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  1. Time To Consolidate Your Student Loans?

    Use these strategies to decide whether consolidating your student loans makes sense for you – and what to do next if it does.
  2. An Introduction To The CMA Designation

    Learn what the Certified Management Accountant designation is, how to get it and what it can do for your accounting career.
  3. Top Job Search Mistakes For Finance Grads

    Looking to land your dream job? Skip the entry-level position by avoiding these common errors.
  4. Herding Tendencies Among Analysts

    Just like private investors, analysts are sometimes guilty of following the herd and failing to think independently.
  5. How the Cost of Living Affects Your Income

    Do you know all the ways cost of living increases can affect your income?
  6. How Cash Value Builds In A Life Insurance Policy

    If you have permanent life insurance, more of your insurance premium goes to cash value in the early years of your policy: ...
  7. 6 Ways To Capture The Cash Value In Life Insurance

    If you die with cash value left in your life insurance policy, the money goes to the insurance company – not to your beneficiaries. ...
  8. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces ...
  9. The Best Places To Exchange Currency

    Unexpected fees for changing currency can blow your foreign-travel budget. Follow these strategies to avoid them as much ...
  10. Turn Your Passion Into A Profitable Side Business

    Thinking about starting a business? Here's the first step to making a profit from a field you're passionate about.
  11. Credit Cards For People With Bad Credit

    Yes, you can get a credit card and start repairing your credit history. But brace yourself for low credit limits, sky-high ...
  12. Japan ETFs May Radiate To Further Weaken The Yen

    Shinzo Abe expressed a fierce determination to jump start Japan's economy through unconventional monetary policy measures.
  13. Banker Or Broker: Which Career Is Right For You?

    Bankers and stock brokers may share similar traits, but there are many differences between the two professions.
  14. 5 Things You Shouldn't Do During A Recession

    These tips can help you avoid financial risk, and are especially important during an economic slowdown.
  15. Finding The Trend With Aroon

    Don't be confused about whether a long-term trend will continue, stall or reverse.
  16. Is There A Changing Of The ETF Guard?

    The headlines have focused on the year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as well as the relatively minor losses for the Dow Jones ...
  17. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway ...
  18. Know Cost Of Living B4 Taking A Relocation Package

    Is that promotion or new job worth taking? Before accepting the salary and relocation package, calculate what it really costs ...
  19. Has Stock Bias Affected Your ETF Asset Allocation?

    Vast majority of fixed income ETFs are registering 52-week highs, yet CNBC's focus remains on the geopolitical impact of ...
  20. What Exactly is a Socialist Economy?

    Socialism's role in the world has changed dramatically in the last several decades.
  21. Top 5 Books For Young Investors

    Reading these respected tomes will help you begin your journey into investing on the right foot.
  22. FICO Credit Score Changes – Will Yours Go Up?

    Your FICO score could rise due to a new way of scoring some debts – which could make you eligible for a lower interest rate ...
  23. Mortgage Rates To Rise, But When And By How Much?

    Mortgage rates have been at historical lows since 2008 following the financial crisis. They're expected to rise, but when ...
  24. Great Company Or Growing Industry?

    Look at the big picture when choosing a company - what you see may really be a stage in its industry's growth.
  25. How Countries Deal With Debt

    For many emerging economies, issuing sovereign debt is the only way to raise funds, but things can go sour quickly.
  26. How Oil ETFs React To Falling Energy Prices

    Not all ETFs react the same to falling energy prices. Here's a look at a few examples.
  27. Types Of Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for the retired. It also pays benefits to the disabled, widows and widowers, children, stepchildren, ...
  28. Your Three-Step Municipal Bond Workout

    The municipal market has been on a tear this year. In fact, few people anticipated interest rates would fall as they have ...
  29. 3 Ways to Get Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for retirement. Learn about all three benefits provided by the Social Security Administration: ...
  30. Middle East Tensions & Oil Prices

    With turmoil in the Middle East in the headlines, many investors wonder what the recent and growing unrest in the region ...
  31. Understanding The Social Security Website

    Go to ssa.gov for all things Social Security. To comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010, its information was rewritten ...
  32. Four Ways to Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure

    Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years, we see that there has been a growing demand for both investment ...
  33. Secured Credit Cards

    They're not just for people with a poor credit score. Secured cards also help students and internationals with no U.S. credit ...
  34. Passing Boomers Will Leave A Big Economic Wake

    While baby boomers keep the longevity economy surging, look out for a dark fiscal forecast when it comes to retirement planning ...
  35. Improve Your Karma With Microlending

    Not all businesses are self-sustaining - many rely on microlending in order to survive.
  36. Trading Volatile Stocks with Technical Indicators

    Short-term traders seek volatility because of the profit potential, which leads to two common questions. How do I find volatile ...
  37. A Day Without Spending, A Lifetime's Worth Of Lessons

    Financial guru Suze Orman once challenged her fans to go a day without spending any money. Here are the lessons learned from ...
  38. Why You’re Not Helping Your Credit Score by Getting a Co-Signer

    The dangers of co-signed loans are plentiful for those signing on as the well-established borrower with good credit. However, ...
  39. Selling Premium As Small Caps Play Catch Up

    In our recent article we pointed out a divergence between the small cap Russell 2000 and the S&P 500. However, the divergence ...
  40. Forecasting Mortgage Rates: Buy, Sell Or Refi?

    If you're paying off a mortgage or plan to buy a home, chances are you pay attention to where mortgage rates are heading. ...
  41. The NASDAQ Pre-Market: What You Need To Know

    Curious about pre-market or extended-hours trading? Here's a quick guide so you'll know what to expect.
  42. What's the Cheapest Airfare Really?

    By the time you add in all the extra fees, that supposedly discount airfare might not be your best bet. Here's how to know ...
  43. The Rise And Fall Of The Shadow Banking System

    We look at the evolution, failure and fallout from the shadow banking system.
  44. 5 Financial Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids

    Teach your kids the relationship between work, money and achieving financial goals with these five simple lessons.
  45. How To Reduce Holiday Debt

    Holiday expenses can drown you in debt. Find out how to avoid this festive spending hangover.
  46. Debt Consolidation: When It Helps, When It Doesn't

    Here's the smart way to use a debt consolidation to get your financial life back on track
  47. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which side of the deal you're on.
  48. How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence ...
  49. When, Why And How To File A Complaint With The CFPB

    When the employees you interact with at your bank, credit card company, mortgage lender or other financial institution seem ...
  50. Megatrends For Maximum Profits

    Predicting how the world will evolve can help you build a portfolio that can roll with the punches.
  51. Leasing to Section 8 Tenants?

    Real estate investors and landlords: It's worthwhile to investigate the section 8 market. Learn about the pros and cons of ...
  52. MACD Histogram Helps Determine Trend Changes

    Learn how this momentum indicator is used to determine price action on a stock.
  53. Top Companies Trading On The Toronto Stock Exchange

    Canadian stock markets are home to some of the best companies across sectors such as finance, energy, mining and minerals.
  54. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  55. What Do Credit Score Ranges Mean?

    Take a closer look at what credit scores in each range mean for your financial future.
  56. The Best Morningstar Tools For Analysts

    Morningstar, both the free standard and premium version, furnishes users with a plethora of analytical and tracking tools.
  57. Socialist Economies: How China, Cuba And North Korea Work

    What is socialist economics in the context of Cuba, China and North Korea?
  58. Georges Doriot And The Birth Of Venture Capital

    Venture capital has been around for centuries, but Georges Doriot turned it into a structured field of investment.
  59. How The Sarbanes-Oxley Era Affected IPOs

    After the infamous collapse of companies like Tyco, Enron and WorldCom, the government responded to try and prevent it from ...
  60. How to Pick a Charity

    The increasing number of charitable organizations mean the competition is fierce for your charitable dollars. Use these tips ...
  61. Who Pays Your Social Security Benefits?

    The short answer is, current earners. Taxes on current wages pay the Social Security benefits of retirees, the disabled, ...
  62. The Top Credit Reporting Bureaus: How Different?

    Consumers who compare their credit scores across the three agencies may find that the numbers don’t always match.
  63. Why You Should Pay Attention To Africa Right Now

    With vast natural resources and a huge, young population, Africa's lion economies could be the next big thing. But how to ...
  64. 5 Good Reasons To Build A Career In Non-Profits

    There's never been a better time to work in non-profits. The move makes sense at life stages from just starting out to looking ...
  65. Boost Your Portfolio Yield With Alternative Income ETFs

    The majority of ETF income investors focus their portfolios on dividend-paying stocks and bonds to generate yield. However, ...
  66. Darvas Box Traps Elusive Returns

    Follow a modern trade to see how this old strategy still captures profits today.
  67. Get An Academic Finance Career

    Working nine months a year and earning a six-digit salary might seem like the high life, but these jobs are not easy to come ...
  68. The Best Financial Careers For Women

    Here are four finance careers that real women say allow them to achieve success, satisfaction and work-life balance.
  69. This Asian Nation's Stocks Are Up Over 20% YTD

    The Indonesian economy is in a bit of a rut, but new, business-friendly leadership could make its stocks a good bet.
  70. Yahoo! Finance Vs. Google Finance: Which Should You Use?

    Thanks to sites like Yahoo Finance and Google Finance, millions of investors are able to analyze markets on their own.
  71. Is the Iraqi Dinar Investment a Wise Investment?

    The Iraqi dinar is a hot investment--but is it a wise one?
  72. 5 Keys To Lower Life Insurance Quotes

    If you get no-frills coverage early and adopt a healthy lifestyle, you’ll almost always enjoy considerable savings from lower ...
  73. Understanding Financial Spread Betting

    Investopedia explains the logic behing financial spread betting.
  74. 3 Key Signs Of A Market Top

    Learn the best ways to foresee market corrections and how to profit from them.
  75. Selling Your House? Avoid These Mistakes

    Don't put the sale of your home at risk by committing one of these dirty deeds.
  76. How To Keep Debt Low

    Here's a breakdown of how you can stay out of debt or keep your debt low.
  77. Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These simple projects can add value to your property without taking too much out of your wallet.
  78. The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  79. A Crisis vs. THE Crisis: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

    Two of the most notable crises in the past 6-8 months, Ukraine and Syria, both seemed to cause rallies in the gold market. ...
  80. The Purpose Of The IRS W-4 Form

    Why do you need to fill out a W-4 form and what does the IRS do with it?
  81. Filling Out Your W-4 Form

    Your step-by-step guide to making sure your employer reports your tax withholding correctly to the IRS from your first day ...
  82. 5 Things To Know About The Alibaba IPO

    Five things to know about the company that dominates the world’s largest e-commerce market.
  83. Warren Buffett's Bear Market Maneuvers

    This esteemed investor rarely changes his long-term investing strategy, no matter what the market does.
  84. Understand Your Role In The Investing Process

    Knowing what to expect when managing your assets will help you achieve your financial goals.
  85. How Gilead Sciences Became A Big Name In Biotech

    How does a company start with an unfortunate bout of dengue fever and grow to be a multibillion dollar corporation?
  86. Where's The Market Headed Now?

    Whether up, down or sideways, learn about some of the factors that drive stock market moves.
  87. Medicaid Vs. Medicare

    Medicare and Medicaid only sound similar. Medicaid doesn't require being 65 or disabled to get benefits. Some low-income ...
  88. 7 Ways To Consolidate Debt

    Different loan sources to use when you consolidate debt.
  89. How Return On Equity Can Help You Find Profitable Stocks

    It pays to invest in companies that generate profits more efficiently than their rivals. This is where ROE comes in.
  90. The Role Of Speculators In The Commodity Market

    Contrary to popular belief, speculators are important for the market. Find out exactly what they do.
  91. Gold Scams To Watch Out For

    Buying and selling gold can be extremely lucrative, but there are also many risks associated with gold. Here are some useful ...
  92. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  93. Trade Like A Hedge Fund Master

    Simple techniques can limit losses - but at a cost.
  94. How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  95. Find The Right Financial Advisor

    Learn how to weed out those who are just out to make a quick buck.
  96. Does Higher Risk Really Lead To Higher Returns?

    Learn about what is being dubbed the low-volatility anomaly, why it exists and what we can learn from it.
  97. Is The Gold Pain Over?

    After falling more than 13%, gold has staged a rebound but is that for fundamental reasons or the work of value investors? ...
  98. When Financial Crisis Strikes The Bank Of Mom And Dad

    If you really want your kids to learn to be financially responsible adults, it's time to stop giving them money.
  99. Invest Like Madoff - Without The Jail Time

    This Ponzi scammer's professed strategy has been vilified, but it actually works.
  100. Cheap Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Making small adjustments to your habits and lifestyle can have big payoffs.
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