Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why Boomers' Retirement Is Different From Their Parents

    Many retirement strategies that worked for previous generations are no longer viable. Find out the best ways to get the nest ...
  2. 5 Car Repairs You Should Do Yourself

    An axle or a shock may take special tools, but changing your own oil can be done from home, and save you big money in the ...
  3. Billionaire Portfolios: What Are They Holding?

    Becoming a billionaire through investing is no easy feat. Find out what the richest investors are buying now.
  4. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    People often have a love/hate relationship with the Greenback. We provide five reasons for this ambivalence.
  5. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  6. Paying Online: A How-To Guide

    You can buy anything at a click, but paying for it is a little more complicated.
  7. Investigating Potential Employers: Doing Your Due Diligence

    Check out these which seven pieces of information you must have before you sit down for an interview.
  8. Wall Street History: Microsoft Buys Apple

    Catch up on your financial history for this week.
  9. 7 Reasons To Go Back To School Now

    It's a great time to crack those books and ride out today's job climate.
  10. Top 7 Pro Athlete Contracts

    The one thing that top athletes aren't is underpaid - these seven contracts had heads turning.
  11. 5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
  12. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  13. 7 Things Kids Can Definitely Do Without

    It already costs more than $200,000 to raise a child, and that's just for essentials. Do you really need to add these items ...
  14. Water Cooler Finance: Google Gains, Taxpayers Pay

    This week in financial news saw Google gain, taxpayers lose and the SEC hone in on Citigroup.
  15. Why Prices Never Really Go Down

    If deflation and inflation are opposite polls of monetary policy, how come we put up with one but fear the other?
  16. Read Credit Card Correspondence And Save

    Throwing out the mail your credit card company sends you may be the same as throwing away money.
  17. Canada's Oil Billionaires

    The Canadian oil industry owes some measure of its success and dominance to several men who took risks that paid off handsomely ...
  18. Forget A House - Buy An Island

    While most of us would assume island ownership to be something completely unattainable, a little research reveals that it ...
  19. The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs

    These 10 entrepreneurs' names will live on long into the future - perhaps even after their enterprises are gone.
  20. The Ratings Game - A Solution

    The ratings agencies are refusing to take on the legal risks of the new rules, leaving investors with a dilemma.
  21. 5 Generic Products That Are Just As Good

    While some generic products are second-rate, others are just as good as the real thing. Here are six generics that take the ...
  22. Top 10 Investment Tips From Pop Music

    These musical tidbits can help you keep your investments profitable.
  23. 4 Careers Where Women Make More Than Men

    Men certainly don't dominate these fields - read on to find some workplaces where women are in charge!
  24. Easy Ways To Save On Your Wireless Bill

    Here are a few ways to save money while you stay connected.
  25. 5 Sectors With Recession-Proof Pay

    Looking to make a career change? Here are five sectors with stable prospects - and salaries.
  26. Wall Street History: Y2K, Milton Friedman And Golden Watches

    This week in financial history has a bit of everything, including murder.
  27. 9 Student Discounts You Shouldn't Miss

    College students can always stand to save some cash. Here are nine discount opportunities students should explore and exploit.
  28. The Dangers Of Paying For Your Kid's College

    We all want the best for our kids, and that includes a college education. But should you be footing the bill?
  29. The Most Profitable Rookie Sports Debuts

    When it comes to pro sports rookies, sometimes you get what you pay for - even if the initial asking price seems a little ...
  30. 12 Hot Careers And How Much They Pay

    Make a career choice with some longevity. Find out where to look.
  31. 4 Summer Vacation Ideas On A Shoestring Budget

    If a big vacation is not in your budget, you do not have to stay housebound. These four ideas can help you find a cheap vacation ...
  32. The Most Expensive Places To Go To School

    When it comes to sky-high college costs, these cities lead the pack.
  33. Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Find out the real cost of buying on a delayed interest plan.
  34. 6 Things To Know Before Taking Out A Student Loan

    Before you sign your loan documents, make sure you know what you are getting into.
  35. How To Be Debt-Free In 2011

    It's hard to think of Christmas when you're busy beating the summer heat, but now is the best time to prepare.
  36. Weird Insurance Bets Worth Millions

    These are not the policies written by the folks in grey flannel suits.
  37. 8 Reasons To Tough Out Your Job

    Yes, there are many reasons to search for a new job - but consider these eight factors before burning a bridge.
  38. 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy A House Right Now

    Everyone keeps saying now is the time to buy. Here's why you shouldn't.
  39. 10 Investing Tips From Heavy Metal

    Duelling guitars, frenetic drumming, ear-splitting vocals... and solid investment advice?
  40. Parental Leave: Can You Afford It?

    Taking time off with your child can be a big financial decision. Find out what you need to consider.
  41. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Brand-new homes have distinct advantages - and drawbacks. Find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
  42. Water Cooler Finance: The Unrelenting Claw Of Bernie Madoff

    As some industry giants are slipping, some underdogs are finally getting a foothold.
  43. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    Interest rates keep dipping lower and lower. Find out what it takes to tip the scales toward a refinance.
  44. First Impression Career Blunders To Avoid

    These non-verbal cues may cost you the job before the interview even starts.
  45. 5 Tips For Acing A Phone Interview

    Find out how to conquer this common initial screening tool.
  46. How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    Get to know the basic, time-tested strategies that any investor or trader can use to profit in a rising interest rate environment.
  47. 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    Find out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment returns.
  48. 5 Specialty Vacations And What They Cost

    These high-end vacations may be costly, but the memories may be worth the price tag.
  49. Is Free Education Really Free?

    As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to climb, it's hard to believe that in some countries you can still be educated ...
  50. Crazy Company Back-To-School Deals

    It's back-to-school time, and retailers are fighting for consumer dollars. Here are some of the crazy marketing tactics you ...
  51. Obscure Sports That Pay Big

    These sports may not be big names, but the top athletes are still well-compensated.
  52. 6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    This checklist will help you get all the money for school you can.
  53. 6 New Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    It seems that everyone has their hand in your pocket these days. Learn how to protect yourself against these financial scams.
  54. 5 Ways To Get Healthy And Save Thousands A Year

    You know you should live healthier, but have you ever looked at how much your unhealthy habits cost you?
  55. 5 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

    Some of these mistakes are avoidable - some are not. But any of them can keep you from landing your next gig.
  56. 5 Financial Apps Worth Buying

    Getting your new iPhone set up? These apps will help you manage your money.
  57. States That Pay The Most Taxes

    These five states may pay through the nose in taxes - but the benefits may just be worth it.
  58. Wall Street History: Worldcom, Rigas And Freddie

    Financial scandals were all the rage in 2002, and this week in financial history saw two of them implode.
  59. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  60. How Secure Is Your Job?

    While some career fields seem promising, others are cleaning house.
  61. Why You Should Draft A Will

    Don't trust the courts to follow your wishes - plan the distribution of your own assets.
  62. What To Do When You Don't Have Enough To Retire

    Lifestyle changes and a bit more work can make all the difference.
  63. 6 Things You Shouldn't Sell At A Garage Sale

    Your garage is probably the most convenient place to stage a sale, but it may not be the most profitable.
  64. Should Your College Kid Live At Home?

    This isn't a decision to make lightly - it will have a huge impact on your college bill.
  65. 5 Financial Faux-Pas

    No one is really supposed to talk about money, despite the fact that much of our lives revolve around it.
  66. Water Cooler Finance: Goldman Fined, Financial Fixes And Apple's "Apology"

    This week marked some huge financial changes and conclusions.
  67. 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    These errors could wind up costing you more than the coveted key to your first home.
  68. Top 10 Successful Movie Franchises

    These movie franchises have grossed the highest overall.
  69. Top Pro Athlete Pension Plans

    Not all pension plans in professional sports are created equal.
  70. Cash In On Companies With Declining Sales

    The latest retail report showed a 0.5% decrease in sales. Find out which companies took the biggest hit.
  71. 10 States Cashing In On Tourism

    Tourism can bring in billions of dollars and employing tens of thousands. Here are the top ten states cashing in on tourism ...
  72. Wall Street History: Disney, Kodak And Astor

    This week in financial history marks the opening of the happiest place on earth and much more.
  73. How Will The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You?

    Find out which expiring tax cuts might cost you money if Congress doesn't extend them.
  74. '90s Stars With Money Problems

    These stars had the world at their fingertips but are facing financial hardships a decade later.
  75. Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    S&P/Case-Shiller's most recent home price index bears more bad news for some cities.
  76. June Retail Sales: Worthless Data Or Valuable Tool?

    Investors live and die by monthly retail sales, but the data might be too short term and unreliable to use.
  77. A Foolproof Budget Plan For Textbooks

    College textbooks can cost a fortune. We show you how to take some of the sting out of this expense.
  78. Investing With Purpose And For Profit: Affordable Housing

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives.
  79. Billionaires: Can They Solve The World's Problems?

    If Buffett and Gates did convince other billionaires to give away their fortunes, what could be paid for?
  80. Water Cooler Finance: I-Spy, IPOs And iPhones

    With much of the financial world taking advantage of the summer holidays, the news this week ranges from Lebron to Conrad ...
  81. Christmas In July: How Much Can You Save?

    Christmas in July is a fairly new phenomenon with the potential for huge returns.
  82. Long-Term Care Insurance: Who Needs It?

    No one is immune to the possibility of one day needing long-term care - and the costs can deplete a life savings.
  83. 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use Coupons

    You can save a lot of money with coupons, but sometimes avoiding them is the best strategy.
  84. How Much Does It Pay To Be A Hero?

    We look at those who fight crime and save lives, and see how much they get paid for it.
  85. Government Debt: From Billions To Trillions

    The national debt has been growing in leaps and bounds. Find out why.
  86. Students, Get More Bang For Your Textbook Dollars

    Find out how to keep the cost of your textbooks from approaching your tuition expenses.
  87. Reality Check: Why Startups Fail

    New ventures have only a 50% chance of making it through the first five years. Find out why.
  88. Is Your Business Model Viable? An 8-Point Test

    You have a great business idea, but now you wonder: is my upstart business model really viable?
  89. Converting An IRA Annuity To A Roth: Know The Rules

    We look at the past and current legislation that governs IRA annuity conversions.
  90. Why The Jobless Claims Report Doesn't Really Matter

    This weekly report can influence the markets, but is it a reliable indicator of economic health?
  91. 5 Things To Do Before Interest Rates Go Up

    It is inevitable that interest rates will go up, but what should investors do to prepare themselves?
  92. Wall Street History: A Robber Baron And A Beer Baron

    This week in financial history sees the birth of Bud and the richest man in history.
  93. Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    Here are some pros and cons of the debt securities created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  94. iPhone 4: Numbers To Know

    We look at the the numbers behind the iPhone and see how Apple continues its smartphone trendsetting.
  95. 5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    Even the most frugal drivers have a tipping point. Is it time for a new car?
  96. Water Cooler Finance: More Spilled Oil, Fewer Jobs

    The financial news held few surprises this week, but amidst the ho-hum offerings, there were some interesting bits of news ...
  97. 10 Steps To Buying A Car (Without Getting Taken For A Ride)

    Ready to buy a new or gently used car? Before you get dazzled by the balloons and the new car smell, follow these ten steps ...
  98. Social Buying: A New Way To Save

    Has the recession left you with cabin fever? Harness the power of social buying websites to get out and try something new.
  99. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  100. 4 Lessons From Billionaire College Entrepreneurs

    We'll be looking at what these college entrepreneurs were majoring in and how they went about building up billion-dollar ...
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