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  1. 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. ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  5. 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.
  6. Should You Get A Gas Credit Card?

    Many credit cards now reward you for your gasoline purchases. But some are more generous than others.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Cut Commissions With "For Sale By Owner" Sales

    It takes a lot more work, but selling your home without a realtor can have benefits.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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. ...
  23. Real Estate and Crowdfunding: A New Path For Investors

    Real estate investing and crowdfunding - is this a good mix?
  24. Microfinance: What It Is And How To Get Involved

    This growing industry is full of opportunities for the socially conscious investor.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 4 Savings Accounts for Investors

    Curious about the best saving accounts and which ones suit investors?
  27. 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, ...
  28. How To Calculate An Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  29. 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?
  30. The 4 Basic Elements Of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  31. 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.
  32. 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. ...
  33. FAs Should Factor Clients Into Succession Plans

    Financial advisory firms are finally taking succession planning seriously. Here's how.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Advanced Channeling Patterns: Wolfe Waves and Gartleys

    Discover how these provide the trader with insight into both the timing and scope of breakouts.
  37. 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.
  38. 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).
  39. What Is Market Efficiency?

    The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) suggests that stock prices fully reflect all available information in the market. Is ...
  40. Why Overvalued Stock ETFs Still Offer Opportunity

    Let us recall that every significant economist and every major U.S. investment firm predicted interest rates would climb ...
  41. 51 Best Labor Day 2014 Deals, Discounts and Freebies

    Labor Day is coming up this weekend, and with it will come Labor Day sales, deals and freebies.
  42. Three Investing Lessons from the Napa Earthquake

    Here are three investing lessons from last week’s earthquake.
  43. The Rate Rise Timeline to Watch for Now

    When will the Fed begin to raise rates? Here’s a take on the rate rise timeline to watch for now post Jackson Hole.
  44. CEO Savvy And Stock's Success Go Hand In Hand

    A CEO shapes the direction a business will take. We provide four clues to help you determine which ones have the right stuff. ...
  45. 4 Ways To Value A Real Estate Rental Property

    Learning these concepts is the first step in getting into the real estate investment game.
  46. 3 Technical Tools To Improve Your Trading

    Find out how volume, the Aroon indicator and Fibonacci numbers can improve your profits.
  47. Start Saving With A Roth 401(k)

    Here are the steps to take if you want to choose – and make the most of – a Roth 401(k) as you save for retirement.
  48. Risks in Financial Spread Betting

    It is generally perceived that spread betting produces higher after-tax returns. However, this pre-conceived notion is not ...
  49. These Little Known Emerging Market Countries Are Star Performers

    Emerging market equities are starting to heat up this year and may fight their way back into the limelight when everyone ...
  50. Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions

    These wacky inventions didn't look like the money machines they became for their creators.
  51. Peak Oil: What To Do When The Wells Run Dry

    Find out how to invest and protect your investments in this slippery sector.
  52. Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to experience growth in both users and merchants, generating a common question - how can you be part of ...
  53. Rules For Having A Health Savings Account (HSA)

    Do you qualify? What does it cover? How to see if it makes sense to sign up for a High-Deductible Health Plan with a Health ...
  54. Matching Investing Risk Tolerance To Personality

    Understanding risk tolerance is crucial to the advisor/client relationship and any good investment policy statement.
  55. The Path To Becoming A CEO

    Think you have what it takes to be chief executive? Find out what those at the top have in common.
  56. How Advisors Can Fill The Talent Gap

    Financial planning firms are seeing increased demand for their services just as a talent shortfall becomes more pronounced. ...
  57. Investing In Natural Gas? Eye ETFs, Seasonality

    When considering natural gas extraction companies and the commodity itself, what options do investors have?
  58. Fracking ETFs Or Drilling Services Stocks?

    Hydraulic fracturing — otherwise known as fracking — is a hot topic. But how to invest in this trend?
  59. The SEC’s EDGAR System: Use It Fearlessly!

    Navigate the SEC's EDGAR database system without fear.
  60. What Is Sallie Mae And How Does It Work?

    Sallie Mae is the only game in town for some would-be college students seeking loans, so it's not surprising that it's got ...
  61. Eligible For Social Security And A Pension? Lucky! (Or Confused)

    Two critical rules for Americans whose work history qualifies them for both Social Security retirement benefits and a government ...
  62. Managing A 529 Plan Based On College Expectations

    529 Plans are a popular way to save for college. Here's how to be strategic about how to fund them, depending on your children ...
  63. Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping

    Bootstrapping is likely to be part of the history of nearly every successful company. Here are a few success stories.
  64. How To Use The Top Yahoo! Finance Tools

    Yahoo has a set of tools that rival the professional ones so individuals are not at a disadvantage. Here is a guide for investors ...
  65. Getting On The Right Side Of The P/E Ratio Trend

    Buying at the right time is crucial, but how do we know when that is?
  66. The Power Of Branding

    It's the ultimate economic moat, and we look at the approaches and effects of good and bad branding.
  67. Curious About Stock Index Futures? Read This First

    You've mastered investing in individual stocks...now what? If you like a challenge, consider stock index futures. Just be ...
  68. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  69. A Smart Approach to Student Credit Cards

    Student credit cards are a compelling alternative for young borrowers. But be sure to look at annual fees and long-term interest ...
  70. 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these five tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  71. 6 Good Reasons To Get Renter's Insurance

    If you rent, you still need insurance for personal property and if anyone is injured at your place. The good news: It also ...
  72. Getting A Secured Credit Card

    Because these cards target consumers with difficulty getting credit, be extra careful to avoid predatory lenders when you ...
  73. Why It’s So Hard to Get Small Mortgage Loans

    Finding a lender to provide a mortgage loan for less than $50,000: It's a challenge faced by a surprising number of people, ...
  74. What The Dow Means And Why We Calculate It The Way We Do

    Investors worldwide refer to the Dow every single day, but do you know why we use that formula?
  75. Top Reasons To Apply For An FHA Loan

    When is it a good idea to apply for a Federal Housing Administration loan?
  76. Filling Out The W-9 Form

    Freelancers and independent contractors have to give a W-9 to their clients – and you might need to provide one for other ...
  77. How To Invest In Samsung

    Just what options are open to American investors who want to invest in South Korean electronics giant Samsung?
  78. The Purpose Of The W-9 Form

    The W-9 form provides key data your clients need if you're an independent contractor. Just be sure you're not really an employee ...
  79. 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping A Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick, you could end up in the poorhouse.
  80. Measuring The Benefits Of Home Ownership

    Price appreciation is the biggest factor, but it's not the only thing to consider.
  81. Start Building Solid Credit At A Young Age

    These days, credit scores can affect everything from loan terms to your job search. That's why you should establish a credit ...
  82. How The SEC Places Rules On Penny Stocks

    Penny stocks don't have the best reputation on Wall Street, but does that mean you should avoid them altogether?
  83. Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Find out what to do when your kid is ready for higher education, but you aren't.
  84. How The Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, how you buy and sell them.
  85. How To Appeal Your IRS Audit

    The auditor's review isn't always the last word. Many taxpayers who are audited can successfully appeal their audits and ...
  86. Financial Advisors Need To Seek Out This Group NOW

    Millennials are coming into their own economically, so why are financial advisors still reluctant to give them the attention ...
  87. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  88. Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  89. The Truth About Real Estate Prices

    Historical housing price data suggests ongoing increases in housing prices, but these numbers don't tell the whole truth. ...
  90. Cheap Car Insurance For College Students

    6 ways to get the best car insurance quotes during those years when insurance companies rate you as a high-risk customer.
  91. The Purpose Of 1099 Forms

    The need for 1099 forms and why you must track the income reported on them. If you don't, the IRS will find it anyway and ...
  92. Filling Out 1099 Forms

    There are many different 1099 forms for different types of non-employee compensation. We explain the differences among them, ...
  93. 5 Signs You Have No Money Management Skills

    If you’re worried about your money management skills, the tips below might help you figure out what you’re doing wrong and ...
  94. Online Banks: Lower Costs And Little Sacrifice

    For many, online banking has become a day-to-day routine. Still, there are some holdouts who refuse to accept the method. ...
  95. Introduction To Swing Trading

    This style, between day trading and trend trading, may be a good one for beginners to try.
  96. 1 in 5 Americans Are Working This Labor Day 2014

    Labor Day is supposed to offer beleaguered workers a day of reprieve from the daily grind. However, not everyone gets to ...
  97. A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  98. Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion

    The bull case for Bitcoin is often expressed as an estimate of the future value of all Bitcoins in circulation once it reaches ...
  99. Debunking the 80% Income Replacement Rule

    Take a look at the 80% rule, it suggests that pre-retirees create a savings plan that will replace 80% of their income when ...
  100. Top 8 Ways Companies Cook The Books

    Find out more about the fraudulent accounting methods some companies use to fool investors.
  101. How Banks Set Interest Rates On Your Loans

    On the face of it, figuring out how a bank makes money is a pretty straightforward affair. A bank earns a spread on the money ...
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