Personal Finance Articles

  1. Free Credit Reports And Credit Scores That Aren't Free

    Before you order a credit report or credit score, find out what the catch is with these "free" services?
  2. Four Online Shopping Alternatives To Amazon

    There are several alternatives when it comes to online shopping. The more you know about the reputation of the vendor and ...
  3. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

    Life insurance policies can be simple or complex; make sure you know as much as you can before setting up yours.
  4. Profit From Market Misunderstandings

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.
  5. When You Shouldn't Get a Second Job

    Working a second job can bring in more money, but the costs of that second job need to be considered.
  6. 3 Ways To Attract Job Opportunities

    Are you looking for a job or unhappy in your current job? Here are some surefire ways to increase your prospects.
  7. Winning Celebrities And The Companies They Endorse

    These top celebs have brought in a ton of money for popular companies through endorsement deals.
  8. A Wish List For The Best Budgeting App

    These five tools would make a perfect and complete budgeting app.
  9. 7 Popular Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

    This guide will help you get the word out about your small business.
  10. Fall Home Renovation Projects

    Fall is an important transition season for home improvement projects. With the cold of winter coming, getting the house and ...
  11. 5 Alternatives To Summer Travel That End Up Costing You More

    Here are some instances where staycations or other options may end up costing you more. How can you avoid these money-blowing ...
  12. Famous White-Hat Hackers

    Think hacking is just for teenagers or malicious identity thieves? Think again. Here are some well-known hackers that use ...
  13. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  14. 4 Financial Liabilities Young Adults Should Avoid

    If you are starting out, and trying to save money, consider these liabilities that might hinder your saving and budgeting ...
  15. Can The U.S. Regain Its AAA Rating?

    We look at countries that have regained a AAA rating in the past, and whether the U.S. is on track to having its debt rating ...
  16. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  17. How To Attend A Wedding For Less

    How can you keep the costs of travel, fancy outfits and gifts under control when attending a wedding?
  18. Old Rockers Who Have Turned Into Top Business People

    From Gene Simmons of KISS to U2's Bono, these rockers know more than how to rock the stage.
  19. Vision Care Insurance: Will You See A Benefit?

    Find out everything there is to know about vision care insurance to see if it's the right choice for you.
  20. 6 Sneaky Ways Coupons Make You Spend More

    If you're hoping to save money by using coupons, watch out for sellers' strategies.
  21. College Education Cliches: Fact Or Fiction?

    Here is a look at some common myths that might help you decide when and if you should continue your education.
  22. The New Retirement Age

    Why are more and more people planning on working later into their golden years?
  23. Why S&P Downgraded The U.S. And Others Did Not

    We look at the U.S. debt and see whether the recent downgrade was justified.
  24. 9 Tips For Safeguarding Your Accounts

    When it comes to keeping your money safe, don't rely on the FDIC - there's much more you can do.
  25. Eating Healthy On A Budget

    Is proper nutrition too expensive? Here are several ways to eat healthy while keeping an eye on your wallet.
  26. How To Get A Price Match

    A look at the price match policies of major retailers - what do consumers need to know to take advantage of these policies?
  27. Stress Testing Your College Budget

    Heading to college? Run your budget through a stress test first, and make sure you've got your finances figured out.
  28. Fund Your Schooling With PLUS Loans

    Find out what they and are whether you're eligible to apply for these no-maximum loans.
  29. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  30. 7 Signs It's Time To Retire

    If you're planning to retire soon, these are a few things to watch out for.
  31. How Do Your Finances Stack Up?

    We look at the average consumer numbers, so you can get some perspective on how you spend your hard-earned dollars.
  32. Money Market Mutual Funds: A Better Savings Account

    An good alternative to the traditional savings account is the money market mutual fund. It's easy, safe and has better returns. ...
  33. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  34. Tips For Getting Out Of A Cell Phone Contract

    How do you get out of a cell phone contract early without paying an expensive early termination fee?
  35. How To Rent Out Your Spare Room

    If you have extra space in your house, why not rent it out, especially during the school term, to help pay the mortgage?
  36. 10 Questionable Investments

    These areas make for very poor investment choices right now.
  37. Tips For Face-to-Face Buying And Selling

    Be aware of these dangers when buying or selling goods in person.
  38. Are Computers Bringing Down The Stock Market?

    We take a look at high frequency trading and see if it's one of the reasons for stock market losses.
  39. How To Ask Your Employer To Fund Your Education

    If you can get your education paid for by your company it is a win-win for both parties.
  40. Valuing Startup Ventures

    Valuing a company is a difficult task, regardless of the size of the business - but these methods can help.
  41. Top 3 Retirement Savings Tips For 55- To 64-Year-Olds

    Find ways to save money and increase your nest egg for the fast-approaching golden years.
  42. 4 Billionaires That Were In The Right Place At The Right Time

    These billionaires made all the right decisions, and had a bit of luck, too.
  43. Best Loyalty Programs For 2011

    What makes Discover, Ebates and other companies stand out?
  44. Patent Wars And Their Effect On Your Wallet

    How can patent wars, and patent trolls, affect new businesses?
  45. 6 Things To Buy In August

    Looking for the best deals of the month? From laptops to landscaping, here are the best bets on good deals.
  46. How To Protect Your Assets In A Post-Downgrade Economy

    Economic times may be tough, but investment opportunities are available and assets may be protected in a variety of ways.
  47. 6 Employment Perks And How To Get Them

    Find out how to get more than money from your employer.
  48. The Cost Of Unemployment To The Economy

    Unemployment carries many costs, both obvious and hidden, for an economy.
  49. The Value Of An Ivy League Education

    Does an Ivy League education give you a better chance of landing a high-paying job?
  50. Job Hunting While In School

    How to balance a job search with the heavy demands of college life.
  51. How The Credit Rating Downgrade Affects the U.S. Economy

    With the S&P downgrade, investors liquidate and global perception is that the U.S. is in financial trouble, but there ...
  52. Who Will Be The Next Warren Buffett?

    These five financial heavy-hitters might have the track records and mindsets to become the next Warren Buffett.
  53. Top 5 Luxury Retirement Locations

    These opulent retirement destinations allow retires to relax in luxury.
  54. 5 Unconventional Jobs With Great Benefits

    Not every career is a nine-to-five desk position - these five tread off of the beaten path.
  55. What You Should Know About Inflation

    Find out how this figure relates to your investment portfolio.
  56. Can The U.S. Remain Risk-Free?

    Without reform, the U.S.'s lauded social safety net could be the undoing of the world's largest economy.
  57. 6 Niche Graduate Programs That Meet Market Demand

    A niche degree is something that you can leverage, especially if the skills that you'll develop are in high demand.
  58. Ensuring That Your Trust Is Trustworthy

    There are many cases of trusts being mismanaged, so find out how to make sure yours is on the right track.
  59. Questions For Warren Buffett

    What would you ask this legendary investor, especially if you were told you could only ask five questions?
  60. Top Five Mistakes Made When Submitting Your Resume

    If your resume is not getting the response you would like, these helpful suggestions could make all the difference.
  61. 10 Bank-Breaking Money Myths

    Just because a belief is common, doesn't mean that it's true. Here we separate fact from fiction.
  62. How To Handle A Wrongful Termination

    From the moment you lose your job to finding your next one, how do you handle being wrongfully terminated?
  63. Do e-Textbooks Help Students Save Money?

    How does the price of an electronic textbook rental compare to the price of other options for acquiring the book?
  64. 3 High-Pressure Home Improvement Sales Tactics

    Vendors selling products related to the improvement of your home can be some of the most challenging salespeople to deal ...
  65. The Economics Of A Backyard Garden

    Growing your own vegetable garden is a hobby that may keep some money in your wallet ... or not.
  66. 5 Steps To A Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  67. 6 Branding Tips For Small Business Owners

    One of the most important areas for all businesses to utilize is branding.
  68. Streamlining Tips For Small Business Owners

    Templates for accounting, proposals and correspondence; email templates and auto-responders; proposal request forms, questionnaires, ...
  69. 5 Renovations That Are Cheaper In The Summer

    Ideas for projects that can be completed more efficiently in the summer and may save you time and money along the way.
  70. The Best And Worst Times (Financially) To Get Divorced

    Divorce is rarely financially advantageous to either party. There are times, however, when it can have an even deeper impact ...
  71. Budgeting While You're In College

    Test your money management skills as you work your way through university.
  72. Buying Power Around The World

    It takes more than just exchange rates to explain the global differences in the price of many goods.
  73. Why Card-Specific Discounts Don't Work

    There is a healthy way to use store credit and debit cards. Read on to find out how.
  74. Is Online Shopping Killing Brick-And-Mortar?

    Online shopping has increased by 20%, much to the detriment of several large retailers; the question is, will there be more ...
  75. Top Tech For Your Buck

    You may not be one of those people who has to have the latest electronic gadget. If you are, however, check out this list.
  76. 5 Careers That Let You Work Longer

    While not everyone is cut out for earning a paycheck into their 70s, there are occupations that allow and even encourage ...
  77. Top 5 Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings

    While you may not have the funds to be as lavish as these weddings, they may give you some inspiration for your own.
  78. 5 Successful Companies That Survived The Dotcom Bubble

    These companies did what many others could not - survived the dotcom bubble.
  79. 5 U.S. Cities Too Expensive To Buy A House In

    Whether it's the lifestyle or career opportunities, these cities continue to attract people putting pressure on available ...
  80. 10 Considerations For Using Your Credit Card Abroad

    Credit cards can be the best item you pack when traveling, just make sure that you are taking the right card that suits your ...
  81. Charity CEOs: Are They Being Paid Too Much?

    Deciding how much charities should spend on the salaries of their CEOs is more difficult than you may think.
  82. Real Estate Indicators For Prospective Homebuyers

    If you want to buy a home but you’re holding out until market conditions show signs of improvement, housing indicators can ...
  83. 6 Different Ways To Get Your MBA

    Whether you are a full-time student or are already established in your career, there are several options for obtaining a ...
  84. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  85. Best Back-To-School Deals

    Are students the only ones who can benefit from the back to school deals? Depends on what you're buying.
  86. 5 Benefits Of Retiring Early

    As tough as it seems in these economic times, there are advantages to stopping work ahead of schedule - especially for those ...
  87. 7 Unusual Property Ownership Rules

    Unique real estate regulations from around the world.
  88. 7 High-Paid Public Service Jobs

    Some public service jobs pay far above the national average, and also come with good benefits and job security.
  89. The Cost Of Hiring A New Employee

    Hiring a new employee means more than just a salary ... a lot more.
  90. How To Prevent An Online Shopping Nightmare

    Internet shopping is not like walking into your favorite store, especially if you run into problems.
  91. The Gold Standard Revisited

    Think the value of gold is unshakable? Read this chronicle of its rise and fall.
  92. Long-Term Care: More Than Just A Nursing Home

    Learn what you can do now to keep your options open in the future.
  93. 5 New Ways To Look For A Job

    If traditional methods aren't working for you, these easy tricks can help your job search be more effective.
  94. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  95. Is Someone Listening To Your Phone Messages?

    Phone hacking is serious, but there are many things you can do to make it harder on a thief.
  96. Fix It Or Trash It?

    Four types of household or personal items and whether it makes sense to put money into fixing them or whether it's more financially-prudent ...
  97. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  98. Are Investing Seminars Worth It?

    A look at two types of seminars and what each has to offer.
  99. Top-Earning Superhero Movies

    Four out of 2011's top 10 flicks are superhero movies. Why can't we resist a cape and a mask, and how much money are these ...
  100. Why It's Tough To Stay On Top In Tech

    When it comes down to it, the biggest winner in the technology wars is the consumer.
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