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  1. Who Are Millennials and Why Do They Matter?

    With more than 80 million members, the Millennial generation represents a key consumer segment. Ignore them at your peril. ...
  2. Protect Yourself Against Reverse Mortgage Scams

    You could lose not only money, but also your home, if you fall for these schemes.
  3. Find a Reverse Mortgage Lender You Can Trust

    Reverse mortgages are a notorious lending market. Follow these steps and the chances are good you’ll find a trustworthy, ...
  4. Five Portfolio Moves For The Second Half

    After a relatively calm few months, market volatility is back. If you are an investor, we help you prepare your portfolio ...
  5. Do Big Inheritances Do More Harm Than Good?

    Most wealthy parents plan to pass on their wealth, but few have had discussions with their heirs. Financial advisors should ...
  6. Top Tips for Helping Clients Sustain Wealth

    High-net-worth individuals face a number of potential challenges when passing wealth down, but it is possible to build generational ...
  7. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  8. Missing Seadrill's Dividend? Consider These Alternatives

    Examine a number of alternative investments to Seadrill among the other prominent companies engaged in the offshore drilling ...
  9. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy?

    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  10. 10 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You

    Whether you're selling a home or buying one, go in with eyes wide open when you're working with a broker.
  11. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields, but a lot can go wrong on the way to collecting that dividend payout.
  12. General Electric Returns Vs The Dow Industrials

    General Electric (GE) has outperformed the Dow Industrial Average since the 2008 crash and could achieve even greater returns ...
  13. End Yo-Yo Trading By Cultivating Discipline

    Lack of professional and personal discipline can impact self worth and market performance. Examine lifestyle choices like ...
  14. Find the Private Island of Your Dreams

    The perks, the problems and the pleasures of owning your own little piece of paradise.
  15. Putting The Greece Deal In Context

    After a number of surprising twists, the recent Greek drama finally took an expected turn with news that Greece and its creditors ...
  16. Can I Afford To Buy A Private Island?

    It may not be as pricey as you think, but don't forget to pay attention to the rights you're buying and, perhaps, factor ...
  17. Lockheed Martin Is Tight With The US Government

    The relationship between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government is long-standing and the company's biggest revenue source, ...
  18. The Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

    These stocks offer stability while exhibiting strong indicators of future growth.
  19. Choose Abundance and Manage Your Trades Like A Pro

    Professional traders build skills to last a lifetime, not just through the next rally or selloff. Cultivate the psychology ...
  20. What Drives The Price Of Chocolate?

    The price of chocolate is driven by many factors, and chocolate lovers need to understand what can impact our ability to ...
  21. How Advisors Can Help Couples Agree on Finances

    Financial advisors often end up being mediators when it comes to working with couples. Here are some ways to get them on ...
  22. 5 Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

    It's easy for small business owners to miss a few tax write-offs. Here's where to find them.
  23. How Millennials and Baby Boomers Invest Alike

    When it comes to investing Millennials and Boomers are more alike than you may think. Here's how.
  24. America's Beloved Restaurants: Should You Invest?

    Should you invest in the country's most favorite restaurant brands?
  25. How to Help Clients Plan for a Special Needs Child

    A special needs child demands extra diligence in planning. Here's a guide to best practices.
  26. Is PayPal Worth More Than eBay?

    Examine the online payment processor, PayPal, and discover its projected value increase as a standalone company, separate ...
  27. Understanding Regulations on Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts

    QLACs provide retirees a way to guarantee a lifetime income – as long as the regulations set out by the IRS are followed. ...
  28. Top 10 Jobs That Allow You to Work From Home

    Here are some top careers where you'll find work-at-home job opportunities.
  29. 7 Finance Books Every Teenager Should Read

    Most personal finance books are geared to adults, but here are a few that teens may actually want to read.
  30. Will Abercrombie & Fitch Ever Make a Comeback?

    A comeback seems possible for Abercrombie & Fitch, but can it afford the costs required to put it back on top?
  31. Do You Qualify for a Reverse Mortgage?

    See whether you meet the age qualifications and other requirements for getting a reverse mortgage.
  32. A P2P Mortgage: Is This Loan Right For You?

    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  33. Reverse Mortgages and Your Taxes

    It pays to know the tax benefits from getting a reverse mortgage. Two major considerations: Are the proceeds taxable and ...
  34. Low-Cost Ideas For Urban Gardening

    Because urban gardening is a growing trend to create lots of greenery in your home, we give you these low-cost ideas without ...
  35. 7 "Apprentice" Hosts From Around the World

    There are as many as 26 countries with their own local version of "The Apprentice," and each version is hosted by a native, ...
  36. Who Are Patent Trolls & How Do They Work?

    Patent trolls are in the business of patent litigation, enforcing their patent rights against alleged infringers through ...
  37. The Best ETFs for Today's Volatile Market

    Volatility is back with a vengeance. Here's how to smooth the path for your portfolio.
  38. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  39. Is It the Perfect Time to Buy Seadrill?

    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  40. 8 Tips on Saving Money as a Student in Paris

    A strong dollar and French government policies designed to help students make it easier to survive on a tight budget.
  41. Investment Advisor Versus Broker: How They Compare

    What is the difference between an investment advisor and a broker?
  42. How WhatsApp Is Killing SMS Texting

    With nearly 1 billion users, WhatsApp is killing off cell phone carrier-based SMS texting. But how will it make money and ...
  43. The World's Top Emerging Airlines

    Investopedia explores the top emerging airlines in the world and their prospects for growth.
  44. What Does It Cost to Study Abroad in Paris?

    Housing will be your biggest budget challenge as a student in Paris, but the city offers lots of ways for students to save ...
  45. Why Seadrill's Dividend Reinstatement Is Unlikely

    Learn why Seadrill suspended its dividend payments in the latter part of 2014, and how lower crude oil prices could hurt ...
  46. How Much Does It Cost to Study Abroad in France?

    Study abroad can deliver a big return on your investment. Here are some costs to consider if you're thinking of studying ...
  47. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  48. How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  49. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  50. Coffee Wars: Starbucks Vs. Keurig Green Mountain

    We look at the very different paths coffee giants Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain have traveled since the end of the ...
  51. The Impact Of Oil On Your Real Estate

    We examine the relationship that oil prices (and quantities) bear on real estate prices and quantities, in both boomtowns ...
  52. Can Smith & Wesson Survive Gun Control?

    We look at the past, present and future of this iconic American company.
  53. Brazil's Oil Sector Can't Save the Economy

    Brazil’s economy is undergoing significant fiscal adjustments, and it now seems that the oil sector alone will not be able ...
  54. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  55. Did Obamacare Make Premiums Go Up?

    A careful look at data from nonpartisan sources suggests that any increases have actually been modest by historical standards. ...
  56. Pay Less for Financial Advice

    Here's a look at what you should pay for financial advice and investment management, what you should get for that price and ...
  57. How The NBA Makes Money

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  58. Game Theory And The Greece Bank Crisis

    How can game theory help us understand how the Greece bank crisis will play out? As things come to a head, Greece and the ...
  59. Surprising Ways a Trust Could Help Your Family

    Everything you always wanted to know about setting up trusts, in handy glossary form.
  60. 3 Savvy Strategies for Rolling Over Your 401(k)

    How to make the most on your 401(k) rollover – including considerable tax benefits (capital gains, not income tax) when company ...
  61. A Guide to Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts

    QLACs are one way to make sure you don't outlive your retirement savings. Here's how they work.
  62. ETF Analysis: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets

    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
  63. How to Find the Right Retirement Community

    You're going to be spending a lot of time there, so invest time and thought into which retirement community you pick – before ...
  64. Relax at the Airport With the Right Credit Card

    Some of the best credit cards available to the everyday consumer now give anyone access to some of the world’s most luxurious ...
  65. Hedge Fund Balance Sheet Example

    What once was a niche investment vehicle for the ultra-rich, the hedge fund industry has grown to more than $2.5 billion ...
  66. Why Real Estate Investors Need a Business Plan

    And how to write one that will serve as a road map to give you direction and motivate you to stay on track.
  67. Leading Economic Indicators for Oil Prices

    The factors that determine the price of oil are supply and demand. Their leading indicators can help investors and traders ...
  68. Love by the Numbers: The Math Behind Online Dating

    Behind the growing use of online dating are complex algorithms facilitating the matching process.
  69. Five Wildly Successful Value Investors

    Warren Buffett is not the only investor who has benefited tremendously from adopting Graham's approach to investing.
  70. List of the Major Stock Exchanges in the Caribbean

    Though the Caribbean is well-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant music, it has an emerging capital market that should ...
  71. Pro Tips on Evaluating Clients' Risk Tolerance

    Want to keep clients longer? Bolster your risk assessment capabilities.
  72. How Martha Stewart Built a Media Empire

    A look into how Martha Stewart took her home-based catering business and turned it into a billion dollar media empire.
  73. How to Pick the Right Online Mortgage Lender

    Here are the best tactics to help successfully navigate choosing the right online mortgage lender.
  74. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  75. Should You Use Credit Cards To Fund Your Business?

    We give you 4 reasons to consider using a credit card instead of a business loan to fund your business, and how to be smart ...
  76. Outsource This!: The Top 10 Jobs for Millennials

    Millennials should consider careers in these areas for better initial opportunity, job security and even solid wages.
  77. 401(k) vs. Picking Stocks: What's Best?

    The pros and cons of two different ways to invest your retirement savings
  78. ‘Turnkey’ Properties: A Sensible Investment?

    Turnkey properties can make sense - for people who want a real estate investment without truly being in the real estate business. ...
  79. Comparing Contributions: Roth 401(k) vs. Roth IRA

    Which one works better for you? Read on.
  80. Work-From-Home Scams: How to Avoid Them

    Learning when a lucrative opportunity is – and isn't – legitimate.
  81. 5 Benefits of Rolling Over a 401(k)

    Nearing retirement or changing jobs? Here's why you might want to move your 401(k) into an IRA (more investment options, ...
  82. How Much Does It Cost to Roll Over a 401(k)?

    Normally, there's no fee to roll over a 401(k) account. But ask your broker about the cost of opening a new account. That's ...
  83. 3 Things You Should Know About PayPal's IPO

    Read about what investors should consider before the PayPal IPO, including the company's strong revenue growth, business ...
  84. Top 5 Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    The high growth potential of emerging markets makes these five ETFs popular among risk-tolerant investors.
  85. Top Tips for Would-Be Women Advisors

    Relatively few women seek a career as a financial advisor. Here's what aspiring and current advisors can do to popularize ...
  86. Vanguard's Robo-Advisor: Tailored to Boomers

    Consumers likely will benefit from Vanguard’s entrance into the rapidly expanding robo-advisory market as competition intensifies. ...
  87. Use This Key Metric to Pick Restaurant Stocks

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings—a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  88. The CFP Board: Its Role and Mission

    The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards promotes standards and ethics in financial planning and enforces CFP certification ...
  89. Tops Tips to Prep Your Advisory Practice for Sale

    Here are three tips financial advisors should follow when prepping their practice for a sale to help with a smooth transaction ...
  90. Why Doctors Need a Crutch When Managing Money

    For a variety of reasons, doctors tend to make poor financial decisions, which makes them especially good financial advisor ...
  91. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks For the Next 10 Years

    Find out what makes electric cars, burritos and muscle shirts great buy-and-hold additions to your long-term portfolio.
  92. Will Spain Exit the Euro?

    With a "no" vote in last Sunday’s referendum on whether the Greek people would accept imposed austerity measures, chances ...
  93. Will Ukraine Ever Join The EU?

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has made it clear that his country is committed to joining the EU.
  94. Mobile Ad Competitors: Facebook Vs. Google

    Facebook and Google are locked in a heated battle in the mobile advertising sweepstakes. Who will win?
  95. Caribbean Currencies: An Overview

    As many as ten currencies are used among the islands of the Caribbean. A fixed exchange rate regime is the most common exchange ...
  96. Why Colt Went Out of Business

    Even as the gun industry has enjoyed good sales the last few years, iconic gun manufacturer Colt recently filed for bankruptcy. ...
  97. Signs The U.S. Recovery Is Solid

    Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s ...
  98. Best Ways to Roll Over Your 401(k)

    When you leave a job, you have some decisions to make about what to do with your 401(k). Here are some choices.
  99. Should You Add Metals To Your Portfolio?

    This study examines how various metals have performed over the last 10+ years, with analysis of whether you should consider ...
  100. How Would The Euro Trade If If A Grexit Occurs?

    In the event of a Grexit, the euro could head towards parity with the USD.
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