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  1. 8 Reasons to Celebrate the 529 College Savings Plan

    Learn why May 29th is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of saving and investing for college, especially with ...
  2. Got a Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  3. 6 Tips to Get Approved For a Mortgage

    You can change your bank's answer to a loan request from 'No' to 'Yes'. Find out how.
  4. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for a mortgage. Learn what you need to speed ...
  5. BB&T Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (BBT)

    Learn about the operations of BB&T Corporation. Discover what mortgage products and services the bank offers and how consumers ...
  6. Is TD Ameritrade Right for Your Retirement?

    TD Ameritrade has a solid reputation for retirement services. If you are thinking of putting your assets there, here’s what ...
  7. 4 Reasons Why Selling Is Harder Than Buying

    Understand why selling stocks is harder than buying them, and develop strategies for establishing investment goals with price ...
  8. The Top 5 J.P Morgan Shareholders (JPM)

    Examine the largest shareholders of JP Morgan Chase. Identify ownership patterns and discover how mutual funds and ETFs impact ...
  9. What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  10. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate why.
  11. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  12. Is Fidelity Right for Your Retirement?

    Fidelity is one of the leading brokerage firms in the U.S. The company has several retirement plan offerings and services ...
  13. Donald Trump’s Real Estate Math Tricks

    Is Trump’s Westchester County golf course worth more than $50 million – or just $1.4 million? That depends. Who pays for ...
  14. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  15. 5 Women Executives Who Are Shattering the Glass Ceiling (JPM, GM)

    Learn how these five women have successfully climbed to the top of the business world and are playing a large role in shattering ...
  16. ETF Investing: XLE Energy Sector vs. Defensive Sectors

    Analyze XLE relative to defensive sector ETFs to determine if it is a long opportunity. Learn how energy prices have impacted ...
  17. 4 Reasons Owning a House Is Increasingly Unaffordable

    Learn about five factors causing home buying to be less affordable than it was in the past for the average American.
  18. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AAPL)

    Find out how Apple came to dominate the electronics and communications industries with help from five of its international ...
  19. 5 Expensive All Cap Mutual Funds Worth Your While (FAVFX, TWGTX)

    Learn about five mutual funds that diversify assets among all market capitalizations, achieving above-average returns through ...
  20. The Best 2 ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
  21. Donald Trump for President: What Are the Chances?

    The success of Donald Trump's outsider candidacy has shaken the Republican party to its core.
  22. Top 10 Highest-Paying Retail Jobs

    Find out where to find the top 10 highest-paying retail jobs in the country, and what the top retailers are paying their ...
  23. Is Bigger Better with ETFs, Mutual Funds?

    Bigger can be better with an index or large-cap mutual fund, or in an ETF strategy, but it can be a curse in other cases. ...
  24. Why $15 Minimum Wage Might Not Be Good News for Anyone (MCD, DPZ)

    Discover why the minimum wage isn't the panacea it is made out to be, and how artificial wage increases strain businesses ...
  25. Large-Cap Mutual Fund: ClearBridge's Best YTD Value Fund (SINAX)

    Discover how the ClearBridge Large-Cap Value Fund Class A outperforms the S&P 500 in down markets, and learn how it can fortify ...
  26. Google Essentials for Financial Advisors

    These tips will help you manage and boost your presence on Google.
  27. Why the Wealthy Will Always Need Human Advisors

    A recent report by Citi concludes that robo-advisors augment traditional advisors and that the wealthy will always prefer ...
  28. ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: How Investors Can Choose

    While ETFs and mutual funds are fundamentally different, they also provide many of the same benefits. Here's how to choose ...
  29. 3 ETFs to Hedge Against the Food Shortage Risk

    Learn about a possible global food shortage. Discover three exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain exposure to this ...
  30. 3 Expensive Frontier Markets Equity ETFs Worth Your While (FM, FRN)

    Explore the contrarian opportunities in frontier markets equity ETFs, including high dividends and participation in oil and ...
  31. Minimum Wage Increase: Will Technology Help Margins for U.S. Companies? (MCD, MSFT)

    Discover why the $15 per hour minimum wage movement may unintentionally be sowing the seeds for a new crop of jobs-stealing ...
  32. Legal Risk Study: XLF, Top 3 Components With Legal Fines (GS, C)

    Discover three component companies in the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF that have had fines imposed. Learn why the companies ...
  33. Top 10 Wealthiest Families in the World

    Find out how much money it takes to land on the list of the 10 wealthiest families in the world, and why nobody is really ...
  34. The Top 4 General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  35. Global Equity Mutual Funds: 3 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider

    Take a look at three long-tenured mutual fund managers working in the global equity space, and learn more about their backgrounds ...
  36. Ditech Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (WAC)

    Discover the home mortgage products offered by Ditech Financial. Learn how average borrowers rate the bank on the loan application ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  39. BMO's Top 3 U.S. Dollar Mutual Funds (BMO, AAPL)

    Take a look at three U.S. dollar-denominated mutual funds from BMO Financial Group targeted at Canadian investors interested ...
  40. Solar ETFs: Why SunEdison May Cause Contagion Risk (SUNEQ)

    Learn about SunEdison's bankruptcy and enormous debt, and why solar companies and exchange-traded funds may be subject to ...
  41. This is the Key to Financial Success

    The earlier you start planning and saving, the better your chances are of living the lifestyle you want.
  42. Why Large Tech Companies Are Interested in Wall Street Executives (GOOGl, MSFT)

    Watch for more large-cap technology companies to recruit investment banking executives for their own top-level management ...
  43. How to Manage Money for Someone with Alzheimer's

    Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans, and approximately one in three seniors will die with dementia. ...
  44. Getting a Mortgage in Your 50s

    The financial considerations are different when you take out a mortgage in your 50s. Here's what you need to review as you ...
  45. Delaware Investments: Top 3 Fixed-Income Mutual Funds (DEECX, CXHYX.LW)

    Explore three of the most attractive fixed-income mutual funds from Delaware investments based on historical returns and ...
  46. How a Cashback/Rewards Checking Account Works

    Discover how some of the best cash-back and rewards programs for checking accounts work, including a simple way to earn up ...
  47. 3 Reasons Not to Buy Houses Just for Price Speculation (FNMA)

    Find out about the downside of speculative home buying. Learn why real estate speculation does not always promise gains even ...
  48. Understanding Your Mortgage

    We walk through the steps needed to secure the best loan to finance the purchase of your home.
  49. How Mortgage Refinancing Affects Your Net Worth

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  50. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity, find out what can go wrong.
  51. Which Is Better: A 30-Year Or 15-Year Mortgage?

    The difference in monthly payments is what homebuyers think of first when they compare the two. But have you considered these ...
  52. Domini's Highest Performing Mutual Fund Since Inception (DSEFX)

    Discover Domini Social Investments, and learn about various characteristics of its highest-performing mutual fund, the Domini ...
  53. The Top 5 Johnson & Johnson Shareholders (JNJ)

    Learn about the origins of Johnson & Johnson as the company turns 130 and the health care conglomerate's five largest shareholders.
  54. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated From Harvard

    Learn more about three of the many billionaires Harvard has produced and how they have remained loyal by donating hundreds ...
  55. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australian Equity Mutual Funds

    Discover analyses of the top dividend-paying Australian equity mutual funds, and learn about the characteristics and historical ...
  56. Google Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (GOOGL)

    Discover how Google became a leading online powerhouse and how its top five key customers help keep the company competitive ...
  57. Top 3 American Century Investments Asset Allocation Mutual Funds (TWSAX, TWSMX)

    Discover three asset allocation mutual funds from American Century Investments. There are funds to match aggressive, moderate ...
  58. How the Credit Market Impacts the Stock Market

    Discover why some analysts believe stock market prices are actually driven by demand for yields in credit markets, and why ...
  59. AT&T Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (T)

    Discover why AT&T is a global leader in communication and how networking with its top five key customers helps keep the company ...
  60. Divorce and Annuities: What Clients Need to Know

    Divorce can be the most financially devastating event in a person’s life. Here’s what your clients need to know about handling ...
  61. Investor Wants vs. Advisor Actions: Why is There a Gap?

    New research shows a disconnect between investor wants and what advisors are doling out. Here's what advisors should do to ...
  62. Roth IRA Scams: What to Watch Out For

    Here’s what you need to watch out for when it comes to investment and business opportunities using Roth IRAs.
  63. Strategic/Smart Beta: What Investors Should Know

    Here’s what your clients need to know about smart beta funds and how they can impact their portfolios.
  64. 4 Ways to Find the Best Companies to Work For

    Discover four ways to find the best companies to work for and how to make sure those companies line up with your personal ...
  65. Tesla Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TSLA)

    Learn why Tesla’s capital structure may be working against its ability to continue to raise funds for its electric vehicle ...
  66. Top Four ETFs That Track The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ,TQQQ,QLD,QQEW)

    There's a Nasdaq 100 ETF for investors and traders of all stripes, from the basic Qubes, to the turbocharged ProShares Ultra ...
  67. 5 Best Home Appraisal Online Calculators (NWSA, Z)

    Learn more about online home appraisal calculators and review five of the best calculators, including general reviews of ...
  68. Gateway Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about the operations of Gateway Bank Mortgage, Inc. Discover what mortgage products and services it offers and how ...
  69. The Top 3 Chevron Shareholders (CVX)

    Learn about the major shareholders, including individuals, institutional investors and mutual funds, of Chevron Corporation ...
  70. American Beacon: Top 3 Single Equity Manager Mutual Funds (BRLVX, SGAGX)

    Discover American Beacon's Top Three Single Equity Manager Mutual Funds with a complete summary of each manager and performance ...
  71. MBB: iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund ETF Analysis

    Explore the iShares MBS ETF and see how this fund composed of agency-issued mortgage debt compares to similar ETFs in the ...
  72. Panama Papers Firms Lost $230B in Market Cap, More Surprises

    Experts predict that the fallout from the Panama Papers has only just begun.
  73. 3 Mid-Cap Equity Mutual Funds That Rely on Strong M&As

    Read analyses of three mid-cap equity mutual funds that employ an event-driven arbitrage strategy and rely on strong mergers ...
  74. Why Inflation Feels Higher Than the Fed's Target Rate

    Follow the monthly readings on core PCE inflation in the Personal Income and Outlays reports to understand the Federal Reserve's ...
  75. What Druckenmiller Is Saying About the U.S. Pension System

    Assess the sustainability of the Social Security system in the United States based on Stanley Druckenmiller's warnings. How ...
  76. The Top 5 IBM Shareholders (IBM)

    Learn more about the largest stakeholders of IBM and the role they have played in the company's growth in the software and ...
  77. XLF vs. KRE: Which ETF Performs Better in Low Interest Rate Environments?

    Get a comparative review of two leading financial sector ETFs, XLF and KRE, and learn how each has performed in a protracted ...
  78. 4 Benefits of Holding Stocks for the Long Term

    Discover some of the benefits that come from buying and holding stocks for longer periods of time, such as tax savings and ...
  79. 3 Reasons to Avoid Variable-Rate Mortgages

    Understand the difference between fixed-rate and variable-rate mortgages, and learn the primary reasons for avoiding a variable-rate ...
  80. Global Consumer Services: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global consumer service revenue data to determine which countries and regions have the most exposure. Identify trends ...
  81. Is the American Dream Dead?

    Find out why the American Dream lives on and how entrepreneurial optimism is driving more innovative start-ups in an age ...
  82. How Does PepsiCo Make Money?

    A look at how snack and beverage behemoth PepsiCo operates and its key regional markets and products.
  83. How a Death Benefit in a Variable Annuity Works

    A look at how the death benefit in a variable annuity works.
  84. Walmart Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (WMT)

    Learn about a handful of companies that generate revenue for Wal-Mart, including a gas station chain, a self-serve kiosk ...
  85. Real Estate: A Quick Guide to Boston

    Find out how the housing market is faring in historic Boston, and why the median condominium price is higher than the median ...
  86. Seriously, What is Helicopter Money?

    Helicopter money is making waves amid zero and negative interest rates prevailing in major economies. Here’s how it works.
  87. The Top 4 Yelp Shareholders (YELP)

    Read about the top major direct holders of Yelp Inc., and learn about the backgrounds of these shareholders and the numbers ...
  88. 3 Reasons Why The US EXIM Bank Matters

    Ex-Im Bank supports American job creation by financing exports, it fills gaps in export financing, and it enables U.S. companies ...
  89. Small Life Changes That Save You Money

    There are a number of ways your personal life can impact your bottom line.
  90. 5 Ways New Investors Can Reduce Stress

    Learn five ways to reduce stress prior to investing, involving budgeting, diversification and risk tolerance.
  91. The Truth About Moving Averages

    Why does volatility matter? Because for the vast majority of investors, buy and hold is a fallacy.
  92. Amerisave Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Find out what you need to know about online mortgage lender Amerisave Mortgage Corporation and what customers are saying ...
  93. 4 Best CT-based Mutual Funds (QRHNX, AQMNX)

    Discover two popular Connecticut-based mutual fund families, based on AUM, and learn about a few of their unique mutual fund ...
  94. Why the Stock Market Isn't Affected by Slow GDP Growth

    Learn how the stock market reached new levels in the years following the financial crisis, even though U.S. economic conditions ...
  95. 3 Expensive Penny Stock ETFs Worth Your While (PZI, IWC)

    Learn how penny stock investors can utilize exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to obtain diversification and lower overall portfolio ...
  96. Global Bond ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (BWX, WIP)

    Learn about the year-to-date performance of noteworthy global bond ETFs as of May 2016. Find out which of these ETFs beat ...
  97. Amazon Cloud: Is AWS Really Outgrowing Its Competitors? (AMZN)

    Learn about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing segment is growing much faster than ...
  98. David Einhorn on the Value of Gold (GLD)

    Find out what famed hedge fund manager of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, is saying about investing in gold, and get his ...
  99. Property Taxes in Illinois: A Quick Guide

    Learn about Illinois’ property tax policy, including which counties have the highest levies.
  100. 2 Vanguard Dividend ETFs Posed for More Growth (VIG, VYM)

    Explore how the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF and the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF pick stocks that gear them for ...
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