Personal Finance Articles

  1. Detecting Financial Statement Fraud

    Find out how to tell if a company is manipulating its financial data, so you don't invest in the next Enron.
  2. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  3. Requirements For A Post-Housing-Bust Mortgage

    Affordable mortgages are still available, but the standards for qualifying have gotten higher.
  4. 5 Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    If you are looking for a house, these tough markets might provide good prices and flexible sellers.
  5. How To Maximize Your Retirement Income

    The golden years might not be so golden if you don't have enough cash on hand. Make sure you're maximizing your retirement ...
  6. Should You Cash Out When You Refinance?

    If you want to cash out, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
  7. Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Retirement Dollars

    You finally have some time to yourself and a stable retirement income, so make your spending count.
  8. How To Be Smarter Than Your Financial Advisor

    Many investors are intimidated by the financial services industry, but just a little work can make a major difference.
  9. Top Tips For Exchanging Money

    Take these tips to heart to avoid wasting money when you exchange currencies.
  10. Is Taking Out A HELOC Right For You?

    Assuming you have enough equity to qualify, taking out a HELOC might be a good financial move.
  11. The Market And Presidential Promises

    How can the presidential election affect your portfolio? Find out here.
  12. Top 4 TV Sports Deals Of 2011

    From multimillion to multibillion dollar deals, look no further than sports for some huge entertainment money.
  13. Top 5 Unique Winter Vacations

    Depending on where you live, winter can be the best time to fly for a winter vacation.
  14. Top 5 Things Men Spend Money On

    How do men spend their disposable income and why do they buy the things they buy?
  15. Top Celebrity Investors And What They're Invested In

    These celebs use their big bucks to invest in worthwhile ventures and make themselves even richer.
  16. 7 Ways To Financially Empower Your Kids

    In today's technologically advanced world, how can you teach your kids about savings?
  17. 6 Must-Have Features For The iPhone 5

    The iPhone 5 is likely just around the corner. These are some of the features that it's likely to have.
  18. Do You Need An MBA To Climb The Corporate Ladder?

    Find out how an MBA helps your business career and whether you really need one.
  19. How To Take A Corporate Approach To Personal Finance

    These tips and tricks are used by large companies and can be applied to your own personal finances.
  20. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  21. 8 Guerilla Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

    These cost-effective marketing strategies can help take your business to the next level.
  22. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  23. Countries With The Highest Taxes

    If you thought your taxes as an American were high, think again. Here's a list of the top five countries with the highest ...
  24. Store Credit Cards: Do The Incentives Pay Off?

    Check out the pros and cons behind store credit cards; they might actually help you save money.
  25. Missing Out On Social Security

    We look at how a retiree's Social Security benefits are affected by the age at which they retire.
  26. 6 Companies That Will Transform How You Shop

    The Internet has really changed the way we shop, and these unique sites are pushing this trend even further.
  27. Ivar Kreuger: Businessman Or Scam Artist?

    Match monopolist Ivar Kreuger started as a brilliant businessman, but his high-flying lifestyle led to some shady dealings. ...
  28. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  29. Hot, High-Paying Career Sectors

    These jobs are in high-demand, fast-growing career sectors and offer impressive salaries.
  30. 9 Tips For Getting Free Publicity For Your Business

    Branding and publicity are extremely important for small businesses. We look at some helpful hints and tricks for entrepreneurs.
  31. The Cost Of Ignoring Termites

    Termites can cause serious damage and are a threat that should be insured against through regular maintenance and treatment.
  32. Do You Still Need A Desktop Computer?

    Is there really a need for a desktop computer today when there are so many options for laptops and mobile devices?
  33. Teaching Your Partner About Household Finances

    This is just one more way to take care of one of the most important people in your life.
  34. Does Life Insurance Make Sense When You Retire?

    Whether you need life insurance in your retirement depends on your existing insurance and your goals for passing on your ...
  35. How To Get The Best Return On Your Home Renos

    If you're trying to improve the value of your home, these home renovation projects are your best bets.
  36. 5 Steps To Forming A Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporation

    Before you tackle this challenge, know the challenges of forming and operating an official nonprofit organization.
  37. 5 Ways To Avoid Foreclosure

    If you go into default on your mortgage payments, don't worry, there are still ways to save your home.
  38. Which MBAs Offer A Good Return On Investment?

    There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a school for your MBA, not the least is when you will see a return ...
  39. Lesser Known Insurance Policies

    These are the niche premiums that can be bought if you believe that your needs are not being met.
  40. Who Will Dominate The Electronic Textbook Market?

    A look at how the two giant book retailers compare on price, rental length and other features.
  41. 8 Toughest Retirement Decisions

    Retirement planning today is much more complicated than in our parents' day.
  42. Budget Basics For College Students

    Responsibly managing limited funds in college can be the difference between having a fun and being cash-strapped.
  43. The Nation's Mortgage Horror Stories

    A certain number of errors is understandable given the volume of foreclosures and repossessions handled by lenders, but many ...
  44. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  45. The Cheapest Ways To Get Your Currency Exchanged

    Travelers have a number of options when it comes to exchanging currency. Find out the cheapest way to exchange.
  46. 6 Tricks To Make Coupons Work For You

    Use these strategies to counteract the stores' and manufacturers' coupon tactics and come out ahead.
  47. Unemployed? Stay Home And Do Some Financial Housecleaning

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  48. The Impact Of 9/11 On Business

    The U.S. economy made great strides after September 11, but there are those that feel the current state of the economy is ...
  49. 4 Legal Documents You Should Have In The Wake Of September 11

    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is a vivid reminder of how important it is to have your financial affairs in order.
  50. Debt Settlement Arrangements And Your Credit Score

    The debt settlement process is not for everyone and can further damage your credit score. However, it can prevent the debt ...
  51. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  52. 4 Taxes That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

    Americans have always had to pay taxes - it's how the country keeps running - but the continual addition of 'new taxes' is ...
  53. The 5 Worst Financial Moves You Can Make Right Now

    In these uncertain times, it's easy to make rash decisions in an effort to secure your finances, but these decisions can ...
  54. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  55. Should You Insure Your Collectibles?

    Insuring your valuable collectibles is just as important as insuring the rest of your home's contents.
  56. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

    When organizing your affairs, you'll need to be aware of tax rates and other regulations.
  57. Budgeting For A Recession

    A recession can be tough on your finances, but by planning ahead you can increase your financial resiliency.
  58. Why You Shouldn't Trust Ratings From Rating Agencies

    When the U.S. debt was downgraded, what does that really mean?
  59. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  60. 4 Rising Food Costs That Will Hurt Your Wallet

    You might not be able to do anything directly about rising grain prices but you can shop smarter.
  61. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  62. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    Don't let buying a home bust your budget. Make sure the house you choose is worth the price you pay.
  63. Bailing On Your Budget

    Being realistic and honest with yourself will help you determine if you should throw away your existing budget.
  64. 3 Groups of Companies that are almost a Monopoly

    A look at companies that have a monopolistic place in the marketplace, and whether or not it's a good idea to invest in them.
  65. 7 Ways To Save On Last-Minute Travel

    Whether for an emergency or just a cheaper vacation, these tips can save you a ton of cash for last-minute travel.
  66. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  67. How To Get A House For Free

    There is a legal way to get a house for free - if you're willing to spend the time and effort.
  68. And The King of R&D Spending Is

    When it comes to investing in other countries, knowing how much is being spent on research and development, and where it's ...
  69. 5 Hidden Fees To Watch For On Vacation

    Fall may seem like the perfect time to take advantage of special travel deals, just be aware of extra charges like taxes ...
  70. Taxes: Who Pays And How Much?

    When it comes to taxes, the debate is endless on who pays what, especially in Congress. With no new initiatives in sight, ...
  71. Paying For College In An Economic Downturn

    There are many ways to fund a child's education including loans, scholarships, grants and protecting your investments.
  72. How To Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

    Enjoying the last weekend of summer doesn't have to cost you a fortune.
  73. Weird Insurance Policies

    A lot of celebrities take out insurance on their assets.
  74. How To Reduce Auto Insurance Costs

    Owners can decrease their costs by following a few simple steps.
  75. 7 Tips to Avoid Online Scams and Swindles

    Online shopping is easy and convenient, and it can also be safe and secure if you know what to watch for.
  76. 9 Businesses That Thrive In Recession

    Some companies improve their bottom line as many people make more conservative decisions with money during a recession.
  77. 9 Student Costs Everyone Can Take Advantage Of

    Taking advantage of student-themed bargains when you're no longer a student isn't unethical, it just makes good sense when ...
  78. 4 Fatal Financial Fantasies

    These dreams are likely to burst - and may blow away your financial future in the process.
  79. How Companies Create A Brand

    We take a hands-on approach to creating a brand, and see what it can mean as an investor.
  80. Don't Be A Victim Of These Investment Scams

    Some of the most sophisticated investors on Wall Street have been taken in and if it can happen to them, it could happen ...
  81. 8 High Paying Jobs That Require 2-Year Degrees

    If you don't want to spend a lot of time getting a degree, but still want a solid job, here are some alternatives.
  82. How To Build A Stockpile To Save Money

    No matter where you live, you can save money by stockpiling food and supplies.
  83. Top 5 Mistakes Job Hunters Make

    As competition for jobs increases, it's important that you avoid potential mistakes, beginning with the application process.
  84. Buying Foreclosures At A Bargain Price

    Learn how to buy a foreclosed home at a discount.
  85. 5 Alternatives To Expensive Textbooks

    Textbooks cost students a lot of money. Here are a few alternatives to these pricey purchases.
  86. 5 Signs Of A Credit Crisis

    These indicators can illuminate the depth and severity of problems in the credit markets.
  87. Free Credit Reports And Credit Scores That Aren't Free

    Before you order a credit report or credit score, find out what the catch is with these "free" services?
  88. Four Online Shopping Alternatives To Amazon

    There are several alternatives when it comes to online shopping. The more you know about the reputation of the vendor and ...
  89. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

    Life insurance policies can be simple or complex; make sure you know as much as you can before setting up yours.
  90. Profit From Market Misunderstandings

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.
  91. When You Shouldn't Get a Second Job

    Working a second job can bring in more money, but the costs of that second job need to be considered.
  92. Winning Celebrities And The Companies They Endorse

    These top celebs have brought in a ton of money for popular companies through endorsement deals.
  93. 3 Ways To Attract Job Opportunities

    Are you looking for a job or unhappy in your current job? Here are some surefire ways to increase your prospects.
  94. A Wish List For The Best Budgeting App

    These five tools would make a perfect and complete budgeting app.
  95. Fall Home Renovation Projects

    Fall is an important transition season for home improvement projects. With the cold of winter coming, getting the house and ...
  96. 7 Popular Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

    This guide will help you get the word out about your small business.
  97. 5 Alternatives To Summer Travel That End Up Costing You More

    Here are some instances where staycations or other options may end up costing you more. How can you avoid these money-blowing ...
  98. Famous White-Hat Hackers

    Think hacking is just for teenagers or malicious identity thieves? Think again. Here are some well-known hackers that use ...
  99. 4 Financial Liabilities Young Adults Should Avoid

    If you are starting out, and trying to save money, consider these liabilities that might hinder your saving and budgeting ...
  100. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
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