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  1. Millennials: Prevent a Bad Credit Score

    Here are five ways to help prevent getting a bad credit score that could affect future loan, credit card or mortgage approvals.
  2. How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M

    What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T? Its sheer size and growth potential.
  3. Credit Report Alert!

    Chances are your credit report has mistakes – which could cost you hundreds a year in mortgage, car loan or credit card interest. ...
  4. Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring. How to avoid money trouble when ...
  5. Special Trusts For Special Needs

    If you or someone you love has a disability, these trusts can help ease the cost of care.
  6. How To Shop For Mortgage Rates

    Take these 5 steps to getting the lowest possible rate for your mortgage. Small percentage differences can mean big savings ...
  7. How An Advisor Can Help Cut Your Healthcare Costs

    Even with healthcare costs on the rise, few people are adequately planning for the burden. Here's how a financial advisor ...
  8. Investing In Commodities Without the Hassle: Try Commodity ETFs

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in commodities offer a convenient, low cost way to access the commodities markets.
  9. These SRI Funds Focus On Empowering Women

    If you're looking to invest in companies that promote the empowerment of women, here are several fund firms to consider. ...
  10. 10 Bank Promotions That Pay You To Open An Account

    Find out which banks are running cash promotions this summer.
  11. 78% of NFL Players End Up Broke — These 6 Athletes Didn’t

    NFL players are not only highly celebrated -- they're highly paid, too.
  12. Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out

    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
  13. Where to Seek Equity Income

    During the 25 years prior to 2009, investment income was ridiculously easy to come by.
  14. 6 Ways Homeowners Can Dispute an Absurdly Low Appraisal

    Count it as one of the most frustrating and disappointing of all real estate quandaries.
  15. 5 Things To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for ...
  16. The Pros And (Mostly) Cons Of Early Retirement

    Many people dream of retiring early, but it isn't for everyone. Here's how to decide if it makes sense for you.
  17. Retirement Travel: Good And Good For You

    Research shows a big disconnect between how many Americans dream of travel during retirement and who saves enough to fund ...
  18. Is it Time to Prepare for Inflation?

    While U.S. inflation remains at historic lows, it has ticked up recently, leaving many investors fearing rising prices.
  19. What to do When the Market Doesn’t Believe the Fed

    Highlighting key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony that don’t necessarily align with what is priced ...
  20. How To Profit From Recent Market Divergence

    US stocks contemplate the fate of the 5-year bull market as the small cap Russell 2000 diverges from the S&P 500. Market ...
  21. Investor Fatigue Setting In?

    We’re in the midst of earnings season, and thus far the news is largely positive.
  22. Top 10 Biggest Retirement Savings Mistakes

    Now that the economy is in recovery, it’s time to begin rebuilding those IRAs and 401(k)s.
  23. 5 Money Lessons Your Parents Taught You That Are Wrong

    Teaching kids about money is important, but not all money lessons for kids turn out to be correct. Here are five bad money ...
  24. Why Coal Deserves Your Attention Right Now

    The coal sector has suffered for years at the hands of cheap natural gas and stiff regulations. But investors shouldn’t count ...
  25. How To Find The Best Real Estate Agent

    Most people don't have the time, expertise or motivation to go it alone and finding a good real estate agent becomes essential ...
  26. Understanding The Top SEC filing forms

    It's easier than ever to keep track of your SEC filing status online.
  27. Why to Beware of Asset Class “Cross-Dressing”

    The U.S. investment-grade bond market has offered a sub-3% yield for 14 consecutive quarters. No wonder investors have lost ...
  28. Toronto Stock Exchange: Safest Investment In The World?

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  29. What Lenders Look At On Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
  30. Three Big Picture Shifts Worth Paying Attention to

    In today’s era of increasingly abundant information, separating truly meaningful market signals from the mountains of daily ...
  31. How Does Goodwill Affect Stock Prices?

    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” - Warren Buffett
  32. Find The Best Home Insurance Quotes

    Home insurance rates are on the rise. Analysts expect the cost to insure your home will continue to inch upward, putting ...
  33. Why Gold Attracts Conspiracy Theorists

    Few things attract as many conspiracy theories and theorists as gold does.
  34. How A Company Files With The SEC

    Filing with the SEC is not as complicated as you might thing -- just be meticulous about following the steps.
  35. 4 Contract Essentials You Need to Know

    Over your lifetime, you’ll be asked to sign lots of contracts – perhaps agreeing to purchase a home, a car or to join a new ...
  36. 5 Reasons You’ve Got the Wrong Mindset About Money

    There’s no getting around the fact that many people simply have the wrong mindset about personal wealth, and some go through ...
  37. Investing In Real Estate Versus REITs

    Article on Real Estate Investing Versus REITs.
  38. How Are Home Insurance Rates Determined?

    You home's value is one of the driving forces behind your home insurance premium and the amount of coverage you receive. ...
  39. More Volatility Ahead?

    Despite recent market swings, volatility is still low by historic standards, suggesting that markets aren’t taking into account ...
  40. What Is A Short ETF?

    A short ETF will be profitable if the underlying index or asset declines in price, and will incur a loss if the underlying ...
  41. Coffee: The Cost Of A Cup

    A look at what goes into the cost of coffee.
  42. Could Your Job Make You Uninsurable?

    Some jobs – even hobbies – can put you on a high-risk list and make it tough to get life insurance. How to lower your rates ...
  43. Calculate Your Self-Employed Salary

    Deciding on a salary is tough when you're self employed. There are several factors to consider before setting a price on ...
  44. Can You Use a Healthcare Exchange After Open Enrollment?

    If you're looking to buy insurance from a healthcare exchange, timing can be critical. That's because, if you didn't sign ...
  45. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
  46. How Big Are Emerging Markets?

    Satistical studies of GDP in emerging markets have been in the news recently. One calculation indicated that the Chinese ...
  47. Longevity Insurance for a Comfortable Retirement

    Don't face a retirement that goes on long after your money runs out. Longevity insurance guarantees you income once you reach ...
  48. Surprising Uses for Trust Funds

    Here are five common situations where a trust fund makes financial sense.
  49. 10 Reports Car Insurance Companies Pull From You

    Car insurance companies don’t like guessing games. When you ask for a quote, they want to know who you are and what you’ve ...
  50. Car Payments: 'Til Death Do Us Part

    Your car breaks down... You head to the dealership, ready to replace it with something more reliable. But the dealership ...
  51. Six Ways To Save On Closing Costs

    The process of securing a home loan can be confusing and daunting, especially when it comes to the laundry list of fees associated ...
  52. Strip Options: A Market Neutral Bearish Strategy

    Strip Options are market neutral trading strategies with profit potential on either side price movement, with a "bearish" ...
  53. Where Landlords Can Get Over 20% Returns

    Despite rising home prices, some markets still offer solid investment returns for residential landlords, if you know what ...
  54. 2 Portfolio Moves after Second Half’s Strong Start

    Economic data showing improving U.S. growth helped the market kick off a strong start to the second half of the year.
  55. Using an LLC for Estate Planning

    An LLC is a powerful tool for estate planning. By establishing a family LLC, parents can distribute assets to their children ...
  56. Your Core Portfolio: How to choose the right ETFs

    The U.S. ETF landscape continues to grow, investors have a vast selection of products to choose from, but not all ETFs are ...
  57. 3 Cool Energy-Saving Home Improvements For Summer

    Here are three energy-saving home improvements you can use to help cut summer cooling costs now while avoiding potential ...
  58. Applying For Credit Cards Affects Your Credit Score

    if you follow these simple rules, you should be able to refresh your plastic without causing a big hit to your score.
  59. Strap Options: A Market Neutral Bullish Strategy

    Strap Options are a market neutral trading strategy with profit potential on either side price movement, and with a "bullish" ...
  60. 8 Reasons Not To Sell Your Home Without An Agent

    Is saving the seller's side of the agent's commission worth the trouble of selling your home without one? Why it could cost ...
  61. 5 Types Of Bitcoin Early Adopters, Part 2: Merchants

    Once the bitcoin novelty wears off, which types of merchants are most likely to realize the biggest long-term benefits from ...
  62. How to Calculate the Value of an ETF

    An ETF is a good way to get broad exposure without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky. ...
  63. Day Trading Rules For Rookies: Don't Play It By Ear!

    If you want to start day trading as a rookie, follow these guidelines.
  64. When and Why Do Gold Prices Plummet?

    A wise investor is one who recognizes gold’s place in the market, without attaching too much nor too little significance ...
  65. Taking Advantage of Pessimism

    Prophecies of economic catastrophe have become almost de rigueur in recent months, reality is that none of these regions ...
  66. 7 Ways To Land Your Dream Home During The Summer

    Spring has long been considered the busiest homebuying season of the year. Summer is often thought of as the exact opposite. ...
  67. Hurricane Insurance Deductible Fact Sheet

    If you're a homeowner with property in a high-risk hurricane area, you need to understand the special details of your hurricane ...
  68. Buying bonds at a premium? Note these 4 things

    Would you buy an investment that was guaranteed to go down in price?
  69. The Employee's Guide To Medicare

    Over 65 and still working? You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for your employer's health insurance, ...
  70. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    If you can afford to buy a home for all cash, is that the best way to invest your money? Here are the pros and cons.
  71. A Guide To Day Trading On Margin

    Buying on margin is a good option if you don't have the cash to day trade.
  72. Medigap Vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?

    To protect against a huge bill for health costs Medicare doesn't cover, you need Medigap insurance or an HMO-like Medicare ...
  73. Websites That Save You Money On Hotel Rooms

    Before you just reserve a room through the hotel, check out these six discount websites. But watch out for traps like nonrefundable ...
  74. Why Gold Has Always Had Value

    Gold has an allure and a price tag, but with no real intrinsic value, why do we consider it so precious and valuable? Explore ...
  75. The World's Largest ETFs

    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  76. 5 Ways Early Adopting Consumers Can Use Bitcoin

    How might consumers use Bitcoin in the near future?
  77. 7 Investments Beating The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

    Seven contenders for your investment dollars — assets that simultaneously diversify your portfolio as well as increase your ...
  78. Buyback ETFs: U.S. & International Strategies

    Buyback ETFs: Hold Off On The U.S. Version, Evaluate The International Adaptation.
  79. 5 Steps So You Stop Throwing Away Airline Miles

    Master these 5 steps so you stop throwing away airline miles and other travel rewards.
  80. 8 Saving Tricks That Will Leave You Feeling Richer

    Implementing money saving modifications that go beyond the standard rules of thumb can help you lower your cost of living.
  81. Three Ways to Profit Using Call Options

    A brief overview of how to provide from using call options in your portfolio.
  82. Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts

    Risk reversal strategies can be a very useful “option” for experienced investors who are familiar with basic puts and calls.
  83. How To Find The Financial Advisor Of Your Dreams

    A new startup - essentially a financial matchmaking service - uses video introductions and algorithms to pair financial advisers ...
  84. How Do You Use Stock Simulators?

    Stock market simulators let you pick securities, make trades and track the results-all without risking a penny.
  85. 4 Ways to Maximize Your 401(k)

    Prime your 401(k), 403(b) or other defined contribution plan by using these techniques to boost your average rate of return.
  86. Why You Should Invest In Green Energy Right Now

    A new report shows how far renewables will count toward filling our energy needs. Is now the time to invest in green energy? ...
  87. Can High Fund Returns Be Deceiving?

    Don't focus too much on a mutual fund's recent returns. To pick a winner, look at how well it is poised for future success, ...
  88. Three Ways to Profit Using Put Options

    A brief overview of how to profit from using put options in your portfolio.
  89. 5 Myths That Could Hurt Your Retirement

    If you're making financial and lifestyle choices based on these retirement myths, you could be missing out on benefits that ...
  90. Supply, Demand And Interest Rates: How They Relate

    A recent report from the Fed reveals a disconnect in global bond supply and demand, which partially explains why interest ...
  91. 5 Reasons Why Low Rates May be Harmful To The Economy

    Like quantitative easing before it, the Fed’s zero interest rate policy may actually be inhibiting economic growth and job ...
  92. Want To Make Money In Marijuana? Read This First

    "Investing in cannabis" used to mean buying grow-lights for a hydroponic operation. How things have changed...
  93. Where The Equity Opportunities Are

    Given that U.S. stocks are no longer cheap, most stock market bargains are now found overseas.
  94. Frontier Stocks: 3 Reasons They're A Strategic Asset Class

    Frontier markets have been gaining attention from market watchers and investors alike in recent months.
  95. Want A Career In Asset Management? Read This First

    When it comes to landing that job at an asset manager, not all degrees are created equally. Here's a look at the best schools ...
  96. Four Ways To Spot An Emerging Market

    The term "emerging market" is frustratingly ambiguous. It means a country has at least some market liquidity. But there's ...
  97. Apple? Google? Tesla? Which Will Be The First To Reach A $1 Trillion Market Cap?

    What would it take for a company to be the first to grab the coveted $1 trillion market-cap crown?
  98. Seven Steps to Become Financially Independent

    With Independence Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to finally set the goal of financial independence for ...
  99. A Quarter Century of Emerging-Markets Investing

    The investment potential of developing markets had been recognized for a long time, but the actual birth and classification ...
  100. Four Best Things To Buy In July

    You might worry about your budget in the summer months since it’s often a time when spending increases; the kids are out ...
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