Personal Finance FAQs

  1. Is the Social Security administration part of the executive branch?

  2. What are Social Security spousal benefits?

  3. What are the best ways to use your 401(k) without a penalty?

  4. What are the Social Security disability benefits for children with ADHD?

  5. How soon should I start saving for retirement?

  6. Is my IRA/Roth IRA FDIC-Insured?

  7. Is the Social Security administration a government corporation?

  8. Is my IRA protected in a bankruptcy?

  9. How is Social Security tax calculated?

  10. How are Social Security benefits calculated for divorced spouse?

  11. How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?

  12. How are spousal benefits calculated for Social Security?

  13. Can a divorced woman collect Social Security from her ex-husband?

  14. Can a variable annuity be rolled into an IRA?

  15. Can I put my IRA in a trust?

  16. Can I use my 401(k) to pay for my college loans?

  17. Can I take my 401(k) in a lump sum?

  18. Can my company ever be entitled to take my 401(k)?

  19. Can my child have an IRA/Roth IRA?

  20. Are Social Security benefits adjusted for inflation?

  21. Are variable annuities subject to required minimum distribution (RMD)?

  22. Are Social Security benefits taxable after age 62?

  23. Are Social Security benefits affected by marriage?

  24. Are my Social Security disability benefits taxable?

  25. Can I use my 401(k) as a collateral for a loan?

  26. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house for my children?

  27. How can I take a loan from my 401(k)?

  28. How do you rollover/transfer a 401(k) to another 401(k)?

  29. What are the penalties of cashing out a 401(k) before retirement?

  30. How are joint ventures regulated in the United States?

  31. What are some examples of general and administrative expenses?

  32. How is cost basis calculated on an inherited asset?

  33. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

  34. What role does the agency problem play in the modern Health Care industry?

  35. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

  36. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

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

  38. How long does it take to execute an M&A deal?

  39. What are the best free online calculators for calculating my taxable income?

  40. How do a corporation's shareholders influence its Board of Directors?

  41. What does marginal utility tell us about consumer choice?

  42. What is the difference between recurring and non-recurring general and administrative ...

  43. How does the role of Medicare/Medicaid affect the drugs sector in the U.S.? (UNH, ...

  44. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

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

  46. In what instances does overhead qualify for certain tax allowances?

  47. What is the difference between JIT (just in time) and CMI (customer managed inventory)?

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

  49. What are some common ways product differentiation is achieved?

  50. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

  51. How do you find the break-even point using a payback period?

  52. What asset allocation should I use for my retirement portfolio?

  53. What is a negative write-off?

  54. How can tariffs cause inefficiencies in domestic industries?

  55. How are write-offs recorded on my tax return?

  56. How does the trust maker transfer funds into a revocable trust?

  57. What is the correlation between inflation and interest rate risk?

  58. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

  59. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

  60. What happens if my insurance claim falls below the deductible level?

  61. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

  62. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  63. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

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

  65. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

  66. How is the deductible I paid for my insurance claim treated for tax purposes?

  67. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

  68. What is the difference between comprehensive income and gross income?

  69. How do changes in interest rates affect the spending habits in the economy?

  70. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  71. How does a long tail become profitable?

  72. What is the difference between an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and a VAR ...

  73. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail ...

  74. How can I use the funds from operations to total debt ratio to assess risk?

  75. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

  76. Is the retail sector also affected by seasonal factors?

  77. What is the difference between a revocable trust and a living trust?

  78. What countries represent the largest portion of the global retail sector?

  79. How attractive is the retail sector for a growth investor?

  80. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

  81. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the retail sector?

  82. What level of reserve ratios is typical for an insurance company to protect against ...

  83. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

  84. How do I avoid a tax lien on my property?

  85. What are the main factors that impact share prices in the insurance sector?

  86. What risks do I face when investing in the insurance sector?

  87. How do companies with a large product portfolio use BCG Analysis?

  88. For what types of financial instruments would I want to calculate the present value ...

  89. What metrics are commonly used to evaluate companies in the retail sector?

  90. Why do insurance policies have deductibles?

  91. What is considered a reasonable interest rate for a syndicated loan?

  92. What are some types of financial netting?

  93. What exact information is included in the interest rate when calculating the present ...

  94. Can I buy insurance to reduce unlimited liability in a partnership?

  95. How does the long-term outlook of the retail sector compare to the broader economy?

  96. What is the range of deductibles offered with various health insurance plans?

  97. How strong are the barriers to entry for new companies in the telecommunications ...

  98. What are some good free online calculators for AGI (adjusted gross income)?

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

  100. Which emerging markets are seeing the strongest growth in the insurance sector?

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