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  1. Top 5 Ways Restaurants Make You Spend More

    The next time you eat out, watch for these common restaurant tricks that undermine your dining budget.
  2. Trying On Potential Employers

    Ditch your ego, prove that you'll work hard and don't settle for the wrong company.
  3. Austerity: When The Government Tightens Its Belt

    When a government tightens its belt in tough economic times the entire nation feels the squeeze.
  4. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash infusion of $1.4 trillion by the end of 2014. Will it help the Japanese economy recover?
  5. Get A Career In Showbiz Accounting

    An accounting career doesn't have to be boring. If you love numbers, but want excitement as well, consider the field of showbiz accounting.
  6. Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general course of action against such activity. This article provides basic information about the Williams Act, the use of company stock with differential voting rights, ESOPs as a defense mechanism, poison pill strategies, white knight investor alternatives, and greenmail as an alternative to blackmail.
  7. Designations No Retirement Planner Should Be Without

    Advance your career and gain clientele by adding a few choice certifications.
  8. Will Obama’s Chained CPI Help Keep Inflation From Eating Into Your Savings?

    Learn the ways in which inflation nibbles away at your retirement income, especially in light of the President’s proposal for Chained CPI adjustments to Social Security.
  9. What Management Accountants Do

    If you like keeping track of a company's income and expenses but also want to hold a position with significant responsibility and authority, management accounting could be the job for you.
  10. Should You Head Back To Business School?

    Find out if an MBA is necessary for you to reach your professional goals.
  11. Inaccurate Tax Return, Now What?

    If the IRS finds errors, it will cost you. Find out how to fix them, and how to prevent them in the first place.
  12. Tips To Make Next Year’s Taxes Less Stressful

    You might be ready to put the stress of tax preparation behind you until next season, but ignoring your personal tax situation for 11 months of the year is what got you into this mess. Find out how some simple organization and planning techniques can make next year's tax preparation a low-stress task.
  13. Post-Grad Degrees That Pay The Highest

    A post-graduate degree could be well worth the extra time and expense.
  14. Why It's Important To Regulate Foreign Exchange

    In an increasingly globalized economy, the significance of the foreign exchange marketplace cannot be underestimated.
  15. What Is Wrong With Gold?

    Despite its historic and symbolic appeal, this metal is simply a commodity. Here we explore its meaning as an investment.
  16. Mutual Fund Ratings: Crucial or Insignificant?

    Mutual fund ratings can help investors, but they have their drawbacks as well.
  17. 10 Golf Tips To Help Investors Tee Off

    There are a lot of similarities between golf and investing. Find out how to keep your game out of the rough.
  18. Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  19. Evaluating Firm Size In A Financial Advisor Job Hunt

    The choice between a larger or smaller company may be decided by an advisor's experience or temperament. Find out the best size for you.
  20. Play The Market Like Tiger Plays Golf

    Score big by taking Tiger Woods' approach to golf and applying it to your portfolio.
  21. Examples Of Asset/Liability Management

    In its simplest form, asset/liability management entails managing assets and cash inflows to satisfy various obligations; however, it's rarely that simple.
  22. Wall Street Writers: A Behind-The-Scenes Career

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  23. Modern Portfolio Theory vs. Behavioral Finance

    Modern portfolio theory and behavioral finance represent differing schools of thought that attempt to explain investor behavior. Perhaps the easiest way to think about their arguments and positions is to think of modern portfolio theory as how the financial markets would work in the ideal world, and behavioral finance as how financial markets work in the real world.
  24. How Baby Boomers Will Change The Way Others Retire

    Generation X and Generation Y still have many lessons to learn from their elders, including how to make the most of retirement in the 21st century. Find out what retirement trends baby boomers are setting for younger generations.
  25. Becoming A Registered Investment Advisor

    To become a registered investment advisor requires specific licensing, qualifications and regulations, but the greater freedom may be worth it.
  26. How To Safeguard Your Tax Returns From Identity Theft

    Identity thieves love tax season. In 2012, there were 13 million victims of identity theft. As easy as it is for thieves to steal your information, there are also simple measures you can take to keep your personal information secure. Find out the proactive steps you can take to ensure thieves don't steal your tax refund by falsely filing your online return.
  27. Differences Between Forward P/E And Trailing P/E

    The most common types of price to earnings ratios are forward P/E and trailing P/E. Find out how they differ and the advantages and drawbacks of each.
  28. Multi-Asset Funds Or Your Own Mix?

    The underlying concept of mixed funds is very appealing. Discover if you're better off with professional management or creating a mixed fund of your own.
  29. Enough Money To Not Worry

    Our retirement goals have not changed. We still want enough money to not have to worry about it. How we go about getting there, however, has been changed dramatically.
  30. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  31. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  32. 5 Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Return

    This year, find out how to stretch your tax refund further to strengthen your future.
  33. Is A Stockbroker Career For You?

    Discover what you need to become a stockbroker and the variety of opportunities that are now available to you.
  34. Should You Add A Securities License To Your Qualifications?

    Clients love planners who sell securities, but a securities license takes a lot of work. Learn if the stress and study are worth it.
  35. Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job

    Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Find out how to set yourself apart from the pack and land the business career you've always wanted.
  36. How To Deduct Your Job Search Expenses

    With approximately 12 million Americans out of a job right now, many people are spending significant dollars to be noticed by potential employers. Fortunately, some of these job-search costs are deductible at tax time. Learn the details of what job-hunt expenses qualify for deductions and how much you can deduct.
  37. Zynga's New Venture Is A Major Gamble

    The current state of online gambling in the U.S. makes Zynga’s move into the market a very risky one.
  38. How To Adjust Your Portfolio In A Bear Or Bull Market

    While investors shouldn’t feel compelled to change their portfolios radically overnight in reaction to the market's daily moves, small adjustments in the face of a bull or bear market could be a prudent move.
  39. Trading The Non-Farm Payroll Report

    Discover how to trade the NFP report without getting knocked out by the irrational volatility it can create.
  40. Are IRS-Prepared Tax Returns The Solution To Our Tax Woes?

    The government is considering letting the IRS do your taxes for you. While this may sound great, there are plenty of reasons why you may not want to trust the IRS to calculate your tax return. And while you could stand to lose out on a few bucks, companies like Turbo Tax are and H&R Block are fighting hard to save their tax-preparation empires.
  41. The Effect Of Trade On International Growth

    According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade value grew by 20% in 2011, to $16.7 trillion.
  42. How To Report A Tax Cheat

    If you report a tax evader to the IRS, you could be eligible for a reward.
  43. Climb The Bond Ladder To Higher Income

    Whether it's learning how to ladder bonds or finding alternatives, investors seeking better returns need to be more active.
  44. CIPM: The Key To A Niche Career In Finance

    The prestigious CIPM designation can give you an edge in the finance world. Here's what you need in order to get it.
  45. Hetty Green: The Witch Of Wall Street

    Hetty Green was the richest woman of her time and possibly the first value investor, yet she's not remembered kindly.
  46. Examining Stereotypes In Investing

    Irrespective of age, sex and other such factors, no normal investor wants an unsuitable investment. How much people really understand about their investments depends on various factors, including how much money they have invested and for how long, how much they were informed about their investments and how much they bothered to educate themselves.
  47. Investopedia Forex Outlook For April 2013

    Looking forward into April, traders should watch for potential profit taking in the U.S. after its run-up and a potential bottom for the euro, after the aftermath of the Cyprus decision to tax all depositors has worn off. U.S.
  48. The Best ETFs For Your 401k

    ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and liquidity.
  49. Government Could Limit Chartiable Tax Deductions

    The desperate search for revenue by the U.S. government means one of the key deductions that may be up for either reduction or elimination is for charitable giving.
  50. There Are New REITs On The Horizon

    For investors, the surge in new REIT activity is providing some pretty interesting dividend opportunities.
  51. 8 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    These little-known tax deductions can lead you to finding your own unique expenses that you didn't know you could claim.
  52. 10 Financial Gifts To Give Your Daughter

    Teaching your daughter about money may be a gift you can give that can last for a lifetime.
  53. Big Money Is Moving To Socially Responsible Investing

    Mega-sized endowments, pension funds and hedge funds have the ability to move the markets and change investing trends.
  54. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has no physical presence in that state.
  55. Why You Should Invest In Municipal Bond ETFs

    These versatile instruments have become popular with investors in higher tax brackets and fill a specific niche in the wide selection of fixed-income offerings.
  56. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  57. Inspecting A Country's Debt

    Tensions over just how to handle debt are pitting the rich world against the developing world like never before.
  58. The Best Financial Careers For Women

    Here are four finance careers that real women say allow them to achieve success, satisfaction and work-life balance.
  59. Exploring Non-Dollar Currencies For Forex Trading

    Learn how investments in foreign currencies can diversify your portfolio.
  60. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  61. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  62. Other Options For The Cyprus Bailout

    Find out the other options Cyprus could use to resolve it's financial troubles, since its proposal to tax bank deposits didn't work out.
  63. Economic Trends We Can All Profit From In 2013

    The National Small Business Association may not be optimistic about 2013, but we'll show you a few trends that suggest the economy can grow this year.
  64. 5 Painless Ways To Save More Money

    Saving money can be a chore, but these tricks put money in your pocket with no effort at all.
  65. The Truth Behind Tactical ETF Investing

    Are tactical ETFs reasonable and effective investment strategies or just plain speculative behavior?
  66. The Basics Of A Financial Analysis Report

    Running financial analysis on a company or industry is a key skill every investor must learn and understand how to undertake without which an ineffective financial report and investment recommendation ensues.
  67. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    Incorrect or liberal interpretations of what you can write off will often lead to the IRS taking closer interest in your filings. Knowing the rules behind these six tax deductions will go a long ways to saving you from an audit.
  68. Female Entrepreneurs Are Surpassing Their Male Counterparts

    The world of entrepreneurship is constantly changing; the last year has seen a significant shift in the performance of female entrepreneurs.
  69. U.S. Vs. China: Battle To Be The Largest Economy In The World

    America's lengthy title reign as "World's Largest Economy" is fast under threat by China's surging economic growth. Find out what the global rankings are forecasted to be for these economic powerhouses.
  70. Introduction To Blackrock ETFs

    Blackrock's line of offerings can provide liquidity, diversity and transparency for both sophisticated and novice buyers.
  71. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  72. Careers In The Derivatives Market

    The growing interest in and complexity of these securities means opportunities for job seekers.
  73. Taxable Rewards To Be Aware Of

    Find which benefits from reward programs count as income in the eyes of the IRS.
  74. Breaking Down The New Foreclosure Avoidance Rules

    Here is an overview of the CFPBs new rules prohibiting mortgage servicers from "dual tracking."
  75. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ways that you can add gold to your portfolio.
  76. The Biggest Risks Mining Stocks Face

    In this article, we will look at risks shared by major and junior mining stocks and what they mean to investors.
  77. Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  78. 6 Popular ETF Types For Your Portfolio

    Exchange traded funds are an extremely popular diversification tool that can protect your portfolio during troubled periods.
  79. Financial Solutions For Young Women

    Break through the stereotypes and find out how to manage your life to meet your needs.
  80. Emerging Markets' Environmental Commitment

    Most people think of the industrial and developed world as leaders when it comes to green technologies and environmental stewardship. After moving past their high-growth stages, many developed nations have enacted policies over the years designed to help fix and prevent environmental issues and work in harmony with the land.
  81. Sequestration: What Will It Do And What Should You Do?

    Learn about the sequester, and possible ways to play it.
  82. Guide To Embedded Options In Bonds

    Investors should be aware of embedded options that may be available in certain securities as these options may affect the value of the security.
  83. The Riskiest Investment Moves for Retirement That Could Pay Off

    Before incurring additional risks in your retirement portfolio, be sure to understand the alternatives and the consequences of your strategy.
  84. Economic Indicators That Affect The U.S. Stock Market

    Macroeconomic factors like GDP, Inflation, and Retail Sales affect the value of your portfolio. Understanding these economic indicators is vital for every investor in the marketplace.
  85. Careers In Buy-Side And Sell-Side Research

    The primary professions on Wall Street are made up of sell side and buy side analysts. This article is an overview of the two primary avenues for individuals interested in both fields.
  86. Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing

    You don't have to be a boy or act like a boy to win. In fact, doing the opposite could be better for your financial health.
  87. Countries That Are Failing To Save For Retirement

    Banking giant HSBC recently unveiled the results of an international research project, which revealed that many U.S. citizens face a significant decline in their standard of living during the final seven years of retirement.
  88. Currency Trading On The Black Market

    The black market for currencies is increasingly becoming prevalent in nations marked by certain adverse economic factors such as high inflation rates and unrealistically high exchange rates.
  89. Do You Dare Sue Your Broker?

    A financial damages claim is not for the fainthearted, but it may be worth it in the end.
  90. Affordable ETF Alternatives

    Due diligence should be conducted in knowing the different costs related to ETFs before undertaking an investment in one. The return you get from an ETF investment is dependent on cost factors like the expense ratio.
  91. Support And Resistance Basics

    Understanding the concept of Support and Resistance in trading can drastically improve your short-term investing strategy.
  92. Forex: Demo Before You Dive In

    All trading platforms have benefits and drawbacks - master the fake trade before making a real one.
  93. Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

    Find out what mistakes people often make on their returns, and how to avoid them on yours.
  94. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  95. Mining Stocks: Understanding Feasibility

    In this article, we'll look at the feasibility study as it relates to mining stocks and what it is actually telling investors.
  96. GAAP And The IFRS Standards Convergence Efforts In 3 Substantial Areas

    Understand the specific steps that have been taken in hopes of converging the GAAP and the IFRS accounting standards, despite the philosophically and culturally based methodological differences between the two.
  97. A Look Into Foreign Direct Investment Trends

    Foreign direct investments play an increasingly important role in countries as an indicator for a healthy economy in terms of economic growth and long-term capital movement.
  98. Investopedia Forex Outlook For March 2013

    Overall, Q4 GDP stats did little to stabilize the teetering global economy. Despite the stumble, financial markets remain mostly bullish on the future.
  99. The Presidential Second Term Curse

    Find out why the general prognosis is that second-term presidents often leave office with the economy in worse shape than when their term started.
  100. Why The 4% Rule No Longer Works For Retirees

    Researchers have proven that the 4 % rule, which stated that retirees can withdraw 4% of the value of a portfolio each year without depleting the principal for 30 years, is not a realistic withdrawal method for retirees.
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