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  1. 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.
  2. Iraq Is Ripe For Adventurous Investors

    Don't laugh--many consider Iraq as an up and coming investment destination,.
  3. Understanding The Basics of A Stop-Limit Order

    There are many techniques used by investors and traders to restrict losses or lock in gains. The stop-limit order is one ...
  4. Smart Ways To Manage Your 401(k)

    Now that 401(k)s have put managing retirement money into employees' hands, you can't just contribute and forget it. How to ...
  5. How the Acid Test Helps You

    The acid test measures a company’s short-term liquidity.
  6. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  7. Pick The Perfect Trust

    Trusts are an estate plan's anchor, but the terminology can be confusing. We cut through the clutter.
  8. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  9. The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial ...
  10. Reasons To Stay Put During Retirement

    Many retirees choose to travel to warm destiniations and far off locales to live out their golden years. Here are some reasons ...
  11. Is Your Portfolio Beating Its Benchmark?

    Compare portfolio manager performance using the information ratio.
  12. Central Banks Pump Up the Volume

    Central bank liquidity trying to restart stalling economies around the globe bodes well for equities and bond prices.
  13. A Primer On Private Equity

    Private equity investing is becoming more accessible for individual investors; find out how you can get involved.
  14. Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  15. The Unique Ways Women Approach Finance

    Understanding gender differences and how they are changing is fundamental to understanding the investing world.
  16. Grow Your Business With Business Incubators

    This article looks at business incubators and what they can do for you.
  17. Top Things To Know For An Investment Banking Interview

    Without some basic knowledge, you won't get the job. Find out what you need to know and how to prepare.
  18. Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads ...
  19. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed ...
  20. Why You Need To Know About S&P Dow Jones Indices

    This Article introduces the S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI), available variant categories and index trading advantages
  21. It's Raining Lawsuits: Do You Need An Umbrella Policy?

    This type of insurance protects your assets and future wages against lawsuits. Find out if it might benefit you.
  22. Charting Your Way To Better Returns

    Learn about the powerful hybrid techniques that take advantage of both technical and fundamental analysis.
  23. The Getty Oil Takeover Fiasco

    It was the largest takeover in history and one of the most dramatic. Learn all about the fate of Getty Oil.
  24. 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.
  25. What Is A Pyramid Scheme?

    The FTC announced it had opened an official investigation of Herbalife, which has been accused of running a pyramid scheme. ...
  26. Logic: The Antidote To Emotional Investing

    Playing follow-the-leader in investing can quickly become a dangerous game. Learn how to invest independently and still come ...
  27. A New Approach To Long-Term Care Insurance

    This practical product can protect you from the rising cost of care and provide for your beneficiaries at the same time. ...
  28. Dissecting The Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse

    Learn how a deadly mix of greed and leverage cost investors millions.
  29. Tax-Free Savings Accounts And Instruments

    There aren't many places where you can save your money tax free, but there are a few. Check out these savings accounts and ...
  30. Bankruptcy Protection For Your Accounts

    Will the plan assets you've worked hard for be safe if you experience a personal financial crisis?
  31. The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  32. The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  33. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  34. Alan Greenspan: 19 Years In The Federal Reserve

    Follow the economic glories and bumbles in the career of the previous Fed chair.
  35. Companies Offering Debt Consolidation

    Debt consolidation companies might be the answer for the 35% of Americans who have some debt that has moved past due and ...
  36. Credit Card Savings

    How to save money on credit cards by choosing the right type for your needs and lifestyle.
  37. The LLC Operating Agreement Template, And Why You Need It

    For some business owners, creating an LLC offers the best of both worlds. But your state's rules might not suit your needs. ...
  38. Pros And Cons Of A Health Savings Account (HSA)

    Health Savings Accounts let you pay healthcare costs with pre-tax dollars and keep money you don't spend now for future use. ...
  39. The Best Of The Best Wealth Management Firms

    Looking for a fee-only wealth management firm? Here's a handy ranking to get you started on your search for a top financial ...
  40. The Basics Of Financial Responsibility

    Just being able to make your credit card payment doesn't cut it. Find out what does.
  41. An Introduction To Student Loans And The FAFSA

    Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form so that it is easier for you to fund your education.
  42. Choosing The Winners In The Click-And-Mortar Game

    E-tailing has changed the way consumers do nearly everything. Do you know how to pick the best retailer?
  43. How To Compare Home Insurance Companies

    There's a ton of information out there. Here's how to organize it and find the best company and best rates when you insure ...
  44. Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    Follow this step-by-step guide to make your homeownership dreams a reality.
  45. 5 Affordable Fall Vacation Spots for Baby Boomers

    It's still hard to believe that many baby boomers, the generation that typified the eternal youth of the 1960s, are officially ...
  46. Finding Value In A Sideways Market

    When the market is non-directional, your profit potential need not go sideways too.
  47. Using Trading Indicators Effectively

    Select multiple indicators, avoid information overload and optimize indicators to effectively use technical analysis tools. ...
  48. Filling The Gaps In General Liability Insurance

    Standard liability coverage may not be enough. Special needs call for specialized policies.
  49. Understanding The Insurance Transfer-For-Value Rule

    If you are banking on your life insurance payout being tax-free, you may be in for a surprise.
  50. How Budget Sequestration Affects You

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

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

    With a few simple updates, you could be saving on your annual water expenses.
  53. 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.
  54. Take Advantage Of A Housing Crisis - Rent!

    When a housing crisis strikes, the big winners are often the renters.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 10 Tips For Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  57. 3 Deadlines For Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

    To take full advantage of new RMD regulations, beneficiaries need to take action before important deadlines.
  58. Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit

    Understanding the different asset classes is an essential part of portfolio diversification.
  59. 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.
  60. Liquidity And Toxicity: Will TARP Fix The Financial System?

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

    Learn how much - if any - insurance you really need.
  62. 5 Biggest Tech Losers For 2013 (MSFT, INTC, RIMM, HPQ)

    Here's look at what could be the big disappointments in tech in 2013.
  63. 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.
  64. Modern Portfolio Theory vs. Behavioral Finance

    Modern portfolio theory and behavioral finance represent differing schools of thought that attempt to explain investor behavior. ...
  65. Free Car Payment Insurance: What's The Catch?

    Many dealers are offering payment protection plans on new cars. Are they right for you?
  66. Traditional IRA Deductibility Limits

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

    Joblessness is temporary, but neglecting your retirement savings has permanent consequences.
  68. 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, ...
  69. The Cost And Consequences Of Bad Investment Advice

    Is your advisor working for you, or for him/herself? Find how to tell the difference.
  70. 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 ...
  71. Becoming A Financial Writer

    Instead of working on Wall Street, write about it.
  72. 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 ...
  73. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

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

    Young investors today who wish to begin a savings plan face a bewildering array of investment options.
  75. Designating A Trust As Retirement Beneficiary

    Designating a trust as your IRA beneficiary can be beneficial, but it requires proper planning to avoid problems.
  76. 7 Counterintuitive Retirement Strategies That Work

    We address seven investment misconceptions, and how you can make your retirement plan make sense.
  77. 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 ...
  78. The Working Capital Position

    Learn how to correctly analyze a company's liquidity and beat the average investor.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Top 10 Ways To Get Top Dollar For Your Car

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

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

    Using these strategies will help you get more cash when selling your house.
  84. Be Aware Of The Hindenburg

    This indicator can protect your profits from going into a tailspin.
  85. 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.
  86. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  87. A Look At Corporate Profit Margins

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

    Facebook and Twitter could make the perfect power couple. Is now the time for a deal to happen?
  89. 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 ...
  90. 8 Gifts For Financial Geeks

    Put one of these unique offerings under someone's tree this year.
  91. 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.
  92. Earnings: Quality Means Everything

    It's quantity that generates all the hype, but there are more meaningful factors that gauge true performance.
  93. 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.
  94. Tax Tips For The Individual Investor

    We give you seven guidelines to help you keep more of your money in your pocket.
  95. 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 ...
  96. Breaking Down The Geometric Mean

    Understanding portfolio performance, whether for a self-managed, discretionary portfolio or a non-discretionary portfolio, ...
  97. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  98. Will Filing An Insurance Claim Raise Your Rates?

    An accident can mean higher insurance costs - even if it wasn't your fault.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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