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  1. Sanderson Farms Does OK This Quarter, But Long-Term Value May Be Elusive (SAFM, PPC, TSN, HRL)

    Sanderson Farms struggles to build value in a very tough commodity business.
  2. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  3. Ways To Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  4. How Inflation Affects Your Net Worth

    When calculating your net worth, don't forget to take inflation into account.
  5. Net Worth Throughout Your Life

    Here are some estimates of what your net worth should be at certain stages of your life, depending on how much you earn for income.
  6. Icahn Has Another Go At Greenbrier (ARII, GBX, TRN, IEP, UNP)

    Icahn's bid for Greenbrier looks opportunistic.
  7. A Look Back At The Year In Semiconductors (INTC, BRCM, ADI, QCOM)

    Semiconductors were among the biggest laggards in 2012.
  8. Benckiser Buys More Of The Coffee Business (CBOU, SBUX, RBGPY, KRFT)

    Reimann family holding company is paying $340 million for Caribou Coffee, and paid $1 billion for Peet's in July. Is it looking to take on Starbucks?
  9. General Mills Still A Good News, Bad News Story (GIS, K, CPB, KRFT)

    General Mills is muddling along, but isn't a tremendous value today.
  10. Pass On Wealth To Spread Holiday Cheer

    Find out why money can sometimes be the perfect gift.
  11. The Cost Of Santa's Trip On Christmas Eve

    Here's a look at the estimated expenses Santa Claus has to deal with each year on Christmas Eve.
  12. Are You On Track To Hit Your Desired Net Worth By Retirement?

    Here are some calculations to determine if your net worth is what it should be at your age.
  13. Tips For Avoiding A Holiday Spending Hangover

    You don't have to go into debt to have a happy and memorable holiday season. Use these tips for a bountiful Yuletide on a Scrooge-like budget.
  14. 5 Biggest Tech Losers For 2013 (MSFT, INTC, RIMM, HPQ)

    Here's look at what could be the big disappointments in tech in 2013.
  15. How To Advise A Couple Starting A Family

    Besides college, there are other costs to consider when having kids, that you should advise your clients about.
  16. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  17. 5 Biggest Tech Gainers For 2013 (FB, GOOG, NFLX, RIMM)

    Here's a look at the five Biggest Tech Gainers for 2013.
  18. What To Do If You Failed Your CFA Exam

    Follow these steps to increase your odds of passing your next CFA exam.
  19. Hard-To-Value Finisar Could Be In For Better Days (FNSR, JDSU, CSCO, CIEN)

    Finisar should be poised to benefit from a telecom spending recovery.
  20. Social Faux Pas Made By Frugal People

    There is a fine line between being frugal and being cheap. Here's a look at some social faux pas cheap people make.
  21. The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

    "Big Pharma" has faced many scandals. Here are some of the biggest and the fines that resulted.
  22. Earn A Holiday Bonus Through Energy Savings

    You can enjoy the festive season without a jolly increase in your energy costs. We'll show you how.
  23. All I Want for Christmas Is A Santa Claus Rally

    Wall Street believes its dream of a Santa Claus rally will surely come to pass.
  24. Why You Should Embrace Online Shopping

    If you haven't shopped online before, you're missing out.
  25. 7 Tips For Outlet Mall Shopping

    Outlet malls can offer great deals. Here are some ways you can get the best deals when shopping.
  26. Gifts For People You Aren't That Close To

    Finding a gift for a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your boss, or the postman can sometimes be a challenge.
  27. Net Worth Of Citizens Around The World

    Here's a look at which countries have the highest net worth per citizen and which have the lowest.
  28. Should You Resell Toys At Christmas For Extra Money?

    It may put a few extra dollars in your pocket, but it isn't going to replace your primary source of income.
  29. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  30. Average Net Worth Of The 1%

    Here's a look at how much the super-rich in the world are really worth.
  31. Students: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Net Worth

    Even if you are a student and aren't earning income, you still need to be aware of your net worth.
  32. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Your 20s

    Even if you are just entering the workforce and haven't had time to save or invest, you still need to be aware how much you're worth.
  33. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Retirement

    Just because you are comfortably in retirement, that doesn't mean you should stop keeping track of your net worth.
  34. How Credit Cards Will Change In 2013

    From new technology to improved safety features, here are some updates you can expect to see in 2013.
  35. How The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Your Net Worth

    With upcoming changes in tax rates, is your net worth going to be affected?
  36. Measure Your Portfolio's Performance

    Learn three ratios that will help you evaluate your investment returns.
  37. Bouncing Back From A Portfolio Hit

    If your portfolio has been knocked out, we'll show you how to come back fighting.
  38. Carl Icahn's Investing Strategy

    Buying up failing investments and turning them around helped to create the "Icahn lift" phenomenon.
  39. Active Investment Management Misses The Mark

    Active investment management offers little advantage in the secondary capital markets.
  40. Should You Poach Clients From Other Advisors?

    Make sure you know the laws before you seek out clients from other advisors. You could end up in hot water.
  41. The Impact Unpaid Internships Have On The Labor Market

    The dramatic increase in unpaid internships has given rise to favorable and unfavorable arguments based on their impact on the students/interns, the labor force and the economy as a whole.
  42. 6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

    If you look in the right places, you can earn more as a freelancer than you would at a regular day job.
  43. Costly Personality Traits In Financial Planning

    For people to be successful with their finances they must plan effectively. However, sometimes negative personality traits can hold people back.
  44. Why Americans Think Bush Is To Blame For The Economy

    The perception of who is to blame for the economy played a major role in Obama's reelection.
  45. How To Improve Net Worth By Decreasing Liabilities

    Here's an analysis of how to adjust liabilities and assets to improve net worth.
  46. Okun's Law: Economic Growth And Unemployment

    Learn about Okun's Law, why it is important and how it stood the test of time since first being published.
  47. Should You Invest In Agricultural Commodities And Stocks?

    With rising food prices and a booming agricultural industry, we look at whether the current market is a good investment opportunity.
  48. Canada And Australia Dollars To Be Reserve Currencies

    The IMF upgrading the Canadian and Australian dollars to "official" reserve currency status is a recognition of reality.
  49. Top 5 Business Alternatives To Facebook

    Social media marketing is an essential tool in business, but there are other resources other than Facebook.
  50. Money Saving Tips From Your Grandparents

    You can learn a lot from your elders, including how to save money.
  51. Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?

    Analysts cannot predict future events with absolute certainty any better than you can.
  52. Plethora Of 401(K) And IRA Changes Coming

    For investors, the recent rules changes governing both 401(K)s and IRAs can be seen as a big win for the little guy.
  53. Hedging With ETFs: A Cost-Effective Alternative

    The benefits of ETFs for hedging are clear and investors of all sizes are taking notice.
  54. What To Do If Your Company Cuts Your 401(k)

    IBM has made a move to not match 401(k) contributions each pay period. Instead, there will be a lump sum at the end of each year.
  55. 8 Tips To Help You Control Holiday Spending

    These tips will have you singing "Joy to the World" well into the New Year.
  56. America's Decreasing Economic Mobility

    Though it increased for decades following World War II, real median family income has dropped since the 1970s.
  57. 3 Banking Moves You Should Make Before Traveling

    Putting your finances in order should be one of your top priorities before traveling out of the country.
  58. The Difference Between Being Fired And Resigning

    Here's a rundown of how the two scenarios differ and what you need to know about each.
  59. How To Make Money Busking

    You may be surprised to learn how much money buskers can make. However, it does require skill, and it's not begging.
  60. Using Social Media To Reach Customer Service Departments

    Companies are increasingly using social media and this provides customers with another channel to receive customer service.
  61. 8 Qualities That Make A Good Insurance Agent

    Insurance agents must possess each of the following qualities in order to be successful.
  62. Going Green With Exchange Traded Funds

    As investors become more environmentally conscious, the exchange traded fund market is following.
  63. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  64. Profit From Mortgage Debt With MBS

    Mortgage-backed securities can offer monthly income, a fixed interest rate and even government backing.
  65. Portfolio Management Pays Off In A Tough Market

    A clear rebalancing strategy is a critical component of portfolio management, particularly in tough economic times.
  66. Finding Solid Buy-And-Hold Stocks

    Find out how to look at the big picture - even when the market's short-term outlook is less than rosy.
  67. How To Reduce Holiday Debt

    Holiday expenses can drown you in debt. Find out how to avoid this festive spending hangover.
  68. Why Germany Is The Economic Powerhouse Of The Eurozone

    There's little denying that Germany is the boss of the eurozone. Discover what sets it apart from the rest of Europe.
  69. The Link Between The Fed, Money, Debt And Taxes

    Assets on the Fed's balance sheet, money supply level, national debt level and economic production should be maintained in equilibrium.
  70. Help Your Clients Prepare For The Fiscal Cliff

    With the fiscal cliff fast approaching, financial advisors need to help prepare their clients for coming changes to their taxes.
  71. A History Of Apple Stock Increases

    Apple's innovative products are always in demand, but do Apple's product launches immediately lead to higher prices?
  72. How To Spot Knockoff Labels And Fake Products

    Not every counterfeit item is as obvious as Adidos sneakers or Dolce & Banana handbags, so make sure you know these tips on how to tell fakes from the real deal.
  73. 4 Business Partnership Mistakes To Avoid

    When two or more people get together to run a business, the odds of conflict and financial risk increase without the proper controls in place.
  74. The 5 Most Economically-Free Countries In The World

    Here are the top five from the Heritage Foundation's influential 2012 ranking of the most economically-free countries.
  75. Investors Intelligence Sentiment Index

    This indicator can give a overall sense of bull and bear forces - learn what it is and how it's constructed.
  76. Uncovering Hidden Broker Fees

    Even discount brokers can hit you with some fees that seem unnecessary; here are some to watch out for.
  77. How To Start A Charity

    Here's a detailed guide that provides the steps needed to start a charity.
  78. Homeowners Still Not Getting Money From $25-Billion Mortgage Settlement

    Was the recent mortgage settlement really worth it for homeowners, or are they still getting the short end of the stick?
  79. 5 Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Finance And Investing

    The game of Monopoly can increase your chances of having a better and useful understanding of prudent financial and investment principles.
  80. How To Get A Relocation Allowance

    If you are required to move for a job, here are some tips on how you can receive a relocation allowance from your employer.
  81. Working For An Independent Broker-Dealer Vs. A Big Bank

    Here is an overview of what broker-dealers and big banks have to offer to employees and the different opportunities available.
  82. Tax Credit For Plan Expenses Incurred By Small Businesses

    Determine whether your business is eligible to claim a tax credit for establishing a retirement plan.
  83. Triangles: A Short Study In Continuation Patterns

    Learn how to read these formations of horizontal trading patterns.
  84. Stock Exchanges Around The World

    We tell you about five of the most popular stock exchanges from around the globe.
  85. How To Recommend A Stock

    Here are the nuts and bolts of performing a thorough analysis and learning how to recommend a potentially lucrative stock.
  86. Are Distressed Homes Worth Buying?

    Here's a look at whether it is a good idea to buy a rundown home to repair for profit.
  87. 5 Things To Know About Asset Allocation

    Overwhelmed by investment options? Learn how to create an asset allocation strategy that works for you.
  88. 4 Strategies For Managing A Portfolio Of Mutual Funds

    Discover some common strategies to devise a plan and maintain your holdings to reflect it.
  89. One Portfolio For Asset Allocation

    If you treat all of your investments as a single portfolio, you will be better able to maximize returns.
  90. Active Management: Is It Working For You?

    There are guidelines to be followed when comparing an actively-managed investment strategy with a benchmark.
  91. Retirement Plan Tax Form 5329: When To File

    Read this if you've taken early distributions or owe excess-contribution or excess-accumulation penalties.
  92. Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Feeling overwhelmed by rising oil prices? We offer some tips that will save you money.
  93. Savings Plans That Can Make Good Christmas Gifts For Kids

    With consumer debt levels rising throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world, there is a growing need to teach children how to live within their means and understand the wider value of money.
  94. Why Credit Card Debt Levels Are Rising

    From increased spending to interest rates, here are some reasons American's credit card debt levels are still rising.
  95. After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    Accumulating post-tax assets can work to your advantage. Find out how.
  96. Who Does The Current Tax Code Benefit?

    Are the non-workers benefiting from the current tax code in any way or is it the wealthy who are still getting the big breaks?
  97. Varieties Of Brokers And How To Pick The Best One

    Figuring out what kind of broker to use can be a daunting task. The key is figuring out just how much help you need.
  98. How To Determine Your Business' Target Market

    Given that the U.S. has seen its prosperity ranking slip during 2012, this article looks at the importance of defining a target market and how best to achieve this.
  99. Saver's Tax Credit: A Retirement Savings Incentive

    Here's another reason to put money toward your retirement nest egg.
  100. Benefits Of Paying Off Your Mortgage

    Paying off your mortgage in a reasonable amount of time can result in financial security and freedom.
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