Personal Finance FAQs

  1. What does the IRS say about what constitutes taxable income?

  2. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and gross income?

  3. What does a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) mean in the utilities sector?

  4. How exactly does one go about revoking a revocable trust?

  5. What are some of the most popular ETFs that track the retail sector?

  6. What are some of the most common mutual funds that give exposure to the retail sector?

  7. What is the formula for calculating the inventory turnover ratio in Excel?

  8. If I believe retail sector companies are overvalued how can I profit from a fall ...

  9. What are the main reasons for investing in the retail sector?

  10. What portion of the global economy is represented by the retail sector?

  11. What tax breaks are afforded to a qualifying widow?

  12. How stable are municipal bonds?

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

  14. When phase of the economic cycle tends to be strongest for companies in the retail ...

  15. How do the returns on municipal bonds compare to those of other bonds?

  16. What are the benefits for a company investing in a greenfield investment?

  17. How do you calculate a present value of annuity using Excel?

  18. Is it more important to have a low deductible or a low premium?

  19. What are examples of typical leasehold improvements?

  20. What are the proven ways to ease the effects of hyperinflation?

  21. What do cities do with the funds generated from municipal bonds?

  22. What are the benefits of financial sampling?

  23. How much does seasonality affect the net sales figures of companies, such as retailers?

  24. What is the difference between legal liability and public liability?

  25. What are the benefits of prorating expenses?

  26. How is income taxed on prorated salary?

  27. How can I tell which of my business expenses count as write-offs?

  28. What is the difference between a write-off and a deduction?

  29. How does the risk of investing in the retail sector compare to the broader market?

  30. Which type of retailers tend to perform best during weak periods in the economy?

  31. Why should an investor in the retail sector consider the Consumer Confidence Index?

  32. What is the difference between the present value of an annuity and the future value ...

  33. What category of retailers will perform most strongly when the economy is doing well?

  34. What is the difference between taxable income and gross income?

  35. How do gains from my 401(k) figure into my taxable income?

  36. Why is accrued revenue not collected during the current accounting period?

  37. How is accrued revenue accounted for in bookkeeping?

  38. What is the formula for calculating return on assets (ROA) in Excel?

  39. What is the difference between accrued revenue and unrealized revenue?

  40. What is the difference between accrued revenue and accrued interest?

  41. What are the responsibilities of the principal in a company?

  42. Where can I find information about corporate bond issues?

  43. What is the formula for calculating the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio in Excel?

  44. How does government regulation impact the retail sector?

  45. Why would I need to calculate the present value of an annuity?

  46. What has the retail sector evolved to its current structure?

  47. What is the difference between a revocable trust and an irrevocable trust?

  48. What is the difference between a write-off and a writedown?

  49. Why is the employment figure important to a "dove"

  50. What are the goals of a "dove" Federal Reserve head?

  51. How do I calculate how much home equity I have?

  52. Which retail stocks pay the highest dividends?

  53. Where on my 1040 form do I report AGI (adjusted gross income)?

  54. How does the amount of the principal fluctuate depending on inflation?

  55. For what types of accounts are demand deposits available?

  56. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and net income?

  57. What do hard and soft goods in the retail sector refer to?

  58. What are the deductions taken to determine AGI (adjusted gross income)?

  59. How much will an employer generally contribute to a 401(a) plan?

  60. Why are high yield bonds typically lower rated bonds?

  61. What is the opposite of a "dove"?

  62. What is the difference between earnings and revenue?

  63. Why do economists think it is important to track discretionary income?

  64. What are the most popular companies in the retail sector?

  65. How can I obtain an abatement for property taxes?

  66. What is the difference between disposable and discretionary income?

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

  68. What is the difference between earnings and income?

  69. What is the correlation between money supply and GDP?

  70. How will a value added tax impact the government budget?

  71. What does a climbing interest rate risk signify about the economy?

  72. Can I get a tax credit from conducting research and development?

  73. How can I increase my standard of living in my retirement years?

  74. When can benefits be received from a provident fund?

  75. What is the relationship between research and development and innovation?

  76. How is minimum transfer price calculated?

  77. How is a product line depth related to a product line?

  78. Is Social Security Income a perpetuity?

  79. How much of the global economy is comprised of the real estate sector?

  80. What kinds of costs are included in Free on Board (FOB) shipping?

  81. How has electronic retailing (e-tailing) changed the consumer discretionary goods ...

  82. How do I evaluate a debt security?

  83. What types of investments are allowed in a provident fund?

  84. In what manner will a recession likely affect the marginal-propensity-to-save rate ...

  85. What are key economic growth rates that can be used to determine the economic health ...

  86. What are some tactics businesses can use to increase unlevered free cash flow?

  87. How does a provident fund compare to U.S. Social Security?

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

  89. What level of annual growth is common for companies in the Internet sector?

  90. How should a whistleblower report unlawful or unethical behavior?

  91. What is the government's role and what is the private sector's role in neoliberalism?

  92. When would a vendor care about its accounts payable turnover ratio?

  93. What tax implications are there for parties involved with a reverse repurchase agreement?

  94. How are benefits from a provident fund taxed?

  95. What are key factors that are generally considered in demographic studies conducted ...

  96. What is a family Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

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

  98. What are some examples of debit notes in business-to-business transactions?

  99. How do insurance companies use a whistleblower?

  100. How is abatement cost accounted for on financial statements?

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