Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What is the difference between a write-off and a writedown?

  2. Why is the employment figure important to a "dove"

  3. What are the goals of a "dove" Federal Reserve head?

  4. How do I calculate how much home equity I have?

  5. Where on my 1040 form do I report AGI (adjusted gross income)?

  6. Which retail stocks pay the highest dividends?

  7. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and net income?

  8. How does the amount of the principal fluctuate depending on inflation?

  9. For what types of accounts are demand deposits available?

  10. What do hard and soft goods in the retail sector refer to?

  11. What are the deductions taken to determine AGI (adjusted gross income)?

  12. How much will an employer generally contribute to a 401(a) plan?

  13. Why are high yield bonds typically lower rated bonds?

  14. What is the difference between earnings and revenue?

  15. What is the opposite of a "dove"?

  16. What are the most popular companies in the retail sector?

  17. Why do economists think it is important to track discretionary income?

  18. What is the difference between disposable and discretionary income?

  19. How can I obtain an abatement for property taxes?

  20. What proportion of my income should I put into my demand deposit account?

  21. What is the difference between earnings and income?

  22. How will a value added tax impact the government budget?

  23. What is the correlation between money supply and GDP?

  24. What does a climbing interest rate risk signify about the economy?

  25. How can I increase my standard of living in my retirement years?

  26. Can I get a tax credit from conducting research and development?

  27. What is the relationship between research and development and innovation?

  28. When can benefits be received from a provident fund?

  29. Is Social Security Income a perpetuity?

  30. How is minimum transfer price calculated?

  31. How is a product line depth related to a product line?

  32. How much of the global economy is comprised of the real estate sector?

  33. What kinds of costs are included in Free on Board (FOB) shipping?

  34. How has electronic retailing (e-tailing) changed the consumer discretionary goods ...

  35. What types of investments are allowed in a provident fund?

  36. How do I evaluate a debt security?

  37. In what manner will a recession likely affect the marginal-propensity-to-save rate ...

  38. What are key economic growth rates that can be used to determine the economic health ...

  39. How does a provident fund compare to U.S. Social Security?

  40. What are some tactics businesses can use to increase unlevered free cash flow?

  41. What level of annual growth is common for companies in the Internet sector?

  42. What is the difference between "closed end credit" and a "line of credit?"

  43. How should a whistleblower report unlawful or unethical behavior?

  44. What is the government's role and what is the private sector's role in neoliberalism?

  45. What tax implications are there for parties involved with a reverse repurchase agreement?

  46. When would a vendor care about its accounts payable turnover ratio?

  47. How are benefits from a provident fund taxed?

  48. What are key factors that are generally considered in demographic studies conducted ...

  49. What is a family Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

  50. In what instances does a business use closed end credit?

  51. What are some examples of debit notes in business-to-business transactions?

  52. How do insurance companies use a whistleblower?

  53. How is abatement cost accounted for on financial statements?

  54. How does an investor compute a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Sales for an automotive ...

  55. How does wage price spiral impact interest rates?

  56. What are typical examples of capitalized costs within a company?

  57. How is maintenance of standard of living for survivors accomplished in estate planning?

  58. What type of asset allocation should I use if I am already retired?

  59. How can I determine the degree of financial leverage (DFL) for a particular company?

  60. I'm in my 50s. Should I still participate in my company's Roth 401(k)?

  61. What types of liens are seen as good and which are bad for my credit?

  62. What is the difference between a silent partner and a general partner?

  63. What are the typical requirements to qualify for closed end credit?

  64. What happens to my Roth 401(k) if I leave my job?

  65. What is the difference between an intervivos trust and a testamentary trust?

  66. What are the long-term effects of delinquent accounts?

  67. What is the difference between payment netting and close-out netting?

  68. How does a qualifying widow obtain widow's allowance?

  69. What are the liabilities of a silent partner?

  70. What is an IRS letter audit / audit by correspondence?

  71. How was the American Dream impacted by the housing market collapse in 2008?

  72. When might an abatement be granted by the IRS?

  73. What are the pros and cons of downround financing?

  74. What are the differences between a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified ...

  75. What is the best way to start to rebuild your credit after a bankruptcy?

  76. How do I use the rule of 72 to estimate compounding periods?

  77. What type of companies use downround financing?

  78. What are the similarities between product differentiation and product positioning?

  79. What factors go into determining a business's shutdown point?

  80. Why do companies often treat events such as the purchase of an asset or construction ...

  81. On which financial statement does a company list its raw material costs?

  82. Why is product differentiation important in today's financial climate?

  83. How much risk is associated with subprime mortgages?

  84. What are the major categories of financial risk for a company?

  85. What is the difference between a possessory and a non-possessory lien?

  86. How do changes in capital stock illustrate the overall health of a company?

  87. What are the pros and cons of a business temporarily closing once a shutdown point ...

  88. What is the difference between capital and operating expenses?

  89. What is the process for a building owner depreciating leasehold improvements in a ...

  90. What type of funding options are available to a private company?

  91. What are the differences between delinquency and default?

  92. How can consumer durables act as economic indicators?

  93. What are typical forms of long-term debt for a public company?

  94. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the insurance sector?

  95. What austerity measures can a country implement to curtail government spending?

  96. What types of raw materials would be used by an auto manufacturer?

  97. Which economic factors impact treasury yields?

  98. What are the differences between downround and upround financing?

  99. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a wage price spiral?

  100. What is the importance of calculating tax equivalent bond yield?

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