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  1. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  2. 7 New Tax Breaks For 2011

    Taxpayers should be aware of these seven new (or improved) breaks, such as a larger earned income credit and tax-free employer-paid ...
  3. What's Your Debt Really Costing You?

    Although your minimum monthly payment may not look like much, your debt is denting your finances more than you realize.
  4. Applying For A Job When You're Overqualified

    Career advice gurus give the dos and don'ts of persuading employers that you are fit for a job opening.
  5. 7 Tips For Staying Off The Chopping Block

    In today's competitive job market, employees need to work harder than ever just to keep their jobs.
  6. When Paying Off Debt With Your 401(K) Makes Sense

    The experts warn against touching your retirement savings early, but there are situations where it is the best financial ...
  7. 10 Reasons To Fear The U.S. Economy

    With Halloween around the corner, here are some spooky thoughts about the economy.
  8. Breaking Down Credit Card Fine Print

    Those "perks" offered by credit card companies usually come with strings attached, and these are just a few of them.
  9. You Worked How Long To Buy That?!

    Find out the true cost of items by translating them into hours worked.
  10. Know Your Foreclosure Rights

    Find out what homeowners are entitled to under the law, and how they can ensure their rights are honored by lenders.
  11. Stop Procrastinating! Enroll In A College Savings Plan

    The cost of sending your kids to college could be a serious financial burden - unless you get prepared. Now.
  12. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  13. 6 Late-In-Life Entrepreneurs

    We've all heard stories of college kids starting successful businesses, but what about business start-ups of the not-so-young?
  14. Bank Vs. Budget: How Much House Can You Afford?

    Learn whether you can afford the mortgage that the bank will lend you.
  15. Companies Built On A Single Product

    Though they may seem like a rare breed these days, these organizations have built their reputations on just one item.
  16. Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  17. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  18. Bridging The Gaps On Your Resume

    Everyone experiences unemployment, but it's not something you want exposed to potential employers. Learn to craft a resume ...
  19. House Price Vs. Interest Rate: Which Is More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowners Association ...
  20. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  21. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the ...
  22. Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

    Renovations are stressful, but if you rush through important details you could fall prey to one of these scams.
  23. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable ...
  24. 5 Jobs That Cash In On Disasters

    Disasters just happen, but there are many businesses that are able to make the best of them.
  25. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  26. No Wonder You're Not Getting Hired!

    Find out which unexpected mistakes could be holding you back.
  27. 6 Simple Ways To Save This Halloween

    Getting you and your family prepared for Halloween can be a terrifying expense. Learn six tricks to ensure your Halloween ...
  28. Home Winterizing Tips That Work

    Pick up a few of these tested tips, and you can help control those energy and financial leaks before they start!
  29. 5 Money Transfer Technologies And Their Risks

    New technology makes cash swaps simple, but are the risks worth the convenience?
  30. Brokers: Do You Want To Sell Stocks Or Insurance?

    Know the difference between working as a broker or an insurance rep.
  31. The Shoe Lover's Investment Portfolio

    These stocks are worth a look if you love footwear.
  32. Quiz: Are Your Finances Above Average?

    We look at average Canadian debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  33. How To Budget For An Irregular Income

    Find out how to live comfortably through both fat and lean years.
  34. Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

    Variable annuities are another way to save money tax-deferred - but don't jump in blindly!
  35. Why You DON'T Want To Be A Millionaire

    Most people would love to become a millionaire but here we present some of the disadvantages of this status.
  36. Top 5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Car

    Don't take your car's reliability for granted. It's more likely to be there for you when you need it if you follow these ...
  37. Thanksgiving On A Budget

    Don't miss these easy ways to save this Thanksgiving season.
  38. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  39. Why Retailers Love Gift Cards

    Gift cards have many benefits for retailers compared to cash sales. We'll look at a few of them.
  40. Quiz: How Do Your Finances Measure Up?

    We look at average American debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  41. The Best Careers For Your Skills

    Thinking of a career change, but you're not sure where to start? Here is a breakdown of the best industries for your skills.
  42. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  43. 9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    Whether or not a mortgage refinance is right for you depends more on individual circumstances than this week's mortgage interest ...
  44. A Map To The Year's Best Shopping Deals

    We'll go through the best times of the year to buy different major life purchases, and see how you can plan your year's purchases ...
  45. 4 Keyword Tips For A Winning Resume

    Saying the "magic words" in your resume can mean the difference between whether it is tossed or moved to the top of the heap.
  46. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  47. The Generation Y Investment Portfolio

    Generation Y is significantly different from past generations. Find out how you can profit from these trends.
  48. Variable Vs. Variable Universal Life Insurance

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out.
  49. 6 Tips For A No-Experience Resume

    Lacking experience doesn’t have to kill your chances when applying for jobs.
  50. New Grads: 4 Reasons To Not Leave The Nest

    For new graduates, living with parents may be the best way to get a sound financial footing.
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