Personal Finance Articles

  1. On This Day In Finance: July 15 - Aerospace Giant Boeing Founded

    Aerospace Giant Boeing Founded.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. On This Day In Finance: July 14 - Gerald Ford Is Born

    On this day in 1913, former U.S. President Gerald Ford was born.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains And A Few Scams

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

    Preparation can help you land on your feet after getting the "old heave-ho".
  9. 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.
  10. 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. ...
  11. 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.
  12. On This Day In Finance: July 10 - Adolphus Busch Is Born

    On this day in 1839, German-born American brewer Adolphus Busch was born
  13. 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.
  14. The Real Cost Of Smoking

    Aside from the health effects, the financial cost of smoking is way higher than you think.
  15. 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.
  16. 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. ...
  17. Silver Thursday: How Two Wealthy Traders Cornered The Market

    Find out how the largest speculative attempt to corner the market went awry.
  18. 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.
  19. On This Day In Finance: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Is Born

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

    Find out why 25 U.S. states currently confiscate unused gift card balances.
  21. CEOs Who Blazed The Trail (Kroc, Hock And Welch)

    The right CEO can make all the difference in a company's market position.
  22. 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.
  23. 5 Tales Of Out-Of-Control Inflation

    Hyperinflation can make a $1,000 bill look like chump change.
  24. 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.
  25. On This Day In Finance: July 6 - The United States Adopts The Dollar

    The U.S. adopts the dollar as a monetary unit.
  26. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  27. Freelance Careers: Look Before You Leap

    Freelance work is a way to escape the daily grind - but don't ignore the added responsibility that comes with freedom.
  28. Get Organized With An Investment Analysis Form

    Your research will be easy if you compile all the decision-making information you need.
  29. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  30. 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. ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 10 Tips For Steering Clear Of Credit Scams

    The recession has made many vulnerable to credit-fixing scams. Don't be fooled!
  35. 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.
  36. Baseball's Best Ticket Bargains

    Don't just watch baseball for cheap - watch the best teams for the best price.
  37. On This Day In Finance: July 1 - Internal Revenue Agency Founded

    Revenue Act of July 1, 1862 created the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Tips For Renting A Vacation House

    Follow these nine steps to get a picture-perfect summer shack at a great price.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. On This Day In Finance: June 29 - Apple iPhone

    The iPhone becomes a reality.
  47. Unions: Do They Help Or Hurt Workers?

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

    Having to file for bankruptcy adds risk and steals the luster from your golden years.
  49. "i" Economics: Will the iPhone make you iBroke?

    Sure the new Apple iPhone is flashy, but is it really a sound investment?
  50. 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
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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. ...
  53. 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. ...
  54. On This Day In Finance: June 25 - Microsoft Inc. Is Born

    Microsoft reorganizes into a privately-held corporation, renaming itself Microsoft Inc.
  55. 4 Reasons Why Savers Fare Better Than Spenders

    A recent HSBC study suggests that savers had an easier time weathering the recent financial storm.
  56. On This Day In Finance: June 24 - Fraud, Fraud And (You Guessed It) More Fraud

    Fraud is nothing new, and (based on the numbers) some people are getting much better at it. That is, until they get caught. ...
  57. 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.
  58. Helping Your Clients Face The Financial Reality Of Retirement

    Altering retirement plans is tough, but when the retiree is unprepared, it's very necessary.
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. Cheap Tweets: Followorthy Deals On Twitter

    Find out how you can use Twitter to save, by finding coupons and deals.
  62. You Own An Out of Production GM: Now What?

    If your car brand has gone out of production, don't worry. Parts, service and warranties will all be available in some form. ...
  63. 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.
  64. Celebrity Financial Failures

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

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  66. 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.
  67. Declaring Bankruptcy Is No Easy Out

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

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  69. 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?
  70. 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 ...
  71. Healthcare Funds: Give Your Portfolio A Booster Shot

    Find out how healthcare investments can become the strongest asset in your portfolio.
  72. 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 ...
  73. On This Day In Finance: June 18 - Trade Issues Trigger Declaration of War

    Britain's intereference in U.S. trade and shipping triggers a declaration of war.
  74. Drawbacks Of Travel Reward Programs

    These nearly universal loyalty programs can have handy perks, but they're not a free ride.
  75. The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  76. 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. ...
  77. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Credit

    Today's low interest rates make borrowing a bargain - but only if you have the credit score required to secure a loan.
  82. 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.
  83. Globetrotting On A Budget

    Don't let a shoestring budget trip-up your vacation plans.
  84. Biggest Millionaire Flops

    The next time portfolio losses have you down, just be glad that you can blame some of your woes on the market, rather than ...
  85. Is The Supreme Court Ruining Your Retirement?

    Your actions may make the difference between a cushy retirement and taking a part-time job when you're 70.
  86. On This Day In Finance: June 15 - Collapse Of 'Big Five' Accounting Firm Arthur Anderson

    Arthur Anderson convicted by jury for its role in the Enron scandal.
  87. Can Keynesian Economics Reduce Boom-Bust Cycles?

    Learn about a British economist's proposed solution to a common economic problem.
  88. Life After Bankruptcy

    Find out what you have to look forward to after filing for Chapter 7 or 13.
  89. Go Green, Save Money

    Follow a few of these simple tips to become more "green" - and keep more of it in your wallet.
  90. Save Money On Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  91. Is Your Bank On Its Way Down?

    Find out how the Tier 1 capital ratio can be used to tell if your bank is going under.
  92. 9 Summer Staycations That Feel Like Vacations

    A staycation can be just as enjoyable as a vacation, and can enrich your life for the whole year.
  93. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  94. On This Day In Finance: June 12 - The Great Hiccup Of 1928

    The NYSE experiences one of the sharpest sell-offs in history
  95. Should You File For Bankruptcy?

    Find out how to determine whether this option will help or hurt your financial situation.
  96. Battling Foreclosure: The HOPE NOW Alliance Strategy

    Hope Now was formed to help prevent foreclosures. Are the organization's strengths enough to overpower its weaknesses?
  97. Top Tips For Earning A Celebrity Paycheck

    Despite the recession, these celebrities are still raking in the cash. Learn from them and you might see your income on the ...
  98. Stimulus Spending: When It Fails And Why

    The downgrade in debt rating might be a good way to keep countries' spending in check.
  99. On This Day In Finance: June 11 - CFA Day

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  100. Timeshares: Dream Vacation Or Money Pit?

    This popular real estate product has its advantages, but don't expect to make a profit.
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