1. Types Of Social Security Benefits
    Personal Finance

    Types Of Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for the retired. It also pays benefits to the disabled, widows and widowers, children, stepchildren, divorced spouses and more.
  2. Understanding The Social Security Website
    Personal Finance

    Understanding The Social Security Website

    Go to ssa.gov for all things Social Security. To comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010, its information was rewritten to make it easier to understand.
  3. Who Pays Your Social Security Benefits?
    Personal Finance

    Who Pays Your Social Security Benefits?

    The short answer is, current earners. Taxes on current wages pay the Social Security benefits of retirees, the disabled, children and other beneficiaries.
  4. Medicaid Vs. Medicare
    Insurance

    Medicaid Vs. Medicare

    Medicare and Medicaid only sound similar. Medicaid doesn't require being 65 or disabled to get benefits. Some low-income seniors can qualify for both.
  5. Is The Gold Pain Over?
    Fundamental Analysis

    Is The Gold Pain Over?

    After falling more than 13%, gold has staged a rebound but is that for fundamental reasons or the work of value investors? Will gold reward investors who didn't give up or is there more pain ahead?
  6. 5 Economic Changes That Fatten Your Grocery Bill
    Active Trading

    5 Economic Changes That Fatten Your Grocery Bill

    Global economic conditions are working to bloat our food costs. And for many, even the smallest increase in food prices can spoil the family budget.
  7. How To Apply For Unemployment Insurance
    Personal Finance

    How To Apply For Unemployment Insurance

    Unemployment compensation is a federal program administered by each state. Here's how to connect to your state's unemployment office and what to expect.
  8. Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out
    Personal Finance

    Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out

    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
  9. The Employee's Guide To Medicare
    Insurance

    The Employee's Guide To Medicare

    Over 65 and still working? You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for your employer's health insurance, if it is offered?
  10. Medigap Vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?
    Insurance

    Medigap Vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?

    To protect against a huge bill for health costs Medicare doesn't cover, you need Medigap insurance or an HMO-like Medicare Advantage plan. How to choose.
  11. The Price Of Produce Is Sky Rocketing – Here's How To Save
    Personal Finance

    The Price Of Produce Is Sky Rocketing – Here's How To Save

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the price of produce is rising fast. Lettuce is projected to jump more than 30% in the coming months, avocados will rise 28%, and broccoli—22%.
  12. 7 Ways To Save On Prescription Drugs
    Personal Finance

    7 Ways To Save On Prescription Drugs

    If you have quality insurance you may not notice but if you don’t, you know that the price of prescription drugs is high. Here are seven ways to help reign in the costs.
  13. 8 Stages Of New Drug Development
    Investing News

    8 Stages Of New Drug Development

    Understanding biotech data isn't easy. What is a clinical trial, what are the various phases, and why do the results of these trials and applications often create double-digit moves in the price of the ...
  14. The Mobile Device Market is Undergoing a Seismic Shift
    Investing News

    The Mobile Device Market is Undergoing a Seismic Shift

    Gone are the days when consumers lined up en masse to purchase $600 phones. Today, the consumer is looking towards more budget-minded solutions.
  15. Bitcoin May Be The Currency Of The Future
    Forex Education

    Bitcoin May Be The Currency Of The Future

    Forget the dollar or the euro. Bitcoin may be the next big currency to hit the world.
  16. 5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Job After College
    Credit & Loans

    5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Job After College

    Reports show that new college grads are either unemployed or under employed. Here's how to increase your chances of getting a job.
  17. The Financial Fallout Of The DOMA Repeal For Same-Sex Couples
    Personal Finance

    The Financial Fallout Of The DOMA Repeal For Same-Sex Couples

    The recent Supreme Court decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act has paved the way for same-sex couples to enjoy the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples.
  18. What Is The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) And ...
    Retirement

    What Is The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) And ...

    Unless you are a government employee, you’ve likely never heard of the Federal Employees Retirement System, but if you work in the public sector or plan to in the near future, FERS is an acronym you will ...
  19. Big Pharma Faces 'Pay For Delay' Lawsuits
    Investing News

    Big Pharma Faces 'Pay For Delay' Lawsuits

    Unless you follow the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, it’s likely that you’ve never heard of pay to delay. Instead of planning to lose nearly all revenue once the drug goes off patent, the company ...
  20. Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?
    Stock Analysis

    Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    Google acquired Waze on June 11. Why does the company want this single app so badly?
  21. How To Interpret Thursday's Supreme Court Ruling Involving ...
    Stock Analysis

    How To Interpret Thursday's Supreme Court Ruling Involving ...

    Thursday's Supreme Court ruling is a blow to Myriad but investors haven't yet digested the ruling.
  22. The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment
    Economics

    The Yen Is Setting Up To Be An Attractive Long-Term Investment

    As Japan embarks on quantitative easing, the yen has come under pressure. Will it continue to be the source of big profits in the latter half of 2013?
  23. Behavioral Bias - Cognitive Vs. Emotional Bias In Investing
    Investing Basics

    Behavioral Bias - Cognitive Vs. Emotional Bias In Investing

    We all have biases. The key to better investing is to identify those biases and create rules to minimize their effect.
  24. Is It Time to Invest in Australia?
    Economics

    Is It Time to Invest in Australia?

    Australia a country rich in natural resources and one increasingly gaining attention from investors. Is it time to put some of your international allocation to work in Australia?
  25. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?
    Investing News

    Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting facts.
  26. Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?
    Investing News

    Sell In May – Yay Or Nay?

    Seasonal timing in the market, best personified by the adage, “Sell in May – Go away,” has long been the subject of debate among investors. The question remains: Is there anything to it?
  27. 4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them
    Investing Basics

    4 Behavioral Biases And How To Avoid Them

    Here are four common common behavioral biases for traders and how to minimize their effects on your portoflio.
  28. How The 2014 Obama Budget Could Affect Your Finances
    Taxes

    How The 2014 Obama Budget Could Affect Your Finances

    Depending on which estimate you believe, Obama's proposed budget would raise the tax bill of a household with a yearly income of $50,000 to $75,000 between $63 and $100 per year. However, that’s not all ...
  29. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?
    Investing News

    Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash infusion of $1.4 trillion by the end of 2014. Will it help the Japanese economy ...
  30. How To Safeguard Your Tax Returns From Identity Theft
    Taxes

    How To Safeguard Your Tax Returns From Identity Theft

    Identity thieves love tax season. In 2012, there were 13 million victims of identity theft. As easy as it is for thieves to steal your information, there are also simple measures you can take to keep your ...
  31. Differences Between Forward P/E And Trailing P/E
    Investing Basics

    Differences Between Forward P/E And Trailing P/E

    The most common types of price to earnings ratios are forward P/E and trailing P/E. Find out how they differ and the advantages and drawbacks of each.
  32. How To Deduct Your Job Search Expenses
    Taxes

    How To Deduct Your Job Search Expenses

    With approximately 12 million Americans out of a job right now, many people are spending significant dollars to be noticed by potential employers. Fortunately, some of these job-search costs are deductible ...
  33. Zynga's New Venture Is A Major Gamble
    Stock Analysis

    Zynga's New Venture Is A Major Gamble

    The current state of online gambling in the U.S. makes Zynga’s move into the market a very risky one.
  34. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax
    Investing News

    Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has no physical presence in that state.
  35. Other Options For The Cyprus Bailout
    Investing News

    Other Options For The Cyprus Bailout

    Find out the other options Cyprus could use to resolve it's financial troubles, since its proposal to tax bank deposits didn't work out.
  36. The Cyprus Crisis 101
    Investing News

    The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the situation.
  37. The Secret Finances Of The Vatican Economy
    Economics

    The Secret Finances Of The Vatican Economy

    The Vatican is the smallest country in the world, and has an economy shrouded in secrecy. Here are some little known facts that will give you a peek into the mysterious world of the Vatican's finances.
  38. 4 High Yielding Junk Bond ETFs
    Stock Analysis

    4 High Yielding Junk Bond ETFs

    High-yield bonds have more default risk than investment-grade bonds, and that's why using an ETF might be the responsible way to invest.
  39. Jack Bogle Doesn't Think You Should Get Cozy With ETFs
    Stock Analysis

    Jack Bogle Doesn't Think You Should Get Cozy With ETFs

    Bogle likes index ETFs, but he doesn't think that using them as trading vehicles or as ways to beat the market is a sound investing strategy.
  40. Barclays To Cut 3,700 Jobs
    Investing News

    Barclays To Cut 3,700 Jobs

    Find out why Barclays is cutting about 3% of its workforce and what this means for the company.
  41. Can A State Really Secede?
    Personal Finance

    Can A State Really Secede?

    With America's debt, poverty and unemployment on the rise, some states may want to become their own republic. Find out if they can actually secede.
  42. 3 ETFs To Play The Semiconductor Rally
    Stock Analysis

    3 ETFs To Play The Semiconductor Rally

    These ETFs are a great way to profit from the semiconductor rally.
  43. Will Gold Mining ETFs Ever Be a Buy?
    Stock Analysis

    Will Gold Mining ETFs Ever Be a Buy?

    ETF investors have numerous choices with gold ETFs, but most concentrate on the gold miners or the commodity.
  44. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?
    Investing News

    ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  45. The Basics Of Financing A Business
    Entrepreneurship

    The Basics Of Financing A Business

    From debt financing to equity financing, there are numerous ways to fund a business startup. But which is the best?
  46. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett
    Stock Analysis

    ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock picking.
  47. Department Of Justice Sues Standard & Poor's Over Mortgage ...
    Investing News

    Department Of Justice Sues Standard & Poor's Over Mortgage ...

    The U.S. Department of Justice sued Standard & Poor's and is seeking more than $5 billion in damages.
  48. BlackBerry Needed
    Stock Analysis

    BlackBerry Needed "Wow" - Delivered "Pretty Good"

    Research In Motion released the Blackberry 10, but the biggest news was the company changing its name to Blackberry.
  49. Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?
    Stock Analysis

    Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    Airline stocks have caught the eye of investors thanks to merger and acquisition activity.
  50. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?
    Stock Analysis

    Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.