Personal Finance Articles

  1. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

    With Halloween around the corner, here are some spooky thoughts about the economy.
  2. 7 Tips For Staying Off The Chopping Block

    In today's competitive job market, employees need to work harder than ever just to keep their jobs.
  3. America's Richest Sports Team Owners

    There may not be as many people in the seats this year, but many sports team owners are still doing quite well for themselves.
  4. Don't Forget The Kids: Save For Their Education And Retirement

    Retirement and education financing are the two most important planning items for taxpayers.
  5. How To Invest In Everyday Products

    Investors are often told to "invest in what you know." Find out what companies make the products you use daily.
  6. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  7. Breaking Down Credit Card Fine Print

    Those "perks" offered by credit card companies usually come with strings attached, and these are just a few of them.
  8. A Look At Cell Phone Companies

    Cell phone makers have been jockeying for top spot over the last decade. Find out who the major players are and who has the next must-have product that will shoot them ahead of the competition.
  9. Water Cooler Finance: Ghosts Of Economies Past

    Will old disasters come back to haunt the markets in the time for Halloween?
  10. Stop Procrastinating! Enroll In A College Savings Plan

    The cost of sending your kids to college could be a serious financial burden - unless you get prepared. Now.
  11. Know Your Foreclosure Rights

    Find out what homeowners are entitled to under the law, and how they can ensure their rights are honored by lenders.
  12. You Worked How Long To Buy That?!

    Find out the true cost of items by translating them into hours worked.
  13. 6 Late-In-Life Entrepreneurs

    We've all heard stories of college kids starting successful businesses, but what about business start-ups of the not-so-young?
  14. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  15. 6 Drug Companies With Expiring Patents In 2011

    The 2011 "patent cliff" is approaching and many big name pharmaceutical manufacturers face patent expiration on their core products. Is this a coffin nail or can these companies overcome generic competition.
  16. Bank Vs. Budget: How Much House Can You Afford?

    Learn whether you can afford the mortgage that the bank will lend you.
  17. Wall Street History: Panics, Scandals And Rogue Traders (Oh My!)

    This week chronicles the heroics of J.P. Morgan, a classic embargo battle, the first of Wall Streets' dark days and much more.
  18. 6 Tax Myths Everyone Should Know

    There are many tax myths that have grown out of general tax confusion. Learning about them can help you avoid costly mistakes.
  19. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

    Find out whether your funds are being managed according to your goals.
  20. Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  21. Companies Built On A Single Product

    Though they may seem like a rare breed these days, these organizations have built their reputations on just one item.
  22. Bridging The Gaps On Your Resume

    Everyone experiences unemployment, but it's not something you want exposed to potential employers. Learn to craft a resume that downplays your downtime and promotes your assets.
  23. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  24. Top 6 Ways To Increase Your Tax Refund Now

    Planning ahead can generate a larger tax refund down the road - these tips will get you on the right path.
  25. House Price Vs. Interest Rate: Which Is More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowners Association fees.
  26. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start?
  27. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the time you need to save your home.
  28. Zooming In On Net Operating Income

    NOI is a long-run profitability measure that smart investors can count on.
  29. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  30. Top 8 Ways Lose Money On Bonds

    Find out what these common ways are so that you can avoid them - and the losses that follow.
  31. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable sale is possible.
  32. 5 Jobs That Cash In On Disasters

    Disasters just happen, but there are many businesses that are able to make the best of them.
  33. The Skinny On Canadian Sports Lotteries

    Putting your money where your mouth is on the favourite team could add some spice to your sports viewing.
  34. 4 Key Factors To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    Buying stocks is a careful balance of risk and reward. Learn to identify your risk tolerance and financial goals with these fundamental tips.
  35. Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

    Renovations are stressful, but if you rush through important details you could fall prey to one of these scams.
  36. Breaking Through The Middle Class

    While there is no easy way to the top, understanding some basic economics will help you you move up the economic ladder.
  37. No Wonder You're Not Getting Hired!

    Find out which unexpected mistakes could be holding you back.
  38. 6 Simple Ways To Save This Halloween

    Getting you and your family prepared for Halloween can be a terrifying expense. Learn six tricks to ensure your Halloween is a treat.
  39. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  40. Wall Street History: Antitrust, OPEC And Disney

    This week in financial history has seen two important pieces of legislation come into being, as well as the beginnings of a company that would one day create "the happiest place on earth".
  41. Fantasy Football: A Two-Billion Dollar Market

    This side of sports separates the casual fan from the diehard fan.
  42. Signs It's Time To Retire

    Your house is paid off and you're ready to travel and pursue other interests, but can you do it?
  43. 4 Companies To Watch This Earnings Season

    As earnings season gears up, there are a few companies that financial experts are watching.
  44. Home Winterizing Tips That Work

    Pick up a few of these tested tips, and you can help control those energy and financial leaks before they start!
  45. The Shoe Lover's Investment Portfolio

    These stocks are worth a look if you love footwear.
  46. Quiz: Are Your Finances Above Average?

    We look at average Canadian debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  47. Top Tips For Maxing Out Your Retirement Account

    If you are behind in your retirement plan contributions for the year, this is the time to figure out how to catch up.
  48. 5 Money Transfer Technologies And Their Risks

    New technology makes cash swaps simple, but are the risks worth the convenience?
  49. Water Cooler Finance: History's Biggest Rogue Trading Scandal

    This week in finance the economy falters and the markets stay hopeful, a $6 billion fine is imposed and Google joins the TV biz.
  50. Is The Middle Class Really Disappearing?

    Find out exactly what "middle class" means and whether it's really getting rarer.
  51. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  52. Major Sports Memorabilia Sales

    Sports memorabilia items stir up a lot of emotion for both fans and players about the performances they represent.
  53. How To Budget For An Irregular Income

    Find out how to live comfortably through both fat and lean years.
  54. Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

    Variable annuities are another way to save money tax-deferred - but don't jump in blindly!
  55. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  56. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  57. Thanksgiving On A Budget

    Don't miss these easy ways to save this Thanksgiving season.
  58. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  59. Will You Have To Delay Your Retirement?

    With increasing healthcare costs, a longer life and a depleting Social Security fund, will you have to work until you physically can't?
  60. The Best Careers For Your Skills

    Thinking of a career change, but you're not sure where to start? Here is a breakdown of the best industries for your skills.
  61. Why Retailers Love Gift Cards

    Gift cards have many benefits for retailers compared to cash sales. We'll look at a few of them.
  62. Quiz: How Do Your Finances Measure Up?

    We look at average American debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  63. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  64. 9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    Whether or not a mortgage refinance is right for you depends more on individual circumstances than this week's mortgage interest rates.
  65. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same to your household budget.
  66. The Million-Dollar Gap In The U.S. Housing Market

    We look at the cheapest and most expensive home prices in the U.S., and find more than a million-dollar difference.
  67. Wall Street History: Franklin Folds And Google Buys YouTube

    This week in financial history saw Google make a big buy, a record-breaking bank collapse and much more.
  68. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  69. A Map To The Year's Best Shopping Deals

    We'll go through the best times of the year to buy different major life purchases, and see how you can plan your year's purchases around sales.
  70. 6 Habits That Will Make You Broke

    Does your money run out before the end of the month? Here are six bad habits that will make you broke, and how to break them.
  71. Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  72. 4 Keyword Tips For A Winning Resume

    Saying the "magic words" in your resume can mean the difference between whether it is tossed or moved to the top of the heap.
  73. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  74. 6 Ways To Save On Fall Maintenance

    With autumn arriving, those seasonal chores can really add up.
  75. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  76. 8 Ways To Donate Locally

    Donating locally is a great way to both support and get involved with your own community.
  77. Water Cooler Finance: The Post-Stimulus Slump

    The recession may be over, but the market is still sluggish.
  78. Variable Vs. Variable Universal Life Insurance

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out.
  79. Lunch Money: The Cost Of Convenience

    Find out how you can create litterless lunches without breaking the bank.
  80. New Grads: 4 Reasons To Not Leave The Nest

    For new graduates, living with parents may be the best way to get a sound financial footing.
  81. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  82. September Real Estate Recap

    This year hasn't been a great year for the real estate market, and September proved no different. Can the ghosts of recessions past be scared off in October?
  83. 6 Tips For A No-Experience Resume

    Lacking experience doesn’t have to kill your chances when applying for jobs.
  84. The Toughest Corporate Ladders To Climb

    Which careers are the hardest to be promoted in? Here are some of America's toughest corporate ladders, and some tips on how to get ahead.
  85. 5 Tips To Save Your Green While Staying Green

    It is possible to save money while being eco-friendly. In fact, it's pretty easy.
  86. 5 New Phishing Scams To Watch Out For

    These five scams may seem transparent, but thousands of people fall for them annually.
  87. Asking For A Reference: Who, How, When And Where?

    It can be awkward and a bit of a pain, but having the right references is an important step to landing that new job or being accepted to the school of your choice.
  88. R&D Spending And Profitability: What's The Link?

    Return on research capital (RORC), can help investors measure how much profit R&D spending actually generates.
  89. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  90. Maximize Your Tuition Tax Benefits This Year

    To help college students pay their tuition bills and give America that extra push to get an education, the government has come up with a $2,500 tuition tax credit.
  91. Debit Cards: Why They're Not As Safe As You Think

    Ditching your credit card can be a smart move, but debit isn't yet an equal alternative.
  92. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Few homeowners think of their mortgages as leverage, but careful use of this asset can help them maximize their net worth.
  93. E-Careers That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    With the unemployment rate at 9-10%, it's important to stay on top of career trends.
  94. The Big Business Of Vampires

    Franchises like "Twilight," "True Blood," and even parodies like "Vampires Suck" are raking in millions at a time when discretionary spending is low.
  95. How Salary Caps Changed Sports

    Salary caps are hotly debated, but little understood. We'll look at how the caps affect the game as well as the sports fans.
  96. What Does Medicare Cover?

    Don't assume you're insured. Find out what you can expect from this healthcare program.
  97. Products That Cost More To Make Than To Buy

    These products aren't profitable for companies in themselves - but in some way, they still make money. Read on to find out how.
  98. Add-On Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Insurance is important in certain situations, but there isn't always a need.
  99. Water Cooler Finance: The End Of The Recession

    Aside from some flat unemployment rates and Blockbuster's bankruptcy filing, this week's financial news was pretty positive.
  100. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and what they control.
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