James E. McWhinney

James E. McWhinney

James McWhinney has been a professional writer for nearly two decades. He has worked for many of the nation's top mutual fund providers and banks in addition to numerous magazines, websites and other publications. He specializes in financial services and travel.

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  1.  Investors often spend decades working and saving in an effort to build a nest egg for retirement. During that time, their primary investment goal is to see their assets grow. When retirement finally arrives, the investment goal often changes from seeking to grow assets to using those assets to generate income.
    Retirement

    The Best Way To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    If you're near retirement or already there, it's time to change your investment goals from growing assets to using them to generate income. Here's how.
  2. The Nordic countries' (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark) high living standards and low income disparity have captured the world’s attention.
    Economics

    The Nordic Model: Pros and Cons

    The Nordic countries' (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark) high living standards and low income disparity have captured the world’s attention.
  3. Credit & Loans

    4 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  4. Insurance

    ARMed And Dangerous

    In a climate of rising interest rates, having an adjustable-rate mortgage can be risky.
  5. Home & Auto

    Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  6. Insurance

    Identity Theft: How To Avoid It

    Don't be a victim of this disturbing crime. Get insight into how perpetrators commit this form of fraud.
  7. Quantitative analysis provides certainty.
    Investing Basics

    A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    All of the potential highs, lows, and sentiments associated with investing can overshadow the ultimate goal—making money. The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers ...
  8. Investing News

    Will Bitcoin And Walmart Force Western Union To Change Its ...

    Western Union is recognized across the globe for providing a fast, efficient way to move money. Just walk into a Western Union office and you can transfer money to friends, relatives or business partners ...
  9. Economics

    How Budget Sequestration Affects You

    Sequestration became a household word in 2011, but neither the term, the concept or the controversy surrounding the topic are new.
  10. Savings

    WaterSense: Saving Water And Money

    With a few simple updates, you could be saving on your annual water expenses.
  11. Credit & Loans

    Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  12. Consumers who compare their credit scores across the three agencies may find that the numbers don’t always match.
    Credit & Loans

    The Top Credit Reporting Bureaus: How Different?

    Consumers who compare their credit scores across the three agencies may find that the numbers don’t always match.
  13. A good credit rating can make your life simpler in almost every way.
    Credit & Loans

    10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Report

    A good credit rating can make your life simpler in almost every way. Here's how to build up yours – and repair it if times get tough.
  14. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Investing In Commodities Without the Hassle: Try Commodity ...

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in commodities offer a convenient, low cost way to access the commodities markets.
  15. What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
    Credit & Loans

    What Lenders Look At On Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
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