Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Key Tax Breaks For Parents

    Parents should take notice of these important tax breaks in 2013.
  5. What Is "Chained CPI?"

    Chained CPI is one of many ways to approximate the impact of rising or falling prices to consumers' pocketbooks.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. How Does The Affordable Care Act Affect Your Taxes In 2013?

    Here is a look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect your taxes in 2013 and beyond.
  10. How The Apple TV Will Change The Industry

    If the iTV is real, it could revolutionize the industry, as Apple has already done with the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
  11. Grow Your Business With Business Incubators

    This article looks at business incubators and what they can do for you.
  12. Natural Disasters: Issues Relating To Leaves Of Absence

    Small businesses are more likely to fail in the aftermath of devastation. How can you as an employee handle issues after a disaster?
  13. The Dangers Of A Reverse Mortgage

    In many circumstances, a reverse mortgage can be a risk to your financial security. Here are six dangers you should consider before signing on the bottom line.
  14. How Business Owners Can Attract Word-Of-Mouth Referrals

    Being average is not an accomplishment. To thrive and grow, you and your business need to stand out.
  15. Tax Variations Of The HEART Act

    The HEART Act is designed to allow service members and reservists make a smooth financial transition into active duty and back into civilian life.
  16. 5 Misconceptions About ETFs In Retirement Accounts

    The simplicity of ETFs and their low fees make them perfect for retirement accounts.
  17. 7 Easy To Understand ETFs To Replace A Savings Account

    If you have a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD), you’re probably not making much more than 1% each year from interest.
  18. Is Apple Finally Going To Announce The Apple TV In 2013?

    If Apple is planning an actual TV, it will have to shake up the industry, as previous Apple products have done.
  19. Automatic Cancellation Of PMI When You're Underwater On Your Mortgage

    You might be suprised to learn that after reaching certain criteria, your PMI will be automatically cancelled.
  20. How Tax Treatment Of ETFs Can Benefit Purchasers

    ETFs often post fewer and lower capital gains distributions than traditional mutual funds, because there is usually a much lower rate of portfolio turnover in ETFs.
  21. Test Your Money Personality

    Find out which of the five profiles fits your style, and how this will affect your future.
  22. New Year Planning For Business Owners

    Make a resolution to start your business off on the right foot in the new year.
  23. Best ETFs For An Early Retirement

    Based on today's markets, which ETFs could you buy in 2013 that'll provide the best opportunity for an early retirement?
  24. The Best Investments For Young People

    Young investors today who wish to begin a savings plan face a bewildering array of investment options.
  25. How To Change Last Year's Spending Habits

    With a little motivation and persistence 2013 can be the year you get your spending under control.
  26. How To Save To Start An Investment Portfolio

    How should aspiring investors best allocate funds for investing, and how much money should you have before you begin?
  27. What's More Important: Getting Out Of Debt Or Investing?

    To repay debt or invest, that is the question. These two important financial goals battle head-to-head to determine which is really more important.
  28. What Homeowners Need To Know About Zombie Titles

    Understanding how the foreclosure process normally works - and how it dysfunctions in today’s market - will help you avoid becoming a victim.
  29. 5 ETFs For Retirees

    These are some of the good choices for ETFs if you are in the late stages of retirement planning.
  30. How To Live Without A Credit Card

    Debit cards are more widely accepted and provide better fraud protection than in the past.
  31. Most Successful Unions

    Labor unions have existed in the U.S. for quite some time, but not all have been as successful as these three.
  32. Most Expensive States To Raise A Child

    Planning a family in one of these 5 states? You may be surprised to learn that they're the most expensive states to raise a child.
  33. How To Invest When You're Deep In Debt

    Debt is one of the biggest obstacles that prevents people from investing - but it shouldn't be.
  34. Home Loans For Disaster Recovery

    There are numerous government programs available for people who need financial help recovering from a household disaster.
  35. Why New Credit Card Regulations Can Make Or Break A Small Business

    Small business owners need to know what’s going on in the credit card world if they want to maximize profits and ultimately avoid going belly up.
  36. Apple iWatch: Is It About Time?

    If there any truth to the rumors of an upcoming Apple iWatch, how would it impact Apple's other products and the evolution of technology?
  37. What You Can Expect To Spend In 2013

    This is a great time to examine your anticipated expenditures and assess how your spending impacts your financial situation.
  38. How To Pay Off Christmas Debt

    Here are some common sense tips for getting over the financial holiday hangover.
  39. The History Of Unions In The United States

    Although the overall power of labor unions may not be what it once was, they still maintain a great deal of influence in the United States.
  40. Are Labor Unions Effective?

    This article examines some of the pros and cons associated with organized labor.
  41. Networking To Land A Job

    Networking should be a career-long endeavor that is just as important as performing your job in an excellent manner.
  42. Tips For Changing Your Career Path In 2013

    Don't let the arrival of the new year cause you to rush into a change of career. Carefully examine your reasons for wanting a change.
  43. 4 Unlikely Billionaires

    In an age when billion has become the new million, which unexpected folks have joined the ranks of the billionaire club?
  44. Choosing An Advisor: Wall Street Vs. Main Street

    A high-profile brand name alone won't meet your personal investing needs. This article will show you what else to look for.
  45. Most Affordable Fast Food Chains

    All fast food companies claim to offer the best prices as they compete for your hard-earned dollars, but which truly has the best value?
  46. Save Money With A Motorcycle

    Here's a cost comparison of exactly how much you can save if you use a motorcycle as your main mode of transportation over a car.
  47. The Real Cost Of Volunteer Tourism

    Millions of Americans are embracing a new way to travel by doing their part to help communities in developing nations.
  48. How To Dine Out Without Breaking The Bank

    With more than 90% of consumers dining out on a regular basis, these methods can help to stretch your dollar further.
  49. Planning Your Retirement Using The Monte Carlo Simulation

    You can use the Monte Carlo Simulation to improve your retirement planning.
  50. Don't Judge Your Partner Based On Credit Score

    Credit scores indicate past behavior but don't necessarily reflect present or future behavior, so don't judge you partner solely on credit.
  51. Top Employment Skills For 2013

    With the U.S. employment market seeing slight growth, it is worth considering which skills are the most important for job seekers in 2013.
  52. The Highest Paying Jobs In 2013

    With the U.S. economy experiencing mixed fortunes, this article looks at the highest-paying jobs for 2013 and how job-seekers can capitalize.
  53. Most Affordable Cups of Coffee

    With coffee playing an important role in social norms, this article looks at the most and least affordable cups of coffee available.
  54. 4 Of The Most Shocking Stock Increases and Falls

    When a black swan event occurs, a market correction of massive proportions ensues.
  55. 3 Famous People With MBAs

    These public figures have MBAs; some were earned before reaching fame while others were earned after.
  56. How To Play Dividends During The Fiscal Cliff

    Shifting to qualified investment vehicles and other viable investment strategies could help invstors defer, avoid or minimize the tax hike.
  57. What New Student Loan Repayment Options Mean

    American college graduates are facing an increasing amount of student loan debt. There are new rules for repaying that debt. Here's what you need to know.
  58. The Real Risks Of Entrepreneurship

    Here are some ways you can try to reduce the risks associated with being an entrepreneur.
  59. A Look Into Proposition 30

    This article examines the newly-passed Prop 30 and what it means for residents of California.
  60. Languages That Give You The Best Chance To Broaden Your Career

    Being bilingual or trilingual can be a great career booster. Here are the languages that will help you get ahead in the business world.
  61. Top-Paying Contract Positions

    A number of contract positions pay more than their salaried counterparts.
  62. Goal-Based Investing: Not What You Think It Is

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less how to achieve them.
  63. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  64. Can Games Make You A Better Investor?

    As investing is a great example of an activity that draws on a wide range of mental and emotional skills, it is worth exploring how to improve this skill set.
  65. Save Early For Retirement If You're A High Earner

    If you earn a high income, there are many ways you can save extra money for an early retirement.
  66. A Refreshing Reminder Of What Matters In Investing

    Here is a valuable reminder of what investors ought to hold as important when approaching long-term investments.
  67. A Pre-Retirement Checkup

    Are you on track to post-work bliss? We'll tell you how to find out.
  68. 5 Viable Career Options In 2013

    If you are looking for a new career next year, take a look at these options. It is anticipated that there will be a high demand for these positions in 2013.
  69. Fiscal Cliff Implications For Year-End Tax Planning

    If the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, how will it affect the taxes and tax planning of average citizens?
  70. The Fiscal Cliff And Your 401(k)

    With the looming fiscal cliff, here's a look at how it could affect your retirement planning.
  71. How Much Your New Year's Partying Could Cost You

    Here's a look at how much a typical New Year's party could cost in the U.S., and the cost of spending New Year's in certain cities.
  72. 5 Most Financially-Lucrative Toy Fads

    These toys were huge hits during the holiday season.
  73. Is Free Shipping Worth It?

    Should you buy more just so you can save on shipping?
  74. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  75. What People Spend On Christmas Around The World

    Here's a look at some famous Christmas traditions from around the world, how much they cost and how the cost compares to a Christmas in the U.S.
  76. How To Financially Prepare For A Doomsday Scenario

    The Mayan calendar ending didn't result in the end of the world, but that doesn't mean we couldn't see a catastrophic scenario, or even a local emergency, in our lifetime. If we do, how can we financially prepare? Will it matter?
  77. Gift-Giving Etiquette

    Here's a look at how much you should spend and what you should give this holiday season.
  78. Fox Business Network's Shibani Joshi: Santa's Tech Shopping List For Every Member Of The Family

    Here are some last-minute tech gifts for everyone in your family.
  79. Why Santa Is The Shrewdest Businessman

    Here's a look at the business practices of Santa Claus and how he effectively runs his North Pole operations.
  80. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  81. Ways To Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  82. How Inflation Affects Your Net Worth

    When calculating your net worth, don't forget to take inflation into account.
  83. Net Worth Throughout Your Life

    Here are some estimates of what your net worth should be at certain stages of your life, depending on how much you earn for income.
  84. Tips For Avoiding A Holiday Spending Hangover

    You don't have to go into debt to have a happy and memorable holiday season. Use these tips for a bountiful Yuletide on a Scrooge-like budget.
  85. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  86. Earn A Holiday Bonus Through Energy Savings

    You can enjoy the festive season without a jolly increase in your energy costs. We'll show you how.
  87. Pass On Wealth To Spread Holiday Cheer

    Find out why money can sometimes be the perfect gift.
  88. The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

    "Big Pharma" has faced many scandals. Here are some of the biggest and the fines that resulted.
  89. Social Faux Pas Made By Frugal People

    There is a fine line between being frugal and being cheap. Here's a look at some social faux pas cheap people make.
  90. All I Want for Christmas Is A Santa Claus Rally

    Wall Street believes its dream of a Santa Claus rally will surely come to pass.
  91. 7 Tips For Outlet Mall Shopping

    Outlet malls can offer great deals. Here are some ways you can get the best deals when shopping.
  92. How To Advise A Couple Starting A Family

    Besides college, there are other costs to consider when having kids, that you should advise your clients about.
  93. Why You Should Embrace Online Shopping

    If you haven't shopped online before, you're missing out.
  94. The Cost Of Santa's Trip On Christmas Eve

    Here's a look at the estimated expenses Santa Claus has to deal with each year on Christmas Eve.
  95. Are You On Track To Hit Your Desired Net Worth By Retirement?

    Here are some calculations to determine if your net worth is what it should be at your age.
  96. Net Worth Of Citizens Around The World

    Here's a look at which countries have the highest net worth per citizen and which have the lowest.
  97. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  98. Average Net Worth Of The 1%

    Here's a look at how much the super-rich in the world are really worth.
  99. Students: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Net Worth

    Even if you are a student and aren't earning income, you still need to be aware of your net worth.
  100. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Your 20s

    Even if you are just entering the workforce and haven't had time to save or invest, you still need to be aware how much you're worth.
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