Personal Finance Articles

  1. Wall Street History: The Boesky And Siegel Deal

    Oil wells, sub sandwiches and foreclosures are all discussed this week in Wall Street history.
  2. Green Energy: Why We're Still Not Using It

    The reason we are still dependent on fossil fuels for energy is about as old as the fossils themselves. Read on to find out why.
  3. What's Your Billionaire Age?

    Find out how much and for how long one would have to save to become a billionaire, and whether it's possible for anyone.
  4. Can You Afford To Dip Into Your RRSP Early?

    Canadians have their own considerations to make before choosing early retirement.
  5. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

    It is not uncommon for investors to lose money through misselling or other forms of mismanagement.
  6. Early Out: A Realistic Plan To Retire Younger

    If you want to retire ahead of schedule, it'll take some extra planning.
  7. 6 Ways To Save Online

    Whether you're buying online or not, with these tips, the web is your superhighway to big savings.
  8. 5 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Job Online

    With so many jobs being advertised online, it pays to know your way around an online job search. Here's what you need to know to find and land that dream job.
  9. Turn Your Part-Time Gig Into A Full-Time Job

    These tips can help you make a permanent job out of a temporary or contract position.
  10. Water Cooler Finance: A Diving Dow And Rotting Eggs

    With an attempted hostile takeover, the Bank of America lawsuit, surprising earnings and a diving Dow, business news doesn't get much more exciting.
  11. Is Buying A Franchise Wise?

    If you like being your own boss, this is not the job for you.
  12. Everyday Fees And How To Avoid Them

    Keep an eye out for these charges, and you'll save a bundle.
  13. Keep Working Or Stay At Home With The Kids?

    Choosing to stay at home with the kids is a choice that has both positive and negative financial consequences.
  14. Starting A Business? Consider This First

    Going into business for yourself can be a fantastic, liberating experience. But beware of the hidden pitfalls.
  15. 5 Simple Tips For Minimalism

    Minimalism is becoming more popular, following a decade of excess and consuming, with America feeling an urge to get back to basics.
  16. 10 Things You Must Know Before You Retire

    Don't put off your retirement planning - these 10 steps can make your later years much more manageable.
  17. How Should Apple Spend Its Money?

    Apple has a small fortune in cash and securities. With so much to spend, Apple could shake up a number of industries.
  18. 6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    The requirements for making a down payment on a home have changed, but don't worry - there are still plenty of ways to build up that money.
  19. Top Celebrity Career Comeback Tips

    If you're struggling to get your career back on track in this recession, you can learn from a few celebrities who emerged from has-been status to find a place in the spotlight again.
  20. 7 Must-Have Real Estate Contract Conditions

    It's a good idea to educate yourself on the not-so-obvious parts of a real estate contract.
  21. An Introduction To The FHA 203(k) Loan

    If you're looking at a fixer-upper, the Federal Housing Administration rehab loan may be the mortgage for you.
  22. Use ROA To Gauge A Company's Profits

    Do you rely too heavily on ROE? Consider using return on assets for a more complete picture.
  23. 6 Common Conditions With Expensive Medications

    While the most expensive drugs may be for rare diseases, there are lots of common conditions that require some pricey prescriptions.
  24. Wall Street History: Hurricanes And Honest Analysts

    What do gold, Enron and Google all have in common? This week in Wall Street history!
  25. 5 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

    America is saving 6.4 percent of its money -not bad, but we would all like to do better. Here are five simple ways to trick yourself into saving money.
  26. A Look At Single-Premium Life Insurance

    Want to provide for your dependents and finance your own long-term care? Learn more here.
  27. Crisis Management Strategies For Business Owners

    When a PR problem arises, your company will be judged on how you handle it. Are you ready?
  28. 8 Occupations With Increased Demand

    From the looks of these numbers, an economic recovery may be on the way sooner than later for many industries.
  29. Billionaires Who Haven't Taken The Pledge

    The Pledge has gained a lot of attention, but some names are missing. We'll look at a few notables not signing up.
  30. Companies Playing Catch-Up With The Competition

    These companies may have a rough battle ahead of them, but the competition is sure to make them stronger.
  31. Top 6 Ways To Ruin Your Retirement

    Make sure you aren't doing anything on this list, or your golden years could be in jeapardy.
  32. Who's Cashing In On Pro Sports Revenue?

    As professional sports leagues have become more popular, the millions of dollars generated has become billions.
  33. The 7 Best Places To Put Your Savings

    You work hard to put your money away for the future, but where you should you keep it?
  34. Canadians: Save For Retirement, Pay Less Tax

    If you're thinking about how to plan for retirement, an RRSP's tax incentives, simplicity and flexibility could be a great option.
  35. Water Cooler Finance: Billionaire Pledges and Other Positive Press

    This week in finance, the market was feeling the heat, the auto industry is perking up and billionaires are giving it all away.
  36. Lazy Portfolio Strategies For Your RRSP

    Check out this cheap and easy way to secure good returns for the long term.
  37. Taking The Surprise Out Of Long-Term Care

    Don't be caught unprepared - find out what to look for in LTC insurance policies.
  38. Student Loan Deferment: Live To Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  39. The Importance Of Inflation And GDP

    Learn the underlying theories behind these concepts and what they can mean for your portfolio.
  40. 5 Types Of REITs And How To Invest In Them

    Real estate investment trusts are a sound addition to a diversified portfolio. Learn what you need to know to invest.
  41. 7 Best Companies To Have On Your Resume

    Some companies just have that Ivy League shine; that great reputation with which anyone wants to be associated. Here are seven best companies to have on your resume, and where they're hiring.
  42. Top 5 Ways To Budget For A Baby

    Follow these simple tips to keep your wallet as fat and healthy as your new baby.
  43. 5 Famous Wall Street Meltdowns

    Steve Slater set the standard for losing it on the job, but these four set the bar for going mad on Wall Street.
  44. Can You Afford To Retire Early?

    Early retirement is the hope of many people currently in the workplace. So, how do we get there - and what are the downsides?
  45. Top 6 Most Indebted Countries (And Why)

    Is the U.S. debt as bad as it sounds? Take a look at these European countries, and the U.S. doesn't seem so bad.
  46. Is The Billionaire Charity Pledge A Good Idea?

    Will Bill Gates' call for billionaires to become more active in charitable giving do all the good it could?
  47. Wall Street History: Greenspan And IPO Madness

    Scandals, IPOs and huge, ugly computers all share this week in Wall Street history.
  48. 5 Top-Paid Sports Commissioners

    Guess who takes the top spot in this ranking of sports commissioners' salaries.
  49. 5 New Barriers To Getting A Mortgage

    New lending requirements have made it much tougher to get approved, and some common situations that may not have presented a problem for approval in the past, do now.
  50. 5 Billionaire Habits That Can Make You Richer

    Billionaires are a very elite group, but they have more in common than just money.
  51. CEO Headhunting: New Jobs For Ex-Execs

    Even the most publicly unpopular CEOs have found success after leaving the firms that brought them notoriety.
  52. Water Cooler Finance: Who Is The Next Buffett?

    This week in finance, the search for Buffett's successor continues, wheat is scarce in Russia, and two men named Mark leave big name companies.
  53. Teaching Your Child To Be Financially Savvy

    If you start today, you can set your kids up for a lifetime of smart money management.
  54. A Safer Money Market With Rule 2a-7

    Money markets are traditionally "safe" investments - but Rule 2a-7 just made them a bit safer.
  55. Top 5 States For Construction Workers

    If you work in construction, these states may offer the best working conditions for you.
  56. The Evolution Of Retirement

    Retirement has transformed over the years as worker's life spans increase and their expectations change.
  57. Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  58. Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student loans can be a huge financial burden, but bankruptcy won't necessarily save you from paying.
  59. Why Boomers' Retirement Is Different From Their Parents

    Many retirement strategies that worked for previous generations are no longer viable. Find out the best ways to get the nest egg you need now.
  60. 5 Car Repairs You Should Do Yourself

    An axle or a shock may take special tools, but changing your own oil can be done from home, and save you big money in the long-run.
  61. How Hollywood Has Ruined Your Retirement

    These Hollywood cliches may be ingrained in our minds, but how realistic are they?
  62. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  63. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    People often have a love/hate relationship with the Greenback. We provide five reasons for this ambivalence.
  64. Paying Online: A How-To Guide

    You can buy anything at a click, but paying for it is a little more complicated.
  65. Billionaire Portfolios: What Are They Holding?

    Becoming a billionaire through investing is no easy feat. Find out what the richest investors are buying now.
  66. 7 Reasons To Go Back To School Now

    It's a great time to crack those books and ride out today's job climate.
  67. Wall Street History: Microsoft Buys Apple

    Catch up on your financial history for this week.
  68. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  69. Investigating Potential Employers: Doing Your Due Diligence

    Check out these which seven pieces of information you must have before you sit down for an interview.
  70. Top 7 Pro Athlete Contracts

    The one thing that top athletes aren't is underpaid - these seven contracts had heads turning.
  71. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  72. Read Credit Card Correspondence And Save

    Throwing out the mail your credit card company sends you may be the same as throwing away money.
  73. Water Cooler Finance: Google Gains, Taxpayers Pay

    This week in financial news saw Google gain, taxpayers lose and the SEC hone in on Citigroup.
  74. 7 Things Kids Can Definitely Do Without

    It already costs more than $200,000 to raise a child, and that's just for essentials. Do you really need to add these items to the tab?
  75. Why Prices Never Really Go Down

    If deflation and inflation are opposite polls of monetary policy, how come we put up with one but fear the other?
  76. The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs

    These 10 entrepreneurs' names will live on long into the future - perhaps even after their enterprises are gone.
  77. Canada's Oil Billionaires

    The Canadian oil industry owes some measure of its success and dominance to several men who took risks that paid off handsomely over time. They are all included in the Forbes list of the world's billionaires for 2010.
  78. Forget A House - Buy An Island

    While most of us would assume island ownership to be something completely unattainable, a little research reveals that it may not be as impossible as we think.
  79. Top 10 Investment Tips From Pop Music

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  80. 5 Generic Products That Are Just As Good

    While some generic products are second-rate, others are just as good as the real thing. Here are six generics that take the cake.
  81. The Ratings Game - A Solution

    The ratings agencies are refusing to take on the legal risks of the new rules, leaving investors with a dilemma.
  82. 4 Careers Where Women Make More Than Men

    Men certainly don't dominate these fields - read on to find some workplaces where women are in charge!
  83. Wall Street History: Y2K, Milton Friedman And Golden Watches

    This week in financial history has a bit of everything, including murder.
  84. Easy Ways To Save On Your Wireless Bill

    Here are a few ways to save money while you stay connected.
  85. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

    Looking to make a career change? Here are five sectors with stable prospects - and salaries.
  86. 9 Student Discounts You Shouldn't Miss

    College students can always stand to save some cash. Here are nine discount opportunities students should explore and exploit.
  87. The Most Profitable Rookie Sports Debuts

    When it comes to pro sports rookies, sometimes you get what you pay for - even if the initial asking price seems a little high.
  88. The Dangers Of Paying For Your Kid's College

    We all want the best for our kids, and that includes a college education. But should you be footing the bill?
  89. 4 Summer Vacation Ideas On A Shoestring Budget

    If a big vacation is not in your budget, you do not have to stay housebound. These four ideas can help you find a cheap vacation to accommodate your finances.
  90. 12 Hot Careers And How Much They Pay

    Make a career choice with some longevity. Find out where to look.
  91. The Most Expensive Places To Go To School

    When it comes to sky-high college costs, these cities lead the pack.
  92. Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Find out the real cost of buying on a delayed interest plan.
  93. How To Be Debt-Free In 2011

    It's hard to think of Christmas when you're busy beating the summer heat, but now is the best time to prepare.
  94. 6 Things To Know Before Taking Out A Student Loan

    Before you sign your loan documents, make sure you know what you are getting into.
  95. 8 Reasons To Tough Out Your Job

    Yes, there are many reasons to search for a new job - but consider these eight factors before burning a bridge.
  96. Weird Insurance Bets Worth Millions

    These are not the policies written by the folks in grey flannel suits.
  97. 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy A House Right Now

    Everyone keeps saying now is the time to buy. Here's why you shouldn't.
  98. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    Interest rates keep dipping lower and lower. Find out what it takes to tip the scales toward a refinance.
  99. Water Cooler Finance: The Unrelenting Claw Of Bernie Madoff

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  100. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Brand-new homes have distinct advantages - and drawbacks. Find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
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