1. Budgeting

    Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  2. As the national debt per capita increases, the likelihood of the government defaulting on its debt service obligation increases.
    Economics

    What The National Debt Means To You

    The U.S. deficit seems to grow every year. But how does it actually affect you?
  3. Savings

    5 Resources To Learn To Retire Rich

    Find out what you need to know to plan for retirement, and which resources do the best job of showing the way.
  4. Investing

    There Are More Ways To Invest In Land Than You Think

    You don't have to have a huge amount of capital to invest in land. You have many other options, including land-related ETFs and ETNs.
  5. Investing Basics

    The SEC’s EDGAR System: Use It Fearlessly!

    Navigate the SEC's EDGAR database system without fear.
  6. The Bitcoin peer-to-peer digital currency system has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity.
    Investing News

    Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing in it.
  7. Capital can be raised by issuing either stocks or bonds which make up a firm's capital structure.
    Investing Basics

    The Optimal Use Of Financial Leverage In A Corporate Capital ...

    The amount of debt and equity that makes up a company's capital structure has many risk and return implications.
  8. Forward contracts are traded amongst hedgers and traders in locations across the globe.
    Options & Futures

    Why Forward Contracts Are The Foundation Of All Derivatives

    This article expands on the complex structure of derivatives by explaining how an investor can assess interest rate parity and implement covered interest arbitrage by using a currency forward contract ...
  9. Investing Basics

    Understanding And Playing The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index and how to interpret its movements.
  10. Investing Basics

    Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general course of action against such activity. This article provides basic information ...
  11. Investing Basics

    Active Investment Management Misses The Mark

    Active investment management offers little advantage in the secondary capital markets.
  12. Economics

    The Link Between The Fed, Money, Debt And Taxes

    Assets on the Fed's balance sheet, money supply level, national debt level and economic production should be maintained in equilibrium.
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Active Management: Is It Working For You?

    There are guidelines to be followed when comparing an actively-managed investment strategy with a benchmark.
  14. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Risks To Consider Before Investing In Bonds

    Make sure you understand the risks associated with bonds before making an investment decision.
  15. Home & Auto

    When Owning Your Home Doesn't Pay

    You may think it's better to own than rent, but there are many overlooked costs that could change your mind.
  16. Personal Finance

    8 Inventions That Made Our Lives Easier

    These inventions in the fields of finance, healthcare, technology, food and energy have greatly improved our standard of living.
  17. Personal Finance

    How To Occupy Wall Street With A Main-Street Agenda

    Occupy Wall Street is hoping for change, but what needs to be done to improve the U.S. financial system? Here are some examples.
  18. Retirement

    6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals.
  19. Investing Basics

    Redefining Investor Risk

    Changing the way you think about time and risk can change the way you invest.
  20. Retirement

    The Defined-Benefit Plan's Many Problems

    The shift in retirement plan schemes - from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans - raises some important issues.
  21. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Which Mutual Fund Style Index Is For You?

    The Russell Investments and MSCI Barra style classification systems can help you pick the right mutual fund - if you know how they work.
  22. Markets

    Financial Statement Manipulation An Ever-Present Problem ...

    The SEC has taken steps to eliminate this type of corporate fraud, but it remains a real risk for investors.
  23. Forex Education

    A Simplified Approach To Calculating Volatility

    Though most investors use standard deviation to determine volatility, there's an easier and more accurate way of doing it.