Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What is the best method of calculating depreciation for tax reporting purposes?

  2. Are annuities for seniors only?

  3. What is a longevity annuity?

  4. How do I determine the face value of a life insurance policy?

  5. What are the main goals of human resources planning?

  6. How are labor demand forecasts made in human resources planning?

  7. How do companies measure labor supply in human resources planning?

  8. How do fringe benefits help increase employee retention?

  9. Are part-time employees eligible for fringe benefits?

  10. How can I become a venture capitalist?

  11. How is venture capital regulated by the government?

  12. What is considered a good interest rate for a certificate of deposit (CD)?

  13. Who is exempt from paying Social Security taxes?

  14. How do ridesharing companies like Uber make money?

  15. How can I avoid paying taxes on my Social Security income?

  16. Is depreciation only used for tangible assets?

  17. What are the typical durations for a certificate of deposit?

  18. How safe an investment is a certificate of deposit?

  19. How can retirees protect their wealth in a bear market?

  20. Can you write variable costs off your taxes?

  21. What is the difference between operating cash flow and net income?

  22. Is short selling a form of insurance?

  23. What are some limitations of the consumer price index (CPI)?

  24. What type of investor should consider annuities?

  25. What is the difference between a fixed and variable annuity?

  26. Can the consumer price index (CPI) for individual areas be used to compare living ...

  27. What can capitalization rate tell investors about real estate bubbles?

  28. Will the consumer price index (CPI) be updated or revised in the future?

  29. Does the consumer price index (CPI) correlate with the change in price of goods and ...

  30. Do minimum wage laws make labor a fixed or variable cost?

  31. Is the consumer price index (CPI) a cost of living index?

  32. What is the difference between APR and APY?

  33. How does the invisible hand phenomenon affect investment markets?

  34. Are any arm's-length transactions disadvantageous to both parties?

  35. What is the difference between tangible and intangible assets?

  36. Do lenders offer floating APRs?

  37. Why do some credit cards offer introductory APRs?

  38. How are arm's-length transactions determined by law?

  39. Are APRs different in different countries?

  40. What loans do and don't have an APR?

  41. What are the tax incentives or disincentives to vertical integration?

  42. Are arm's length transactions always better than transactions not at arm's length?

  43. What is the difference between capitalization rate and rent?

  44. What are the risks involved in keeping my money in a money market account?

  45. What is the difference between macroeconomics and finance?

  46. What is the formula for calculating the quick ratio in Excel?

  47. What are the best ways to lower my taxable income?

  48. How does the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) work, and what asset mix does it hold?

  49. How does macroeconomics explain "stagflation"?

  50. When does it makes sense for a company to pursue vertical integration?

  51. How do you calculate operating cash flow in Excel?

  52. Are taxes calculated in operating cash flow?

  53. What are the main factors that drive share prices in the forest products sector?

  54. Why would you keep funds in a money market account and not a savings account?

  55. What is the difference between Keynesian economics and monetarist economics?

  56. What types of consumer goods demonstrate the price elasticity of demand?

  57. How do I differentiate between micro and macro economics?

  58. What is a bank's legal liability when issuing a letter of credit?

  59. When are you legally required to get a letter of credit?

  60. Is the consumer price index (CPI) the best measure of inflation?

  61. What is the difference between a REIT and a master limited partnership

  62. How do people make money on the videos they upload to YouTube?

  63. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a mortgage REIT?

  64. How do you use Excel to calculate a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR)?

  65. What is the debt ratio for an FHA loan?

  66. What are some examples of common fringe benefits?

  67. How are an employee's fringe benefits taxed?

  68. What incentives does an employer have in offering fringe benefits?

  69. What are some of the disadvantages to taking venture capital?

  70. What factors should I consider when shopping for the best mortgage lender?

  71. What kind of financial reporting requirements does GAAP set out?

  72. How is the consumer price index (CPI) used in market escalation contracts?

  73. What is the difference between gross income and earned income?

  74. What is Value-Added Tax (VAT) and who pays it?

  75. What are the differences among gross income, adjusted gross income and modified adjusted ...

  76. What are common factors that lower your net worth?

  77. What is the difference between the consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price ...

  78. What is the difference between gross income and taxable income?

  79. What are the main communication points between a CFO and a CEO?

  80. What is the difference between capital investment decision and current asset decision?

  81. What's the average salary of an investment banker?

  82. What average annual return does the forest products sector generate?

  83. What is the difference between debt to income and debt to assets?

  84. How do you protect yourself against sudden unemployment?

  85. How do you financially prepare yourself for unemployment?

  86. What's the average salary of an actuary?

  87. What are the key points when getting ready to file for unemployment aid?

  88. Is the airline industry in an oligopoly state?

  89. What are some high profile cases of companies who failed to be socially responsible?

  90. Can trust funds be activated before the grantor intended?

  91. What are the top trends in corporate social responsibility?

  92. How does a customer base dictate goodwill?

  93. What is revenue cycle management?

  94. What are the due diligence basics for investing in a startup?

  95. How did Johnson and Johnson's corporate responsibility policy pay off in 1982?

  96. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

  97. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

  98. What is the difference between ROCE and ROOC?

  99. What's the average salary of a chief financial officer (CFO)?

  100. Does a high price to book ratio correspond to a high ROE?

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