Personal Finance Articles

  1. What Not To Say In A Job Interview

    Don't let your nerves get the best of you during a job interview, and avoid these major flubs.
  2. Top 6 Reasons New Businesses Fail

    Running your own business may be the American Dream, but it's become a nightmare for many entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid ...
  3. America's Biggest Food Companies

    These five companies may be synonymous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  4. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  5. What's Your Debt Really Costing You?

    Although your minimum monthly payment may not look like much, your debt is denting your finances more than you realize.
  6. 7 New Tax Breaks For 2011

    Taxpayers should be aware of these seven new (or improved) breaks, such as a larger earned income credit and tax-free employer-paid ...
  7. Top 6 Unusual Money-Saving Tips

    Sometimes coupon clipping and bargain hunting aren't enough to make your income cover your expenses. It may be time to try ...
  8. Applying For A Job When You're Overqualified

    Career advice gurus give the dos and don'ts of persuading employers that you are fit for a job opening.
  9. When Paying Off Debt With Your 401(K) Makes Sense

    The experts warn against touching your retirement savings early, but there are situations where it is the best financial ...
  10. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

    With Halloween around the corner, here are some spooky thoughts about the economy.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. ...
  13. 4 Haunted Houses And What They're Worth

    The courts view a haunted reputation as a detriment to a home's value, but these homes' histories may have boosted their ...
  14. 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.
  15. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Water Cooler Finance: Ghosts Of Economies Past

    Will old disasters come back to haunt the markets in the time for Halloween?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. You Worked How Long To Buy That?!

    Find out the true cost of items by translating them into hours worked.
  22. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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? ...
  25. 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. ...
  26. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

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

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  28. 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.
  29. Bank Vs. Budget: How Much House Can You Afford?

    Learn whether you can afford the mortgage that the bank will lend you.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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? ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 5 Jobs That Cash In On Disasters

    Disasters just happen, but there are many businesses that are able to make the best of them.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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. ...
  47. No Wonder You're Not Getting Hired!

    Find out which unexpected mistakes could be holding you back.
  48. Fantasy Football: A Two-Billion Dollar Market

    This side of sports separates the casual fan from the diehard fan.
  49. 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?
  50. 4 Companies To Watch This Earnings Season

    As earnings season gears up, there are a few companies that financial experts are watching.
  51. 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!
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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.
  54. 5 Money Transfer Technologies And Their Risks

    New technology makes cash swaps simple, but are the risks worth the convenience?
  55. 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 ...
  56. The Shoe Lover's Investment Portfolio

    These stocks are worth a look if you love footwear.
  57. 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.
  58. Major Sports Memorabilia Sales

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

    Find out how to live comfortably through both fat and lean years.
  60. Is The Middle Class Really Disappearing?

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

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  62. Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

    Variable annuities are another way to save money tax-deferred - but don't jump in blindly!
  63. Thanksgiving On A Budget

    Don't miss these easy ways to save this Thanksgiving season.
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

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

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  68. Why Retailers Love Gift Cards

    Gift cards have many benefits for retailers compared to cash sales. We'll look at a few of them.
  69. 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.
  70. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  71. 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. ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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. ...
  78. 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. ...
  79. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  80. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  81. 8 Ways To Donate Locally

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

    The recession may be over, but the market is still sluggish.
  83. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  84. 6 Ways To Save On Fall Maintenance

    With autumn arriving, those seasonal chores can really add up.
  85. Variable Vs. Variable Universal Life Insurance

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out.
  86. 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.
  87. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 6 Tips For A No-Experience Resume

    Lacking experience doesn’t have to kill your chances when applying for jobs.
  90. Lunch Money: The Cost Of Convenience

    Find out how you can create litterless lunches without breaking the bank.
  91. 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.
  92. 5 New Phishing Scams To Watch Out For

    These five scams may seem transparent, but thousands of people fall for them annually.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. 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. ...
  99. 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.
  100. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
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