Personal Finance Articles

  1. 5 Signs You Need Life Insurance

    If you can only afford to invest or buy life insurance, experts say you should buy the insurance.
  2. The Easiest Investments Ever Made

    It's not always easy to pick the right investment - here are just a few that generated huge returns for investors with the ...
  3. Does Spiderman Need Life Insurance?

    Many people are convinced that life insurance is for everyone, but for some it's a waste of money.
  4. Newlyweds: 5 Money Matters For A Recession-Era Marriage

    Follow these five tips to have a financially - and emotionally - healthy marriage.
  5. Rethinking The Budget: 6 Counterintuitive Tips

    Think you know how to budget? Think again; these six tips may not be intuitive, but they'll help you handle your money and ...
  6. Is Groupon Good For Business?

    The popular discount coupon site may not be benefitting the companies that use it.
  7. Active ETFs: Higher Cost Vs. Added Value

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  8. An Introduction To Buying A Condominium

    This real estate investment provides unique advantages - and challenges.
  9. The Gas Price Rollercoaster

    Gas prices in the United States continue to fluctuate, but they are slowly dropping.
  10. 6 Tips For Saving Money At The Airport

    Don't blow your vacation budget before you even take off.
  11. The All-Cash Budget Plan: Does It Work?

    Cutting up your credit cards might be the best decision for your budget, but that doesn't mean it will work for everyone.
  12. Why Small Retirement Savings Count

    Don't be put off by the $1 million retirement savings figure; even small savings are worth having.
  13. Benchmark Your Returns With Indexes

    If your portfolio is always falling short, you may not be making an apples-to-apples comparison.
  14. Heartbreaking Pro Sports Team Relocations

    A look at four sports teams that have gone through chaotic divorces with the cities that loved them.
  15. Why Movies Cost So Much To Make

    Why does it cost so much to make a movie? And is it worth it?
  16. 6 Quirky Tech Naming Conventions

    The codenames for your favorite tech projects while they were in development are unique to each company.
  17. 7 Ways To Expand Your Home-Based Business

    These tips can help you take your small business to the next level.
  18. 13 Things You Pay For That Your Library Has For Free

    If it's been a few years since you ventured into a library, you'll be amazed at what they offer - for free!
  19. The Dark Side Of Bulk Buying

    Find out why getting more for less isn't always a great deal.
  20. Car Insurance Add-Ons That May Be Worth The Money

    Many auto insurance add-ons are unnecessary in most situations and will simply drain money out of your pocket. There are ...
  21. Choosing Between The Suburbs And The City

    The location in which you decide to live can deeply influence your well-being, so choose wisely!
  22. 6 Female Entrepreneurs Who Built Their Fortunes From Scratch

    Oprah and JK Rowling are just a couple of female billionaires that started with nothing.
  23. 6 Steps To Successfully Switching Financial Careers

    Save time and money by following these tips to a smooth career transition.
  24. 5 Reasons Why You Can't Stick To Your Budget

    You want to stay on track with your finances, but these fatal budgeting flaws may be holding you back.
  25. The Top 6 Benefits Of Starting A Home-Based Business

    Although working at home requires self-discipline, the benefits can be substantial.
  26. 8 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Garage Sale

    Whether you're selling or buying, these tips can help you get more out of this summer's garage sales.
  27. 6 Signs It's Time To Buy A House

    Are you ready to buy a home? Find out if it's the right time for you to enter the real estate market.
  28. The Advantages Of Vacation Insurance

    With a few simple policy additions you can protect your holiday plans from being ruined.
  29. 4 Unexpected Warehouse Club Bargains

    Warehouse clubs offer surprisingly good deals on items you'd never guess that they sell.
  30. New Technology: Pay Without Your Wallet

    Google Wallet and smartphone app Card Case are making your purse or pocket that much lighter.
  31. 4 Tips For Cutting Your College Costs

    Find out how to get the life you want on the paycheck you have now.
  32. 7 Ways To Get Through Grad School Debt-Free

    As if figuring out what to take in school isn't hard enough, you also have to find a way to pay for it.
  33. How To Afford A Second Home

    Saving enough to buy a vacation home involves some unique considerations including a big down payment and more lending hurdles.
  34. Quick And Easy Home Decorating On A Budget

    Hiring a decorator can cost a fortune, but there is an easier way to give your home a new look.
  35. Budgeting For The Zombie Apocalypse

    Following the CDC's lead, these "zombie survival tips" will help you survive a financial disaster.
  36. Keeping Your Student Loans In Check

    For this year's grads, now is the time to think about the future, but it's also time to think about repaying those student ...
  37. 8 Careers Built On Relationships

    If you are a people person, these jobs are a great way to get the most out of that skill.
  38. 5 Easy Ways To Fight The Urge To Splurge

    Keep your spending under control, and sticking to your budget won't seem so difficult.
  39. How To Get Affordable Insurance

    Many insurers are raising rates. What can you do to keep yourself insured at a rate you can afford?
  40. How To Get A No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    It's harder to find, but you can still buy a home without any money down.
  41. Why You Can't Afford Not To Have A Car

    Owning a car can help you earn and save more money.
  42. Unclaimed Scholarships: Get Your Share

    These obscure scholarships often have thousands of dollars in unclaimed money, due to their restrictive eligibility requirements.
  43. The Top 6 Online Coupons And How To Use Them

    Learn the basics of couponing so that you can get creative with your savings strategy and evolve beyond the basic coupon ...
  44. Introduction To Social Security

    You've probably contributed to this fund, but will you reap the benefits? Find out here.
  45. 6 Hobbies That Can Make Or Save You Money

    Some people view hobbies as money sinks, but they don't have to be.
  46. How To Look Good For Less

    Personal care costs can get sky-high, but with these tips, you can look your best without going broke.
  47. 5 Economical Green Upgrades For Your Home

    Going green isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. There are many inexpensive and cost-effective changes that make a noticeable ...
  48. Developing A Debt Plan

    What steps do we need to take to get ourselves out of debt?
  49. A Post-Graduation Financial Plan

    You've graduated; now what? It's time to organize your student debt, as well as create a budget taking into consideration ...
  50. 5 Disasters Affecting Gas Prices

    Find out what global events are causing the price spike at the pumps.
  51. The Best Budgeting Software For 2011

    These computer programs will help you stay on track with your money.
  52. Pro Sports Unions: Do They Help Or Hurt?

    Unions have helped athletes land multi-million dollar contracts, but how do they affect the fans?
  53. 5 Jobs With High Salary, Low Education

    These careers only require an Associate's degree or less, but they bring in a good-sized paycheck.
  54. Budgeting On A Smaller Salary

    With starting salaries down for recent college grads, here are the tips you need to live on what you'll be earning.
  55. Which Pro Athletes Work The Hardest?

    We look at every major sport and calculate who's making the most per game.
  56. 6 Alternatives To Going To College

    It may be the natural next step for high school seniors, but it isn't the only option - and it isn't always the best option.
  57. 5 Money-Saving Reasons To Check Your Explanation Of Benefits Statement

    Your EOB isn't just trash; it contains valuable information about your health insurance coverage.
  58. Why You Should Not Invest In Gold In 2011

    Though gold has seen impressive growth in the last five years, this may not be the best time to jump in.
  59. Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?

    Fortunately, high gas prices are not inevitable. Here are some events that would help reduce the cost of oil.
  60. 8 Fees You Should Never Pay

    Some fees and taxes are inevitable, while others can be avoided entirely.
  61. 6 Ways Social Media Helps Home-Based Businesses

    The opportunities given to home-based businesses by the easy accessibility of social media are almost limitless.
  62. 5 Ways To Combat Rising College Costs

    The price for higher education is increasing every year. Here's what you can do to help keep your costs low.
  63. Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    A home warranty may sound like a great form of protection against expensive, unforeseen home repairs. But is it worth it? ...
  64. 5 Tips For Getting The Right Contents Insurance

    There are many options when it comes to insuring the contents of your home.
  65. 5 Reasons To Trade Bonds

    Investors can find great financial opportunities in the bonds markets.
  66. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  67. 6 Expenses You'll Never Miss

    Cutting these costs from your budget won't hurt a bit.
  68. 7 Bad Excuses For Not Saving For Retirement

    Unfortunately, these reasons don't hold up when it comes to putting off retirement savings.
  69. Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

    Some members of Congress say the debt ceiling must be raised while others insist it's time Uncle Sam learned how to get by ...
  70. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  71. SIMPLE IRA Vs SIMPLE 401(k) Plans

    See the differences that may cause an employer to choose one plan over the other.
  72. 6 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Car Loan

    It's not cheap to own a car these days, especially if you have to borrow to make it happen. These tips will make sure you ...
  73. Millionaire Credit Cards: What's In Their Wallets?

    Elite level credit cards come with their own perks - and costs.
  74. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  75. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  76. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  77. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  78. 6 Business Lessons You Can Learn From Oprah

    Check out the strategies and beliefs that have allowed Oprah to become wildly successful against all odds.
  79. The Numbers Behind Shaquille O'Neal

    A look at the money NBA's Big Man brings in.
  80. 6 Jobs You Can't Get Without A PhD

    There are many types of PhDs available, but only a handful of careers actually require this prestigious degree.
  81. The Best And Worst Ways To Raise Cash Quickly

    When the need for emergency cash arises, it is crucial to watch costs carefully.
  82. The Rapture Retirement Plan

    The May 21 "Rapture" has come and gone, but many people still live their financial lives like they expect the world to end.
  83. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  84. 5 People Who Turned Career Disaster Into Success

    These successful individuals weren't handed anything. They worked hard for it!
  85. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    From carrying costs to investment risk, there's a lot to consider before you invest in real estate.
  86. How Rising Gas Prices Affect Consumer Decisions

    Find out the major ways consumers have adjusted their spending to compensate for the ever-increasing costs of fuel.
  87. Do You Need A Debt Ceiling?

    Debt ceilings may not be right for everyone, but they can be a useful tool.
  88. What Kids Should Know About Money

    It's never too early for children to understand finances, even on the most basic level.
  89. 7 Tips For Getting The Salary You Deserve

    We teach you how to figure out the salary you should be making, and then how to get it.
  90. Understanding Real Estate Commissions: Who Pays?

    When you set out to buy or sell a house, one factor worth considering is the real estate agent's fees.
  91. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Learn why paying down your debts may not always be the fast-track to improving your credit score.
  92. Well-Established Brands Worth Billions

    We look at the most valuable brands in the world, and explain what makes them successful.
  93. 6 Estate Planning Must-Haves

    You need an estate plan even if you don't have significant assets. Learn what you need to include in yours.
  94. 5 Reports That Affect The British Pound

    The pound is one of the world's most popular traded currencies, and is heavily impacted by these factors.
  95. Home Improvements That Boost Resale Value

    Choose substance over style when making home improvements in a down market.
  96. 9 Cars That Can Rebuild The American Auto Industry

    These top offerings are helping to rejuvenate Detroit's lagging auto sales, and the overall economy.
  97. 7 High-Paying Medical Careers You Can Do With A Bachelor's Degree

    Find out how your bachelor's degree can land you a high-salary career in the medical field.
  98. President Obama's Financial Portfolio

    On May 19, the White House released the 2010 disclosure reports for Barack Obama's financials.
  99. 5 Economic Reports That Affect The Euro

    There are hundreds of reports affecting the FX market. Find out which ones are the most relevant for traders.
  100. A Look At Single-Use Credit Cards

    Single-use credit cards are a safer way to shop online, but they are not without their downsides.
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