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  1. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The ABCs of Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    ETFs focused on mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, offer an opportunity to further diversify the fixed-income portion of your portfolio.
  2. Retirement

    Tapping Retirement Funds Early – Without A Penalty

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  3. Taxes

    5 Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

    Consider using the bulk of your refund to take care of long-term needs, like saving for retirement or college.
  4. Savings

    Why You Should Buy A Car Instead Of Leasing

    While leasing has certain advantages, buying a car tends to save you money in the long run and offers greater flexibility.
  5. Personal Finance

    What Gets You In Grad School: GPA Vs. Work History

    Grad schools usually take a holistic approach when evaluating applicants. That means it's a good idea to scrutinize every aspect of your application.
  6. Savings

    Is There a Way to Get Out of Your Car Lease Early?

    For those who no longer want their car for whatever reason, transferring the lease to an interested party can be a particularly appealing choice.
  7. Savings

    Your Lease Is Up: When Should You Buy The Car?

    In general, the fact that you know the car is to your benefit. Before deciding, compare the buyback price to what the car would go for on the open market.
  8. Savings

    When Is Leasing A Car Your Best Bet?

    Leasing a car isn't right for everyone. But it's attractive for those who want low initial payments and the ability to get a new vehicle every few years.
  9. Retirement

    The 10 Best Cities in Florida For Retirees

    The Sunshine State offers plenty of options for retirement-aged adults seeking warm weather and a favorable cost of living.
  10. Personal Finance

    Is a NYU Degree Worth the Steep Tuition Bill?

    The cost of attending NYU is above average, even for private universities. But research shows it can still be a good value.
  11. Personal Finance

    Columbia's Financial Aid Trumps Steep Tuition

    Despite its high tuition costs, Columbia University is surprisingly affordable for low- and middle-income students, thanks to its generous financial aid.
  12. Personal Finance

    At Harvard, Expect High Tuition But Generous Aid

    Harvard University might have one of the country’s highest tuition rates, but many students pay far less thanks to a strong financial aid program.
  13. Savings

    Picking A Lender: Quicken Loans Or A Local Bank?

    Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans has become known for its convenience and customer service. But brick-and-mortar banks offer benefits of their own.
  14. Savings

    Quicken Loans Vs. Other Mortgage Sources

    By allowing customers to initiate and manage the mortgage process online, Quicken Loans may appeal to borrowers who value convenience.
  15. Term

    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

    A federal law designed to ensure equal pay for all workers, regardless of sex, race, national origin, age or religious affiliation.
  16. Term

    Age Discrimination In Employment Act Of 1967

    A federal statute protecting "certain applicants and employees" 40 years of age and older from workplace discrimination.
  17. Personal Finance

    Is An American College Education Still Worth It?

    The total cost of a university education continues to outpace inflation. For some degrees, that expense isn't likely to pay off.
  18. Term

    Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Landmark federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
  19. Term

    Occupational Safety And Health Act

    Law passed in 1970 to encourage safer workplace conditions in the United States.
  20. Credit & Loans

    Before You Choose An FHA Mortgage: 7 Key Points

    FHA mortgages offer flexibility and low down payments, though they're often pricier than traditional loans backed by private mortgage insurance.
  21. Trading Strategies

    Protect Your Nest Egg From A Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolio are better prepared for the next bear market.
  22. Personal Finance

    Your Boss Can't Do That! Laws That Protect Workers

    By federal law, American employees enjoy many legal protections that– among other things– provide a minimal level of income and make the workplace safer.
  23. Insurance

    Tips for Finding Affordable Health Insurance

    One of the easiest ways to save money is to compare health plans sold on an exchange and those sold directly through an insurer.
  24. Insurance

    4 Steps to Finding the Right Health Plan

    Consumers buying health insurance on the individual market have more choice than ever. These steps can help lead you to the plan that's right for you.
  25. Home & Auto

    Mortgage For A Manufactured Home? Try The FHA

    FHA loans are often a good alternative for those who have trouble obtaining a conventional mortgage, although you do have to pay an insurance premium.
  26. Insurance

    4 Smart Ways To Get Health Insurance In College

    These days, those attending college have plenty of ways to get affordable medical insurance, from student health plans to those sold on an exchange.
  27. Term

    Service Mark

    A brand name or logo that identifies the provider of a service.
  28. Investing Basics

    The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks

    Brazil is home to most of the major banks in Latin America, claiming six of the ten largest financial institutions in the region.
  29. Insurance

    Steer Clear of Over-Priced Gap Insurance Providers

    Major insurers will generally give you a better deal on gap insurance than a car dealership. But watch for gaps in gap coverage.
  30. Investing Basics

    What's the Role of an Investment Bank?

    Investment banks provide financial advice to businesses and governments and help them raise capital through the sale of stocks, bonds and other products.
  31. Investing

    How to Register Your Trademark

    Federally registering your brand name or logo offers the broadest protection against potential trademark infringement.
  32. Investing

    Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: The Basics

    The decision to pursue a patent, trademark or copyright depends on the type of intellectual property you’re trying to shield.
  33. Investing

    What's The Cost To File A Patent?

    When filing a patent, be ready to pay attorney fees, filing fees and other related expenses. Usually the total bill is a few thousand dollars.
  34. Insurance

    Do Drivers Really Need Gap Insurance?

    Gap insurance is worth it for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their car loan. That includes lessees and buyers with a small down payment.
  35. Insurance

    Get Up To Speed On Car Gap Insurance

    It covers the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and insurance pays less than you owe on your loan. Dealers may push you to buy it. Should you?
  36. Investing

    7 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Quote

    While age and gender have the most impact on your life insurance premiums, even your family medical history and hobbies can affect how much you pay.
  37. Insurance

    For Life Insurers, Making Money Is A Numbers Game

    Life insurance is a data-driven industry that relies on complex financial models to predict future expenses and income from premiums and investments.
  38. Credit & Loans

    Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles to hotel discounts.
  39. Insurance

    Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just don't pay for more than you'd use.
  40. Insurance

    Flight Insurance Can Take The Worry Out Of Flying

    If paying for a missed flight or lost baggage is prohibitive, obtaining some flight insurance might just be a good idea.
  41. Credit & Loans

    Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt to have some cash, too.
  42. Investing Basics

    Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  43. Entrepreneurship

    Alternatives To Business Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy isn't the only alternative for a struggling business. It can try negotiating with creditors or liquidating assets outside the U.S courts.
  44. Budgeting

    Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use credit or prepaid debit cards.
  45. Term

    Provisional Patent Application

    A short-term means of protecting an invention that requires less effort and expense than obtaining a formal patent.
  46. Investing Basics

    How Does Goodwill Affect Financial Statements?

    Goodwill is a bit of a paradox--intangible, yet it is recorded as an asset on the purchasing company's balance sheet.
  47. Term

    Utility Patent

    A patent that covers the creation of a new or improved – and useful – product, process or machine.
  48. Term

    Design Patent

    A patent protecting the unique visual qualities of a manufactured item.
  49. Credit & Loans

    File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 is the "liquidation" form of bankruptcy. When people file for Chapter 7, the trustee may sell some of the filer's assets to pay creditors.
  50. Credit & Loans

    The Other Personal Bankruptcy Option: Chapter 13

    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, filers develop a plan to repay all or part of their "past due" debt. Any allowable debt left afterward is discharged.
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