Articles tagged in financial planning


Eight Quick Ways to Bankrupt Yourself

Jonathan Rivers

In the first half of 2010, personal bankruptcy filings in the United States totaled 770,000+ people. While reasons for bankruptcy filings varies, here are eight ways you might reach this financial pitfall.

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Is Free Checking a Thing of the Past?

Samantha Eckles

Recent changes in regulatory rules for financial institutions are causing some banks to revise their current fee structure for checking account holders.

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Seven Financial Mistakes That Ended Disastrously

David Tu

As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20 — especially when it comes to mistakes in financial moves. From the dream car turning into a lemon to smoking your son’s college savings, we asked other popular personal finance bloggers what their worst financial moves were, here are seven financial moves that ended badly:

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Men vs. Women: Financial Planning

Jonathan Rivers

Statistics show that men and women handle money differently. While there are exceptions to every rule, men generally are better prepared for retirement, are more willing to put money into savings, pay off credit card balances in full and are more educated about investing. Men are also more prepared for unemployment, which is fortunate because there are more unemployed men than women in the U.S.

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