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. 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. ...
  2. Markets & Economy

    Understanding the Consumer Confidence Index

    We look at this closely watched economic indicator to see what it means and how it's calculated.
  3. Investing Strategy

    A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  4. Markets & Economy

    IMF, WTO and World Bank: How Do They Differ?

    Understand what IMF, WTO and the World Bank are, how they differ, and why some people question their motives.
  5. Choosing an Advisor

    Choosing an Advisor: Wall Street Vs. Main Street

    A high-profile name alone won't meet your investing needs. What else to look for in an advisor.
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Impact of an Inverted Yield Curve

    Understand how the relationship between short- and long-term interest rates contributes to an inverted yield curve, a noteworthy ...
  7. Debt

    What Lenders Look at on Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? Well, a lot of things.
  8. 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.
  9. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects. ...
  10. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    The answer involvoes number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  11. Career / Compensation

    How to Become an Investment Banker

    The path to the top of one of the world's most lucrative fields, investment banking begins with a topnotch education.
  12. High Net Worth Strategy

    Raise vs. Bonus for Your Small Business Employees?

    Weigh the pros and cons of each and strike the right balance to retain a top-tier staff and a healthy bottom line for your ...
  13. Marriage / Divorce

    Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  14. Crime & Fraud

    Identity Theft: Who To Call For Help

    If your identity is stolen, it's critical to act fast. Find out what to do if it happens.
  15. Charity

    Don't Donate To Charity Scams: 5 Warning Signs

    Giving to charities and helping those in need is admirable. Here's how to ensure your good intentions and donations aren't ...
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