Personal Finance Articles

  1. How To Select A Financial Advisor

    Understanding one's own needs and what different advisors do are critical elements in the selection process.
  2. When Young Athletes Receive Too Much Money Too Soon

    Not every sports prodigy enjoys a long and successful career.
  3. Things You Didn't Know Could Get You Fired

    You can be fired for a number of reasons not yet outlined in your company handbook.
  4. How Disasters Can Benefit Small Businesses

    Sales of disaster supplies and an increased number of consumers purchasing supplies can lead to small businesses actually benefiting from some natural disasters.
  5. U.S. Cities With The Largest Parking Fines

    You should think twice before parking in the wrong spot or parking incorrectly in these cities.
  6. Does Black Friday Shopping Really Save You Money?

    Whether Black Friday is a good day to shop and get deals really depends on what type of shopper you are.
  7. The Best Black Friday Deals For 2012

    How much money they spend is an important thing for consumers to consider. With Black Friday around the corner, here are some of the places to save the most.
  8. How To Qualify For The Home-Office Tax Deduction

    Homebodies can save big on their tax bill. Learn how to get in on the action.
  9. How To Pick Valuable Online Classes

    Gurus all over the place are setting up online classes and seminars. How do you know which online classes are worth paying for?
  10. 6 Small Business Tax Changes For 2012

    Read on to find out what deductions, incentives and other tax laws have changed this year.
  11. 3 Richest Pirates Of All Time

    Most pirates died young and penniless, but these intrepid buccaneers looted enough booty to amass impressive personal fortunes.
  12. How Much Will Hurricane Sandy Cost Insurance Companies?

    Hurricane Sandy's economic cost is staggering, but insurance companies will be paying out less than you might think.
  13. How Property Taxes Are Calculated

    Understanding how property taxes work will ensure that you won't be overcharged.
  14. How Lender Overlays Prevent Mortgages

    Loan applications are increasingly being rejected because of lender overlays.
  15. Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  16. Present Your Clients With A Year-End Review

    If you want to build a better rapport with your clients, this is a good place to start.
  17. Tax Advice For Victims Of Superstorm Sandy

    As the eastern part of the United States cleans and rebuilds, tax-related issues are sure to arise for the millions affected by the storm.
  18. IRA Contributions: Deductions and Tax Credits

    We outline the incentives and help you take full advantage of the benefits.
  19. Reasons Not To Change Careers In 2013

    Now might not be the best time to change careers. Find out why.
  20. Introduction To Incentive Stock Options

    Here are some basic highlights of how ISOs work and the ways they can be used.
  21. 5 Career-Changing Mistakes

    Changing careers can help you achieve life goals, but making a quick change for the wrong reasons can lead to disappointment.
  22. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  23. The Best Applications For Online Trading

    This article looks at technology in the financial market and the use of online applications.
  24. Best Layaway Plans For 2012

    Layaway programs allow consumers to place items on hold until the customer pays off his or her balance.
  25. Strategies To Reduce Pain At The Pump

    Here's a look at why gas prices are so high and how that can be changed in the U.S.
  26. How Divorce Can Adversely Affect The Economy

    Divorce not only affects the people involved, it also affects the nation's economy.
  27. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  28. College Degrees Of The 1%

    Find out which college majors give you the best odds of joining the wealthiest percentile of Americans.
  29. Why Insourcing Is Appealing To Businesses In 2012

    With insourcing the latest trend in the employment market, we look at whether it is sustainable in such a stark economic climate.
  30. Is The IPad Mini Worth The Money?

    Here's a look into Apple's attempt at cornering the low-price tablet market and whether the features and price of the iPad mini stack up to competitors.
  31. Tax-Saving Advice For IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
  32. How After-Tax Rollovers Affect Your IRA

    Consolidating retirement assets? Make sure you account for pre-tax and after-tax assets separately.
  33. The Hidden Costs Of Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving dinner can be expensive, but if you follow these tips, you will save while putting on a great meal.
  34. The Benefits Of Retiring Later

    Not only does retiring later give you more time to build your retirement nest eggs, but it may also keep you healthy.
  35. Obama And Romney's Education Policies Compared

    As the presidential election draws near, the candidates have further defined their positions on many issues, including education.
  36. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  37. The High Price Of Speeding

    Speeding can come at a cost that goes well beyond one driver and one ticket.
  38. How To Avoid Going Broke After Retirement

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  39. How Much You Should Pay Your Kids For Allowance

    The real purpose of an allowance should be to teach your child how to manage money effectively.
  40. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

    Read on to find business tips to make your dream a reality.
  41. Emergency Funds That Are Right For Your Tax Bracket

    How much you need to sock away depends on how much money you'll need down the road.
  42. Know Your Rights At Work

    David Siegel of Westgate Resorts says he'd fire his employees if Obama wins. Can labor laws protect employees from this?
  43. Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education

    RESPs and other grants help parents save for post-secondary education for their children.
  44. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  45. Simple Ways To Save In Retirement

    Balance saving and spending in your golden years with these simple tips.
  46. Child Care Across The Country

    Some states require much larger child care budgets than others.
  47. Expensive Ways To Celebrate Halloween

    You could have a great Halloween celebration with these ideas and a lot of cash.
  48. How To Cash In Your Heirlooms

    Learn how to make the most money from your family treasures without getting ripped off.
  49. Weave Your Own Retirement Safety Net

    Build savings to support yourself in case pension plans and Social Security fall through.
  50. Athletes Who Make More From Endorsements Than Sports

    When an athlete becomes a one-person brand, he or she can make more from endorsements than the sport he or she is famous for playing.
  51. Most Expensive Cell Phones On The Market

    The iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Droid Razr Maxx HD are three of the most expensive cell phones on the market.
  52. Cars That Depreciate The Least

    Here are some of the top vehicles to buy if you're looking to keep the residual value of the vehicle high after a number of years.
  53. 6 Ways To Make Your Home More Enticing To Buyers

    The real estate market is on the recovery, and there are ways you can ensure your home sells faster and for the price you want.
  54. 5 Most Overpriced Car Repairs

    Doing these common repairs and maintenance tasks yourself instead of seeing a mechanic can save you a lot of money.
  55. Corporations Kicked From The Dow Jones

    The Dow measures the economic condition of the United States. Here are some corporations that have fallen out of favor.
  56. How To Save With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

    Energy-efficient home improvements such as insulation and CFL lightbulbs can save you money.
  57. Do The Political Opinions Of Celebrities Matter?

    Celebrities have run the gamut when it comes to adopting political positions. Find out if they make a difference.
  58. How Taxpayers Can Do A Legal Wash Sale

    The wash sale rule can result in the disallowance of a much-needed deduction. Here you can learn what constitutes a wash sale and how to avoid it.
  59. Relationships And Retirement Planning

    Older couples have many things to consider when it comes to financial planning, including wills and estate planning.
  60. A Primer On Inflation

    Inflation has a negative connotation, but is it all bad or does it offer some tangible benefits?
  61. Evaluating Retained Earnings: What Gets Kept Counts

    A company's retained earnings matter. Be investment-savvy and learn how to analyze this often overlooked information.
  62. Analyzing A Bank's Financial Statements

    A careful review of a bank's financial statements can help you identify key factors in a potential investment.
  63. You Might Be Eligible For An E-Book Refund

    Due to a court settlement, some Kindle users may be entitled to a refund on some e-books.
  64. Saving For Retirement When You're Not Working

    Lack of full-time employment can make saving for retirement more difficult, but there are some vehicles that can help.
  65. Are CEOs Built Or Born?

    Is the ability to lead inborn or developed through life experience?
  66. Guaranteed Retirement Income In Any Market

    By laddering annuities, you can be sure you'll have income no matter what the market does.
  67. 7 Counterintuitive Retirement Strategies That Work

    We address seven investment misconceptions, and how you can make your retirement plan make sense.
  68. Is Kickstarter A Viable Platform For Business Startups?

    This article assesses the merits of Kickstarter, the risks involved and whether it is viable for serious investors.
  69. Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  70. Businesses You Can Start For Under $1,000

    Freelance writing and consulting are just some of the small businesses that you can start with less than $1,000.
  71. Loopholes In The Dodd-Frank Act

    Certain aspects of Dodd-Frank should be re-examined for their effectiveness.
  72. Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Cramming

    When your cell phone bill is higher that it should be or contains unauthorized charges, it's called cramming. Here's how to stop it.
  73. The Economics Of Postseason Baseball

    Find out how big league baseball divvies up the extra revenue that comes from postseason games.
  74. Cars That Depreciate In Value The Most

    You can't avoid depreciation on your car, but you can avoid certain models that depreciate in value a lot.
  75. The Best-Selling Artists Of Past Decades

    Here's a look at the musicians who sold more records than anyone else during each of the past six decades.
  76. The Business Of Conspiracy Theories

    Some famous conspiracy theorists do make money from their theories, but most are left to spout their claims on unpaid blogs.
  77. 7 Tools For Rebuilding Retirement Savings

    If your nest egg has taken a hit, these conservative investments could help get you back on track.
  78. Budgeting As A Single Parent

    Here are some tips to help single parents raise their kids on a more comfortable budget.
  79. Beware Of Company Stock In Qualified Plans

    While this strategy does have a few advantages, it can also pose some substantial risks to employees.
  80. How Much Americans Spend On Halloween

    Americans spend a lot on Halloween. Here's a look at what the average person spends money on during the holiday and some examples of expensive costumes.
  81. 4 Most Expensive Homes In America

    These luxurious homes are exclusively for the one percenters. Each property sold for huge sums and features extravagant renovations.
  82. How Often Should You Contact Clients?

    Figuring out how often an investment advisor should contact clients is not easy.
  83. The Evolution Of The Coca-Cola Brand

    Coke recently retired its 6.5 ounce returnable glass bottles. What other changes has Coke made throughout its history?
  84. How Much 20-Somethings Should Save For Retirement

    Here is an outline of how you should save for retirement when you are in your 20s.
  85. Companies That Mock Others In Ads

    Competing companies will go to great lengths to convince consumers their products are the best. This includes ad campaigns mocking competitors.
  86. How Technology Is Replacing Workers

    Technology and robotics have advanced so much in the last few decades that human workers are now starting to be replaced in some jobs.
  87. Overcome The Retirement "Gender Gap"

    Learn why many women's post-work saving plans fall behind and what they can do to catch up.
  88. Analyzing Operating Margins

    Find out how to put this important component of equity analysis to work for you.
  89. Most Expensive Haunted Houses

    These houses are reportedly haunted. They also happened to have sold for a lot of money.
  90. Mac To The Future

    Here is a history of Apple products and how the products have evolved over the years.
  91. Retire Independently In A Retirement Community

    Naturally occurring retirement communities can provide a place for retirees to live independent, social lives.
  92. One-Person Businesses You Can Start Quickly

    Here is a list of professions you can quickly enter with an average-sized to large investment.
  93. Financial Certifications With The Best ROI

    These certifications will land you a long, profitable career for an affordable price.
  94. Animals That Can Replace You At Your Job

    Have you ever thought a monkey could do your job? Well, maybe it could. Here are some ways animals are replacing people at work.
  95. The Effect Of Drastic Brand And Logo Transformations

    Company performance can sometimes be affected by major marketing and advertising strategies.
  96. Failing Brands That Got A Turnaround From Celebs

    History has shown that an endorsement from the right celebrity can save an ailing brand.
  97. $1 Salaried CEOs Making Millions

    Some CEOs who are paid $1 annually are actually among the highest-paid when all forms of compensation are taken into account.
  98. Evaluating A Statement Of Cash Flows

    The metrics for the Statement of Cash Flows is best viewed over time.
  99. Pro Athletes And Their Bad Money Habits

    These athletes earned a lot, but they spent too much.
  100. Year-End Tips For Your Retirement Plan

    To avoid penalties or missed opportunities, make sure you know which transactions must be completed by December 31.
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