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  1. How To Refinance When You Are Self-Employed

    Refinancing is complicated, uncertain, nerve-wracking, time-consuming and expensive - here are tips on how to do it when ...
  2. Should You Spend Your Money Or Your Time?

    We've all heard that time is money. It can mean various things to various people. Over time, if you save and invest, you ...
  3. Three Reasons To Consider EM Asia

    While the economic and monetary environment remains supportive of equity markets, not all stocks have been benefiting lately.
  4. Budget Tips for Foreign Students in the U.S.

    Financial tips and considerations for foreign exchange students coming to the U.S - most exchange students in the U.S come ...
  5. How the Affordable Care Act Changed Insurance

    6 Ways Obamacare Impacts the Health Insurance Marketplace
  6. 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Trying To Save Money

    Addressing the issue of saving money is the most fundamental, yet neglected aspect of personal finance in the U.S. today.
  7. 3 (More) Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio

    I previously wrote an article about the 5 mistakes to avoid with your ETF portfolio, ranging from not falling in love with ...
  8. Preparing Your ETF Portfolio For Increased Volatility

    HSBC’s PMI for the Chinese economy rose to 50.5 from a final reading of 50.2 in August. The manufacturing sector is expanding, ...
  9. Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs

    While there are no penny stock ETFs or mutual funds, a shrewd investor can pick from a number of small-cap and micro-cap ...
  10. How Low-Volatility ETFs Can Enhance Your Success

    Is your equity portfolio suffering from seasickness? Check out these low-volatility ETFs known for their stability.
  11. Google Stock Too Expensive For You? Try Options

    Investing in Google (GOOG) generally requires you to pay the price of the share multiplied by the number of shares bought. ...
  12. Human Capital, An Important Asset For Portfolio Diversification

    An investor’s total wealth consists of two parts – financial capital and human capital. The latter should not be overlooked ...
  13. Impact Of Continuing To Work In Retirement

    What if you just kept working instead of retiring when you reach 65 or 66? Here's how to calculate how it would affect your ...
  14. Your Investments Should Be Bigger Than A Benchmark

    Chances are, you don’t invest for the sheer satisfaction of outperforming a market average. You’ve got bigger fish to fry, ...
  15. Financial Advisors Are Feeling Cyber-insecure

    Financial advisors are increasingly fretting over cybersecurity and client data breaches. Here's what they and their clients ...
  16. What You Need To Know About Fannie Mae Mortgages

    Considering a Fannie Mae mortgage loan? Here's what you should know, from size limits and rates, to required documents.
  17. Typical Retirement Expenses

    Travel is one thing people start doing more of when they retire. Here are ways to think about how your spending may change ...
  18. The Better Inflation Hedge: Gold or Treasuries?

    Owning gold may not be the best option for hedging against inflation. What else, then? Try treasuries or gold ETFs.
  19. What Type Of Person Needs A Financial Adviser?

    What kind of person should enlist the help of a financial advisor and who might be better off going it alone?
  20. Study These Penny Stock Trading Trends

    Any active trader watches trends patterns to devise a strategy. Penny stock traders should do the same; it could help them ...
  21. Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, Defined

    An entrepreneur is different from a small business owner, and requires a different temperament.
  22. The Retired Person's Guide To Managing Expenses

    Use these strategies for managing your expenses when retired, and you'll be able to enjoy life with a minimum of unpleasant ...
  23. How The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Works

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the primary statistical agency for the U.S. federal government in labor economics ...
  24. 5 Signs You're Spending Too Much In Retirement

    You're finally retired – free to have all the adventures you've dreamed of. Just be sure you have a budget and watch for ...
  25. Do Countries With The Most Oil Reserves Actually Produce The Most Oil?

    Oil, aka Black Gold, is so precious that wars have erupted over it. So why is it that not all oil-rich nations are money-rich ...
  26. 7 Signs You're Spending Too Little In Retirement

    Everyone worries about spending too much when they're retired. But you can also spend too little – and even risk your health. ...
  27. Benefit From Senior Discounts

    Retirees and other seniors can save a surprising amount of money using senior discounts. In fact, some places start the senior-savings ...
  28. Retirement: What Percentage Of Salary To Save?

    There's new research on what percentage of salary you should save to ensure you end up with enough for a comfortable retirement. ...
  29. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just ...
  30. Kaizen: An American Idea Gets A Japanese Makeover

    This manufacturing philosophy – made famous by the likes of Toyota – had its start in postwar Japan with an American statistician.
  31. How To Buy Oil Options

    Crude oil options are widely traded energy derivatives, with a twist. They're options on futures, giving the investor some ...
  32. Investing In Luxury Real Estate

    You might not have the money for a luxury home of your dreams, but that doesnt mean there aren't still plenty of ways to ...
  33. What Drives Summer Blockbuster Movie Profits?

    Moviegoers spent about $1 billion each of the months of May, June, July and August 2014. What is it that makes a summer blockbuster ...
  34. The Economics of Hulu, Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster

    These on-demand entertainment giants have already changed the way we consume entertainment. Who is poised to win this race ...
  35. Reduce Your Allocation To Small Cap U.S Stock ETFs

    The Wall Street media may celebrate the 35% intra-day jump in Alibaba shares. They may tout the record highs in the Dow and ...
  36. Investment Options For Bitcoin High-Rollers

    Got big money to bet on bitcoins? Here are some options looking to make a splash in 2014.
  37. Comparing Credit Card Companies

    The four main credit card networks all have distinct strengths and drawbacks. Be sure you understand their unique traits ...
  38. Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that so many people still don't know what ...
  39. Can Investors Trust Official Statistics?

    The official statistics in some countries need to be taken with a grain of salt. Find out why you should be skeptical.
  40. Investing In China

    Investment opportunity is huge in China. However, investors should consider the pitfalls, understand the risks and rewards, ...
  41. How To Score A Private Student Loan

    Think of private student loans as a last resort to pay for college – they cost more than other types. Here's how to find ...
  42. Tracking Your Portfolio On Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance can sync with brokerage accounts, merge and track investments to monitor performance and help you understand ...
  43. How To Select A Penny Stock Broker

    Penny stocks' potential for high yield can be enticing to some investors, but due to the sordid history of such stocks, it's ...
  44. Six Steps To A Better Business Budget

    This easy but essential process helps owners ensure that their businesses can stay afloat.
  45. How To Avoid Buying A "Lemon" Product

    A lack of information can lead people into bad purchases and bad investments. Find out how you can avoid these lemons.
  46. The Federal Reserve’s Policy For ETF Investors

    The market climbs a "Wall of Worry," yet the only apprehension that sends stock investors for the exit doors relates to the ...
  47. Forex Exotic Currency Trading: Risks & Rewards

    Exotic currencies are off the beaten path and are not for novices, but experienced forex investors might find the high risk-reward ...
  48. Credit Card Or Cash?

    Credit cards are convenient to use, but not always the best choice. Here are 5 times you shouldn't pay with a credit card ...
  49. Health Insurance Tips For College Students

    Why buy for health insurance when your parents' policy can cover you? Read on to avoid paying twice.
  50. Health Insurance: Paying For Pre-Existing Conditions

    If you bring a pre-existing condition to a new insurer, you may find yourself without coverage.
  51. Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Use these simple ideas to save money and get better coverage for your house.
  52. A Look At Single-Premium Life Insurance

    Want to provide for your dependents and finance your own long-term care? Learn more here.
  53. Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Mortgage protection life insurance sounds great in concept - a guarantee that your mortgage will be paid off if you die unexpectedly. ...
  54. 5 Services To Usher In New Clients

    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  55. The Government And Risk: A Love-Hate Relationship

    Though the U.S. government can help its citizens by subsidizing risky loans, the costs always come back to the taxpayers. ...
  56. Don't Be Misled By Investment Advertising

    Investment companies and brokers want to sell. Unfortunately, this can result in promotional material that is not entirely ...
  57. Global View: Investing In Emerging Markets

    In recent months, investors have been looking overseas for opportunities in emerging markets (EMs).
  58. Hypothesis Testing in Finance: Concept & Examples

    When you're indecisive about an investment, the best way to keep a cool head might be test various hypotheses using the most ...
  59. Follow Buffet's Discipline & Beat The Market

    Warren Buffett was once asked what is more important to become a successful investor: intelligence or discipline? His answer ...
  60. What You Need To Know About COBRA Health Insurance

    We go through everything you need to know about COBRA so that you can decide if it's right for you.
  61. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements.
  62. Technical Top-Down Investing: Analyzing The Market

    The top-down investment strategy depends on economy and market strength. Find out what you should know before jumping in. ...
  63. After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    Accumulating post-tax assets can work to your advantage. Find out how.
  64. Trading Without Noise

    False signals can drown out underlying trends. Find out how to tone them down and tune them out.
  65. Can Good News Be A Signal To Sell?

    Sometimes positive announcements can mean bad news for a stock. Find out why.
  66. Is Your Psyche Ready For A Bull Market?

    Not all investors are mentally prepared for when a much-awaited bull market finally comes charging in.
  67. Using the Coppock Curve to Generate Stock Trade Signals

    How the Coppock Curve momentum indicator can help you isolate buying opportunities and exit points in the stock market.
  68. Spotting A Market Bottom

    Recognizing a market bottom can lead to huge opportunities for an investor. We go over how you can spot the bottom so that ...
  69. Independent 401(K): A Top Retirement Vehicle For Sole Proprietors

    This vehicle has several advtanges over the SEP IRA. Find out why it's often a better alternative.
  70. How Your Finances Compare To The Average American

    The phrase personal finance is pretty apt; your budget, financial goals and income are all unique to you, but there are some ...
  71. Guide To 401(k) And IRA Rollovers

    Follow the steps detailed below when you need to roll over your 401(k) or IRA account to be sure you preserve tax benefits ...
  72. Which Canadian Oil Stocks Are The Best?

    Canada is a prime option when investing in oil companies and oil-related assets. Here are four long-term picks worth your ...
  73. The Best Books On Warren Buffett

    These six books aren’t as satisfying as owning Berkshire shares has been for the last 45 years, but there is a lot of knowledge ...
  74. PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire

    With 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, you'll be surprised to learn that most of PepsiCo's revenue derives from foods. Here's ...
  75. How To Pick Winning Penny Stocks

    Cheap doesn't always equal good. When choosing penny stocks, investors would be wise to note several key factors that affect ...
  76. No Faith In Bitcoin? Profit From Shorting It

    Most articles assume that bitcoin prices will rise. But what about those who think it's a Ponzi scheme? This article is for ...
  77. New Retirement Plan Limits For 2011

    New changes to the law can have a huge impact on your nest egg.
  78. Footnotes: Early Warning Signs For Investors

    These documents hold very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  79. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group of ...
  80. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  81. Why Your Will Should Name Designated Beneficiaries

    Find out how to make the tough decisions when it comes to choosing who will receive your assets and how they will be paid ...
  82. SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories and progress.
  83. Beware Of Wall Street's Three Big Lies

    Don't get swindled into buying snake oil from Wall Street. Find out three lies that can lead to losing investments.
  84. War's Influence On Wall Street

    Blitzkrieg? Dawn raids? Sounds like the markets and the battlefield have a few things in common.
  85. Changes In Tax Legislation And Regulation

    Keeping on top of these amendments can help you avoid penalties and take advantage of benefits.
  86. Should You Convert Your IRA?

    Discover the factors you must weigh to make this decision.
  87. How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    We look at how corporate boards are constructed, and how investors can get involved.
  88. Credit Card Arbitrage: Free Money Or Dangerous Gamble?

    Credit card arbitrage is a way to make some money, but it's a major gamble with devastating risks.
  89. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  90. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  91. Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out ...
  92. Freelance Careers: Look Before You Leap

    Freelance work is a way to escape the daily grind - but don't ignore the added responsibility that comes with freedom.
  93. Fighting Back Against Collection Lawsuits

    There are still options available to those being pursued by a creditor.
  94. Finding Spin In The Financial Services Industry

    The financial services industry may stop short of lying outright, but that doesn't mean that everything they say about their ...
  95. Basics Of The Binomial Distribution

    Despite the fancy-sounding name, you already understand the Binomial Distribution, and you can use it to make money. Ready? ...
  96. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  97. Successful Ways That Governments Reduce Federal Debt

    Governments have many options when trying to reduce debt, and throughout history some of them have actually worked.
  98. The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  99. The U.S. National Spending And Debt

    Just like any average American household, government overspending can carry on for extended periods by rolling over debt ...
  100. Getting Government Loans

    Would a government loan provide a more cost-effective way to finance your business? See whether your company qualifies for ...
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