Personal Finance Articles

  1. Dating And Job Hunting: The Same Skills Apply

    In your career and your love life, it is equally important to take the time and effort to make each encounter special.
  2. Wall Street History: Superman, Trump And Mr. Copper

    A lot of birthdays this week, including Ford Motors, the FDIC and Donald Trump. We also check look at antitrust and Hoover's ...
  3. American Idol's Career Secret

    Lee DeWyze worked in finance as well as in a paint store.
  4. Financial Professionals: The Benefits Of Joining An Association

    Make a name for yourself among your industry peers by joining a professional association.
  5. 5 Vacation Destinations For The Wannabe Rich

    While you may not be able to pay your way to privacy, with a little creativity, you can land a stop on a deserted white sand ...
  6. Biggest Corporate Comebacks

    Apple isn't the only major company to learn from its mistakes and return to glory.
  7. 5 Forgotten Financial Frauds

    Bernie Madoff reminded us about the Ponzi scheme. What other old scams are due for a comeback?
  8. Hidden Holiday Fees And How To Find Them

    Going on vacation is expensive but unexpected costs can make it downright unaffordable.
  9. Get Your Budget Beach-Ready

    The same diet and exercise tips that work wonders for your waist line can also help you trim your spending.
  10. 7 Ways To Fund Your Child's Athletic Pursuits

    Children's athletic pursuits can put a big dent in parents' budgets. Find out how to keep costs down.
  11. Water Cooler Finance: The iPhone Launch, Buffett's Lunch And BP's Lashing

    This week in financial news saw more uncertainty in the markets on bad news from retail, GM and BP.
  12. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  13. Best Amusement Parks For Your Buck

    We break down some of the U.S.'s most popular amusement parks to find out which one provides the best value.
  14. Investment Options For Any Income

    You don't need piles of money to begin investing. Even $50 is enough, if you know how to use it right.
  15. Can't Get a Summer Job? Be Your Own Boss!

    Find out how to get started and what resources are available to help you become a successful entrepreneur.
  16. Encouraging Good Habits With An Incentive Trust

    Money can be a powerful motivator - why not use it to teach your heirs positive lessons?
  17. 4 Things That Are More Expensive Than You Think

    Small purchases may not appear to be a big deal initially, but over time these little items will end up costing you a whole ...
  18. Top Cities For Real Estate Flipping

    These three cities have seen home prices increase every month for almost a year now, but still offer potential bargains in ...
  19. Avoiding IRS Penalties On Your IRA Assets

    The best way to avoid additional charges and taxes is to know which transactions have expensive consequences.
  20. Wall Street History: Social Security, Martha Stewart And Men In Dresses

    This week in financial history saw the birth of social security, a bizarre rogue trader and more.
  21. 7 Last-Minute Ways To Pay For College

    If you're scrambling for tuition, check out these last-ditch options to come up with the cash.
  22. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Speaks Up, AIG Deal Collapses

    This week the Buffett saga continues, your kids' drinking glasses aren't safe and oil keeps flowing.
  23. Make Your Kid A Millionaire

    So you want your kid to be a millionaire. Who doesn't? Here are a few tips to get your youngster on the road to riches.
  24. 5 Dead Auto Brands And Why They Died

    These auto brands had their run, and have been sent off to rust.
  25. Top 5 Benefits Of A Summer Job - Besides Pay

    No matter how brainless or backbreaking your part-time job may be, the benefits go way beyond your pocketbook.
  26. Filling In The Medicare Gaps

    Basic Medicare is not a perfect fit for everyone - sometimes, extra policies are required to suit a person's needs.
  27. Why You Never Hear From Your Financial Planner

    If your financial planner is calling you too often, something might be wrong.
  28. Investing In Artist Futures

    If you think a budding artist has major potential, you may be able to invest in his or her art with these new futures contracts. ...
  29. GM Going Public?

    After emerging from bankruptcy six weeks after declaring, GM may be poised for a new IPO.
  30. Top Tax Refunds For Recent Grads

    Don't miss out on these tax credits if you have recently graduated.
  31. Canadian Celebs' Outrageous Speaking Fees

    Canada is often overshadowed by the U.S., but some athletes and actors command exorbitant speaking fees just like their American ...
  32. 8 Great Ideas For Your Summer Staycation

    If the money just isn't there for a big trip, it doesn't mean you can't have a great summer.
  33. Goldman: Guilty Of Finance, Innocent On Fraud

    While Goldman is no angel, the focus on CDO and derivatives transactions is misguided at best.
  34. Wall Street History: Rogue Traders, The SEC And Alan Greenspan

    This week in history marks many births - including that of the SEC.
  35. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Bubbles are deceptive and unpredictable, but by studying their history we can prepare to our best ability.
  36. Custom Budgeting For Young Adults

    Percentage budgeting is a flexible way for young adults to navigate their first financial challenges and decisions.
  37. 7 Affordable Summer Adventure Sports

    These affordable sports are self-powered, providing participants a valuable workout, usually in a beautiful setting.
  38. Are Female CEOs Still Underpaid?

    It's long been an issue that women make less than their male counterparts. We investigate whether this is true at the top. ...
  39. Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Most people know about this coverage perk, but few have any idea about how to cash in. Find out here.
  40. Your Banker's 6 Dirty Secrets

    Sometimes your banker isn't completely honest. Find out what your bank has been hiding from you.
  41. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  42. Water Cooler Finance: Crying Over Spilled Oil, And Buffett Goes To Court

    This week, Apple surpasses Microsoft, and Mercury may be on Ford's chopping block.
  43. Strategies For Withdrawing Retirement Income

    You've accumulated the wealth you need to retire, but how will you distribute it? We'll lay out some options.
  44. 4 Frivolous Tax Arguments That Won't Work

    Many Americans still try to get out of paying taxes, but the most common excuses just don't hold water.
  45. NBA Finals: By The Numbers

    We look at the numbers behind the game, from most wins to biggest salaries, to find out what the finals mean to players and ...
  46. Sports CEOs: For Better Or For Worse

    The owner of a sports team may be the single most important person in determining the team's success.
  47. Establishing A Revocable Living Trust

    This arrangement allows you to have more control over your estate - both before and after your death.
  48. 5 Tips For Dealing With Your Banker

    Being prepared can pay off when it comes to dealing with your bank.
  49. 6 Surprising Facts About The Early Days Of Income Tax

    Income tax is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about it. ...
  50. Outrageous Celebrity Appearance Fees

    Learn what you need to take in $100,000 speaking fees and $50,000 appearance fees.
  51. 7 Ways To Save On Home Remodeling

    More homeowners are remodeling their homes instead of moving, but remodeling jobs can quickly become expensive nightmares. ...
  52. The Goldman Sachs Accusation Explained

    Despite the airtime this scandal has received, the details aren't clear. Find out what happened and how it affects you.
  53. The Disability Insurance Policy: Now In English

    Learn to translate this complicated policy so you can rest assured you're covered.
  54. Wall Street History: The Dow, The Commodore And Darth Vader

    This week in financial history marks the introduction of the world's most carefully watched index, the birth of a robber ...
  55. Best Frequent Flyer Credit Cards For (Almost) Free Travel

    Worried about how you’re going to afford your next plane ticket? We’ll show you the best credit cards for racking up frequent ...
  56. The Best-Selling Video Games Of All Time

    Video games are selling better than ever before, but how can investors get in on the action?
  57. 6 New Hurdles For Home Financing

    There are many challenges to financing a home. Find out which ones are especially problematic right now.
  58. Your Million-Dollar Gift To Wall Street

    Ignore this article if you enjoy giving your money to millionaires.
  59. Prepaid Funerals: Frugal To The End

    With funeral expenses on the rise, find out how to go about prepaying for funeral costs, and whether it's right for you. ...
  60. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett Buzz, Toxic CDOs And Facebook Privacy

    This week, the stories around Goldman Sachs and eurozone woes continued to unfold.
  61. The Myth About Market Bubbles

    Bubbles have made and ruined fortunes. Though they can be difficult to predict, understanding how they work gives you a visible ...
  62. Public Relations: Offering Businesses A Competitive Advantage

    To maximize the sales potential of any business, a public relations program should be part of the master marketing plan. ...
  63. LOST: Behind The Numbers Of A TV Phenomenon

    After 121 mind-bending episodes, ABC's LOST came to an end on Sunday. Questions may still exist, but these numbers are a ...
  64. What Is A Cash Flow Statement?

    Learn how the CFS relates to the balance sheet and income statement as a part of a company's financial reports.
  65. 7 Ways To Save On Summer Getaways

    Find out how to have a fun and budget-friendly summer adventure.
  66. Cross-Border Shopping Tips

    Find out how to capitalize on exchange rates, in order to save money while shopping in North America.
  67. 4 Reasons Why Airlines Are Always Struggling

    Why is the airline industry synonymous with ongoing losses and insolvency? We list four reasons.
  68. 5 Top-Earning Video Game Characters

    These top-earning video game characters have brand power to rival pro athletes and movie stars. Find out which colorful character ...
  69. 4 Career Networking Tips That Work

    Find out the who, the how and the why of using networking to move up in your career.
  70. 5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

    Doing the work yourself can save money, but it could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run. ...
  71. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity, find out what can go wrong.
  72. NASCAR: From Back Alleys To Big Bucks

    What started as a small regional race circuit just a few decades ago has become one of the largest revenue sports on the ...
  73. How To Parent Your Aging Parents

    For sandwich generation, planning ahead is key to good elder care.
  74. Outliving Your Retirement Savings

    Find out how this worst-case scenario can happen, and what you can do if it happens to you.
  75. Wall Street History: The NYSE Is Born, Bubbles Form

    This week in financial history saw the birth of the NYSE an attempt to destroy Microsoft, and much more.
  76. Getting Your Name Off A Cosigned Loan

    If your friend or relative has proved to be irresponsible, getting out of the cosigned loan can improve your financial security ...
  77. Baseball Greats Who Were Paid Like Benchwarmers

    These legendary players changed the face of their sport - but they weren't in it for the money.
  78. 5 Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals

    Most Americans think that an IRA is locked up until they reach 59.5, and withdrawals before that date trigger taxes and a ...
  79. What Makes A Good Boss?

    Everyone wants to be at the top, but it takes the right characteristics and skills to make both employees and shareholders ...
  80. Water Cooler Finance: Greece Attacks And Google Hacks

    Greece remains in the headlines as it takes aim at its banks, Google's dirty little secret is revealed and the record industry ...
  81. Celebrity Career Comebacks

    These stars disappeared from our radars, only to re-emerge as big as ever.
  82. Best States For Teachers

    Teaching salaries and benefits vary from state to state. Find out which states are the best for an education career.
  83. Under-The-Radar Hollywood Jobs

    If you want to rub elbows with the stars without becoming one, check out these behind the scenes entertainment jobs.
  84. How To Tap Banks For Real Estate Loans

    Buying rental property with personal, cash-collateralized loans is a smart move.
  85. Tweeting: The Next New "Profession"

    Professional "tweeting" has emerged as a new way to earn money in the digital age. Find out who's doing it and how much they're ...
  86. Dealing With Your Condo Board

    Condo living is a trade-off: the comfort of home ownership for the watchful eye of a condo board. But what happens when a ...
  87. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  88. Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Warren Buffett claims that understanding these instruments would mean reading 750,000 pages of text. Read on to learn the ...
  89. Are Artists Worth More Dead Than Alive?

    We look at the pay structure of singers, songwriters, actors and authors, and find out who made more after they died.
  90. 10 Phrases You Should Ban From Your Resume

    In this competitive job market, your resume really needs to shine to stand out from the crowd, which means the tired cliches ...
  91. 5 High-Paying, Low-Stress Jobs

    Want to earn the big bucks without dealing with major stress? Read on to learn about five high-paying, low-stress jobs.
  92. 6 Infamous Product Leaks

    The new iPhone isn't the only product to have been leaked before its release.
  93. Water Cooler Finance: Greece Is Burning And Buffett's Under Fire

    This past week saw the SEC continue its Goldman Sachs investigation and set its sights on Buffett, and there are signs that ...
  94. Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Make sure you understand your options for withdrawing your funds from this complex instrument.
  95. What Would Jobs Do?

    Hot off a hugely successful iPad launch, Jobs is fashionable again, but he hasn't always been held in such high esteem.
  96. 6 Careers That End Early

    Some people strike it rich; others are forced to retire early in these careers with short lifespans.
  97. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them ...
  98. CEO Benefits You Wish You Had

    CEOs get many perks that the workers beneath them could only dream of. Here is a list of common CEO benefits as well as the ...
  99. How To Tweet Your Small Business

    Companies of all sizes are discovering the benefits of Twitter. Don't be left behind!
  100. Is Now The Time To Buy Or Rent?

    While you can snag serious deals in this current economy, it doesn’t mean that buying a home is the best choice for you right ...
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