Personal Finance FAQs

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

  2. Can I put my IRA in a trust?

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

  4. Are Social Security benefits affected by marriage?

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

  6. Are Social Security benefits adjusted for inflation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. What is a negative write-off?

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

  35. How can tariffs cause inefficiencies in domestic industries?

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

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

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

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

  40. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  52. How does a long tail become profitable?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  66. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

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

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

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

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

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

  72. Why do insurance policies have deductibles?

  73. What are some types of financial netting?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  82. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the retail sector?

  83. What countries are driving most of the growth of the retail sector?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  96. How stable are municipal bonds?

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

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

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

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

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