Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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 ...
  2. Cross-Border Shopping Tips

    Find out how to capitalize on exchange rates, in order to save money while shopping in North America.
  3. 4 Career Networking Tips That Work

    Find out the who, the how and the why of using networking to move up in your career.
  4. 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. ...
  5. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity, find out what can go wrong.
  6. 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 ...
  7. Outliving Your Retirement Savings

    Find out how this worst-case scenario can happen, and what you can do if it happens to you.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. How To Parent Your Aging Parents

    For sandwich generation, planning ahead is key to good elder care.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Celebrity Career Comebacks

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

    Teaching salaries and benefits vary from state to state. Find out which states are the best for an education career.
  17. How To Tap Banks For Real Estate Loans

    Buying rental property with personal, cash-collateralized loans is a smart move.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 6 Infamous Product Leaks

    The new iPhone isn't the only product to have been leaked before its release.
  27. 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 ...
  28. Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Make sure you understand your options for withdrawing your funds from this complex instrument.
  29. 6 Careers That End Early

    Some people strike it rich; others are forced to retire early in these careers with short lifespans.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. How To Tweet Your Small Business

    Companies of all sizes are discovering the benefits of Twitter. Don't be left behind!
  33. 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 ...
  34. What Makes A Great Workplace?

    A happy workplace is a productive one, and these important qualities make a workplace good for both employees and companies. ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Your First Checking Account

    This owner's manual will show you what to expect from your bank.
  37. Top Careers Launched Via YouTube

    This free social platform launched major careers for these enterprising individuals.
  38. Wall Street History: Al Capone Vs. The IRS

    This week marks the end for one of the most notorious American gangsters, the birthday of Warren Buffett's mentor and much ...
  39. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had. ...
  40. 7 Expenses You Can Ditch In Retirement

    You get to save on some significant expenses when you retire, leaving more money to do the things you want.
  41. The 6 Phases Of A Foreclosure

    For many, foreclosure is still a real possibility. Make sure you're prepared and know the steps.
  42. 6 Hidden Government Revenue Streams

    You may be well aware of the tax dollars the government withholds from your paycheck, but this isn't the only way your income ...
  43. Do Cannes Winners Cash In?

    It may be the most prestigious film festival and competition in the world, but does winning Cannes lead to winning at the ...
  44. 5 Latest Financial Scandals

    It's not just about Goldman Sachs - there is more business fraud using similar tactics to take money from taxpayers like ...
  45. Companies Cashing In On Allergies

    The allergy season isn't uncomfortable for everyone. Find out who profits from your sniffling.
  46. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Armed And Greece Keeps Falling

    This week, the Buffett-bank saga continues, and we hear more about Greece's economic woes.
  47. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Find out why funds from operations is a superior measure of REIT performance.
  48. How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    Investors tend to buy either stocks or bonds, but rarely choose between the two. Find out when you'll benefit from one over ...
  49. 4 New Business Models That Are Here To Stay

    When it comes to thriving in business, it's out with the old and in with the new.
  50. 6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    Both the fabulously wealthy and the millionaire next door need to plan for the estate tax boomerang.
  51. Why Networks Love Reality TV

    It seems as if reality TV shows have been dominating the networks as of late - but why are these shows so appealing to TV ...
  52. 6 Tips For Renting An Apartment

    Find out what you can do to find a fabulous apartment to fit your budget.
  53. May Day: The No-Work Celebration

    May Day has become an international celebration of the social and economic achievements of the labor movement.
  54. Stage Your Home Like a Pro For Free

    Find out ways you can stage your home to appeal to more buyers, so your home will stand out from the competition.
  55. 6 Dying Job Perks

    In the wake of the worst recession in a generation, many employee benefits have landed on cutting block.
  56. Career-Launching Sports Moments

    These athletes rose from relative anonymity to super stardom in one brilliant move.
  57. Wall Street History: May Day and Voodoo Accounting

    This week in financial history marks the greatest day in individual investing as well some of the worst.
  58. Flip This Resume

    Learn to spin the information on a mediocre resume into something positive.
  59. The Easy Way To An Organized Budget

    Categorizing your savings can help you save more money, and save it more effectively.
  60. The Value Of A "Useless" Degree

    Think a humanities degree will leave you penniless? Think again.
  61. How Much Is The Government Making Off You?

    More than 65% of income-tax-paying Americans got a tax refund in 2009. It may have been good for taxpayers, but it was even ...
  62. Blame It On Secretariat

    Winning a race like the Kentucky Derby is a major coup for any thoroughbred, but there's more to the business than running ...
  63. Dream Prizes You Can't Afford To Win

    Not all prizes will improve your financial position. Find out which winnings tend to be a drain and why.
  64. Why You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent

    While there are times when a real estate agent earns the commission, there are other times when you can do it yourself.
  65. Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    The past week's news reads like a case of déjà-vu as age-old stories resurfaced for another round in the headlines.
  66. How People Lose Money Trying To Save On Taxes

    IRS avoidance should not drive investing choices.
  67. Jobs Affected By Healthcare Reform

    These careers may get a boost from the new healthcare bill - and some may get hurt by it.
  68. Navigating The Hotel Star System

    Three stars, four stars, gold star, who star? Sometimes the hotel star system can seem as wacky as a Dr. Seuss book.
  69. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in this kind of real estate takes capital, time and careful planning.
  70. Top 4 Strategies For Managing A Bond Portfolio

    Find out how these strategies work and how you can put them to work for you.
  71. Opening Your Child's First Bank Account

    Teach your children to save up to meet their spending - and saving - goals.
  72. Top Up-And-Coming Business Leaders

    A degree alone won't land you a dream job. Business plan competitions are now being used to give some students an advantage. ...
  73. Timeless Ways To Protect Yourself From Inflation

    Inflation is a natural part of modern life - but there are some ways to cover your assets.
  74. 7 Hot Hybrids: Will They Save You Money On Gas?

    Buyers may gravitate toward hybrids to save money at the pump, but few models are actually cost effective at current gas ...
  75. 8 Popular Post-Retirement Jobs

    Whether it's out of financial necessity or to combat boredom, an increasing number of seniors are taking on post-retirement ...
  76. 5 Cheap Ways To Go Green

    Going green often means shelling out more cash, but not with these innovative products.
  77. How Not To Become A Millionaire

    Everywhere we look, millionaires are trying to push their methods of financial accumulation on us. But are they effective? ...
  78. Buying A Home: Brand New Vs. Fixer-Upper

    We check out the advantages of each of these options, and look at the issues involved with a fixer-upper.
  79. 7 Spring Fixes To Boost Your Home's Value

    These simple, inexpensive fixes can make a world of difference to your house - and its value.
  80. Wall Street History: Michael Milken, New Coke And Bad Business Decisions

    From the conviction of the Junk Bond King to the ill-fated launch of New Coke, find out what happened this week in financial ...
  81. Mortgage Fraud: Understanding And Avoiding It

    There are many different ways to be victimized through home ownership - learn how to identify and avoid these crimes.
  82. 7 Things You Should Say In An Interview

    Slip these simple phrases into your next interview and you'll have a great chance at landing the job.
  83. Top City-Boosting Summer Events

    These festivals bring fun - and funds - to the cities that host them.
  84. Find Your Niche Market

    Determine which clients suit you and build your business around them.
  85. 7 Signs Of A Charitable Disaster Scam

    Make sure you know where your donations are going, and where they can be most effective.
  86. For Athletes, Is There Life After Sports?

    Find out what athletes often do when they retire.
  87. Water Cooler Finance: Buffett's Bank Fraud And Financial Eruptions

    From fraud charges to volcanic eruptions, this week's news was anything but boring.
  88. 5 Online Brokerages With Great Deals

    Find out which online brokerage firms are currently offering the best deals for opening a new account.
  89. This Year's Top Auto Stocks

    Despite what the headlines would have you believe, the automotive industry has seen some high points this year.
  90. How To Attract Investors For Your Small Business

    Many businesses rely on venture capital in order to get off the ground. These tips will bring you closer to your grand opening! ...
  91. When Your Business Needs Money: Angel Investors

    If you have a promising business that needs a boost, you may be able to put your faith in these wealthy investors.
  92. Microsoft Vs. Apple: Does Equal Size Mean Equality?

    After a stellar run, their sizes are closer than ever. Both giants are leaders in their industries, but do both provide giant ...
  93. The Best Summer Festivals For Your Buck

    With the plethora of summer music festivals happening around the U.S., we check out which one offers the best deal.
  94. How To Ditch The 9-5 Work Week

    Alternative work arrangements offer greater flexibility and freedom. Read on to find out if they're for you.
  95. 7 Cities With Great Real Estate Deals

    It's a buyer's market, but where are the best places to purchase your new home?
  96. 6 Things You're Doing To Delay Your Retirement

    These habits could have you working longer, retiring later and finding yourself flat broke in your golden years.
  97. As Interest Rates Rise Inflation To Follow

    Fed's focus on unemployment blinding it to price pressures.
  98. Travel By Buying Power

    Looking to score a cheap vacation this summer? Find out where you will get the most bang for your U.S. buck.
  99. Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Indexes: Know Your Benchmark

    Understanding these benchmarks can help you select the most competitive adjustable-rate loan.
  100. College Rejection Letter: Ticket To Success?

    If you got rejected from college, you're in good company, so did some of the most successful people in the world.
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