Personal Finance Articles

  1. How To Pick A Stock

    So you've finally decided to start investing. But what should you put in your portfolio? Find out here.
  2. 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.
  3. Getting Through The Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? We offer some solutions to the confusing process ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?

    These wealthy individuals have the best shot at being the first trillionaire.
  7. 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. ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Rich And Careless

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

    Do sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and UFOs lead to massive market fluctuations?
  12. Gas Savings Tips That Don't Actually Work

    We all try to get the most from our tank of gas, but do those tricks you hear about amount to real savings?
  13. Choosing The Best Disability Insurance

    Social Security benefits can be hard to collect. Find out why you need disability insurance to protect your income, and learn ...
  14. 2 Ways To Finish Undergraduate And MBA Programs Faster

    Testing out of courses and challenging course credit decisions can allow you to save money and time at college.
  15. 6 Billionaire Politicians And What They're Worth

    These businessmen have made their millions and entered the political field.
  16. How Real Estate Agents Sell Their Homes For More

    A well-publicized statistic finds that when real estate agents sell their own homes, they tend to get a higher price. But ...
  17. Where Your Tax Dollars Went In 2010

    2010's federal budget says a lot about our government's priorities, but it also speaks to an unsustainable level of current ...
  18. 6 Tips For Finding A Summer Job

    It's time to start looking for your summer job - get an edge on the competition with these tips.
  19. 5 Big-Ticket Billionaire Sales

    From $75 million houses to 303-foot yachts, we look at what some famous billionaires have put up for sale in the past few ...
  20. 6 Credit Mistakes Retirees Make

    While children and adult offspring often look to their elders for wisdom, not all seniors are the best source for financial ...
  21. The Most Expensive Kids' Sports

    Every parent should encourage their child's hobbies and interests, but at what price? Find out the sports that cost the most ...
  22. An Explanation Of Stagflation

    Find out how stagflation is measured, what factors contribute to it and how to protect your finances.
  23. Why You Can't Influence Gas Prices

    Don't believe the water-cooler talk. Big oil companies aren't to blame for high prices.
  24. 10 Tips For Getting The Lowest Car Insurance

    For many, car insurance is a costly, but necessary, expense. And while drivers can't avoid insurance payments, they can follow ...
  25. The Costs Of College Athletics

    Here we look at the price some young athletes pay in pursuit of college scholarships. Is it worth it?
  26. 5 Car Insurance Add-Ons You Don't (Always) Need

    We'll look at the types of car insurance that you can avoid to save some money on your monthly premium.
  27. Calculating (Small) Company Credit Risk

    Determining creditworthiness of smaller and medium-sized corporations isn't as easy as for larger companies, but these tips ...
  28. Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs For 2011

    These jobs have high salaries and great outlooks in the coming years.
  29. 5 Billionaire Finance Moves You Can't Make

    Most billionaires don't live like the rest of us. Why? Because they often buy or invest in things that we can't, in ways ...
  30. 6 Simple Car Mods That Actually Save Fuel

    Check out these simple and effective ways to turn your car into a fuel-sipping cash-saver.
  31. Who Will Be The World's First Trillionaire?

    We'll look at what it will take before someone achieves the incredible sum of $1 trillion in wealth.
  32. 6 Outrageous Billionaire Purchases

    From costly pigeons to excessive parent purchases, we'll look at six of the most outrageous, expensive billionaire purchases. ...
  33. Explaining Types Of Fixed Annuities

    Learn about this popular retirement tool, its pros and cons and how annuities work to create a guaranteed regular stream ...
  34. 5 Industries That Are Ready To Retire

    The baby boomer generation is retiring, and economists expect a shift in the job market - in some industries more than most. ...
  35. 5 Growing Jobs For Retirees

    We'll look at the industries and specific jobs that are attracting post-retirement employees, and post-retiree jobs with ...
  36. Consumer Products That Depreciate The Most (And Least)

    Your new car may not hold its value as well as that old collectible toy you kept in perfect condition. Find out which purchases ...
  37. The 5 Worst Investments For 2011 (And Beyond)

    Thinking of investing this year? These five categories should be avoided at all costs.
  38. 7 Steps To Choosing A Second Career

    Whether you tackle a second career at age 25 or 55, there is always opportunity to "trade up" to something you can enjoy ...
  39. 9 Easy Ways To Increase Your Gas Mileage

    Improved gas mileage is good for you, good for your car and good for the environment.
  40. 10 Tax Benefits For The Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  41. 5 Steps To Scoring A Mortgage

    Find out what you can do to polish up some of the common flaws that put off lenders.
  42. 6 Ways To Save On Insurance

    Love it or hate it, insurance policies are a necessary expense in everyone's life. Learn the top tricks for saving money ...
  43. How The Rich Got That Way

    We explore the most common ways that people get rich, and look at what you can do to join the ranks of the wealthy.
  44. Find Your Dream Home For Less

    If you think you can't afford your dream home, check out these compromises that could make it happen.
  45. 4 Key Factors That Drive The Real Estate Market

    Whether you are investing directly or indirectly in property, you need to know the factors that affect its value.
  46. 6 Huge Insurance Claims

    Next time you think that insurance is a waste of your money, think about these expensive claims.
  47. 7 Products Under $5 That Made Millions

    Some of the most successful inventions were created by accident. Many of these products were never meant to see public distribution, ...
  48. The Most Controversial Tax Deductions

    When it comes to taxes, it's hard to make people happy but these deductions raised more than the average amount of controversy. ...
  49. The Ultimate Tax-Time Checklist

    Find out what information you need to pull together before filling out your return.
  50. How Long Until Your Hybrid Pays Off?

    Buying a hybrid vehicle to save money on fuel costs is an appealing idea, but how long will you have to drive that fuel-sipper ...
  51. Government Regulations: Do They Help Businesses?

    These rules are in place to protect consumers and help businesses thrive at the same time.
  52. What To Do When Your Insurance Company Won't Pay

    Struggling to get a claim honoured? Find out what you can do.
  53. 2 Key Tactics Retailers Use To Increase Sales

    Many companies use versioning and bundling to increase sales. These strategies can offer value to consumers, but they also ...
  54. 6 Apps That Can Save You Money On Your Car

    These apps are designed help you save on gas, maintenance and parking - and most of them are free.
  55. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals. ...
  56. Unique Insurance Policies You Should Consider

    You may have basic insurance plans for your car and your home, but check out these unusual – but still practical options. ...
  57. What Determines Gas Prices?

    Gas prices are influenced by more than supply and demand. Find out what determines the price you pay at the pump.
  58. 7 Insurance Tricks That Cost You Money

    Not all insurance companies are out to get you, but you should still learn how to save money when dealing with unscrupulous ...
  59. Warranties That Aren't Worth It And Why

    Buying the retail warranty on your laptop might work out in your favor, but not every warranty will give you a good return. ...
  60. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  61. TFSA Or RRSP?

    Canadians now have two options for retirement savings. Find out how to figure out which one's best for you.
  62. 5 Ways To Be Irreplaceable At Work

    Use these tips to position yourself as an indispensable employee and increase your job security.
  63. Can Divorce Insurance Keep You From The Poorhouse?

    Divorce rates are estimated to be between 40-50%, and you could lose as much as 77% of your net worth.
  64. The Surprising Salaries Of Fringe Sports Stars

    You don't have to aspire to play in the NFL, NBA or MLB if you want to make a living playing sports. Find out the compensation ...
  65. The 5 Most Overlooked Problems In A Home Inspection

    Home inspectors aren't guaranteed (or required) to catch every flaw in your next home. Here are five ways you can protect ...
  66. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    The more you understand about delinquency, the better prepared you'll be to handle it.
  67. 5 Tips For Saving On Kids' Sports

    Parents' bank accounts shouldn't suffer because of their kids' sporting activities.
  68. Should Employees Be Compensated With Stock Options?

    Learn the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this type of payout.
  69. What Billionaires Do After Retirement

    Retirement as a billionaire may sound like heaven, but for some, their work has only begun once they collect their gold Rolex. ...
  70. The Controversy Over Option Expensing

    There has been much debate over whether companies should treat employee stocks options as an expense. This article examines ...
  71. The Apple Ecosystem

    There is a long line of companies that benefit from the multibillion dollar success of Apple's ultra-hot consumer electronics. ...
  72. 5 Reasons You And Your Credit Card Should Stay Broken Up

    Consumer credit card debt rose in December, so it's time to think twice about rekindling your relationship with that piece ...
  73. Deciphering Deferred Annuity Designations

    Tax deferred annuities can be complex arrangements. Discover some of the situations that arise when an owner or annuitant ...
  74. Canadian Mortgage Changes You Need To Know

    Canada is changing the rules for issuing mortgages, including length and equity requirements. Learn how these changes will ...
  75. 5 Stocks For Valentine's Day

    These Valentine's-related stocks are good enough to fall in love with.
  76. Protesting With Your Money: Does It Work?

    You have more power than you think when you protest with your wallet rather than your voice.
  77. Foods With The Biggest Price Increases

    These foods have suffered the most inflation in past year; what does that mean for the average consumer?
  78. Protect Yourself From Group Buying Scams

    Online coupons, daily deals and group buying offers are flooding the internet. Learn how to spot a fake deal from a legitimate ...
  79. An Introduction To The CFA Designation

    The CFA designation is seen as the key certification for investment professionals. Find out what the CFA signifies for candidates ...
  80. The Premium You Pay On A Valentine Gift

    You can't buy love, but on February 14 everybody tries. And higher prices are always the result.
  81. Buying A Car: The Worst Investment?

    An automobile is considered to be one of the worst investments that can be made, but there are ways to turn that negative ...
  82. $1 CEOs And What They Make Now

    During the recession, many CEOs took a $1 salary until their companies returned to profitability. We look at the millions ...
  83. How Unemployment Stats Affect Employed People

    Unemployment is still hovering close to 10%, but what does it all mean to you? Find out how unemployment statistics affect ...
  84. Increase Your Tax Refund With Above-The-Line Deductions

    Find out about these deductions and how you can use them to lower your tax bill.
  85. The Perfect 2011 Investment Portfolio

    No individual picks here, but we'll look at some sectors that are good candidates to provide the greatest returns and top ...
  86. Alternative Ways To Hold Your Net Worth

    If you're afraid of putting your money back into the financial system, check out these alternatives.
  87. Getting Help With Your Down Payment

    It's not as easy as it once was to save for a down payment, but these tips can help give you a head start.
  88. 15 Outrageous Super Bowl Bets

    Betting now includes aspects as obscure as who the game's MVP will thank first and how long it will take for the anthem singer ...
  89. 7 Popular Diet Plans And What They Cost

    Find out the price of the most popular diet plans per month and how this compares to average American food costs
  90. What Is The U.S. Government's Credit Score?

    If the U.S. government were treated like a regular person, how would lenders view it?
  91. How To Live On Less

    Reduced income because of the recession? Here are some ess painful ways to reduce your cost of living.
  92. An Overview Of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  93. How Being Cheap Will Leave You Broke

    Some savings strategies won't gain you money in the long run. Learn the penny-pinching moves that will end up costing you ...
  94. A Prospective Homeowner Countdown

    Looking to make a move in the spring? Find out what you should be taking care of now.
  95. Signs That Gas Prices Are Going Up

    These events can precipitate a rise in the price at the pump - keep your eyes peeled
  96. The Super Bowl Economy

    We take a look at who's spending the most money for the Super Bowl, and who's reaping the biggest financial benefits.
  97. The 5 Consequences Of A Working Retirement

    Our vision of retirement is rapidly changing, as many Americans fully expect to work through their golden years. Find out ...
  98. Biggest Shopping Trends For 2011

    2010 saw the start of many new buying trends. Learn which of these trends are expected to gain ground and find out how shoppers ...
  99. 7 Ways To Be More Productive At Work

    These tips will not only make you a better employee, they'll make you a healthier person.
  100. Get Through Divorce With Your Finances Intact

    Find out how to split your finances without coming up short.
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