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  1. Congress Considering a Right-to-Work Law

    Prospects for a new national right-to-work law hinge on whether President Trump is willing to upset red-state unionists. ...
  2. Will Trump Make Bitcoin Great Again?

    Many young Trump supporters are also pro-Bitcoin.
  3. 9 Things You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining a homeowners' association or ...
  4. 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping a Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick by flipping a house, you could end up in the poorhouse. Be sure to avoid these mistakes. ...
  5. The Ins And Outs of Seller-Financed Real Estate Deals

    There's more than one way to buy or sell a house. Seller financing presents yet another unique option.
  6. Should You Buy a House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  7. 4 Ways to Value a Real Estate Rental Property

    Learn to evaluate real estate and get into the investment game.
  8. Taxes: H&R Block vs. TurboTax vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  9. The Top 7 Financial Planning Mistakes You Might Make

    Here are seven financial planning mistakes and how to fix them.
  10. How to Help Fund Your Retirement With an HSA

    Funding a health savings account for retirement can save thousands of dollars in taxes.
  11. 8 Ways You Can Inflation-Proof Your Finances

    With the potential for increased inflation, now’s the time for investors to plan ahead.
  12. Maxed Out Your 401(k)? Here Are 5 More Ways to Save

    You can still save for more for retirement after you max out your 401(k) contribution.
  13. The Myths and Risks of Concentrated, Single-stock Investment Positions

    Allocating too much of your portfolio to a single stock comes with many risks.
  14. The Benefits of Employee Stock Purchase Programs

    Here's what you should know about employee stock purchase programs, or ESPPs.
  15. Top Software to Prepare Taxes Free by April 2017

    A place that fills out and files your taxes free of charge? It's no myth, as long as you have a simple return. Read on to ...
  16. What You Should Know About Risk Tolerance and Risk Capacity

    When deciding how to invest, you need to consider your risk tolerance and your risk capacity.
  17. A Financial Lesson Teachers Should Learn

    Teachers still receive pensions, but they may want more income for retirement.
  18. Opinion: How Precarious Is China’s Economy?

    Beijing has the critical tools necessary to engineer a “soft landing” and slow the country’s economic growth. While a soft ...
  19. Betsy DeVos

    Secretary of Education
  20. Flat Oil Prices Mean Big Trouble for Big Oil

    Oil traders are feeling the strain of a flat oil price futures curve, but renewed volatility could provide some relief.
  21. Saver's Tax Credit: A Retirement Savings Incentive

    Here's another reason to put money toward your retirement nest egg.
  22. Mortgage Discrimination: What to Watch Out For

    Mortgage discrimination, even via major banks, still exists. How to recognize its signs.
  23. Top Preferred Stock ETFs for 2017

    Exchange-traded funds that invest in preferred stocks offer investors reliable income.
  24. HomeUnion Review: A New Way to Be a Landlord

    Want to be a landlord without the time commitment and other hassles?
  25. 6 Ways to Start Saving for a House

    If you're serious about saving to buy a house, be willing to cut down or cut out unnecessary expenses. It can be done with ...
  26. The Pros and Cons of Buying a House on a Slab

    Whether you’re building or buying, here’s why you do (or don’t) want a concrete slab.
  27. How Rental Property Depreciation Works

    It's a bit tricky, but a valuable tool to make your investment pay off.
  28. How to Finance Foreign Real Estate

    If you don't pay cash, financing real estate abroad is likely to cost more than at home. Watch for local laws and be sure ...
  29. Interest Rates Explained: Nominal, Real, Effective

    Interest rates are divided into subcategories. Smart investors look beyond the nominal or coupon rate of a bond or loan to ...
  30. Buying Your First Investment Property? Top 10 Tips

    Check this list if you are thinking of making a purchase and becoming a landlord.
  31. Does Condo Life Suit You?

    Association fees and disputes with neighbors could spoil your move if you're unprepared.
  32. Get Approved for a Mortgage in an Hour

    The traditional mortgage approval process takes 2-4 weeks, but tech companies have reduced the time to get approved for a ...
  33. Affirm, Inc.

    Affirm’s initial product is a lending solution that can be used to pay for purchases at a variety of online or bricks and ...
  34. You Finally Have Money So Where Should You Save It?

    You can invest your savings in the right places to maximize your tax benefits.
  35. 4 Tips for Women to Be More Financially Fit

    Women should have specific goals and a sound financial plan to meet them.
  36. The Financial Planning Challenges for Women

    Many women lack confidence when it comes to financial planning, but they don't have to.
  37. Opinion: The Freedom to Be Fleeced

    Trump's executive order delaying fiduciary standards for financial advisors managing retirement accounts will make them richer ...
  38. 8 Investing Fees That You Should Never Pay

    In investment management and financial planning there are a plethora of fees that are unnecessary.
  39. The Basics of a 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Here's why.
  40. How to Prepare for a Financial Setback

    Taking these steps will help prepare for a financial setback in life.
  41. How to Invest During Donald Trump's Presidency

    Investors looking to capitalize on the election results have several sectors to choose from.
  42. Can You Afford Not to Hire a Financial Advisor?

    People often worry about how much a financial advisor costs instead of what it costs not to have one.
  43. How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt This Year

    When you look at the numbers, debt seems to have become an American way of life.
  44. How to Survive a Fixed-Income Bear Market

    Fixed-income bond investors need to prepare for the upcoming bear market.
  45. Are You Saving Money for Big Life Changes?

    The second part of this series looks at preparing financially for two life-changing events.
  46. 5 Easy Tax Tips for New Families

    New and young families may find they have special tax planning concerns.
  47. Linda McMahon

    Small Business Administration
  48. Are Fees Depleting Your Retirement Savings?  

    Each retirement account will have a fee associated with it. The key is to lower these fees as much as possible to maximize ...
  49. Big Oil Faces Uphill Battle in 2017

    2017 could prove to be a challenging year for big U.S. oil companies despite the rebound in oil prices.
  50. How Financial Advisors Can Make the Most of Their Blog

    Blogging is one of the easiest ways that financial advisors can attract and maintain clients.
  51. Top 5 Biotech Stocks for 2017

    Biotech could have some hefty winners in 2017.
  52. 6 Things to Consider When Buying a House From Smokers

    Before buying a house from smokers, consider much more than whether it smells of tobacco.
  53. World's 7 Best Retirement Cities in 2017

    2017's top destinations for living and retiring abroad from Live and Invest Overseas.
  54. Mortgage Options for Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  55. 10 Tips for Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  56. Could You Afford to Save for a 40-Year Retirement?

    As people longer, financial planning for retirement is becoming even more important.
  57. Six Critical Rules for Successful Retirement Investing

    Understand which investment vehicles and strategies build you the most fiscally sound retirement.
  58. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  59. 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.
  60. Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial ...
  61. Who Will Handle Your Finances When You Can't?

    It's important to decide who will handle your finances while you are still able to do it yourself.
  62. How Life Insurance Can Be a Benefit for Executive Employees

    Providing life insurance to key executives may help reduce turnover.
  63. Retirement Living: Renting Vs. Home Ownership

    Here are three simple questions you should consider when weighing this decision.
  64. Advanced Candlestick Patterns

    Go beyond the basics! Learn to identify and trade island reversals, kicker patterns and more.
  65. Life Insurance: putting a Price on Peace of Mind

    Would your death leave loved ones financially stranded? Find out how to ease your mind and keep them protected.
  66. Outfox the Debt Collector's Hounds

    Dealing with a collection agency is scary if you don't know your rights. We help you take back the power.
  67. The Factors Your Financial Plan Should Consider Before Age

    How old you are is not necessarily the most important part of your financial plan.
  68. Introduction to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    If you want to protect your portfolio from inflation, all you need are a few TIPS.
  69. Introduction to Convertible Preferred Shares

    These securities offer an answer for investors who want the profit potential of stocks but not the risk.
  70. Scalping: Small Quick Profits Can Add Up

    We look at different styles of scalping, and how they can all be very profitable.
  71. How a LendingTree Mortgage Works

    Learn how LendingTree works, and understand the process of using the service to obtain competing quotes from several mortgage ...
  72. Dan Coats

    Director of National Intelligence
  73. 401(k) Savings Hit Record Numbers

    Record investing in 401(k) accounts is yielding impressive results for retirement savers.
  74. Just Got a Large Sum of Money? Here's How to React

    It is easy to spend money. It is much harder to keep it.
  75. This Is How Much Being a Grandparent Will Cost You

    Spoiling the grandkids is just the beginning of what grandparents say they spend.
  76. 5 Misconceptions That Put Your Finances at Risk

    These are the pitfalls to avoid when planning your finances and investments.
  77. DOL Fiduciary Rule: Everything You Need to Know

    The Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule is a new ruling that expands the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under ...
  78. Life Insurance Premium Financing: Worth the Risk?

    Life insurance premium financing lets high net worth individuals buy costly insurance without liquidating assets.
  79. 40-Year Mortgages: Do They Exist?

    Is there such a thing as a 40-year mortgage? Would you want one?
  80. Tips for Buying a House on a Single Income

    Thanks to low-down-payment programs, buying a house on a single income is possible even if you’re not wealthy. Here’s what ...
  81. How To Calculate ROI For Real Estate Investments

    Calculating return on real estate investments can be difficult. We help you figure it out.
  82. Should I Sell My Home When I Retire?

    One of the biggest retirement decisions you will make is whether or not to downsize. Consider these pros and cons carefully ...
  83. 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.
  84. Top U.S. Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the U.S.
  85. APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    Banks use these rates to entice borrowers and investors. Find out what you're really getting.
  86. Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  87. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  88. 10 Ways To a Finance Career With No Finance Degree

    These tips should enable a non-financial graduate to substantially improve his or her chances of launching a career in finance.
  89. 7 Types of People Who Fail in Finance

    To work in finance, you must be hardworking and team-oriented, here are some personalities that are not.
  90. Stripe

    Stripe wants to expand e-commerce by making it easy for companies to process online transactions.
  91. The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

    Mortgage lenders don't factor the extra costs into your loan amount. Make sure you save for the "little" things.
  92. Kensho

    Kensho combines natural language search, graphical user interfaces, and cloud computing to take data analytics to a new level.
  93. A P2P Mortgage: Is This Loan Right for You?

    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  94. How Hedge Funds Can Do More for Charitable Causes

    A Q&A with Tony Cowell about the role hedge funds can play as a source of philanthropic capital and charitable giving.
  95. Accelerating Returns With Continuous Compounding

    Investopedia explains the natural log and exponential functions used to calculate this value.
  96. Hiring An Advisor? Ask These 8 Questions First

    Asking these eight questions can help you avoid choosing the wrong financial advisor.
  97. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  98. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  99. 5 IRS Audit Triggers to Avoid on Your 2016 Return

    These items on your 2016 taxes could make the IRS decide to audit you.
  100. The 5 Most Feared Figures in Finance

    Gates, Soros, Icahn, Rockefeller and Morgan caused chills on Wall Street.
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