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  1. The Average Cost of Homeowners Insurance

    What factors into the the premiums you pay for homeowners insurance? Much depends on where you live. But there are ways to ...
  2. The Top 6 Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (VZ, TMUS)

    Discover the top six stocks for 2016 in the telecommunications sector, including some big names in the American market and ...
  3. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  4. How Las Vegas Sands Corporation Handles Macau (LVS)

    Find out how Las Vegas Sands is weathering the downturn in Macau by maintaining focus on long-term growth and diversified ...
  5. How Retirees Can Earn Extra Income

    Retirees living on a fixed income may find themselves in dire straits, but fortunately, there are ways to earn extra income.
  6. Options for Your 401(k) at Retirement

    What to do with your 401(k) could be your most critical financial decision for retirement. Look at your entire financial ...
  7. 4 Things You Should Never Reveal During a Job Interview

    A job interview is a place to describe skills and abilities related to the job, not share personal information that could ...
  8. Salary Negotiation Strategies That Can Backfire

    While you want the best salary you can get, failing to understand when, how, and why to negotiate may lead to undesirable ...
  9. The Top 5 Bond Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about bond mutual funds that investors may want to consider for 2016. Understand why the risk of rising interest rates ...
  10. 7 Trump Businesses You Didn't Know Existed

    Understand what Donald Trump is best known for and the types of income streams he's created. Learn about seven obscure businesses ...
  11. 5 Dental Insurance Plans with No Annual Maximum

    Most dental insurers tend to cap the amount of benefits they'll reimburse each year. Here are some that don't.
  12. How To Evaluate Bond Performance

    Learn about how investors should evaluate bond performance. See how the maturity of a bond can impact its exposure to interest ...
  13. The Biggest M&A Deals of 2015

    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
  14. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  15. 2016's Most Promising Countries To Invest In

    Learn about four promising countries to consider for investment in 2016 and key statistics indicating growth and expansion ...
  16. A Look At Robin Williams' Net Worth and What Happened to His Estate

    Understand what happened to Robin Williams' estate and what his estate included. Learn about the court battle over his remaining ...
  17. How To Apply For a Personal Loan

    Learn about different avenues for applying for a personal loan, and learn valuable tips to help you get your personal loan ...
  18. 5 Best Defensive Mutual Funds for 2016

    Find out the best defensive mutual funds for providing your portfolio with downside protection during the next stock market ...
  19. IRA Contribution Limits in 2016

    Find out about the 2016 limits for contributions and income thresholds for individual retirement accounts, including traditional ...
  20. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (FSLEX, GAAEX)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top five alternative energy equity mutual funds for 2016, and learn why they may be poised ...
  21. The Top 5 Large Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (CBS, TWX)

    Discover what the top 5 large cap entertainment stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected stock price ...
  22. The Top 5 Utility Stocks for 2016 (AES, NRG)

    Discover top five utilities companies that have attractive dividend yields and strong business prospects, despite the interest ...
  23. Cheap Currencies for Travel in 2016

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  24. How Advisors Can Plan for Next Generation Clients

    Traditional financial advisors have an age bias when it comes to younger clients. Here's how and why to turn that outlook ...
  25. Will Chinese Equities Continue to Slide in 2016? (FXP, YANG)

    Chinese equities started 2016 by plunging. Is this just the beginning?
  26. The Top 3 Small Cap Value ETFs for 2016 (JKL, DES)

    Discover the top performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the small-cap value equities category for investors to consider ...
  27. How to Cope With the New Social Security Rules

    Here's what clients and advisors need to know about the important and recent changes made to Social Security claiming options.
  28. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (AMGN, GILD)

    Discover the top four dividend-bearing biotech stocks for 2016, including one undervalued stock trading at bargain-basement ...
  29. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  30. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AXE, AVT)

    Discover the top five mid-cap technology stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for the ...
  31. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (ALNY, ICPT)

    Discover the top five mid-cap biotechnology stocks for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  32. The Top 5 Large Cap Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (AMAT, AVGO)

    Discover the top five large-cap semiconductors that are expected to grow in 2016, including a summary of each company and ...
  33. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Silver Stocks for 2016 (PAAS, TAHO)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying companies in the silver mining industry which investors can consider adding to their ...
  34. 5 Portfolio Ideas for 2016

    The Fed's zero interest rate policy is ending after seven years, the global economy is slowing and financial assets of all ...
  35. How Likely is a New Fiduciary Rule in 2016?

    New fiduciary standards for advisors working with retirement accounts are on the horizon. Will they become reality in 2016?
  36. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  37. The Top 5 Large Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (AMGN, BIIB)

    Discover the top five biotechnology stocks for 2016. Learn each company's main revenue drivers and what factors cause their ...
  38. Tax-Free Income Funds You Should Shortlist (FKTFX, VLTCX)

    Looking for holdings for the fixed-income portion of your investment portfolio? These top tax-free income funds may fit the ...
  39. MLP Investors Hit with Surprise Tax Bill from IRAs

    Some taxpayers who invested in a MLP via their IRA received a nasty surprise when they were notified that they owe substantial ...
  40. Why a Roth Conversion May Make Sense Now

    Converting to a Roth IRA is a simple strategy that can help weave a silver lining from an otherwise financially mediocre ...
  41. The Top 10 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks for 2016 (RGLD, FNV)

    Discover the top 10 dividend-paying gold stocks going into 2016, with information on dividend yield, payout ratios and growth ...
  42. SEP IRA Limits in 2016

    Discover the SEP IRA limits for 2016. Included is a summary, plans that would be ideal candidates for SEP IRAs, and contribution ...
  43. Walmart Pay vs. The Competition (WMT, AAPL)

    Although Walmart Pay has few competitors, it must improve its app or face pressure to accept better mobile payment services.
  44. Amazon Monetizes Convenience (AMZN)

    Amazon has tapped into America's convenience culture. The company has struck gold with services that allow for maximum convenience ...
  45. Weakest Currencies against the U.S. Dollar in 2015

    The U.S. dollar has been pummeling other currencies, largely due to falling global commodity prices. Here are the worst performing ...
  46. 6 Target-date Fund Myths

    Target-date funds are good retirement savings vehicles for most working people. But there are common misperceptions about ...
  47. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. Two long-time benefits strategies expired ...
  48. The Top 5 Global Bond ETFs for 2016 (BOND, NFLT)

    Watch out for these five global bond ETFs heading into 2016, whether you're looking for security or high-yields on a fixed ...
  49. Social Security: To Delay or Not to Delay?

    Should you delay taking your Social Security benefits? As with most things in the financial planning world the answer is: ...
  50. How 529s Can Hurt Grandparents

    529 savings plan are a great way to save for a college education. But when grandparents open the account, in some cases it ...
  51. How Married Couples Can Maximize Social Security

    Making the most of Social Security can be a complicated thing for married couples, but finding the maximum return is worth ...
  52. Advisors: Don’t Overlook This Foreign Dividend Tax

    Paying income tax on income earned from foreign investments can be a tricky proposition. Here's what advisors and their clients ...
  53. The Top 5 Penny Stocks for 2016 (CRIS, AG)

    Obtain information on five of the most promising penny stocks that investors may want to consider buying going into the New ...
  54. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  55. Top 5 Putnam Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the best Putnam Investments mutual funds for retirement diversification, and learn where to allocate your investments ...
  56. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (VZ, BCE)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying stocks in the telecommunications sector, including some household names and a couple ...
  57. The Top 10 Technology Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, ARW)

    Discover the top 10 technology stocks for 2016. Learn each company's outlook, investment rationale and price target for the ...
  58. The Top 5 International Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand the opportunities available within the international bond market, and learn about the top-rated global bond funds ...
  59. The Companies Donald Trump Owns

    Find out about the companies owned by Donald Trump. His net worth is a topic of debate. How has Trump's controversy hurt ...
  60. Social Security Changes for 2016

    Every year, Social Security undergoes a set of changes. For 2016, some features are staying the same and others are disappearing. ...
  61. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Florida

    Discover some tips that are very important to consider but often forgotten when searching for the perfect beachfront condominium ...
  62. Target Embraces Being A Dividend Stock (TGT)

    Target has ended its growth stage. Despite plenty of areas in which the company can expand, Target has instead decided to ...
  63. Grading Bill Gross at Janus

    Learn about how Bill Gross, once the head of the largest mutual fund in the market, has had poor investment results at his ...
  64. Why Junk Bonds Will Yield Extreme Risk in 2016

    A look at how the risks will outweigh the rewards of investing in high-yield bonds in 2016.
  65. Are These 2016's Best Tech Stocks? (AMZN, NFLX)

    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  66. 8 Ways Retirement Changed in the Last 20 Years

    From rising lifespans to tumbling savings, it's getting harder to save for life after your earned income stops. That's why ...
  67. Top 5 Franklin Templeton for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the best Franklin Templeton mutual plans for diversifying your retirement savings, and learn the best strategy for ...
  68. 3 Tips to Get Started on Tax-Loss Harvesting

    It's tax-loss harvesting season. These three tips will help you reduce capital gains and pay less tax.
  69. The Top 5 Micro Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFBC, BOTJ)

    Discover some of the best micro-cap banking stocks that offer the highest potential for share price appreciation in the coming ...
  70. The Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs for 2016 (SMH, SOXX)

    Discover how you can get immediate exposure to semiconductor stocks through five of the best semiconductor ETFs available ...
  71. The Top 5 Large Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  72. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016 (VOT, IWP)

    Discover five of the top mid-cap growth ETFs available, and learn how to get exposure to growth-oriented companies across ...
  73. Top 5 JPMorgan Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover five J.P. Morgan mutual funds that provide high returns and excellent diversification of retirement savings. Learn ...
  74. How to Change Your Retirement Plan

    Retirement is one of those things you plan for but it can't be etched in stone. From asset allocation to risk tolerance, ...
  75. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top oil- and gas-related mutual funds to consider, and learn about the characteristics ...
  76. Corporate Bonds and the Importance of Covenants

    Any type of investor, private or institutional, should be acquainted with the significance of covenants in corporate bond ...
  77. Investment Fees: How to Understand Them

    There can be a variety of fees levied when investing. Here's a look at what they are and how to manage them.
  78. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  79. Critical Illness Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Critical illness insurance could be the only thing protecting you from financial ruin if you're faced with a big health emergency. ...
  80. Angel Investing vs. Crowdfunding: How to Raise Money for Your Startup?

    Angel investing and crowdfunding are two very different options startups can use to get the funding they need.
  81. 13 Best US Cities to Retire to in 2016

    Retirement is your second chance to pick your best place to live, and this time, the job market is probably not your top ...
  82. 6 Bad Investment Habits That Are Draining Your Portfolio

    Falling victim to certain bad investment habits can spell disaster for your portfolio.
  83. 10 Best Countries to Retire to in 2016

    Hot off the press: the countries that made the 2016 lists of best places to retire abroad. Which one is right for you?
  84. Why Retirees Shouldn’t Use Credit Cards

    Many financial experts discourage credit card use for all consumers, especially retirees.
  85. The Risks and Rewards of Day Trading the UWTI (UWTI)

    Learn about the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN, as well as its issuing company VelocityShares, and the potential risks ...
  86. Amazon's Big Branding Problem (AMZN)

    Amazon can be inconsistent with its branding policies which can alienate confused customers. The company should simplify ...
  87. Dollar Tree Forces Wal-Mart to Think High-End (DLTR, WMT)

    Wal-Mart shouldn't compete with its low-end competitor Dollar Tree. Instead, the company should compete with its higher margin ...
  88. Wal-Mart’s New Advertising Plan (WMT)

    Wal-Mart is moving away from expensive traditional advertising and using social media, word of mouth and its popular app ...
  89. Costco’s Earnings Miss Overblown

    Costco missed earnings because of a variety of external factors. These factors are more or less inconsequential to the stock's ...
  90. China’s stock market plunges on weak manufacturing data and declining yuan

    China’s stock market was off to a poor start in the new year as the Shanghai Composite Index plunged by 7%.
  91. Top OPEC Competitors and How OPEC Controls Them

    OPEC is the dominant authority in the global oil market. Who are its competitors and how does OPEC control them?
  92. The Perfect Moving Averages For Day Trading (AAPL)

    5-, 8- and 13-bar simple moving averages offer perfect inputs for day traders seeking quick profits on the long and short ...
  93. The Top 3 ETFs to Track the TOPIX for 2016 (JPXN, EWJ)

    FInd the best ETFs that investors can use to obtain exposure to Japanese equities by tracking one of the major Japanese equity ...
  94. Detroit Real Estate: Rising From the Ashes?

    The real estate market in Detroit might seem doomed after the city's bankruptcy. But a closer look shows opportunity for ...
  95. Are QLACs the Next Big Thing for Retirement?

    New to the retirement scene Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts are starting to take off. Here's why.
  96. Where to Retire Abroad? Follow Your Fellow Expats

    Retiring abroad is exciting and can save you money. Here's a list of countries where you're likely to find the most bang ...
  97. Are Fees Eating Up Your Nest Egg?

    You may not be able to avoid all fees associated with retirement planning, but you should know what you’re being charged ...
  98. When a $9,701 Cup of Coffee is a Bargain

    We seldom think of our spending in bulk. For example, we don’t think how much our house costs, we think about how much our ...
  99. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the IBEX 35 for 2016 (EWP, HEWP)

    Discover what the available ETF choices are for investors seeking exposure to the Spanish stock market that corresponds to ...
  100. Roth IRA Contribution Limits in 2016

    Discover the benefits of Roth IRA accounts and how much you can contribute for your retirement. Learn which IRA plan is best ...
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