Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. Warren Buffett's Paycheck

    How much money does the Oracle of Omaha really have?
  11. 5 Tax Credits You Shouldn't Miss

    If you're not taking advantage of these deductions, you could be missing out on tax savings.
  12. 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.
  13. 5 Reverse Mortgage Scams

    Reverse mortgages can be a valuable financial tool, but the mortgage market is fraught with scams and schemes.
  14. 5 New Ways Credit Card Companies Are Wooing New Card Holders

    With new laws, credit card companies are forced to get creative to attract new customers.
  15. Student Borrowing: University Payment Plans Vs. Federal Student Loans

    University payment plans are a great option for reducing student loan borrowing, but only if you know the details.
  16. 5 Financial Bills That Snuck In For 2010

    These five add-ons are intended to provide tax incentives for individuals and businesses, and encourage the development and ...
  17. The Unseen Taxes That You Pay Every Day

    Taxes are embedded in the price of everything we buy to an extent that most people don't even realize.
  18. 5 Steps To Disputing A Credit Card Charge

    Federal and state laws offer protection to consumers when credit card charges are in question.
  19. The Power Of Steve Jobs

    He may have health concerns, but you can't argue that he is a powerful CEO.
  20. Baby Boomers Beware: Financial Fraud That Targets Seniors

    Unfortunately, you can never retire from being the target of financial scams.
  21. Investment Showdown: Hot Or Not?

    We'll look at some companies that have fallen by the wayside - and the companies have come up to fill their place.
  22. Water Cooler Finance: You're Never Too Old To Work

    This week's financial highlights include the economy's recovery, a holiday shopping recap and some IBM news.
  23. 5 People Who Make More Than The President

    The country's highest post doesn't receive the highest pay ... not even close. Find out about some notable Americans who ...
  24. How To Cut Your Alternative Minimum Tax

    Save yourself money by lowering the amount of tax you owe.
  25. Convertible Bonds: Pros And Cons For Companies And Investors

    Find out why businesses choose this type of financing and what effect this has on investors.
  26. 7 Tips For Closing A Credit Card

    Learn when it's a good idea to close a credit card, and how to make sure you do it right.
  27. 5 Big Mistakes Banks Made In 2010

    2010 was another tough year for banks. Find out the biggest mistakes these financial giants made in the past year.
  28. Strategies For Determining The Market's True Worth

    Learn the strengths and weaknesses of passive and active management when trying to uncover the overall market's worth.
  29. 4 Alternatives To Traditional Mutual Funds

    A rich offering of attractive alternatives have the open-ended mutual fund facing obsolescence.
  30. What Obesity Is Costing You

    If your health isn't reason enough to keep fit, maybe the money you save will get you motivated.
  31. China's Newest Billionaires

    China's new billionaires are making money in the tech industry.
  32. Warren Buffett's 2010 Portfolio

    Find out what the Oracle of Omaha bought over the past year, and how those investments are doing so far.
  33. 8 Steps To Becoming Your Own Boss

    Your step-by-step guide to leaving the nine-to-five world and striking out on your own ... successfully.
  34. Top 10 Home Business Tax Tips

    If you work for yourself, make sure you are getting the most for your tax dollars.
  35. 5 Top CEOs On Twitter

    These high-powered CEOs are on Twitter, sharing their thoughts on business, politics and current events. Find out what's ...
  36. How To Save More For Your Retirement

    The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made it easier to prepare for the future. Will you be ready? ...
  37. 4 Changes To Flexible Spending Accounts In 2011

    Restrictions on flexible spending accounts will be changing this year - how will they influence your spending habits?
  38. Notable Company Name Changes

    Often, the name of a business can enhance its profits. Find out the surprising former names of these now-successful companies.
  39. 4 Career-Boosting Social Media Moves

    Learn how to use social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, to find job opportunities or to advance your own ...
  40. Water Cooler Finance: Conflicting Job Reports And A Facebook IPO

    With forecasted employment growth, robust tech and automakers, and some serious social media stock action, it's an exciting ...
  41. 8 Lease Clauses You Need To Know

    If you're renting an apartment this year, beware of signing contracts with these tricky clauses.
  42. 5 Products That Failed And Why

    Not every new strategy or product launch goes well; even those with big-name companies behind them can still fail.
  43. Top 3 Challenges Facing Social Security

    The first official Social Security card was given out in 1936 and while the system is still paying out, a lot has changed.
  44. 5 Things You May Not Know About CEO Pay

    These CEOs have discovered a recession-proof financial strategy, but it's one they'd rather you don't know about.
  45. Top Indian Billionaires And How They Made Their Money

    Learn about the richest people from India and how they accumulated their fortunes.
  46. 5 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Financial Resolutions

    Don't let these slipups wreck your financial resolutions in 2011.
  47. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  48. Find Quality Investments With ROIC

    Return on invested capital is a great way to measure the true value produced by a company. Learn to use the ROIC metric and ...
  49. Minimize Taxes With Asset Location

    Learn how to maximize your investment returns with this tax-minimization strategy.
  50. 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

    Don't let these start-up problems ruin your business success.
  51. Top Mobile Banking Dangers And How To Avoid Them

    Banks have improved the functionality of mobile banking so that consumers can transfer funds, pay bills or check balances ...
  52. Tax Tips For Financial Advisors

    Self-employed advisors are prone to a number of unique expenses, but the tax benefits can often balance out the financial ...
  53. 7 Things You Need To Know About Working From Home

    Before you work from home you should consider these seven things to make sure it's for you.
  54. 5 Successful Mompreneurs

    Learn about the rise of the "mompreneur" and why these industrious women are getting so much attention.
  55. The Redefined Retirement Dream

    After 2008's market crash, the pretty picture of retirement looks very different. Learn what the new definition of "retirement" ...
  56. A Social Security Reality Check

    Recessions and depleted Social Security funds could derail your post-work plans. Find out how to stay on track.
  57. Failed Billionaire Tax Loopholes

    Billionaires have a big edge when it comes to finding tax breaks. They can hire the best legal minds to find and exploit ...
  58. 5 CEO Bonuses Worth More Than You'll Earn In A Lifetime

    We look at some corporate head honchos who are in the running for the fattest bonuses in 2010, and what they've done to earn ...
  59. Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home In 2011

    Buying your first home can be an exhilarating experience, provided you do some research, stay within a comfortable budget ...
  60. Worst Financial Decisions Of 2010

    Like every year, 2010 had some real doozies when it came to questionable financial decisions.
  61. 5 Ways Your Partner Can Ruin Your Credit

    Financial disagreement is one of the top reasons couples split, and often after one person has ruined the other's finances.
  62. 5 Risky Mortgage Types To Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should make every homebuyer think twice before ...
  63. 8 Signs You're About To Get Fired

    You've seen the layoffs happen around you, and wonder: could I be next? Here are eight signs you're about to get fired, and ...
  64. Top Homeowner Tax Write-Offs For 2010

    The subprime mortgage meltdown of 2008 has not diminished the tax advantages of home ownership in America.
  65. Water Cooler Finance: Canadian Takeover And U.S. Tax Breaks

    As Wall Street set to close for the holidays, a few companies held off on their Christmas shopping to give the financial ...
  66. 9 Reasons To Say "No" To Credit

    Instead of rationalizing, learn to talk yourself out of buying things you can't afford.
  67. 5 Industries To Watch In 2011

    Three industries that have lagged so far in 2010 include financials, healthcare and consumer staples.
  68. CEO Success Stories Of 2010

    These CEOs pulled their companies back from the brink of financial ruin. Find out what they did to achieve the turnaround ...
  69. Digging Out Of Personal Debt

    Find out why good intentions can put consumers in an even bigger hole than before.
  70. 7 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

    Do you have a capital loss that could be booked and used to offset future tax liabilities? If so, it may be time to sell. ...
  71. Soon-To-Be Billionaires In 2011

    It's only a matter of time before a new crop of wealthy individuals hits the billion dollar mark in 2011.
  72. The 10 Most Important Tax Tips Of 2010

    Make the most of the last few days of the year by taking advantage of these 10 tax tips before 2010 ends.
  73. 7 Mortgage Trends To Expect In 2011

    How will the year compare to 2010? What's likely to be different?
  74. Will Your Gift Card Gift Go Unused?

    An unbelievable amount of money gets wasted in the form of non-redemption: nearly $5 billion a year. These tips will ensure ...
  75. Top Lies You Can Tell When You're Looking For A New Job

    New year, new job hunt? If you're job hunting from your old job, you'll have to proceed with caution.
  76. The Millionaire's Retirement Plan

    We show you how to hit the millionaire mark step by step.
  77. 7 Expenses You Won't Believe Are Deductible

    Many taxpayers would be surprised to discover some of the things that qualify as legitimate deductions.
  78. 5 Financial Habits To Start In 2011

    Hoping to make 2011 more prosperous that this year? Learn top financial habits you should take up for the New Year.
  79. What Should You Do With Your Christmas Bonus?

    The economy is picking up and companies are paying bonuses again. Should you spend it or save it?
  80. Your Subsidized Holiday Feast

    Find out how government farm subsidies can distort the price of food you're putting on your table for the holidays.
  81. Santa's Salary: The Highest Paid Holiday Help

    If you're looking for work around the holidays, there are definite perks to working in the red suit. Learn about Santa's ...
  82. Get Out Of Debt In 2011

    Here are some easy steps you can take to get your debt under control in the New Year.
  83. 10 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips

    Getting organized well before the deadline will curb your frustration and your tax liability.
  84. Goodbye, Black Friday; Hello, Green Monday

    We look at the impact of Green Monday and see whether it will change the way people shop and businesses sell.
  85. 5 Tough Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

    Don't get caught unprepared when your prospective employer throws these questions at you in the interview.
  86. 6 Financial Questions To Ask Your Partner

    Discussing finances with you partner can save you loads of stress down the road.
  87. 6 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Gift Cards

    Gift cards are big business, amounting to an estimated $91 billion in annual retail spending. Get the most bang for your ...
  88. 7 Signs Your Pension Fund Is In Trouble

    Even if you're lucky enough to have a pension plan, you can't assume it'll pay out.
  89. Top Tax Deductions For Brokers

    If you are paying out of pocket, you can make your business expenses work for you at tax time.
  90. 5 Unusual Assets That Might Outperform The Market

    Investors don't have to stick to stocks and bonds to beat the market.
  91. The Truth About Store Credit Cards

    Learn about the good, bad and the ugly behind store credit cards.
  92. 6 Discounts You Can Get For Paying Cash

    If you have the money in your pocket, it may get you a great deal on your purchase.
  93. Water Cooler Finance: FBI Insider-Trading Bust

    While the economic recovery isn't happening as quickly as we'd hoped, there are definite signs that things are getting better.
  94. 5 Basic Things To Know About Bonds

    Learn these basic terms to breakdown this seemingly complex investment area.
  95. Ways To Slash Your Home Energy Bill

    Upgrading household appliances to more energy-efficient models can slash your utilities bill.
  96. Student Loan Debt: Is Consolidation The Answer?

    Consolidating your student loans offers convenience, but there are drawbacks.
  97. Wall Street History: Poor Richard And Jack Welch

    This week, learn about important tea parties and the key to striking it rich according to J. Paul Getty.
  98. How Riots Influence An Economy

    Economic austerity measures have produced some riots in the hardest-hit countries, but do these protestors’ bold tactics ...
  99. Quiz: How Do You Pay?

    We look at how the average person pays for every day expenses, gifts and bills. Are you an average consumer?
  100. Companies That Have Been Busted For False Claims

    If you think a company's claims sound too good to be true, it may only be a matter of time before the Federal Trade Commission ...
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