Personal Finance Articles

  1. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  2. 4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security

    Worried about Social Security dwindling? We discuss four ways it’s already happening.
  3. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  4. Maximize Your Rewards With A Few Credit Cards

    You don't have to carry a million credit cards to get the best cash back rewards. Here are some tips to get rewards with ...
  5. How To Be An Entrepreneur In The Modern World

    Here are some online resources entrepreneurs can use to get the most success out of their businesses.
  6. 4 Other Wall Street Protests You've Never Heard Of

    We look at some past Wall Street protests and explain why Occupy Wall Street is quite different.
  7. The Benefits Of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  8. 5 Alternatives To Selling Your Home

    If your home won't sell, you have other options. We tell you about five of them.
  9. The Huge Benefits Of High School Economics

    Teaching economics in high school as a core subject would benefit students, and help ease the cycles of boom and bust for ...
  10. Jobs With Great Pay, But Huge Stress

    You may want these jobs for the pay and the benefits, but the work can be a killer.
  11. The Scary Truth About Downgrades

    The recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating seems ominous. Find out if you should be concerned.
  12. Consumer Debt: Knowing Your Legal Rights

    As a consumer, knowing your rights and duties is key to getting rid of debt. We show you how to achieve this.
  13. Beginner's Guide To Auto Insurance

    Find the perfect policy that suits both your coverage and budgetary needs.
  14. Why Bad Bonds Get Good Ratings

    Credit ratings are not the only tool to rely on when assessing bonds. Find out why they sometimes fall short.
  15. 10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find out everything you need to know about this program.
  16. How Grocery Price Matching Can Save You Money

    Don't waste your time and gas money traveling from store to store. Instead, use price matching to get every store's lowest ...
  17. 5 Cheap Design Touches That Increase Your Home's Value

    Want to add value to your home or make it appealing to prospective buyers? We’ve got five easy solutions.
  18. 10 Realistic Ways To Manage Your Student Debt Load

    Student debt can be very difficult to pay off. Here are useful and manageable ways for young people to pay off student loans. ...
  19. How To Winterize And Heat Your Home For Less

    Here are three environmentally-friendly tips on how to save money on your heating costs this winter.
  20. 4 Ways To Deal With New Debit Card Fees

    There's a new debit card fee on the horizon. Find out the four different ways you can choose to deal with it.
  21. 10 Countries With The Cheapest Gas At The Pump

    Does your wallet whimper when you stop to put gas in your car? It turns out that your pain is not felt everywhere.
  22. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  23. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  24. Top 10 Highest Paid Government Leaders

    When you compare the world leaders bringing home the most bacon, you'd be surprised to learn that there's more to salary ...
  25. What's Your Employee Value?

    Have you ever wondered how much you're worth to your boss? Here's a method for calculating that value.
  26. 6 Ways To Make Money With Your Blog

    A blog is not only a way to voice your opinions, it's also a great way to make a little extra money.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

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

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  31. 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."
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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, ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. The "True" Cost Of Stock Options

    Perhaps the real cost of employee stock options is already accounted for in the expense of buyback programs.
  36. Most Expensive Halloween Costumes

    Though expensive, these costumes may be worth your money if you're a fan and willing to make an investment.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. How To Avoid Halloween Legal Issues

    Halloween can actually be a very dangerous holiday; learn about the pitfalls and legal liabilities.
  43. 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. ...
  44. 6 Blogs That Help You Budget Better

    These websites are filled with excellent tips for people looking for help with budgeting.
  45. 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.
  46. Retirement Planning For Those Who Live Past 100

    Can your nest egg survive several decades of retirement?
  47. Top 6 High-Paying Environmental Jobs

    Working to save the earth doesn't have to mean being broke.
  48. Top 4 Affordable Halloween Decor Ideas

    These tips will help turn your home spooky this Halloween without breaking the bank.
  49. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  50. 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. ...
  51. 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. ...
  52. Top 3 Budgeting Tips For Lazy People

    Automate your budgeting with these simple technologies.
  53. 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 ...
  54. How To Escape Halloween Budget Killers

    Here are some handy tips to help you make the most out of Halloween without going over budget.
  55. 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, ...
  56. How To Run A Home Office On A Budget

    Keep the costs low and your business running with these simple tips.
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. Tips For Handling Sudden Wealth

    With sudden wealth comes increased responsibility. Read this advice so you don't become a riches-to-rags story.
  62. How Technology Can Save You Money

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

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

    Great, simple ways to save money around your home.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. Top 6 Fellowship Programs That Pay Off

    These programs pay off in terms of salaries, classes and networking opportunities.
  71. 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.
  72. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  73. 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.
  74. Top 12 Personal Finance Websites

    These are personal financial websites that offer the users value. It could help you find the information you need.
  75. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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.
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  82. 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.
  83. How To Form A Homeowners' Association

    Forming and managing a homeowners association is a huge task with significant responsibilities and major implications.
  84. 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.
  85. Why Do Companies Print Coupons?

    Coupons save customers money, but there's also a lot in it for the company.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. Top 5 Underestimated Retirement Expenses

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

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

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  91. 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.
  92. 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 ...
  93. Should You Cash Out When You Refinance?

    If you want to cash out, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
  94. 5 Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    If you are looking for a house, these tough markets might provide good prices and flexible sellers.
  95. 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.
  96. Top Tips For Exchanging Money

    Take these tips to heart to avoid wasting money when you exchange currencies.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. The Market And Presidential Promises

    How can the presidential election affect your portfolio? Find out here.
  100. Top 5 Things Men Spend Money On

    How do men spend their disposable income and why do they buy the things they buy?
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