Personal Finance Articles

  1. Impacts of a 1-Star Yelp Review on a Company

    Learn how a 1-star Yelp review impacts the rating of a small business and how Yelp users interpret 1-star reviews given by ...
  2. Undervalued Real Esate at Forestar Group

    Activists move to unlock the value of Forestar Group.
  3. Most Valuable Career Skills in 2016

    Evaluating the mixture of technical skills and traditional "soft skills" that render career applicants competitive in the ...
  4. The 4 Best Alternatives to Airbnb

    Discover four competitors that offer an alternative to the short-term vacation rental giant, Airbnb, including OneFineStay, ...
  5. 10 Countries With Lower Interest Rates Than the US

    Learn about the 10 countries with lower interest rates than the United States and how interest rates indicate a country's ...
  6. Analyzing Rite Aid's Newest Campaign (RAD)

    Learn why Rite Aid is targeting human resources managers with its new campaign warning of the dangers of flu season and the ...
  7. Should You Buy Apple Stock Right Now? Here's How to Decide (AAPL)

    Find out how to analyze Apple stock. What factors should investors consider? Learn how to determine how much Apple shares ...
  8. How Does Apple Pay Work? (AAPL)

    Discover why more businesses and smartphone users are opting to participate in Apple Pay, a new, revolutionary mobile wallet ...
  9. How a LendingTree Mortgage Works

    Learn how LendingTree works, and understand the process of using the service to obtain competing quotes from several mortgage ...
  10. Why You May Not Be Ready To Buy a Home

    Many dream of home ownership, but the timing should be right. There are a host of reasons why you may want to put off homeownership ...
  11. How To Choose The Right Bond For You

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for ...
  12. Ultra ETFs Are Not Your Father's ETFs

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  13. Want ETFs But Hate To Buy And Hold? Try Active ETFs

    Choosing between passive and active ETFs depends on your beliefs about active management's value.
  14. For More And More Investors, ETFs Are A Godsend

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  15. How To Handle A Serious Dispute With Your Broker

    Find out what to do if you have a dispute with your broker.
  16. Margin Investing Gets A Bad Rap, But For The Thrill-Seeker, It's Worth It

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  17. No, Social Security Is Not Being Depleted

    There are a number of reasons why concerns over Social Security depletion have emerged, but there are ways you can prepare ...
  18. Best Times to Travel to the Philippines

    Although the Filipino archipelago is pretty divine, you don't want your holiday washed out by the rainy season. Here's a ...
  19. How Too Many Stocks Can Torpedo Your Retirement

    With a seemingly constant bull market, people weight their portfolios too heavily toward stocks. The 2008 crisis taught us ...
  20. Stick to Your Budget Despite Your Friends

    Being tight on cash can be awkward when you are out with your buddies or going shares on a gift. Here are tips on handling ...
  21. 5 Best Beach Towns in the Philippines

    The Philippines has spectacular beaches and its 5 best beach towns attract travelers from 'round the world for the pristine ...
  22. How Can Zillow Afford to Be Free?

    Zillow lets property seekers look at listings for free through its various tools, so the company relies on ad sales to agents ...
  23. Will Clorox (CLX) Continue to Clean Up?

    Clorox might not be the most exciting company, but sometimes boring is best for long-term investors.
  24. Is Kraft Heinz News a Red Flag or a Buy Signal?

    Kraft Heinz hasn't wowed investors yet, but it's not designed to wow anyone.
  25. Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

    Here's how to talk to your teen about managing their money.
  26. File and Suspend: Still An Option, But Act Fast

    File and suspend is about to expire. Those eligible should drop everything and see whether it makes sense for them.
  27. Is the Number of Workers in the U.S. Declining?

    The number of workers in the U.S. labor force is declining. What caused it and what is the solution?
  28. How Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso Built a Fashion Empire

    In 2006, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso planted the seeds for what would become an online fashion empire. Here's how.
  29. Resume Tips to Land That Hedge Fund Internship

    In such a competitive field as hedge-fund management, here's how to tailor your resume to get noticed.
  30. 4 Strategies to Handle Clients Who Ignore Advice

    Working with clients that ignore your advice can be frustrating. Here are four ways to approach the situation.
  31. Top Ways to Reduce Money Friction in Your Marriage

    Bickering about family financials can get messy. Here are some ways to help resolve money issues and get on the same page ...
  32. Investing Tips for Those Nearing Retirement

    Here are some saving and investing tips for people who are close to retirement.
  33. Tips for Managing Major Life Events

    A financial adviser can help clients navigate life’s transitions, whether it be marriage, divorce, death of a spouse, job ...
  34. How Advisors Can Help When a Service Member Dies

    Finances are probably last thing that survivors of our nation’s deceased service members want to deal with. Here's what advisors ...
  35. Always Keep These Tax Documents

    It's tempting to ditch them. But make a practice of this very specific group of tax papers. It can save headaches and pay ...
  36. IRA Tax Mistake? You Still May Have Time to Fix It

    Even if tax day has come and gone, errors still can be fixed through mid-October, including those to do with Roth and traditional ...
  37. Tips for Navigating the 'New Retirement' Landscape

    The retirement landscape is changing and will certainly continue to evolve. Here's how to help clients best navigate planning ...
  38. Best Ways to Prepare for Black Friday Deals in 2015

    Prepare yourself for the 2015 edition of Black Friday by devising a plan to navigate the morass of like-minded shoppers and ...
  39. Are Annuities Retirement-Only Investments?

    Learn more about why annuities are generally purchased and the way that they can positively and negatively affect an individual ...
  40. This Millennial Investing Trend Could Hurt One Day

    A recent Investor Pulse Survey finds that my fellow millennials and I are doing some things right and some things wrong when ...
  41. 5 Techniques to Help You Land Your Dream Job

    These little-known tips will give you a major advantage over other applicants no matter where you hope to work.
  42. How to Pick a Winning Name for Your Business

    Many entrepreneurs are big picture people and have a hard time choosing a company name. Here are two major strategies for ...
  43. 5 Unusual Ways To Come Up With A Home Down Payment

    Many people get shut out of the home buying process because of the down payment. But where there's a will there's a way if ...
  44. The Worst Jobs of All Time

    No matter how bad you think your job is, it doesn't compare to the worst jobs of all time.
  45. Make Sure Your Resume Isn't Tossed

    Most resumes are screened by software before they land on a recruiter's desk. Makes sure your resume doesn't get tossed by ...
  46. Why You Should Be More Worried About Retirement

    Research shows that confidence in being able to afford retirement is up but probably shouldn't be, as many aren't taking ...
  47. Insure Your Future with a Career as an Actuary

    If you've got excellent math skills, they can add up to a lucrative career as an actuary.
  48. Tips for Choosing the Best Online Mortgage Lender

    Finding the right online mortgage lender can be a tall task. Here's some help on how to avoid wasting your time.
  49. From Supermodel to Entrepreneur: Gisele Bündchen's Sejaa Pure Skincare

    As one of the highest-paid models in history, Bündchen has turned her name and image into a worldwide brand, and Sejaa is ...
  50. How Paying for Higher Education Has Become Riskier

    Think student loan balances are a big issue? Here are several more things that are conspiring to make paying for a higher ...
  51. 7 Best Shopping Sites for Cyber Monday 2015 Deals

    Many online retailers will have sales for Cyber Monday. Here are seven of the biggest.
  52. 6 Ways Retirees Can Save on Prescription Drugs

    Health care is one of the biggest expenses retirees face, and a large component of that is prescription drugs. Thankfully ...
  53. The Smartest Way to Tap Your Home Equity

    Using your home as a source of funds can be a smart choice in some situations. Just be sure to carefully run the numbers.
  54. 457 Plans: The Pros and Cons

    A look at the pros and cons of 457, which are offered to many government and non-profit employees.
  55. 5 Financial Careers You Didn’t Know Existed

    Discover some often overlooked financial career opportunities, and learn how accountants can catch the bad guy or rub elbows ...
  56. With the Birth of a Unicorn, Malaysia Becomes Hotspot for Tech Startups

    Thanks to increased funding and support from venture capitalists and the government, Malaysia witnessed the development of ...
  57. Millennials Guide: Too Young for Life Insurance?

    Unless you have kids, it's easy to think you don't need life insurance Here are the reasons why you might– as well as which ...
  58. How to Deduct Medical Insurance Premiums

    An overview of tax breaks for those who pay medical insurance premiums.
  59. 7 Ways to Keep Working Instead of Retiring

    If you love your work (or your paycheck) or both, there's no reason you have to quit your job just because you hit retirement ...
  60. How Starting A Business at 40+ Is Different

    Pluses and maybes to consider before you leap – or before you dig yourself deeper into the hole where you’ve landed.
  61. How to Plan for Taxes on Dividends

    Dividends are taxed differently than other investment income. Here are some strategies to help lower taxes on dividends. ...
  62. Payroll Taxes: Picking Apart Your Paycheck

    Here's what gets deducted from your pay, what your employer pays and where your payroll taxes actually end up.
  63. How Disney (DIS) Continues to Deliver

    The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  64. Group and Individual Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

    What you need to know about group and individual disability income coverage.
  65. 7 Solutions for Homeowners Struggling with their Mortgage

    If you can't afford your mortgage, don't throw in the towel. You may be able to find a solution that works for your particular ...
  66. 5 CEOs Who Returned to Save the Day (AAPL, GOOG)

    Instead of toying with trial and error, many struggling companies have adopted a tried and true "founder knows best" strategy, ...
  67. Avoid These Top Retirement Mistakes

    Most people spend years planning for their retirement but make some common mistakes that prove costly over the long run. ...
  68. Impact of a 5-Star Yelp Review on a Company

    Learn the impact that a 5-star Yelp review can have on small businesses and how Yelp influences local competition between ...
  69. The Highest Paying Government Jobs

    Learn how professionals can work for the government and still make high salaries; identify the specific professions that ...
  70. Retirement Isn’t One Size Fits All

    Today, retirement is viewed as the ultimate luxury. Instead of hoping for a life of leisure after work, we should try to ...
  71. 5 Things to Request If You Can't Get a Raise

    The job market is improving, but many companies are still running on tight budgets which means no raises. But there are other ...
  72. Why a Credit Card is Better than a Payday Loan

    Compare and contrast credit cards with payday loans, and understand why payday loans should be a last resort when you are ...
  73. The 3 Most Affordable Communities in Pennsylvania

    Discover why Pennsylvania is an unexpected and popular retirement destination and learn more about three of the most affordable ...
  74. Inside Procter & Gamble's Strategic Transition and Optimization (PG)

    Learn how Procter & Gamble's new CEO David Taylor could help the company's efforts to improve profitability and grow shareholder ...
  75. When Can You Use Your IRA to Buy a House?

    If you're a first-time homebuyer (a term that's defined more flexibly than you think), you can tap your IRA to help with ...
  76. Apple Watch Poses "No Material Threat" To Fitbit, Says Fitbit CEO

    Examine the potential for marketplace competition between Fitbit and the Apple Watch in the rapidly growing consumer wearables ...
  77. 5 Signs You Need a New Credit Card

    High interest rates, hefty annual fees and poor customer service are among the indications that you have a bad credit card. ...
  78. Netflix May Produce Bollywood-Style Original Shows, Says CEO

    First Blockbuster, now cable companies? Find our how Netflix's popular streaming service is forcing the television industry ...
  79. 7 Easy Steps to Negotiating a Raise

    Salary negotiations aren't easy, but even if your company is on a tight budget, you can still ask for more.
  80. The Best Charitable Remainder Trust for You

    Help a favorite cause and avoid a tax bite: These are the key reasons to set up a CRT. But which version best fits your needs?
  81. Tap Your IRA to Pay for Your Kid's College?

    You can raid your retirement account to pay for your child's college education – but should you?
  82. Top Tips for Advising Clients on RMD Strategies

    Required minimum distributions are a fact of life for those 70.5 and older. Here's how to implement the best strategies for ...
  83. Do You Have a Crummy 401(k)?

    High-cost, outdated plans can keep your retirement portfolio from thriving. Here's what to do – and the 2015 Supreme Court ...
  84. How to Start a Seasonal Business

    Starting a seasonal small business isn't as hard as you think. With the right planning, you can have a successful business ...
  85. How Advisors Should Be Using Pinterest, Instagram

    Financial planners need to think out of the box when it comes to strategizing on Pinterest and Instagram, but these networks ...
  86. Mortgage Fees That Can Trash Your Refinance Deal

    Before deciding that refinancing your mortgage at a lower interest rate is a good deal, factor all the fees into your calculations.
  87. 7 Ways to Save on Home Office Costs

    Working at home can come with many costs. Here are some easy ways to keep your expenditures low.
  88. Protecting Your Retirement From Unexpected Events

    Learn how to prepare for retirement by diversifying your investment portfolio, what insurance to buy and how to protect yourself ...
  89. The Upside of a Client Service Associate Career

    Client service associates play a vital role in the financial industry. Here's the lowdown on this position and what it can ...
  90. Common Interview Questions for Accountants

    Learn which job interview questions to prepare for to help advance your accounting career. Discover that what you do not ...
  91. Avoid These Mistakes with Backdoor Roth IRAs

    A Backdoor IRA can help you save for retirement beyond traditional IRAs. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.
  92. How to Advise Clients Behind on Retirement Savings

    Many Americans are behind when it comes to saving for retirement. Here's how advisors can help.
  93. Samsung Vs. Apple: Comparing Business Models (AAPL, SSNLF)

    Read an in-depth review of competing business models in the tech industry, including how Apple and Samsung are redefining ...
  94. A Look at Venmo's Business Model and Competition

    An in depth look at increasingly popular digital payment app Venmo.
  95. This Is How Financial Advisors Can Help with Debt

    Learn how a financial advisor can help you analyze and structure your finances to bring down debt, and how to find the right ...
  96. Playing The Decline of Traditional Retailers (XRT, RTH)

    Play the decline of traditional retailers with a strategy that lowers built-in exposure to online sales.
  97. 5 U.S. Cities With High Paychecks and a Low Cost of Living

    Consider these U.S. hubs where workers get paid competitive salaries while enjoying a high quality of life due to a low cost ...
  98. 4 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

    Read about four entrepreneurs who are affecting positive change on a global level, potentially improving the lives of billions ...
  99. 3 Best Vanguard Target Retirement Funds

    Learn about three Vanguard target retirement funds that offer broad diversification and automatic rebalancing as investors ...
  100. The Highest Paying Business Careers

    Learn how to make a lot of money in the business world by choosing the right career path, and identify the specific business ...
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