Personal Finance Articles

  1. Examining Stereotypes In Investing

    Irrespective of age, sex and other such factors, no normal investor wants an unsuitable investment. How much people really understand about their investments depends on various factors, including how much money they have invested and for how long, how much they were informed about their investments and how much they bothered to educate themselves.
  2. The Best ETFs For Your 401k

    ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and liquidity.
  3. Government Could Limit Chartiable Tax Deductions

    The desperate search for revenue by the U.S. government means one of the key deductions that may be up for either reduction or elimination is for charitable giving.
  4. There Are New REITs On The Horizon

    For investors, the surge in new REIT activity is providing some pretty interesting dividend opportunities.
  5. 8 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    These little-known tax deductions can lead you to finding your own unique expenses that you didn't know you could claim.
  6. 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.
  7. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has no physical presence in that state.
  8. The Best Financial Careers For Women

    Here are four finance careers that real women say allow them to achieve success, satisfaction and work-life balance.
  9. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  10. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    Incorrect or liberal interpretations of what you can write off will often lead to the IRS taking closer interest in your filings. Knowing the rules behind these six tax deductions will go a long ways to saving you from an audit.
  11. Female Entrepreneurs Are Surpassing Their Male Counterparts

    The world of entrepreneurship is constantly changing; the last year has seen a significant shift in the performance of female entrepreneurs.
  12. Taxable Rewards To Be Aware Of

    Find which benefits from reward programs count as income in the eyes of the IRS.
  13. Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  14. Financial Solutions For Young Women

    Break through the stereotypes and find out how to manage your life to meet your needs.
  15. The Riskiest Investment Moves for Retirement That Could Pay Off

    Before incurring additional risks in your retirement portfolio, be sure to understand the alternatives and the consequences of your strategy.
  16. Economic Indicators That Affect The U.S. Stock Market

    Macroeconomic factors like GDP, Inflation, and Retail Sales affect the value of your portfolio. Understanding these economic indicators is vital for every investor in the marketplace.
  17. Careers In Buy-Side And Sell-Side Research

    The primary professions on Wall Street are made up of sell side and buy side analysts. This article is an overview of the two primary avenues for individuals interested in both fields.
  18. Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing

    You don't have to be a boy or act like a boy to win. In fact, doing the opposite could be better for your financial health.
  19. Countries That Are Failing To Save For Retirement

    Banking giant HSBC recently unveiled the results of an international research project, which revealed that many U.S. citizens face a significant decline in their standard of living during the final seven years of retirement.
  20. Do You Dare Sue Your Broker?

    A financial damages claim is not for the fainthearted, but it may be worth it in the end.
  21. Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

    Find out what mistakes people often make on their returns, and how to avoid them on yours.
  22. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  23. Why The 4% Rule No Longer Works For Retirees

    Researchers have proven that the 4 % rule, which stated that retirees can withdraw 4% of the value of a portfolio each year without depleting the principal for 30 years, is not a realistic withdrawal method for retirees.
  24. How Companies Can Attract Top Female Employees

    Companies need to make an effort to learn how to attract and retain female employees in order to achieve a greater gender balance in the workplace.
  25. Bloated Budget? How To Trim The Fat

    Blood, sweat and tears should belong in the gym, but your money deserves some training time too.
  26. Debunking 10 Budget Myths

    Don't let these excuses prevent you from reaching your financial goals.
  27. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  28. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    You don't need a degree to understand your money, begin saving and pay down debt.
  29. Beware False Signals From The P/E Ratio

    The P/E ratio is a simple tool for evaluating a company, but no one ratio can tell the whole story.
  30. 3 Alternative Budgeting Styles: Which One Suits You?

    Not everyone is cut out for online or heavily-involved budgeting. Here are some budgeting solutions.
  31. Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  32. Thomas Rowe Price: Always Right

    This great investor mastered a new type of investing with every new market he faced.
  33. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  34. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  35. Investing In Medical Equipment Companies

    Learn the basics about medical equipment companies and how investing in them can benefit growth and value investors alike.
  36. Keeping Track Of Retirement Plan Assets

    Maintain records of your pension benefits or risk losing them.
  37. Shuffle Away Your Debt With Balance Transfers

    This option can save you big bucks, but only if you watch out for rates and fees.
  38. Outfox The Debt Collector's Hounds

    Dealing with a collection agency is scary if you don't know your rights. We help you take back the power.
  39. Managing Income During Retirement

    Learn some sensible strategies for making your hard-earned savings last for as long as you need them.
  40. Small Business: Speed Up Receivables To Avoid A Cash Crunch

    Waiting for customers to pay can be a losing game. Look to factoring for quicker cash.
  41. Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  42. A Guide To Debt Settlement

    Find out how you can negotiate your way to a lower debt load by paying up front.
  43. Build Your Small Business During Downswings

    Here we offer some cost-saving measures to strengthen your business even when the market is weak.
  44. Retirement Savings Plans For Kids

    It's never too early to save for the future - learn how your children can get started.
  45. How To Identify A Micro-Cap Scam

    Discover how to distinguish a real investment opportunity from a fraudulent one.
  46. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  47. In Small Business, Success Is Spelled With 5 "C"s

    Incorporating these steps will help your business thrive in a competitive market.
  48. Differences Between Stockbrokers, Investment Advisors And Financial Planners

    Find out how these three financial positions differ and in which areas they can help you with your finances.
  49. Are Headhunters Worth It?

    Some recruiters and recruiting firms use more methods to source suitable candidates than others do.
  50. Is Relying On Home Equity For Retirement A Good Idea?

    Of Americans aged 50 to 70, 47% have reported that they are relying on home equity to fund their retirements.
  51. Should Married Taxpayers File Together?

    The earned income credit is one tax incentive married couples filing a joint tax return can take advantage of. Is it a good idea?
  52. What Does Filing As Head Of Household Mean For Your Taxes?

    In order to file as head of household, you must meet several requirements. Find out whether being head of household comes with any tax benefits.
  53. Restaurant Segments Going Under

    Diners are as American as apple pie, yet their popularity is waning with today's consumers.
  54. Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement accounts.
  55. What Could The End Of Retirement Mean?

    Most Americans are saving only about 4% for retirement, which could mean that many U.S. citizens will never retire.
  56. Famous Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

    These famous quotes from some of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time can be used as inspiration for your entrepreneurial dreams.
  57. Best Social Media Tools For Your Small Business

    These social media tools can help keep your business competitive.
  58. How To Revitalize Your Small Business

    Try to revise existing strategies if your business is ailing or on a steady decline.
  59. Reasons You Should Use Your Credit Card For Purchases

    Paying for everything with your credit card will earn you rewards and protect you against fraud, among other benefits.
  60. Get A Job As A Manager

    Becoming a manager is an excellent way to earn status and repute within an organization.
  61. Are You Really Eligible For The Earned Income Tax Credit?

    The amount of your earned income credit (EIC) is dependent upon how big your family is.
  62. How The Cost Of Debt Affects Retirement

    If you are someone who is closer to the end of your working career, such a large amount may be almost unmanageable.
  63. Can You Trust Credit Card Offers?

    With the number of credit cards in circulation exceeding the nation's population, card issuers have developed various ways of sweetening the deal.
  64. 6 Retirement Savings Tips For 45- To 54-Year-Olds

    Now is the time to kick savings into high gear. Find out how.
  65. How Children Can Help Parents With Retirement

    Sometimes the elderly lose their cognitive skills, that's when it may be time for their children to step in and assist with retirement planning.
  66. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Living comfortably can be easy if you follow a simple plan.
  67. Popular Ways To Delay Retirement

    From staying in the workforce longer to finding a part-time job after retirement, there are many ways that retirees postpone retiring completely.
  68. Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  69. Is Working Longer A Viable Retirement Plan?

    People who are planning poorly for retirement are simply deciding to work longer - often out of neccessity. Is this a smart idea?
  70. Top Ranking Nations By HNWI

    The United States, Japan and Germany together make up 53.3% of the total worldwide high net worth individual population.
  71. How To Quit Your Job

    It is important that you quit your job in such a way as to not "burn your bridge." Find out how.
  72. Best Gifts Under $10 For Men

    Here are some unique and affordable gift ideas for the special men on your list.
  73. Best Gifts Under $10 For Women

    Consider these unique and affordable gift ideas for the special ladies on your list.
  74. Common Liabilities That Hurt Your Net Worth

    Every penny that you keep out of the liability side of the net worth equation essentially ends up on the asset side.
  75. 5 Common Misconceptions About ETFs

    The rise in these funds' popularity has contributed to misinformation about what they are and how they work. Learn more here.
  76. Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Man That Are Under $20

    These inexpensive products make good gifts for the man in your life.
  77. Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Women That Are Under $20

    Clichés are clichés for a reason. Sometimes the most clichéd gift can actually be an ideal one.
  78. Most Wasteful Valentine's Day Gifts

    Cards, candy and flowers are all wasteful gifts. You'd be better off spending your money more wisely.
  79. Becoming Part Of The Thrift Market: How To Make And Save Money

    With another recession looming large in the United States, here's how the thrift industry offers hope for the future.
  80. How To Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth

    Your net worth can be calculated with a simple equation.
  81. Assets That Increase Your Net Worth

    Your home, properties and vehicles can all increase your net worth.
  82. The Basics Of Financing A Business

    From debt financing to equity financing, there are numerous ways to fund a business startup. But which is the best?
  83. 5 Worst Money Mistakes You Can Make In College

    Watch out for these costly mistakes while in school.
  84. The Importance Of Knowing Your Net Worth

    It is vital that you track your net worth no matter what your age.
  85. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: 5 Tips For Maintaining Home Value In Any Economic Climate

    The housing market is one of the greatest indicators of economic stability or volatility.
  86. How Much Will Your Taxes Rise Based On Your Salary?

    Find out how high your taxes will rise this year.
  87. 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.
  88. How To Transition Into A Finance Career

    If you are pondering a midlife career change that involves a transition into finance, then here are a few tips that will help.
  89. Why Low-Income Citizens Should Avoid Payday Loans

    This article looks at short-term borrowing and why low-income citizens should avoid it.
  90. Peer-To-Peer Lending - Determining The Future Of Banking Across The World

    The peer-to-peer lending industry continues to flourish. What does this mean for the future of loans from banks?
  91. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects that the tax treatment of ETFs will have on investors when they purchase them.
  92. 6 Unlikely Internet Millionaires

    These Youtube stars and Internet bloggers used their skills to create online empires. The resulting success allowed them to become very wealthy.
  93. Top 4 Consumer Myths

    Find out which myths are still entrenched in our collective consciousness.
  94. 5 Reasons To Avoid Payday Loans

    Although payday loans may seem like an attractive option in a pinch, they may also leave you worse off in the long run.
  95. 5 Of The Best Auto Warranties

    With all the money that is spent on cars, you want to make sure that the vehicle you purchase is backed up by a solid manufacturer warranty.
  96. 5 Unethical Collection Scams That Consumers Should Be Aware Of

    Here are a few of the ways that scam artists prey on those in debt.
  97. What Is "Chained CPI?"

    Chained CPI is one of many ways to approximate the impact of rising or falling prices to consumers' pocketbooks.
  98. New Tax Laws To Watch Out For In 2013

    With a new year comes new laws, and in 2013 the U.S. government has implemented several changes to the tax code.
  99. Does Online Tax Software Really Save You Money?

    Both online tax software and tax professionals have their own set of advantages, but which one is actually better for your bottom line?
  100. 5 Rules To Follow If You Are Filing Taxes Yourself In 2013

    It is important to make sure that you cover all the bases when you decide to file without the financial expertise of a tax professional.
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