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  1. How To Borrow For Free

    People will do anything to get a little extra money. If you need some cash, here are some ways you can borrow without much ...
  2. How To Recognize Sunk Costs

    Find out about sunk costs and why "getting your money's worth" can cost you more than you think.
  3. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  4. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  5. 5 Ways The Greek Crisis Could Affect Your Personal Finances

    Keeping an eye on what is happening in Europe could help prepare you for what the future may hold.
  6. Risks To Consider Before Investing In Bonds

    Make sure you understand the risks associated with bonds before making an investment decision.
  7. A Primer On Currency Regimes

    Currency regimes are dynamic and complex, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of their respective nations' monetary and ...
  8. Jobs That Can't Be Outsourced

    Here are careers that are too vital to everyday American life to be replaced with outsourced labor.
  9. 5 Economic Reports You Should Watch

    Most economic reports are noise, but there are a some that are market movers.
  10. How Inflation Has Affected Transportation Prices

    Getting around today is less expensive than it was 10 years ago, and this downtrend shows no signs of stopping.
  11. Educating About Poverty Through Frugal Living

    Live Below the Line is a challenge that hopes to raise awareness about poverty in the U.S. These tips can help you cut your ...
  12. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded. ...
  13. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  14. The Rise And Fall Of Rare Earth Metals

    Rare earth metals were the hot thing last year and now, nobody speaks of them. Find out what happened.
  15. How Inflation Has Affected The Price Of Cars

    As time has passed, have car prices gotten reasonably more expensive or gone above inflation?
  16. The Greatest Currency Trades Ever Made

    These speculators took big positions - and scored huge profits - in the currency market.
  17. Why The Greek Stock Market Is Up

    Despite Greece's large sovereign debt, the Greek stock market has performed well in 2012. Find out why.
  18. Do Deflationary Shocks Help Or Hurt The Economy?

    Find out how deflationary shocks can both benefit and hurt consumers and businesses.
  19. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  20. Translating "Fed Speak" Into Plain English

    Confused by the Fed's lingo? Find out what it can tell you and learn how to decipher it.
  21. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  22. How To Survive The Trading Game

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  23. Problems Loom For The Chinese Economy

    In 2010 China became the world's second largest economy, yet some analysts see problems ahead. Find out why.
  24. The Basics Of Investing In Foreign Government Bonds

    Individuals contemplating the purchase of government bonds need to understand the risks of bond investing.
  25. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  26. How Inflation Policy Affects You

    The Fed estimates a long-term goal of 2% inflation for the near future. Learn how that'll impact you.
  27. Why U.S. Home Prices Rely On Supply And Demand

    Look for factors that influence supply and demand and you might be able to predict which way housing prices will trend.
  28. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  29. Combat Low Interest Rates With Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks tend to outperform the overall market during low interest rate environments.
  30. 4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry

    While outsourcing has preserved capital for many companies, it could be damaging to American industry.
  31. Why America's Taxes Are Too Low

    The solution to America's economic woes may not be in lowering taxes further, but may, in fact, lie in increasing them.
  32. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  33. How Education And Training Affect The Economy

    Education and training benefit not only the worker, but also the employer and the country as a whole.
  34. What Is International Trade?

    Everyone's talking about globalization, so we explain what is it and why some oppose it.
  35. Highest-Paid CEOs

    John Hammergren of McKesson topped the list of the best-earning CEOs for 2011. Find out how much he made and who else was ...
  36. Investing In Sovereign Bonds

    Investing in sovereign credit can be a dicey affair. Learn if you should take the risk.
  37. The Hidden Truth Behind The U.S. Economic Recovery

    Learn how the economy is being artificially propped up by unsustainable monetary and fiscal policies.
  38. If The U.S. Was A Real Household

    Discover what the fiscal state of the U.S. looks like in numbers that are more relatable to everyday experience.
  39. 7 Ways The U.S. Government Wastes Money

    Inane studies and gifts to China are just some of the ways that the U.S. government wasted tax-payers' money in 2011.
  40. States With Demand For Workers

    If you can brave the cold weather, we'll tell you why these places are great for employment.
  41. Globalization: Progress Or Profiteering?

    Proponents of globalization argue that it helps the economies of developing nations and makes goods cheaper, while critics ...
  42. Tackling The Super Bowl Indicator

    Find out what a win or loss by your favorite team means for the markets.
  43. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  44. 3 Tips For Using Payday Loans

    With payday loans now operating across 41 states, we tell you how to use them wisely and responsibly.
  45. How Much It Costs To Become President

    Using real figures from 2008, we tell you what the price is to have Pennsylvania Ave. as your address.
  46. An Introduction To The PIIGS

    Learn which countries are included in the PIIGS and why they are grouped together.
  47. 5 States Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar The Furthest

    If you're thinking of moving to save a few dollars here and there, we've got a list of states for you to consider.
  48. Minimum Wage: Good Cause Or Economic Pariah?

    Here are some positives and negatives to help you decide where you stand on the minimum wage debate.
  49. A Bullish Start To 2012

    2012 kicked off with a great first day, but does that mean the rest of the year will follow that trend?
  50. An Evaluation Of Emerging Markets

    Get the full story on this asset class before you write it off as too risky.
  51. Effects Of The New Canada-U.S. Border Deal

    Find out how a new deal concerning the longest unprotected border in the world may affect trade.
  52. Trading Around Key Options Indicators

    Learn the key economic indicators to help predict market movement.
  53. How The U.S. Government Formulates Monetary Policy

    Learn about the tools the Fed uses to influence interest rates and general economic conditions.
  54. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  55. How Taxes Affect The Economy

    Learn how tax changes have historically affected the economy over the past three decades.
  56. A Look At The Eurozone In 2012

    As the sovereign debt problems of Europe stretch on into another year, will they ever go away?
  57. Rational Ignorance And Your Money

    It's impossible to know everything about the markets. Find out how ignorance affects your investments.
  58. The Worst Bets You Can Make At The Casino

    We break down the odds associated with casino games. Which game do you think offers the best chance at winning?
  59. Is The Santa Claus Rally For Real?

    Will Santa Claus bring the gift that investors are looking for this year? What are the chances of a Santa Claus rally?
  60. Early Monopolies: Conquest And Corruption

    This structure can be very effective, but it is also known for its abuse of power.
  61. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  62. What The Failure Of The Super Committee Means

    The legislators appointed to start resolving the budget deficit have admitted defeat.
  63. How To Lie With Financial Statistics

    Can you really trust what the financial services industry puts out? We tell about some tricks that hide the truth.
  64. An Introduction To Complementary Currencies

    There are alternatives to national currencies. Discover complementary currencies and how they work.
  65. How Gold Performed In 2011

    It was a wild ride for gold in 2011; we look at what caused gold's price movements, and where it's headed next.
  66. 4 Misconceptions About Free Markets

    These fallacies have hounded free market economists since the days of Adam Smith.
  67. 5 Upcoming Market-Moving Events

    If you can anticipate the news that these reports contain, your portfolio will be in for some huge gains.
  68. How Economic Reality Influences The Market

    The market is confusing enough. But when you consider how economic reality can influence market prices, it's downright baffling. ...
  69. 5 Reasons The U.S. May See Another Debt Downgrade

    Bank of America says a downgrade could take place before the end of the year. Find out why.
  70. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  71. How PIIGS Defaults Could Affect The Markets

    What would a default by Europe's PIIGS do to the European and world financial markets, and how would the eurozone cope?
  72. How Productivity And Globalization Affect The Economy

    The systems designed to track the national economy is flawed. Discover the impacts of globalization.
  73. Countries That Still Have The Golden AAA Credit Rating

    The U.S., Italy, Greece and others have lost the coveted AAA rating, but some countries have managed to hold onto it.
  74. The Dangers Of Deleveraging

    Paying down debt should get governments out of the hole, however it's not very good for economies.
  75. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  76. 10 Risks That Every Stock Faces

    As an investor, the best thing you can do is to know the risks before you buy in. Find out about 10 common stock risks you ...
  77. 10 Most Indebted Nations

    There are many different ways to measure debt. See how the top 10 indebted nations change, depending on how you look at it. ...
  78. The Huge Benefits Of High School Economics

    Teaching economics in high school as a core subject would benefit students, and help ease the cycles of boom and bust for ...
  79. The History Of Economic Thought

    Economics is a vital part of every day life. Discover the major players who shaped its development.
  80. Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life

    What is the difference between a standard of living and quality of life? Find out in this breakdown.
  81. 8 Biggest Global Trade Offenders

    Countries launch protectionist policies to keep domestic producers safe. We list the top eight offenders.
  82. How Saving Too Much Can Sap Economic Growth

    Many emerging Asian economies have high savings and low consumption rates. We look at how this impacts their economic development. ...
  83. Why Is The Euro Falling?

    We look at the reasoning behind the selling pressure on the euro, and see how this can impact the average consumer.
  84. The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  85. Business Leaders Weigh In On Global Economies

    The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Competitiveness Report. We look at how advanced and developing nations ...
  86. Top 10 Asian Cities For Real Estate Investment

    Emerging Asian markets are on a building tear. Countries in the region have focused on providing the housing, infrastructure ...
  87. Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  88. The History Of Capitalism: From Feudalism To Wall Street

    Find out how the economic system we now use was created.
  89. Why Are Consumers Paying The Same For Smaller Portions?

    Food portions of some products are getting smaller, but we are paying the same price. Find out why.
  90. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sovereign Debt Defaults

    Sovereign debt defaults are scary, but should they be? They are actually more common than you think.
  91. Why Today's "Recession" Tops The Great Depression

    The financial, labor and economic statistics show the current recession is worse than most people think.
  92. Why Britain Withdrew From The ERM

    Britain may have dodged a bullet, but it certainly was not an innocent bystander and still managed to become collateral damage. ...
  93. The History Of Greek Sovereign Debt Defaults

    This isn't the first time Greece has been in financial trouble. Here's a brief history of the country's money woes.
  94. The Baltic Dry Index: Evaluating An Economic Recovery

    This index can provide insight into economic growth and production, but it has its critics.
  95. Why Consumer Confidence Matters

    As consumer spending is a dominant component of the U.S. economy, how consumers feel about the economy can become self-fulfilling. ...
  96. Countries With The Highest Taxes

    If you thought your taxes as an American were high, think again. Here's a list of the top five countries with the highest ...
  97. Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  98. Why These 3 Countries Could Be Too Risky To Invest In

    Why is being trade-dependent a problem for these countries, and how does that affect investors?
  99. The British Pound: What Every Forex Trader Needs To Know

    As a strong alternative to the dollar it is likely that the pound will remain a preeminent global currency for some time ...
  100. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
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