Personal Finance Articles

  1. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the ...
  2. Top 8 Ways Lose Money On Bonds

    Find out what these common ways are so that you can avoid them - and the losses that follow.
  3. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable ...
  4. 5 Jobs That Cash In On Disasters

    Disasters just happen, but there are many businesses that are able to make the best of them.
  5. The Skinny On Canadian Sports Lotteries

    Putting your money where your mouth is on the favourite team could add some spice to your sports viewing.
  6. Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

    Renovations are stressful, but if you rush through important details you could fall prey to one of these scams.
  7. 4 Key Factors To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    Buying stocks is a careful balance of risk and reward. Learn to identify your risk tolerance and financial goals with these ...
  8. 6 Simple Ways To Save This Halloween

    Getting you and your family prepared for Halloween can be a terrifying expense. Learn six tricks to ensure your Halloween ...
  9. No Wonder You're Not Getting Hired!

    Find out which unexpected mistakes could be holding you back.
  10. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  11. Breaking Through The Middle Class

    While there is no easy way to the top, understanding some basic economics will help you you move up the economic ladder. ...
  12. Wall Street History: Antitrust, OPEC And Disney

    This week in financial history has seen two important pieces of legislation come into being, as well as the beginnings of ...
  13. Fantasy Football: A Two-Billion Dollar Market

    This side of sports separates the casual fan from the diehard fan.
  14. Signs It's Time To Retire

    Your house is paid off and you're ready to travel and pursue other interests, but can you do it?
  15. Home Winterizing Tips That Work

    Pick up a few of these tested tips, and you can help control those energy and financial leaks before they start!
  16. Top Tips For Maxing Out Your Retirement Account

    If you are behind in your retirement plan contributions for the year, this is the time to figure out how to catch up.
  17. 5 Money Transfer Technologies And Their Risks

    New technology makes cash swaps simple, but are the risks worth the convenience?
  18. Water Cooler Finance: History's Biggest Rogue Trading Scandal

    This week in finance the economy falters and the markets stay hopeful, a $6 billion fine is imposed and Google joins the ...
  19. The Shoe Lover's Investment Portfolio

    These stocks are worth a look if you love footwear.
  20. Quiz: Are Your Finances Above Average?

    We look at average Canadian debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  21. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  22. Major Sports Memorabilia Sales

    Sports memorabilia items stir up a lot of emotion for both fans and players about the performances they represent.
  23. How To Budget For An Irregular Income

    Find out how to live comfortably through both fat and lean years.
  24. Is The Middle Class Really Disappearing?

    Find out exactly what "middle class" means and whether it's really getting rarer.
  25. Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

    Variable annuities are another way to save money tax-deferred - but don't jump in blindly!
  26. Thanksgiving On A Budget

    Don't miss these easy ways to save this Thanksgiving season.
  27. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  28. Will You Have To Delay Your Retirement?

    With increasing healthcare costs, a longer life and a depleting Social Security fund, will you have to work until you physically ...
  29. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  30. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  31. The Best Careers For Your Skills

    Thinking of a career change, but you're not sure where to start? Here is a breakdown of the best industries for your skills. ...
  32. Why Retailers Love Gift Cards

    Gift cards have many benefits for retailers compared to cash sales. We'll look at a few of them.
  33. Quiz: How Do Your Finances Measure Up?

    We look at average American debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  34. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  35. 9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    Whether or not a mortgage refinance is right for you depends more on individual circumstances than this week's mortgage interest ...
  36. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  37. A Map To The Year's Best Shopping Deals

    We'll go through the best times of the year to buy different major life purchases, and see how you can plan your year's purchases ...
  38. 6 Habits That Will Make You Broke

    Does your money run out before the end of the month? Here are six bad habits that will make you broke, and how to break them. ...
  39. 4 Keyword Tips For A Winning Resume

    Saying the "magic words" in your resume can mean the difference between whether it is tossed or moved to the top of the heap. ...
  40. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  41. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  42. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  43. 8 Ways To Donate Locally

    Donating locally is a great way to both support and get involved with your own community.
  44. Water Cooler Finance: The Post-Stimulus Slump

    The recession may be over, but the market is still sluggish.
  45. Variable Vs. Variable Universal Life Insurance

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out.
  46. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  47. September Real Estate Recap

    This year hasn't been a great year for the real estate market, and September proved no different. Can the ghosts of recessions ...
  48. New Grads: 4 Reasons To Not Leave The Nest

    For new graduates, living with parents may be the best way to get a sound financial footing.
  49. 6 Tips For A No-Experience Resume

    Lacking experience doesn’t have to kill your chances when applying for jobs.
  50. Lunch Money: The Cost Of Convenience

    Find out how you can create litterless lunches without breaking the bank.
  51. The Toughest Corporate Ladders To Climb

    Which careers are the hardest to be promoted in? Here are some of America's toughest corporate ladders, and some tips on ...
  52. 5 Tips To Save Your Green While Staying Green

    It is possible to save money while being eco-friendly. In fact, it's pretty easy.
  53. R&D Spending And Profitability: What's The Link?

    Return on research capital (RORC), can help investors measure how much profit R&D spending actually generates.
  54. 5 New Phishing Scams To Watch Out For

    These five scams may seem transparent, but thousands of people fall for them annually.
  55. Asking For A Reference: Who, How, When And Where?

    It can be awkward and a bit of a pain, but having the right references is an important step to landing that new job or being ...
  56. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  57. Maximize Your Tuition Tax Benefits This Year

    To help college students pay their tuition bills and give America that extra push to get an education, the government has ...
  58. Debit Cards: Why They're Not As Safe As You Think

    Ditching your credit card can be a smart move, but debit isn't yet an equal alternative.
  59. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Few homeowners think of their mortgages as leverage, but careful use of this asset can help them maximize their net worth. ...
  60. E-Careers That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    With the unemployment rate at 9-10%, it's important to stay on top of career trends.
  61. What Does Medicare Cover?

    Don't assume you're insured. Find out what you can expect from this healthcare program.
  62. The Big Business Of Vampires

    Franchises like "Twilight," "True Blood," and even parodies like "Vampires Suck" are raking in millions at a time when discretionary ...
  63. How Salary Caps Changed Sports

    Salary caps are hotly debated, but little understood. We'll look at how the caps affect the game as well as the sports fans. ...
  64. Products That Cost More To Make Than To Buy

    These products aren't profitable for companies in themselves - but in some way, they still make money. Read on to find out ...
  65. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and ...
  66. The Road To The Worst Credit Score Ever

    We look at what you'd have to do to achieve the worst credit score possible. Use this as a guide for what not to do.
  67. 5 Traits Of A Successful Small Business

    If you own your own company, these characteristics will be ones you want to emulate.
  68. Add-On Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Insurance is important in certain situations, but there isn't always a need.
  69. 6 Tips For Getting A Good Cell Phone Plan

    Avoid overspending on cell service with this expert advice.
  70. 7 Ways Your Resume Dates You

    Don't let your outdated resume prevent you from getting the job of your dreams.
  71. 6 Reasons To Be Excited About The Small Business Jobs Act

    If you own your own company, these changes could make your life a lot easier, and your business a lot richer.
  72. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress. ...
  73. Real-Life Financial Tests: Would You Pass?

    If you want more financial security, you might want to give these three tests a shot.
  74. Wall Street History: WaMu's Collapse, Black Friday And LTCM

    The end of September has historically been one of the worst times in finance. Find out why.
  75. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  76. Companies You Think Are Canadian

    Their advertising and brands scream Canadian, but are these companies really owned elsewhere?
  77. Winning The Job-Hunt Game

    Find out what gains you points, and penalties, in the job hunt game.
  78. Products With Surprisingly Low Markup

    These products have a very small amount of markup, so when you're making your purchases you can feel good that you're paying ...
  79. Mobile Money: Using Your Cell Phone To Transfer Funds

    Are you up to date on how easy it is to move your money around with your cell phone?
  80. The Professional Sports Portfolio

    Being a sports fan can actually benefit you financially. Find out how to use your sports knowledge to find investment opportunities. ...
  81. Banking Without The Banks: Will You Save?

    Nonbank credit cards and debit cards have plenty of advantages for consumers. Here's what you need to know.
  82. Top 7 Signs Your Pension Fund Is In Trouble

    How to tell if your company’s pension is being depleted - will there be anything left for you?
  83. 7 Cover Letter Blunders

    When you're applying for a job, these mistakes will keep your true potential from showing through.
  84. Can't Pay For Your Textbooks? Rent Them

    Renting textbooks is growing in popularity. Find out where to take advantage of this huge savings opportunity for college ...
  85. Water Cooler Finance: Poverty Rates Increase - And So Do Millionaires

    This week in finance, the number of poor people hits a new high and the U.S. gets tough on China.
  86. Avoiding "Prohibited Transactions" In Your IRA

    To avoid jeopardizing your IRA assets, find out what transactions are prohibited.
  87. 5 Self-Made Female Billionaires

    We all want to be billionaires, like the song goes. Here’s a look at some self-made female billionaires, and what characteristics ...
  88. 8 Slipups That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

    Everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but knowing what actually hurts or helps your credit score will help you present ...
  89. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  90. The Ins And Outs Of Seller-Financed Real Estate Deals

    There's more than one way to buy or sell a house. Seller financing presents yet another unique option.
  91. Top 6 Ways To Cut Your Tuition Bill

    With these tips, you can minimize your tuition bill and maximize the results of your hard work.
  92. Back-To-School Investing: Watch Dads And Online Shoppers

    Investors can find opportunity by finding the retailers who are successful in wooing men and online shoppers.
  93. Stay Motivated To Get Out Of Debt

    Keep yourself focused and you'll be out of the hole in no time.
  94. What's Preventing Inflation?

    These economic factors are keeping inflation in check.
  95. The Build-Your-Own College Scholarship Plan

    These alternatives to college and university scholarship programs can greatly ease a student's financial burden.
  96. Wall Street History: Steve Jobs Returns To Apple

    From the bombing of Wall Street to the return of Jobs, this week in financial history has it all.
  97. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  98. 7 Ways To Outsmart Your Credit Card Company

    Card companies are finding new ways to keep their profits up under new credit card laws. How consumers can win the battle. ...
  99. 6 Extreme Ways To Land Your Dream Job

    Get one step closer to your dream job by making sure you stand out from the rest of the applicants.
  100. Water Cooler Finance: Mergers, Hostile Bids And SEC Probes

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has once again emerged with offers being made in tech, biotech and even fertilizer. ...
  101. September 30: A Key Date For Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

    Unless certain action is taken by this date, distribution rules can put the youngest inheritor at a disadvantage.
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