Personal Finance Articles

  1. Picking the Right ETFs for Your 529 Plan

    Learn about the characteristics of ETFs that make them appropriate for a 529 portfolio, and discover how 529s should turn ...
  2. Why Walmart's Stock Price Keeps Falling (WMT)

    Learn about the factors that have led to Wal-Mart's stock underperformance and what the company's moves in 2015 could mean ...
  3. Is Qualcomm Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (QCOM)

    Find out if Qualcomm stock is an appropriate retirement investment based on stability and valuation. Is QCOM more suitable ...
  4. Banks Can Notarize Your Documents for Free

    Learn how you can obtain the services of a notary public for free at your local bank branch, along with other places where ...
  5. 5 Reasons Inmates Should Be Taught Financial Literacy

    Learn five reasons why financial literacy is a great way to prevent inmates from relapsing into a life of crime after release ...
  6. Common Interview Questions for Personal Bankers

    Discover how to prepare for your next personal banking job interview by showing your passion for personal finance and desire ...
  7. Common Interview Questions for Credit Risk Analysts

    Discover some of the typical questions asked in interviews for a position as a credit risk analyst, along with suggestions ...
  8. How Much Money Do You Need to Retire in Jamaica?

    Many foreigners first experience Jamaica at an all-inclusive resort. For those who return to retire, what are the costs of ...
  9. Retire in Jamaica with $200,000 of Savings?

    While the luxury enclaves of Montego Bay may be out of your price range, retiring in sunny Jamaica probably costs less than ...
  10. Retirement Programs That Help Low Income Seniors

    Plans and strategies for building a healthy and satisfying life, even if your retirement income isn't as high as you wish ...
  11. Have Medicare? Which Employer Health Plan to Get

    Over 65 and still working? You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for employer health insurance, ...
  12. How Top Employers Attract and Retain Workers

    While a lucrative salary is a good start, companies must do more to attract and retain the new generation of workers.
  13. Overlooked Skills You Need to Succeed at Work

    To succeed at work, you need to master a variety of soft skills.
  14. Social Security File and Suspend Ending: Now What?

    The popular Social Security claiming strategy – file and suspend – is ending. How can retiring couples adjust?
  15. How to Land a Job at a Startup

    Essential tips for differentiating yourself among the growing pool of applicants that hope to join a start-up.
  16. 5 Reasons You Should Take Advantage of 401(k) Catch-ups

    Most Americans don't have a enough saved for retirement, but when they turn 50, they have a second chance thanks to the 4 ...
  17. 5 Bad Moves That Will Torpedo Your Credit Score

    Your credit score can change if you aren't careful. From missing payments to carrying high balances, there are many ways ...
  18. The Story of Uber: How a Snowy Night in Paris Created a $70 Billion Behemoth

    Uber's journey to become the world's most highly valued private startup.
  19. Read This Before Taking $10K+ to the Philippines

    There are many reasons why you might need to go to the Philippines with more than $10,000. If you do, follow these guidelines ...
  20. Rising Rates and Annuities: What You Shoud Know

    The Fed is likely to increase interest rates sometime soon. How will this affect the annuity market and when you should buy ...
  21. Can You Trust the Philippines Healthcare System?

    Expats will find reliable, affordable care as long as they live in or near Manila – or are willing to travel there when the ...
  22. Should You Change Your Stance On Chipotle (CMG)?

    Chipotle was once a Wall Street darling, but it's quickly falling out of favor. Is this new perception justifiable?
  23. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Mexico City?

    Learn how much it costs for four types of expatriates to live in Mexico City, including students, job hunters, professionals ...
  24. Workplace Bullying is Extremely Prevalent

    Bullying doesn't just occur on school playgrounds. It's creeping into the workplace with disastrous results.
  25. Is Majoring in Entrepreneurship a Good Idea?

    Learn about the benefits and the downsides of getting a degree in entrepreneurship. You might find a business degree is a ...
  26. Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees?

    Learn how Vietnam and Thailand compare in terms of living cost, access to health care and lifestyle to help you decide which ...
  27. McDonald’s Vs. Burger King: Comparing Business Models

    Learn how Burger King is turning the tables on McDonald's, and adding another fascinating chapter to a story of one of the ...
  28. Whole Foods Market: Investors Beware?

    Whole Foods Market is in the crosshairs of short sellers right now, but the bulls might have the last laugh.
  29. Top 5 Cities with the Highest Inflation in the US

    Find out which American cities are hit hardest by inflation, and why California residents find themselves in a bigger pinch ...
  30. Making a Living as a Freelancer: Is It Possible?

    Learn about how you can make a living by freelancing, including what kinds of opportunities are available and what factors ...
  31. The True Cost of Attending College

    In addition to tuition, there are other college expenses that could potentially add thousands of dollars a year to the cost ...
  32. Investment Analyst: Career Path and Qualifications

    Learn how to prepare for a career as an investment analyst, and read more about how many professionals in the field progress ...
  33. Tips for Reducing Health Insurance Expenses

    For many self-employed people, health insurance premiums can make up a hefty percentage of their budget. Here are some tips ...
  34. Stocks to Eye with China's One-Child Policy Ended (MJN, PG)

    Here are four stocks to consider in the wake of China ending its one-child policy.
  35. Divorce Funding: A New Investment Opportunity?

    Learn how companies are making millions investing in the broken marriages of others. Discover how one person's divorce can ...
  36. Common Interview Questions for Project Managers

    Discover the basic skills needed for a position as a project manager along with common interview questions used in applying ...
  37. 5 Common Misconceptions About Your Credit Report

    Your credit report is one of the most important factors in determining your ability to get loans and new credit and has a ...
  38. Should Retirees Reinvest Their Dividends?

    Find out why dividend reinvestment may or may not be the right choice for retirees, depending on their financial needs and ...
  39. How Global Entertainment Firms Break Into the Chinese Market (DIS)

    Learn how movie piracy in China affects companies such as Disney, and what these companies are doing to combat it, including ...
  40. Is Wal-Mart The Next Amazon?  (WMT, AMZN)

    Amazon has recently overtaken Wal-Mart as the top American retailer. Can Wal-Mart regain that spot and crush Amazon and its ...
  41. Managing Healthcare Costs In Retirement

    Effective ways to estimate and manage healthcare cost during retirement
  42. Reinvesting Your Mutual Fund Dividends

    Learn the benefits of reinvesting your mutual fund dividends, their impact over time, and when it is better to take the dividend ...
  43. Impacts of a 1-Star Yelp Review on a Company

    Learn how a 1-star Yelp review impacts the rating of a small business and how Yelp users interpret 1-star reviews given by ...
  44. Undervalued Real Esate at Forestar Group

    Activists move to unlock the value of Forestar Group.
  45. Most Valuable Career Skills in 2016

    Evaluating the mixture of technical skills and traditional "soft skills" that render career applicants competitive in the ...
  46. The 4 Best Alternatives to Airbnb

    Discover four competitors that offer an alternative to the short-term vacation rental giant, Airbnb, including OneFineStay, ...
  47. 10 Countries With Lower Interest Rates Than the US

    Learn about the 10 countries with lower interest rates than the United States and how interest rates indicate a country's ...
  48. Analyzing Rite Aid's Newest Campaign (RAD)

    Learn why Rite Aid is targeting human resources managers with its new campaign warning of the dangers of flu season and the ...
  49. Should You Buy Apple Stock Right Now? Here's How to Decide (AAPL)

    Find out how to analyze Apple stock. What factors should investors consider? Learn how to determine how much Apple shares ...
  50. How Does Apple Pay Work? (AAPL)

    Discover why more businesses and smartphone users are opting to participate in Apple Pay, a new, revolutionary mobile wallet ...
  51. How a LendingTree Mortgage Works

    Learn how LendingTree works, and understand the process of using the service to obtain competing quotes from several mortgage ...
  52. Why You May Not Be Ready To Buy a Home

    Many dream of home ownership, but the timing should be right. There are a host of reasons why you may want to put off homeownership ...
  53. How To Choose The Right Bond For You

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for ...
  54. Ultra ETFs Are Not Your Father's ETFs

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  55. Want ETFs But Hate To Buy And Hold? Try Active ETFs

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  56. For More And More Investors, ETFs Are A Godsend

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  57. How To Handle A Serious Dispute With Your Broker

    Find out what to do if you have a dispute with your broker.
  58. Margin Investing Gets A Bad Rap, But For The Thrill-Seeker, It's Worth It

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  59. No, Social Security Is Not Being Depleted

    There are a number of reasons why concerns over Social Security depletion have emerged, but there are ways you can prepare ...
  60. Best Times to Travel to the Philippines

    Although the Filipino archipelago is pretty divine, you don't want your holiday washed out by the rainy season. Here's a ...
  61. How Too Many Stocks Can Torpedo Your Retirement

    With a seemingly constant bull market, people weight their portfolios too heavily toward stocks. The 2008 crisis taught us ...
  62. Stick to Your Budget Despite Your Friends

    Being tight on cash can be awkward when you are out with your buddies or going shares on a gift. Here are tips on handling ...
  63. 5 Best Beach Towns in the Philippines

    The Philippines has spectacular beaches and its 5 best beach towns attract travelers from 'round the world for the pristine ...
  64. How Can Zillow Afford to Be Free?

    Zillow lets property seekers look at listings for free through its various tools, so the company relies on ad sales to agents ...
  65. Will Clorox (CLX) Continue to Clean Up?

    Clorox might not be the most exciting company, but sometimes boring is best for long-term investors.
  66. Is Kraft Heinz News a Red Flag or a Buy Signal?

    Kraft Heinz hasn't wowed investors yet, but it's not designed to wow anyone.
  67. Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

    Here's how to talk to your teen about managing their money.
  68. File and Suspend: Still An Option, But Act Fast

    File and suspend is about to expire. Those eligible should drop everything and see whether it makes sense for them.
  69. Is the Number of Workers in the U.S. Declining?

    The number of workers in the U.S. labor force is declining. What caused it and what is the solution?
  70. How Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso Built a Fashion Empire

    In 2006, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso planted the seeds for what would become an online fashion empire. Here's how.
  71. Resume Tips to Land That Hedge Fund Internship

    In such a competitive field as hedge-fund management, here's how to tailor your resume to get noticed.
  72. 4 Strategies to Handle Clients Who Ignore Advice

    Working with clients that ignore your advice can be frustrating. Here are four ways to approach the situation.
  73. Investing Tips for Those Nearing Retirement

    Here are some saving and investing tips for people who are close to retirement.
  74. Top Ways to Reduce Money Friction in Your Marriage

    Bickering about family financials can get messy. Here are some ways to help resolve money issues and get on the same page ...
  75. Tips for Managing Major Life Events

    A financial adviser can help clients navigate life’s transitions, whether it be marriage, divorce, death of a spouse, job ...
  76. How Advisors Can Help When a Service Member Dies

    Finances are probably last thing that survivors of our nation’s deceased service members want to deal with. Here's what advisors ...
  77. Always Keep These Tax Documents

    It's tempting to ditch them. But make a practice of this very specific group of tax papers. It can save headaches and pay ...
  78. IRA Tax Mistake? You Still May Have Time to Fix It

    Even if tax day has come and gone, errors still can be fixed through mid-October, including those to do with Roth and traditional ...
  79. Tips for Navigating the 'New Retirement' Landscape

    The retirement landscape is changing and will certainly continue to evolve. Here's how to help clients best navigate planning ...
  80. Best Ways to Prepare for Black Friday Deals in 2015

    Prepare yourself for the 2015 edition of Black Friday by devising a plan to navigate the morass of like-minded shoppers and ...
  81. Are Annuities Retirement-Only Investments?

    Learn more about why annuities are generally purchased and the way that they can positively and negatively affect an individual ...
  82. This Millennial Investing Trend Could Hurt One Day

    A recent Investor Pulse Survey finds that my fellow millennials and I are doing some things right and some things wrong when ...
  83. 5 Techniques to Help You Land Your Dream Job

    These little-known tips will give you a major advantage over other applicants no matter where you hope to work.
  84. How to Build the Biggest IRA Possible

    Tax savings are an obvious benefit of an IRA. But savvy investors can maximize their IRA returns with strategies like these.
  85. How to Pick a Winning Name for Your Business

    Many entrepreneurs are big picture people and have a hard time choosing a company name. Here are two major strategies for ...
  86. 5 Unusual Ways To Come Up With A Home Down Payment

    Many people get shut out of the home buying process because of the down payment. But where there's a will there's a way if ...
  87. The Worst Jobs of All Time

    No matter how bad you think your job is, it doesn't compare to the worst jobs of all time.
  88. Make Sure Your Resume Isn't Tossed

    Most resumes are screened by software before they land on a recruiter's desk. Makes sure your resume doesn't get tossed by ...
  89. Save on Retirement's 4 Biggest Expenses

    Here's how to save where you can while you enjoy the fruits of all those years at the office.
  90. Why You Should Be More Worried About Retirement

    Research shows that confidence in being able to afford retirement is up but probably shouldn't be, as many aren't taking ...
  91. Insure Your Future with a Career as an Actuary

    If you've got excellent math skills, they can add up to a lucrative career as an actuary.
  92. Tips for Choosing the Best Online Mortgage Lender

    Finding the right online mortgage lender can be a tall task. Here's some help on how to avoid wasting your time.
  93. From Supermodel to Entrepreneur: Gisele Bündchen's Sejaa Pure Skincare

    As one of the highest-paid models in history, Bündchen has turned her name and image into a worldwide brand, and Sejaa is ...
  94. How Paying for Higher Education Has Become Riskier

    Think student loan balances are a big issue? Here are several more things that are conspiring to make paying for a higher ...
  95. 7 Best Shopping Sites for Cyber Monday 2015 Deals

    Many online retailers will have sales for Cyber Monday. Here are seven of the biggest.
  96. 6 Ways Retirees Can Save on Prescription Drugs

    Health care is one of the biggest expenses retirees face, and a large component of that is prescription drugs. Thankfully ...
  97. The Smartest Way to Tap Your Home Equity

    Using your home as a source of funds can be a smart choice in some situations. Just be sure to carefully run the numbers.
  98. 457 Plans: The Pros and Cons

    A look at the pros and cons of 457, which are offered to many government and non-profit employees.
  99. 5 Financial Careers You Didn’t Know Existed

    Discover some often overlooked financial career opportunities, and learn how accountants can catch the bad guy or rub elbows ...
  100. With the Birth of a Unicorn, Malaysia Becomes Hotspot for Tech Startups

    Thanks to increased funding and support from venture capitalists and the government, Malaysia witnessed the development of ...
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