Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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 ...
  2. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  3. 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.
  4. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  5. Contemplating Collectible Investments

    Profit margins are slim, but that needn't deter those with a passion for eras past.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Lending From A Loan Officer's Perspective

    Learn how a loan officer thinks, so that you can get the best and safest loan.
  12. 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.
  13. One Person + Multiple Careers = Greater Wealth

    Self-made millionaires are not one-trick ponies. You shouldn't be either.
  14. 7 Low-Rate Mortgage Shams

    Interest rates on a mortgage aren't the only factor defining a good loan.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Get Hired In Finance, Despite The Recession

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

    If your business administers a retirement plan, you should recognize what's at stake.
  18. 5 Earnings Season Investing Tips

    These essential tips will get you through the earnings season.
  19. Cut Employee Stock Option Taxes With AMT Credit

    Learn how refundable AMT credits can help you save on taxes, AMT bills and more.
  20. On This Day In Finance: July 20 - Congress Approves The Bretton Woods Agreement

    United States Congress officially approves the Bretton Woods Agreement, thus including the U.S. in the Bretton Woods System. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. You CAN Retire In A Recession

    Just because you receive your gold watch during a recession, doesn't mean you can't retire on time.
  24. 10 Careers With Great Job Prospects

    The unemployment rate may be high, but that doesn't mean you need to sit on the sidelines. Find out which fields have the ...
  25. Top 6 Factors That Drive Investment In China

    FDI in China surpassed $100 billion in 2010, certain key factors drive foreign direct investment.
  26. How To Master Online Auctions For Fast Cash

    Online selling is just as easy as in-person selling and can yield five to 10 times the profit.
  27. On This Day In Finance: July 17 - America's First Millionaire Is Born

    John Jacob Astor, a fur trader, was the first recorded millionaire in America.
  28. Goldman Sachs: Unusual Earnings For An Unusual Company

    Goldman Sachs alumni have an unprecedented history of seamlessly moving from private to public service. Here's a short list ...
  29. Write Covered Calls To Increase Your IRA Income

    Covered calls may require more attention than bonds or mutual funds, but the payoffs can be worth the trouble.
  30. On This Day In Finance: July 16 - Martha Stewart Is Sent To Prison

    Martha Stewart is sentenced for her role in the ImClone stock trading scandal.
  31. On This Day In Finance: July 15 - Aerospace Giant Boeing Founded

    Aerospace Giant Boeing Founded.
  32. 4 Wealth-Building Secrets

    Protect what you have while shifting risk is the motto of the rich. Find out how a life insurance policy can help you do ...
  33. 6 Sources Of Free Cash For Student Loans

    Websites and credit cards can offer you direct and indirect sources of free money to pay off your student loan.
  34. Understanding Oil Industry Terminology

    The drillers are just one aspect of the oil & gas industry, and by knowing some details of their role, you'll be better ...
  35. On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    The first global concert raised millions of dollars to help the poor in Ethiopia.
  36. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains And A Few Scams

    Shopping from the comfort of your couch has major benefits - and some unpleasant side effects.
  37. Planning For Unemployment

    Preparation can help you land on your feet after getting the "old heave-ho".
  38. 4 Good Reasons To Quit Your Job

    Sarah Palin's recent resignation left many wondering why. Here are some good reasons for anyone to quit their job.
  39. A 529 Plan Fit For An Ivy League Education

    The Independent 529 plan offers a unique investment for those wanting to send their kids to the best colleges in the U.S. ...
  40. On This Day In Finance: July 10 - Adolphus Busch Is Born

    On this day in 1839, German-born American brewer Adolphus Busch was born
  41. Funding Your Retirement Is No Joke

    Saving for your golden years is an important goal, especially since so many Americans don't save a penny.
  42. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  43. On This Day In Finance: July 9 - New York Airways Launches First Helicopter Service

    New York Airway launches the first passenger helicopter air service in New York City.
  44. The Real Cost Of Smoking

    Aside from the health effects, the financial cost of smoking is way higher than you think.
  45. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

    On this day in history, American industrialist John D. Rockefeller was born.
  46. Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Find out why 25 U.S. states currently confiscate unused gift card balances.
  47. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  48. The Great Inflation Of The 1970s

    Political moves meant prevent unemployment served to do the opposite, creating one of the worst fiscal disasters of the century. ...
  49. Silver Thursday: How Two Wealthy Traders Cornered The Market

    Find out how the largest speculative attempt to corner the market went awry.
  50. On This Day In Finance: July 7, 2003 - WorldCom Pays $750 Million

    WorldCom is ordered to pay fines in a civil case, as a result of fudging the numbers.
  51. So You Wanna Be A Millionaire: How Long Will It Take?

    There are many ways to hit the million-dollar mark, but the faster you try to get there, the harder it becomes.
  52. CEOs Who Blazed The Trail (Kroc, Hock And Welch)

    The right CEO can make all the difference in a company's market position.
  53. 5 Tales Of Out-Of-Control Inflation

    Hyperinflation can make a $1,000 bill look like chump change.
  54. On This Day In Finance: July 6 - The United States Adopts The Dollar

    The U.S. adopts the dollar as a monetary unit.
  55. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  56. Students: There May Be A Tailor-Made Scholarship Out There For You

    When it comes to paying for college, doing your research and thinking outside the box can really pay off.
  57. Layoffs: Know The WARNing Signs

    Layoff rumors can run rampant, but if your company is required to give you two months' notice, you can plan for unemployment. ...
  58. On This Day In Finance: July 3 - Dow Jones Publishes Its First Stock Average

    On July, 3, 1884, Dow Jones & Company published its first stock market index.
  59. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  60. 10 Tips For Steering Clear Of Credit Scams

    The recession has made many vulnerable to credit-fixing scams. Don't be fooled!
  61. On This Day In Finance: July 2 - Asian Financial Crisis

    in 1997, the Asian financial crisis gains traction as the Thai baht begins to float.
  62. Baseball's Best Ticket Bargains

    Don't just watch baseball for cheap - watch the best teams for the best price.
  63. 6 Summer Getaways That Won't Break The Bank

    If flying to an exotic locale isn't in the cards this year, check out these cheaper vacation alternatives.
  64. On This Day In Finance: June 30 - The End Of The Reconstruction Finance Corporation

    On this day in 1957, the RFC officially closed its doors.
  65. 3 Money-Saving Cruise Ship Tips

    Many cruise costs are fixed, but it's the little extras that will put a big dent in your pocketbook.
  66. On This Day In Finance: June 29 - Apple iPhone

    The iPhone becomes a reality.
  67. Tips For Renting A Vacation House

    Follow these nine steps to get a picture-perfect summer shack at a great price.
  68. Say "I Do" To A Recession Wedding

    Everyone has felt the pinch in these tough economic times, but your wedding can still be everything you want without breaking ...
  69. Crime Vs Time: Madoff Faces Off Against Fellow Fraudsters

    Madoff received the maximum allowable time for his sentence - much more than any white-collar criminal before him.
  70. Short Sales And Foreclosures: When It's Time To Move On

    Sometimes it's better to cut your losses, but foreclosures and short selling can have devastating impacts on your credit ...
  71. Hate Dealing With Money? Invest Without Stress

    There are a lot of options for investors who hate the hassle of investing. We go over some that will help your financial ...
  72. Unions: Do They Help Or Hurt Workers?

    Learn the pros and cons of these organizations and how they fit into today's economy.
  73. Boomer Bankruptcy Strains Retirement

    Having to file for bankruptcy adds risk and steals the luster from your golden years.
  74. On This Day In Finance: June 26 - Federal Credit Union Act Signed

    On June 26, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law The Federal Credit Union Act
  75. Myth Of The Week: Millionaires Don't Have To Worry About Money

    Michael Jackson carried an air of aristocracy even among the most elite celebrities, but although he lived like a king, he ...
  76. On This Day In Finance: June 25 - Microsoft Inc. Is Born

    Microsoft reorganizes into a privately-held corporation, renaming itself Microsoft Inc.
  77. The Truth Behind The Cash-For-Clunkers Subsidy

    The U.S. cash-for-clunkers program can subsidize up to $4500 for trade ins on old cars, but the devil is in the details. ...
  78. Is The American Banking System A Ponzi Scheme In Disguise?

    Banks' shrinking reserves and careless handling of customers' money are tarnishing the system's once-sterling reputation. ...
  79. 4 Reasons Why Savers Fare Better Than Spenders

    A recent HSBC study suggests that savers had an easier time weathering the recent financial storm.
  80. Helping Your Clients Face The Financial Reality Of Retirement

    Altering retirement plans is tough, but when the retiree is unprepared, it's very necessary.
  81. All-Inclusive Vacation Keeps Travelers On Budget

    Vacationers are faced with a major financial risk: spending too much money. Find out how to avoid it.
  82. Top 10 Ways To Avoid Burnout In Corporate Finance

    Burnout rates in the corporate finance field are extremely high. Find out some of the most common causes, and how to prevent ...
  83. On This Day In Finance: June 23 – SEC Attempt To Regulate Hedge Funds Fails

    A federal appeals court ruled the SEC did not have the authority to impose regulations on hedge funds.
  84. Celebrity Financial Failures

    There's a lot that the average person can learn from celebrity financial failures.
  85. Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  86. On This Day In Finance: June 22 - Virgin Atlantic Takes Off

    On June 22, 1984, Virgin Atlantic Airways launches its inaugural flight from London to Newark.
  87. Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Drop?

    Refinancing is a great way for many homeowners to improve their financial situation - but beware of the downsides.
  88. Declaring Bankruptcy Is No Easy Out

    Going bankrupt can help pull you out of debt, but it's rarely the best option.
  89. Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  90. On This Day In Finance: June 19 - Two "Loopy" Million-Dollar Inventions Are Born

    Cheerios and the Hula Hoop were both created on this day. Coincidence?
  91. Myth Of The Week: Credit Card Companies Negotiate With Consumers

    If you think you're making headway with your credit card company, think again - in reality, you don't have a leg to stand ...
  92. Free Money For Homebuyers

    Take advantage of the federal and state money being offered to apply for an FHA mortgage and get the cash you need to go ...
  93. Healthcare Funds: Give Your Portfolio A Booster Shot

    Find out how healthcare investments can become the strongest asset in your portfolio.
  94. On This Day In Finance: June 17 - The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act of 1930

    On June 17, 1930, the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act is signed into law.
  95. Rent To Own; Own To Rent

    This method can help first-time buyers afford a home using a rent-to-own strategy, and it can also be good for investors. ...
  96. 5 Awesome Deals That Could Save You Money!

    The recession is adding up to big savings for consumers. Find out where to find the best deals.
  97. The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  98. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  99. On This Day In Finance: June 16 - 76th Anniversary Of The FDIC

    The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 would reform the banking indusry, and attempt to protect the average investor.
  100. Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Starting a new job is stressful but you don't need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
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