Personal Finance FAQs

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

  2. How did Bernard Baruch attain his wealth?

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

  4. How should I interpret a negative correlation?

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

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

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

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

  9. How does deflation impact consumers?

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

  11. How do you set up a revocable trust?

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

  13. Why are business ethics important?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. What are some ways to minimize tax liability?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. What would cause a decrease in accumulated depreciation?

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

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

  38. Is an annuity a perpetuity?

  39. How can an entrepreneur save for retirement?

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

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

  42. What would privatized Social Security mean for Americans?

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

  44. Why is brand equity considered an intangible asset?

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

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

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

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

  49. What country has the richest middle class?

  50. What risks does an entrepreneur face?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  65. How do commercial banks make money?

  66. What is a deflationary spiral?

  67. What tangible assets are depreciated?

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

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

  70. What types of insurance policies have contingent beneficiaries?

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

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

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

  74. What are some different kinds of expansionary policy?

  75. Should investors worry about the budget deficit?

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

  77. What are direct costs of sales?

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

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

  80. What are some examples of expansionary fiscal policy?

  81. What does the bottom line figure illustrate?

  82. What are some examples of expansionary monetary policy?

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

  84. What are the most common operating expenses for an online business?

  85. How do banks measure the Five Cs of Credit?

  86. What is the difference between an accrual and an account payable?

  87. What are some examples of inelastic goods and services that are not affected by the ...

  88. What are some examples of different taxable events?

  89. When is accrual accounting more useful than cash accounting?

  90. How did Nathan Rothschild become a stock exchange speculator?

  91. Why does Richard Branson keep opening up new Virgin products instead of focusing ...

  92. What strategies do companies use to regain market share they have lost?

  93. What questions are commonly asked during a portfolio management job interview?

  94. How does accrued interest work on student loans?

  95. What is the difference between portfolio management and financial planning?

  96. What are the primary advantages of forming a joint venture?

  97. How does the risk of investing in the automotive sector compare to the broader market?

  98. What is the purpose of drawing up a cash flow statement?

  99. Under what circumstances will a contingent beneficiary receive an insurance payout?

  100. What happened to Nathan Rothschild's estate after his death?

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