Personal Finance Articles

  1. Tax Preparation Fees: How Much Is Too Much?

    These are the five most important variables to consider, when deciding if a tax preparer is charging a reasonable amount ...
  2. 5 Sources Of Income You Aren't Claiming - But Should

    There are many types of taxable benefits that you may receive on a regular basis on which Uncle Sam wants to take his share. ...
  3. How To Negotiate A Great Price On A Car

    The sticker price on a car is rarely the final word - these tips and tricks will help you walk away from a dealership with ...
  4. 6 iPhone Apps To Help You Budget Better

    With budgeting, half the battle is getting organized. These apps can help you do just that.
  5. 7 Places To Find Free WiFi

    Free internet is widely available and easily accessible - you just need to know where to look. Here are some places to start. ...
  6. 5 Money-Saving Insurance Tips For Couples

    It may not be the best part of getting married, but saving money on insurance is a great financial benefit.
  7. 5 Tips For Selecting A Forex Broker

    Discover the best ways to find a broker who will help you succeed in the forex market.
  8. 5 Of The Most Adaptive Companies

    Markets come and go, so successful companies learn how to adapt to changing times.
  9. Do You Understand Your Credit Score?

    Most Americans don't really understand their credit scores. Find out what you need to know.
  10. How To Correct Ineligible (Excess) IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  11. 6 Ways Marriage Can Improve Your Finances

    Understanding your partner's situation is an essential step before combining your finances - but the perks can be plentiful. ...
  12. The Great Canadian Tax Quiz

    How much do you know about the taxes you pay? Here's a list of 10 tax questions to test your knowledge.
  13. 7 Real-Life Ways To Become A Billionaire

    Find out which paths the majority of billionaires followed, and how they got there.
  14. How To Choose The Right Executor For Your Estate

    Making a careful choice now can save your heirs from a lot of problems later.
  15. 5 Tips For Dealing With Car Dealers

    Negotiating with car salesmen becomes a lot easier if you follow these five easy steps.
  16. Betting On March Madness? Watch Out For The Tax Man

    Gambling on your office bracket is one thing, but gambling on your tax bracket is another. Learn how to keep more of your ...
  17. 6 Things You're Paying Too Much For

    Many people pay bills month after month on things they could be paying considerably less for – or gotten for free.
  18. Promissory Notes: Not Your Average IOU

    These may be a handy way to borrow money, but this convenience does not come without risk.
  19. Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  20. Canadians: The 5 Fastest Ways To Save For A Down Payment

    Some methods of saving for a down payment are faster than others. Here are five tried and true ways to get into a house faster. ...
  21. 4 Ways To Give Back With Your Tax Refund

    Many people choose to invest or save their tax refund, but have you considered using the money to improve the lives of others? ...
  22. The Money Behind The NFL Players' Lawsuit

    In this article, we look at the NFL players' anti-trust lawsuit, and the possible financial ramifications.
  23. The New Allowance: Putting Your Kids To Work

    Creating jobs at home for kids to earn money is better than the old-fashioned allowance.
  24. The Impact Of U.S. Corporate Taxation On Investment Decisions And CFC Transfer Pricing

    To avoid taxation, businesses do careful tax planning, taking into consideration more than one country's taxation system. ...
  25. The Top March Madness Teams, And What They're Worth

    A look at the top March Madness schools, based on ranking and overall number of titles, and the finances backing their programs. ...
  26. 5 Driving Myths That Cost You Money

    In theory, these fuel-saving methods have some merit, but in practice many of these tips are ineffective, unsafe or both. ...
  27. 4 Benefits Of Rising Oil Prices

    Although it may seem odd, higher oil prices can actually lead to some positive outcomes.
  28. Getting A Mortgage: How The Process Has Changed

    After the banking crisis, banks have tightened their lending standards. Find out how the current mortgage-lending standards ...
  29. 5 Ways To Double Your Tax Refund

    Many companies offer incentives that allow you to multiply your tax refund - at a price. Here are five of the more popular ...
  30. Spring Cleaning For Your Budget

    The end of winter encourages many people to clean their homes, but spring is also a great time to organize and improve your ...
  31. 3 Ways Social Media Can Wreck Your Career

    We look at some ways that social media can get you in trouble, and some people who lost their jobs for these mistakes.
  32. 5 Ways March Madness Makes Money

    With the popularity of the college basketball tournament, there's a lot of cash changing hands.
  33. 4 Reasons Pro Sports Teams File For Bankruptcy

    We look at the history of sports bankruptcies, and try to understand what makes them fail.
  34. 6 Surprising Ways Oil Prices Affect You

    Oil shows up in thousands of places besides your car's fuel tank and engine. Find out where else the oil shock might impact ...
  35. March Madness Economics

    One of the greatest tournaments in basketball brings in a lot of cash.
  36. 10 Tips For A Cheaper, Better Vacation

    Start planning your summer vacation with these tips, and you can have a top-quality vacation for a lot less money than you ...
  37. Tips For Moving Retirement Plan Assets

    Moving assets is common when changing jobs or retiring, but you have to do this carefully to avoid penalties.
  38. Tax Rules For Resident And Nonresident Aliens

    This article examines the definition and tax treatment of these types of non-U.S. citizens.
  39. 7 Bad Reasons To Refinance Your Mortgage

    When low mortgage rates are everywhere, it might seem like a good time to refinance. Make sure you are doing it for the right ...
  40. 5 Easy Ways To Cut Your Expenses

    Cutting your household expenses doesn't have to be painful. Start with simple changes rather than doing everything all at ...
  41. 6 Most Expensive Spring Break Vacations

    From the beaches of Mexico to the luxury ski resorts of Colorado, find out what you could be paying for these popular spring ...
  42. 5 Life Insurance Questions You Should Ask

    Confused about $1 million dollar insurance advertising claims? Decide whether they'll pay off for you.
  43. A Billionaire's Financial Entourage

    This crew may not be as exciting as a rock star's, but a group of financial gurus can keep more money coming in than going ...
  44. 7 Personal Finance Tips For College Grads

    In two months, the first batch of 2011 graduates advance into life's next big experience - the real world.
  45. Are My Investments Insured Against Loss?

    Money invested in a brokerage account has some protection, but that doesn't mean you can't lose it.
  46. Is Coupon Clipping A Waste Of Time?

    Coupons reduce the cost of a product or service, but are the savings really worth the time it takes?
  47. 6 Reasons You Don't Need A Prepaid Debit Card

    We'll look at six situations where a prepaid debit card might seem like a good idea, but it really isn't necessary.
  48. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  49. 6 New Credit Card Regulations That Benefit You

    President Obama recently passed the CARD act into law. Find out how these credit reforms will affect the predatory lenders ...
  50. The Dangers Of Deflation

    We look at what life would be like in a deflationary environment, and what you can do to protect your investments.
  51. 7 Endangered Careers

    Ever wonder how technological advances have changed the job market?
  52. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  53. 6 Free Alternatives To Your Favorite Software

    State-of-the-art software is expensive, but some of the free alternatives are giving them a run for their money.
  54. The Series 3 Exam: Creating A Career With Commodities

    The Series 3 exam is the quickest way to diversify sales and add futures to your investing options.
  55. Jobless In 2010? 6 Tax Breaks You Can't Miss

    These tax deductions can help soften the blow of unemployment.
  56. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you ...
  57. How To Live Rich For A Lot Less

    Here are some simple steps you can take to live well without being wealthy.
  58. Retailers Are Going Mobile: How You Can Benefit

    New technology creates increased competition for retailers, and puts consumers in a winning situation.
  59. The Essentials Of Corporate Cash Flow

    Tune out the accounting noise and see whether a company is generating the stuff it needs to sustain itself.
  60. 3 Economic Reasons Behind The Protests In Egypt

    Find out the underlying issues that have led to the recent protests and change in government in Egypt.
  61. Summer School Or Summer Job? How To Decide

    We'll look at the pros and cons of both summer jobs and summer school and give you a framework that you can use to make the ...
  62. 6 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

    There's a lot of work to be done before you pick up the phone to list your property.
  63. 6 Corporate Tax Loops Obama Wants To Close

    The Obama Administration wants to close corporate tax loopholes while possibly lowering the corporate tax rate to be more ...
  64. 2011 Cars With The Highest Resale Value

    A vehicle is one of the fastest-depreciating assets you own. But not every car loses value at the same rate. Check out the ...
  65. 6 Things Putting Unions Under Fire

    We take a look at why unions arose and why things have changed.
  66. The Truth About IRS Tax Settlement Firms

    These companies claim that they can reduce or even eliminate what you owe to the IRS. Find out the facts behind this alluring ...
  67. 5 Extreme Ways To Raise Your Credit Score

    These methods are legal and legitimate - but are they worth it?
  68. The Truth About Rising Gas Prices

    Though it may feel like it sometimes, gas stations aren't out to get you by raising their prices.
  69. An Introduction To Hyperinflation

    Hyperinflation isn't some historical curiosity. It is a very real risk that countries and governments still struggle with ...
  70. 5 Billionaires Who Lost Millions

    During the recession, billionaires lost money too, but when their net worth shifts it swings by millions and even billions. ...
  71. 10 Ways To Prepare For A Personal Financial Crisis

    Life is unpredictable, but if there's anything you can do to stave off disaster, it's to be prepared and be careful.
  72. 5 Ways To Receive Your Tax Refund

    Taxpayers in the U.S. can receive their income tax refund in many different forms - checks, debit cards, savings bonds and ...
  73. Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market

    Sometimes a "bad" market can be the best thing for you.
  74. 6 Ways To Write Off Your Car Expenses

    Reduce the cost of owning and maintaining a car with these clever tax tips.
  75. 6 Summer Jobs That Led To Celebrity Careers

    From tech-savvy jobs to giant chicken suits, peruse the humble beginnings to illustrious careers. Some jobs don't end, per ...
  76. How Governments Influence Markets

    The biggest influence in the markets today can create some unintended consequences.
  77. An Introduction To Correcting Ineligible IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Find out how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  78. Extreme Credit Repair: Why It Doesn't Work

    Most of these are illegal scams at worst and a waste of time at best. Here are five extreme credit repair techniques we do ...
  79. 7 Fun And Practical Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

    Discover some tips on how to spend your money in a way that balances emotional and financial health.
  80. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  81. 5 Hot Franchises Right Now

    There are thousands of franchise opportunities to choose from, so getting down to a single option can take time.
  82. 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Where To Retire

    Climate, taxes and property values all play a part in selecting the best places to retire.
  83. 7 Sweet Gadgets That Can Save You Money

    At first glance, these just-for-fun items seem like complete money-sinks. Guess again!
  84. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  85. 7 Factors For Comparing Credit Cards

    It's good to find a credit card that fits your lifestyle, but read the fine print to make sure you're not overpaying for ...
  86. Dividend Tax Rates: What Investors Need To Know

    Find out how legislation enacted in 2003 is benefiting both investors and corporations, and when it's scheduled to expire. ...
  87. A "Kiddie Tax" Overview For Parents

    Understanding how children are taxed is very important when it comes to saving for their college education.
  88. How To Pick A Stock

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  89. Getting Through The Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? We offer some solutions to the confusing process ...
  90. 7 Energy-Efficient Solutions For Spring

    No matter your plans, give them an energy efficient angle to help trim the baggage off your bills.
  91. Top Job Perks You May Not Have Heard Of

    Companies are becoming increasingly creative with their benefits packages, in order to attract younger employees.
  92. The Last States With Prepaid Tuition Plans

    Prepaid tuition could save you thousands of dollars and unwanted stress. Find out where you can still find them.
  93. 6 Bizarre Celebrity Insurance Policies

    There's a whole world of insurance beyond home, pet and auto - here are some of the more obscure celebrity insurance policies. ...
  94. Are You Over-Insured?

    You can free up a lot of money by eliminating overlapping insurance policies. Read on to learn where you are most likely ...
  95. 8 Ways To Avoid Getting Burned By Prepaid Debit Cards

    These cards have many differences from traditional debit and credit cards that can cost you money if you don't know what ...
  96. Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?

    These wealthy individuals have the best shot at being the first trillionaire.
  97. What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes

    Find out how your profits are taxed and what to consider when making investment decisions.
  98. Taxpayers The IRS Is Targeting This Year

    The IRS does not treat all tax returns equally - find out if you are in danger of being audited.
  99. Rich And Careless

    We'll look at high-profile, big-money investments that turned out badly for their famous investors.
  100. How The Loch Ness Monster Affects The Economy

    Do sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and UFOs lead to massive market fluctuations?
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