Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why Following Financial Trends Can Hurt Your Future

    Have you ever seen that demotivational poster that says "None of us is as dumb as all of us"? Sometimes that's most obvious ...
  2. Top 6 Tips For Turning Your Home Into A Rental Property

    Learn what you need to do to turn your property into a rental property.
  3. What We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs was one of the greatest minds of our time. We look at his finest accomplishments and the lessons his legacy leaves ...
  4. How To Remain Positive In A Job Search

    These tips will help you keep up your confidence and motivation in a tough job market.
  5. Steve Jobs: Legacy Of A Tech Guru

    We look at the legacy of Steve Jobs and how his financial success and tech innovation helped shape the world.
  6. Top 5 Post-Grad Degrees That Lead To High Pay

    These post-grad degrees take a lot of work, but they pay off in the long run.
  7. 5 States That Are Bad For Retirees

    High taxes, poor healthcare and high crime are some of the reasons these states are bad places to retire.
  8. Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Problem Renters

    Renting seems like the perfect way to mitigate the costs of an extra home that won’t sell; the intended course of action ...
  9. Why Are Consumers Paying The Same For Smaller Portions?

    Food portions of some products are getting smaller, but we are paying the same price. Find out why.
  10. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  11. History's Largest Pay-Per-View Buy Rates

    Punch in the face, anyone? If you're about to generate a few million in earnings, a black eye doesn't seem so bad.
  12. Top 6 Fellowship Programs That Pay Off

    These programs pay off in terms of salaries, classes and networking opportunities.
  13. Top 6 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees

    College isn't for everyone. If you'd rather learn on the job instead of in the classroom, here are some of the best jobs ...
  14. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  15. The 4 Best Shopping Deals For Early Fall

    We look at outdoor items, school supplies, travel and more to find where your money will go the furthest this fall.
  16. Top 12 Personal Finance Websites

    These are personal financial websites that offer the users value. It could help you find the information you need.
  17. How To Establish A Credit History

    Can't get a credit card without a credit history, and can't get a history without a card? Break the Catch-22.
  18. Top 12 Things Not To Put On Your Resume

    Landing a job is tough enough without the added disadvantage of material that should've been left out.
  19. Top 15 Interview Tips For Students

    All that work on your resume paid off, and now it's interview time. Here are tips to help you grace it with confidence and ...
  20. Top 5 Ways To Make Your Credit Card Work For You

    The best investors know that either they work for their money or their money works for them.
  21. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  22. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  23. How To Form A Homeowners' Association

    Forming and managing a homeowners association is a huge task with significant responsibilities and major implications.
  24. Top 5 Easy Saving Tips

    Saving is not something that just happens, it needs to be planned and tracked as part of a financial budget.
  25. Online Or Campus Study: What's The Better Option?

    Find out how employer's view these degrees and get some tips on where to go for an online degree.
  26. Top 5 Underestimated Retirement Expenses

    These expenses are common in nearly everyone's retirement, yet few people properly save to meet these needs.
  27. Top Ways To Profit From Storage Auctions

    Here are some extremely valuable tips to help you become an expert at finding deals at storage auctions.
  28. Why Do Companies Print Coupons?

    Coupons save customers money, but there's also a lot in it for the company.
  29. 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.
  30. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

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

    Affordable mortgages are still available, but the standards for qualifying have gotten higher.
  32. 5 Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    If you are looking for a house, these tough markets might provide good prices and flexible sellers.
  33. 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 ...
  34. Should You Cash Out When You Refinance?

    If you want to cash out, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Top Tips For Exchanging Money

    Take these tips to heart to avoid wasting money when you exchange currencies.
  38. 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.
  39. The Market And Presidential Promises

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

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

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

    How do men spend their disposable income and why do they buy the things they buy?
  43. 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.
  44. 7 Ways To Financially Empower Your Kids

    In today's technologically advanced world, how can you teach your kids about savings?
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 8 Guerilla Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

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

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. Missing Out On Social Security

    We look at how a retiree's Social Security benefits are affected by the age at which they retire.
  54. 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.
  55. 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. ...
  56. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  57. 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.
  58. Hot, High-Paying Career Sectors

    These jobs are in high-demand, fast-growing career sectors and offer impressive salaries.
  59. The Cost Of Ignoring Termites

    Termites can cause serious damage and are a threat that should be insured against through regular maintenance and treatment.
  60. 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?
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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 ...
  67. Lesser Known Insurance Policies

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

    A look at how the two giant book retailers compare on price, rental length and other features.
  69. 8 Toughest Retirement Decisions

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

    Responsibly managing limited funds in college can be the difference between having a fun and being cash-strapped.
  71. 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 ...
  72. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  73. 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.
  74. 6 Tricks To Make Coupons Work For You

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

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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.
  78. 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 ...
  79. The Misery Index: Measuring Your Misfortune

    The Misery Index measures a combination of unemployment and inflation, but what does it mean for your finances?
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. Should You Insure Your Collectibles?

    Insuring your valuable collectibles is just as important as insuring the rest of your home's contents.
  83. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  84. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

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

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

    When the U.S. debt was downgraded, what does that really mean?
  87. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  88. 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.
  89. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  90. 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.
  91. Bailing On Your Budget

    Being realistic and honest with yourself will help you determine if you should throw away your existing budget.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  95. 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.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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, ...
  99. 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.
  100. How To Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

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