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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. Why Women FAs Prefer Some Indie Brokers

    Here's what some firms are doing right when it comes to recruiting and retaining female advisors.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

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

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

    The potential for Netflix could be considerably greater than you think.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Inflation Protected Securities: How They Work

    Learn how the U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) work, which considerations investors should keep in mind ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The Hi-Tech Future of Mortgage Applications

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

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

    Your dream home might be only a swipe away.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. The Lurking Dangers of Student Loans

    Student loans are popular, but they present many dangers.
  39. 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 ...
  40. Why Millennials Might Not Be Ideal Clients

    Here's why luring millennial clients might be a waste of time (for now).
  41. 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.
  42. Who Supports Donald Trump's Campaign?

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

    Conceptually speaking, annuities can be thought of as a reverse form of life insurance.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. Retire in Costa Rica with $200,000 of Savings?

    It's quite doable in this Central American oasis.
  47. 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) ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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. ...
  51. Is Your Financial Advisor Looking Out for You?

    Financial advisors sometimes aren't looking out for clients' best interests. Regulators are scrutinizing their practices; ...
  52. Advising FAs: Explaining Bonds to a Client

    Most of us have borrowed money at some point in our lives, and just as people need money, so do companies and governments. ...
  53. Will Your Job Get Eaten by Automation?

    With the rapid growth of technology, it has been widely contested whether automation will start to replace jobs.
  54. How Expedia Makes Money

    Expedia has grown from a small travel website to now selling everything from airline tickets and hotel rooms to car rentals ...
  55. How to Avoid Scuttling Your Client’s Retirement

    Bad habits can ruin a retirement portfolio (and your credibility as an advisor). Here are some practices to avoid.
  56. How Advisors Can Help Expectant Couples

    Bringing a child into the world makes parents more acutely aware of their finances. Here's how advisors can help expectant ...
  57. Interest Rates and Your 401(k): How They Tango

    Here's how a rise in interest rates will likely impact your 401(k).
  58. Got Dividends? Here's How to Reinvest Them

    Reinvesting dividends is almost always a good idea if you intend to hold your shares for the long term, and there are several ...
  59. Top Tax Tips to Deduct Investment Management Fees

    Investment expenses can be deducted by those who meet three main criteria. Here's what they are and how they work.
  60. Why Women Choose Women for Financial Advice

    Women often prefer female financial advisors because client and advisor can relate to each other on a variety of levels. ...
  61. The Difference Between Good and Great Advisors

    If you want to be a top advisor, it takes more than just hanging out your shingle and picking investments. Top advisors work ...
  62. How to Protect IRAs from Higher Interest Rates

    Rising interest rates don’t have to translate into investment losses in an IRA. Here's how you can protect your investments. ...
  63. Advising FAs: Explaining Debt to a Client

    This article examines the different types of debt and breaks down which types of debt are better than others. The main types ...
  64. Advisors: Do You Need to Tweak Your Marketing?

    Advisors use a variety of marketing techniques to attract clients, but they don't all work. It may be time to evaluate what ...
  65. Why Millennials Should Invest in a Roth IRA

    Saving for retirement is important, and it's important to start early. A Roth IRA is a great option for low-earners just ...
  66. Can You Retire in Colombia With $200,000?

    The cost of living, high-quality healthcare, climate and culture are drawing more and more U.S. retirees to this country. ...
  67. 6 Tips to Stop Worrying About Retirement

    Try some creative thinking and these smart moves to take the pressure off.
  68. Are Home Inspections Worth It? - Price vs. Value

    If you’re wondering whether home inspection is worth the investment, the following information will help you decide.
  69. How to Convert a Roth IRA to a Traditional IRA

    If the technicalities of converting a Roth IRA to a traditional IRA seem dauntingly complex, here are a few simple tips to ...
  70. 5 Warning Signs a Charity Is a Scam

    Giving to charities and helping those in need is admirable. Here's how to ensure your good intentions and donations aren't ...
  71. 5 Reasons to Convert a Roth To a Traditional IRA

    Here's a quintet of cases when the traditional IRA trumps the Roth version.
  72. Get Your House In Order By Choosing a Financial Advisor

    As the old saying goes, people don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan.
  73. Credit Card Review: Blue Cash Everyday Amex

    Read about the Blue Cash Everyday Amex card, and learn how it saves cardholders money on groceries, gas and other household ...
  74. Credit Card Review: Chase Freedom

    Learn about the Chase Freedom card and how it earns 1% cash back on every purchase and up to 5% on purchases in quarterly ...
  75. Credit Card Review: Citi Double Cash

    Learn about the Citi Double Cash credit card and its simple cash back program that pays a combined 2% rate on every card ...
  76. Inflation for Dummies

    Inflation may seem like a straightforward concept, but it is more complex than it appears. We examine its varieties and causes.
  77. Justifications For High CEO Pay

    CEOs tend to command sky-high salaries in America. Companies cite a number of reasons for this, but they don't always ring ...
  78. Extreme Mortality Bonds: High Risk and High Reward

    Insurance companies issue extreme mortality bonds to cover their losses in the event of a large-scale disaster. Here's a ...
  79. Risks Associated With Government Contracts

    Government contracts can be rewarding, but they also come with a variety of risks.
  80. 10 Public Companies That Rely On Govt. Contracts

    We look at 10 of the top public companies whose businesses rely on U.S. government contracts.
  81. Can You Retire in Brazil with $200,000 of Savings?

    Brazil has a lot to offer the expat. The cost of living and healthcare are cheaper, and the pace is unhurried. But educate ...
  82. Can Young Workers Rely on Social Security?

    Young savers have time on their hands to take advantage of many investment strategies, and they should because Social Security ...
  83. How to Defray Long-Term Care Expenses

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  84. The True Cost of Home Caregiving

    Caring for eldery family in-home might be unavoidable, but most caregivers don't realize the true cost of doing so.
  85. Target-Date vs. Index Funds: Is One Better?

    Target-date and index funds are difficult to compare because they differ in both structure and objective, though investors ...
  86. Is a Google Robo-Advisor on the Horizon?

    It's possible that Google is looking to get into the robo-advisor business, either as a new venture or as a way to provide ...
  87. Top 3 Ways to Manage Lump-Sum Windfalls

    Have you just had a load of money drop into your lap? If so, several enviable options are available to you. Which one is ...
  88. Before You Invest in a Rental House with a Friend

    Investment property has advantages, but before you purchase a rental house with a pal, it’s smart to know what the challenges ...
  89. Whole Foods 365: The Economics of Discount Organic

    Whole Foods Market is expanding its brand to create a chain of discount natural food stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. ...
  90. The Top 5 Most Unionized Industries

    Unions don't have the membership numbers that they once did, but they are still a vital part of several different important ...
  91. Free Credit Score: How Free Is It Really?

    Be careful of websites making bogus offers of "free" credit scores. If a site asks for credit card information, you'll most ...
  92. Credit Card Review: Amex EveryDay

    Learn the benefits of the Amex EveryDay card, such as its introductory offer and rewards perks, and discover the types of ...
  93. How Advisors Can Tackle the Big Wealth Transfer

    The massive wealth transfer from Baby Boomers to their heirs presents opportunity and challenges for advisors. Here's how ...
  94. How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  95. Why You Might Buy Your Next Car from Costco

    Costco, one of the strongest retailers around, has its hooks in all sort of sectors, including autos.
  96. Credit Card Review: Capital One Venture Rewards

    Learn how the Capital One Venture Rewards card helps you earn unlimited rewards miles to pay for all types of travel expenses, ...
  97. Credit Card Review: BankAmericard Cash Rewards

    Read about the BankAmericard Cash Rewards card, and learn how to start earning unlimited cash back with its simply rewards ...
  98. Credit Card Review: QuicksilverOne Rewards

    Learn more about one of the best cash back rewards credit cards for individuals with average or good credit ratings: the ...
  99. What to Know About Transferable Points Programs

    Transferable points programs give credit card users a more extensive way to use credit card points for travel.
  100. How Express Scripts Makes Money

    The pharmacy benefit manager claims to lower prescription drug costs for consumers, medical providers, and health insurance ...
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