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. Retirement Planning

    The Best Way To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement means changing your investment goals from growing assets to generating income. Here's how.
  2. Retirement Planning

    Find Happiness By Altering Life Benchmarks

    Find out how to alter your aspirations and still meet your goals.
  3. ETFs

    Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  4. ETFs

    Wrap It Up: Terms And Benefits Of Managed Money

    Find out if you should have your money managed by professionals.
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    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.
  6. Budgeting & Savings

    Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  8. Budgeting & Savings

    Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  9. Taxes

    Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  10. Financial Analysis

    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.
  11. Financial Analysis

    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.
  12. Alternative Investments

    Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  13. Retirement Planning

    Introduction to Social Security

    You've probably contributed to this fund, but will you reap the benefits? Find out here.
  14. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Healthcare Credit Cards: Easy but Risky

    Do you need help paying for a medical procedure? Are you struggling with medical copayments? A healthcare credit card can help if you use it wisely.
  15. Retirement Planning

    Change These 5 Habits & Build Up Your Nest Egg

    Saving for retirement is a long-term goal. See if any of these five easy-to-get-into habits are quietly undermining your ability to save for retirement.
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