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  1. Filling The Gaps In General Liability Insurance

    Standard liability coverage may not be enough. Special needs call for specialized policies.
  2. How Budget Sequestration Affects You

    Sequestration became a household word in 2011, but neither the term, the concept or the controversy surrounding the topic ...
  3. The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  4. WaterSense: Saving Water And Money

    With a few simple updates, you could be saving on your annual water expenses.
  5. Passing The Buck: The Hidden Costs Of Annuities

    These may look like good retirement vehicles, but beware of the fees buried in the fine print.
  6. Take Advantage Of A Housing Crisis - Rent!

    When a housing crisis strikes, the big winners are often the renters.
  7. Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit

    Understanding the different asset classes is an essential part of portfolio diversification.
  8. 3 Deadlines For Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

    To take full advantage of new RMD regulations, beneficiaries need to take action before important deadlines.
  9. Combining Your Plan Assets? Not So Fast!

    You might reduce the costs of maintaining more than one account, but you could also be forfeiting tax benefits.
  10. 4 Signs You're Addicted To Investing

    Compulsive trading will ratchet up your transaction costs, stress level and time spent away from the important things in ...
  11. 10 Tips For Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  12. Liquidity And Toxicity: Will TARP Fix The Financial System?

    TARP is the government's attempt to forestall a deep, extended recession. Will it work?
  13. How Much Life Insurance Should You Carry?

    Learn how much - if any - insurance you really need.
  14. Free Car Payment Insurance: What's The Catch?

    Many dealers are offering payment protection plans on new cars. Are they right for you?
  15. 5 Biggest Tech Losers For 2013 (MSFT, INTC, RIMM, HPQ)

    Here's look at what could be the big disappointments in tech in 2013.
  16. The Dangers Of Stranger-Owned Life Insurance

    Find out how these policies can be used to abuse the system that many people rely on for protection.
  17. Modern Portfolio Theory vs. Behavioral Finance

    Modern portfolio theory and behavioral finance represent differing schools of thought that attempt to explain investor behavior. ...
  18. Traditional IRA Deductibility Limits

    Find out where you can take a tax deduction on the contributions you make.
  19. Laid Off? You Can Still Retire

    Joblessness is temporary, but neglecting your retirement savings has permanent consequences.
  20. The Cost And Consequences Of Bad Investment Advice

    Is your advisor working for you, or for him/herself? Find how to tell the difference.
  21. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, ...
  22. Maintaining Work/Life Balance For Financial Professionals

    Maintaining work/life balance is a challenge for most professionals in the finance industry, but it doesn't have to be that ...
  23. Becoming A Financial Writer

    Instead of working on Wall Street, write about it.
  24. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    These common mistakes occur when you allow your emotions to take over.
  25. The Best Investments For Young People

    Young investors today who wish to begin a savings plan face a bewildering array of investment options.
  26. Calculating The Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

    The amount of money you save by paying your mortgage off quickly will far exceed any benefit from the mortgage interest tax ...
  27. 7 Counterintuitive Retirement Strategies That Work

    We address seven investment misconceptions, and how you can make your retirement plan make sense.
  28. Designating A Trust As Retirement Beneficiary

    Designating a trust as your IRA beneficiary can be beneficial, but it requires proper planning to avoid problems.
  29. The GDP And Its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. In terms of its ability to convey information about the economy in one ...
  30. Why And When Do Countries Default?

    Countries can, and periodically do, default on their debt. This happens when the government is either unable or unwilling ...
  31. The Auction Method: How NYSE Stock Prices are Set

    The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), sometimes referred to as “the big board,” is the oldest and largest stock ...
  32. The Working Capital Position

    Learn how to correctly analyze a company's liquidity and beat the average investor.
  33. Top 10 Ways To Get Top Dollar For Your Car

    Find out what steps you can take to reduce the depreciation of your vehicle.
  34. Making Money In Residential Real Estate

    Even in a down market, local real estate properties have inefficiencies that investors can exploit.
  35. Playing Hardball When Selling Your Home

    Using these strategies will help you get more cash when selling your house.
  36. A Look At Corporate Profit Margins

    Take a deeper look at a company's profitability with the help of profit margin ratios.
  37. Why Facebook Should Buy Twitter

    Facebook and Twitter could make the perfect power couple. Is now the time for a deal to happen?
  38. Be Aware Of The Hindenburg

    This indicator can protect your profits from going into a tailspin.
  39. Business Owners: How To Set Up An SEP IRA

    SEP IRAs are simple to set up and run, making them a popular choice for business owners.
  40. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  41. Recognize And Avoid "Work At Home" Scams

    From pyramid schemes to envelope stuffing, there are a lot of scams masquerading as legitimate part-time work.
  42. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ...
  43. Earnings: Quality Means Everything

    It's quantity that generates all the hype, but there are more meaningful factors that gauge true performance.
  44. 8 Gifts For Financial Geeks

    Put one of these unique offerings under someone's tree this year.
  45. 4 Tips For Using Credit Cards Overseas

    Overseas travel can be both confusing and expensive, so here are some ways to minimize the cost of spending abroad.
  46. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  47. Tax Tips For The Individual Investor

    We give you seven guidelines to help you keep more of your money in your pocket.
  48. Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks

    The fact that a green chip is not yet a blue chip should not alarm investors, but they need to be aware of the differences ...
  49. Breaking Down The Geometric Mean

    Understanding portfolio performance, whether for a self-managed, discretionary portfolio or a non-discretionary portfolio, ...
  50. 3 Psychological Quirks That Affect Your Trading

    There are human tendencies that can block the road toward achieving our financial goals. Here's how to get around them.
  51. The Unique Advantages Of VA Mortgages

    Find out how being a veteran can save you money on your mortgage.
  52. A Closer Look At Accelerated Benefit Riders

    Accelerated benefit riders can allow policy holders to access the death benefit in their life insurance policy while they ...
  53. Will Filing An Insurance Claim Raise Your Rates?

    An accident can mean higher insurance costs - even if it wasn't your fault.
  54. How Google's Self-Driving Car Will Change Everything

    Self-driving vehicles are coming fast, and they’re going to radically change what it’s like to get from point A to point ...
  55. Home Loans For Disaster Recovery

    There are numerous government programs available for people who need financial help recovering from a household disaster. ...
  56. Attention Home Buyers! Why You Need A Lawyer

    Property transactions are complex and subject to specific state/local rules. A professional can simplify the process.
  57. The Evolution Of Banking

    Banks are a part of ancient history. Find out how this system of money management developed into what we know today.
  58. Goldman, the Muppets and the Mystery of ‘Pretty Fishy; Dodgy’ Holdings

    Georgetown finance professor James J. Angel along with other investors are battling Goldman Sachs over the takeover of a ...
  59. The Alphabet Soup Of Stocks

    Are the countless stock categories leaving you puzzled? Here we help you sort through the confusion.
  60. Takeaways From Buffett’s Preferred Stock Deal

    Warren Buffett announced his involvement in Burger King Worldwide’s (BKW) proposed takeover of Tim Hortons (THI).
  61. Where To Put Your Cash: Call Deposit Vs Time Deposit Accounts

    Time deposit accounts and call deposit accounts allow customers to earn higher interest in exchange for less access to their ...
  62. How To Avoid Falling Prey To The Next Madoff Scam

    Due diligence does work, but the loose reporting standards for hedge funds make extra care and attention necessary.
  63. Profit Margins And ‘Fairly Valued’ U.S. Stock ETFs

    Money managers probably have an 'Uh Oh Indicator' when certain clients ask why any amount of cash rests in money market accounts. ...
  64. Choosing The Best Life Insurance Company For You

    What to consider before you choose the life insurance company that can give you the policy you need now – and meet your needs ...
  65. Identity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?

    Identity fraud cost $18 billion last year. But are enough Americans victimized – with big enough losses – that it's worth ...
  66. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  67. The Federal Reserve System Affects You More Than You Might Think

    How does the Federal Reserve System affect ordinary citizens? In more ways than you might realize.
  68. Should You Get A Gas Credit Card?

    Many credit cards now reward you for your gasoline purchases. But some are more generous than others.
  69. Getting Schooled: Six Steps to Better College Prep

    Hard to believe, but my firstborn starts high school this week, and I realize that we need to start planning for his next ...
  70. Emerging Market ETFs Are Taking Back The World

    More often than not, if you tell me that an asset is roughly 20% above its long-term trendline, I will tell you that the ...
  71. 5 Ways Google Changed Our Relationship With Money

    Yesterday marked 16 years since Google co-founders filed for incorporation, opened a bank account and deposited a $100,0 ...
  72. Credit, Debit And Charge: Sizing Up The Cards In Your Wallet

    Not all plastic is equal! Learn the difference between the three kinds, and how each can affect your finances.
  73. Getting A Car Title Loan

    This loan-of-last-resort uses your car as collateral and features very high interest rates and fees. Be extremely wary of ...
  74. Cut Commissions With "For Sale By Owner" Sales

    It takes a lot more work, but selling your home without a realtor can have benefits.
  75. 5 Horrific Things That Can Haunt Your Finances

    Check out a few of the scariest financial disasters and find out what you can do to protect yourself.
  76. Understanding Value: Donald Trump & His Net Worth

    Having your dad bankroll your first big project is more than a simple leg up. But what Donald Trump did from there is far ...
  77. S&P 500 ETFs: What Every Investor Should Know

    Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.
  78. The Art Of Cutting Your Losses

    Taking corrective action before your losses worsen is always a good strategy. Find out how to keep your capital losses small ...
  79. The S&P 500: The Index You Need To Know

    Just how are companies added to and dropped from the S&P 500, and how is its value calculated? Curious? Read on.
  80. The Companies That Headline The S&P 500

    These companies are the creme de la creme of the S&P 500. Here's how they got there.
  81. 5 Better Uses of Your Money Than Buying US Open Tickets

    With the 118th US Open tennis tournament now underway in Flushing, NY, fans from around the globe are gathering to watch ...
  82. Top Ten Reasons Not to Invest In The Iraqi Dinar

    Before you plunk down your hard-earned dollars for the Iraqi dinar, here are our Top Ten reasons why you should not invest ...
  83. Top Indicators From The Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Of the BLS indicators, the change in nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate, as well as the CPI and PPI, are the ones most ...
  84. Microfinance: What It Is And How To Get Involved

    This growing industry is full of opportunities for the socially conscious investor.
  85. Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  86. Want To Be A Financial Planner? Click Here

    Boomer-aged financial advisors are retiring in droves. Luckily, more and more schools are creating financial planning programs. ...
  87. Just What Factors Into The Value Of Your Used Car?

    Just what should you pay for that used car? And how much should you get for your beater? With these web sites, those are ...
  88. 4 Savings Accounts for Investors

    Curious about the best saving accounts and which ones suit investors?
  89. How To Invest In Toronto Stock Exchange Equities

    Although only 1/10th the size of the U.S. equity market, Canada has a number of world-leading companies in the financials, ...
  90. How To Calculate An Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  91. Find the Best Savings Account Rates

    You know how to spot the highest interest rate, but how do you really get the best deal on savings accounts?
  92. The 4 Basic Elements Of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  93. Top Strategies For Saving In A 529 Plan

    Saving for college can be a daunting task. These 8 strategies can help to make the process a little easier.
  94. Signs You Need To Look For A Better Credit Card

    High interest rates, hefty annual fees and poor customer service are among the indications that you have a bad credit card. ...
  95. FAs Should Factor Clients Into Succession Plans

    Financial advisory firms are finally taking succession planning seriously. Here's how.
  96. Strategies For Debt Consolidation Loans

    A debt consolidation loan may help if your income doesn't quite cover your credit card and loan payments. Here's how to avoid ...
  97. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP): The Basics

    LLPs are a flexible legal and tax entity that allows partners to benefit from economies of scale by working together while ...
  98. Advanced Channeling Patterns: Wolfe Waves and Gartleys

    Discover how these provide the trader with insight into both the timing and scope of breakouts.
  99. Goals For Novice Traders

    You're starting out in the investing world as a trader, so now what? We give you a few tips on how set your goals.
  100. 5 Costs Associated With Renting An Apartment

    What to expect when you, too, move into your first apartment some day (better start saving money now).
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