Personal Finance Articles

  1. 6 Ways To Make The Best Of Un-Retirement

    If you are coming out of retirement, here are six things you can do to maximize your extra years of work.
  2. Find Secure And Affordable Post-Work Health Insurance

    Learn how you can avoid financial catastrophe - without Medicare.
  3. 6 Steps To Personal Economic Recovery

    Take charge of your finances and make them work for you.
  4. Gift Card Budgeting: Pushing (Out) The Envelope

    Sometimes, just a new way of organizing your funds can make allthe difference in your finances.
  5. Cash Flow On Steroids: Why Companies Cheat

    Pressure to be the best can sometimes push corporations to cheat. Learn how they do it and how to spot it.
  6. The New Mortgage Business: More Than Just Loans

    Many mortgage brokers adapted to the post-subprime environment by becoming loan modification specialists.
  7. 8 Tips For Stretching Your Dining-Out Dollars

    Find out how to slash your restaurant expenses, without going hungry.
  8. Activist Investors: A Good Or Bad Thing?

    When a large stakeholder is dissatisfied with a company's management, it may take matters into its own hands.
  9. Student Financial Aid Changes: FAFSA 2009

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid got an upgrade in 2009. All those applying should be aware of these improvements. ...
  10. Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed

    Add additional debt to your real estate assets to keep the creditors at bay.
  11. Introduction To SIMPLE 401(k) Plans

    Learn about the features and benefits of the plan that is a cross between a SIMPLE IRA and a traditional 401(k) plan.
  12. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  13. IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    If you can't pay your taxes, know that the IRS has many avenues for collecting what you owe.
  14. Take Advantage Of Your Rewards (Card)

    Know which credit card rewards program is right for you before signing up.
  15. Extreme Commuting: Is It For You?

    Americans are spending more time behind the wheel - find out what's driving this trend.
  16. The Bear On Bonds

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for ...
  17. What You Need To Know About Student Health Insurance

    Before heading off to college, read up on health insurance plans.
  18. Retirement Trends: Boomerang Parents

    With many people ill prepared for retirement, seniors are moving in with their kids.
  19. Wall Street: Where The Customer Is Always Wrong

    In the financial industry, there's not much emphasis placed on dealing with customer complaints, but there should be.
  20. 3 Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs

    It's never too late to jump into the entrepreneurship game - these three stories provide the proof.
  21. Target Strategies Often Miss The Mark

    Before jumping into a tailor-made asset allocation plan, do the research - it will add years to your financial health.
  22. 7 Job-Hunting Tips For Older Workers

    Though older workers can have a hard time finding a job, there are a lot of ways to become employed, and even some age advantages. ...
  23. A $50,000 House - But At What Cost?

    It sounds like a great deal for a house, but you may have to sacrifice some of the items on your wish list to get it.
  24. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  25. Budgeting For A New Baby

    This little member of your family will be a big expense. Find out what you need to budget for and how to save.
  26. Generation Caregiver - Are You Ready?

    More that half of Gen Xers anticipate being a primary caregiver for an aging relative in their lifetime. That care comes ...
  27. Tips For Resolving Disputes With Your Financial Advisor

    Before you blame your advisor for your losses, be sure you know your rights and responsibilities.
  28. Medical Forms May Be Hazardous To Your Financial Health

    Be sure you know what you're signing, when it comes to medical forms.
  29. Bartering Through A Cash Crisis

    Bartering can save you money and make use of your talents, find out how to get started.
  30. The GRE: A Cheaper Alternative For Business School

    The GMAT is the standard test for business schools, but many will accept a GRE score instead.
  31. When Your Employer Cuts Your 401(k) Match

    In hard times, companies may stop matching your 401(k) contribution, but there are ways to offset the hit.
  32. The Economics Of Pet Ownership

    Before you bring a furry friend into your household, make sure you can handle the hefty financial commitment.
  33. Variable Prepaid Forward Contract: Scam Or Safety Net?

    Top executives can benefit from this kind of contract, but is it at the expense of the shareholders?
  34. Get Smart With Your Current Car

    If a new car isn't in your budget, here are some tips to make your current car more fuel efficient.
  35. College: Pay Now Or Pay Later?

    Make the best of - without spending the most in - your college years.
  36. Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  37. 20 Ways To Save On Medical Bills

    Handy tips to cut the cost of hospital bills, co-pays, prescription drugs and more.
  38. Are You Ready to Rent?

    If you think it's time to test your wings and leave your parents' nest, read on.
  39. Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them. ...
  40. 7 Expenses That Are Keeping You In Debt

    The average American family is nearly $11,000 in debt. Here are seven expenses that might be keeping you in the red.
  41. 20 Lazy Ways To Save Money

    Saving money is always good, but especially in a recession. These tips are easy ways to keep your wallet full.
  42. Planning For Job Loss

    Preparing for unemployment can be the best investment you make.
  43. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  44. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  45. Using Age-Based Funds In Your 401(k)

    If you prefer a "hands-off" approach to saving for retirement, target-date funds may be for you.
  46. 5 Ways To Teach Kids About Investing

    Learning the basics and habits at a young age is vital to a healthy future portfolio.
  47. Top 6 Recession Investing Myths

    Find out the truth about recessions and how they impact your portfolio.
  48. Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

    Get the most out of your mutual fund by using this simple but powerful strategy.
  49. How To Choose A Healthcare Plan

    HMOs? PPOs? CDHPs? We'll clear up the confusion so you can find the right coverage.
  50. Celebrity Business Busts

    Although they probably have better hair, the business world doesn't go easy on celebrities.
  51. Make Money With Social Networking Sites

    Increase your value by using social networks to your financial advantage.
  52. What's The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    Make sure your golden years are golden, not merely a struggle for existence.
  53. A Brief History Of Credit Rating Agencies

    Credit rating agencies have a long history in this country. Learn about what they do and how were they developed.
  54. The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The $8,000 tax credit might be the push you need to buy your first house, but there are some things you need to know first. ...
  55. 10 Tips For Buying A Car Online

    GM's announcement to sell cars online via eBay has many consumers curious - find out how to purchase online successfully. ...
  56. Send Your Kid To College Without Going Broke

    Knowledge comes at a price. Find out how to survive the financial deluge all the way through graduation.
  57. Know The Rules For Roth 401(k) Rollovers

    Rolling a Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA is usually the optimal thing to do.
  58. 5 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

    Standing out from the crowd is a must, especially when high unemployment rates make competition fierce.
  59. Real Estate Bargains: Location Is Everything

    For the U.S. median house price, you can live in a mansion or a closet, it all depends on location.
  60. Compensation Myths: Burger Flipper Vs. Investment Banker

    Though these two jobs are perceived as being opposites, the compensation can be quite comparable.
  61. Attend Grad School For Free

    Securing funding for your education isn't always the easiest thing to do, but there are some ways to get assistance.
  62. $46 Billion Industry Of Philanthropy

    Philanthropic giving is not just about money - millions of volunteers donate their time to worthy causes every year.
  63. Top 5 Bull And Bear Arguments

    Are you a bull or a bear? Here are the top five arguments for each side.
  64. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  65. 13 Pre-Issue Corporate Bond Questions For Businesses

    When a company needs more funding, there are many options. Corporate bonds is just one of them.
  66. 10 (Costly) Tickets To Fast Cash

    Circumstances arise when you need cash fast. Unfortunately, each option has its own risks and sometimes, a very high cost. ...
  67. 16 Tips For Scoring Cheap Tickets

    It's not impossible to enjoy your favorite pastimes - with just a little work you can find a ticket price you can afford! ...
  68. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  69. 7 Expensive Mistakes College Students Make

    While college freshman may be academically prepared for school they often have a lot to learn when it comes to managing money. ...
  70. Save Money - Travel For A Living

    Would you like to live without any housing expenses? It's possible if you are a road warrior.
  71. 25 Ways To Impress Your Date On A Dime

    If the recession has put a damper on your disposable income don't despair - it needn't take the fun out of your love life. ...
  72. Outside-The-Box Ways To Make Money

    These non-traditional methods can help you make some extra cash.
  73. On This Day In Finance: July 31 - Nobel Prize Recipient Milton Friedman Is Born

    Milton Friedman was born on this day 97 years ago, and had one of the largest impacts on 20th century economics.
  74. On This Day In Finance: July 30 - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Is Signed Into Law

    On July 30, 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
  75. Is It Worth Going Green?

    Going green might make you feel good about your purchases, but it probably won't help your finances.
  76. On This Day in Finance: July 29 - Bonus Army Invades Washington, D.C.

    On July 29, 1932, government troops and tanks forcibly remove World War I veterans from makeshift camps in Washington D.C. ...
  77. Retirement Lessons To Teach Your Children

    If your retirement plan hasn't worked out, at least your children can learn from your mistakes.
  78. On This Day In Finance: July 28 - Pfizer CEO Gets $180 Million Handshake

    On July 28, 2006, then Pfizer CEO Henry McKinnell resigned from his position, receiving a benefit and compensation package ...
  79. The 9 Worst Career Choices Right Now

    These careers are on the way out; here are some alternatives you can switch to.
  80. Consolidate Your Student Loans Now And Save

    Now is the time to lock in your variable rate student loan to optimize your educational investment and save on your repayment. ...
  81. Benefits Abound For Active Traders Who Incorporate

    Trading through a separate business structure allows active traders access to all of the tax mitigation and asset protection ...
  82. 5 Health Insurance Considerations

    It may not be the most exciting of topics, but there are many ways to save on and increase the efficiency of your health ...
  83. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  84. On This Day In Finance: July 27 - H.J. Heinz Is Incorporated

    The H.J. Heinz company, founded by Henry John Heinz, was incorporated on July 27, 1900.
  85. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  86. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  87. Contemplating Collectible Investments

    Profit margins are slim, but that needn't deter those with a passion for eras past.
  88. Managing Your Money: There's An App For That

    From reminders to pay your bills to portfolio tracking, find out which apps can help you stay on top of your finances.
  89. Benefit Issues When Your Employer Goes Bankrupt

    There are some safeguards in place to ensure that health benefits don't just disappear when a plan is canceled.
  90. On This Day In Finance: July 23 - Ford Delivers First Model A

    The first car produced by the Ford Motor company was the original Model A that came out in 1903.
  91. Top 5 Fast Food Value Menu Deals

    Find out what you can can get for less than $1 and how it compares to cooking it yourself.
  92. On This Day In Finance: July 22 - John Dillinger Is Killed

    On July 22, 1934, famed bank robber John Dillinger was killed by FBI agents in Chicago.
  93. One Person + Multiple Careers = Greater Wealth

    Self-made millionaires are not one-trick ponies. You shouldn't be either.
  94. Lending From A Loan Officer's Perspective

    Learn how a loan officer thinks, so that you can get the best and safest loan.
  95. On This Day In Finance: July 21 - WorldCom Files For Bankruptcy

    At one time the second largest long distance phone company in the U.S., WorldCom was forced to file for bankruptcy on July ...
  96. Get Hired In Finance, Despite The Recession

    During a recession, there are still plenty of options for a business school graduate.
  97. Business Owners: Avoid Enron-esque Retirement Plans

    If your business administers a retirement plan, you should recognize what's at stake.
  98. 7 Low-Rate Mortgage Shams

    Interest rates on a mortgage aren't the only factor defining a good loan.
  99. Subaccounts: As Good Their Clone Funds?

    Variable annuity subaccounts are virtual clones of mutual funds but they have their own CUSIP number and their historical ...
  100. Money-Saving Tips For Sports Fans

    If you do a little sleuthing and stay flexible on which teams to follow, you can still enjoy all the excitement of live sporting ...
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