Personal Finance FAQs

  1. How does my spousal Social Security benefit work?

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

  3. Are student loans dischargeable after bankruptcy?

  4. Can real interest rates be negative?

  5. Can student loans be used to pay rent?

  6. Federal student loan rates: who sets them, why they vary

  7. How are you taxed after selling a mutual fund in a Roth IRA?

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

  9. How do I calculate my gains and/or losses when I sell a stock?

  10. How do I calculate my Social Security break-even age?

  11. Are high yield bonds a good investment?

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

  13. What's the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental ...

  14. What is variable life insurance?

  15. Are all bank accounts insured by the FDIC?

  16. How do 401(k) loans work?

  17. What are the main kinds of annuities?

  18. Are Social Security benefits taxable after age 62?

  19. How does your checking account affect your credit score?

  20. Can a debt collector contact me about a debt that's no longer on my credit report?

  21. Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

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

  23. What are unrealized gains and losses?

  24. What does "full retirement age" mean in regard to Social Security?

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

  26. What are the advantages of an index fund over an ETF?

  27. What is the size of the average retirement nest egg?

  28. What is Warren Buffett's annual salary at Berkshire Hathaway?

  29. Human capital vs. physical capital: What is the difference?

  30. Can moving to a higher tax bracket cause me to have a lower net income?

  31. What are the distribution options for an inherited annuity?

  32. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  33. Can my 401(k) be seized or garnished?

  34. Do beneficiaries pay taxes on life insurance?

  35. What do economists believe causes economic growth?

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

  37. What is the difference between income tax and capital gains tax?

  38. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

  39. When did the real estate bubble burst?

  40. How much money do I need to start trading?

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

  42. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

  43. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

  44. Do checking accounts have beneficiaries?

  45. Can a checking account go negative?

  46. Do certificates of deposit help build credit?

  47. Are Certificates of Deposit (CDs) Taxable?

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  49. Is Cyprus considered a tax haven?

  50. Can certificates of deposit (CDs) lose value?

  51. Are money market funds considered cash?

  52. Why is the Bahamas considered a tax haven?

  53. Why are CDs (Certificate of Deposit) FDIC-insured?

  54. Why is Ireland sometimes referred to as a tax haven?

  55. Why is Monaco considered a tax haven?

  56. Are money market accounts considered checking or savings?

  57. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

  58. Can a checking account affect your credit score?

  59. Are money market dividends qualified?

  60. How safe are money market accounts?

  61. Why is Belize considered a tax haven?

  62. Why does the majority of my mortgage payment start out as interest and gradually ...

  63. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

  64. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

  65. What is a subprime mortgage?

  66. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

  67. Is a money market account the same as a money market fund?

  68. What is the 1003 mortgage application form?

  69. How can I budget for both short-term expenses and long-term goals?

  70. How old should you be to get life insurance?

  71. Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

  72. Are credit card rewards considered taxable income by the IRS?

  73. Can I return funds to my Roth IRA after I have taken it as a distribution?

  74. I am starting a limited liability company (LLC). I will be the sole member. Can I ...

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

  76. How does a defined benefit pension plan differ from a defined contribution plan?

  77. Can a spouse who is not named as a beneficiary receive assets from an IRA?

  78. What are the Best Ways to Lower My Taxable Income?

  79. Why Is Panama Considered a Tax Haven?

  80. What is the average cost of a making a will?

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  82. How do you use the FNMA selling guide?

  83. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

  84. What is term insurance?

  85. Can a Limited Liability Company (LLC) issue stock?

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

  87. What's the difference between limited liability partnership and general partnership?

  88. How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my trading profits?

  89. What is the difference between qualified and non-qualified plans?

  90. Can I roll a Traditional IRA into a 529 college account for my grandchild?

  91. Debt Counseling: 4 Signs You Need Help

  92. Can I offer hedge funds in my employees' 401(k) plan?

  93. What is the 50/20/30 budget rule?

  94. What is the average credit score for new homebuyers? (ELLI)

  95. Why are business ethics important?

  96. Where else can I save for retirement after I max out my Roth IRA?

  97. Does my employer's matching contribution count towards the maximum I can contribute ...

  98. Can an individual contribute to both a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA in the same ...

  99. Should I offer alternative investments to my employees?

  100. Is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) safe?

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