Personal Finance FAQs

  1. How do companies calculate revenue?

  2. When holding an option through expiration date, are you automatically paid any profits, ...

  3. How do I choose which insurance company to use?

  4. What is disability-income insurance?

  5. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

  6. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  7. Should I pull my money out of an annuity if the insurance company is having financial ...

  8. Where did the term "tenbagger" originate?

  9. Does a company logo change require a material disclosable event?

  10. What is an elimination period?

  11. Is there a limit on the amount of disability insurance that I can buy?

  12. How much life insurance is enough?

  13. What changes might I need to make to my insurance?

  14. What are the benefits of credit ratings?

  15. How do I stop emotional spending?

  16. When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

  17. Which insurance policies do I really need?

  18. What documents should I have ready in case my partner or I should die?

  19. Which of the following accounts does ERISA cover?

  20. Will Medicare pay for long-term costs?

  21. How is my insurance premium calculated?

  22. What is the "three-legged stool"?

  23. Why might one insurance policy cost more than another?

  24. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  25. Which of the following BEST describes a wash sale?

  26. What is long-term care insurance?

  27. What is indexed universal life insurance?

  28. What is pension maximization?

  29. What is moral hazard?

  30. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

  31. What is long-term care?

  32. Is there a correlation between inflation and house prices?

  33. What was the first company with a $1 billion market cap?

  34. What are activities of daily living (ADL)?

  35. What are some cheaper alternatives to sending children to summer camp?

  36. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

  37. Is there short selling in China?

  38. A lot of retirement projections seem to assume an 8% rate of return. Is this realistic?

  39. What is a "phishing scam" and how can they be avoided?

  40. How did Dow Chemical defeat an international monopoly in the 1900s?

  41. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

  42. Why does the IRS withhold income taxes from employee paychecks?

  43. Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

  44. When is it a good idea to take out a loan to invest?

  45. Why are credit cards able to charge such high interest rates compared to other lenders?

  46. Should a Canadian citizen who lives and works in the U.S. continue to contribute ...

  47. What is the difference between a gilt edged bond and a regular bond?

  48. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

  49. What is a "force majeure"?

  50. Which credit card company holds the honor of most profitable IPO?

  51. Why is a "hockey stick bid" considered fraudulent?

  52. How do I use a conduit IRA?

  53. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust ...

  54. We are in a 401(k) at work. Can we also do a Roth each year? If we can, can it also ...

  55. Do I still have to pay penalties and taxes on money that I don't roll over from a ...

  56. A customer has the following in his long margin account. Market value: $18,000, ...

  57. How do companies like Moody's rate bonds?

  58. What is the difference between inflation and stagflation?

  59. Is a person an active participant in an employer-sponsored retirement plan if he ...

  60. What is the history behind today's bankruptcy laws?

  61. What are the penalties for withdrawing from my Traditional IRA less than a year after ...

  62. Am I entitled to any of my ex-spouse's retirement plan benefits?

  63. What business processes were used to establish the Chevrolet motor company?

  64. What happens when someone is given the golden boot?

  65. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

  66. What is a vest fleece?

  67. What is the five-year waiting rule for Roth IRAs?

  68. I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. and trading stocks through a U.S. ...

  69. What does the diluted share price reveal about a company's financial strength?

  70. What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company going public?

  71. Where can I find information on multiple annual additions for someone employed by ...

  72. How can I use a child tax credit?

  73. I am interested in pursing the CFA charter, but I do not have a degree in business ...

  74. Am I qualified once I complete my FINRA certification exam?

  75. Why should I bother creating a budget?

  76. If I take a severance package from my employer, how will it be taxed?

  77. What is the difference between a non-recourse loan and a recourse loan?

  78. If I pass away, will my retirement plan go to my spouse tax free?

  79. What are the "certain requirements" that must be met for substantially equal periodic ...

  80. If I am entitled according to my divorce decree to a percentage of my ex-husband's ...

  81. What are unrealized gains and losses?

  82. I'm having trouble getting my former employer to distribute my 401(k) plan balance ...

  83. Which amount should the brokerage use for the 1099-R?

  84. I am retiree, drawing from my 403(b) annuity. I am the sole employee of my own business. ...

  85. If a trust is named as the beneficiary of an IRA, can the trustee of that trust become ...

  86. If I pay for a course to learn about trading can I write some of it off?

  87. What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect on some of its receivables?

  88. Why do brokers ask for personal information before they make any trades?

  89. How can unethical executives use options backdating to evade taxes?

  90. How can I tell if I'm eligible for an EITC?

  91. I have two Roth IRAs, one of which has a balance that is much less than the total ...

  92. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

  93. What is the best way to budget for holiday and special event spending?

  94. Can I roll my SEP IRA into a Traditional IRA or should I convert to a Roth?

  95. I have several CDs in my IRA with different maturities. Can I roll them over to another ...

  96. Why should investors pick less risky investments as they approach retirement?

  97. Will credit card inactivity affect my credit score?

  98. What is earnings management?

  99. Can I roll my 401(k) and/or IRA funds into a more liquid investment fund without ...

  100. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

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