Personal Finance FAQs

  1. When did the real estate bubble burst?

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

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

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

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

  6. Do checking accounts have beneficiaries?

  7. Can a checking account go negative?

  8. Do certificates of deposit help build credit?

  9. Are Certificates of Deposit (CDs) Taxable?

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  11. Is Cyprus considered a tax haven?

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

  13. Are money market funds considered cash?

  14. Why is the Bahamas considered a tax haven?

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

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

  17. Why is Monaco considered a tax haven?

  18. Are money market accounts considered checking or savings?

  19. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

  20. Can a checking account affect your credit score?

  21. Are money market dividends qualified?

  22. How safe are money market accounts?

  23. Why is Belize considered a tax haven?

  24. What is an assumable mortgage?

  25. Why would a homebuyer need to take out PMI (private mortgage insurance)?

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

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

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

  29. What is a subprime mortgage?

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

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

  32. What is the 1003 mortgage application form?

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

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

  35. Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

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

  37. What's the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

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

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

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

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

  42. What do real estate investors look for in a property?

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

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

  45. Why Is Panama Considered a Tax Haven?

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

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  48. How do you use the FNMA selling guide?

  49. Are 401(k) loans taxed?

  50. What is term insurance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  59. Do retirement account withdrawals affect tax brackets?

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

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

  62. Why are business ethics important?

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

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

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

  66. Should I offer alternative investments to my employees?

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

  68. Are 457 plan withdrawals taxable?

  69. What is the difference between a capital good and a consumer good?

  70. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

  71. When should my tax refund arrive?

  72. How do I file taxes for income from foreign sources?

  73. Are target-date retirement funds good investments?

  74. Are Flexible Spending Account (FSA) items tax deductible?

  75. How can you pay your Walmart credit card?

  76. How Long Should I Keep My Tax Records?

  77. Does dental insurance cover implants?

  78. Can personal loans be transferred to another person?

  79. Does dental insurance cover dentures?

  80. Are personal loans considered income?

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

  82. Can CareCredit be used for family members?

  83. Can a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) be used for dental?

  84. Does dental insurance cover braces?

  85. Will quitting your job hurt your 401(k)?

  86. Why are most airplane tickets nonrefundable?

  87. Does Netspend accept wire transfers?

  88. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

  89. Are estate planning fees tax deductible?

  90. Does dental insurance cover crowns?

  91. Are secured personal loans better than unsecured loans?

  92. Can personal loans be included in bankruptcy?

  93. How many free credit reports can you get per year?

  94. Do FHA loans have prepayment penalties?

  95. Can FHA loans be refinanced?

  96. Can a 401(k) be taken in bankruptcy?

  97. When can catch-up contributions start?

  98. Who can make catch-up contributions?

  99. Can you have both a 401(k) and an IRA?

  100. Are 401(k) contributions tax deductible?

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