Personal Finance FAQs

  1. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  2. Why did Howard Schultz leave Starbucks, only to return eight years later?

  3. Why is the time value of money (TVM) an important concept to investors?

  4. What are the elements of an effective value proposition?

  5. What is Jeff Weiner's personal business philosophy?

  6. How did Tim Cook become head of Apple?

  7. What can cause price deflation?

  8. What is the difference between asset-price inflation and economic growth?

  9. Can the government tax your capital gains from other countries?

  10. How does Jeff Weiner make money from LinkedIn?

  11. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and accounting profit?

  12. Can you sue an insurance company for not paying a claim over a waiver of subrogation ...

  13. Why does time value of money (TVM) assume that a dollar today is worth more than ...

  14. What's the difference between outsourcing and insourcing?

  15. When did people first start using collateral to secure loans?

  16. What advice has Larry Page given to would-be entrepreneurs?

  17. What is accounting fraud?

  18. How does Tim Cook's vision for Apple differ from that of the late Steve Jobs?

  19. What are the implications of a low Federal Funds Rate?

  20. What does financial accounting focus on?

  21. What is the difference between a balance sheet and a cash flow statement?

  22. What is the impact of inflation on liquid assets?

  23. What is the difference between capital gains and investment income?

  24. What is the difference between an expense and a liability?

  25. What impact does industrialization have on wages?

  26. What is human capital and how is it used?

  27. What kind of philanthropy did Nathan Rothschild do?

  28. Who were Bernard Baruch's greatest influencers?

  29. Does the bank set up an escrow account for the buyer and seller in a home sale?

  30. Can you realize capital gains on intangible property?

  31. When is an expense ratio considered high and when is it considered low?

  32. Do landlords set up escrow accounts for their tenants' security deposits?

  33. What advice has Tim Cook given to would-be business leaders?

  34. How does disposable income influence the marginal propensity to consume (MPC)?

  35. What inputs are considered to be factors of production?

  36. What is the difference between ex-ante moral hazard and ex-post moral hazard?

  37. Why would growth investors be attracted to the automotive sector?

  38. What are some ways to increase your disposable income?

  39. Do employers use agency theory in labor relations?

  40. What is the difference between moral hazard and morale hazard?

  41. What are the primary disadvantages of forming a joint venture?

  42. How can a creditor improve its Average Collection Period?

  43. What are the four types of economic utility?

  44. Does agency theory apply to brokers and clients?

  45. What is Howard Schultz's educational and professional background?

  46. What types of companies tend to have the most deferred revenue?

  47. What is the difference between deferred revenue and accrued expense?

  48. Why is it important for a financial advisor to have a unique value proposition?

  49. Why do some economists consider entrepreneurship to be a factor of production?

  50. How did Larry Page amass his wealth?

  51. How did Richard Branson make his fortune?

  52. What is the formula for calculating inventory turnover?

  53. What is the relationship between interest rates and inflation?

  54. Why do some analysts argue that trade deficits aren't bad for the economy?

  55. How did Howard Schultz build Starbucks from a small business into an empire?

  56. How does the bank profit off of escrow accounts?

  57. Why are efficiency ratios important to investors?

  58. How does brand image and marketing affect market share?

  59. How did Nathan Rothschild attain his wealth?

  60. How are subsidies justifiable in a free market system?

  61. What causes businesses to fail during a downturn in the business cycle?

  62. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  63. What is the difference between real and nominal interest rates?

  64. How can I tell if a loan uses simple or compound interest?

  65. What are the primary advantages of using mezzanine financing?

  66. Why does unemployment tend to rise during a recession?

  67. What is Bernard Baruch's most lasting legacy?

  68. How does an entrepreneur pay taxes?

  69. Why did Howard Schultz decide to keep Starbucks a chain rather than allow franchising?

  70. How does an entrepreneur help the economy?

  71. What advice has Richard Branson given to would-be entrepreneurs?

  72. What advice has Jeff Weiner given to would-be entrepreneurs?

  73. How do firms improve their employees' human capital?

  74. What is Tim Cook's managerial style?

  75. What are examples of popular companies in the financial services sector?

  76. When is outsourcing a bad alternative to vertical integration?

  77. What is the difference between deflation and disinflation?

  78. What is Tim Cook's career and educational background?

  79. What is Jeff Weiner's educational and professional background?

  80. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

  81. Who were Richard Branson's major influencers?

  82. How did Rupert Murdoch make his fortune?

  83. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the financial services sector?

  84. Does China have the equivalent of other special administrative regions (SAR) outside ...

  85. What does a company use CI (competitive intelligence) for?

  86. What role do interpersonal skills play in the hiring process?

  87. Who manages an escrow account?

  88. What are some of the ways that economic growth can be achieved?

  89. Which investments have the highest historical returns?

  90. How does a defined benefit pension plan differ from a defined contribution plan?

  91. How can investors use trends in the unemployment rate to evaluate the outlook of ...

  92. What was Rupert Murdoch's role in the wiretapping scandal?

  93. How did Rupert Murdoch become a media mogul?

  94. What are key government regulations that affect investing in the banking sector?

  95. To what extent do banks have exposure to different business lines?

  96. How does a decline in housing prices affect the banking sector?

  97. Is the financial services sector appropriate for a growth investor?

  98. When during the economic cycle does the financial services sector perform most strongly?

  99. What average annual return does the financial services sector generate?

  100. Were collateralized debt obligations (CDO) responsible for the 2008 financial crisis?

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