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.

  1. Mutual Funds

    Wrap It Up: Terms and Benefits of Managed Money

    Read here to find out if you should have your money managed by professionals.
  2. Mutual Funds

    A Brief History of the Mutual Fund

    This popular investment vehicle has seen its share of ups and downs, successes and scandals.
  3. Markets & Economy

    Understanding the Consumer Confidence Index

    Consumer confidence index is an important economic indicator for investors. Find out what it means and how it's calculated. ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    Quantitative analysis: A simple overview

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Mortgages: How much can you afford?

    Purchasing a real estate property with a mortgage is the single largest personal investment most people make. Learn how to ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Marriage / Divorce

    Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  13. 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 ...
  14. High Net Worth Strategy

    ‘I Just Inherited Money' Now What?

    If you’re fortunate enough to inherit money when you're young, here's how to hold on to it.
  15. Retirement Living

    How Much Money Do You Need to Retire at 56?

    Who wouldn't want to retire early and enjoy the good life? The question is, "How much will it cost?" Here's a quick and dirty ...