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. Financial Analysis

    Introduction to Investment Diversification

    Reducing risk and increasing returns in your portfolio is all about finding the right balance.
  2. Marriage / Divorce

    Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  3. Budgeting & Savings

    3 Money-Saving Cruise Ship Tips

    Many cruise costs are fixed, but it's the little extras that will put a big dent in your pocketbook.
  4. Real Estate

    To Rent Or Buy? There's More To It Than Money

    Your lifestyle, level of commitment and the trade-offs need to be carefully weighed.
  5. ETFs

    Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  6. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    4 Steps to Attaining a Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  7. Markets & Economy

    The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring ...
  8. Retirement Living

    Where Should I Retire?

    It's not just about money or weather or beautiful scenery and a lively cultural scene. Here, some other real-life ways to ...
  9. ETFs

    The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  10. 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.
  11. Investing Strategy

    A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  12. Retirement Living

    Assets to Boost Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement means changing your investment goals from growing assets to generating income. Here's how.
  13. Health Insurance

    Find Happiness By Altering Life Benchmarks

    Find out how to alter your aspirations and still meet your goals.
  14. Mutual Funds

    Wrap It Up: Terms And Benefits Of Managed Money

    Find out if you should have your money managed by professionals.
  15. Financial Analysis

    What Lenders Look At On Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.