Personal Finance Articles

  1. Are Financial Advisors Losing Your Money?

    Studies have shown financial advisors may not be behaving ethically with your money. Here are some things you should watch ...
  2. Teaching Kids About Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is an important subject to teach kids. It is now being taught in some schools.
  3. Tips To Help You Avoid Being Audited

    Since 2009, the number of annual audits has increased by 12%. Find out how to decrease your chances of being audited.
  4. 11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home

    The cost of buying a home extends beyond the down payment, closing costs and your mortgage. Watch out for these costs.
  5. 6 Steps To Becoming A Real Estate Agent

    Take these steps seriously, and you'll have your first "sold" sign up with your savings account still intact.
  6. Franchises That Have Tweens To Thank For Financial Success

    With the tween market spending an estimated $43 billion per annum, we look at the global franchises which have taken advantage ...
  7. Alternatives To The Cold Call

    Want to build your business as a financial professional? We provide some choice advice.
  8. Should Your 401(k) Be In An Annuity?

    Housing your retirement plan inside a variable annuity contract offers some big advantages, but only if you are close to ...
  9. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  10. Financial Information Your Spouse Should Know

    Your family needs to be prepared if something happens to you, which is why sharing financial information is important.
  11. 5 Ways To Save On Parking

    Parking can be expensive, but options like carpools and economy lots can add up to big savings.
  12. Can Your Age Lower Your Credit Score?

    Here is a rundown of how age can relate to what your credit score is.
  13. How To Plan An Affordable Summer Wedding

    With summer just around the corner, we look at how couples looking to tie the knot can make significant savings during the ...
  14. Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

    Certain careers can be prestigious and lucrative, but there are always costs. Find out if they're worth it.
  15. 5 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agent In A Down Market

    Home sales continue to struggle. Now more than ever, you need a good agent to help you sell your home. Here's why.
  16. 3 Ways To Lower Gas Prices

    Gasoline is expensive. From increasing overall supply to lowering demand, there are a few ways gas prices could drop.
  17. How To Eat Healthy Food And Save Money

    With the organic food market continuing to thrive, we look at ways in which the modern consumer can cut his or her costs ...
  18. Last Will And Testament: Not Just For The Elderly

    It's never too early to plan your last will and testament. Find out what steps need to be taken.
  19. 4 Behaviors That Sabotage Your Investment Goals

    If you can't figure out why you're not achieving the returns you want, these behaviors might explain why.
  20. Save On College Budget Busters

    Post-secondary education is expensive, but these tips can help reduce your costs - and the amount of money you have to borrow. ...
  21. 7 Ways To Save Money In College

    Picking the right phone plan and using student discounts are just some of the ways to reduce mounting student debt.
  22. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  23. 4 Companies That Facebook Should Buy

    Facebook will start looking to acquire startups that can help in its ongoing expansion.
  24. Do The Rich Work Less As Taxes Rise?

    We look at how high taxes might provide incentive for people to work less.
  25. How To Get Frequent Flyer Rewards If You Don't Fly Often

    There are many ways to rack up frequent flyer miles even if you don't fly often. Here are some tips to do so.
  26. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  27. Financial Benefits Of Moving In Together

    Here is a list of financial positives you may see if you move in with your significant other.
  28. Bank Account Tips For Young People

    If you’re just getting started with managing your own bank account, these tips will show you how to do it right.
  29. An Introduction To Life Settlements

    A life settlement is the trading of a life insurance policy under specific circumstances. Learn what it's all about.
  30. Your Kid's College Loan: Who Should Foot The Bill?

    Discover the federal student loan options for both parents and students.
  31. 3 Top-Performing Nonprofits

    With the third sector set to evolve significantly in 2012, this article looks at the top-performing nonprofits and their ...
  32. When Selling Your Startup Makes Sense

    It's best to grow your startup into a mature company prior to selling it.
  33. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  34. Advance Your Career With A Finance Job Overseas

    Many finance jobs have moved overseas, creating exciting opportunities. Find out how to get in on the trend.
  35. New Construction's Hidden Costs Can Burn Buyers

    Before you buy that brand-new home, read this first. There are some things you should know about.
  36. The Best Time For Young People To Get A Credit Card

    When should you get your first credit card - in high school, college, after graduation or never?
  37. The Titanic Proves Its Worth

    In commemeration of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Premier Exhibitions will be auctioning off some artifacts ...
  38. 8 Careers That Pay Less Than You Think

    If you ever thought EMTs or reporters make a lot of money, you'd be wrong.
  39. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  40. Budgeting When You're Broke

    When you're short on cash, a strict budget is the best tool for finding financial stability.
  41. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  42. How To Shop At Wholesale Retailers

    Have a plan and think twice before you venture through the sliding glass doors.
  43. What Are Gift Taxes?

    If you're not sure what gift taxes are, read on and we'll explain.
  44. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  45. 4 Female Celebrities Who Excel In Business

    Not all celebrities are successful in their business ventures, but some have done very well.
  46. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  47. How To Pay Taxes If You're Overseas

    Here is a step by step guide to paying taxes if you are a U.S. citizen living overseas.
  48. Advisors: How To Help Young Clients Plan For The Future

    Making high-risk investments isn't always the best course. Learn what other factors advisors should consider.
  49. Student Loans Now Exceed $1 Trillion

    Certain life milestones are put on hold for graduates.
  50. How To Decide What Your Kids Deserve For Allowance

    When choosing your allowance method, here are some considerations to factor in.
  51. The Financial Considerations Of Building Vs. Buying

    Here's a rundown of how building your own home compares to buying one already built.
  52. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  53. What Is Servant Leadership?

    Robert Greenleaf developed the concept of servant leadership, and many believe it is the key to avoiding greed-based company ...
  54. 5 Biggest Celebrity Product Failures

    From the Kardashians to Hulk Hogan to Britney Spears and more, find out how these celebrities' businesses failed and why.
  55. Illegal Interview Questions To Watch Out For

    If you were ever asked any of these questions during an interview you shouldn't have been, because they are illegal.
  56. The Future Of Medicare: Why You Should Be Worried

    Younger generations might want to start preparing for retirement now. Some things may not last that much longer.
  57. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  58. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection. ...
  59. Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

    Find out which bonds you should be investing in and when you should be buying them.
  60. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  61. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

    The way a professional is compensated can affect quality of service. Learn more here.
  62. Investing In Property Out Of State

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country.
  63. A Double Undergrad Can Cost You Your MBA

    At college, many students prefer to do a double undergrad to broaden their education, but this can hinder you - financially ...
  64. 2 Important Lessons For Small Business Owners

    With small businesses key to economic growth in the U.S., this article addresses the core differences between profit and ...
  65. Rethinking Summer Vacation

    Summer vacation doesn't have to be expensive in order to be fun.
  66. Insurance Features That You Shouldn't Get

    Here's a rundown of what types of life insurance might be worthwhile for you, and which types aren't.
  67. 10 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card

    Charging purchases is not always a no-no. In fact, there are some very sound reasons for choosing this option.
  68. Top WNBA Salaries: How Do They Stack Up?

    NBA players get paid in the millions but WNBA players are making far less. Find out how much these top female athletes are ...
  69. How College Lifestyles Affect Financial Success

    Students who save money and pay their bills on time will develop financially protective habits for their post-college years.
  70. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  71. How To Prosper During Spring And Summer

    There are many ways to make money in the months ahead, thanks to an increase in both job opportunities and benefits for start-ups.
  72. Tax Benefits For Taking Care Of Adults

    Here are some tax benefits you can get if you are taking care of an adult.
  73. Getting The Most From Your Health Insurance Policy

    Don't get stuck with high out-of-pocket costs. Read on to see how you can save your money.
  74. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  75. The Gender Wage Gap

    Even though women's salaries are going up, there are a few places where that isn't the case.
  76. Mobile Apps That Help You Earn Money

    With the mobile app industry set to continue its growth, we address apps that deliver money-making opportunities to users.
  77. Dining Out With The Family On A Budget

    Skipping appetizers and looking for coupons can save money on your final bill at the restaurant.
  78. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  79. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  80. Filing Taxes As A Freelancer

    This is different than filing as a regular employee. Find out what you have to do and how much you have to pay.
  81. Building A More Realistic Household Budget

    Sticking to a budget is easy when you have one that's more realistic, and when you have the whole family as support.
  82. 5 Excuses Not To File Taxes That The IRS Won't Buy

    When it comes to avoiding taxes, just know that the IRS doesn't accept reasons like not being a U.S. citizen and having a ...
  83. Building A Professional Work Wardrobe On A Tight Budget

    Shopping at outlet stores and signing up for mailing lists are just some of the ways you can dress well for work on a budget.
  84. How Women Can Take Charge Of Their Retirement

    Ladies, you don't need a man to take care of your own retirement future. Read on to see how you can do it yourself. It's ...
  85. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  86. When Owning Your Home Doesn't Pay

    You may think it's better to own than rent, but there are many overlooked costs that could change your mind.
  87. Tax Software Comparison

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  88. Why Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

    Without the option to have a legally recognized marriage, gay and lesbian couples face higher taxes.
  89. Condo Complications: The Issues Behind Ownership

    Being a "condo person" is just one of the issues you'll have to examine when deciding if a condo is right for you.
  90. Is Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments A Good Idea?

    Do you think making two payments a month for your mortgage is a good idea? Think twice about that. We tell you why.
  91. Do Your Research Before Claiming These Deductions

    Be sure to read the fine print about any deduction or credit that you’re planning to claim.
  92. An Introduction To Fiduciary Advisors

    Offering personalized solutions in a world of cookie-cutter advice may be your ticket to career perfection.
  93. In Praise Of Lotteries

    Lotteries are horrible investment alternatives, but they ought to be better respected as entertainment options.
  94. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  95. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  96. Get The Best Prices On Clothes

    There's no reason to pay full price for your wardrobe. Here are some tips for getting great deals when clothes shopping.
  97. How To Keep Your Debit Card Transactions Safe

    Debit card use has become more popular than ever, but not every consumer knows what they need to do to make sure they keep ...
  98. The Disposable Society: An Expensive Place To Live

    Resisting the trend toward consumption will boost your bottom line and bolster the environment.
  99. How To Handle Awkward Money Situations

    Money conversations with friends or family are always awkward and it's difficult to know what to do in these situations.
  100. 5 Steps To Embracing A Working Retirement

    If you're thinking about generating a bit of pocket money during your retirement, here are a few tips.
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