Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Tax Software Comparison

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  5. Why Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

    Without the option to have a legally recognized marriage, gay and lesbian couples face higher taxes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. An Introduction To Fiduciary Advisors

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

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

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. The Disposable Society: An Expensive Place To Live

    Resisting the trend toward consumption will boost your bottom line and bolster the environment.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Save On Visits To The Doctor

    There are situations where seeing a physician is more affordable than visiting a retail clinic.
  19. Should You Pay In Cash?

    Avoiding all forms of plastic payment can do wonders for your stress level and pocket book.
  20. The Downside Of Apple's Growth

    Apple's incredible growth in the past years might spell trouble for the company going forward.
  21. Check Your Credit Report

    Make sure there are no errors holding you back from obtaining a loan.
  22. Why Pay The High Price For Apple?

    If don't already own an Apple product and you've wondered why people are willing to shell out the money for Apple products, ...
  23. How To Get Gift Cards At A Discount

    Use these tips whether you're buying someone a gift or just want to score a discount at your favorite stores.
  24. The True Cost Of Growing A Garden

    We look at the cost of setting up a garden, and the additional expenses that come with it.
  25. To Splurge, Or Not To Splurge, That Is The Question

    There are some things that are worth the extra money and some that aren't. We'll give you a few examples on when and when ...
  26. Talking To Aging Parents About Money

    Addressing this difficult topic is crucial, but you must approach it with compassion.
  27. 5 Common Budgeting Mistakes When Buying A Home

    Remember to research thoroughly and look for a contingency plan before buying your first home.
  28. Understanding Property Deeds

    We help you figure out the terminology and types of deeds, and how to make it legal.
  29. Paid Apps That Are Worth Your Money

    DrawSomething, Cinemagram and FlightTrack are just some of the paid apps out there that are both useful and affordable.
  30. How Much A Facebook Fan Costs

    Here's a breakdown of cost per Facebook fan, as well as some methods for keeping your marketing plan under budget.
  31. What It Costs To Die

    Here's a rundown of what your funeral might cost. Make sure you're prepared so your family won't have to worry.
  32. Women Are Gaining Investing Confidence

    Women may go about investing in a different way than men, but they are not as risk averse as commonly believed.
  33. The Basics Of Bonds

    Bonds play an important part in your portfolio as you age; learning about them makes good financial sense.
  34. Make Money From Your Old Electronics

    Finding the right site to sell your old electronics online is just one of many ways you can make money on your used gadgets.
  35. How To Calculate AGI For Tax Purposes

    Determining your adjustable gross income is essential in the tax filing process. Here are some tips for doing so.
  36. 5 Facts Financial Advisors Wish You Knew

    These finance professionals have different titles and areas of expertise. Find out what you should know before you consult ...
  37. Avoid The Prepaid Tax Refund Debit Cards

    Here are reasons why you shouldn't get a prepaid card from TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt, TaxAct or H&R Block.
  38. How Inflation Policy Affects You

    The Fed estimates a long-term goal of 2% inflation for the near future. Learn how that'll impact you.
  39. Spousal IRAs For The Non-Breadwinner

    Just because you don't bring home the bacon doesn't mean you can't save for retirement.
  40. Closing A Real Estate Deal In A Down Market

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  41. 3 Things To Consider When Buying Home Products

    There is still room for consumer caution when it comes to purchasing household goods.
  42. Ways To Make Insurance Exciting

    If you have no interest in insurance, these practices might make you care.
  43. Are Dollar Stores Really A Bargain?

    It's hard to resist an item that's $1. We tell you when you should fight the urge.
  44. The Tax Implications Of Bartering

    Here are some tax consequences for bartering that you need to know, as well as how to report them.
  45. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: Preventing Panic At The Pump

    This Fox Business host gives us tips on how you can cut down on your gas costs.
  46. 8 Affordable Retirement Hobbies

    Puzzles, yoga and all-ages sports like golf and tennis are affordable ways to have fun and stay mentally and physically active.
  47. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  48. How To Challenge A Low Home Appraisal

    If you're unhappy with your home appraisal, here are some steps you can take.
  49. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  50. Has The CARD Act Helped Or Harmed The Consumer?

    It's been two years since the CARD act was implemented. Here are the results.
  51. How To Budget Your Retirement Funds And Still Have Fun

    Here are some tips to budget your remaining money when you are retired.
  52. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

    There are significant differences in how various generations see investing, and it may have long-lasting effects.
  53. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  54. The Best Type Of Life Insurance For You Right Now

    Different stages of life call for different amounts of life insurance coverage. Find out what you need, when and why.
  55. Real Estate Traps To Avoid

    Here are some tips to help you make sure you don't fall victim to these real estate pitfalls.
  56. Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    If you're in a pinch for money, you're the prime target for con artists and thieves.
  57. Ask Yourself These Retirement Questions Before It's Too Late

    When planning for retirement, these questions will help you understand if you're prepared.
  58. Things To Consider Before Retiring Abroad

    Before you retire to your dream destination, consider important factors such as banking, healthcare and purchasing power ...
  59. What To Buy Right Now

    Read on to find out why March is a good time to buy that snowboard you've been eyeing for a while.
  60. Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  61. Credit Scores And Your Mortgage Payment: It Matters

    Your credit score can have a huge impact on your mortgage payments. Here are some reasons why.
  62. Breaking Down Taxes For Different Income Brackets

    Here is a useful rundown of how much you will pay in taxes based on your income.
  63. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  64. When Life Insurance Isn't Worth It

    So, you're thinking about buying life insurance, but do you really need it?
  65. 3 Women Who Changed The Way We Look At Finances

    Even though the household budget was a woman's job, these women are bringing it to everybody's attention.
  66. Career Lessons From Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women in the world.
  67. Tax Credits That Can Get You A Refund

    Here are a few of the credits that may result in a refund check, even if you owe no taxes this year.
  68. Female CEOs Who Climbed The Corporate Ladder

    These women climbed the ladder and broke the glass ceiling.
  69. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  70. Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    There's a pilot program in the works to have more rental properties. Read on to see how you can get in on it.
  71. Should You Bite On Dental Insurance?

    Don't pay for a plan that won't cover your pearly whites when you need it to.
  72. 5 Popular Tax Scams For 2012

    The IRS already knows about these scams, so if you think you can use them to save on taxes, think again.
  73. Look Beyond Pay For Greater Job Satisfaction

    These four stories show that a salary increase may not be your ticket to happiness.
  74. The Oddest Houses You Can Rent Or Buy

    Converted schoolhouses, box bungalows and cohousing are just three places you can reside other than a typical house, condo ...
  75. 5 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    Declaring noncash donations and volunteer work expenditures are just some of the lesser-known ways to reduce your taxes.
  76. Finance Tips For Single Women

    Don't bend to the old convention or be a statistic. Take control of your financial well-being today. It's not too late!
  77. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  78. How Renting Out Your Spare Room Can Backfire

    Renting out a portion of your home to help pay the mortgage sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't always work out the ...
  79. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  80. Are You Protected If Your Insurance Company Goes Belly-Up?

    Consumer protection against insurance company failures actually falls into the hands of state governments. How much protection ...
  81. What Debt Collectors Can And Cannot Do

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act now regulates the actions and behaviors of debt collectors in order to protect you.
  82. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  83. The Financial Benefits Of Being Retired

    Tax benefits, numerous discounts and free college classes are just a few of the many perks available to retirees.
  84. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  85. 6 Ways To Boost Your Human Capital

    Don't wait to increase your wealth. Start with these six tips today!
  86. 4 Ways To Make Money During Retirement

    Tutoring and working as a handyman are just some of the ways retirees can apply their knowledge and skills to earn some extra ...
  87. Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  88. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment.
  89. Making Sure Your Jewelry Is Insured

    Homeowners insurance only covers so much - find out how to make sure your jewelry is covered for theft, loss and damage.
  90. What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    Don't try to run from the tax man. Here are some tips that can help you out.
  91. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company. ...
  92. Should You Open A Joint Bank Account?

    Joint finances may not be romantic, but it's an issue that serious long-term couples will have to confront at some point.
  93. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  94. Top 5 Apps For Job Seekers

    E-recruitment is becoming increasingly popular; find out about five apps to streamline your application process.
  95. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they ...
  96. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed ...
  97. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  98. How Many Months Of Taxes Do You Need In An Escrow Account?

    Discvover how many months of taxes you need in an escrow account, and how you'll need to fund the account at closing.
  99. A Guide To Corporate Social Media

    Using social media can help get your company or product out there. Read on to learn about some helpful tips.
  100. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
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