Personal Finance Articles

  1. 3 Sustainable Federal Government Investments

    With the Obama Administration focusing on long term and sustainable investments, this article looks at 3 of the best in terms ...
  2. 5 Ways To Invest In Travel And Tourism

    Discover five areas of the travel and tourism market that could prove lucrative from an investing standpoint.
  3. How To Make Your Money Matter

    If you want your money to mean something, here are some noble ways to spend it.
  4. 3 Startups That Grew Into Huge Conglomerates

    Here's a brief history of three of the world's largest companies, and the people who started them.
  5. Evaluating Bond Funds: Keeping It Simple

    Discover some of the key factors for determining a fund's risk-return profile.
  6. Top Skills You Need On Your Resume

    In this difficult job market, here is a list of essential qualities and skills you need to land a perfect job.
  7. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  8. The 4 Worst Ways To Borrow Money

    While there are less risky places from which to borrow, there are also predatory lenders who can make your financial situation ...
  9. Sudden Wealth Syndrome: The Great Destroyer of Prosperity

    Facebook will make numerous employees instant millionaires, so we take a look at sudden wealth syndrome in 2012.
  10. Best Times Of The Year To Look For A Job

    Read this article! We give you some insight about the best times to send your resume off.
  11. 7 Tax Terms Explained

    As the tax season begins, there are certain words you need to know. Read on to see what they are.
  12. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their ...
  13. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  14. Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  15. A Beginners' Guide To Managing Your Money

    Discover what you need to know before becoming your own money manager.
  16. 6 Things To Look For In Earnings Reports

    Learn how to consider all the known variables when assessing a company's health.
  17. Catching Comeback Stocks For Clients

    We'll give you the clues you need to assess which stocks can make a turnaround.
  18. How Wealthy Are The Presidential Candidates?

    Here's an overview of where their money comes from and who makes the most.
  19. Common Things That Improve And Lower Credit Scores

    Credit scores are used by lenders to estimate credit risk. Find out how you can better earn the trust of lenders and reap ...
  20. Taxable Events You Didn't Know You Were Creating

    Understanding the implications of these events can help you plan your finances and, in some cases, save you from paying taxes ...
  21. Why Spring Break And Sports Cars Aren't Worth It

    Here's a list of reasons why you would be better off buckling down now rather than struggling later in life.
  22. Apple Stock: $500 And Climbing?

    It's been all over the news that Apple hit the $500 mark. We explain what it means.
  23. How Insurance Companies Detect Insurance Scams

    Insurance companies have full fraud detection departments tasked with both preventing scams and recouping money paid out ...
  24. Where America's Health Spending Goes

    You know you've wondered about it. So we give you a little peak into where the dollars go.
  25. 5 Social Security Alternatives

    Social Security is predicted to run out in the next few decades. Read on to see how you can offset the shortfall.
  26. 5 Ways To Start Saving Today

    If you have no idea how to start saving your money, we list a few easy ways to start today.
  27. How To Save For A Wedding

    Most couples spend over $25,000 on a wedding. Here are some ideas for setting aside and saving money for the big day.
  28. Highest-Paid CEOs

    John Hammergren of McKesson topped the list of the best-earning CEOs for 2011. Find out how much he made and who else was ...
  29. Countries With The Highest Healthcare Spending

    Spending big doesn't necessarily mean it's the best. We take a look at the big spenders in healthcare.
  30. How To Shop Locally And Save Money

    There are many benefits to buying locally grown food. Often, the food you purchase will be high quality, healthier and support ...
  31. Increase Your Disposable Income

    Here are four quick and easy ways to up your spending money.
  32. Why You Should Buy Life Insurance

    If you haven't thought about life insurance or you're toying with the idea, we give you some reason why it might be wise ...
  33. Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

    If you want to save your home, avoid bogus offers and take matters into your own hands.
  34. Biggest Expenses For Retirees

    Discover some of the costs that can eat away at your retirement savings and why you should get a comprehensive assessment ...
  35. 15 Jobs That Have Increased Salary During The Recession

    If you're looking for a job, you've got to read this article. We list some that have increased pay!
  36. 4 Types Of Insurance Everyone Needs

    Here are four forms of insurance that are vital to have.
  37. How To Overcome Bad Credit

    Some lenders can look overlook your credit score and assess other factors that fairly determine if you are a reasonable credit ...
  38. Best Times To Go Shopping

    Whether you love it or hate it, we'll tell you when the best times are to go clothes shopping.
  39. Keep Your Pet's Trust

    Find out how to protect and provide for your pet after you pass away.
  40. Wheels Of A Future Fortune

    Buy a quality car without driving your expenses through the roof.
  41. How Retirement Attitudes Of Baby-Boomers And Gen-Xers Differ

    How is your level of retirement readiness affected by the generation category in which you fall? We look at some of the factors.
  42. Dream Jobs That Are Attainable

    As Confucius once said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
  43. Places To Find Free Help For Taxes

    Are you in need of free tax help? If so, here are some of the best places to look
  44. 6 Easy And Cheap Steps To Winterize Your Car

    Here's a guide to help you get your vehicle ready for the winter without spending too much.
  45. Rewards Credit Cards

    If you have a very good credit rating, you will have your choice of rewards credit cards, so pick the one you will be able ...
  46. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  47. The Non-Academic Qualities Job Seekers Need In 2012

    With signs of an economic recovery becoming apparent, we look at three crucial qualities that job seekers need.
  48. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  49. How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  50. Deal Effectively With Difficult Clients

    Learn how to tame the most shrewish clients with these simple methods.
  51. How Much To Save To Retire By 50

    Depending on how much you make, when you have to start and what percentage you need, how much do you need to save each paycheck ...
  52. Surviving The IRS Audit

    Keeping thorough records and knowing the penalties make this experience easier than you'd expect.
  53. The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Women

    These are some of the most popular sellers when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts for women.
  54. Detecting Accounting Manipulation

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  55. The Most Popular Valentine's Gifts For Men

    These tried and true favorites are always best-sellers around Valentine's Day.
  56. Hidden Cost Of Weddings

    Gratuities and state taxes are just some of the hidden costs that could spoil the budget of your special day.
  57. Best Stores For Valentine's Deals

    These stores have some great Valentine's Day deals to take advantage of this year.
  58. The Dangers Of Options Backdating

    This form of executive compensation can pose serious risks for investors.
  59. High-Value Valentine's Gifts For Entrepreneurial Women

    It's going to take more than a run-of-the-mill gift for this special Valentine. Check out these suggestions for the business-minded ...
  60. 7 Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Credit Score

    Having a good credit score plays a big part in being approved for a loan or a mortgage. Here are some things to watch for ...
  61. How Facebook Beat MySpace

    Facebook became the leader of social media by offering users a clean design and the right mix of customization options.
  62. Safe Tax Planning For High-Net-Worth Filers

    Planning is essential for the affluent seeking tax breaks. Get to know the legal strategies for saving more.
  63. Big Box Stores Vs. Small Retailers

    We list five factors for you to consider when choosing between a big-box or smaller retailer.
  64. 7 Affordable Ways To Spend Spring Break

    Taking a road trip or staying with family when traveling are just some ways to affordably enjoy your spring break.
  65. Should You File An Early Tax Return?

    When it comes to filing your taxes, it can often pay to wait until the deadline.
  66. Tax Tips For First-Time Filers

    Here is a quick rundown on what you need to know if you're filing your taxes for the first time.
  67. The Most Outrageous Taxes

    Some very strange things have been taxed over the years. Here are some of the strangest.
  68. Reinventing Brands: Makeover Or Move Over

    Brands undergo various changes to remain competitive. Discover those that changed and those that fell behind.
  69. How Getting A Raise Affects Your Taxes

    Many people think they may actually make less overall because they are paying more taxes.
  70. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  71. Economic Effects Of Life After Military Service

    The end of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will have an impact on the economy. Discover how.
  72. Credit Cards For Kids

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  73. When You Should Plan For A Tax Refund

    Getting a tax refund seems like a once-a-year bonus, but it might be better to track your taxes so you don't pay more than ...
  74. How To Make Money By Working From Home

    There is an abundance of work-from-home opportunities, but research and caution is crucial to finding a legitimate home-based ...
  75. Get A 6-Month Tax Extension

    Discover how to get some extra time from the IRS, without paying for the privilege.
  76. How To Set Up A Trust Fund If You're Not Rich

    You don't need to be worth millions to create your own trust fund. Learn how your money can be handled in the event of your ...
  77. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated ...
  78. 5 Costly First Year Baby Expenses

    Raising a child is expensive, and it requires a lot of planning. Here are some unexpected ways your money is going to be ...
  79. 4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    Many Americans think these credit card "rules" are true. Read on to find out the facts.
  80. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  81. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  82. Don't Count On An Inheritance

    If you're fortunate enough to receive an inheritance at all, it might not be nearly as large as you expect.
  83. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  84. Get A Tax Credit For Your Foreign Investments

    The foreign tax credit provides a break on investment income made and taxed in a foreign country.
  85. 6 Benefits Of Increasing Your Credit Limit

    If you can resist the urge to overspend, then raising your credit limit could benefit you in various ways.
  86. How To Spend Valentine's Day On A Budget

    Valentine's Day costs can add up very quickly. Here are some ways to cut back without being too stingy.
  87. Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    If you can't decide whether to build your rainy day fund or pay off debt, we weigh the options for you.
  88. 4 Of The Largest Bank Heists In History

    These criminals all had successful runs robbing banks and eluding police. Some met tragic ends.
  89. 4 Products For Lazy People

    Here are four popular products that profit from our laziest desires.
  90. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  91. The Impact Of Your Starting Age On Social Security

    Retiring at 62 sounds nice, but it could affect the amount of social security you receive.
  92. How Your Credit Score Will Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    Your credit score will play a large role in the type of mortgage you are able to get.
  93. Moving And Your Car: Excise Taxes

    Here is a breakdown of what excise taxes are and how they can affect you when you move.
  94. 3 Ways Apps Make Money

    Discover how most online businesses and web applications are making their money.
  95. Anytime Is The Right Time To Start Saving For Retirement

    If you're looking to start building your nest egg but don't know how to do it, read on. We give you a few easy tips on how ...
  96. How To Use Crowdfunding To Start Your Business

    It may be difficult to raise enough money needed for a start-up. However, there's always the option of pooling together funds ...
  97. (Slideshow) 5 Not-So-Traditional Budgeting Tips

    You may not have heard of these easy, money-saving tips.
  98. 3 New Types Of Credit Cards To Look For

    These three types of credit cards are becoming popular with customers looking to pay less fees and build up their credit ...
  99. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  100. Managing Post-Move Budget Adjustments

    You often have to re-evaluate your budget after you move. Here are some tips to help you out.
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