Personal Finance Articles

  1. President Obama's Financial Portfolio

    On May 19, the White House released the 2010 disclosure reports for Barack Obama's financials.
  2. Products You Should Only Buy Once

    Though we all want the best price on an item, sometimes it's worth paying for quality.
  3. The Myth Of Profit/Loss Ratios

    Determine whether your trading approach is only profitable on paper.
  4. Why Can't Economists Agree?

    There are many reasons why economists can be given the same data and come up with entirely different conclusions.
  5. Billionaire Showdown: Donald Trump Vs. Warren Buffett

    Find out how Buffett and Trump measure up to each other in terms of wealth, power and popularity.
  6. Top Tips For Cutting Pet Care Costs

    Find out how to ensure that the adorable addition to your family is also affordable.
  7. 6 Easy Ways To Save At Restaurants

    Eating out can be hard on your budget. Find out how to trim you spending without staying in.
  8. 4 Reasons To Increase Your Credit Card Limit

    It seems contrary to smart financial planning, but increasing your credit limit can actually be a smart move.
  9. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  10. 4 Businesses Making Money Off The Apocalypse

    We may have bypassed last weekend's rapture, but have no fear - these products will help you prepare for the next one.
  11. 5 Tips For Finding A Good Landlord

    A bad landlord can ruin the best rental property. Find out how to find an honest landlord that you can rely on.
  12. The End Of An Oprah

    Oprah Winfrey's influence reaches beyond that of a regular TV celebrity, and affects many facets of pop culture.
  13. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  14. 7 Financial Advisor Red Flags

    Not all financial advisors are equally competent. When in doubt, watch out for these warning signs.
  15. 5 Retirement Planning Mistakes You Might Already Be Making

    If you're making any of these mistakes you might be delaying your golden years.
  16. 7 Companies Affected By Rising Gas Prices

    Higher gas prices don't just hit us at the pumps - these industries also feel the ripples.
  17. 6 Father's Day Gifts With Great ROI

    Dad deserves a great gift - whether he realizes it or not.
  18. 5 Tips For Saving Money On Wedding Gifts

    Check out these practical and thrifty ways to celebrate a wedding without wringing out your wallet.
  19. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  20. 9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

    Keep an eye on these encouraging real estate trends if you plan to buy a home in the coming months.
  21. Couponing 101: Dos and Don'ts

    Coupon clipping isn't new, but it has gone digital. Find out how to use coupons to your advantage today.
  22. 5 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Financial Life

    Avoid these financial mistakes at all costs.
  23. How Gas Prices Affect The Economy

    Although economists may argue about whether gas prices have an effect on the economy, there is a connection between consumer ...
  24. Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget

    These cheap and simple changes will make your bathroom look like a million bucks.
  25. 7 Cheap Purchases That Will Make You Pay

    Getting a deal is great, but sometimes the best bargain is found in the priciest items.
  26. 6 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

    Refinancing your mortgage can be a quick way to save on payments, but it's not for everyone.
  27. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  28. The Evolution Of Credit Card Security

    With the increase in credit and debit card fraud, these measures have been taken to ensure your financial security.
  29. 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip A Home Inspection

    Even if you're buying a new home, there are many ways that a home inspection can pay for itself.
  30. Run Your Budget Like A Business

    Here are a few business tricks that you can apply to your own budget, and start saving.
  31. The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.
  32. America's Biggest Gas Guzzlers

    Check out the six biggest gas gluttons on America's roads.
  33. 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go To Grad School

    For some newly graduated students, entering the workforce directly after graduation is the best option.
  34. 5 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Grow Your Small Business

    Growth can mean delegating work, taking on more stress and more risk.
  35. How To Buy A House In Another City

    Finding an agent, doing your research, feeling out neighborhoods etc.
  36. 4 Ways Rising Fuel Costs Influence The Auto Industry

    Though fuel efficient cars may cost more up front, they are expected to significantly reduce the amount of money spent on ...
  37. Transform Your Gadgets Into Gas-Saving Tools

    Find out how to use your favorite toys to cut costs at the pump.
  38. Top 5 Homebuying Tips For 2011

    A lot has changed in 2011, and this is what you need to know if you're buying a house this year.
  39. 2011 Outlook For Small Businesses

    Easier access to credit and some upcoming tax breaks included in the Affordable Care Act should help small businesses add ...
  40. Work Experience Vs. Education: Which Lands You The Best Job?

    It's a long running argument, and we look at all the angles to help you determine what's right for you.
  41. 6 Ways Big Business Helps Out Small Business

    Smaller business can learn a lot by following the examples set by their larger counterparts.
  42. 5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    You may be anxious to buy a home, but taking time to save a large down payment has numerous advantages.
  43. Forex Careers: 5 Professional Designations

    There are no strictly forex programs, but there are still some advanced education alternatives for forex traders.
  44. Have A Charming (And Cheap) Wedding

    Learn how to have the wedding you've always wanted ... without going broke.
  45. The 401(k) Investor: A Retirement Plan That Works

    "Save as much as I can" isn't going to cut it. You need an effective approach to make sure your retirement nest egg doesn't ...
  46. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks. ...
  47. Does A Second Family Income Make Financial Sense?

    Find out if the benefits of an extra income can outweigh the costs and inconvenience of having both partners away from home. ...
  48. 6 Benefits Of Retiring Later

    Early retirement is a pipe dream for most Americans. But the reality is, there are some perks to stretching out the lifespan ...
  49. The Downside Of Cheap Vacation Properties

    Find out about the adverse trade-offs that come with getting a bargain on a vacation home.
  50. 8 Factors That Devalue A Good Home

    Whether you're listing your house or looking to buy, these factors should play a big part in valuing a property.
  51. 5 Crazy Corporate Valuations That Proved Too Low

    These companies once considered selling out at much lower valuation than the billions they're now worth.
  52. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  53. What The New Mortgage Lending Rules Really Mean

    Every mortgage rule change has consequences for borrowers, lenders, the housing market and the broader economy.
  54. Turn Your Home Into A Vacation Destination

    These home improvements are easy, luxurious and a smart way to add value to your home.
  55. How The Rich Got Richer

    Take a look at how the world's wealthiest people increased their fortunes over the past year.
  56. Store Credit Card Traps To Avoid

    Retail credit cards may seem like a good idea, but they can create enormous debt problems in the future.
  57. Buffett's Biggest Missteps

    Looking at the track record of this famously successful investor, it is clear that even keen investors can make the same ...
  58. How To Create A Real Estate Bidding War

    There are still many areas in the United States that are attractive enough to buyers that you can start a good, old-fashioned ...
  59. 4 Ways To Forecast Currency Changes

    Whether you are a business or a trader, having an exchange rate forecast to guide your decisions helps to minimize risks ...
  60. What S&P's Warning On U.S. Debt Means

    A downgrade of the U.S. credit rating could have far-reaching effects across markets.
  61. Top 9 States With The Most Billionaires

    Have you ever wondered where in the United States the billionaires are living? You might be surprised at the answers.
  62. The Factors That Will Cause $6-Per-Gallon Gas

    Find out why some analysts believe we could soon be paying six dollars per gallon for gas.
  63. Are 529 College Savings Plans Right For You?

    The 529 College Savings Plan may be the most popular of its type, but does it fit your needs?
  64. Retirees: Save Money On Your Long-Term Travel

    Learn tips for making your retirement travels affordable and enjoyable.
  65. 5 Signs Your Coupon Habit Has Gone Too Far

    Saving money is great, but some people take coupon clipping to the extreme with detrimental consequences.
  66. The Economics Of Group Buying Sites

    Find out how these sites work, how they make money and how the deals affect the participating businesses.
  67. Online Poker Goes Bust

    From a business perspective, is the recent crackdown of online poker really justified?
  68. How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are much like dividend-paying companies, but analyzing them requires consideration of the accounting treatment of property. ...
  69. 5 Bank Fees You May Not Know About

    Banking regulations have recently changed and fees are following suit.
  70. Corporate Partnerships That Went Sour

    Business partnerships can be incredibly successful or totally dysfunctional. Here are five that failed to stand the test ...
  71. Why Interest Rates Matter For Forex Traders

    Central banks' rate changes are one of the biggest influences on the forex market.
  72. Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Foreclosure is the biggest fear of any struggling homeowner. These tips just might save your credit rating.
  73. 6 Tips For Planning One-Tank Trips This Summer

    A great vacation doesn't have to cost you your life savings.
  74. 5 Myths About Personal Bankruptcy

    There are some persistent myths that hover over the process of bankruptcy that are either half-truths or completely false. ...
  75. The S&P Downgrade: What Does It Mean?

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the outlook on U.S. Treasuries from "stable" to "negative." We'll look at what this means ...
  76. Landscaping On A Budget

    It's easier to hire an expensive contractor to fulfill your landscaping needs but you can do it yourself at a much lower ...
  77. The Lowest Foreclosure Rates In America

    Despite more foreclosures and a high unemployment rate, signs of life are emerging in the U.S. real estate market.
  78. What To Do If You Get Audited

    If you're in the minority of those that get audited, find out how to prepare and how to handle the process.
  79. 6 Tips For Getting A Small Business Loan In 2011

    Learn the top ways to ensure that your small-business loan application is accepted this year.
  80. How To Avoid Medical Debt

    Find out what you can do to avoid a financial meltdown when there's a medical emergency.
  81. 5 Unusual Tactics To Help You Save More

    Sometimes, changing financial habits takes a little creativity. Learn some imaginative ways to save more money.
  82. A Career Guide For Marketing Majors

    Do you have what it takes to work in this fast-paced field? This article will help you determine if marketing is for you. ...
  83. Vacation Destinations Affected By Natural Disasters

    Learn the details behind the lagging tourism in these once-bustling vacation destinations.
  84. People You Won't Believe Are Millionaires

    From an off-pitch singer to a professional caddy, these are some surprising millionaires.
  85. A Guide To CEO Compensation

    Make sure you assess whether a CEO has a stake in doing a good job for you, the shareholder.
  86. 5 Billionaires With Multimillion-Dollar Pet Projects

    Money makes many things possible, and these billionaires are putting that theory to the test.
  87. The Top States For Saving Money

    Residents in these states are ahead of the curve when it comes to saving. We'll look at why they are ahead and what you can ...
  88. Buying A Home As A Couple: What Changes, What Doesn't

    If you are considering buying a home as a couple, make sure you know what changes if you and your partner aren't married. ...
  89. The Dangers Of Share Dilution

    Investors need to be aware of the existence of dilutive securities and how they can affect existing shareholders.
  90. 5 Ways Banks Will Pad Their Profits This Year

    Recent regulations have banks looking for new ways to make money. Find out how your banking will be affected in 2011.
  91. Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  92. 6 New Jobs You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Climate change and social media have led to exciting and growing employment opportunities.
  93. Expensive Purchases That Can Save You Money

    When making a big-ticket purchase, consider the savings along with the costs.
  94. Where's The Next Housing Bubble?

    Countries outside of the U.S. are showing definite signs of housing bubbles - but which will be the first to pop?
  95. 10 Jobs That Make People Happy

    These careers hold the highest levels of well-being and job satisfaction.
  96. Should You Buy Groceries Online?

    A look at this new way to shop and whether it will help you save or end up costing you money.
  97. Get The Most From Your Personal Financial Software

    Many people aren't taking full advantage of their financial software. This article will help you keep your money where it ...
  98. How To Value A Real Estate Investment Property

    Make sure you know what your real estate investment is worth before you sign the ownership papers.
  99. The Fab Five: South Africa Joins BRIC

    South Africa's inclusion in BRIC is considered premature by some, but there could be a method to the madness.
  100. How Inflation-Fighting Techniques Affect The Currency Market

    Central banks use these strategies to calm inflation, but they can also provide longer-term clues for forex traders.
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