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  1. Finding Spin In The Financial Services Industry

    The financial services industry may stop short of lying outright, but that doesn't mean that everything they say about their ...
  2. Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out ...
  3. How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    We look at how corporate boards are constructed, and how investors can get involved.
  4. Credit Card Arbitrage: Free Money Or Dangerous Gamble?

    Credit card arbitrage is a way to make some money, but it's a major gamble with devastating risks.
  5. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  6. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  7. Freelance Careers: Look Before You Leap

    Freelance work is a way to escape the daily grind - but don't ignore the added responsibility that comes with freedom.
  8. Fighting Back Against Collection Lawsuits

    There are still options available to those being pursued by a creditor.
  9. Basics Of The Binomial Distribution

    Despite the fancy-sounding name, you already understand the Binomial Distribution, and you can use it to make money. Ready? ...
  10. The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  11. The U.S. National Spending And Debt

    Just like any average American household, government overspending can carry on for extended periods by rolling over debt ...
  12. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  13. Successful Ways That Governments Reduce Federal Debt

    Governments have many options when trying to reduce debt, and throughout history some of them have actually worked.
  14. Getting Government Loans

    Would a government loan provide a more cost-effective way to finance your business? See whether your company qualifies for ...
  15. How Much Social Security Will You Get?

    You've been paying in for years - now it's time to find out what the system owes you.
  16. Using Historical Volatility To Gauge Future Risk

    Use these calculations to uncover the risk involved in your investments.
  17. Borrowing From Your Retirement Plan

    Left with no alternative but to take money out from your retirement savings? Here are some guidelines.
  18. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  19. Are Equity-Indexed Annuities Right For You?

    Equity-indexed annuities can be confusing to understand, but for conservative investors, they can be valuable savings plans. ...
  20. An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need to know how these affect the bottom line. ...
  21. What You Need To Know About Net Neutrality

    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  22. Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  23. Strategies And Secrets Of High Frequency Trading (HFT) Firms

    Secrecy, strategy and speed are the words that best define high-frequency trading (HFT) firms.
  24. Consumer Protection Laws You Need To Know

    Knowing these which consumer protection law can help you in particular situations can save you time, money and stress.
  25. Follow Your Passions And Success Will Follow

    Business success is often the result of hard work and having a passion for your career. Here of some example of passionate ...
  26. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy that agrees with your personality. ...
  27. Examining Credit Crunches Around The World

    Market tops and bottoms have proliferated the financial markets throughout history. Learn how countries dealt with these ...
  28. Top 6 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

    In a recession, financial industry personnel are often hit hard. Find out how to avoid getting the ax.
  29. The Illusion Of Diversification: The Myth Of The 30 Stock Portfolio

    Find out what it takes to really diversify your portfolio.
  30. 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.
  31. You Can't Live On Love

    If your head is in the clouds, check out this down-to-earth financial advice for couples.
  32. How To Play The OTC Pink Stocks

    The OTC Pink offers a variety of investment candidates including many good companies waiting to be discovered. Recently, ...
  33. Tax Treatment Of Roth IRA Distributions

    Learn the requirements for withdrawing funds tax and penalty free.
  34. Don't Forget The Kids: Save For Their Education And Retirement

    Retirement and education financing are the two most important planning items for taxpayers.
  35. The Over-The-Counter Market: An Introduction To Pink Sheets

    Being early to a party may not be hip, but being early on a rising stock certainly is.
  36. Introduction To Asian Financial Markets

    We look at the history of Asia's financial development and how investors can get involved in these growing markets.
  37. Preparing For Retirement Plan RMD Season

    Paying taxes is inevitable - that's why you need to learn about the rules for required minimum distributions.
  38. How Your Vote Can Change Corporate Policy

    Shareholders are getting a bigger say in how companies are run. Find out how you can be heard.
  39. The Easy Way To Measure Bitcoin's Fair Market Value: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

    How do you determine the fair market value of a currency that has appreciated faster than the shares of even the hottest ...
  40. Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

    With $5.86 trillion in assets as of September 2013, SWFs have a great deal of clout in financial markets. But as the majority ...
  41. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  42. Introduction to Margin Accounts

    Find out what your broker is doing with your securities when you invest on margin.
  43. Fibonacci And The Golden Ratio

    Discover how this amazing ratio, revealed in countless proportions throughout nature, applies to the financial markets.
  44. Pick Better Stocks By Consulting Form 10-K

    Learn to read and dissect the most comprehensive compilation of information on a company.
  45. Watch Your Back In The Annuity Game

    Find out how to get the upper hand when dealing with this payout challenge.
  46. The Challenging Role Of The Corporate Treasurer

    Corporate treasury management has evolved from an offshoot of accounting to a more specific and strategic career.
  47. Understanding Your Insurance Contract

    Learn how to read one of the most important documents you own.
  48. Talk Is Cheap: Campaign Promises And The Economy

    A president's campaign trail promises often come up against economic reality.
  49. How To Calculate A Z-Score

    Investors need to know how to detect signs of looming bankruptcy. The Z-score can help.
  50. How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    Don't put your money on the table before getting a taste for analyzing this sector.
  51. 5 Statements Commonly Made By Amateur Investors

    Here are five inaccurate investing statements and some tips on how to think more like a professional.
  52. What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    Thinking about relying on analyst recommendations for your next trade? We'll show you what to watch out for.
  53. ARMed And Dangerous

    In a climate of rising interest rates, having an adjustable-rate mortgage can be risky.
  54. Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  55. Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    More than 30 million people were victims of fraud in 2007. Will you be next?
  56. The Ethics Of Investing

    The proper application of ethics to the world of investments is a highly subjective topic.
  57. Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and some critics say, barely better than a rigged poker game.
  58. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  59. Solutions For Concentrated Positions

    Investopedia explains various tactics for divesting your overexposure to any one stock.
  60. How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    Find out how these five groundbreaking thinkers laid our financial foundations.
  61. Introduction To The Portfolio Dedicated Strategy

    Dedicated Investment Portfolio strategies have been used by institutional investors like pension funds and insurance companies ...
  62. Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Your golden years are meant to be stress free. Keep them that way by protecting your assets.
  63. Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance ...
  64. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  65. Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Learn how to protect your money from lawsuits, creditors and other judgment proceedings.
  66. The History Of Insurance

    The first written policy appeared in Hammurabi's Code. Find out how it evolved from there.
  67. Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    This type of insurance is a policy taken out on you by your company. Read on to find what it's all about.
  68. Relationship Money Matters

    Whether married, single or somewhere in between, you'll face unique financial challenges.
  69. Tales From The Trenches: Location Is Everything

    When a candle pattern re-occurs near a moving average, it may indicate future support or resistance.
  70. Patience Is A Trader's Virtue

    Waiting may be the biggest key to reeling in that trophy investment.
  71. Moving Retirement Plan Assets: How To Avoid Mistakes

    Sometimes things go wrong in a simple transfer of funds. Make sure you know how to avoid penalties.
  72. 6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've ...
  73. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
  74. How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever

    Despite tough odds, Gen Y has time to build a strong future with more control over their lives than earlier generations. ...
  75. Immediate Annuities: More Income and Lower Taxes

    These instruments may shed their bad rap to bring you a hefty tax break.
  76. Will Corporate Debt Drag Your Stock Down?

    Borrowed funds can mean a leg up for companies or the boot for investors. Find out how to tell the difference.
  77. The Dark Side Of The WTO

    The World Trade Organization has its share of detractors. Find out why this international entity has such harsh critics. ...
  78. How To Become A Sophisticated Investor

    No one doubts the value and importance of investor education and sophistication, but many investors are not really all that ...
  79. How Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Were Saved

    These mortgage giants had to be put under government conservatorship, driving home the gravity of the subprime crisis.
  80. Investment Misselling A Global Problem

    When banks and advisors focus on fees and commissions, it is investors and the market that take the hit.
  81. How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices

    In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists.
  82. Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This

    Non-compete contracts aren't just for high-level execs these days. How to protect yourself if your employer – or prospective ...
  83. Coping With Inflation Risk

    Inflation is less dramatic than a crash, but it can be more devastating to your portfolio.
  84. Get Organized With An Investment Analysis Form

    Your research will be easy if you compile all the decision-making information you need.
  85. Zooming In On Net Operating Income

    NOI is a long-run profitability measure that smart investors can count on.
  86. 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Economy

    I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets.
  87. The Beginner's Guide To Homeowners' Insurance

    Discover everything new homeowners need to know before they sign on the dotted line.
  88. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  89. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools to trade and analyze financial markets.
  90. The Elder-Ray Indicator: Seeing Into The Market

    Elder-ray helps determine the strength of competing groups of bulls and bears so you know when to buy and when to short. ...
  91. Top Broker Excuses For Poor Investments

    It is not uncommon for investors to lose money through misselling or other forms of mismanagement.
  92. Take the "Dope" Out of Your Finances

    The activity of the brain chemical dopamine can help make sense of our irrational financial decisions. Here's how to outsmart ...
  93. Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  94. What You Need To Know About Insurance Fraud

    Insurance fraud is as old as commerce. Discover the types of life insurance fraud and how they affect you.
  95. Bag The Best Bank Account

    Take advantage of the deals banks offer, and find the right account for your financial situation.
  96. Save Money The Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  97. Motivations That Influence Trading Strategies

    Traders and speculators have different classifications based on their differing characteristics or strategies carried.
  98. How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    Home improvement is a $200 billion a year industry. This means a lot of people get into the field that are likely less than ...
  99. Creating An Invoice Template

    How to ensure your invoices include all the key information - in a design that makes them easy to find. A little effort now ...
  100. The Credit Card Chip: What Travelers Must Know

    Credit cards in the U.S are just getting ENV technology, which embeds a smart chip in your credit card. Here's how to avoid ...
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