Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What rate of return should I expect on my 401(k)?

  2. What is the difference between business intelligence and competitive intelligence?

  3. What months of the year typically have the highest float?

  4. What are some examples of deferred revenue becoming earned revenue?

  5. Does technology follow the law of diminishing marginal returns?

  6. What is the direct method of calculating cash flow from operating activities?

  7. How is absorption costing treated under GAAP?

  8. How is salvage value used in depreciation calculations?

  9. What does it mean to capitalize accrued interest?

  10. What are the primary factors that led to the difficult period of stagflation during ...

  11. How can small businesses manufacture demand?

  12. How do operating expenses affect profit?

  13. What are my options if I fail my Series 63 exam?

  14. How does the bottom line affect shareholder returns?

  15. How do government stimuli increase the number of jobs in the private sector?

  16. Why do MBS (mortgage-backed securities) still exist if they created so much trouble ...

  17. What's the difference between the hurdle rate and the high water mark?

  18. How did Bernard Baruch attain his wealth?

  19. What is the difference between fixed assets and current assets?

  20. Does the law of diminishing marginal returns only apply to labor?

  21. Are all mortgage backed securities (MBS) also collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  22. Is there any way to reverse the law of diminishing marginal returns?

  23. What are the primary reasons stagflation is unlikely to re-occur in the United States?

  24. How should I interpret a negative correlation?

  25. How can you calculate diminishing marginal returns in Excel?

  26. How does deflation impact consumers?

  27. Is demand or supply more important to the economy?

  28. How do you set up a revocable trust?

  29. What can cause a merger or acquisition deal to fail?

  30. Why are business ethics important?

  31. What criteria classify a company as a junior gold miner?

  32. What does asset management mean in regards to real estate?

  33. How does float affect the nation's money supply?

  34. Do supply and demand always cancel each other out?

  35. In what ways has technology helped to reduce float?

  36. How can I profit from a fall in the automotive sector?

  37. What are the key metrics used to measure the business cycle?

  38. Why does float usually increase at the beginning of the week?

  39. What are some ways to minimize tax liability?

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

  41. What resources are available to an entrepreneur to raise capital?

  42. What are the disadvantages of the FIFO accounting method?

  43. What are the pros and cons of getting installment credit to pay off your revolving ...

  44. What should you bring to a bank to open a checking account?

  45. What are some of the arguments for and against a Value Added Tax (VAT)?

  46. What economic indicators are important for investing in the automotive sector?

  47. Why was Bernard Baruch known as the "Park Bench Statesman?"

  48. What are the major expenses that affect companies in the airline industry?

  49. What is the difference between a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and an asset ...

  50. What would cause a decrease in accumulated depreciation?

  51. Is the bottom line the best representation of a company's financial strength?

  52. What are the pros and cons of online checking accounts?

  53. What happens to accumulated depreciation when you sell an asset?

  54. How important are business ethics in running a profitable business?

  55. Is an annuity a perpetuity?

  56. How can an entrepreneur save for retirement?

  57. What happens when inflation and unemployment are positively correlated?

  58. Why would a company choose to operate on a deficit budget in lieu of a balanced budget?

  59. What would privatized Social Security mean for Americans?

  60. Why is brand equity considered an intangible asset?

  61. What's the difference between cyclical unemployment and seasonal unemployment?

  62. How did moral hazard impact the financial crisis of 2007-08?

  63. What are the three major economic components necessary for stagflation to occur?

  64. What actions or policies can a government agency take to counteract and end stagflation ...

  65. What are the major types of business in the private-sector and how do they differ ...

  66. What country has the richest middle class?

  67. How do returns on private equity investments compare to returns on other types of ...

  68. What risks does an entrepreneur face?

  69. I want a career in private equity. How can I get started?

  70. What are some of the more reputable private equity firms?

  71. What are the biggest risks of fixed-income investing?

  72. What are some ways employers can reduce employee turn over?

  73. What is the difference between residual income and passive income?

  74. How do fiscal and monetary policies affect aggregate demand?

  75. What is the long-term outlook of the automotive sector?

  76. When during the economic cycle should I invest in the automotive sector?

  77. What does the Fisher Effect say about nominal interest rates?

  78. How should I analyze a company's financial statements?

  79. What does it mean when interest "accrues daily?"

  80. What are the key differences between stagflation and hyperinflation?

  81. How is an accrued interest entry made in accounting?

  82. How do commercial banks make money?

  83. What tangible assets are depreciated?

  84. What is a deflationary spiral?

  85. How important is credit rating on a fixed income security?

  86. What are the implications of a high Federal Funds Rate?

  87. What types of insurance policies have contingent beneficiaries?

  88. What are the most popular companies in the automotive sector right now?

  89. What does operating profit margin tell a business owner?

  90. What are the three "nets" of an NNN lease?

  91. What are some different kinds of expansionary policy?

  92. Should investors worry about the budget deficit?

  93. What is the difference between a PMI (primary mortgage insurance) loan and a Federal ...

  94. What are direct costs of sales?

  95. What is the relationship between accumulated depreciation and depreciation expense?

  96. What are the differences between single, double and triple-net leases?

  97. What are some examples of expansionary fiscal policy?

  98. What does the bottom line figure illustrate?

  99. What are some examples of expansionary monetary policy?

  100. What is the most important "C" in the Five Cs of Credit?

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