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  1. Insider Tips For Saving On Cruises

    Savvy insights will help you navigate the choices and avoid some money drains on your first cruises.
  2. Presidential Candidates And Wall Street In 2016

    Wall Street's influence will play a large role in the 2016 presidential race. As election season begins, candidates are showing ...
  3. A Guide to Financial Education for Doctors

    Doctors need to choose the educational option which best fits his or her time, schedule and learning preference. Here's a ...
  4. Top Retirement Planning Tips for Singles

    Single clients often face an uphill battle when it comes to retirement planning. Here are some tips to get them on the right ...
  5. Investing Early In The Future of Data Security

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. Among the foremost technologies paving the path for the future of data security ...
  6. Find The Top Retirement Cities In Australia

    Australia has some of the world's most livable cities. Did we mention the beaches?
  7. Is A 30-Year Mortgage Really Best?

    It's the most popular choice, but home buyers with 30-year mortgages may be paying more to finance their home than they need ...
  8. What Are The Pros and Cons Of A 15-Year Mortgage?

    The shorter term, and higher monthly payment, are only part of the picture.
  9. Which Is Better: A 30-Year Or 15-Year Mortgage?

    The difference in monthly payments is what homebuyers think of first when they compare the two. But have you considered these ...
  10. Top 10 Cities For Grads To Get Jobs

    A look at latest employment stats.
  11. Retire In Vietnam With $200,000 Of Savings?

    An excellent retirement "buy" because English is spoken widely, the cost of living is compellingly low, and Americans are ...
  12. Top Credit Cards For The Ultra Rich

    Only a few people qualify for these elite cards. The question is, are the lush perks big bucks can buy you worth the cost? ...
  13. How Advisors Can Help Clients Spot Elder Scams

    Financial crimes against the elderly are on the upswing. Here's what financial advisors can do to help protect their most ...
  14. Tips for Retiring Without Long Term Care Insurance

    Long term care insurance is as pricey as it is important. Here are tips for how to manage retirement and meet healthcare ...
  15. Tips for Breaking the Ice with New Clients

    Tips and methods to ensure a successful start to client/advisor relationships.
  16. Maximize Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

    With more than one Chase card that gives Ultimate Rewards points, you can sometimes use the system to stretch your awards ...
  17. How Agile Project Management Changed Zara

    Zara has created a competitive advantage in the retail industry by using a supply chain centered on agile project management. ...
  18. The Economic Cost Of An Obese Society

    Slowly becoming a global health epidemic, the prevalence of obesity has risen drastically over the past two decades.
  19. Budget-Stretching Gardening Tips

    A bakers dozen of easy, budget-stretching garden ideas just in time for spring and summer planting.
  20. Some Tax Considerations For Your Retirement Income

    Even if you don’t plan to retire, it’s still a good idea to think ahead about where to live, your income and how it all interacts ...
  21. Best Websites To Find A Job In Finance

    Using the right job boards for your industry can dramatically reduce the time it takes to find gainful employment. And hiring ...
  22. Top 7 Cities For Retiring In Thailand

    Beautiful Thailand has beaches, cities, affordable health care, plus cultural attractions and great cuisine, No wonder it's ...
  23. Advisors Should Consider a 'Dementia Protocol'

    Diminishing mental capacity can strike any aging client, that's why advisors should push clients and their families to incorporate ...
  24. 5 Vital Questions Advisors Should Ask New Clients

    By asking the right questions, listening and building trust, investors and their financial advisors can get the most out ...
  25. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  26. How The IRS Catches Tax Cheats & Liars

    When civil and criminal penalties don't deter people from skipping out on their taxes, the IRS has other tools it can use.
  27. How Americans Can Apply For European MBA Programs

    Studying for an MBA in Europe is a great idea for Americans looking for a career boost.
  28. The Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car

    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  29. 10 Tips To Avoid Common Financial Scams

    Remember that "don't talk to strangers" rule from childhood? Well, don't wire them money either. Or fall for these other ...
  30. Track Your Retirement Money With These Apps

    Try these four mobile and online apps to stay on top of your retirement income – in brokerage accounts, IRAs, 401(k)s, even ...
  31. An Analysis Of The US Trade Deficit

    The United States' trade deficit is historically large, the biggest in the world. With luck, it'll get even larger.
  32. Emerging Industries Other Than Tech Startups

    What are the emerging sectors (other than tech start-ups) that look promising? Investopedia takes a look.
  33. Careers to Avoid: Lowest Paying Professional Jobs

    Bad pay, high stress, poor chance of advancement — and in these professions a bachelor's degree is expected, a master's preferred. ...
  34. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  35. Healthcare Stocks: A Prescription for More Gains?

    There could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
  36. Should GE Be Part of Your Portfolio?

    Here's what you need to consider if you are thinking of adding GE to your portfolio.
  37. Equity Vs. Salary: What You Need To Know

    Equity payments are common at startup companies. Equity offers potential for a big payout but is also much riskier than a ...
  38. Is It Worth Buying A Second Home To Rent?

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making the leap into rental property ownership.
  39. The Pros & Cons Of Personal Loans vs. Credit Cards

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  40. How To Combine Two Mortgages Into One?

    If you have a second mortgage as well as a primary, does it make sense to consolidate into a single loan? Here's how to figure ...
  41. What Should an Aspiring Advisor Major In?

    What should an aspiring financial advisor study in college? There are advantages and disadvantages with each major and advisors ...
  42. Masters Degree Vs. Work Experience: Which One Is More Valuable?

    Some argue that a master's degree only worsens student's financial situations, but future earnings data shows there can be ...
  43. Is My Credit Score Useful Outside The U.S?

    If you're hoping that your credit score will follow you overseas – or worried that it will– here's a quick primer on how ...
  44. How Advisors Can Help Protect Vulnerable Clients

    With longevity increasing, advisors will need to consider how to best serve aged clients.
  45. Top Tips for Retirement Account Withdrawals

    Top things you need to know when it comes to managing the complex task of retirement account withdrawals.
  46. Advisors: Don't Overlook Not-Yet-Rich Millennials

    Financial advisors looking to grow their practices should focus on potential high-net-worth millennials.
  47. Which Robo-advisor is Best for Financial Advisors?

    With the list of robo-advisors already long and growing, which will integrate best into a financial advisory practice?
  48. Top 10 Stocks for Retirement Portfolios

    Certain stocks are popular retirement portfolio options, but not all are as impressive as they used to be. Time to reevaluate? ...
  49. Top 5 Retirement Cities In California

    California will never make a list of cheapest places to retire, but opening your mind geographically can help make this beautiful ...
  50. Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid On Your IRA

    IRA rules are complicated. It's easy to make mistakes – and they can cost you big time.
  51. Retiring In The Philippines: Pros & Cons

    What are the pros and cons of retiring in the Philippines?
  52. The Top 5 YouTube Millionaires

    Enterprising content creators have been able to use YouTube to rake in millions each year.
  53. How Hidden City Tickets Affect Airlines

    Hidden city tickets have been in the news these past few months because of a lawsuit launched by United (UAL) and Orbitz ...
  54. The Risk And Rewards Of Investing In Startups

    Investing in startups is a very risky business but can reward investors greatly if and when they do pay off.
  55. What It Costs To Study Abroad In London

    Studying in London puts you right at the center of a cultural, academic and business hub. And careful budgeting will get ...
  56. How to Invest in Liquor (and Avoiding the Hiccups)

    Investing in liquor has been profitable for ages but there could be some hiccups along the way.
  57. Mutual Funds: How Many is Too Many?

    How many mutual funds are too many when it comes to a well diversified portfolio?
  58. Tips on Charitable Contributions: Limits and Taxes

    An overview of the limits and tax deductions of charitable donations.
  59. Using Technology To Tune Out Market Noise

    Today’s technology-centric culture allows us to have access to information anytime. As investors, we can be informed of market ...
  60. How Much Money Do You Need To Retire In Thailand?

    With one of the world's lowest costs of living, Thailand is home to a growing number of expats, including many retirees.
  61. The Implications Of Negative Interest Rates

    If financial theory is grounded in one principal, it would be the that individuals prefer consumption today over consumption ...
  62. Traveling In The Philippines: Is It Safe?

    There is an active travel warning for the Philippines, but only for part of the country. Here are precautions to follow.
  63. Add Extra Appeal, and Market Value, To Your Yard

    Spring landscaping projects are worthwhile because, in addition to bringing more appeal to your yard, they'll increase the ...
  64. UK Tech Startups: Proving To Be More Than Hype

    Over the last few years, the explosion of tech startups in the UK has been grabbing an increasing amount of attention from ...
  65. Top 5 Things To Do When You Retire

    Substitute "when you retire" for "when you grow up" and it's the same open ended question. Here are some universal ideas ...
  66. Beware Of Taking Out A Pension Advance Loan

    Avoid taking out an advance against your pension. Interest on these loans is high and you could end up taking a huge tax ...
  67. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  68. Impact of SEC's New Money Market Fund Rules

    A look at how new rules introduced by the SEC will impact money market funds.
  69. What Is A Business Analyst And How Much Do They Make?

    Business Analysis has been a buzzword as a career option. Here is what business analysts do and how much they earn in salary ...
  70. How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  71. Should You Pay Your Bills On Autopilot?

    Now that you can sign up to have your bills paid automatically online, it it a smart way to make your life more efficient? ...
  72. Should I Consolidate My Two Mortgages?

    Consolidating your loans or mortgage may make sense for you, especially when interest rates are low. Here's what you should ...
  73. How Much Cash Should You Keep In The Bank?

    With its barely-there interest rates, which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  74. Want To Work At a Hedge Fund? These Are The Top Entry-Level Jobs

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work - Here are the common entry level positions for those ...
  75. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  76. How Many Startups Fail And Why?

    Why do so many businesses fail? And for that matter, how many of them actually do fail?
  77. Is It Worth Paying To Check Your Credit Score?

    Generally, a free credit report is all you need. If you've had some credit issues, it may be worth buying your credit score ...
  78. Converting A Traditional IRA To A Roth

    When is it a good idea to convert traditional IRA funds into Roth IRA funds? And when does it not make sense?
  79. Alliance to FINRA: More BrokerCheck Info Needed

    An alliance of public interest groups is pressuring FINRA to broaden its BrokerCheck tool.
  80. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  81. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  82. Review: Discover it Miles Card

    This rewards card could be one of the most generous yet. See if it makes sense for you.
  83. Methods To Estimate The Cost Of A Local Restaurant

    Here are key factors to consider, and helpful formulas to use, to assess how much a local restaurant would likely be sold ...
  84. How A Greece Crisis Affects The U.S.

    Greece's ongoing financial crisis poses a threat to the nascent U.S. economic recovery due to the latter's close ties with ...
  85. How Is Cashback Profitable For Credit Card Companies?

    Cashback rewards are not as beneficial to the consumer as they might initially seem.
  86. What Is Microlending And How Does It Work?

    Microlending can produce great return on investment for the lender while benefiting borrowers who wouldn't otherwise secure ...
  87. Borrowing From LendUp: Better Than A Payday Loan?

    A new alternative to conventional payday loans is being offered in 16 states. How much better for consumers is LendUp really? ...
  88. When Is Dual Citizenship Not A Good Idea?

    It may sound useful, but there are a number of reasons that make dual citizenship a questionable choice.
  89. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  90. Is Personal Legal Insurance A Good Deal?

    Some employers offer personal legal insurance as an opt-in benefit. Would it make sense for you?
  91. Consolidating Debt: What If You Have Bad Credit?

    Getting a debt consolidation loan is more difficult when you have bad credit. But it could still help put you on the road ...
  92. Industries That Will Never Go Away

    A list of industries that will not perish anytime soon, as they provide and feed our basic needs.
  93. 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of the Decade

    Women entrepreneurs have been able to withstand economic and business pressures to rise to the top in a number of industries ...
  94. When Is It Better To Forgo A Roth Account?

    Depending on how much you're currently earning, a traditional IRA sometimes offers more tax relief than its Roth counterpart. ...
  95. New Rules That Could Trash (or Help) Your Credit

    Cable bills and similar financial obligations will soon be factored into your credit score. Good news if you're an on-time ...
  96. Why Save For Retirement In Your 20s?

    You're probably paying off your student loans and retirement is 40 years away. Shouldn't you focus on eliminating debt and, ...
  97. How Advisors Can Cater to Niche Clients

    A look at niche clients and how advisors specialize in them.
  98. Which Will Be the Better Bet: eBay or PayPal?

    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  99. Top Tips for Retiring in a Bear Market

    What you need to know if you have the unfortunate timing of retiring in a bear market.
  100. Retirement: The Journey Of 1000 Miles

    Substantial time should be set aside to fully outline one's vision for retirement and the specific steps that must be taken ...
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