Personal Finance Articles

  1. Student Loan Deferment: Live To Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  2. Taking The Surprise Out Of Long-Term Care

    Don't be caught unprepared - find out what to look for in LTC insurance policies.
  3. Top 5 Ways To Budget For A Baby

    Follow these simple tips to keep your wallet as fat and healthy as your new baby.
  4. The Importance Of Inflation And GDP

    Learn the underlying theories behind these concepts and what they can mean for your portfolio.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. 5 Top-Paid Sports Commissioners

    Guess who takes the top spot in this ranking of sports commissioners' salaries.
  12. Wall Street History: Greenspan And IPO Madness

    Scandals, IPOs and huge, ugly computers all share this week in Wall Street history.
  13. 5 Billionaire Habits That Can Make You Richer

    Billionaires are a very elite group, but they have more in common than just money.
  14. 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.
  15. CEO Headhunting: New Jobs For Ex-Execs

    Even the most publicly unpopular CEOs have found success after leaving the firms that brought them notoriety.
  16. Teaching Your Child To Be Financially Savvy

    If you start today, you can set your kids up for a lifetime of smart money management.
  17. Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  18. Top 5 States For Construction Workers

    If you work in construction, these states may offer the best working conditions for you.
  19. A Safer Money Market With Rule 2a-7

    Money markets are traditionally "safe" investments - but Rule 2a-7 just made them a bit safer.
  20. 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.
  21. The Evolution Of Retirement

    Retirement has transformed over the years as worker's life spans increase and their expectations change.
  22. 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.
  23. Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student loans can be a huge financial burden, but bankruptcy won't necessarily save you from paying.
  24. How Hollywood Has Ruined Your Retirement

    These Hollywood cliches may be ingrained in our minds, but how realistic are they?
  25. 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.
  26. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

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

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

    Becoming a billionaire through investing is no easy feat. Find out what the richest investors are buying now.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 7 Reasons To Go Back To School Now

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

    Catch up on your financial history for this week.
  33. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  34. Top 7 Pro Athlete Contracts

    The one thing that top athletes aren't is underpaid - these seven contracts had heads turning.
  35. Water Cooler Finance: Google Gains, Taxpayers Pay

    This week in financial news saw Google gain, taxpayers lose and the SEC hone in on Citigroup.
  36. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  37. 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?
  38. 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?
  39. Read Credit Card Correspondence And Save

    Throwing out the mail your credit card company sends you may be the same as throwing away money.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs

    These 10 entrepreneurs' names will live on long into the future - perhaps even after their enterprises are gone.
  43. Top 10 Investment Tips From Pop Music

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  44. 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!
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

    Looking to make a career change? Here are five sectors with stable prospects - and salaries.
  48. 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.
  49. Wall Street History: Y2K, Milton Friedman And Golden Watches

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

    Here are a few ways to save money while you stay connected.
  51. 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.
  52. 12 Hot Careers And How Much They Pay

    Make a career choice with some longevity. Find out where to look.
  53. 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.
  54. The Most Expensive Places To Go To School

    When it comes to sky-high college costs, these cities lead the pack.
  55. 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?
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Find out the real cost of buying on a delayed interest plan.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Weird Insurance Bets Worth Millions

    These are not the policies written by the folks in grey flannel suits.
  62. 10 Investing Tips From Heavy Metal

    Duelling guitars, frenetic drumming, ear-splitting vocals... and solid investment advice?
  63. Water Cooler Finance: The Unrelenting Claw Of Bernie Madoff

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  64. 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.
  65. Parental Leave: Can You Afford It?

    Taking time off with your child can be a big financial decision. Find out what you need to consider.
  66. 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.
  67. Is Free Education Really Free?

    As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to climb, it's hard to believe that in some countries you can still be educated for free.
  68. Crazy Company Back-To-School Deals

    It's back-to-school time, and retailers are fighting for consumer dollars. Here are some of the crazy marketing tactics you can expect to see this year.
  69. How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    Get to know the basic, time-tested strategies that any investor or trader can use to profit in a rising interest rate environment.
  70. 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    Find out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment returns.
  71. 5 Specialty Vacations And What They Cost

    These high-end vacations may be costly, but the memories may be worth the price tag.
  72. 5 Tips For Acing A Phone Interview

    Find out how to conquer this common initial screening tool.
  73. First Impression Career Blunders To Avoid

    These non-verbal cues may cost you the job before the interview even starts.
  74. 5 Ways To Get Healthy And Save Thousands A Year

    You know you should live healthier, but have you ever looked at how much your unhealthy habits cost you?
  75. 6 New Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    It seems that everyone has their hand in your pocket these days. Learn how to protect yourself against these financial scams.
  76. 5 Financial Apps Worth Buying

    Getting your new iPhone set up? These apps will help you manage your money.
  77. 5 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

    Some of these mistakes are avoidable - some are not. But any of them can keep you from landing your next gig.
  78. 6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    This checklist will help you get all the money for school you can.
  79. Obscure Sports That Pay Big

    These sports may not be big names, but the top athletes are still well-compensated.
  80. Wall Street History: Worldcom, Rigas And Freddie

    Financial scandals were all the rage in 2002, and this week in financial history saw two of them implode.
  81. States That Pay The Most Taxes

    These five states may pay through the nose in taxes - but the benefits may just be worth it.
  82. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  83. What To Do When You Don't Have Enough To Retire

    Lifestyle changes and a bit more work can make all the difference.
  84. How Secure Is Your Job?

    While some career fields seem promising, others are cleaning house.
  85. Why You Should Draft A Will

    Don't trust the courts to follow your wishes - plan the distribution of your own assets.
  86. 5 Canadian Sectors Hiring Now

    Jobs are being added all over as Canada recovers, but these five sectors have been growing fast.
  87. Should Your College Kid Live At Home?

    This isn't a decision to make lightly - it will have a huge impact on your college bill.
  88. 6 Things You Shouldn't Sell At A Garage Sale

    Your garage is probably the most convenient place to stage a sale, but it may not be the most profitable.
  89. Water Cooler Finance: Goldman Fined, Financial Fixes And Apple's "Apology"

    This week marked some huge financial changes and conclusions.
  90. 5 Financial Faux-Pas

    No one is really supposed to talk about money, despite the fact that much of our lives revolve around it.
  91. 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    These errors could wind up costing you more than the coveted key to your first home.
  92. Top Pro Athlete Pension Plans

    Not all pension plans in professional sports are created equal.
  93. Why You Shouldn't Buy New Tech Toys

    When a new gadget hit the stores, it's tempting to rush out and buy it; here are some reasons why it might be better to wait.
  94. Top 10 Successful Movie Franchises

    These movie franchises have grossed the highest overall.
  95. Cash In On Companies With Declining Sales

    The latest retail report showed a 0.5% decrease in sales. Find out which companies took the biggest hit.
  96. 10 States Cashing In On Tourism

    Tourism can bring in billions of dollars and employing tens of thousands. Here are the top ten states cashing in on tourism in America.
  97. '90s Stars With Money Problems

    These stars had the world at their fingertips but are facing financial hardships a decade later.
  98. How Will The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You?

    Find out which expiring tax cuts might cost you money if Congress doesn't extend them.
  99. Wall Street History: Disney, Kodak And Astor

    This week in financial history marks the opening of the happiest place on earth and much more.
  100. Investing With Purpose And For Profit: Affordable Housing

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives.
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