Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. Gift-Giving Etiquette

    Here's a look at how much you should spend and what you should give this holiday season.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. 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.
  8. How Inflation Affects Your Net Worth

    When calculating your net worth, don't forget to take inflation into account.
  9. 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.
  10. The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

    "Big Pharma" has faced many scandals. Here are some of the biggest and the fines that resulted.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 7 Tips For Outlet Mall Shopping

    Outlet malls can offer great deals. Here are some ways you can get the best deals when shopping.
  14. 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.
  15. Why You Should Embrace Online Shopping

    If you haven't shopped online before, you're missing out.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Pass On Wealth To Spread Holiday Cheer

    Find out why money can sometimes be the perfect gift.
  22. 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.
  23. How Credit Cards Will Change In 2013

    From new technology to improved safety features, here are some updates you can expect to see in 2013.
  24. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Retirement

    Just because you are comfortably in retirement, that doesn't mean you should stop keeping track of your net worth.
  25. How The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Your Net Worth

    With upcoming changes in tax rates, is your net worth going to be affected?
  26. Gifts For People You Aren't That Close To

    Finding a gift for a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your boss, or the postman can sometimes be a challenge.
  27. Should You Resell Toys At Christmas For Extra Money?

    It may put a few extra dollars in your pocket, but it isn't going to replace your primary source of income.
  28. 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.
  29. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

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

    Here's a look at how much the super-rich in the world are really worth.
  31. 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.
  32. Should You Poach Clients From Other Advisors?

    Make sure you know the laws before you seek out clients from other advisors. You could end up in hot water.
  33. 6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

    If you look in the right places, you can earn more as a freelancer than you would at a regular day job.
  34. How To Improve Net Worth By Decreasing Liabilities

    Here's an analysis of how to adjust liabilities and assets to improve net worth.
  35. What To Do If Your Company Cuts Your 401(k)

    IBM has made a move to not match 401(k) contributions each pay period. Instead, there will be a lump sum at the end of each year.
  36. Plethora Of 401(K) And IRA Changes Coming

    For investors, the recent rules changes governing both 401(K)s and IRAs can be seen as a big win for the little guy.
  37. Top 5 Business Alternatives To Facebook

    Social media marketing is an essential tool in business, but there are other resources other than Facebook.
  38. Money Saving Tips From Your Grandparents

    You can learn a lot from your elders, including how to save money.
  39. 3 Banking Moves You Should Make Before Traveling

    Putting your finances in order should be one of your top priorities before traveling out of the country.
  40. The Difference Between Being Fired And Resigning

    Here's a rundown of how the two scenarios differ and what you need to know about each.
  41. How To Make Money Busking

    You may be surprised to learn how much money buskers can make. However, it does require skill, and it's not begging.
  42. 8 Tips To Help You Control Holiday Spending

    These tips will have you singing "Joy to the World" well into the New Year.
  43. 8 Qualities That Make A Good Insurance Agent

    Insurance agents must possess each of the following qualities in order to be successful.
  44. Using Social Media To Reach Customer Service Departments

    Companies are increasingly using social media and this provides customers with another channel to receive customer service.
  45. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  46. The Link Between The Fed, Money, Debt And Taxes

    Assets on the Fed's balance sheet, money supply level, national debt level and economic production should be maintained in equilibrium.
  47. Help Your Clients Prepare For The Fiscal Cliff

    With the fiscal cliff fast approaching, financial advisors need to help prepare their clients for coming changes to their taxes.
  48. How To Spot Knockoff Labels And Fake Products

    Not every counterfeit item is as obvious as Adidos sneakers or Dolce & Banana handbags, so make sure you know these tips on how to tell fakes from the real deal.
  49. A History Of Apple Stock Increases

    Apple's innovative products are always in demand, but do Apple's product launches immediately lead to higher prices?
  50. 4 Business Partnership Mistakes To Avoid

    When two or more people get together to run a business, the odds of conflict and financial risk increase without the proper controls in place.
  51. How To Start A Charity

    Here's a detailed guide that provides the steps needed to start a charity.
  52. Homeowners Still Not Getting Money From $25-Billion Mortgage Settlement

    Was the recent mortgage settlement really worth it for homeowners, or are they still getting the short end of the stick?
  53. Tax Credit For Plan Expenses Incurred By Small Businesses

    Determine whether your business is eligible to claim a tax credit for establishing a retirement plan.
  54. 5 Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Finance And Investing

    The game of Monopoly can increase your chances of having a better and useful understanding of prudent financial and investment principles.
  55. How To Get A Relocation Allowance

    If you are required to move for a job, here are some tips on how you can receive a relocation allowance from your employer.
  56. How To Recommend A Stock

    Here are the nuts and bolts of performing a thorough analysis and learning how to recommend a potentially lucrative stock.
  57. Are Distressed Homes Worth Buying?

    Here's a look at whether it is a good idea to buy a rundown home to repair for profit.
  58. After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    Accumulating post-tax assets can work to your advantage. Find out how.
  59. Why Credit Card Debt Levels Are Rising

    From increased spending to interest rates, here are some reasons American's credit card debt levels are still rising.
  60. Varieties Of Brokers And How To Pick The Best One

    Figuring out what kind of broker to use can be a daunting task. The key is figuring out just how much help you need.
  61. Savings Plans That Can Make Good Christmas Gifts For Kids

    With consumer debt levels rising throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world, there is a growing need to teach children how to live within their means and understand the wider value of money.
  62. Who Does The Current Tax Code Benefit?

    Are the non-workers benefiting from the current tax code in any way or is it the wealthy who are still getting the big breaks?
  63. Retirement Plan Tax Form 5329: When To File

    Read this if you've taken early distributions or owe excess-contribution or excess-accumulation penalties.
  64. How To Determine Your Business' Target Market

    Given that the U.S. has seen its prosperity ranking slip during 2012, this article looks at the importance of defining a target market and how best to achieve this.
  65. Saver's Tax Credit: A Retirement Savings Incentive

    Here's another reason to put money toward your retirement nest egg.
  66. Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Feeling overwhelmed by rising oil prices? We offer some tips that will save you money.
  67. Benefits Of Paying Off Your Mortgage

    Paying off your mortgage in a reasonable amount of time can result in financial security and freedom.
  68. Is A Retirement Career Right For You?

    More and more people are realizing they must work part time during retirement. Here's a look at if you might have to.
  69. Who Benefits From ETFs In 529 Plans?

    With more states adding exchange traded funds to their 529 plans, the benefactors will be investors and their lower student loan bills.
  70. Should Sports Teams Receive Tax Breaks?

    Here are some of the costs, pros and cons of sports teams receiving tax breaks.
  71. Are You Mature Enough To Buy A Home?

    Owning a home is a big responsibility. Here is a look of some basic things you will need to be able to accomplish if you plan on owning a home.
  72. Why You Shouldn't Die In 2013

    Increases in estate tax rates and possible fiscal cliff implications will make things more difficult when it comes to arrangements for your death.
  73. Retirement Plan Tax Form 8606: When To File

    If you have a Roth IRA, you are responsible for keeping track of your pretax versus after-tax assets.
  74. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: 5 Reasons The Fiscal Cliff Matters This Holiday Season

    The fiscal cliff could affect holiday shopping, holiday travel and employment.
  75. Avoiding Too Much Tax On Your Distributions

    IRA assets can't be taxed twice - find out how to avoid paying the second time around.
  76. Overlooked Tax Deductions For 2012

    From jury duty to student loan interest, here are some deductions for 2012 that people may overlook.
  77. The Finances Of The Global Middle Class

    Here's a look at the salaries and expenses of the middle class around the world.
  78. How To Succeed In Your Next Performance Review

    From being prepared to self-evaluating, here are some tips to help you succeed in your next performance review.
  79. Biggest Layoffs Of All Time

    Even profitable and successful companies are sometimes forced to lay off employees. Here of some of the most prolific examples of major layoffs.
  80. Is Striking The Best Option?

    Sometimes striking can do more harm than good. Here are a few examples where things have gone from bad to worse.
  81. What Lotto Winners Spend Their Money On

    From dream homes to cars, here's a breakdown of the personal finances and spending habits of lottery winners.
  82. 3 Best And Worst Gift Cards For 2012

    Here are the gift cards that offer the best deals and those that aren't worth your money.
  83. Analyze Cash Flow The Easy Way

    Find out how to analyze the way a company spends its money to determine whether there will be any money left for investors.
  84. How To Make Your Holiday Giving Count

    With so many nonprofits to choose from, how do you know where to send your charitable dollars?
  85. Average Cost Of An American Christmas

    Here's a look at how much the average American family is expected to spend this holiday season.
  86. Tax Treatment Of Ineligible IRA Rollovers

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  87. How IRA Contributions Affect Your Taxes

    Learn how to work with the tax man to avoid getting gouged when you convert your plans.
  88. 3 Jobs Few People Want

    Despite the unemployment rates in the U.S., few people want to do these jobs.
  89. Beware These Disaster-Related Scams

    Con artists prey on the weak. Those who just survived a natural disaster can be easy targets.
  90. How To Sell Stock In Your Company

    Selling even a small part of your business is a serious undertaking. Discover the options available to you.
  91. How To Use The 4-Box Strategy For Retirement Income

    In today's volatile market, Generation X can't sit around waiting for things to improve. Gen X must implement innovative strategies for retirement planning.
  92. Clearing Up Tax Confusion For College Savings Accounts

    Put your kids through school without being hounded by the tax man.
  93. Analyzing Retail Stocks

    To analyze retail stocks, investors need to be aware of the most common metrics used. Find out what they are.
  94. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
  95. Why Cyber Monday Is Better Than Black Friday

    Cyber Monday surpasses Black Friday because of its free shipping offers and superior sales.
  96. The Rise Of For-Women Advisor Practices

    For-women financial advisory firms help women navigate life changes such as marriage, children, retirement and widowhood.
  97. Female Managers Can Raise Share Values

    Women are quite capable of proving their worth in raising corporate value through various financial, managerial and human capabilities.
  98. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  99. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  100. Small Business Financing: Debt Or Equity?

    There are two sources of financing for small businesses: debt and equity financing. This article explains both.
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