Personal Finance

  1. What's More Important for Parents Than a 529 Plan?

    When it comes to parenthood, there are three things that are more important than a 529 account.
  2. Does Zest Health Really Save You Money?

    Zest Health is a Chicago-based consumer-focused mobile health provider that helps consumers make smarter, more cost-effective ...
  3. How Your Health Savings Account Can Be a Tax Shelter

    For those that can afford it, the HSA is a powerful tax shelter. Here's why.
  4. Combined Physical Damage Coverage

    Combined physical damage coverage is an auto insurance policy designed to provide coverage against damages caused by collisions ...
  5. Sunrise Provision

    Sunrise provision is a contract provision that extends coverage to events that occurred before the contract was signed.
  6. 5 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Life (Insurance)

    Don't let these simple errors leave you unprotected. Read on to learn more.
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  1. Mortgage

    A debt instrument, secured by the collateral of specified real estate property, that the borrower is obliged to pay back ...
  2. 4 Risky Moves People Are Making to Buy a Home

    A new study from Owners.com suggests that Americans may be willing to make some risky moves to buy a home in 2017. Here are ...
  3. 9 Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the Bay Area

    There are a number of gentrifying neighborhoods in the Bay Area, which is home to some of the highest rents and home prices ...
  4. 5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. Know what's illegal.
  5. Should You Let Turbo Tax Share Your Data?

    Should you let TurboTax share your data? Possible reward: great deals on student loan refinancing. But there are issues.
  6. Loan-To-Value Ratio - LTV Ratio

    A lending risk assessment ratio that financial institutions and others lenders examine before approving a mortgage.
  1. Spotify

    Spotify's music streaming service has upended the industry and is now a rival to Apple
  2. Dropbox Inc.

    Dropbox's cloud service has transformed how users store data, with 1.2 billion files saved daily
  3. Terri Kallsen: Investopedia Profile

    As Executive Vice President of Charles Schwab's Investor Services, Terri Kallsen oversees Schwab’s branch network, Independent ...
  4. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

    SpaceX satellite: The company founded by Elon Musk has created a new era in space travel
  5. Swift Capital Review: A Safe Loan for Businesses?

    In this Swift Capital review, find out how these short-term operating loans work for small businesses – and whether they're ...
  6. Michael Green on Volatility

    As a former manager at Canyon Partners and Bain Capital, Michael Green‘s approach to valuation and the macro world is rooted ...
  1. Art of the 'Steal': How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

    This is how Donald Trump’s accountants most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
  2. Selling Employee Stock Purchase Plan Shares

    An in-depth look at how qualified sales of employee stock purchase plan shares work, and the tax consequences under different ...
  3. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  4. Keynesian Put

    A Keynesian Put is the expectation that markets and the economy will be supported by fiscal policy stimulus measures.
  5. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401 (K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  6. How to Make the Most of Your RMDs

    Approaching the age at which you must start taking RMDs? If you don't need the funds now, here are some sound strategies ...
  1. How a HELOC Fixed-Rate Option Works

    This product is essentially a home-equity loan and home equity line of credit (HELOC) hybrid, and it has its own quirks, ...
  2. What are the Differences Between a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and a Home Equity Loan?

    Learn the differences between a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, and find out how to select the one that ...
  3. How to Get a Loan to Flip a House

    If you want to get into house flipping but don't have the cash to invest, read on for options.
  4. Foreclose on High Housing Prices

    Foreclosed homes may be financially appealing, but there are many obstacles to consider before buying.
  5. Economics of Owning a Beach House

    Discover how property taxes, insurance costs, climate and other risks can affect the cost of owning a beach house and what ...
  6. How to Get the Most out of Your HELOC

    A home equity line of credit allows you to leverage your home for different reasons. Here are three ways to get the most ...
  1. The Retired Person's Guide to Managing Expenses

    Use these strategies for managing your expenses when retired, and you'll be able to enjoy life with a minimum of unpleasant ...
  2. Timeless Financial Planning Lessons That Still Make Sense

    These financial planning oldies but goodies still carry some weight.
  3. The Benefits of Doing a 30-Day Financial Detox

    Taking 30 days to detox your finances can help reduce spending and increase financial independence.
  4. 9 Simple Steps to Meet Your Financial Goals

    Don't over-complicate things; use these 9 simple steps to achieve your saving and financial goals.
  5. The Top 7 Financial Planning Mistakes You Might Make

    Here are seven financial planning mistakes and how to fix them.
  6. How to Start Saving for a House

    If you're serious about saving to buy a house, be willing to cut down or cut out unnecessary expenses. It can be done with ...
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  1. 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.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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