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  1. 4 Of Today’s Finance Undergraduates Share Their Experiences And Advice

    In this article, we'll take a look at what four real-life finance students are studying this fall, what jobs and internships ...
  2. Is That Finance Internship Worth It?

    There are a lot facters to consider when pursuing a financial internshp. Here are some insights from several experts, to ...
  3. Top Business And Finance Degrees For 2013

    The current crop of business students are picking in-demand majors with high salaries and flexible career paths.
  4. Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?

    Rising tuition fees and an ailing job market continue to perpetuate a cycle of spiralling student debt and lost opportunities. ...
  5. The Causes And Costs Of Absenteeism

    Playing hooky to play golf may feel harmless, but the accumulated effect of absenteeism hurts businesses' bottom line. This ...
  6. 5 Budget Tips For Your European Backpacking Trip

    In this article, we'll explore a few ways you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Europe without breaking the bank.
  7. The Diner's Guide To Tipping

    A look at the standards for tipping service staff in some popular vacation destinations, and the rationale for each custom. ...
  8. 10 Financial Gifts To Give Your Daughter

    Teaching your daughter about money may be a gift you can give that can last for a lifetime.
  9. 3 Alternative Budgeting Styles: Which One Suits You?

    Not everyone is cut out for online or heavily-involved budgeting. Here are some budgeting solutions.
  10. Understanding The Difference Between Spending And Investing

    Learn more about the difference between investment and spending, and why it is an important distinction to make.
  11. Balance Work And Grad School

    The advantages enjoyed by successful work-study participants are well worth the time and effort exerted.
  12. What's More Important: Getting Out Of Debt Or Investing?

    To repay debt or invest, that is the question. These two important financial goals battle head-to-head to determine which ...
  13. Most Affordable Fast Food Chains

    All fast food companies claim to offer the best prices as they compete for your hard-earned dollars, but which truly has ...
  14. Save Money With A Motorcycle

    Here's a cost comparison of exactly how much you can save if you use a motorcycle as your main mode of transportation over ...
  15. The Real Cost Of Volunteer Tourism

    Millions of Americans are embracing a new way to travel by doing their part to help communities in developing nations.
  16. How Much Your New Year's Partying Could Cost You

    Here's a look at how much a typical New Year's party could cost in the U.S., and the cost of spending New Year's in certain ...
  17. Net Worth Throughout Your Life

    Here are some estimates of what your net worth should be at certain stages of your life, depending on how much you earn for ...
  18. Tips For Avoiding A Holiday Spending Hangover

    You don't have to go into debt to have a happy and memorable holiday season. Use these tips for a bountiful Yuletide on a ...
  19. How To Advise A Couple Starting A Family

    Besides college, there are other costs to consider when having kids, that you should advise your clients about.
  20. 7 Tips For Outlet Mall Shopping

    Outlet malls can offer great deals. Here are some ways you can get the best deals when shopping.
  21. Students: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Net Worth

    Even if you are a student and aren't earning income, you still need to be aware of your net worth.
  22. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Your 20s

    Even if you are just entering the workforce and haven't had time to save or invest, you still need to be aware how much you're ...
  23. Average Net Worth Of The 1%

    Here's a look at how much the super-rich in the world are really worth.
  24. How To Improve Net Worth By Decreasing Liabilities

    Here's an analysis of how to adjust liabilities and assets to improve net worth.
  25. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
  26. How To Pick Valuable Online Classes

    Gurus all over the place are setting up online classes and seminars. How do you know which online classes are worth paying ...
  27. How Much You Should Pay Your Kids For Allowance

    The real purpose of an allowance should be to teach your child how to manage money effectively.
  28. Cars That Depreciate The Least

    Here are some of the top vehicles to buy if you're looking to keep the residual value of the vehicle high after a number ...
  29. 5 Most Overpriced Car Repairs

    Doing these common repairs and maintenance tasks yourself instead of seeing a mechanic can save you a lot of money.
  30. Why The Halloween Industry Is Worth $8 Billion

    With more adults dressing up for Halloween each year, this unique industry is pulling in record profits.
  31. How Cell Phones Have Changed Your Budget

    The cost of owning a cell phone wasn't a factor for people less than two decades ago. Today, there seems to be no end to ...
  32. 6 Ways To Avoid Paying For Hotel Wi-Fi

    Use these tips to get free Internet access when you're on vacation.
  33. Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?

    Ensuring long-term financial security takes planning and foresight.
  34. Schools With The Most Successful Alumni

    These post-secondary institutions have produced many successful graduates.
  35. Save On Planes, Trains And Automobiles

    Getting to, and around, your travel destination doesn't need to break the bank.
  36. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  37. 7 Ways To Build A Professional Network In School

    Having a network of people in the same profession as you can improve your career prospects. Here's how to build a professional ...
  38. A 5-Point Plan To Financial Success

    Financial planning is one of the keys to a successful future. Here is how you can get your finances in order.
  39. How The Auction Market Works

    Here's a look into the online auction market and how to get yourself the best value possible on sites like eBay and Quibids. ...
  40. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  41. Why An Emergency Fund Is Important

    Emergency funds are vital in case you lose your job or perhaps have an expensive medical emergency, but why do so few people ...
  42. E-Books Vs. Print Books

    Paper or plastic? Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of e-books and hard copies, and a look at which medium might ...
  43. Layoff Protection Plans: Good Deal Or Gimmick?

    If you get laid off, these plans can be of great value, but the best protection may be to avoid big purchases altogether. ...
  44. Layaway Plans: Get The Goods Without Going Into Debt

    If using a layaway plan keeps you from having to use your credit card, it could be a smart move.
  45. Today's Teens And Money

    With the revelation that one in four U.S. teenagers do not understand the difference between debit and credit, we look at ...
  46. How You Can Become Rich By Using The Same Methods As The 1%

    The rich keep getting richer. Here are some ways you can improve your own personal finances by using some of the same strategies ...
  47. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  48. Simple Ways To Save For Maternity Leave

    Here are some useful ways you can save money for the numerous expenses you will encounter when you are on maternity leave.
  49. Homeschool Or Public School?

    Here's a rundown of whether homeschooling or public schooling is a better choice for your child.
  50. How Families Can Survive With Just One Income

    An increasing number of households are getting by on one income. Surviving on only one income has its challenges, but it ...
  51. The Pareto Principle And Savings

    Here's how you can implement the Pareto principle in your everyday life to improve your financial standing.
  52. Unique Wedding Registries

    Engaged couples who prefer non-traditional wedding gifts have a wide variety of options when it comes to creating a wedding ...
  53. The Most Costly Olympic Games

    Here's a look at some financial successes and failures of past Olympic Games and how they compare to the London 2012 Olympic ...
  54. Is It Better To Be Book Smart Or Street Smart?

    College educations generally improve a person's chances of being successful, but it's also possible to be successful with ...
  55. How Inflation Has Affected Transportation Prices

    Getting around today is less expensive than it was 10 years ago, and this downtrend shows no signs of stopping.
  56. How To Dress For Success In Business

    Here are a few tips to help you put your best foot forward.
  57. Unique Places Where Personal Finance Training Is Taught

    Consumers can get personal finance training from schools, the government, the military and a variety of community organizations. ...
  58. How To Find The Perfect Apartment

    Here are some useful tips to help you find an apartment that's affordable and livable.
  59. People Who Benefit The Most From Volunteering

    From parents to students to retirees, volunteering can be of great benefit to a lot of people. Here are people who volunteering ...
  60. How To Stay On Track With Your Budget

    Sticking to a budget and making savings is the only way to put yourself on a firm financial footing.
  61. 10 Things Your Family Can Do This Summer For Under $100

    Here are some activities you can do with your family to kick-start summer.
  62. What The Future Of Space Travel Means For Consumers

    Companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Orbital Sciences and XCOR are leading the way for private space exploration and ...
  63. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  64. The Real Cost Of Owning A Smartphone

    The average data, texting and minute plan for a smartphone is estimated to cost around $2,100 for a two-year contract.
  65. Maternity Leave Basics: Canada Vs. The U.S.

    When compared to its northern neighbor, the American maternity leave policy is embarrassingly sparse.
  66. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  67. Unclaimed Property: Forgotten Money Found

    The government holds billions of dollars of unclaimed property just waiting for citizens to claim it.
  68. 5 Ways To Save On Parking

    Parking can be expensive, but options like carpools and economy lots can add up to big savings.
  69. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  70. How To Get Frequent Flyer Rewards If You Don't Fly Often

    There are many ways to rack up frequent flyer miles even if you don't fly often. Here are some tips to do so.
  71. Budgeting When You're Broke

    When you're short on cash, a strict budget is the best tool for finding financial stability.
  72. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  73. A Double Undergrad Can Cost You Your MBA

    At college, many students prefer to do a double undergrad to broaden their education, but this can hinder you - financially ...
  74. Benefits Of Concurrent Enrollment

    College tuition is rising. See what you can do for your child now to give them a head start.
  75. Mobile Apps That Help You Earn Money

    With the mobile app industry set to continue its growth, we address apps that deliver money-making opportunities to users. ...
  76. Building A More Realistic Household Budget

    Sticking to a budget is easy when you have one that's more realistic, and when you have the whole family as support.
  77. Building A Professional Work Wardrobe On A Tight Budget

    Shopping at outlet stores and signing up for mailing lists are just some of the ways you can dress well for work on a budget. ...
  78. Get The Best Prices On Clothes

    There's no reason to pay full price for your wardrobe. Here are some tips for getting great deals when clothes shopping. ...
  79. Should You Pay In Cash?

    Avoiding all forms of plastic payment can do wonders for your stress level and pocket book.
  80. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation ...
  81. Top-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Find out how much these part-time jobs pay and how easy they are to get.
  82. 5 Tips To Cut Wedding Costs

    Here are some tips to help you plan your wedding for a reasonable price.
  83. 5 Ways To Invest In Travel And Tourism

    Discover five areas of the travel and tourism market that could prove lucrative from an investing standpoint.
  84. How To Save For A Wedding

    Most couples spend over $25,000 on a wedding. Here are some ideas for setting aside and saving money for the big day.
  85. 5 Ways To Start Saving Today

    If you have no idea how to start saving your money, we list a few easy ways to start today.
  86. Wheels Of A Future Fortune

    Buy a quality car without driving your expenses through the roof.
  87. Best Stores For Valentine's Deals

    These stores have some great Valentine's Day deals to take advantage of this year.
  88. Big Box Stores Vs. Small Retailers

    We list five factors for you to consider when choosing between a big-box or smaller retailer.
  89. 7 Affordable Ways To Spend Spring Break

    Taking a road trip or staying with family when traveling are just some ways to affordably enjoy your spring break.
  90. 5 Costly First Year Baby Expenses

    Raising a child is expensive, and it requires a lot of planning. Here are some unexpected ways your money is going to be ...
  91. How To Spend Valentine's Day On A Budget

    Valentine's Day costs can add up very quickly. Here are some ways to cut back without being too stingy.
  92. The Best Times To Take A Vacation

    Money shouldn't be the only factor when planning your next trip. Here are other factors to use when determining the best ...
  93. Best Places And Sites For Online Travel Deals

    These sites and tips will help you figure out what kind of vacation you want and how to ensure you're getting the best price. ...
  94. A Look At The Airline Industry

    Discover what bankruptcies mean for the future of airline travel.
  95. Avoid The Generation Debt Trap

    There is a worldwide generation of young, educated individuals mired in unmanageable debt. Find out why.
  96. When Money Is Tight, An Emergency Fund Can Save The Day

    Having an emergency fund to fall back on is essential. Don't have one? Don't worry. We give you some tips to start one.
  97. How To Budget For A New Baby

    The cost of raising a family varies. We break down the expenses involved in having your first child.
  98. How To Use Price Adjustments To Get The Best Deals

    We take a look at 6 top retailers' price adjustment policies, and tell you how to get your money's worth.
  99. 10 Ways To Reach The Top 1%

    You might not make it to the top 1% but these 10 small economic changes might get you well on your way.
  100. Alternate Methods Of Online Payment

    Paying by credit is one of the most common methods of payment for online shopping in the U.S. However, there are many other ...
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