Economics Articles

  1. Top 5 Inverse Oil ETFs to Short Oil in 2017

    These 5 inverse oil ETFs offer a varied approach to taking short positions in the energy sector.
  2. Top 5 Real Estate ETFs for 2017

    These ETFs may be solid investments for those who want real estate exposure without the headaches.
  3. Trump Forms Trade Council, Taps 'Death By China' Author to Head It

    Trump is forming a new White House National Trade Council and he's tapping one of China's most insistent critics to lead ...
  4. Is 2017 the Year to Invest in a Rental Property?

    The rental housing forecast looks positive for 2017, and for some would-be real estate investors it may be the right time ...
  5. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  6. Who is Ruling the Jumbo Mortgage Market?

    The jumbo mortgage market appears to be booming this year, despite the few economic hurdles everyone's battling. Here's who ...
  7. Can't Seem to Budget? Beat These 3 Challenges

    Budgeting challenges don’t have to keep you from getting your finances in shape. Just follow this plan.
  8. Unicorn Profile: Pinterest

    Pinterest's growth is exploding as it evolves into a force in advertising and e-commerce.
  9. Top 5 ETFs of the Year

    This year’s top ETFs focus on income plus returns and maintain a disciplined approach.
  10. Top 5 Pharmaceutical ETFs for 2016

    It was a bad year for pharmaceutical stocks. These are the five biggest ETF players in the sector.
  11. Here's How to Create a Successful Budget

    Break your expenses into needs, wants, and savings goals for a budget plan you can stick to.
  12. Why Investors Need to Focus on the Long-Term

    Paying too much attention to short-term performance can hurt your long-term investment strategy.
  13. How to Give a Tax-Saving Gift Before The Year Ends

    Giving to charity and family members before year-end can help you save on 2016 taxes.
  14. Are We in a Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis?

    Data paints a gloomy picture for Baby Boomers and their retirement. So how bad is it? We take a look at the latest research. ...
  15. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  16. When Do Social Security Benefits Start and End?

    Everything you need to know about the three primary Social Security programs, how they work and who qualifies for them.
  17. Unicorn Profile: Xiaomi

    Xiaomi quickly became one of the biggest startup companies by valuation, but its recent history has been rocky
  18. Unicorn Profile: Lyft

    Lyft is second in size to rival Uber. A look inside the privately held ride-sharing company.
  19. Unicorn Profile: Uber

    Uber is a major disrupter in the taxi, automotive and logistics industries.
  20. Unicorn Profile: Snap Inc. (Snapchat)

    Snap Inc., formerly called Snapchat, has become a social media phenomenon.
  21. 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, ...
  22. Why Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire

    The retirement outlook for Millennials may appear grim but it doesn’t have to be. Gen Y still has time, but it needs to get ...
  23. 9 Common Effects of Inflation

    Is inflation ever good? Maybe if you like your job it is.
  24. Which Warehouse Club and Retail Memberships Are Worth It?

    When it comes to major retail memberships in clubs such as Amazon Prime, Costco, BJ’s, and Sam’s Club, which ones are really ...
  25. How to Make Sure You're Not Over-Insured

    There is a cost—and not just in dollars—to being over-insured.
  26. Act in Your 30s to Avoid Going Broke in Your 60s

    Taking action in your 30s to secure a comfortable retirement can help you to avoid going broke in your 60s and beyond. Here ...
  27. 10 Habits of the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

    Here are ten tips that will help make you healthy, wealthy, and wise.
  28. 5 Reasons Yelp Isn't the Best Way to Find Advisors

    Yelp isn't the right place to search for a financial advisor. Here are five reasons why.
  29. 6 Simple Steps To $1 Million

    Becoming a millionaire is not as hard as you might think — it just takes time.
  30. All That Glitters: Top 3 Silver ETFs of 2016

    You can profit from the price movement of silver without physically owning the metal.
  31. The Top 4 Equity ETFs of 2016

    These ETFs have core holdings that can provide stability over the long haul.
  32. Top 3 Auto Industry ETFs for 2017

    Diehard car fanatics may want to check out these attractive auto industry ETFs.
  33. Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors In 2017

    Long-term investors may find these buy-and-hold ETFs very appealing.
  34. Top 3 Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFs

    If you’re looking for a hedge against a volatile stock market, these ETFs are worth a look.
  35. How to Make Your Advisor Site More Mobile-Friendly

    It's important to understand how your website is viewed by clients and prospects on mobile screens.
  36. Roth or Traditional IRA: Which Is Better for You?

    Investors should know the differences and similarities between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA.
  37. When You Should File Early for Social Security

    Filing early for Social Security can make sense. Here's a list of when it's appropriate to ignore the conventional wisdom ...
  38. What Do Women Want in a Financial Advisor?

    Women are increasingly the financial decision-markers in American household, but they don't all seek the same thing in financial ...
  39. How to Pay Minimal Taxes on Retirement Assets

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here are some tips on how to manage the process in the most ...
  40. How To Decorate For Christmas Without Going Broke

    Here are some insights on how to have an affordable holiday.
  41. 5 Tax Moves To Make Before Year End

    Taxes aren't avoidable, but you shouldn't pay more than your fair share. Here are five moves you can make at year's end to ...
  42. Buying a Home in Trust

    Buying a home in a real estate trust allows for tax advantages, possibly avoiding probate court, and future family conflict. ...
  43. 5 Reasons Your Retirement Depends on Your Kids

    The career and life choices your children make now can drastically affect your life down the road. Here's how, and what you ...
  44. When Higher Income Doesn't Lead to Increased Happiness

    The happiness that comes with increased income is often negated by increased debt.
  45. What's That Home's Insurance Risk?

    If you're considering a new home, use these insider tips to ferret out its insurance risk before you buy.
  46. The Dos and Don’ts of Giving Kids an Allowance

    An allowance can be a great way to teach kids how to be responsible with their money.
  47. How Pro Athletes Can Protect Themselves as Investors

    Professional athletes with a high net worth need to understand the accredited investor status.
  48. Still Working? Here's How to Invest for Retirement

    Here's how three different portfolios impact your retirement savings while you're still employed.
  49. How to Use Ethical Investing to Invest in Your Beliefs

    These steps will help you invest ethically without jeopardizing your financial goals.
  50. Fund a Lifetime of Giving with Donor Advised Funds

    Donor advised funds can have tremendous tax, cost and administrative benefits.
  51. 3 Easy Ways to Save Big on Life Insurance

    Buying life insurance can be a tricky process. Here is some guidance for new and existing policies.
  52. Which NFL Franchise is Worth the Most (and Why)?

    What is the most valuable franchise in the NFL? Are any other franchises close to the top dog? Where does your favorite team ...
  53. 5 Best Personal Finance Apps

    Personal finance apps make keeping track of spending, saving, investing and retirement planning easy. Here are five of the ...
  54. Top Stocks for 2016 (CAT, GS)

    The top performers for the year on the S&P 500, the DJIA 30, the Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000 indices.
  55. 5 Reasons Americans Retire in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s unique status as a U.S. territory can make it particularly attractive to Americans.
  56. The Worst Stocks in 2016 (NKE, KO)

    The stocks performed the worst among those that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S & P 500, the Russell 200 ...
  57. Retire on 70% of Your Income? It Might Be Tough

    Before you're sure that 70% will be enough to support you in retirement, figure out what your life costs now and how it might ...
  58. Who Has the Most Stressful Job?

    Government workers have the most stressful jobs, at least in Britain. Here's where job stress comes from.
  59. 4 Real Estate Trends for 2017 Investors Should Know

    As the new year gets underway, these factors will be driving the real estate market.
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    Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  61. Comparing Robos from Vanguard, BlackRock & Schwab

    BlackRock, Vanguard and now Schwab have introduced robo-advisor platforms. How do they stack up?
  62. Lawsuits Aim to Overturn DOL's Fiduciary Rule

    Five lawsuits have aimed to overturn the DOL fiduciary rule introduced earlier this year. This is an overview of the complaints ...
  63. What If Your Long-term Care Insurance Carrier Goes Bust

    When a long-term care insurance carrier goes bust, what happens to policyholders?
  64. A Trump Estate Tax Repeal? Not So Fast

    Donald Trump faces an uphill battle when it comes to his promise of repealing the estate tax. Here's why.
  65. Renter's Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide

    Everything you need to know about renter's insurance.
  66. 5 Mortgage Loans You Didn't Know About

    These lesser known mortgage loans are often overlooked by potential home buyers.
  67. Here's Your Year-End Financial Checklist for 2016

    Using these tips to review your 2016 finances will make you more prepared for 2017.
  68. Mortgage Application: Comparing Brick & Mortar vs. Online

    Learn the differences between applying for a mortgage from a brick-and-mortar lender and an online lender. Find out about ...
  69. Thor Equities: Asset Manager Highlight

    Read about Thor Equities, a private equity real estate firm based in New York that was started to serve low-income communities ...
  70. Is Sub-Economy Class Worth the Grief?

    Sub-economy is cheaper, but how basic do you want to get?
  71. PayPower Visa Prepaid Card: What You Need to Know (HAWK)

    The PayPower prepaid card is an alternative to checking accounts and credit cards, but many online reviewers are unhappy ...
  72. The Election Is Over. Why Is the Market Going Up?

    There are several reasons why the market has gone up since the presidential election.
  73. Trapped in Financial Survival Mode? Here's How to Get Out

    Use these tips to be happy, save money and avoid living in financial survival mode.
  74. What Is A Short-Sale Property & How Does It Work?

    A short sale is an alternative to foreclosure whereby indebted owners get permission from a bank to sell their house for ...
  75. Top 4 Bank ETFs for 2017

    2017 should be a great year for banks, financial stocks and bank ETFs.
  76. Why a Fire Safe Needs to Be Part of Your Estate Plan

    Too often, the security of your estate planning documents is overlooked.
  77. How Credit Card Balance Transfers Work

    The pros and cons of credit card balance transfers.
  78. A Solar-Powered Home: Will It Pay Off?

    Outfitting your home with solar power can be a long-term investment, or just a step toward greener living.
  79. 5 Unusual Ways to Come Up With a Home Down Payment

    Many people get shut out of the home buying process because of the down payment. But where there's a will there's a way if ...
  80. Buying a House After Bankruptcy? It Is Possible!

    Buying a house after bankruptcy is not impossible. It just takes time to repair your credit score and demonstrate you're ...
  81. How the Shell Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (RDS.A)

    Learn the three different payment options available from Shell, including how to apply, the benefits of each, who should ...
  82. The Hi-Tech Future of Mortgage Applications

    Three sites that are simplifying your path to home ownership.
  83. Après Ski to Profit: Investing in a Swiss Chalet

    Evolving Swiss property laws mean that Swiss ski chalets have become precious commodities – and excellent investments, even ...
  84. Should I Invest My Savings or Pay off Debts?

    Is it better to pay off debt, or just pay the minimum and invest at the same time?
  85. Are You Financially Ready for 2017?

    Save on your 2016 taxes and prepare to be financially strong in 2017 with these tips.
  86. 5 Easiest Countries to get Citizenship to Retire

    Discover five of the countries that make it easiest for you to obtain citizenship and a second passport through residency, ...
  87. Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Instead of longing for an early retirement, shoot for a mid-life career change instead.
  88. When Is it Time to Stop Saving for Retirement?

    Successful retirement planning demands lots of saving and smart money management. But once you retire, how do you transition ...
  89. Short Selling Quiz 1

    Test your knowledge with our short selling quiz.
  90. How to Make the Most of Your Donor Advised Fund

    These are the common methods used to determine the annual grant amount for donor-advised funds.
  91. Small-Cap and Mid-Cap Value ETFs Dominated 2016

    Value ETFs performed better in 2016 than an investor would likely have done with individual stocks.
  92. Why the AT&T 'Zero-Rating' Debate Matters to You

    Why the FCC worries about offering cable TV streaming that doesn't count vs. your data plan.
  93. 5 Ways Retirement Planning Differs for the Wealthy

    Here are five ways retirement planning differs for high-net-worth individuals.
  94. 10 Top Financial Steps to Take Before December 31

    Don't let your financial plan fall to the wayside - consider these financial steps before year-end.
  95. Why You Should Ignore Year-End Financial Forecasts

    Here's why it is best to disregard year-end forecasts and stick to a consistent financial plan.
  96. Keep Your Investing Tax-Efficient With These Tips

    It is prudent to take tax considerations into account when constructing taxable investment portfolios.
  97. A Look at the Shifts in Globalization in the Markets

    The shift towards populist-driven nationalistic trends has helped put the global economy in flux.
  98. Why Is The Star Wars Franchise So Valuable?

    There is no doubt that Star Wars was well worth the $4 billion-plus purchase price.
  99. Star Wars: The Economics of the Galactic Empire

    The Galactic Empire in Star Wars wasn't always so powerful. Intergalactic businesses were always at loggerheads with intergalactiic ...
  100. A Guide to Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of bank account suits your specific needs.
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