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  1. The Importance of Healthcare Risk Management

    Risk management is especially important in healthcare because human lives might be on the line. Here are some strategies ...
  2. Tips for Insuring Your Salary

    Those with high incomes really can’t afford to be without disability insurance. Here's why.
  3. The CFP Board: Its Role and Mission

    The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards promotes standards and ethics in financial planning and enforces CFP certification ...
  4. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  5. 3 Secrets You Didn't Know About Estate Planning

    Every advisor and saver needs to know these three estate planning secrets.
  6. 7 Cybersecurity Tips for Advisors

    The digital age has created a new breed of thief who can break into client files at any time, but there are ways to minimize ...
  7. How Small Businesses Can Guard Against Cybercrime

    Once a small business decides to establish an online presence, implementing certain guidelines is a vital step in order to ...
  8. Tips for Protecting Clients from Scammers

    Predators now have more access to vulnerable clients than ever before; advisors should communicate with clients to better ...
  9. Does Bernie Sanders Have A Chance?

    Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, announced his candidacy for president last May. Does Sanders have a ...
  10. Avoid The Most Common Medicare Fraud & Scams

    Since most Medicare scams require your cooperation, even if unwitting, here's how to stay alert and avoid them.
  11. Cash Flow Is King: How to Keep it Running

    Why is cash flow so important, and what steps can a business take to improve it?
  12. 10 Ways to Nurse Cash Flow in Healthcare

    Running a business in healthcare? You might want to rethink cash flow management practices.
  13. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  14. How Financial Advisors Lose Clients

    Being a financial advisor isn't easy, but your chance of success is much higher if you avoid the most common mistakes that ...
  15. How to Help Clients with Cash Flow Issues

    Sometimes your spending gets out of hand or income has a hiccup. Here's how financial advisors can help clients who have ...
  16. How to Improve Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

    Here are 10 ways to to improve a manufacturer's cash flow.
  17. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow in Construction

    Improving cash flow in construction requires some sector-specific strategies.
  18. How To Avoid Common Health Insurance Scams & Fraud

    A few precautions is all it takes for you to avoid being a victim of – or an unwitting accomplice to – health insurance con ...
  19. Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Business's Cash Flow

    Improving cash flow from receivables provides more capital for day-to-day operations and innovation. Here are 10 ways to ...
  20. Are Financial Advisor Fees Too High?

    Fees charged by financial advisors run the gamut. Are you getting a fair deal or paying too much?
  21. Finding a Top Financial Advisor in Canada

    Choosing a financial advisor is a difficult and important job. A ranking of Canadian advisors can help you make the right ...
  22. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
  23. These Firms Are Tops Among Advisor Clients

    A new study shows that financial advisors, even at the most popular firms, aren't doing enough to strengthen ties to clients.
  24. Is HD Vest Financial Services Right for You?

    Here's what you need to know about HD Vest Financial Services.
  25. The Top 3 Financial Advisor Credentials

    An overview of the top three credentials for financial advisors and what they require.
  26. Find The Perfect Accountant For You

    Things for entrepreneurs and small business owners to think over before hiring a tax preparer.
  27. Financial Planning: Can You Do it Yourself?

    There's no shortage of financial advice out there, but do you have the inclination, time and skills to do it yourself?
  28. Do Financial Analysts Need Financial Advisors?

    Financial analysts are very knowledgable about investments, but that doesn't mean they couldn't use advice on how to manage ...
  29. When is Hiring a Financial Advisor Necessary?

    Do you have the time, skills and inclination to manage your own finances and plan for the future? If not, it might be wise ...
  30. America's Most Expensive Retirement States

    Six places that aren't great for the Golden Years (financially speaking).
  31. The Foreigner's Guide To Retiring In Japan

    While Japan is an easy country to visit, retiring there can be a challenge due to the high cost of living and lack of any ...
  32. Safest Industries To Invest In

    Which are the safest industries and sectors for long-term investment and why?
  33. Invest In Cyber Security With These Stocks

    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
  34. Top 7 ETFs Designed for Retirement Income

    These seven ETFs offer several advantages over traditional ETFs, especially for investors seeking retirement income.
  35. 8 Fascinating Traits Billionaires Have In Common

    A top-notch education isn't enough to strike it rich. Nothing compares to learning the habits of the world's famous entrepreneurs ...
  36. The 10 Best Cities for Financial Advisors

    If you're an advisor looking for a promising location to practice, consider the combination of high wealth and low market ...
  37. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  38. The Worst Cities for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors may want to avoid low income areas or those with lofty wealth but high numbers of advisors.
  39. 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 ...
  40. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. Avoid These 5 Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

    Unfortunately, many scam artists try to prey on people whom they perceive as particularly vulnerable, especially seniors. ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. Know Key Financial Data Before Betting On Airlines

    The airline industry is highly cyclical. Investors need to understand where the industry is in the cycle in order to assign ...
  50. Can My Retirement & Social Security Be Garnished?

    You have some protection from creditors, but it's limited. Here's a quick run-down of what to expect.
  51. Top 3 Retirement Cities In Arizona

    The desert lifestyle is only one of the attractions of these Arizona cities. The cost of living isn't so bad, either.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. How Useful Is the CFA For A Day Trading Career?

    We take a look at how useful the Chartered Financial Analyst certification is for those wanting to start a career in day ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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, ...
  59. Comparing Financial Advisors & Financial Planners

    When scanning the financial advisor landscape, recognize that both financial advisor and financial planner are very broad ...
  60. Essential Publications for Financial Advisors

    There are a plethora of publications for financial advisors. What follows are the top or most widely read.
  61. Are You Getting The Best Retirement Advice?

    What you need to know in order to check.
  62. Buffett’s Most Misunderstood Investment Advice

    Warren Buffett is undeniably the most successful investor in history. He's constantly ask for advice, and he is never short ...
  63. How To Answer Option Questions On The Series 7 Exam

    Learn how to answer option questions on the Series 7 exam. Pass your Series 7 exam with the help of these tips.
  64. Find The Top Three Retirement Cities Of Vietnam

    Vietnam has a low cost of living, beautiful beaches and mountains – and is friendly to Westerners. A preview vacation may ...
  65. Top Financial Planning Colleges: A Primer

    An overview of the top colleges for financial planners and advisors.
  66. Business Taxes: Not Paying More Than You Have To

    If you're a small business owner, note these potential tax deductibles so that you don't pay taxes that could have been extra ...
  67. Is $200,000 Enough To Retire In The Philippines?

    How long would $200,000 in savings last if you retired in the Philippines? Longer than in most countries, especially if you ...
  68. What Do Certified Financial Planners Earn?

    Individuals with the Certified Financial Planner designation enjoy an above-average salary range as well as promising current ...
  69. Which Degree Is Better For A Business Career?

    Business administration and finance degrees can both lead to good jobs. Finance builds more quantitative skills, administration ...
  70. Is An MBA The Best Bet For Finance, Econ Students?

    An MBA offers a fairly comprehensive business education, while a master's program in finance or economics focuses on a more ...
  71. Taxes: H&R Block Vs. TurboTax Vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  72. How To Become a Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst

    Specializing in structured or derivative credit products like mortgage-backed securities requires education and prior experience ...
  73. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  74. 5 Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

    Consider using the bulk of your refund to take care of long-term needs, like saving for retirement or college.
  75. Top 10 Tax Filing Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them

    What are the worst tax filing mistakes people make? Tax expert and attorney Barbara E. Weltman points out 10 common ones ...
  76. Want To Be A Financial Planner? Eye These Schools

    If you're interested in becoming a financial planner here's a quick look at what to expect and short list of the top schools.
  77. CPA Exam tips

    Tips for the CPA exam - how to approach it, what to expect, and the time it takes to complete.
  78. A Day In The Life Of An Accountant

    An analysis of the accountant profession, who becomes an accountant, what they do, where they work, and salary ranges.
  79. How Much Does A Financial Advisor Earn?

    Several things factor into the salary of a financial advisor. Here's a look.
  80. The CPA Exam: What You Need To Know

    Interested in becoming a certified public accountant? Here's what you need to know about the CPA exam.
  81. How To Become A CPA

    If you've ever wondered what it takes to earn the CPA designation, here's your answer. Be prepared for lots of studying and ...
  82. New 2015 Contribution Limits: Advisors Take Heed

    The Internal Revenue Service's new 2015 contribution limits for tax-deferred savings plans are higher; here's what you and ...
  83. Six Things Bad Financial Advisors Do

    So you've gone to the trouble and expense of hiring a financial adviser. Here's how to decide whether they're doing you right ...
  84. Fee-Only Financial Advisors: What You Need To Know

    Are you considering hiring a fee-only financial advisor or one who is compensated via commissions? Read this first.
  85. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  86. Top 6 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

    In a recession, financial industry personnel are often hit hard. Find out how to avoid getting the ax.
  87. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  88. Accredited Financial Counselor: An Introduction

    This designation is highly relevant as it allows you to help the middle- and lower-income population in America.
  89. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  90. Introduction To Financial Planning Organizations

    Organizations such as the FPA and NAPFA are striving to provide higher standards for the financial planning profession and ...
  91. Municipal Bond Tips For The Series 7 Exam

    Learn to distinguish between general obligation and revenue bonds to ace this test.
  92. 6 Proven Tips For Series 6 Success

    These techniques can help you pass this test without the added stress.
  93. The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die

    Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the ...
  94. Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors

    Find out how this demographic has all the needs to keep your firm busy year-round.
  95. A Guide To Financial Designations

    Find out which certifications can bring you the greatest career returns.
  96. Tips For Passing The Series 6 Exam

    Find out what you can do during the test to make sure you get a passing score.
  97. The 10 Strangest Phrases In Banking Explained

    Just about every industry has its own special language, the world of banking and finance is full of jargon to communicate ...
  98. The Best Of The Best Wealth Management Firms

    Looking for a fee-only wealth management firm? Here's a handy ranking to get you started on your search for a top financial ...
  99. Maintaining Work/Life Balance For Financial Professionals

    Maintaining work/life balance is a challenge for most professionals in the finance industry, but it doesn't have to be that ...
  100. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ...
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