Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What’s the difference between the two federal student loan programs (FFEL and Direct)?

  2. Can you pay off your Best Buy credit card in store?

  3. Who accepts CareCredit?

  4. Are personal loans bad for your credit score?

  5. How does CareCredit for pets work?

  6. Can you pay off a Walmart credit card in store? (WMT)

  7. Can Sallie Mae loans be forgiven?

  8. Does Walmart take international credit cards?

  9. Can FHA loans be used for foreclosures?

  10. Can you use a Walmart credit card anywhere? (WMT)

  11. Can a Walmart credit card help you build credit? (WMT)

  12. Can Sallie Mae loans be consolidated?

  13. How does Sallie Mae disburse funds?

  14. Are Sallie Mae loans considered federal loans?

  15. Can Sallie Mae garnish my wages?

  16. What are Santander's escheatment services?

  17. Can Sallie Mae report you to a credit bureau?

  18. How much does a dependent reduce your taxes?

  19. Can I file for bankruptcy more than once?

  20. Student loans, federal and private: what's the difference?

  21. Does consumer protection cover my debts?

  22. Can my IRA be garnished for child support?

  23. Can creditors garnish my IRA?

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

  25. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)? (AMZN, W)

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

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

  28. Who generally structures a syndicated loan?

  29. What are the typical repayment terms for a syndicated loan?

  30. What is the difference between a Nostro account and a regular bank account?

  31. How can an investment banker switch to a career in corporate finance?

  32. What is the primary use of reverse repurchase agreements?

  33. Under what circumstances might a syndicated loan be arranged?

  34. How do I know how much of my income should be discretionary?

  35. How stressful is the typical corporate finance job?

  36. What are the best MBA programs for corporate finance?

  37. How risky is a syndicated loan for the lender?

  38. What should I study in school to prepare for a career in corporate finance?

  39. What proportion of my income should I put into my demand deposit account?

  40. What is the difference between a demand deposit and a term deposit?

  41. What is each party's role in a reverse repurchase agreement?

  42. What risks does the dealer (lender) in a reverse repurchase agreement take on?

  43. What is the difference between "closed end credit" and a "line of credit?"

  44. What are the similarities and differences between the savings and loan (S&L) crisis of the 1970s to 1990s and the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007?

  45. In what instances does a business use closed end credit?

  46. What types of liens are seen as good and which are bad for my credit?

  47. What are the long-term effects of delinquent accounts?

  48. What is the difference between a correspondent bank and intermediary bank?

  49. How was the American Dream impacted by the housing market collapse in 2008?

  50. What is the best way to start to rebuild your credit after a bankruptcy?

  51. How much risk is associated with subprime mortgages?

  52. What is the difference between a possessory and a non-possessory lien?

  53. What are the differences between delinquency and default?

  54. Why is more interest paid over the life of a loan when it is capitalized?

  55. When capitalizing interest, will interest accrue while you are in a deferment?

  56. What accounting and regulatory standards is a correspondent bank subject to?

  57. How is marginal propensity to save calculated?

  58. What are the financial consequences of filing for bankruptcy?

  59. What are the differences between Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

  60. What are the SEC regulations on exercising stock options?

  61. What net interest margin is typical for a bank?

  62. For which kind of jobs is having Magna Cum Laude most important?

  63. Are Subprime Mortgages Still Available for Homeowners?

  64. Can a creditor sue me for a delinquent account?

  65. What are the requirements for opening a savings account in the United States?

  66. How do I transfer my credit card history from one country to another?

  67. What are some examples of simple interest loans?

  68. Other than accounting, what does a corporate finance job involve?

  69. Is credit counseling as damaging as bankruptcy on my credit report?

  70. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

  71. How does stock evaluation of an electronic retailing (e-tailing) business differ from a brick-and-mortar retailer?

  72. Is the banking sector subject to any seasonal trends?

  73. Why are high net worth divorces considered more challenging than other divorce cases?

  74. Do small banks ever act as custodians?

  75. Will technology ever disrupt the role of the custodian bank?

  76. Who are Nordstrom's (JWN) main competitors?

  77. Can small investors buy collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs)?

  78. What are some historical examples of debt securitization?

  79. What are the warning signs of online hotel / travel booking scams?

  80. Where did the term 'Nostro' account come from?

  81. How can I use zero-based budgeting for my own finances?

  82. How many years can structural unemployment last?

  83. How do I negotiate a lower annual percentage rate (APR) with my credit card company?

  84. How legitimate are companies that advertise debt consolidation for all my credit cards?

  85. What are some reasons banks deny applications for checking accounts?

  86. Which consumer goods do Americans buy the most of?

  87. What types of fees apply to checking accounts?

  88. How does revolving credit differ from a general line of credit?

  89. How does investing in banks in emerging markets compare to developed countries?

  90. What developed countries have the highest concentration in the banking sector?

  91. What kinds of financial analysis jobs are there?

  92. What is the difference between secured and unsecured debt?

  93. What are the differences between debit cards and credit cards?

  94. What happens when my bank account is debited?

  95. What's the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a mortgage-backed security (MBS)?

  96. What is the difference between continuous compounding and discrete compounding?

  97. Is the prime rate in the US different from the federal funds rate?

  98. Why is moral hazard so prevalent in the financial services industry?

  99. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the internet sector?

  100. How much money should I have in a savings account?

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