Personal Finance Articles

  1. The New Ways Thieves Are Stealing Your Identity

    How are thieves now using new technology, like social media and old mobile phones, to steal identities?
  2. Financial Efficiency: The Analyst's Guide To Time Management

    Being efficient on the job is the key to finding balance and avoiding burnout as a broker or advisor.
  3. 5 Money-Saving Moves That Cost You

    When you think you're getting a deal, it's important to consider your time and extra costs.
  4. The 6 Strangest Insurance Policies Ever

    Some individuals have coverage for risks that might seem comical, absurd or even bizarre.
  5. Do Canadians Really Pay More Taxes Than Americans?

    We look at the difference in tax rates and services offered on both sides of the border.
  6. How To Cut Your Banking Fees

    Smart consumers can side-step most of the new bank fees by investing some time and effort.
  7. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for a mortgage. Learn what you need to speed ...
  8. A Primer On The Railroad Sector

    The railroad industry might seem antiquated, but it remains an important service that reaches all corners of the country. ...
  9. 6 Ways To Save On DIY Projects

    Find out where to spend your cash - and where to save it - when renovating your home.
  10. How To Survive A Bankruptcy Filing

    Learn how to make filing for bankruptcy less painful so you can successfully rebuild your financial life.
  11. Why You Don't Want A Government Shutdown

    Although a government shutdown won't be devastating, it will do no good for anyone.
  12. 7 Homeowner Costs Renters Don't Pay

    There are many factors to consider when comparing buying to renting. Learn more here.
  13. 5 Natural Disaster Scams To Watch For

    Before you write check, make sure you know about the organization you're giving it to and where the money's going.
  14. 8 Things You Need To Know Before Renting A Car

    There's a lot you may not know about renting a car. Knowing these tips will save you money while still getting where you ...
  15. 5 Jobs With Mandatory Overtime

    Before you get into one of these fields, you should find out how many hours a week you'll really be working.
  16. 5 Reasons You Don't Want A Promotion

    Although no one wants to be in an entry level position forever, there are some important non-monetary considerations to consider ...
  17. 6 Ways To Stop Credit Card Junk Mail

    Tired of credit card offers filling your mail box? Take advantage of these options to reduce the amount of credit card junk ...
  18. Fix Or Replace: Thinking Ahead On Home Repairs

    When something breaks, how do you decide whether to fix it or throw it away? We provide some tips.
  19. An Overview Of Retirement Plan RMDs

    Make your deadlines for required minimum distributions and save more of your nest egg.
  20. 5 Ways To Save On Real Estate Fees

    Even a 1% reduction in real estate commissions can save you thousands of dollars.
  21. The Economics Of A Successful Marriage

    These theories can keep multi-million dollar corporations afloat, so they should be able to increase the odds of wedded bliss.
  22. Donations: How To Maximize Your Tax Deduction

    Donating to charity is a great way to show your giving spirit and save money on your taxes at the same time.
  23. 6 Actions That Will Devastate Your Career

    Just showing up and doing your job often isn't enough - these tips will help you stay in your workplace's good books.
  24. 10 Strange Will And Testaments

    From dogs to practical jokes, the wealthy sometimes leave their money to strange causes.
  25. Take Advantage Of Employer-Sponsored LTC Insurance

    Find out why 98% of employees are missing out on some great benefits.
  26. 8 Basic Forex Market Concepts

    We go over some of the things you need to understand before you can trade currencies.
  27. 5 Types Of Insurance You Can (And Should) Afford

    With insurance and warranties being offered on seemingly everything, it's hard to know what policies are worth your money. ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 6 iPhone Apps To Help You Budget Better

    With budgeting, half the battle is getting organized. These apps can help you do just that.
  31. 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.
  32. 5 Tips For Selecting A Forex Broker

    Discover the best ways to find a broker who will help you succeed in the forex market.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 5 Of The Most Adaptive Companies

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

    Most Americans don't really understand their credit scores. Find out what you need to know.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. How To Correct Ineligible (Excess) IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. 7 Real-Life Ways To Become A Billionaire

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

    Making a careful choice now can save your heirs from a lot of problems later.
  44. 5 Tips For Dealing With Car Dealers

    Negotiating with car salesmen becomes a lot easier if you follow these five easy steps.
  45. Promissory Notes: Not Your Average IOU

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

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  47. The Money Behind The NFL Players' Lawsuit

    In this article, we look at the NFL players' anti-trust lawsuit, and the possible financial ramifications.
  48. 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? ...
  49. 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.
  50. The New Allowance: Putting Your Kids To Work

    Creating jobs at home for kids to earn money is better than the old-fashioned allowance.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 4 Benefits Of Rising Oil Prices

    Although it may seem odd, higher oil prices can actually lead to some positive outcomes.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 5 Ways March Madness Makes Money

    With the popularity of the college basketball tournament, there's a lot of cash changing hands.
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. March Madness Economics

    One of the greatest tournaments in basketball brings in a lot of cash.
  63. 4 Reasons Pro Sports Teams File For Bankruptcy

    We look at the history of sports bankruptcies, and try to understand what makes them fail.
  64. 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.
  65. Tax Rules For Resident And Nonresident Aliens

    This article examines the definition and tax treatment of these types of non-U.S. citizens.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 5 Life Insurance Questions You Should Ask

    Confused about $1 million dollar insurance advertising claims? Decide whether they'll pay off for you.
  70. 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?
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 7 Endangered Careers

    Ever wonder how technological advances have changed the job market?
  79. How To Live Rich For A Lot Less

    Here are some simple steps you can take to live well without being wealthy.
  80. 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.
  81. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  82. 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.
  83. Retailers Are Going Mobile: How You Can Benefit

    New technology creates increased competition for retailers, and puts consumers in a winning situation.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. 6 Things Putting Unions Under Fire

    We take a look at why unions arose and why things have changed.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 5 Extreme Ways To Raise Your Credit Score

    These methods are legal and legitimate - but are they worth it?
  95. An Introduction To Hyperinflation

    Hyperinflation isn't some historical curiosity. It is a very real risk that countries and governments still struggle with ...
  96. 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.
  97. 6 Ways To Write Off Your Car Expenses

    Reduce the cost of owning and maintaining a car with these clever tax tips.
  98. 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 ...
  99. Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market

    Sometimes a "bad" market can be the best thing for you.
  100. 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.
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