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  1. America's Oldest Cities

    Whether you are looking for a historic new home or an educational vacation spot, these cities have great heritage.
  2. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. ...
  3. 6 Reasons Why You NEED A Budget

    By now, you're probably sick of hearing the b word. Too bad. This is just of those financial lessons that cannot be preached ...
  4. Five Paper Companies Licensed To Print Money

    Here's a sector that significantly outperformed the broader market year to date.
  5. 10 Rewarding Career Choices

    Not all careers are ho-hum. These 10 have a very high percentage of happy employees.
  6. 4 Stocks Struggling Against Overhead Supply

    When a stock drops below a base, it is usually retail traders caught holding the bag, and they will often try their best ...
  7. Making Money At The Duty-Free Shop

    Travel retail is becoming an increasingly important piece of the global liquor business. I'll look at how this affects some ...
  8. Top 5 Most Charitable American Cities

    Some may think that charity is dead in the U.S., but these cities prove that generosity is alive and well.
  9. Top 5 Cities For Cheap Real Estate

    In this buyer's market, these places offer the best deal.
  10. Kellogg Benefits From Brand Loyalty

    Future economic uncertainty makes Kellogg and other blue chips your best bets.
  11. Top 4 (Financial) Life-Changing Events

    Good or bad, major life transitions carry daunting challenges along with them, especially for your finances.
  12. What A Year For ConocoPhillips

    While comparing numbers to last year make net income look weak, deeply entrenched oil companies like ConocoPhillips can do ...
  13. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  14. ETFs For A Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

    While ETFs are a great tool for exploring sectors, they can form the basis of a great long term portfolio.
  15. McDonald's: Investors (And Employees) Are Lovin' It

    McDonald's has one of the best 401(k) plans around. It's no wonder this stock is soaring.
  16. Buffett Says: Invest In "Toll Bridges"

    Find a business that makes its money by charging a small sum to a high-volume consumer base on a regular basis and you just ...
  17. 8 Small Towns With High Employment Rates

    For higher employment rates, small towns are usually the right place to look.
  18. 4 Home Upgrades That Don't Pay

    We look at four housing upgrades that aren't worth your time or money.
  19. The Hidden Costs Of Renting The Basement

    There's more to being a landlord than just collecting rent every month.
  20. 11 Ways To Earn Cash While On Vacation

    While everyone else is spending on vacations, you can use yours to pick up some extra cash.
  21. The Secret To Consistent Returns In Any Market

    Despite the market’s recent volatility, there are some investors who haven’t seen negative returns. Learn their secret.
  22. Cutting Personal Care Costs: It's A Beautiful Thing

    You may feel there's no question that your complex beauty regimen is paying off ... but at what cost?
  23. Top 5 Natural Gas Producers

    Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels. Exploration and development of it has led to huge production gains.
  24. 6 Morbid Careers With Devilish Incomes

    Dealing with dead bodies may not be your ideal job, but you might change your mind when you find out how much it pays.
  25. 50 Years Of Consumer Spending

    Financially, decade has it MUCH worse than our parents and grandparents did, right? You may be surprised.
  26. 9 Weird Companies That Hit The Big Time

    From shipwreck explorers to bowling lanes, just about any company can be publicly traded.
  27. 10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    "Blue-collar" jobs aren't always the lowest paid.
  28. Oil Companies With High Reserve-Replacement Ratios

    The reserve replacement ratio can help judge the operating performance of an exploration and production company.
  29. 4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

    In order to sell your home, you have to know when it's time to lower the price.
  30. Maxing Out Your 401(k): Does It Pay?

    In the long-term, many people will see the benefits of maxing out a 401(k) contribution. Is it right for you?
  31. Where Can Americans Go for Cheaper Healthcare?

    With the rising cost of healthcare at home, Americans are looking abroad for their medical care.
  32. 4 Retirement Reality Checks

    If you hope to enjoy a comfortable retirement, it's time to get real. Here are four cold, hard truths every soon-to-be retiree ...
  33. Is It Too Late For A Career Change?

    Career changes come in many forms. Here are a few ways that you can add some excitement to your professional life.
  34. Can You Count On Your Pension?

    We look at how to determine the health of your company's pension plan, and what to do if things are looking grim.
  35. A Tale Of Two Preppies: Abercrombie and Ralph Lauren

    Abercrombie and Polo both have impressive clothing lines, but there is a clear winner between the two.
  36. Former Convict? Become A Consultant

    Even convicted criminals are becoming consultants with Wall Street prison consulting.
  37. Look Smart: Financial Calculations You Can Do In Your Head

    Ditch your financial calculator and use these handy tips for estimating complex financial calculations on the fly.
  38. If America Was A Person

    So much has changed in such a short period of time the question is what, or who, exactly, is America today?
  39. Finding Deep Value In The Meat Department

    A deep value look at five meat products companies.
  40. 14 Unconventional Ways For Students To Make Money

    If the idea of getting a part-time job at a fast food joint doesn't appeal to you, check out these alternatives.
  41. 11 Most Common Budgeting Mistakes

    Don't fall to the many pitfalls created when budgeting.
  42. 5 Secular Trends Investors Must Know

    Investors can count on secular trends to be just as important today as in the future. Check out some industries for the long-term. ...
  43. Profitable And Easy Ways To Invest In Africa

    Africa may hold the key to long-term portfolio success.
  44. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  45. Funds With Low Fees And Commissions

    Fees lead to diminishing returns, so it's best to invest in funds with little or no fees.
  46. 5 Signs Of A Pending Bull Market

    Being able to accurately spot the beginning of a bull market can be one of the most lucrative skills around.
  47. Debt Buybacks Continue

    Many companies are buying bonds back at a discount, and adjusting capital structures to more acceptable levels.
  48. A $50,000 House - But At What Cost?

    It sounds like a great deal for a house, but you may have to sacrifice some of the items on your wish list to get it.
  49. 3 Ways Immigration Helps And Hurts The Economy

    Immigration can be a touchy subject, but here's the economic point of view.
  50. Will "Say On Pay" Go All The Way?

    The Corporate And Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act is now before Senate. What is it and should it go through?
Stock Analysis
  1. What is the cost of a share purchase?

    Find out how the total price of a share purchase is dictated by the current stock price and the fees the brokerage company ...
  2. What is the difference between Book Value Of Equity Per Share (BVPS) and book value over equity?

    Understand the differences and similarities between book value of equity per share, book value over equity and the price ...
  3. What is the average return on total revenue for the insurance sector?

    Learn about the three main segments of the insurance industry, and find out what the average return on revenues is for the ...
  4. Why is investing in oil and gas in emerging markets riskier than investing in developed countries?

    Discover some of the potential problems associated with oil and gas investments in emerging market countries that tend to ...
  5. What other sectors are most similar to insurance?

    Discover the other subsectors of the overall financial services sector that are most similar for investors in the insurance ...
  6. What securities does the primary market deal with?

    Find out what kinds of securities are traded on the primary market, including who can participate in trading and the basics ...
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