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  1. Six Economic Reasons For Hong Kong Independence Protests

    Though the protests were ignited by a political controversy, there may be economic reasons behind them as well. Here are ...
  2. Stop Smoking If You Want To Sell Your House

    Homebuyers, whether first-time or repeat buyers, shop with their senses. The No. 1 turnoff for prospective homebuyers is ...
  3. What Documents Do I Need For Mortgage Preapproval?

    The document requirements for mortgage preapproval vary by lender and your individual circumstances, but typically, you'll ...
  4. 5 Pieces Of Unconventional Wisdom For Investors

    There is a problem with following conventional wisdom as an investor. Thinking outside of the mainstream is the best way ...
  5. Disadvantages Of Stafford Loans

    Stafford loans are popular ways to get federal help with college costs. However, they do have some drawbacks, especially ...
  6. How I Budget With A Variable Income

    It seems like everybody's goal lately is to leave their job and become a freelancer.
  7. 7 Credit Myths You Thought Could Hurt Your Score

    The Internet is brimming with tales of how your complete lack of knowledge surrounding credit scores is costing you big every ...
  8. 10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

    Being a successful entrepreneurs requires more than just an idea or a lot of money. Here are ten things that set successful ...
  9. Benefits Of Stafford Loans

    Stafford loans are the most popular federal student loans. This list of benefits will explain why.
  10. 6 Retirement Planning Tips For Late Starters

    Saving for retirement early is one of the most important things to ensure financial success, and yet many people are unable ...
  11. Choosing The Right ETF Index To Reach Your Goals

    The key to choosing ETFs for your portfolio is understanding how they pick stocks and making sure their investment philosophy ...
  12. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  13. Basics of Algorithmic Trading: Concepts and Examples

    Algorithmic trading makes use of computers to trade on a set of predetermined instructions to generate profits more efficiently ...
  14. Technology Dividends Offer Income Opportunity

    The world of dividend investing has traditionally been dominated by companies in the utility, financial, and consumer goods ...
  15. Planning A Fun, Frugal Halloween

    Tis' time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare ...
  16. Direct Stafford Loans

    Stafford loans are the most popular type of federal student loan. Read this guide to the types you can get, how much you ...
  17. Set It And Forget It Doesn’t Work For Retirement

    If you're like most Americans, retirement is a goal that you strive for with each paycheck you earn.
  18. Bond ETFs: Selling The Rumor, Buying The News

    The appetite for stock risk is softening, yet few people are talking about it.
  19. Private Student Loans For International Students

    International students can get private loans to help pay for the cost of college in the United States. Here's how.
  20. Stafford Loans: Subsidized Vs. Unsubsidized

    Before you take out federal student aid, learn the difference between these two types of Stafford loan. It could save you ...
  21. 5 Ways Americans Sabotage Their Savings

    While the latest news proclaims that the economy is rebounding, the truth is that most Americans are wasting their money. ...
  22. A CD Is The Best Tool To Teach Your Kid To Save

    After suffering through a major recession, many people developed a near obsession with making sure they have savings set ...
  23. Making A Move With Bond ETFs

    I talk a lot about how you can use ETFs to build bond portfolios in the current market environment, and my colleague recently ...
  24. Plan Your Retirement Abroad

    A real-world, step-by-step guide to making that dream of retiring abroad a reality – from visas to housing to healthcare ...
  25. How Does Goodwill Affect Financial Statements?

    Goodwill is a bit of a paradox--intangible, yet it is recorded as an asset on the purchasing company's balance sheet.
  26. 5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

    In finances, "fee" is a like a three-letter bad word, the opposite of what personal finance is supposed to be, saving money ...
  27. Why You Should Stick With Tech Stocks

    As stock market volatility has returned lately, market watchers are predictably trying to explain the reasons behind every ...
  28. Bankruptcy Consequences

    You've done the deed and are out from under your debts – or embarked on a repayment plan. What consequences can you expect ...
  29. Charging Bull-The Brass Icon of Wall Street

    The brass "Charging Bull" near Wall Street, the finance world's most famous sculpture, started out as a bizarre stealth gift--initially, ...
  30. Wall Street's Enduring Impact On The Economy

    Wall Street is just one little street in lower Manhattan, but both empirically and symbolically, it continues to make the ...
  31. The Handy Guide To Global Stock Market Holidays

    Exchanges close on holidays--which vary by country. If you're a global trader, it's useful to have this handy Investopedia ...
  32. Why The 10 Year US Treasury Rates Matter

    You might think of Treasury bonds as boring investments, but their yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  33. 5 Famous MLB Players Who Went Broke

    Major League Baseball is one of the biggest and most lucrative industries out there.
  34. 4 Tips To Cut Your Monthly Car Costs

    Seeing your hard-earned money get drained month after month by recurring fees and expenses can be incredibly frustrating.
  35. What is Happening To Atlantic City's Gambling Industry?

    It is quite ironic that Atlantic City, once a bustling seaside resort, home to Miss America Pageant and the inspiration for ...
  36. 3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance Programs

    Government assistance programs are designed to give struggling Americans access to basic needs like health care, food and ...
  37. Saving On Bankruptcy Costs

    Going bankrupt is awful enough without worrying about ways to pay for it. Here's how to save on lawyers, filing fees and ...
  38. Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst

    When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few ...
  39. Alternatives To Pimco's Total Return Fund

    News of Bill Gross’ resignation has roiled the fixed income market. Given the sizable outflows from the Total Return fund, ...
  40. The World's Top Oil Producers

    Increasingly, a nation's clout is measured by oil. Here are the nations that vy for the top spot in world oil production.
  41. Bankruptcy And Your Credit Score

    Use these 7 strategies to start improving your credit score from the huge hit it takes after a bankruptcy.
  42. Using Normal Distribution Formula To Optimize Your Portfolio

    Normal or bell curve distribution can be used in portfolio theory to help portfolio managers maximize return and minimize ...
  43. When To Declare Bankruptcy

    When is bankruptcy the best or only route– and when is it better to look at alternative solutions? And should you always ...
  44. The Vital Importance of Choosing The Right Day Trading Software

    Software has made day trading quick and automatic--all the more reason to be as painstaking as possible when choosing the ...
  45. An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
  46. The Nordic Model: Pros and Cons

    The Nordic countries' (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark) high living standards and low income disparity have captured ...
  47. Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Here's what to watch for when negotiating a contract for a rent-to-own home – and who is a good candidate for this option.
  48. Swing Trading Indicators: For Those Too Impatient For Buy And Hold

    For investors who are too impatient for the buy and hold strategy, swing trading may be your thing--but seriously, be careful.
  49. Not All Oil Economies Are Created Equal

    One would think that any nation with oil would have a populace rolling in money, but that's not the case. So how does oil ...
  50. Buffett: High Interest Rates Make Stocks Worthless

    When it comes to deciding where to invest, the stock market is a no-brainer for Warren Buffett.
  51. Banquo’s Grain And U.S. Interest Rates

    In "Macbeth" Banquo asks the three witches, "If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow, and which ...
  52. How The IRS Works: Functions & Audits

    Even the most enlightened citizen curses taxes, possibly while simultaneously acknowledging that they're the price of a civilized ...
  53. Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  54. Is The S&P 500 Safer Than A Diversified Portfolio?

    Both the media and a wide array of financial advisers preach owning a diversified portfolio.
  55. Student Loan Reality Check

    With college students back in classes for the fall semester, their parents can only hope that they are making the best use ...
  56. How To Choose An Affordable Financial Planner

    Choosing a financial planner is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. In fact, this decision is just as important as ...
  57. Interested In Investing In Africa? Here's How

    In 2000, Africa was labeled “The Hopeless Continent” by The Economist. In 2011, its cover read “Africa Rising.” What has ...
  58. What To Expect From Pimco After Bill Gross

    What should investors and financial advisors make of Pimco and its Total Return fund following the departure of Bill Gross?
  59. Who Should Buy 'Rent To Own'

    The monthly payments sound small, but they add up. Here's how "rent to own" works and who might benefit from it. Or not.
  60. Pimco Investor? Consider This Before Bailing

    If you own a Pimco bond fund, consider this advice before you drop the firm over the departure of Bill Gross.
  61. Finding Rent-To-Own Homes

    Rent to own can be a route to owning your own home. But searching can be costly and complicated, and leases may have pitfalls. ...
  62. The World Bank's All-Important World Development Indicators (WDI)

    The World Development Indicators are the world's economic scorecards: they evaluate where nearly every country stands and ...
  63. Goodwill vs Other Intangible Assets: What's the Difference?

    "Intangible" assets don't possess physical substance. Yet they are quanitfiable, and of great importance to any business. ...
  64. Is It Smarter To Save Money Or Earn More Income?

    When it comes to money, what's your financial focus? My poor dad spent much of his energy working for others and saving as ...
  65. What Does Retirement Abroad Cost?

    There's no set amount. Generally, smaller places and less developed countries offer the best bargains, but factor in your ...
  66. Health Care REITs: A Dose Of Durable Dividends

    Healthcare REITs, like other REITs, are good dividend investments. Unlike other REITs, they are more recession proof and ...
  67. Commercial Real Estate Loans

    Obtaining a commercial real estate loan is quite different from borrowing for residential real estate. Here's what to expect ...
  68. What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share

    Few people build a multi-billion dollar business and leave it. But these did just that.
  69. Should You Invest In Fannie Mae Stock?

    If you're risk-adverse, you might want to avoid investing in Fannie Mae. But if you're up for it, high risk could translate ...
  70. The Top Ways to Fund Your New Business

    Crowdfunding is no magic bullet for funding a business. However, P2P lending companies have made applying for a personal ...
  71. 5 Things To Know About the Markets

    Investors: Here are your five things to know about the market today.
  72. Using Money Orders

    Money orders are usually the least expensive way to send "cleared" funds to pay a bill (or traffic ticket). Here's how they ...
  73. What The Daily 1% Price Mean For ETF Investors

    In the first half of the U.S. stock market bull 10%-19% corrections occurred annually. That has not been the case in the ...
  74. Raise Your Kid To Be The Next Warren Buffett

    If you’re looking for a positive role model for your kid, Warren Buffett should be high on your list.
  75. 4 Best Things To Buy In October

    It's cooling off, which means everything you need for spring and summer is starting to go on sale now, when you least need ...
  76. What PayPal’s Split From EBay Means For Customers

    EBay announced Tuesday that it will be splitting from PayPal to make the payment company its own entity.
  77. Retirement: U.S. Vs. Abroad

    Which option would make more sense for you: retiring abroad or staying at home in the U.S.? A look at the advantages and ...
  78. Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker

    There's a very good chance that you've utilized an Intel chip today. Here's how the chipmaker became so ubiquitous.
  79. How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  80. JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail

    If there's any bank that's too big to fail, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may very well be the best example. Just look at its return ...
  81. Retirement Abroad: 5 Unexpected Foreign Cities

    If retiring abroad is your dream, here are some less well known destinations where the culture is rich; the scenery, lovely ...
  82. Want an Easy Retirement? Don't Go Here

    Looking for a good place to retire? You might want to avoid these cities.
  83. Retirement Strategies For Low Income Seniors

    Plans and strategies for building a healthy and satisfying life, even if your retirement income isn't as high as you wish ...
  84. Can I Afford To Go Vegan Like Bill Clinton?

    Former U.S. Bill Clinton surprised many a few years ago when he announced his decision to become a vegan. In a meat-loving ...
  85. A Good time to Check Your Bond Portfolio

    Bond market and currency volatility have been on the rise lately, leaving many investors wondering what they should do in ...
  86. Two Lessons from Last Week’s Sell-Off

    September lives up to its reputation for weakness. Last week stocks suffered their worst pullback since the summer, although ...
  87. File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 is the "liquidation" form of bankruptcy. When people file for Chapter 7, the trustee may sell some of the filer's ...
  88. The Best Jobs for Retirees

    We explore seven great career options for retired people.
  89. The Best Retirement Plans For Millennials

    Retirement is decades away, but if you make yourself start saving even a little now, all that time can make your money grow ...
  90. The Irreplaceable Brand Of Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has said that in order to succeed in real estate it's vital to enhance your location. His golf course investments ...
  91. Loving Bonds: Fixed Income Investing Themes 2014

    With the New Year now underway, it’s a good time to take a deeper dive into fixed income markets to consider where (and how) ...
  92. Global Value From ETFs In The Land Down Under

    International ETFs have been under fire this summer as shifting currency woes and economic forecasts continue to indicate ...
  93. Infographic: The Unconstrained Approach

    The unconstrained approach: a global style of investing that looks at opportunities across a broad set of asset classes and ...
  94. I Was Intimidated By Investing, But Here's How I Got Started

    The first time I felt intimidated by adult responsibility, I was three months out of college. It was my very first job interview ...
  95. Investors Still Fear Stock: Good News For Markets?

    Despite this week’s losses, stocks are still having a good year – in fact, they’ve been having a good five years.
  96. Are Your Children Destroying Your Retirement?

    I can still remember the days when the term "generation gap" was all the rage, back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  97. Rental Property: Getting Rich Means Taking It Slowly

    I have two second cousins who serve in the military. We don't always talk much, though. The age gap can be a roadblock and ...
  98. The Other Personal Bankruptcy Option: Chapter 13

    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, filers develop a plan to repay all or part of their "past due" debt. Any allowable debt left ...
  99. Finding Per Diem Rates

    Here's why per diem rates differ so widely and how to find the rate for your business destination. Also check the IRS high-low ...
  100. Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses. Companies using the per diem method must follow ...
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