Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why A High-Yield Dividend May Not Be Sustainable?

    Dividend stocks are the foundation from which great retirement portfolios are built, and they serve multiple purposes for ...
  2. The Fundamentals Of Abenomics

    Abenomics is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive, three-pillared economic policy.
  3. How Instagram Makes Money

    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  4. 10 Hottest Startups In 2015

    Check out these 10 hot startup companies that will rock the world in 2015.
  5. Why Is Deflation Bad For The Economy?

    While some inflation is good for economic growth, when prices begin to fall after an economic downturn, deflation may set ...
  6. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  7. Strategic Bathroom Enhancements With Huge Returns

    Even modest investments to improve a small bathroom can yield considerable rewards.
  8. Is Rite Aid Sustaining Its Positive Streak?

    Rite Aid Corp makes progress on profitability and after years of restructuring and consolidation began making investments ...
  9. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  10. NVIDIA Wants A Seat In Your Living Room

    Graphics specialist NVIDIA continues its ongoing shift away from mobile devices, and it has made it clear that it is no longer ...
  11. 5 Things You Need For A Good Credit Score

    How good a credit score you have depends on 5 factors. What they are and what it takes to better your credit rating if it's ...
  12. Is It Wrong To Ignore This Chance For 3D Systems?

    It was painful to invest in 3D Systems last year. The stock has been cut in half over worries that the company's spending ...
  13. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  14. Best Resumes For MBA Applications

    Which resume will win the heart of the B-school dean of admissions? Never mind laying on the charm, get to the point – forcefully. ...
  15. 2015's Top Checking Account Promotions

    Open a checking account in 2015 and the bank could give you a cash bonus. Check out these top offers.
  16. Use Your Credit Card To Boost Your Credit Score

    Misusing credit cards can blow your credit – but using them well can boost your score. How to grow a history, fix bad credit, ...
  17. How to Transition Your Client Into Retirement

    The first step into retirement is a big one. Here are tips on how to help your clients transition from earning to drawdown.
  18. An Emerging Relationship: Tech Startups & Marijuana

    An increasing number of funding platforms are emerging to support marijuana start-ups, although the marijuana industry is ...
  19. The Top Ten Economic Indicators In The UK

    We list below ten key economic indicators for the United Kingdom, the world’s 6th-largest economy.
  20. Which Degree Is Better For A Business Career?

    Business administration and finance degrees can both lead to good jobs. Finance builds more quantitative skills, administration ...
  21. Is SodaStream Ready For A Come Back?

    It's not easy to be a SodaStream investor. The once-fizzy market has gone flat, shedding roughly three-quarters of its value ...
  22. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  23. 2015's Best Balance Transfer Credit Card Promotions

    Trying to pay off a credit card balance at too high an interest rate? You might save a good chunk of cash with one of these ...
  24. Best Checking Accounts For Couples

    Being a couple, especially if you both have jobs, can help you qualify for benefits and fee waivers that would be tougher ...
  25. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate trends have eaten into profitability ...
  26. Is Prospect Capital Exposed To Elevated Losses?

    According to a federal government report, the quality of leveraged loans has begun to deteriorate. Prospect Capital specializes ...
  27. Best Books For Entrepeneurs

    Entrepreneurs wear many hats. Here are books that will help you find and manage talent, provide ultimate customer service, ...
  28. World's Top 10 Internet Companies

    Investopedia has compiled a list of the top 10 Internet companies in the world based on revenue and market cap.
  29. Is An MBA The Best Bet For Finance, Econ Students?

    An MBA offers a fairly comprehensive business education, while a master's program in finance or economics focuses on a more ...
  30. Resume How-to's For Teachers

    Resume skills are important for every teacher whether you're just starting out or mid-career. Use these pointers.
  31. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  32. Why Mutual Funds Lose Their Five-Star Ratings?

    Ratings help people feel confident about their decision before purchasing. Morningstar’s rating system helps people to find ...
  33. What Could Be The Outcome For Opko Health?

    Investors have pinned high hopes on Opko Health , a development-stage healthcare company spearheaded by billionaire healthcare ...
  34. How Will Chesapeake Energy Create Value?

    A few years ago, Chesapeake Energy's bloated balance sheet forced it to sell off assets at fire-sale prices and fund its ...
  35. Why Is SolarCity A Growing Stock?

    SolarCity's stock may be down about 40% in the last 12 months, but its underlying business is growing rapidly.
  36. What's DISH’s Strategic Direction In The Industry?

    Telecommunications industry has evolved from being a backwater of ultra-conservative utility-like stocks to a high-growth ...
  37. How Chimera Investment Bear The Brunt Of REITst?

    Following the financial crisis, REITs that specialized in investing in mortgage-backed securities produced huge gains for ...
  38. Asia's Safest (And Not That Costly) Countries

    Even Asia's safest countries are affordable, at least compared to New York City. The bargain is Malaysia, though tourists ...
  39. Why Should Investors Read The Annual Reports?

    All investors should read each year the annual report from their top stocks, which contains valuable information and facts ...
  40. Smart Resumes For The Fashion Industry

    Here's what your need to know to tailor your resume to the fashion job you want.
  41. Budget Travel: Europe's Cheapest Countries

    Even with a strong dollar, Europe is pricey. Head east and you'll find four EU countries that deliver scenery, adventures ...
  42. New 401(k) Pension Rollover Rule: Pros and Cons

    Is the new rule allowing participants to roll their 401(k) balances into pensions a good idea?
  43. Is 3D Systems Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity?

    It's not easy to find stocks that have sold off in the past year, but 3D Systems's shares have taken a nosedive in the beginning ...
  44. Reverse Mortgages: How To Find A Good One

    Finding a reverse mortgage generally means using a lender that specializes in them. Here's how to find a reputable one.
  45. How Are Interest Rates Affecting Annaly Cap Mgmt?

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage REIT's strategy of hedging its exposure ...
  46. The Top 4 Discount Travel Websites

    Planning a trip? Find out how to save on airfare, hotels, rental cars and more.
  47. How Safe Is Traveling To Colombia?

    Colombia was a violent country in the 1980s and 1990s. Is it now safe for tourists to visit its mountains, beaches and lush ...
  48. Mortgage Faceoff: Bank of America Vs. Wells Fargo

    Which bank offers the better mortgage deal? Here's how they compare on two popular types of mortgage.
  49. Are You Investing With A Purpose?

    We all appreciate having a wide variety of investing choices, but a random collection of investments does not make an investing ...
  50. What Will It Cost To Study Abroad in Florence?

    The career payoffs for study abroad can be huge, but can you afford it? Here's a rundown of what you'll need to budget for ...
  51. #1 Country For Tech Start-Ups: U.S.A

    U.S. tech companies are receiving increased levels of investor funding. In 2014, the number of mega-deals for such ventures ...
  52. Multiple Myeloma: A Growing Market For Treatment

    American and European regulators have given Celgene Corporation the OK to begin marketing its top-selling myeloma drug Revlimid ...
  53. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage?

    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  54. Best Checking Accounts For College Students

    Student checking accounts avoid the high fees and minimum balances of some other accounts. Here's how to evaluate offers ...
  55. Life Insurance: How Much Does Age Raise Your Rate?

    If you need life insurance, try to get it before your next birthday. Here's why.
  56. Give Yourself More Options With Real Estate Options

    Real estate options have many benefits, including a smaller initial capital requirement.
  57. Go To College Or Become An Entrepreneur?

    The rising cost of higher education and high unemployment rate following the Great Recession has caused many young people ...
  58. Does A Junk Rating Reflect Russia's Fundamentals?

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does ...
  59. Figuring Out How To Cover Your Liability Bases

    Whenever we talk about the asset-liability approach to portfolio management (ALM), the concepts of immunization and cash ...
  60. What Would Happen If Interest Rates Rise?

    This time around, while U.S. long-term yields have rebounded from their January lows, rates have generally been lower than ...
  61. Visiting Las Vegas? 5 Money Saving Tips

    What "stays in Vegas" shouldn't include more of your money than necessary. Some ways to keep your Vegas budget within limits; ...
  62. Best Checking Accounts For Small Businesses

    What you need to know to choose the best checking account for your small business – and where to look.
  63. Which Is Better? Tax Preparer Or Tax Software

    Every taxpayer – and every year – is different, so here are four factors to help you decide whether a tax pro or software ...
  64. Free Community College: How Would It Work?

    Semi-timely article on how a free community would work on the proposal provided by Obama not to charge on free community ...
  65. 7 Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions

    Don't pay more taxes than you have to because you've missed taking legitimate tax deductions. Here are just a few you may ...
  66. Active Funds: Getting What You Are Paying For?

    Fund investing could have hidden costs that can potentially make a big impact on your final return, particularly over the ...
  67. Healthcare: What Are You Really Paying For?

    Long-term care costs rise fast and long-term care providers bundle services together, making it tougher for families to understand ...
  68. Getting U.S. Tax Deductions On Foreign Real Estate

    If your home or second home is not in the United States, you can still get U.S. tax deductions. How many and what kind depends ...
  69. 4 Myths You Don’t Know About Medicare

    Here are four common misconceptions about Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance program for people who are ...
  70. MBA Vs. Executive MBA: Which Is For You?

    What's the difference between these degrees in cost and in value? Here's help in making your choice.
  71. Strategies To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement indexes are designed to estimate how much an investor would need to have saved today to generate annual income ...
  72. How Pinterest Makes Money

    Unlike other social platforms, Pinterest actually caters to people who want more stuff.
  73. Taxes: H&R Block Vs. TurboTax Vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  74. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  75. Filling Out Form 4562: Investopedia Explains

    Step-by-step, how to fill out the depreciation and amortization form for your business tax return.
  76. How to Make Money with YouTube

    YouTube is the third most visited site in the world, and numerous people are making money thanks to the site's popularity. ...
  77. Where the World's Best Savers Live

    The 10 countries where the world's best savers live.
  78. How To Become a Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst

    Specializing in structured or derivative credit products like mortgage-backed securities requires education and prior experience ...
  79. The Worst Place to Exchange Currency

    Exchanging currency is a necessary part of traveling, but not all currency exchanges are created equal.
  80. The 5 Best Fortune 500 Mentorship Programs

    These top Fortune 500 companies offer mentorship programs to recent graduates.
  81. Tapping Retirement Funds Early – Without A Penalty

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  82. Which NFL Franchise is Worth the Most (and Why)?

    What is the most valuable franchise in the NFL? Are any other franchises close to the top dog? Where does your favorite team ...
  83. 4 Tax-Free Muni Bond ETFs to Consider

    Tax free municipal bond ETFs are an excellent way to build wealth slowly. Here are 4 you should consider.
  84. Which Are The Best Credit Cards To Take To China?

    Credit cards are now much more widely accepted in China – and one issuer leads the pack, due to its deal with China UnionPay, ...
  85. Are You An Investor Seeking For More Income?

    For income-seeking investors, it's hard to turn down a double-digit dividend yield like that of Prospect Capital Corporation ...
  86. 3 Major Risks For Annaly’s Investors

    Thanks to its double-digit dividend yield, Annaly Capital Management has long been a favorite among income-seeking investors. ...
  87. Looking To Invest In the Third-Largest Pharmacy?

    Rite Aid Corporation's $4 billion purchase of the Eckerd retail pharmacy chain during the Great Recession might not have ...
  88. The Best Free Tax-Prep Software For April 15, 2015

    Filing state taxes online costs money, but many platforms let you file simple federal returns free. Some support more complex ...
  89. Ready To Invest In Financial Leverage Funds?

    Whenever you invest in a leveraged financial fund or are thinking about doing so, it's important to know the risks that could ...
  90. Why Should Investors Be Wary Of Organovo?

    Few industries are as hit-or-miss as healthcare. Depending upon the success of a company's drug or device pipeline, your ...
  91. How To Invest Sirius XM Holdings Successfully?

    Sirius XM Holdings wasn't a very exciting stock last year. Let's go over some of the things that need to get right if it ...
  92. How Your Government's Budgetary Decisions Impact the Public Sector

    Issues facing the public sector are not unlike some issues facing America’s oldest and largest companies, but with larger ...
  93. Why Auto-Enrollment Will Save Your Retirement

    Savers need all the help they can get, even if it amounts to an offer they can't refuse. That's why the biggest improvement ...
  94. Retirement Planning Essentials for Your Clients

    You may have heard these retirement planning tips before, but has your client actually put them into action yet?
  95. The Best City to Become An Entrepreneur Is What?!

    These four U.S. cities form a new landscape of cities that nurture the entrepreneurial spirit.
  96. Which Robo-Advisor is Right for You?

    Which robo-advisor is right for you? There are many factors to consider, including breadth of services, ease of use and cost.
  97. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  98. Succession Tips for Advising Family Businesses

    While family businesses present great opportunity for financial advisors, advising them goes well beyond managing assets ...
  99. 3 Last-Minute Moves To Lower Your 2014 Tax Bill

    The 2014 tax year may be over, but it's still not too late to find some last-minute deductions. Act now!
  100. Key Home Upgrades That Make Or Break The Deal

    When making a home purchase, pay attention to key features of the home that either should meet a certain standard or should ...
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