Personal Finance FAQs

  1. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  2. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  3. Can my IRA be garnished for child support?

  4. Why is my 401(k) not FDIC-Insured?

  5. Can I use my IRA savings to start my own savings?

  6. Can creditors garnish my IRA?

  7. Is Japan an emerging market economy?

  8. How does an IRA grow over time?

  9. Why would someone change their Social Security number?

  10. Are spousal Social Security benefits taxable?

  11. What are the best ways to sell an annuity?

  12. How are non-qualified variable annuities taxed?

  13. Are spousal Social Security benefits retroactive?

  14. Is Argentina a developed country?

  15. Can you buy penny stocks in an IRA?

  16. Can I use my IRA to pay for my college loans?

  17. Can my IRA be used for college tuition?

  18. Why are IRA, Roth IRAs and 401(k) contributions limited?

  19. How do you calculate penalties on an IRA or Roth IRA early withdrawal?

  20. Are credit card rewards taxable?

  21. Are Social Security payments included in the US GDP calculation?

  22. Where are the Social Security administration headquarters?

  23. What is the Social Security tax rate?

  24. What is the Social Security administration responsible for?

  25. Is the Social Security administration part of the executive branch?

  26. What are the maximum Social Security disability benefits?

  27. What are Social Security spousal benefits?

  28. What are the Social Security disability benefits for children with ADHD?

  29. What are the best ways to use your 401(k) without a penalty?

  30. How soon should I start saving for retirement?

  31. Is my IRA/Roth IRA FDIC-Insured?

  32. How is Social Security tax calculated?

  33. Is the Social Security administration a government corporation?

  34. Is my IRA protected in a bankruptcy?

  35. How are Social Security benefits calculated for divorced spouse?

  36. How are spousal benefits calculated for Social Security?

  37. How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?

  38. Can I take my 401(k) in a lump sum?

  39. Can a variable annuity be rolled into an IRA?

  40. Can a divorced woman collect Social Security from her ex-husband?

  41. Can I put my IRA in a trust?

  42. Can I use my 401(k) to pay for my college loans?

  43. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house?

  44. Can my child have an IRA/Roth IRA?

  45. Can my company ever be entitled to take my 401(k)?

  46. Are Social Security benefits taxable after age 62?

  47. Are Social Security benefits affected by marriage?

  48. Are variable annuities subject to required minimum distribution (RMD)?

  49. Are Social Security benefits adjusted for inflation?

  50. Are my Social Security disability benefits taxable?

  51. Can I use my 401(k) as a collateral for a loan?

  52. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house for my children?

  53. How can I take a loan from my 401(k)?

  54. How do you rollover/transfer a 401(k) to another 401(k)?

  55. What are the penalties of cashing out a 401(k) before retirement?

  56. How are joint ventures regulated in the United States?

  57. How is cost basis calculated on an inherited asset?

  58. What are some examples of general and administrative expenses?

  59. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

  60. What role does the agency problem play in the modern Health Care industry?

  61. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

  62. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

  63. How can I cancel a bank draft that I have purchased?

  64. How long does it take to execute an M&A deal?

  65. What are the best free online calculators for calculating my taxable income?

  66. How do a corporation's shareholders influence its Board of Directors?

  67. What does marginal utility tell us about consumer choice?

  68. What is the difference between recurring and non-recurring general and administrative ...

  69. How does the role of Medicare/Medicaid affect the drugs sector in the U.S.?

  70. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

  71. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)?

  72. In what instances does overhead qualify for certain tax allowances?

  73. What is the difference between JIT (just in time) and CMI (customer managed inventory)?

  74. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

  75. What are some common ways product differentiation is achieved?

  76. How does a bank determine what my discretionary income is when making a loan decision?

  77. What asset allocation should I use for my retirement portfolio?

  78. What is a negative write-off?

  79. How do you find the break-even point using a payback period?

  80. How can tariffs cause inefficiencies in domestic industries?

  81. How are write-offs recorded on my tax return?

  82. How does the trust maker transfer funds into a revocable trust?

  83. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

  84. What is the correlation between inflation and interest rate risk?

  85. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

  86. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

  87. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  88. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

  89. What happens if my insurance claim falls below the deductible level?

  90. How do alimony and child support factor into my taxable income?

  91. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

  92. How is the deductible I paid for my insurance claim treated for tax purposes?

  93. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

  94. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  95. What is the difference between comprehensive income and gross income?

  96. How do changes in interest rates affect the spending habits in the economy?

  97. How does a long tail become profitable?

  98. How can I use the funds from operations to total debt ratio to assess risk?

  99. What is the difference between an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and a VAR ...

  100. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail ...

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