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  1. Pass Your CFA Exams on the First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  2. Ready for Retirement? Here Are Some Tips for Baby Boomers

    For those nearing their retirement date, here are a few things that should be organized in the years prior.
  3. Why Bonds Collapse and What You Can Do About It

    Here's why bonds recently crashed and what investors who invest in them can do about it.
  4. 7 Common Medicare Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Medicare is confusing to many people, so if you're eligible, make sure you understand the pitfalls that come with making ...
  5. 6 IRA Tax Changes That Could Impact You Soon

    Here are several potential measures that could come before Congress in 2017 that would negatively impact the tax benefits ...
  6. How to Owe Nothing on Your Federal Tax Return

    You have the control to determine whether you owe in April. Learn more here.
  7. How YouTube Makes Money Off Videos

    YouTube's revenue is growing even if the profits aren’t, and some growth is better than nothing.
  8. How Reddit Makes Money

    Reddit, the self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet,” celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. How does the website ...
  9. How Google Maps Makes Money

    Find out how Google Maps generates revenue through subtle techniques that many users may not even be aware of.
  10. How Groupon Makes Money

    A rundown of how Groupon works and how it benefits the businesses it partners with.
  11. The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring ...
  12. How Hard are the CFA Exams?

    Learn about the difficulty of the CFA exams with a description of the tests, some statistics on pass rates and suggestions ...
  13. The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  14. Before You Visit Your Tax Preparer: Do This

    The earlier you start preparing your tax records and documents, the more likely you are to have a smooth tax return experience ...
  15. What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes

    Find out how your profits are taxed and what to consider when making investment decisions.
  16. CPI, Beige Book and Other Economic Indicators That Do-It-Yourself Investors Should ...

    Understanding these investing tools will put the market in your hands.
  17. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can sense when a client is lying. Find out what sets off their lie detectors.
  18. How To Claim A Dependent On Your Tax Return

    If you are a caregiver, get to know the rules for claiming a dependent before filing your taxes.
  19. An Overview of Itemized Deductions

    Not taking the standard deduction this year could save you hundreds of dollars.
  20. Why Just Half of Americans Got a Raise This Year

    Just half of Americans got a raise this year, according to a new survey conducted by Bankrate for 2016. Here are some of ...
  21. The Lottery: Is it Ever Worth Playing?

    You have better odds of being bitten by a poisonous snake, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play — especially when the ...
  22. Taxation Rules for Bond Investors

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.
  23. How to Find a Financial Advisor / Planner

    How should you go about finding the right financial advisor? The first step is to figure out what sort of professional help ...
  24. The Many Faces of EM Investing

    Investors should think of emerging markets as individual countries with distinct opportunities and take into account the ...
  25. How to Evaluate Your Retirement Plan

    Here are four things to consider to make sure you are financially prepared for retirement.
  26. Form 9465: Don't Pay Your Back Taxes Without It

    This form can lighten your tax load if you owe Uncle Sam.
  27. Does the S&P Follow the Consumer Confidence Index?

    Are the ups and downs of the Consumer Confidence Index similar to those of the S&P 500?
  28. The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.
  29. Why Some Investors Have to Pay Taxes on a Loss

    Here's why some investors need to pay capital gains taxes even if they haven't sold any funds or made any portfolio changes—and ...
  30. The National Debt Explained

    We know it's growing, but we don't know exactly how. An in-depth look why the U.S. Government's debt continues to balloon ...
  31. Chart of the Week: Gauging Europe’s Political Risks

    We see a low risk of Europe’s populist parties winning power near term but expect them to stay on the political radar screen. ...
  32. How Credit Scores Impact Wealth Through Real Estate

    Here's how credit scores impact mortgage rates and the ability to build wealth, particularly for retirement.
  33. How to Help Your Clients Avoid Identity Fraud

    Financial advisors should encourage clients to take these steps to avoid identity fraud.
  34. Financial Steps to Take for a Prosperous 2017

    View all of your assets as one portfolio, and then invest them in multiple asset classes, whether you are retired or still ...
  35. Yes, the Bond Selloff can Continue

    We explain why the post-election selloff in bonds may be a longer-term, not temporary, phenomenon.
  36. Black Friday Sales Figures: Fact and Fiction

    Retailers are eager to cash in on the all-important holiday shopping season. But what exactly should investors make of the ...
  37. Choosing Medicare Advantage? Read This First

    A new study finds disturbing differences in the hospital networks some Medicare Advantage plans provide. Check before you ...
  38. 3 Big Keys to Advisor Profitability

    Competition is fierce in today's financial advisory market. Here's how advisors can maintain profits and grow their business.
  39. Advisors: Here Is the Social Media You Should Use

    Being on social media is a valuable part of an advisor's digital marketing strategy. Here's where advisors find are finding ...
  40. A Look at UBS's New SmartWealth Robo-Advisor

    Here's how UBS's robo-advisor, set to launch in the U.K. in 2017, will work.
  41. Buy-Sell Agreements: What Advisors Should Know

    Having a buy-sell agreement in place can cement a succession plan with a fair price and ensure a seamless transition to the ...
  42. Top Trends Advisors Need to Stay Ahead of to Grow

    Advisors who want to grow their practice will need to stay ahead of these major trends.
  43. Why Indexed Annuities are Booming as VAs Wither

    Market trends and regulatory factors have led to a substantial decline in the sale of variable annuities, while indexed annuities ...
  44. How to Help Clients Who Have Become Disabled

    Disability can strike a client any time. Advisors should make sure clients are adequately insured against this risk and know ...
  45. Retirement Abroad: 5 Unexpected Foreign Cities

    If retiring abroad is your dream, here are some less well known destinations where the culture is rich; the scenery, lovely ...
  46. Will Trump's Win Change Low Return Assumptions?

    A prolonged bull market has many lowering their return expectations going forward. Should they under a Trump presidency?
  47. What Is Tencent? (BABA, BIDU)

    A look at Tencent, one of the top companies in the world in terms of market capitalization.
  48. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  49. How India Makes Money

    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  50. Don't Miss These Insurance-Related Tax Deductions

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account. Do you know about all these insurance-related ...
  51. Filling Out 1099 Forms

    There are many different 1099 forms for different types of non-employee compensation. We explain the differences among them, ...
  52. College Savings: How to Be Best in Class

    Starting a college education fund early is essential to being prepared for the costs of higher education. Here are some options. ...
  53. 5 Tips for Managing Your Career and Your Goals

    Propel your career in the right direction by focusing on a few key actions that will help you in reaching your goal.
  54. How to Find the Truth in Financial Services Studies

    How do you find the real science today given an environment where there’s so much sensationalism and spin trying to present ...
  55. Don't Miss This Retirement Tax-Saving Window

    Many retirement planners view the years between age 59½ and 70½ as a “sweet spot” for their clients’ taxes. Here’s why and ...
  56. 5 Ways to Stretch Your Retirement Dollars

    Fixed incomes are a reality of retirement, which means your money needs to last. From downsizing to staying healthy, here ...
  57. How Retirement Planning is Like Playing Football

    Your retirement game plan shares a few similarities to a football game. How are you scoring so far?
  58. How Currency Fluctuations Impacted 2016 Wealth

    These countries were impacted the most by currency swings.
  59. Where Should I Retire?

    It's not just about money or weather or beautiful scenery and a lively cultural scene. Here, some other real-life ways to ...
  60. 8 Essential Tips For Retirement Saving

    Whether you're a saver or a financial advisor who wants to give clients a leg up, these 8 tips are essential for financial ...
  61. Best Ways to Save For Retirement Without an IRA or 401(k)

    Learn the most common types of savings vehicles used to accumulate money for retirement outside employer-sponsored 401(k)s ...
  62. The Richest and Poorest Countries Per Capita in 2016

    The United States only comes in third for the highest wealth per adult.
  63. Year-End Finance Tips for Small Firms and Freelancers

    Here's a robust end-of-the year tax-prep checklist for individuals and entities that earn 1099 income.
  64. House Prices Up? How to Find a Home

    With housing affordability slipping in many areas across the nation, first-time buyers are struggling to find a home that ...
  65. Don't Make These Mistakes Before You Retire

    Retirement costs can be surprisingly high. Help minimize the shock of these future expenses by extensively planning and not ...
  66. Estate Planning for Beginners: Part Three

    A primary purpose of most trusts is to provide a timetable for the distributions of assets where an outright distribution ...
  67. How Finding a Financial Advisor is Like Dating

    Finding a advisor is an emotional and financial investment. Make sure you choose one who will provide the support you need ...
  68. Annuities: The Good, Bad and Ugly You Should Know

    Let's take an in-depth look at the different types of annuities and their pros and cons.
  69. Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Healthcare often is the highest cost during retirement. Here's how to plan for and possibly buck that trend.
  70. Multiple Accounts? Here's How to Calculate RMDs

    Ever wondered how to calculate required minimum distributions from multiple accounts? Here's a quick primer.
  71. Healthcare Costs in 2018: The Great Unknown

    Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and has nominated to his cabinet the perfect man to help. But what about ...
  72. Start Preparing Now For Your Next Tax Bill

    By now, your accountant should be able to estimate your tax bill. If there are some surprises, you still have time to plan ...
  73. Filling Out The W-9 Form

    Freelancers and independent contractors have to fill out a W-9 for their employers and clients. Here's what to do.
  74. Pinterest To Launch Its New Cash Cow: A Shopping Section

    Pinterest started out looking like a pinboard photo-sharing site. Now they have a curated online shop.
  75. How to Fill Out Your W-4 Form

    Your step-by-step guide to making sure your employer reports your tax withholding correctly to the IRS.
  76. Wealthy Are Feeling Flush Following Trump's Win

    Wealthy investors are much more optimistic about the economy, the future of healthcare and national security following Trump's ...
  77. How to Help Women Maximize Social Security

    Women depend more on Social Security than men. Here's what advisors need to be aware of to help them receive the maximum ...
  78. How to Keep Clients Coming Back to Your Website

    With many more Americans going online instead of other means to get their daily news, advisors should be building out their ...
  79. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  80. Plan Your Retirement Abroad

    A real-world, step-by-step guide to making that dream of retiring abroad a reality—from visas to housing to healthcare and ...
  81. How Trump Could Let the Fiduciary Rule Die on the Vine

    If Donald Trump keeps his promise to repeal the fiduciary rule his administration could do so by not defending it against ...
  82. What To Do If You Lost Your W-2

    There's no need to panic if you don't have your Form W-2 — there are easy ways to gain access to get it or file without it.
  83. Pension Vesting: Everything You Need to Know

    Understanding pension vesting is tricky, but it’s crucial to making wise decisions about changing jobs and collecting the ...
  84. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  85. How To Invest In A More 'Libre' Post-Castro Cuba

    The death of Fidel Castro and more normalized trade with America could mean rapid economic growth in Cuba. For now, the options ...
  86. Is it Worth Saving Up for a Bigger Down Payment?

    There are numerous low-down-payment mortgage options out there, but sometimes it makes sense to build up your savings so ...
  87. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Puerto Rico

    The island has beautiful beaches, a great climate, tax breaks for American buyers – and a huge debt crisis. Still game? Here ...
  88. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI) is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of 20 million Investopedia readers ...
  89. How to Nail Your Advisory Firm's Website

    Your website can be your most powerful tool for generating leads and establishing credibility and expertise. Here are tips ...
  90. Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

    Your score is critical in determining not only whether you'll secure a loan for a home, but also what interest rate you will ...
  91. Top 3 Cheapest Homeowners Insurance Companies

    When it comes to finding the cheapest homeowners insurance, it is worth taking the small amount of time required to comparison ...
  92. Make the Most of 'Giving Tuesday'

    Giving Tuesday is a good time to share the wealth, especially if you're interested in maxing out your tax deduction for charitable ...
  93. Save Money on Healthcare: These Tools Can Help

    Innovative tools that let you shop around for lower-cost medical procedures are helping people save money on healthcare. ...
  94. How to Decide Where to Live in Retirement

    Here's a guide to help you decide where and how you want to live after retirement.
  95. Why Having an Emergency Fund Is Essential

    Do you know how you’d pay the bills if you lost your job, had a health crisis or needed a major car repair? That's why an ...
  96. Top 5 Podcasts for Home Buyers

    Buying a home can be confusing - here are 5 podcasts to offer some advice along the way.
  97. Cyber Monday: Is This App Safe to Shop In?

    There’s been a surge of phony retail and product apps appearing in Apple’s App Store recently. Here’s how to know if an app ...
  98. Clover Health Reviews: Is Their Marketing Misleading?

    It looks like Clover Health reviews for its 2017 Medicare Advantage plan might be better than last year's, thanks to changes ...
  99. How Instagram Makes Money

    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  100. Russia’s Novatek Diversifies Funding for Yamal LNG

    Russia's Novatek turns to Japanese and European lenders to diversify funding.
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