Personal Finance Articles

  1. ETFs For Your 401(k)?

    Investor ownership of ETFs has grown a lot over the last decade. Discover how they can fit into your retirement plan.
  2. The Gasoline Business Is All About Location

    Gasoline prices can vary tremendously based on where you are in the world. Here are some of the reasons why it varies so ...
  3. Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Find out how becoming a corporation can protect and further your finances.
  4. Avoid The Monthly Payment Trap

    Low monthly payments are easy on the wallet. However, interest and other fees lurk just below the surface.
  5. How To Find The Perfect Apartment

    Here are some useful tips to help you find an apartment that's affordable and livable.
  6. What The New Gift Tax Rules Will Mean

    The lifetime maximum for gift taxes is $5.12 million. However, it could drop to $1 million. Here's what that will mean.
  7. The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Joint Tenancy

    This arrangement allows beneficiaries to access your account without having to go to court.
  8. 3 Inexpensive Healthcare Options For Young People

    From health co-ops to private plans, here's a rundown of some of the best healthcare options for young adults just out of ...
  9. Hybrids: Financial Friends Or Foes?

    Forget the planet for a minute - what really matters is whether these vehicles fit your budget.
  10. 4 Reasons Natural Gas Is So Cheap

    An unseasonably warm winter wasn't the only reason why prices were cheap.
  11. How To Balance Retirement Savings With Your Child's Tuition Costs

    Here's how you can juggle saving for your child's college education and your retirement.
  12. How The Ex-Patriot Act May Affect You

    This new legislation targets high-net-worth U.S. citizens who want to renounce their citizenship to avoid paying certain ...
  13. Employer Responsibility For Pension Plans

    Here is a look at the role employers play in 401(k) plans.
  14. Pros And Cons Of Volunteering In Your Career Field

    Here are some positives and negatives of volunteering in the same area you work in.
  15. Why Innovation Is Crucial To Success In Business

    Brands must show courage and a willingness to make mistakes through the creative process in order to adapt with the times.
  16. 7 Ways To Save Money By Spending More

    Here are some ways spending a little more money now can result in savings in the long run.
  17. Understanding Your Mortgage

    We walk through the steps needed to secure the best loan to finance the purchase of your home.
  18. 4 Massive Frauds You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Here are four historically significant, obscure, large-scale frauds from the previous two centuries.
  19. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  20. 4 Examples Of Misleading Health Ads

    Here are some of the most famous instances of false advertising in the health and fitness industry.
  21. Times When Outsourcing Is A Good Fit For Your Company

    More and more companies are choosing to outsource. Here's a look at the costs and when it may be appropriate.
  22. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  23. Ways To Be Frugal In Your 20s

    If you are a recent college grad or still in school, here are some fun and innovative ways to save money.
  24. 6 Ways To Save On Lawn Care

    The costs of having a pristine lawn can add up quickly. Here are some tips to help you save your money.
  25. People Who Benefit The Most From Volunteering

    From parents to students to retirees, volunteering can be of great benefit to a lot of people. Here are people who volunteering ...
  26. The Best Ways To Volunteer

    The most beneficial type of volunteer activity depends on your goals for volunteering.
  27. Student Loan Rates To Double

    As of July 1st, be prepared for student loans rates to go up.
  28. How To Stay On Track With Your Budget

    Sticking to a budget and making savings is the only way to put yourself on a firm financial footing.
  29. How To Reduce Your Landscaping Costs

    Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home.
  30. Keeping Clients Through Good And Bad Times

    If you work in the financial industry, the secret to keeping clients happy is to be consistent.
  31. Healthcare Needs Of Retired Couples

    Here's a rundown of the expected costs to pay for healthcare for senior citizens once they reach retirement.
  32. Clearing Up Misconceptions About The New 401(k) Laws

    The new 401(k) laws require more disclosure, but that won't fully protect participants from losing money in fees.
  33. 10 Of The Most Costly Computer Viruses Of All Time

    Here's a look at some of the costliest computer viruses of all time and the damage that was caused.
  34. Reasons To Steer Clear Of Rewards Cards

    The thought of earning rewards from purchases may seem like a good idea, but there are some things that should be considered ...
  35. How To Market Yourself

    Find out why most current advertising methods are a waste of money and why online word-of-mouth is the future of marketing.
  36. Budgeting Tips For Different Income Brackets

    While each individual's financial goals and needs are unique, there are some common pieces of advice that apply to each segment ...
  37. 5 Products That Aren't Getting Cheaper, But Should Be

    Most products drop in price over time. That's not the case with these products.
  38. Determining Your Value In Your Career

    Here's a rundown of how to evaluate the skills and assets you bring to your job.
  39. 6 Women Who Turned Failing Companies Into Successes

    We list a few notable women who turned around companies that were suffering.
  40. Why Bad Credit Is Bad For Financial Careers

    In order to obtain and maintain a career in the financial industry, it is also important to have a clean credit report.
  41. Ethical Issues For Financial Advisors

    Learn what to do when that devil on your shoulder begins to whisper.
  42. Time Management Tips For Financial Professionals

    Learn about common time wasters and discover time-management tips that will get more work done in less time.
  43. Do You Belong In Retail?

    Making a career in retail is one of the most challenging tasks in the investment industry. Find out if it's for you.
  44. How To Save Money At The Grocery Store

    With a little practice, you can save money at the grocery store like a pro.
  45. 10 Things Your Family Can Do This Summer For Under $100

    Here are some activities you can do with your family to kick-start summer.
  46. 5 Items That You Shouldn't Buy Cheap Alternatives Of

    You should avoid cheaper alternatives of computers, appliances, linens, infant car seats and mattresses.
  47. Ways The Internet Has Destroyed Your Finances

    Shopping online is fast and easy, but dangerous at the same time.
  48. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  49. The Biggest Selling Names In Children's Fiction

    Here's a breakdown of some of the most successful children's authors and the financial success they have found.
  50. 5 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    We list some simple says of reducing your CO2 emission.
  51. 7 Products That Are Getting Cheaper

    While many necessities are becoming more expensive, items such as smartphones and clothing are seeing prices drop.
  52. Renouncing Your Citizenship: Madness Or Sanity?

    Here's a breakdown of when it might be a good idea to give up your citizenship.
  53. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  54. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  55. Retirement Planning Tips For Women

    Here's how women can manage saving for retirement.
  56. The Biggest Bribe Cases In Business History

    These cases represent some of the largest bribe accusations and fines in U.S. business history.
  57. Wild Incentives For Opening A Bank Account

    Banks will do anything to get customers to open accounts - here are some of the strangest.
  58. Avoiding A Big Tax Bill On Real Estate Gains

    Installment sales allow sellers to defer taxes on real estate profits.
  59. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  60. Turn Your Old Clothes Into Cash

    If your closet is full of clothes you don't wear, use these tips to make some money (and some room) quickly and easily.
  61. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  62. Building Client Trust

    Find out how you can strengthen your client's trust in you professionally.
  63. What You Need To Know About Mobile Patent Wars

    The major mobile device companies are aggressively competing for intellectual property and spending money that smaller competitors ...
  64. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  65. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  66. Finding The Right Accounting Certification

    An accounting certification may be the boost your career needs. Find out how to get the most bang for your buck.
  67. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance. ...
  68. Luxury Vs. Affordability: What's The Better Car Purchase?

    Is buying a base luxury car smarter than buying a decked out lower-end model?
  69. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  70. Student Loans And How They Will Affect Your Credit

    Here's a breakdown of how taking out student loans will affect your credit score.
  71. Most Ironic Product Endorsements And Sponsorships

    Some celebrities make sense when they promote a product. However, these just don't ... not by a long shot.
  72. What Americans Need To Know About Living Abroad

    From Social Security to medical assistance to taxes, here's what you need to know about living overseas.
  73. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  74. The Real Cost Of Owning A Smartphone

    The average data, texting and minute plan for a smartphone is estimated to cost around $2,100 for a two-year contract.
  75. 5 Clever Home Features

    If you're building a new home, try incorporating these unique features.
  76. Prestigious Colleges With The Lowest Tuition

    Many of these schools have surprisingly affordable tuition fees.
  77. How Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Rating

    The average American household has four cards, but does that mean more is better?
  78. What You Need To Know About Airline Baggage Fees

    It might surprise you just how much airlines are charging for additional baggage.
  79. Best States To Start Your Business In

    The best state for your business may not be as obvious as you think.
  80. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  81. What It Costs To Get Divorced

    Here's a breakdown of how much it will cost to get divorced in the U.S. today.
  82. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  83. What To Do If You Lose Your Wallet

    Here's a step-by-step guide of what to do if your wallet is lost or stolen.
  84. How Many Credit Cards Should You Carry?

    If you have ever wondered whether you should carry one, two or more cards, read on and we'll tell you.
  85. The Pros And Cons Of Home Additions

    If you're considering adding to your home, or even moving, you may want to consider all of the positives and negatives of ...
  86. The 5 Largest Food Recalls In History

    Food recalls are common, but some food manufacturers are so large that a recall can impact the entire industry.
  87. How To Bring A Client Back

    Winning over a lost client isn't something you want to expend most of your effort on.
  88. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  89. Start Over With The IRS

    If you're struggling to pay back taxes, try a fresh start with the IRS. They really can help.
  90. Maternity Leave Basics: Canada Vs. The U.S.

    When compared to its northern neighbor, the American maternity leave policy is embarrassingly sparse.
  91. How To Deal With (Seriously) Dysfunctional Clients

    Difficult, unreasonable and eccentric people seek financial planners too. Find out how to cope.
  92. Be A One-Stop Shop For Your Clients

    Offering comprehensive financial services can bring in business, but coordination is the key to success.
  93. What You Need To Know About Pet Wellness Plans

    Here's a breakdown of wellness plans and pet insurance, and some tips for keeping your pet healthy.
  94. Famously Disappointing IPOs

    IPOs may seem like an enticing and exciting investment, but history suggests that IPOs are far from a sure thing.
  95. 30 Financial Tips That Women Should Know By Age 30

    If you are a woman nearing 30, look at these tips to assess your financial situation.
  96. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  97. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  98. Get To Know Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The CFPB is there to protect you and hear your voice. You can help with the economic recovery by getting to know the bureau. ...
  99. Making A Larger Down Payment Vs. Buying a Cheaper House

    We look at the financial differences between purchasing a cheaper home and making a larger down payment on a more expensive ...
  100. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
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