Personal Finance Articles

  1. Retire In 2010: What You Need To Know

    Retirement might sound like a great idea, but are you really ready to quit your day job this year?
  2. Top 2010 Job-Hunting Tips

    Remember, hunting for a job is like selling a product, except that YOU are the product.
  3. Retire From Work, But Not Personal Financial Planning

    Here are some personal finance tips for those who want to live well after work ends.
  4. Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    If the recession has wrecked havoc on your FICO score, these tips will help you rebuild your credit.
  5. Investors Misfire With Target-Date Funds

    Using all-in-one funds as one of many can lead to a skewed asset allocation.
  6. Should The U.S. Switch To A Flat Tax?

    Some countries have begun charging a flat tax rate instead of the gradual tax system of the Western world.
  7. The Real Cost Of The 12 Days Of Christmas

    How much would it cost to buy all the gifts in the "12 Days of Christmas" carol?
  8. 10 Ways To Make Money This Holiday Season

    The holidays don't have to be a drain on your wallet. Learn how you can actually come out on top this season!
  9. Even Millionaires Go Bankrupt

    It shouldn't shock people that millionaires go bankrupt. Once you become a millionaire, there are a million ways to lose it.
  10. 10 Great Investment Books For The Holidays

    Looking for the perfect gift? Here's a list of informative reads you'll want to share with others this season.
  11. Companies That Will Save Christmas

    These companies make the “must have” items that everyone will need for the holidays.
  12. Celebrities With Big Dreams, Bigger Payoffs

    We look at four celebrities who followed their dreams and ended up filling their wallets.
  13. Fight Back Against Inflation

    Inflation is often a consequence of economic recovery. Here's how you can protect your financial portfolio.
  14. Worst Financial Decisions Of 2009

    Given the information they had at the time, these were the worst financial decisions of the year.
  15. That's A Tax Break?

    Unusual - and even humorous - things that people can do to get a break on their income taxes.
  16. Nonprofit Millionaires

    Many nonprofit CEOs and other top employees are bringing home the big bucks.
  17. Find The Perfect Job With A Career Club

    Career clubs can help you get back on your feet, whether you lost a job or just need a change.
  18. 3 Simple Steps To Building Wealth

    Getting richer is easier if you take it one step at a time.
  19. Getting An Investment Bank Job During A Recession

    Even in a recession, investment banks are seeking new talent. Learn what will set you apart from the crowd!
  20. When An Innocent Spouse Seeks Tax Relief

    The IRS sets a high bar for spouses angling to divorce themselves from their partners' back tax bills.
  21. Tiger's Investor Tip: Beware Celebrity-Driven Companies

    Married stars likely to divorce, often in ugly ways.
  22. Santa's Naughty List 2009

    These Wall Streeters and a Canadian firm are definitely on the naughty list this year.
  23. Charitable Giving Without Spending A Dime

    Not all donations are monetary. Learn how you can support your favourite charity without damaging your bank account.
  24. Give Yourself The Gift Of Employment

    Here are eight job-search tips that will help you get yourself the gift that keeps on giving: a job.
  25. 7 Ways To Avoid Self-Employed Tax Penalties

    If you follow these methods for calculating estimated tax payments, you could minimize your chances of incurring penalties.
  26. Retiring: Is $1 Million Enough?

    Find out why this magic number has lost some of its lustre as a retirement savings target.
  27. What's Eating Away Your Money?

    It's the little things that count. This is especially true in the world of finance.
  28. Choose To Beat The Bank

    From internet banking to credit unions, it's in your power to cut fees and maximize service.
  29. Inflation: The Inside Story

    Understanding what the Consumer Price Index says about inflation, can be very important for investors.
  30. Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    This emerging type of loan is not just for treehuggers. It rewards you for eco-friendly housing, in the form of cold, hard, cash.
  31. Why You DON'T Want To Be A Millionaire

    Learn how this money-making dream can become a nightmare.
  32. Is Social Security Set To Fail?

    No politicians want to touch this issue, but many Americans have serious reason for concern.
  33. 10 Great Finance Books Of 2009

    Surprisingly, not all of these books are about the recession. But they are all worth the read.
  34. 5 "New" Rules For Safe Investing

    Did the credit crisis leave a new landscape for investors? Maybe, but it's not as unfamiliar as you may have imagined.
  35. Staying Home Vs. Daycare: A Financial Conundrum

    Most moms and dads make this tough decision based on emotion, but there are quite a few financial consequences to each choice, too.
  36. New Tax Breaks You Need To Know

    The new Roth IRA rules present some interesting opportunities - for the right people.
  37. 10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

    These tips will reduce your anxiety and can lower your 2009 tax bill.
  38. Job Hunting In Desperate Times

    Recessions make job hunting extremely difficult. Find out how you can make some extra money while the economy recovers.
  39. 9 Ways To Save On Winter Bills

    Winter heating bills can leave your finances in the cold. These tips will help warm things up.
  40. Memorable Money Quotes Of 2009

    Quotes on money, markets and the economy in 2009.
  41. Interest-Only Mortgages: Home Free Or Homeless?

    These loans can be beneficial, but for many borrowers, they present a financial trap.
  42. Getting A Loan Without Your Parents

    Use the 5 "W"s to finance your dreams without banking on a second signature.
  43. High-Paying Healthcare Jobs

    These careers come with good salaries and prestige, but they also require a lot of education and commitment.
  44. Underwater Mortgage: Should You Hold Or Fold?

    When your mortgage is more than your house, there are options other than walking away.
  45. Give Your Taxes Some Credit

    A few tax credits can greatly increase the amount of money you get back on your return.
  46. Biggest Stories From Black Friday '09

    We recap the significant stories, sales and figures from Black Friday '09.
  47. The New Generation Of Charitable Gifts

    Stuck for a gift idea? These gifts give to more than your recipient.
  48. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  49. Christmas 2009 Vs. 2008: What Can We Expect?

    Outlining last years sales results and economic figures with this years stats and expected sales numbers.
  50. It Pays To Be A Scrooge

    How much would you save if you skipped Christmas entirely? And what could you do with those savings?
  51. 5 Best Financial Choices For College Students

    Smartest credit cards, checking accounts and more.
  52. Last-Minute Roth Opportunity

    You don't have to take anything out of your IRA this year, but maybe you should.
  53. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  54. 6 New Year's Resolutions For The Financial System

    The repair of the financial system will not come quickly, but these New Year's resolutions are a great place to start.
  55. Annuities: The Last Of The Safe Investments?

    Fixed annuities are a safe bet for any investor - even in today's volatile market.
  56. Extended Warranties: Should You Take The Bait?

    Avoid shelling out for these policies and you could save hundreds of dollars.
  57. 6 Sources For Free Tax Help

    From community-based services to free software, there are many free resources to help with your taxes.
  58. LTC Insurance: The Umbrella Every Boomer Needs

    The costs of long-term care can be astronomical. Protect your nest egg with LTC insurance.
  59. Easy Ways To Cut Rental Costs

    If rent payments are crippling your finances, then read on to learn how to save your money.
  60. Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

    Going green is easier than ever this Christmas.
  61. Identifying And Managing Business Risks

    There are a lot of risks associated with running a business, but there are an equal number of ways to prepare for and manage them.
  62. 5 Costs Of Financial Procrastination

    Though the costs of procrastination are not easy to measure, the effects can be financially devastating.
  63. Raising Taxes To Subsidize Rural Internet

    The FCC is considering a tax hike to subsidize internet access in rural areas.
  64. 6 Economic Gifts I Want For Christmas

    Here are six things that will lead to everyone getting their wish this year, and for many years to come.
  65. Life Insurance Clauses Determine Your Coverage

    Understanding these key parts of your policy will help you to ensure that your family will be covered.
  66. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  67. 4 Industry-Changing Tech Trends

    As technology advances, some industries become obsolete. Follow the trends that will affect jobs, investments and your purchases.
  68. Top Holiday Spending Mistakes

    This year, avoid some shopping blunders and take a vacation from spending.
  69. Education That Offers The Best Return

    It's true: the more you put in, the more you get out. These careers are the perfect examples.
  70. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  71. Scrimp On Holiday Shopping - Without Looking Like A Scrooge

    Americans will spend nearly $1,000 on the holidays this year, but you don't have to be one of them.
  72. 5 Crucial Jobs That You Don't Think About

    These behind-the-scenes jobs make the high profile professions like doctors and lawyers possible.
  73. The Minimum Wage: Does It Matter?

    Despite paying one of the highest minimum wages in the world, the minimum wage is a perpetual hot potato among politicians in the United States.
  74. Retirement Readiness Varies By Industry: Study

    Goldman employees lag; pilots' packages soar.
  75. Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Home equity can be a viable financing alternative, but it depends on how you spend the funds.
  76. Top Tips For Sticking To A Thanksgiving Budget

    Before buying your turkey and trimmings, plan and budget to keep costs under control.
  77. What Real Estate Agents Don't Want You To Know

    While they can be instrumental in helping you buy or sell a home, real estate agents may ulterior motives.
  78. 9 Unusual Uses For Gold

    With gold hitting record highs we show you some unusual ways to add some shine to your portfolio.
  79. The Roth Conversion Mulligan

    Recharacterizing your Roth back to a Traditional IRA is a great way to capitalize on a major market decline.
  80. 5 Holiday Gifts That Keep On Giving

    These gifts won't break the bank, and they could make the recipient just a little richer too.
  81. Overcoming 5 Major Retirement Risks

    Retirement can be pricey but there are ways to boost your savings and minimize your costs.
  82. A Homeowner's Guide To Online Real Estate

    Buying or selling a house online has its ups and downs. Be educated before you get in over your head.
  83. Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

    It's been a tough year for the broad economy, but the fact that we've emerged from the brink of economic collapse gives us plenty to be grateful for.
  84. Find Happiness By Altering Life Benchmarks

    It's not fair to compare yourself to the Joneses. Find out how to alter your aspirations and still meet your goals.
  85. 4 Steps To Surviving A Job Loss

    Being laid off is an unpleasant experience that many Americans are experiencing through this recession. But there is hope.
  86. Prepaid "Credit" Cards: Convenience At A Cost

    These cards offer convenience and security, but are they worth it?
  87. Fighting The High Costs Of Healthcare

    If your employer is cutting medical benefits, a health savings account may be right for you.
  88. 6 Tips For Last-Minute Christmas Budgeting

    Christmas shopping doesn't need to break the bank. These tips will help you shop smarter.
  89. The Louvre Accord: The Fight Against U.S. Dollar Deflation

    After the Plaza Accord, the U.S. dollar continuously declined. In an effort to put on the brakes, the G6 convened.
  90. Three Documents You Shouldn't Do Without

    Estate planning is not just about the division of assets after you die. Read on to save your loved ones extra grief.
  91. 7 Family-Friendly U.S. Cities

    These cities are, all things considered, some of the best places in the country to settle down.
  92. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  93. 8 Easy Ways To Slash Your Holiday Budget

    Have a happy holiday without the financial regret. These tips will show you how.
  94. Money Market Mayhem: The Reserve Fund Meltdown

    This event serves as a stark reminder to investors about understanding their portfolios.
  95. Corporate Thanksgiving: Who Should Be Thankful For What

    There may not be a lot to be thankful for in terms of this year’s economy, but some sectors have more to be thankful than others this holiday season.
  96. Working Longer: Will It Hurt Your Retirement?

    Many are choosing to work longer in order to rebuild their nest eggs, but despite the extra income, there are drawbacks.
  97. Peak Oil: Problems And Possibilities

    Learn a little more about the "non" part of this nonrenewable resource.
  98. How Credit Cards Built A Plastic Empire

    A decade before Mastercard or Visa existed, the first credit card company was introduced.
  99. Your Financial Life: From Stressful To Stress-Free

    Find out how to get the ball rolling on your future financial security. Then sit back and watch things unfold.
  100. Top 5 Financial Gifts For The Holidays

    Some laughs and utility can be gained from a financial gift this holiday season. If not, you wouldn’t see people walking around in “At least my broker’s broke, too” T-shirts.
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