Personal Finance Articles

  1. Part-Time Vs. Executive MBA: Which One To Pick?

    In general, there are two routes a prospective student can take when pursuing an MBA: a full-time or a part-time program. ...
  2. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  3. Credit Cards That Get You Into Airport Lounges

    These four credit cards will gain you coveted access to all that free food and peace, while your fellow travelers mill around ...
  4. 5 Ways To Get The Best Mortgage Rates

    A mortgage is the biggest loan most people have. Be sure you get the best possible terms – you'll be paying it off for years.
  5. Is a NYU Degree Worth the Steep Tuition Bill?

    The cost of attending NYU is above average, even for private universities. But research shows it can still be a good value. ...
  6. Why Credit Karma Is Free & How It Makes Money

    Credit scores originally were built for lenders, but now Credit Karma makes the system work for consumers, too – and makes ...
  7. Columbia's Financial Aid Trumps Steep Tuition

    Despite its high tuition costs, Columbia University is surprisingly affordable for low- and middle-income students, thanks ...
  8. How Do Recalls Affect A Company?

    A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective goods for consumers. When a company issues a recall, ...
  9. At Harvard, Expect High Tuition But Generous Aid

    Harvard University might have one of the country’s highest tuition rates, but many students pay far less thanks to a strong ...
  10. How Shazam Makes Money

    Prior to universal access to digital technology, identifying music in restaurants, bars, or stores was difficult to nearly ...
  11. Immediate Annuities: What To Watch Out For

    Immediate annuities can provide substantially higher monthly payouts than other fixed-income instruments, but also have some ...
  12. The 5 Smartest Ways To Use Your Airline Miles

    How to travel and save money by using airline miles.
  13. Visit Latin America's Safest, Cheapest Countries

    Tourism is surging in Latin America. Its safest countries rank higher on the Global Peace Index than the United States and ...
  14. Bring Money! Most Expensive Countries For Tourists

    If you've longed to see the Alps, Norway's fiords, Tivoli Gardens or the Great Barrier Reef, how to manage visiting the world's ...
  15. Best U.S. Visas For Entrepreneurs & Investors

    The best ways for foreign entrepreneurs and investors to get a scarce U.S. visa.
  16. Picking A Lender: Quicken Loans Or A Local Bank?

    Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans has become known for its convenience and customer service. But brick-and-mortar banks ...
  17. Quicken Loans Vs. Other Mortgage Sources

    By allowing customers to initiate and manage the mortgage process online, Quicken Loans may appeal to borrowers who value ...
  18. 7 Top Ways To Earn Airline Miles

    Even if you rarely fly, you can pile up points that are good for travel or other rewards.
  19. Top Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

    Don't get stuck paying extra fees on purchases you make with with foreign currency when you travel outside the U.S.
  20. Venmo: Its Business Model and Competition

    Venmo, with its tagline “Share Payments,” is currently leading the race in the skyrocketing market for peer-to-peer payments.
  21. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    This is a list of the world's ten insurance companies with the largest revenues.
  22. Key Differences Between Uber and Lyft

    A short article explaining the main differences between Uber and Lyft.
  23. Uber and Lyft Expansions: What They're Doing To Win The Taxi Wars

    Uber and Lyft are each growing at a tremendous pace. Here are the most recent expansion efforts by both services and the ...
  24. World's top 10 Software Companies

    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  25. The World's Top 10 Law Firms

    Here is a list of world's top ten law firms in terms of revenue.
  26. World's Top 10 Trading Companies

    Which are the top trading firms of the world? Here is the list of the ones with highest trading revenue.
  27. Top Credit Cards For Airline Miles

    Which airline miles cards give you the best deals?
  28. Coming Soon: Private Equity In 401(k) Plans

    The day will soon come when private equity is commonly found among 401(k) plan investment options. Here's who's leading the ...
  29. How Financial Advisors Can Help Gun-Shy Investors

    How can financial advisors help investors who are still gun-shy from the losses their equity holdings suffered during the ...
  30. Should Clients Tap Into Savings To Pay Off Debt?

    It's tempting for savers to tap into their retirement savings to pay off debts; a study shows why that could be a disaster.
  31. Ready For 2015? Eye 2014's Top-Performing ETFs

    These active ETFs performed the best in 2014. How? By shorting oil/Russia, and betting big on semiconductors, U.S. Treasuries, ...
  32. Wealthfront and Betterment Are Changing Investing

    The financial services industry is evolving, with startups Wealthfront and Betterment emerging as popular frontrunners in ...
  33. How WePay Works

    Payment processor WePay has emerged as a significant player in the online payments industry as people increasingly embrace ...
  34. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  35. Airbnb Or Hotel: Which Is Better For New York City Visitors?

    Airbnb can make a trip to an expensive city like New York more affordable. Here are the pros and cons of Airbnb vs. hotels.
  36. How Much Does Your Undergrad GPA Matter When Applying To An MBA Program?

    When applying to a business school, an important metric is an applicant's undergraduate GPA. But other features of an MBA ...
  37. Study Abroad In Italy: How Much Will It Cost?

    Study abroad in Italy is a popular choice for U.S. students, and it doesn't have to break the bank. Plus, the career payoffs ...
  38. Find The Best Cash Back Credit Cards

    Cash back credit cards let you spend your rewards on whatever you choose – rather than limiting you to travel benefits or ...
  39. How Many Credit Cards Do You Carry in Your Wallet?

    With the abundance of credit card offers in mailboxes, advertised on TV and offered at retail stores, it's no wonder Americans ...
  40. What Are Your Financial Resolutions For 2015?

    The end of a year evokes the inclination to look back, reflect, and resolve to make positive changes, like getting the finances ...
  41. Winter Home Maintenance Projects You Need To Know

    Take the opportunity this winter to carry out these maintenance projects that will save you money, ensure your comfort, and ...
  42. Tips For Advisors Who Want To Grow Their Practice

    Financial advisors are focused on growing client wealth — so much so that they sometimes give short shrift to growing their ...
  43. Who (Besides Retirees) Can Get Medicare?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  44. Alert! Last Chance To Max Out Your Retirement Plan

    The end of the year marks the last chance for savers to maximize contributions to their 401(k), 403(b) and other retirement ...
  45. Types of Business Guidance Funded by Government

    To access the right type of advice and support for your business from a variety of government-funded services, know what's ...
  46. What Are Your New Year’s Financial Habits?

    By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and ...
  47. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  48. Hot To Build An Investment Portfolio For Retirees?

    Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years.
  49. Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Forbes magazine ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character in the world in 2013 with a net worth of $65.4 billion. ...
  50. What's The Better Reward: Cash Back Or Miles?

    Look at your lifestyle, whether you pay off your card each month and what the fees are before you decide which type is best ...
  51. Can You Get Rich Creating Apps?

    The good news for both kinds of apps is that people use them a whole lot. The bad news is that the majority of mobile device ...
  52. Are Hulu And Netflix A Credible Threat To Cable?

    The ease and accessibility of online-video and streaming services is posing a threat to the cable industry's standard model ...
  53. 6 Signs You're Not Spending Enough

    If the sleeves of all your shirts are frayed and even your thrifty friends think you're a tightwad, consider reading this ...
  54. The Very Best Credit Cards For Your Teen

    In today's credit-oriented world, kids should learn to use credit before they go to college. Here are some good cards to ...
  55. Visiting the U.S.? These Six Cities Cost The Most

    Foreign visitors often find prices high in big U.S. cities. That shouldn't keep you from planning a trip – just keep these ...
  56. Study Abroad In Spain: How Much Will It Cost?

    Study abroad can have big career payoffs. Here's what to expect to pay for that investment – from tuition and travel, to ...
  57. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  58. Should You Borrow From Your Life Insurance?

    A loan against the cash value of your life insurance isn't the best way to raise money – but sometimes it's the best choice ...
  59. Life Insurance: How Long Does It Take To Get Paid?

    How to file for a life insurance payout – and how long it takes to receive it. Plus, new ways to plan for payments that provide ...
  60. Is An Online Financial Advisor Right For You?

    Is an online adviser right for you? As with most questions in financial planning, the answer is 'it depends.' Here are a ...
  61. The Best (And Worst) Countries To Be An Entrepreneur

    Where you start a business can influence its success. This new World Bank study will help you find the most – and least – ...
  62. Taking Smaller And More Manageable Resolutions

    Something you can do for your savings and investing resolutions this year is to rely on tools already available at your workplace ...
  63. Social Security: To Delay Or Not To Delay?

    Should you delay taking your Social Security benefits? As with most things in the financial planning world the answer is: ...
  64. Is An American College Education Still Worth It?

    The total cost of a university education continues to outpace inflation. For some degrees, that expense isn't likely to pay ...
  65. Do You Have An Investing Strategy?

    Get Rich Slowly found about the insights on investing from about 2,000 selected individuals by an online survey. Do they ...
  66. How Do Americans Keep Minimizing Their Net Worth?

    It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial ...
  67. Why You Should Start Investing Early?

    You need to be patient, diligent and perseverant to be successful at investing, but more importantly, you need to start early. ...
  68. Strange Bedfellows Or Archrivals? Southwest vs Jet Blue

    Shareholders will continue to be drawn by Southwest’s and JetBlue’s proven business models.
  69. Looking to Open a Franchise? These Topped The List In 2014

    These franchise businesses stood out in 2014.
  70. How The Internet Web Ad Industry Works

    Over the past 10 years, advertising strategies have evolved as a result of technological development as the internet has ...
  71. The Top Places For Retiring in Italy

    You don't need to be a Gucci to afford to retire in Italy, but saving money means finding a less-traveled spot. Start by ...
  72. Find The Best Personal Finance Software

    Should you pay for personal finance software or get it free? The best program for you depends on your needs and how private ...
  73. Margin Investing: Big Risk, Big Reward

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  74. Tinder to Start Swiping for Cash?

    For two years, Tinder has been able to stay afloat without relying on any kind of revenue stream. Now, the free match-making ...
  75. CapitalOne Quicksilver Vs. Citi Double Cash

    One offers higher rewards; the other has good rewards and is better if you travel and more generous on cash advances. Choose ...
  76. 6 Characteristics Of Successful Apps

    Not every new company or product makes it, but many successful startups share the following characteristics.
  77. Tips For Managing A Cash Windfall

    Many of us fantasize about winning a big lottery jackpot. Let’s say that actually happened? What would you do with the money? ...
  78. Mint.com: Top Free Tools To Track Your Money

    This website offers free tools and helpful videos for those needing to keep good track of their finances
  79. Visiting Tokyo And New York: How Costs Compare

    What visitors to these two great (but expensive) tourist meccas can expect to pay for hotel, meals and seeing the sights. ...
  80. The Pros And Cons Of Hulu, Netflix, And Amazon Instant Video

    A full comparison of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video.
  81. Planning Ahead for 2015's Tax Law Changes

    Increased 401(k) limits can help savers put away more money for retirement in 2015—but some new restrictions are coming for ...
  82. 5 Things Debt Collectors Can't Do To You

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. There's a long list of things debt collectors are banned from doing to you. ...
  83. Top Stock Market Apps For News Or Trading Or Both!

    When it comes to managing finances and tracking the markets on the go, there are a number of excellent apps that can be downloaded ...
  84. Top Forex Trading Apps

    A brief overview of the top apps that help forex traders with on time information, charts and more.
  85. Will Pandora And Spotify Disrupt Music Royalties?

    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  86. Are Advisors Off Alternatives?

    With stocks surging, financial advisers and their wealthy clients are asking why they should continue to bother with poorly ...
  87. How To Beat Off A Zombie Debt Collector

    Sounds like a bad horror movie, but it really could happen to you. Here's how to identify zombie debt and send collectors ...
  88. Inside Secrets Of The Debt Collection Business

    Understanding how the debt collection business works will give you a better chance of coming out ahead if you ever have to ...
  89. Tips For Managing Inflation In Retirement

    Even though inflation currently seems tame, it's still the worst enemy of retirees. Here are some tips to reduce its impact.
  90. How Social Security Will Change In 2015

    The average retiree’s check will rise by 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration says. And the ceiling on taxable ...
  91. How To Push Back Against A Debt Collector

    Debt collectors can be professional or nasty beyond belief. Here's how to fight back – and what your rights and obligations ...
  92. Putting Your Retirement Eggs in Several Baskets

    When trying to reduce the volatility of one's investments, it's good to diversify by varying one's portfolio assets or doing ...
  93. 5 Crucial Tips For Your Retirement Income Planning

    Here are strategies to ensure that your assets have staying power, and that your wealth-making years provide enough funds ...
  94. Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid ...
  95. ShopRite: Supermarket Model for Modern Shoppers?

    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  96. Top Credit Card Options For International Students

    It's tough to get a credit card when you move to the U.S. with no Social Security number and no American credit history. ...
  97. Resume Strategies To Get That Finance Job

    What to include – and leave out – to create the kind of resume that will get you the interview that lands you the job.
  98. Ways To Cut 401(k) Expenses

    You might need to be vigilant and a bit creative to lower overall 401(k) expenses, but the payoff can be big. Here's a quick ...
  99. Guidance On Pairing Annuities, Target Date Funds

    The Treasury and the IRS have issued new guidance on pairing annuities with target date funds. Here's a look.
  100. Money-Saving Tax Breaks For College Grads

    Even if you graduate from college with a heavy debt load – especially if you do – use these tax benefits to ease your transition ...
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