Personal Finance Articles

  1. The 7 Most Universal Job Skills

    As the unemployment rate hovers around 10%, learn what skills you need to avoid becoming part of the statistic.
  2. 10 Resume Red Flags

    You may think you have a strong resume, but if you are including these surprising red-flag items, you may not even make it ...
  3. Marrying Your Finances: File Jointly And Save!

    Read these tips to find financial (and wedded) bliss, and put some cash in your pockets.
  4. Choosing A Compatible Broker

    We go over the factors that determine different investing personalities, and the services that best suit them.
  5. Careers in Crisis: Three Industries Hit Hardest By Job Losses

    The entire nation is suffering from unemployment headaches, but some industries are hurting worse than others.
  6. 6 Ways To Steal Her Heart - Without Breaking The Bank

    There's nothing like a romantic proposal to sweep a girl off her feet. Here are six ways to make a major impression on a ...
  7. 5 Extreme Budget Makeovers

    Think you're frugal? These people went to unbelievable lengths to cut back on their living expenses.
  8. Cash And Student Loan Forgiveness: The Perfect First Job

    Pesky student loans can make your first few years (even decades) of employment difficult. These organizations can make all ...
  9. The "New" Valentine's Day

    Consumer spending habits around this holiday are changing. Find out where romantic-minded shoppers are putting their money ...
  10. 7 States With No Income Tax

    These states impose no income tax on residents, but will putting down new roots really save you money?
  11. Free Online Content: Can It Last?

    With media organizations facing increased financial challenges, paid content is becoming an increasingly attractive option. ...
  12. Tap Into Your Secret Job Market

    With persistence, creativity and a little luck, you can tap the hidden job market and unearth exciting job opportunities ...
  13. Be Mine, Frugal Valentine

    If your budget for Valentine's Day is restricted, don't worry. These companies are offering festive and frugal deals.
  14. 6 Famous Prenup Screw-Ups

    If you make big money, a prenuptial agreement is serious business. Unfortunately for these big-wigs, they didn't take it ...
  15. Stretch Your Savings By Working Into Your 70s

    Staying employed a little longer may allow for a more comfortable retirement.
  16. 4 Ways To Make The Most Of Low Interest Rates

    Just because the interest rates are low is no reason to abandon the market completely - there are still plenty of opportunities ...
  17. This Week In Finance - Nasdaq Turns 40

    As the exchange enters its 40th year, it's a good time to examine how the Nasdaq's become one of the world's largest stock ...
  18. "Temporary" Taxes That Stuck

    Taxpayers should be wary when a new "temporary tax" is introduced. Sometimes these temporary taxes are anything but.
  19. Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    You've done your research and found your dream home - find out what could go wrong and ruin your sale!
  20. 5 Areas Where House Prices Are Increasing

    The National Association of Realtors' January data was better than last year, but some cities are rebounding much faster ...
  21. APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    Banks use these rates to entice borrowers and investors. Find out what you're really getting.
  22. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  23. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  24. Dial Into Cell Phone Profits

    Everyone seems to have a cell phone or smartphone these days. Learn how to invest in this explosive market.
  25. The 8 Best Bank Perks

    Many banks are now offering free perks to entice new customers.
  26. What Are You Teaching Your Kids About Money?

    Your approach to your finances could determine your children's financial success.
  27. 6 Ways To Find Your Dream Job

    Find out what job you really want to do and tips for getting there.
  28. Millionaires With The Most Bankruptcies

    These celebrities made a lot and lost a lot - sometimes several times over. Find out who they are.
  29. Give To Charity; Slash Your Tax Payment

    Being generous has never been more (financially) rewarding!
  30. Avoid An Audit: 6 "Red Flags" You Should Know

    Don't make yourself a target - steer clear of these attention-grabbing tax-filing practices.
  31. When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

    Moving out of your own home is sometimes the smartest financial move.
  32. 5 Signs You Shouldn't Switch Careers

    While switching careers can work wonders for your sanity and your bank account, you should always look before you leap.
  33. Doggie Business

    These companies thrive on spoiling man's best friend. But is this industry for the dogs?
  34. Red Carpet Looks For Less

    Here are five tips for getting the Hollywood glam, without the hefty price tag.
  35. Are You Getting What You Paid For?

    Carefully checking your purchases can help protect your budget.
  36. Cosmetic Change: Dollars And Sense

    Before joining the celebrity-driven cosmetic surgery revolution, learn the costs and the risks.
  37. Mass Layoffs: The Hardest-Hit States

    The mass layoff data for December has been released, and while the numbers are far from good, they have been a lot worse. ...
  38. 5 Strange New Ways To Invest

    These new investment vehicles could be for you if you are feeling burned by the recession.
  39. Don't Bank On A Tax Refund

    When you get a refund, you’ve essentially lent your money to the government, interest-free. Find out how to keep your money ...
  40. Big Brother Breweries

    We look at the activity of the world's three largest brewers, and the impact on brewers and consumers.
  41. The Not-So-$uper Bowl

    You may think it goes without saying that Super Bowl host cities benefit from the event, but as it turns out officials have ...
  42. The Amateur Investor's Guide To Analyzing Corporate Efficiency

    Find out how the amateur investor can measure the success of management.
  43. 6 Tips For Becoming A Budget Gourmet

    Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.
  44. 5 Tricks Companies Use During Earnings Season

    Don't be fooled: Companies use all kinds of tactics to make bad earnings look good. Find out how to see through them.
  45. Your Taxes: Where Do They Go?

    You know you're paying a big chunk of your income to taxes. But where is it going?
  46. 10 Things You Should Know About 1099s

    They're arriving in the mail now. Don't ignore them, or you could be buying trouble with the IRS.
  47. 9 Careers On The Way Out

    Some careers have gone away due to technology, advances in productivity and conservation efforts.
  48. 10 Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

    Real estate swaps grow popular, but traps are many. Beware new rules on vacation homes.
  49. The Spend-Every-Penny Retirement Plan

    If your goal is to enjoy every cent you've worked so hard to save, here are some tips on how to spend it all without running ...
  50. Heavy-Handed Bank Regs To Hurt Middle Class

    Feds should focus on their own role in the financial crisis.
  51. Earnings Forecasts: A Primer

    Learn how this key metric is calculated and how it is used to judge market performance.
  52. Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    The most recent report suggests that a rebound just isn't in the cards, especially in the Midwest and Northeast regions. ...
  53. Will Avatar Ruin Sports TV?

    The advent of 3D technologies may mean a drastic change in how we watch television. Is this move for the better?
  54. 5 Famous Tax Cheats

    These five famous Americans tried to dodge the taxman and got caught. Find out who they were and what they owed.
  55. Turn Small Savings Into A Big Nest Egg

    Small changes to spending and saving habits can reap major rewards - with limited sacrifice.
  56. New Baby, New Tax Break

    Delivering a new baby also delivers a $1,000 child tax credit - and that's just the start!
  57. Whom Should Corporations Please?

    Companies balance the interests of owners, customers and employees. Find out who comes out on top.
  58. 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  59. 5 Ways To Cut Your Cable Bill

    The cost of cable keeps climbing, but that doesn't mean you have to pay more satisfy your TV cravings.
  60. Consumer "Fads" That Haven't Faded

    From bottled water to Harry Potter, these products were deemed fads but have managed to stick around.
  61. 6 Reasons To Make A Lateral Career Move

    Making a lateral career move could be the best move you make. Find out when it's worth moving over when you can't move up. ...
  62. Are You Unknowingly Committing Health Insurance Fraud?

    Insurers tend to automatically flag certain claims as fraud. Find out which claims could land you in a sticky situation. ...
  63. Strategies For Quarterly Earnings Season

    Breeze through consensus estimates like the biggest Wall Street forecasters.
  64. Live A Rich Retirement Or Leave A Legacy?

    Should you dine on caviar or put Tom Jr. through college? Here are some guidelines for making this tough decision.
  65. The Tiger Woods Effect - $12 Billion Wiped Out

    The Tiger Woods debacle shook the marketing complex. Major sponsors are drawing their lines in the sand, and the cost is ...
  66. Public Pensions, Managers Falsify Investment Returns

    Fraud gives inflated view of many assets performances.
  67. The Dog Ate My IRA Rollover

    If you miss the 60-day rollover deadline, will the IRS be sympathetic?
  68. Six Jobs Paying $35 (Or More) Per Hour

    Looking for a high-paying job? These six pay above $35 per hour.
  69. Newly Divorced? How To File Your Taxes

    Divorce is a rough transition. Make the tax changes as easy as possible with these tips.
  70. 10 Costly Celebrity Divorces

    These 10 celebrities split from their better halves - and parted with a fortune in the process.
  71. Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    Going green doesn't have to damage your finances. These tips can help you save your bank account and the environment.
  72. Getting The Real Earnings

    EPS helps investors analyze earnings in relation to changes in new-share capital.
  73. International Aid To Haiti: The Large And Small

    We look at the aid that's been promised to Haiti and see which nations are most generous on a per-capita basis.
  74. Millionaires By Marriage

    These non-celebrities tied the knot with ultra-rich A-listers. Find out how these fairy-tale couples met.
  75. A Year In Product Recalls

    Some products were announced with great hype, only to be pulled from shelves.
  76. 7 Tips For Tidying Up Your Credit Score

    Fixing a damaged credit score isn't the hardest thing to do, but it does require some dedication.
  77. Where Are The Jobs?

    We look at the areas and industries that are still showing promising employment numbers - and the ones that aren't.
  78. Asset Allocation In A Bond Portfolio

    An investor's fixed-income portfolio can easily beat the average bond fund. Learn how and why!
  79. The Best Way To Borrow

    There are many avenues from which to drum up funding. Find out the pros and cons of each.
  80. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  81. How To Make $1 Million In Your Small Business

    Make your dream a reality. Find out what you can do to reach this financial goal.
  82. Prevent Bankruptcy With These Tips

    This financial decision should only be used as a last resort. Find out how to avoid it.
  83. 5 Overpaid Jobs

    Looking at whether someone else could do the same job for less pay, we find some surprising overpaid jobs.
  84. A Solar-Powered Home: Will It Pay Off?

    Outfitting your home with solar power can be a long-term investment, or just a step toward greener living.
  85. Caring For Fido After You're Gone

    You don't have to be Leona Helmsley to provide for your pet.
  86. Core Earnings Strip Away "Creative" Accounting

    This metric is an attempt to counteract creative accounting, but it poses its own set of challenges.
  87. How To Ask For A Pay Raise

    Read the dos and don'ts that will help you get that pay raise!
  88. The Best 401(k) Moves Right Now

    Whether you've been out or in the market lately, the health of your 401(k) is vital.
  89. 5 Cities Where Homes Aren't Selling

    These five major metropolitan areas have property values that have declined the most.
  90. Why Now Is The Time For A Roth IRA

    Legislative changes in recent years make Roth IRAs worth a second look.
  91. The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The real estate market is still struggling, but that doesn't leave everyone out in the cold.
  92. Earnings Power Drives Stocks

    Internal return on investment helps determine a stock's ability to propel shareholder returns.
  93. 8 Signs Your Neighborhood Is On The Upswing

    If you were hard-hit by the real estate crash, you may be wondering when things will get better for you. We show you how ...
  94. Six-Figure Jobs You Don't Have To Go To College For

    Can you make an elite salary with a basic education? Yes you can!
  95. Fend Off Foreclosure - With Bankruptcy?

    When you have a tough financial decision to make about your home, make sure you have all the information.
  96. Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  97. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ...
  98. Is Your Forex Broker A Scam?

    While the forex market is slowly becoming more regulated, there are many unscrupulous brokers who should not be in business. ...
  99. Warren Buffett's Frugal, So Why Aren't You?

    The Oracle of Omaha has a net worth in the billions, but his lifestyle is not as rich as you may think.
  100. IRS To Regulate Tax Preparers

    But new standards won't help taxpayers this filing season.
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