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  1. The Top 11 Companies Owned By Facebook

    These 11 acquisitions show how big, and how rich, Facebook has become.
  2. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  3. What Does It Cost To Study Abroad In Mexico?

    Study abroad in Mexico has raised safety concerns. But a program in a peaceful region can be a good choice for the budget-minded ...
  4. Why Some Investors Are Tilting Toward TIPS

    Last month’s five-year TIPS auction drew nearly $48 billion in interest, a sign of recent renewed demand for this inflation ...
  5. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  6. What Are The Top Retirement Cities In Malaysia?

    Kuala Lumpur or George Town? That depends on whether you're looking for post-modern glitter or cobblestones and a slower ...
  7. Finding The Top Retirement Cities In Cambodia

    A retirement choice for the adventurous, Cambodia is finding its place as a small but shining success story in the developing ...
  8. Which Is Better: Priceline Or Hotwire?

    Both travel booking sites are easy to use, and each has its devotees. Here's a comparison.
  9. An Advisor's Guide to Prof. Liability Insurance

    A guide to what financial advisors need to know about professional liability insurance.
  10. 401(k) Risks Advisors Should Know About

    Lawsuits are challenging the the fiduciary duty of plan sponsors related to 401(k) fees. Here's what financial advisers should ...
  11. Why Doing Your Taxes is Good Retirement Planning

    Income tax time is a great time to reevaluate retirement planning, since all the information you need is right at your fingertips.
  12. Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Income

    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  13. Is ‘Free’ Now the Best Price for Online Advice?

    For many investors, robo-advisors may be a better deal than traditional financial advisors, though they should know what ...
  14. Worst 5 States That Save The Least In Retirement

    If you're picking a place to retire, before you just stick a pin in the map, check out these cautionary criteria. Here are ...
  15. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  16. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  17. What Skills Do You Need For An Investment Banking Job?

    Aspiring for the best paid investment banking jobs? Here is the list of top skills that investment banks look for in job ...
  18. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
  19. The 5 Countries With The Lowest Interest Rates

    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels as of May 2015. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates. ...
  20. American Express's Main Competition

    American Express competes with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Financial Services in the credit card space. It also competes ...
  21. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  22. Is Your Retirement Plan On Track?

    Sooner or later that day will come. Do you know if you're ready? Here's how to tell and what to do if your trajectory needs ...
  23. India's Two-Child Policy

    As of 2014, 11 Indian states have passed laws to restrict Indian citizens from having no more than two children.
  24. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  25. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  26. Which Estate Transfer Technique is Right for You?

    This article explains the difference between the two estate transfer methods -- a will and a trust, and the circumstances ...
  27. Credit Cards That Will Get You First Class Flights

    It's getting harder and harder to be upgraded to first or business class on airlines. Here are some credit cards that may ...
  28. Dos And Don'ts Of Selling A House

    Tips for selling your house in the shortest time possible and for the best price
  29. Top 6 Money Management Apps For 2015

    Spenders who should be keeping better track of their cash flow will benefit the most from these money management apps.
  30. Why The U.S. Economy Is Ready For Liftoff

    Though the U.S. economy is once again underperforming expectations, as it has for the past five years, the economy is ready ...
  31. What New Grads Need To Do On Their First Job

    It's never too early to start saving aside something for retirement. But what purpose could a retirement account serve when ...
  32. Steps to Starting Up an Independent Broker Dealer

    Launching your own broker-dealer is a lot of work, but the potential payoff is great, both personally and financially.
  33. Why Hedge Fund Managers Make Good Advisory Clients

    Super-busy hedge fund managers should be viewed as an opportunity for sophisticated financial advisors who can step in and ...
  34. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  35. The 10 Richest Women In The United States

    We provide an overview of America's 10 richest women, the sources of their wealth, and their professional and philanthropic ...
  36. Estate Planning and Elderly and Passed Clients

    By keeping up with new estate tax rules, financial advisors can help elderly clients save big on tax costs.
  37. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  38. 5 Signs You're Getting Bad Financial Advice

    Use good judgment and practice due diligence when contracting with professional money managers and advisors.
  39. Avoid These 5 Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

    Unfortunately, many scam artists try to prey on people whom they perceive as particularly vulnerable, especially seniors. ...
  40. Is Amazon Overvalued? Compare Price-To-Sales Ratios

    The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is the most common and easiest valuation metric to calculate. But what happens when earnings ...
  41. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

    Bankruptcy is often the end of a company – until it isn't.
  42. How To Decode Your Future Retirement Income

    When we get statements showing the account balances for our retirement savings, we just see one big number – the total amount ...
  43. 10 Retirement Savings Myths That Won’t Go Away

    If you’re confused about the different retirement investment vehicles or don’t know how to save for retirement, it’s important ...
  44. The Advantages That Older Entrepreneurs Enjoy

    Entrepreneurs typically have more experience, more collateral, and more connections when they are in their fifties, and are ...
  45. Swimming Pools: Costs Vs. Long-Term Value

    Consider the costs of installing and maintaining a swimming pool, and compare this with the pool's utility and the market ...
  46. With Rates Low, Where Can Advisors Find Yield?

    There are many different options — both conventional and unconventional — available for financial advisors seeking yield ...
  47. How To Finance Foreign Real Estate

    If you don't pay cash, financing real estate abroad is likely to cost more than at home. Watch for local laws and be sure ...
  48. A Quick Guide To Healthcare ETFs

    The healthcare industry offers a broad variety of sector ETFs but it’s difficult to avoid exposure to pharmaceuticals and ...
  49. Planning a Cheap Vacation to the Most Expensive Cities In The World

    These smart tips won't make your whole vacation free, but they will help you shave expenses – and have a better time!
  50. What Do Financial Advisors Do?

    Just what does a financial advisor do? A lot, in fact. And any potential client should do their due diligence and come prepared ...
  51. Should You Buy or Sell These Troubled Retailers?

    Retail is in trouble, but the companies that survive could reward investors down the road.
  52. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  53. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  54. Top 10 Most Developed Cities in the U.S

    Want to know where to live, work, or play? If so, the following information might be of great value to you.
  55. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  56. How The Federal Reserve Affects Mortgage Rates

    The Federal Reserve's actions as it aims to maintain economic stability impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently ...
  57. In Your 20s? Reasons To Get A Roth IRA Now

    There are strong reasons to put retirement savings into a Roth IRA now, while time is on your side, your salary hasn't peaked, ...
  58. How the Robo-Advisors Differ (& How They're Alike)

    Not all robo-advisors are created equal, and each could be perfect for a specific body of investors. Here's a look at the ...
  59. The Economics Of Tesla Batteries

    Last week, Tesla announced its own line of commercial and residential batteries, called the PowerWall series, proving once ...
  60. Are You In The Top One Percent Of The World?

    If you live in an industrialized country, cracking the top one percent of income earners isn't as difficult as you might ...
  61. The Purpose Of Having A Social Security Number

    When (and why) it is necessary to use the nine-digit number the United States government issues to individuals and when you ...
  62. New Avenues For Bitcoin Funding Opened Up By SEC

    Could New SEC Regulations Pave the Way for Investing in Bitcoin Startups?
  63. How Internet-Connected Cars Work

    With the rise of connected devices and wearable technology, even your car can connect to your digital life.
  64. The Most Competitive Industries For New Graduates

    Graduating from college is an exciting yet uncertain time for many students, as the overall job market is becoming more complex ...
  65. How The SWIFT System Works

    SWIFT has become the global standard for processing instructions and messages for payment and securities trade transactions. ...
  66. Steps To Replace Or Update Your Social Security ID

    Investopedia's step-by-step guide to filling out the form that gets you a new or replacement Social Security card.
  67. The Purpose Of Social Security Form SS-5

    If you need a new Social Security card, you need to fill out form SS-5. Despite the details, the process is more time-consuming ...
  68. Understanding Social Security Eligibility

    Who qualifies for Social Security payments and when can they get them?
  69. Tips for Helping Clients with Life Insurance Needs

    Life insurance needs will likely change over the client’s lifetime and again financial advisers can provide an objective ...
  70. Young Investors: Should You Care About Dividends?

    If you're a young investor, you may want to consider a non-traditional approach to investing.
  71. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  72. Review: Discover Checking Account

    Will having a Discover checking account save you money? It will save you fees.
  73. Best Websites For Tourism Jobs

    Looking for a summer job or full time job in the tourism industry? These websites will help you get there.
  74. Reduce Energy Costs By Making These Adjustments

    There are several ways you can reduce energy costs. These techniques range from minor tweaks to major renovations.
  75. MBA or CFA: Which is Best for a Career in Finance?

    Potential financial advisors, analysts or asset managers have many credentials and degrees from which to choose. Here's a ...
  76. 6 World Class Universities In New York City

    A starter guide to six of the many world-class, respected and highly rated universities and colleges in New York City.
  77. Protect Your Teen When They Work Over The Summer

    If your child is working a summer job, here are some rules you should know about what he or she is allowed to do.
  78. Save? (Or Prepay Your Mortgage Or Student Loan?)

    With low-interest rate loans, you might be better off paying just your monthly minimum and investing whatever extra funds ...
  79. Not a U.S. Citizen? A Home Loan is Still Possible

    Many banks and mortgage companies offer conventional and FHA home loans to non-U.S. citizens, if they can verify their work ...
  80. Retiring Abroad: Should I Sell My Home?

    You've decided to retire in another country. What should you do with your home in the United States?
  81. The Pros & Cons Of A Forex Trading Career

    Trading foreign currencies can be lucrative, but there are many risks. Investopedia explores the pros and cons of forex trading ...
  82. Risk-Free & 20% Return? More Like 100% Scam

    An investment that promises a risk-free return of 20% is 100% likely to be a scam.
  83. Top Places to Work for Financial Advisors

    Looking for a job in the financial services sector? Here's a list of the top companies for financial advisors.
  84. Taking Measure: Gold, Diamonds and... Karats?

    We look at the difference between karats and carats, as well as investment opportunities in gold and diamonds.
  85. Cold Calling Vs. Networking

    Why networking is taking over from cold calling as the best way for financial advisors to grow their client base – and where ...
  86. Top 10 Travel Health Insurance Companies

    Before you take a long trip abroad – or move there – make sure you have enough health coverage. That goes double if you go ...
  87. Why Working Longer To Save More Is A Bad Strategy

    If your retirement plan mostly consists of working longer to earn and save more money, you might need to rethink that strategy.
  88. 7 Sentences Successful People Never Say

    Success & wealth are not something that can be accomplished overnight. Here, we interviewed more than a thousand millionaires ...
  89. Should You Care About The Rising Cost Of College?

    It’s nearly graduation season, so it’s time to weigh in on why you should care about rising college costs, paying for tuition ...
  90. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  91. Tips for Small RIAs Looking to Grow

    Smaller RIAs looking to grow should have a long-term goal and method for winning new clients, new staff and investing in ...
  92. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  93. How to Avoid the Top Financial Advisor Scams

    Investors need to be wary of financial advisor scams. Here are the most common and how you can protected yourself.
  94. Who Spends More On The Military China Or The U.S.?

    Long the military top dog in the Pacific and the world, the U.S. now faces rising pressure from China. How do the two countries' ...
  95. Azim Premji: India's Generous Manufacturing Mogul

    Azim Premji transformed a cooking fat company into a conglomerate that's advanced India's IT sector, but he's also someone ...
  96. Auto Insurance: Paying By The Mile Vs. Monthly

    Would you benefit if you bought your auto insurance by the mile instead of simply paying a flat monthly premium?
  97. Retire In Australia With $200,000 Of Savings?

    Maybe. Thanks to a strong U.S. dollar, Australia has become more affordable, at least for Americans.
  98. Don't Lose Your Wealth Due To Healthcare Costs

    This article will highlight the use of an ILIT type of trust to protect wealth in the case of serious illness and transfer ...
  99. How Auto Insurance By The Mile Works

    If you don't drive much, would auto insurance cost less if you paid by the mile? Consumers in some states are finding out.
  100. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
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