no new initiatives in sight, ...
  64. How To Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

    Enjoying the last weekend of summer doesn't have to cost you a fortune.
  65. 9 Businesses That Thrive In Recession

    Some companies improve their bottom line as many people make more conservative decisions with money during a recession.
  66. How To Reduce Auto Insurance Costs

    Owners can decrease their costs by following a few simple steps.
  67. 7 Tips to Avoid Online Scams and Swindles

    Online shopping is easy and convenient, and it can also be safe and secure if you know what to watch for.
  68. 4 Fatal Financial Fantasies

    These dreams are likely to burst - and may blow away your financial future in the process.
  69. How Companies Create A Brand

    We take a hands-on approach to creating a brand, and see what it can mean as an investor.
  70. 9 Student Costs Everyone Can Take Advantage Of

    Taking advantage of student-themed bargains when you're no longer a student isn't unethical, it just makes good sense when ...
  71. Don't Be A Victim Of These Investment Scams

    Some of the most sophisticated investors on Wall Street have been taken in and if it can happen to them, it could happen ...
  72. 8 High Paying Jobs That Require 2-Year Degrees

    If you don't want to spend a lot of time getting a degree, but still want a solid job, here are some alternatives.
  73. How To Build A Stockpile To Save Money

    No matter where you live, you can save money by stockpiling food and supplies.
  74. Top 5 Mistakes Job Hunters Make

    As competition for jobs increases, it's important that you avoid potential mistakes, beginning with the application process. ...
  75. Buying Foreclosures At A Bargain Price

    Learn how to buy a foreclosed home at a discount.
  76. 5 Alternatives To Expensive Textbooks

    Textbooks cost students a lot of money. Here are a few alternatives to these pricey purchases.
  77. 5 Signs Of A Credit Crisis

    These indicators can illuminate the depth and severity of problems in the credit markets.
  78. Profit From Market Misunderstandings

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.
  79. Free Credit Reports And Credit Scores That Aren't Free

    Before you order a credit report or credit score, find out what the catch is with these "free" services?
  80. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

    Life insurance policies can be simple or complex; make sure you know as much as you can before setting up yours.
  81. When You Shouldn't Get a Second Job

    Working a second job can bring in more money, but the costs of that second job need to be considered.
  82. Four Online Shopping Alternatives To Amazon

    There are several alternatives when it comes to online shopping. The more you know about the reputation of the vendor and ...
  83. 7 Popular Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

    This guide will help you get the word out about your small business.
  84. 3 Ways To Attract Job Opportunities

    Are you looking for a job or unhappy in your current job? Here are some surefire ways to increase your prospects.
  85. Winning Celebrities And The Companies They Endorse

    These top celebs have brought in a ton of money for popular companies through endorsement deals.
  86. Fall Home Renovation Projects

    Fall is an important transition season for home improvement projects. With the cold of winter coming, getting the house and ...
  87. A Wish List For The Best Budgeting App

    These five tools would make a perfect and complete budgeting app.
  88. 5 Alternatives To Summer Travel That End Up Costing You More

    Here are some instances where staycations or other options may end up costing you more. How can you avoid these money-blowing ...
  89. 4 Financial Liabilities Young Adults Should Avoid

    If you are starting out, and trying to save money, consider these liabilities that might hinder your saving and budgeting ...
  90. Famous White-Hat Hackers

    Think hacking is just for teenagers or malicious identity thieves? Think again. Here are some well-known hackers that use ...
  91. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  92. Can The U.S. Regain Its AAA Rating?

    We look at countries that have regained a AAA rating in the past, and whether the U.S. is on track to having its debt rating ...
  93. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  94. Vision Care Insurance: Will You See A Benefit?

    Find out everything there is to know about vision care insurance to see if it's the right choice for you.
  95. How To Attend A Wedding For Less

    How can you keep the costs of travel, fancy outfits and gifts under control when attending a wedding?
  96. Old Rockers Who Have Turned Into Top Business People

    From Gene Simmons of KISS to U2's Bono, these rockers know more than how to rock the stage.
  97. College Education Cliches: Fact Or Fiction?

    Here is a look at some common myths that might help you decide when and if you should continue your education.
  98. 6 Sneaky Ways Coupons Make You Spend More

    If you're hoping to save money by using coupons, watch out for sellers' strategies.
  99. The New Retirement Age

    Why are more and more people planning on working later into their golden years?
  100. Why S&P Downgraded The U.S. And Others Did Not

    We look at the U.S. debt and see whether the recent downgrade was justified.
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