Personal Finance Articles

  1. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  2. How To Invest In Everyday Products

    Investors are often told to "invest in what you know." Find out what companies make the products you use daily.
  3. You Worked How Long To Buy That?!

    Find out the true cost of items by translating them into hours worked.
  4. Know Your Foreclosure Rights

    Find out what homeowners are entitled to under the law, and how they can ensure their rights are honored by lenders.
  5. Stop Procrastinating! Enroll In A College Savings Plan

    The cost of sending your kids to college could be a serious financial burden - unless you get prepared. Now.
  6. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  7. 6 Late-In-Life Entrepreneurs

    We've all heard stories of college kids starting successful businesses, but what about business start-ups of the not-so-young?
  8. 6 Drug Companies With Expiring Patents In 2011

    The 2011 "patent cliff" is approaching and many big name pharmaceutical manufacturers face patent expiration on their core ...
  9. Wall Street History: Panics, Scandals And Rogue Traders (Oh My!)

    This week chronicles the heroics of J.P. Morgan, a classic embargo battle, the first of Wall Streets' dark days and much ...
  10. Bank Vs. Budget: How Much House Can You Afford?

    Learn whether you can afford the mortgage that the bank will lend you.
  11. 3 Alternative Ways To Assess Your Investment Manager

    Find out whether your funds are being managed according to your goals.
  12. Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  13. Companies Built On A Single Product

    Though they may seem like a rare breed these days, these organizations have built their reputations on just one item.
  14. 6 Tax Myths Everyone Should Know

    There are many tax myths that have grown out of general tax confusion. Learning about them can help you avoid costly mistakes.
  15. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  16. Top 6 Ways To Increase Your Tax Refund Now

    Planning ahead can generate a larger tax refund down the road - these tips will get you on the right path.
  17. Bridging The Gaps On Your Resume

    Everyone experiences unemployment, but it's not something you want exposed to potential employers. Learn to craft a resume ...
  18. House Price Vs. Interest Rate: Which Is More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowners Association ...
  19. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 5 Jobs That Cash In On Disasters

    Disasters just happen, but there are many businesses that are able to make the best of them.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. No Wonder You're Not Getting Hired!

    Find out which unexpected mistakes could be holding you back.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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?
  33. Fantasy Football: A Two-Billion Dollar Market

    This side of sports separates the casual fan from the diehard fan.
  34. 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!
  35. 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 ...
  36. 5 Money Transfer Technologies And Their Risks

    New technology makes cash swaps simple, but are the risks worth the convenience?
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. The Shoe Lover's Investment Portfolio

    These stocks are worth a look if you love footwear.
  41. Is The Middle Class Really Disappearing?

    Find out exactly what "middle class" means and whether it's really getting rarer.
  42. Major Sports Memorabilia Sales

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

    Find out how to live comfortably through both fat and lean years.
  44. Commodity Prices Are Pinching Consumers

    Prices of commodities - cotton, wheat, coffee, etc. - have recently spiked. Learn how that affects consumers.
  45. Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

    Variable annuities are another way to save money tax-deferred - but don't jump in blindly!
  46. 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.
  47. 4 Things To Know About Earnings Season

    Investors should know that earnings reports are not just about the earnings.
  48. Thanksgiving On A Budget

    Don't miss these easy ways to save this Thanksgiving season.
  49. The Best And Worst Investing Advice

    Some financial sayings are worth a second look, even if they seem to be set in stone.
  50. 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 ...
  51. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  52. Why Retailers Love Gift Cards

    Gift cards have many benefits for retailers compared to cash sales. We'll look at a few of them.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  61. 8 Ways To Donate Locally

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

    The recession may be over, but the market is still sluggish.
  63. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

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

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  65. Variable Vs. Variable Universal Life Insurance

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out.
  66. 6 Tips For A No-Experience Resume

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

    Find out how you can create litterless lunches without breaking the bank.
  68. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 5 New Phishing Scams To Watch Out For

    These five scams may seem transparent, but thousands of people fall for them annually.
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  78. 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. ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. What Does Medicare Cover?

    Don't assume you're insured. Find out what you can expect from this healthcare program.
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. Add-On Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Insurance is important in certain situations, but there isn't always a need.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 5 Traits Of A Successful Small Business

    If you own your own company, these characteristics will be ones you want to emulate.
  88. 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.
  89. 6 Tips For Getting A Good Cell Phone Plan

    Avoid overspending on cell service with this expert advice.
  90. 7 Ways Your Resume Dates You

    Don't let your outdated resume prevent you from getting the job of your dreams.
  91. 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.
  92. Real-Life Financial Tests: Would You Pass?

    If you want more financial security, you might want to give these three tests a shot.
  93. 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.
  94. Companies You Think Are Canadian

    Their advertising and brands scream Canadian, but are these companies really owned elsewhere?
  95. 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.
  96. Winning The Job-Hunt Game

    Find out what gains you points, and penalties, in the job hunt game.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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?
  100. 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 ...
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