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  1. The Top 5 Richest Restaurateurs

    The top five richest restaurateurs have proven that it is possible to not only turn a profit in the restaurant business but ...
  2. The Top Six Richest Supermodels

    Through excellent investing, brand management and high earnings, these six supermodels have cultivated multi-million dollar ...
  3. How Married Couples Can Maximize Social Security

    Making the most of Social Security can be a complicated thing for married couples, but finding the maximum return is worth ...
  4. 5 Ways Millennials Are Investing for Retirement

    Here are some of the more popular strategies millennials are using to save for retirement.
  5. Should You Be Bearish or Bullish on Gold?

    Will gold move higher or lower over the next year?
  6. How Advisors Can Help Gen Y with 401(k) Issues

    Here's how advisors can help millennials get the most out of a 401(k).
  7. Top Financial Planning Strats for Unwed Couples

    Financial planning for unmarried or common law couples can be more complex. Here are some strategies advisors can implement ...
  8. Retirement Planning Do's and Don'ts for Advisors

    Helping clients prepare for retirement requires a mindshift from simply mananging their assets. This list of do's and don'ts ...
  9. Computer-Based Financial Planning: How it Works

    Computer-based financial planning is on the rise. Here's a look at the different services and what they have to offer.
  10. Scholar vs. Entrepreneur: What's Your Calling?

    You don't need a bachelor's degree to launch your own company. But which path — school or entrepreneurship — offers a better ...
  11. Chinese Auto Stocks: Hot or Not?

    The Chinese auto market offers a lot of potential, but is it worth placing a bet now?
  12. 5 Ways to Up Your Credit Score in 90 days or Less

    Getting that credit report glowing again may be easier than you think. Read on for some quick fixes.
  13. 8 Reasons Why Valued Employees Quit

    Salaries are important, but retaining top employees requires more than just providing competitive pay.
  14. Websites That Give Your True Credit Score for Free

    A few websites do provide your true credit score – or something very close to it. Here's where to find them.
  15. Chasing Gen-Y: Why Northwestern Bought LearnVest

    In an effort to stay relevant to a young generation of investors, Northwestern Mutual bought online moneymanager LearnVest. ...
  16. The Top Insurance Needs of Retirees

    While health insurance is the primary insurance need for retirees, there are other types advisors need to consider for their ...
  17. Real Estate: How the Bubble Will Pop

    This real estate bubble is much different from the last one. Understanding it is imperative if you plan on making any investments.
  18. How Advisors Can Minimize Their Own Risks

    Risk management is important in any enterprise. But when it comes to the financial advisory business, the stakes are higher.
  19. Drugmaker Extraordinaire: How Eli Lilly Grows

    Drugs mean big profits in America. Here's how the country's oldest pharmaceutical firm keeps its toehold in the market.
  20. How Advisors Can Help Clients Manage Old 401(k)s

    Helping clients manage their old 401(k)s is a huge retirement planning issue. It also presents opportunity for advisors. ...
  21. Why Retiring Sooner Might Be a Bad Idea

    Learn why even though most people dream of early retirement, it has plenty of downfalls that include less money, lower productivity ...
  22. It’s Never too Early to Think About Retirement

    See why it is never too early to think about retirement, to plan for a healthy financial future and how to start healthy ...
  23. Couples: Avoid These 3 Big Financial Mistakes

    Money is one of the top reasons couples argue. Here are the major issues advisors need to be aware of to help couples avoid ...
  24. What Puts the Dollars in Priceline's Bottom Line?

    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  25. Ask Your Advisor These 5 401(k) Rollover Questions

    Managing your 401(k) wisely is paramount to a secure retirement. Accordingly, here's a guide to key questions you need to ...
  26. Advisors Fees: What Are You Paying For?

    Fees or commissions? Which is best? Either way, what matters most is that the investor is aware of each charge and how if ...
  27. Should You Be a Bull or a Bear Right Now?

    Ask a bull: If the economy is truly improving, where's all the consumer spending?
  28. Forget 401(k)s: Put Your Next Savings Dollar Here

    A 401(k) might be the post popular option for retirement savings, but there is another lesser-known option that may make ...
  29. ETF Analysis: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology

    Learn about the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology exchange-traded fund, which offers one of the most diversified ways of investing ...
  30. Can You Hit The Highest Credit Score?

    Yes – it's doable. But the real question is, does it matter?
  31. 6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.

    Here's why America's healthcare still ranks low among developed countries.
  32. Top 5 Ways to Retain Your Best Employees

    You need to think beyond salary to make the most talented people want to stay on for the long term.
  33. Why U.S. Wage Growth Isn’t as Bad as It Appears

    Though wage growth numbers are more nuanced than they may appear, they reveal another sign that the U.S. recovery is still ...
  34. Credit Score vs. Credit Report: Which Is Better?

    They sound alike, but can serve very different ends.
  35. What’s Uber Worth?

    Value projections for Uber have been all over the map, but the most important projection doesn't come in the form of numbers.
  36. The Journey to a Great Credit Score

    How people starting out can get on the credit grid and establish a solid record.
  37. The 3 Most Profitable Luxury Hotels

    Staying at a luxury hotel is the stuff of daydreams for most people. The few who do regularly stay, or even live, in upscale ...
  38. America's Poorest States in 2015

    Learn the reasons Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky are the poorest states in the United States, as ...
  39. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40

    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  40. Should You Worry About the U.S Inflation rate?

    Understand how inflation is measured, how U.S. inflation compares to other countries, and if investors should be concerned ...
  41. Top 5 Software Programs Used by Financial Advisors

    Obtain information about the top five financial planning software programs that are most commonly used by professional financial ...
  42. 5 Good Habits Every Entrepreneur Needs

    Understand who an entrepreneur is and what an entrepreneur does. Learn about the 5 good habits that every entrepreneur should ...
  43. 5 Key Steps to Start Your Own Small Business

    Understand what a small business is and what it takes to build one. Learn about the five key steps needed to start a small ...
  44. The 5 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

    Understand what an entrepreneur is and the type of risk an entrepreneur faces. Learn about the five skills necessary to become ...
  45. The 4 Best Websites For Small Business Loans

    Discover some of the best websites that small business owners utilize to obtain necessary financing at competitive interest ...
  46. Best 5 Small Business Ideas You Can Start From Home

    Understand what a small business is and how small businesses are classified. Learn about five small business ideas that you ...
  47. 6 Reasons Not to Recharacterize Your Roth IRA

    If you're thinking of recharacterizing your Roth IRA into a traditional IRA account, here are six compelling reasons why ...
  48. How Groupon Makes Money

    Find out how Groupon makes money, including a rundown of how Groupon works and what benefits it provides to the businesses ...
  49. 7 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful in their 20s

    Understand how entrepreneurs can come from any age group. Learn about seven entrepreneurs who reached success and fame in ...
  50. The Top 4 ETFs For Investing in US Government Bonds

    Discover the top four ETFs that invest in U.S. government bonds with maturities ranging from zero to 25 years, including ...
  51. Are You Considered a Small Business?

    Find out what it takes to be considered a small business by the U.S. Small Business Administration and why some small businesses ...
  52. Can Immigration Reform Help the Economy?

    Learn some of the possible effects, both good and bad, of immigration reform on the economy. These include more jobs and ...
  53. The Biggest Items Obama Is Still Missing From His Mandate

    Learn how the biggest items missing from Obama's mandate include various forms of tax reform and closing the Guantanamo Bay ...
  54. Small Business Loan Vs Line of Credit: How They Differ

    Understand the differences between a small business loan and a line of credit, and learn some of the most appropriate uses ...
  55. 4 Top Changes Obama Has Made with His Mandates

    Learn how Obamacare, equal pay for women and an executive order on immigration represent some of Obama's biggest changes ...
  56. 5 Developed Countries without Minimum Wages

    Find out about five developed nations that have no federally regulated minimum wage and how these countries use unions to ...
  57. 5 Steps to Become an Entrepreneur

    Understand what it takes to become an entrepreneur, and learn about five steps that can help someone become an entrepreneur ...
  58. Southwest Airlines: Delta's Worst Enemy?

    Learn about the rivalry between Southwest Airlines and Delta. For decades, Delta was the major operator in the South, but ...
  59. How Advisors Can Build a HNW Estate Planning Niche

    Here's how advisors can fill a void when it comes to serving the estate planning needs of high-net-worth individuals.
  60. Why Women FAs Prefer Some Indie Brokers

    Here's what some firms are doing right when it comes to recruiting and retaining female advisors.
  61. J.C. Penney: Identity Crisis or Buy Opportunity?

    With so many recent leadership changes, J.C. Penney might be suffering from an identity crisis. Here's why and what you need ...
  62. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  63. Advisors: Use Tech to Attract, Retain Clients

    Investors want an investment approach that blends technology and the human touch. Therefore, financial advisors should embrace ...
  64. Netflix's Future Growth: Greater Than You Think?

    The potential for Netflix could be considerably greater than you think.
  65. Is a Robo College Savings Plan Right for You?

    The cost of college keeps rising, but saving for it might just have gotten easier. Here's why.
  66. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms

    Understand what it is that venture capital firms do, the purpose they serve for new businesses and discover some of the top-ranked ...
  67. Minimum Wages Can Raise Unemployment

    Learn why many economists feel that minimum wages, while intended to benefit low-wage workers, actually hurt them by increasing ...
  68. Inflation Protected Securities: How They Work

    Learn how the U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) work, which considerations investors should keep in mind ...
  69. 5 Ways to Get Funding For Your Billion-Dollar Idea

    Understand how current billion-dollar companies gone about funding. Learn about five funding strategies to fund a billion ...
  70. The Top 5 US Cities with Highest Minimum Wage

    Learn how awareness campaigns have led to huge minimum wage hikes in several large cities, and discover which U.S. cities ...
  71. The Best Sports Car for Investors

    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  72. Gay Couples: Here Are Your New Rights

    The expansion of same-sex marriage means gay and lesbian partners can now enjoy basic spousal rights, regardless of where ...
  73. The Hi-Tech Future of Mortgage Applications

    Three sites that are simplifying your path to home ownership.
  74. Gay Marriage and Taxes: Everything You Should Know

    Same-sex couples now have a variety of tax strategies to consider.
  75. Best Real Estate Apps for House Hunters

    Your dream home might be only a swipe away.
  76. When's the Best Time to Sell a House?

    Your timing is a key element in when to sell a house. Here's what to consider.
  77. Advising FAs: Explaining College Savings Accounts to Clients

    There are several types of savings accounts designed for higher education available today. The right one for you will depend ...
  78. Advising FAs: Explaining Estate Planning to a Client

    As the old saying goes, you can't take it with you. For this reason, it is important to have a current estate plan in place ...
  79. What AIG Looks Like Now (and How it Got that Way)

    Despite some mammoth mistakes and a gargantuan government bailout, AIG remains a global insurance powerhouse. Here's how ...
  80. The Logic Behind Sears' REIT

    Learn what strategy Sears employed with the divestment of its 266 real estate properties to a separate real estate investment ...
  81. Steps to Qualify For a Small Business Loan

    Learn steps to qualify for a small business loan such as identifying financing needs, preparing a business plan and getting ...
  82. An America with Donald Trump as President

    Take a closer look at some of policy proposals from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and what a future with ...
  83. Why Cash is King When Markets are Volatile

    After the past several years, you might be addicted to equity. But when markets turn volatile, cash is the best option. Here's ...
  84. The Financial Advisory Business: More Women Wanted

    It's no secret that women are underrepresented in the financial advisory business. Here are some reasons why and what's being ...
  85. The Biggest Financial Mistakes Millennials Make

    Millennials are making financial mistakes that have the potential to cost them big over the course of their lives.
  86. How Nike (NKE) Continues to 'Do It'

    Other than style, do sneakers from any maker really differ that much? That's debatable. But this is certain: Nike sets the ...
  87. The Impact of 401(k) Outflows on Advisors

    The trend in the growth of assets in 401(k) plans has shifted as Baby Boomers retire, creating opportunities for financial ...
  88. The Lurking Dangers of Student Loans

    Student loans are popular, but they present many dangers.
  89. Is Cohousing Right for You?

    Cohousing isn't for everyone. But if you're community-minded or committed to living green, it may be an ideal option for ...
  90. Why Millennials Might Not Be Ideal Clients

    Here's why luring millennial clients might be a waste of time (for now).
  91. Top 10 Airlines to Work For in 2015

    Find out why Southwest Airlines and JetBlue lead the list of the top airlines to work for in 2015.
  92. Who Supports Donald Trump's Campaign?

    Explore the common characteristics among voters who prefer Donald Trump for the 2016 election, including youth, modest incomes ...
  93. Advising FAs: Explaining Annuities to a Client

    Conceptually speaking, annuities can be thought of as a reverse form of life insurance.
  94. Advising FAs: Explaining ETFs to a Client

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have exploded in popularity with both investors and professionals for several reasons, and their ...
  95. Before You Buy a Home for Your Child: Read This

    It is certainly generous. It can even be advantageous to both of you. But beware of the pitfalls.
  96. Retire in Costa Rica with $200,000 of Savings?

    It's quite doable in this Central American oasis.
  97. Advising FAs: Explaining Long-term Care Insurance to Clients

    As our life spans are extended, our family structures change and medical care improves, the need for long-term care (LTC) ...
  98. Top Reasons Not to Roll Over Your 401(k) to an IRA

    Five cases in which keeping your plan in place – or employing another non-IRA strategy – is the better move.
  99. Advising FAs: Explaining Life Insurance to a Client

    Life insurance was initially designed to protect the income of families, particularly young families in the wealth accumulation ...
  100. Explaining Clients Why They Need a Budget

    The truth is that budgeting isn't just for times when your money is tight or your life is undergoing a major transition. ...
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