Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What credit rating should I look for in an oil and gas company?

  2. What is the difference between funds from operations per share and earnings per share?

  3. How is residual value of assets taxed?

  4. What is the difference between a custodian bank and a self-directed retirement account ...

  5. Is Net Operating Income (NOI) the same thing as Earnings Before Interest and Taxes ...

  6. How can I tell if a security is considered investment grade?

  7. How does a value added tax (VAT) impact the stages of production?

  8. What are the differences between an annuity derivation and perpetuity derivation ...

  9. How do taxes impact Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  10. How should an investor interpret the consumer and business confidence index when ...

  11. In what situations would a loan to an S Corporation from one of its principals be ...

  12. What economic indicators should an investor in the aerospace sector consider?

  13. What happens when a will and a revocable trust conflict?

  14. How did Enron use off-balance-sheet items to hide huge debts and toxic assets?

  15. Which benchmarks / indexes track the automotive sector?

  16. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the automotive sector?

  17. What economic indicators should an investor in the real estate sector consider?

  18. How can investors benefit by understanding geometric means?

  19. What are some examples of financial markets and their roles?

  20. What are some important financial ratios to evaluate with respect to consumer packaged ...

  21. Are there leveraged ETFs that follow the food and beverage sector?

  22. How can I invest in a mutually owned insurance company?

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

  24. What is the difference between a state income tax and a federal income tax?

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

  26. What economic indicators should be monitored when investing in the industrial sector?

  27. How does the marginal propensity to consume in the United States compare to other ...

  28. Can a foreign individual open a savings account in the United States?

  29. How can minimum wages contribute to a market failure?

  30. How does the velocity of M2 money supply change?

  31. What happens when M2 money supply grows faster than the overall economy?

  32. In which countries do high-income earners pay the most tax?

  33. In which US cities do high-income earners pay the most tax?

  34. How can premium financing of life insurance help high net worth individuals (HNWI)?

  35. What financial metrics are best for evaluating companies in the real estate sector?

  36. What is the importance of the capitalization rate in real estate investing?

  37. Why should investors care about Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  38. How does proration affect asset depreciation?

  39. How do you write off impaired assets from the financial statement?

  40. How does the Social Security Administration determine the Substantial Gainful Activity ...

  41. How is Net Operating Income (NOI) used in real estate?

  42. What is the average return on equity for a company in the internet sector?

  43. How are municipal bonds taxed?

  44. What demographic trends are creating potential profits for insurance companies?

  45. Why is a bank guarantee important in a long-term project contract?

  46. What are some examples of simple interest loans?

  47. What is the relationship between equity spot prices, dividends, and future stock ...

  48. What is the difference between a 401(a) and a 401(k)?

  49. Why would an employer offer a 401(a) plan?

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

  51. What does it mean when they refer to the churn rate of a telecommunications company?

  52. What are some of the basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?

  53. What are the IRS guidelines on the 401(a)?

  54. What metrics are commonly used to evaluate companies in the food and beverage sector?

  55. Who uses debit notes in business transactions?

  56. How are interest rates related to open market operations?

  57. How can I protect my business from my spouse during a high net worth divorce?

  58. Under what circumstances would I require private wealth management?

  59. Why should companies invest in research and development?

  60. How does gross domestic product (GDP) affect standard of living?

  61. How can a social responsibility consulting firm benefit a business?

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

  63. What is the difference between supply chain management and value chain management ...

  64. What are the requirements to file a tax return as a qualifying widow?

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

  66. How is the provident fund funded?

  67. What industries use the loan to value ratio?

  68. What are some of the limitations of run rates?

  69. How does the effective tax rate for an individual differ from that of a corporation?

  70. What is the income breakdown for the effective tax rate?

  71. What metrics are most commonly used to evaluate companies in the electronics sector?

  72. How do open market operations (OMOs) affect bond prices?

  73. In what ways are ETFs more tax efficient than mutual funds?

  74. How does stock evaluation of an electronic retailing (e-tailing) business differ ...

  75. How is an unfavorable variance discovered?

  76. What are some common examples of demand shock?

  77. Which key performance indicators (KPIs) indicate that a business is successfully ...

  78. What are some of the key reasons a large corporation might prefer to remain a private ...

  79. Do rising unemployment rates tend to increase or decrease investor sentiment and ...

  80. What should a whistleblower do if their employer retaliates?

  81. How much of a drug company's spending is allocated to research and development on ...

  82. What are key economic factors that can cause currency depreciation in a country?

  83. How does the value of the real estate impact the value of a triple net (NNN) lease?

  84. What are examples of key operating activities in a company?

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

  86. How are contingent beneficiaries informed of a payout?

  87. What is private wealth management?

  88. How can I get a "pensionado" visa to retire in Costa Rica?

  89. Why did Target's (TGT) expansion into Canada fail so quickly?

  90. What are some examples of a deferred tax liability?

  91. Which securities are considered investment grade?

  92. How can the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method be used to minimize taxes?

  93. Which REITs pay the highest dividends?

  94. What is the difference between an Equity REIT and a Mortgage REIT?

  95. Which US cities have the highest number of high-income households?

  96. Does raising the minimum wage increase inflation?

  97. When is litigation better than mediation in a high net worth divorce case?

  98. How have low interest rates affected the real estate sector?

  99. Why are economists interested in the consumer surplus?

  100. Why are fee-based accounts preferred by many high net worth individuals (HNWI)?

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