Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What is the difference between revenue and profit?

  2. What is the difference between interest coverage ratio and TIE?

  3. What is accrual accounting used for in finance?

  4. When are expenses and revenues counted in accrual accounting?

  5. What is the difference between a P&L statement and a balance sheet?

  6. What is a P&L statement used for?

  7. What are some current examples of oligopolies?

  8. Who are the best-rated life insurance companies in the US?

  9. What are some examples of when insurance bundling is a bad idea?

  10. What are the major differences between a monopoly and an oligopoly?

  11. Where are home values falling the fastest in the US, and why?

  12. What are some examples of unexpected exclusions in a home insurance policy?

  13. Who are the best-rated auto insurance companies in the US?

  14. What Canadian banks offer the best savings accounts?

  15. What US banks offer the best savings accounts?

  16. What Canadian credit cards offer the best travel rewards?

  17. Who are Qualcomm's (QCOM) main competitors?

  18. What's the average salary of a bank teller?

  19. Who are the best-rated home insurance companies in the US?

  20. What are the pros and cons of digital gift cards (e-gift cards)?

  21. What US banks offer free checking accounts?

  22. How did the ABX index behave during the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis?

  23. Who are Facebook's (FB) main competitors?

  24. Who are Google's (GOOG) main competitors?

  25. Who are Apple's (AAPL) main competitors?

  26. Who are Microsoft's (MSFT) main competitors?

  27. Who are Amazon's (AMZN) main competitors?

  28. Who are Tesla's (TSLA) main competitors?

  29. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

  30. How does Kickstarter make money?

  31. What's the average salary of a business operations manager?

  32. What's the average salary of a compliance officer?

  33. What's the average salary of someone with a finance major?

  34. What's the average salary of a loan officer?

  35. What's the average salary of a financial advisor?

  36. What's the average salary of an audit clerk?

  37. What's the average salary of a market research analyst?

  38. What's the average salary of an operations research analyst?

  39. What's the average salary of a bill collector?

  40. Who are Intel's (INTC) main competitors?

  41. Who are Proctor & Gamble's (PG) main competitors?

  42. Does a capital expenditure (CAPEX) immediately affect income statements?

  43. Where do traders place orders when they identify ascending triangles?

  44. How does a cost of living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  45. Why does inflation increase with GDP growth?

  46. What's the difference between capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operational expenditures ...

  47. What's the difference between capital expenditures (CAPEX) and net working capital?

  48. What are some examples of companies that have high capital expenditures (CAPEX)?

  49. How do capital expenditures affect (CAPEX) the valuation of a company?

  50. Why is it important to understand the Circular Flow Of Income when making investment ...

  51. How do traders use the ABX index?

  52. Can I get a balance transfer if I have bad credit?

  53. What's the highest year-over-year inflation rate in the history of the U.S.?

  54. What's the difference between cost of goods sold (COGS) and cost of sales?

  55. What are the different types of cash advances?

  56. What's the safest way to invest in high-yielding dividend stocks?

  57. Is it better to get a balance transfer or a personal loan to pay off my credit card ...

  58. What qualifies as "goods" in cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  59. What is the minimum amount of money that I can invest in a mutual fund?

  60. How long will it take for a bond to reach its face value?

  61. What are some examples of how cash flows can be manipulated or distorted?

  62. What's the lowest year-over-year inflation rate in the history of the U.S.?

  63. How do balance transfers affect my credit score?

  64. What is a collateral assignment of life insurance?

  65. Can I purchase mutual funds for my IRA?

  66. When is a balance transfer a good idea for paying off debt?

  67. How do I calculate cost of goods sold (COGS) using the first in, first out (FIFO) ...

  68. What are the tax implications of a life insurance policy loan?

  69. How can I find good investments among lower rated bonds?

  70. What causes a bond's price to rise?

  71. What causes negative inflation or deflation?

  72. What is the difference between EE and I Bonds?

  73. What is the difference between inflation and deflation?

  74. Does inflation favor lenders or borrowers?

  75. How does interest work on a cash advance from my credit card?

  76. How can inflation be good for the economy?

  77. Does a cash advance hurt my credit score?

  78. What are examples of cost of goods sold (COGS) for businesses that sell through eBay ...

  79. How are savings bonds taxed?

  80. What are some examples of industries that cannot claim cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  81. What methods can the government use to control inflation?

  82. What causes inflation, and does anyone gain from it?

  83. What's the difference between a grace period and a deferment?

  84. What's the difference between hyperinflation and inflation?

  85. What's the difference between a balance transfer and a cash advance?

  86. What's the difference between a grace period and a run out period?

  87. What are the pros and cons of life insurance policy loans?

  88. How can I borrow money from my life insurance policy?

  89. What's the difference between a grace period and a moratorium period?

  90. How does the grace period work on my Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

  91. What's the difference between retained earnings and revenue?

  92. Will a debt settlement program affect my credit score?

  93. What's the difference between credit reports and investigative consumer reports?

  94. What are the main categories of debt?

  95. What's the difference between debt consolidation and debt management or debt settlement?

  96. What transactions cannot be made using prepaid credit cards?

  97. What’s the difference between federal and private student loans?

  98. How do Social Security benefits for widows or widowers work?

  99. What are some examples of credit report errors that I can dispute?

  100. Do I still owe debt collectors for a debt that's past the statute of limitations ...

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