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. Mutual Funds

    Open Your Eyes To Closed-End Funds

    Although less popular than their open-ended counterparts, these investment vehicles are worth a second look.
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How Does CareCredit Work?

    Healthcare credit cards can help you handle hefty medical bills. A closer look at CareCredit, the largest card provider, ...
  3. ETFs

    Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

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

    Mortgages: Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate

    Both fixed rate and adjustable rate mortgages have advantages and disadvantages, depending on your financial needs and prospects. ...
  5. ETFs

    Pros & Cons of Bond Funds vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building ...
  6. Crime & Fraud

    Identity Theft: What to Do, Who To Call

    If your identity is stolen, it's critical to act fast. Find out what to do if it happens and who to call.
  7. Real Estate

    To Rent Or To Buy? The Financial Issues

    Thinking of buying a home? There are several things you should consider before purchasing a home. For example, look at the ...
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn the benefits to having a mortgage repayment plan and find ...
  9. Tax Deductions / Credits

    Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

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

    Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

    Get the most out of your mutual fund by using this simple yet powerful strategy: dollar-cost averaging.
  11. Retirement Savings

    How to Make Your Own Retirement Fund

    Making sure you have a large enough nest egg to retire on is a challenge. Here's how to accomplish the task, one step at ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    How Do You Use Stock Simulators?

    Stock market simulators let you pick securities, make trades and track the results, all without risking a penny. Learn more ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    How and Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality, leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  14. Markets & Economy

    Twin Deficits: Twice the Fun for the U.S

    Learn more about what it means for U.S. to run both fiscal and current account deficits.
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    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 to other financing options.
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