Personal Finance Articles

  1. 2 Ways To Finish Undergraduate And MBA Programs Faster

    Testing out of courses and challenging course credit decisions can allow you to save money and time at college.
  2. How Real Estate Agents Sell Their Homes For More

    A well-publicized statistic finds that when real estate agents sell their own homes, they tend to get a higher price. But ...
  3. 6 Credit Mistakes Retirees Make

    While children and adult offspring often look to their elders for wisdom, not all seniors are the best source for financial ...
  4. 6 Tips For Finding A Summer Job

    It's time to start looking for your summer job - get an edge on the competition with these tips.
  5. 5 Big-Ticket Billionaire Sales

    From $75 million houses to 303-foot yachts, we look at what some famous billionaires have put up for sale in the past few ...
  6. The Most Expensive Kids' Sports

    Every parent should encourage their child's hobbies and interests, but at what price? Find out the sports that cost the most ...
  7. An Explanation Of Stagflation

    Find out how stagflation is measured, what factors contribute to it and how to protect your finances.
  8. Why You Can't Influence Gas Prices

    Don't believe the water-cooler talk. Big oil companies aren't to blame for high prices.
  9. 10 Tips For Getting The Lowest Car Insurance

    For many, car insurance is a costly, but necessary, expense. And while drivers can't avoid insurance payments, they can follow ...
  10. The Costs Of College Athletics

    Here we look at the price some young athletes pay in pursuit of college scholarships. Is it worth it?
  11. 5 Car Insurance Add-Ons You Don't (Always) Need

    We'll look at the types of car insurance that you can avoid to save some money on your monthly premium.
  12. Who Will Be The World's First Trillionaire?

    We'll look at what it will take before someone achieves the incredible sum of $1 trillion in wealth.
  13. 5 Billionaire Finance Moves You Can't Make

    Most billionaires don't live like the rest of us. Why? Because they often buy or invest in things that we can't, in ways ...
  14. Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs For 2011

    These jobs have high salaries and great outlooks in the coming years.
  15. Calculating (Small) Company Credit Risk

    Determining creditworthiness of smaller and medium-sized corporations isn't as easy as for larger companies, but these tips ...
  16. 6 Simple Car Mods That Actually Save Fuel

    Check out these simple and effective ways to turn your car into a fuel-sipping cash-saver.
  17. Explaining Types Of Fixed Annuities

    Learn about this popular retirement tool, its pros and cons and how annuities work to create a guaranteed regular stream ...
  18. 5 Industries That Are Ready To Retire

    The baby boomer generation is retiring, and economists expect a shift in the job market - in some industries more than most.
  19. 5 Growing Jobs For Retirees

    We'll look at the industries and specific jobs that are attracting post-retirement employees, and post-retiree jobs with ...
  20. 6 Outrageous Billionaire Purchases

    From costly pigeons to excessive parent purchases, we'll look at six of the most outrageous, expensive billionaire purchases.
  21. The 5 Worst Investments For 2011 (And Beyond)

    Thinking of investing this year? These five categories should be avoided at all costs.
  22. Consumer Products That Depreciate The Most (And Least)

    Your new car may not hold its value as well as that old collectible toy you kept in perfect condition. Find out which purchases ...
  23. 7 Steps To Choosing A Second Career

    Whether you tackle a second career at age 25 or 55, there is always opportunity to "trade up" to something you can enjoy ...
  24. 9 Easy Ways To Increase Your Gas Mileage

    Improved gas mileage is good for you, good for your car and good for the environment.
  25. 5 Steps To Scoring A Mortgage

    Find out what you can do to polish up some of the common flaws that put off lenders.
  26. Find Your Dream Home For Less

    If you think you can't afford your dream home, check out these compromises that could make it happen.
  27. 6 Huge Insurance Claims

    Next time you think that insurance is a waste of your money, think about these expensive claims.
  28. 4 Key Factors That Drive The Real Estate Market

    Whether you are investing directly or indirectly in property, you need to know the factors that affect its value.
  29. 6 Ways To Save On Insurance

    Love it or hate it, insurance policies are a necessary expense in everyone's life. Learn the top tricks for saving money ...
  30. How The Rich Got That Way

    We explore the most common ways that people get rich, and look at what you can do to join the ranks of the wealthy.
  31. 7 Products Under $5 That Made Millions

    Some of the most successful inventions were created by accident. Many of these products were never meant to see public distribution, ...
  32. The Ultimate Tax-Time Checklist

    Find out what information you need to pull together before filling out your return.
  33. How Long Until Your Hybrid Pays Off?

    Buying a hybrid vehicle to save money on fuel costs is an appealing idea, but how long will you have to drive that fuel-sipper ...
  34. The Most Controversial Tax Deductions

    When it comes to taxes, it's hard to make people happy but these deductions raised more than the average amount of controversy.
  35. Government Regulations: Do They Help Businesses?

    These rules are in place to protect consumers and help businesses thrive at the same time.
  36. What To Do When Your Insurance Company Won't Pay

    Struggling to get a claim honoured? Find out what you can do.
  37. 6 Apps That Can Save You Money On Your Car

    These apps are designed help you save on gas, maintenance and parking - and most of them are free.
  38. 2 Key Tactics Retailers Use To Increase Sales

    Many companies use versioning and bundling to increase sales. These strategies can offer value to consumers, but they also ...
  39. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals. ...
  40. What Determines Gas Prices?

    Gas prices are influenced by more than supply and demand. Find out what determines the price you pay at the pump.
  41. 7 Insurance Tricks That Cost You Money

    Not all insurance companies are out to get you, but you should still learn how to save money when dealing with unscrupulous ...
  42. Warranties That Aren't Worth It And Why

    Buying the retail warranty on your laptop might work out in your favor, but not every warranty will give you a good return.
  43. Unique Insurance Policies You Should Consider

    You may have basic insurance plans for your car and your home, but check out these unusual – but still practical options.
  44. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  45. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    The more you understand about delinquency, the better prepared you'll be to handle it.
  46. 5 Ways To Be Irreplaceable At Work

    Use these tips to position yourself as an indispensable employee and increase your job security.
  47. TFSA Or RRSP?

    Canadians now have two options for retirement savings. Find out how to figure out which one's best for you.
  48. Can Divorce Insurance Keep You From The Poorhouse?

    Divorce rates are estimated to be between 40-50%, and you could lose as much as 77% of your net worth.
  49. The 5 Most Overlooked Problems In A Home Inspection

    Home inspectors aren't guaranteed (or required) to catch every flaw in your next home. Here are five ways you can protect ...
  50. The Surprising Salaries Of Fringe Sports Stars

    You don't have to aspire to play in the NFL, NBA or MLB if you want to make a living playing sports. Find out the compensation ...
  51. What Billionaires Do After Retirement

    Retirement as a billionaire may sound like heaven, but for some, their work has only begun once they collect their gold Rolex.
  52. Should Employees Be Compensated With Stock Options?

    Learn the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this type of payout.
  53. The Controversy Over Option Expensing

    There has been much debate over whether companies should treat employee stocks options as an expense. This article examines ...
  54. 5 Tips For Saving On Kids' Sports

    Parents' bank accounts shouldn't suffer because of their kids' sporting activities.
  55. Canadian Mortgage Changes You Need To Know

    Canada is changing the rules for issuing mortgages, including length and equity requirements. Learn how these changes will ...
  56. Deciphering Deferred Annuity Designations

    Tax deferred annuities can be complex arrangements. Discover some of the situations that arise when an owner or annuitant ...
  57. The Apple Ecosystem

    There is a long line of companies that benefit from the multibillion dollar success of Apple's ultra-hot consumer electronics.
  58. 5 Reasons You And Your Credit Card Should Stay Broken Up

    Consumer credit card debt rose in December, so it's time to think twice about rekindling your relationship with that piece ...
  59. 5 Stocks For Valentine's Day

    These Valentine's-related stocks are good enough to fall in love with.
  60. Protesting With Your Money: Does It Work?

    You have more power than you think when you protest with your wallet rather than your voice.
  61. Foods With The Biggest Price Increases

    These foods have suffered the most inflation in past year; what does that mean for the average consumer?
  62. An Introduction To The CFA Designation

    The CFA designation is seen as the key certification for investment professionals. Find out what the CFA signifies for candidates ...
  63. Protect Yourself From Group Buying Scams

    Online coupons, daily deals and group buying offers are flooding the internet. Learn how to spot a fake deal from a legitimate ...
  64. The Premium You Pay On A Valentine Gift

    You can't buy love, but on February 14 everybody tries. And higher prices are always the result.
  65. Buying A Car: The Worst Investment?

    An automobile is considered to be one of the worst investments that can be made, but there are ways to turn that negative ...
  66. How Unemployment Stats Affect Employed People

    Unemployment is still hovering close to 10%, but what does it all mean to you? Find out how unemployment statistics affect ...
  67. Increase Your Tax Refund With Above-The-Line Deductions

    Find out about these deductions and how you can use them to lower your tax bill.
  68. $1 CEOs And What They Make Now

    During the recession, many CEOs took a $1 salary until their companies returned to profitability. We look at the millions ...
  69. Alternative Ways To Hold Your Net Worth

    If you're afraid of putting your money back into the financial system, check out these alternatives.
  70. The Perfect 2011 Investment Portfolio

    No individual picks here, but we'll look at some sectors that are good candidates to provide the greatest returns and top ...
  71. Getting Help With Your Down Payment

    It's not as easy as it once was to save for a down payment, but these tips can help give you a head start.
  72. 7 Popular Diet Plans And What They Cost

    Find out the price of the most popular diet plans per month and how this compares to average American food costs
  73. What Is The U.S. Government's Credit Score?

    If the U.S. government were treated like a regular person, how would lenders view it?
  74. 15 Outrageous Super Bowl Bets

    Betting now includes aspects as obscure as who the game's MVP will thank first and how long it will take for the anthem singer ...
  75. How To Live On Less

    Reduced income because of the recession? Here are some ess painful ways to reduce your cost of living.
  76. An Overview Of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  77. How Being Cheap Will Leave You Broke

    Some savings strategies won't gain you money in the long run. Learn the penny-pinching moves that will end up costing you ...
  78. A Prospective Homeowner Countdown

    Looking to make a move in the spring? Find out what you should be taking care of now.
  79. The 5 Consequences Of A Working Retirement

    Our vision of retirement is rapidly changing, as many Americans fully expect to work through their golden years. Find out ...
  80. The Super Bowl Economy

    We take a look at who's spending the most money for the Super Bowl, and who's reaping the biggest financial benefits.
  81. Signs That Gas Prices Are Going Up

    These events can precipitate a rise in the price at the pump - keep your eyes peeled
  82. 7 Ways To Be More Productive At Work

    These tips will not only make you a better employee, they'll make you a healthier person.
  83. Biggest Shopping Trends For 2011

    2010 saw the start of many new buying trends. Learn which of these trends are expected to gain ground and find out how shoppers ...
  84. Get Through Divorce With Your Finances Intact

    Find out how to split your finances without coming up short.
  85. How To Become A One-Income Family

    A decrease in family income can be devastating, financially and emotionally. These tips can help you keep your head above ...
  86. 5 Careers You Never Retire From

    If you'd like the option to continue working in your field into your golden years, check out these careers.
  87. Getting To Know Business Models

    Learning how to assess business models helps investors identify companies that are the best investments.
  88. Top 6 Brazilian Billionaires

    Brazil is set to be an economic superpower in the near future, and these are some of the country's richest citizens.
  89. Identity Theft Checklist

    If you're the unfortunate victim of identity theft, it can be very difficult. Here's a checklist to make it as easy as possible.
  90. Why Product Sizes Are Shrinking (And What You Can Do About It)

    More companies are using creative packaging to offset rising production costs. But ultimately consumers end up paying the ...
  91. 7 Tips For Finding The Cheapest Gas

    Save money on gas buy checking online sources, phone apps, purchasing at the best time of day, and planning ahead.
  92. 5 Careers That Fit Your Lifestyle Goals

    Ever wish for a job that gives you less stress, more time with the family, or more money? Here are five careers that match ...
  93. The Fundamentals Of Spousal Support Taxation

    The spousal support that is paid out after a divorce can have varying tax implications. We'll look at what you need to know ...
  94. Ways To Save Money At The Pump

    Minor things such as idle time reduction and proper car maintenance can have significant long-term effects on your gas budget.
  95. Water Cooler Finance: Google Shakes Things Up

    Google undergoes its first CEO change since its infancy, and Apple's Steve Jobs takes sick leave. How will these major management ...
  96. 5 Countries With Low Taxes

    These countries manage to keep their overall tax levels in check, and some of them have done well because of it.
  97. 5 Tax Credits You Shouldn't Miss

    If you're not taking advantage of these deductions, you could be missing out on tax savings.
  98. Warren Buffett's Paycheck

    How much money does the Oracle of Omaha really have?
  99. 7 Countries Raising The Minimum Wage

    Beijing city recently increased minimum wages by 21%, find out what other areas of the world are paying more.
  100. 5 Reverse Mortgage Scams

    Reverse mortgages can be a valuable financial tool, but the mortgage market is fraught with scams and schemes.
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