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  1. 5 ETF Classes To Know

    Exchange-traded funds have become very popular. Here's a simple breakdown of five classes you should know.
  2. 5 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

    Standing out from the crowd is a must, especially when high unemployment rates make competition fierce.
  3. $46 Billion Industry Of Philanthropy

    Philanthropic giving is not just about money - millions of volunteers donate their time to worthy causes every year.
  4. Is Buy & Hold Investing Dead?

    In an economy rocked by the latest recession, is buy and hold investing still the best strategy?
  5. Why Low Oil Prices Are Bad For The Economy

    You may be paying less at the pump, but how are lower oil prices affecting other parts of the economy?
  6. 25 Ways To Impress Your Date On A Dime

    If the recession has put a damper on your disposable income don't despair - it needn't take the fun out of your love life.
  7. Outside-The-Box Ways To Make Money

    These non-traditional methods can help you make some extra cash.
  8. The 5 Most Important Drugs In America

    A look at the top-selling drugs finds that a few that make more of a difference to the company's bottom line than others. ...
  9. The 9 Worst Career Choices Right Now

    These careers are on the way out; here are some alternatives you can switch to.
  10. 5 Health Insurance Considerations

    It may not be the most exciting of topics, but there are many ways to save on and increase the efficiency of your health ...
  11. Managing Your Money: There's An App For That

    From reminders to pay your bills to portfolio tracking, find out which apps can help you stay on top of your finances.
  12. Top 5 Fast Food Value Menu Deals

    Find out what you can can get for less than $1 and how it compares to cooking it yourself.
  13. One Person + Multiple Careers = Greater Wealth

    Self-made millionaires are not one-trick ponies. You shouldn't be either.
  14. On This Day In Finance: July 22 - John Dillinger Is Killed

    On July 22, 1934, famed bank robber John Dillinger was killed by FBI agents in Chicago.
  15. 7 Low-Rate Mortgage Shams

    Interest rates on a mortgage aren't the only factor defining a good loan.
  16. On This Day In Finance: July 21 - WorldCom Files For Bankruptcy

    At one time the second largest long distance phone company in the U.S., WorldCom was forced to file for bankruptcy on July ...
  17. 5 Earnings Season Investing Tips

    These essential tips will get you through the earnings season.
  18. How To Master Online Auctions For Fast Cash

    Online selling is just as easy as in-person selling and can yield five to 10 times the profit.
  19. 10 Careers With Great Job Prospects

    The unemployment rate may be high, but that doesn't mean you need to sit on the sidelines. Find out which fields have the ...
  20. McDonald's: Investors Are Lovin' It

    McDonald's $70.7 billion in sales towers above its competitors and it's not showing any signs of weakness.
  21. 6 Sources Of Free Cash For Student Loans

    Websites and credit cards can offer you direct and indirect sources of free money to pay off your student loan.
  22. 4 Wealth-Building Secrets

    Protect what you have while shifting risk is the motto of the rich. Find out how a life insurance policy can help you do ...
  23. The Real Cost Of Drinking Coffee

    How much is your morning jolt hurting your wallet? More than half of Americans drink coffee every day, and the costs add ...
  24. The Painful Truth About Leveraged ETFs

    Unfortunately, the growing popularity of leveraged ETFs is coming at a painful price.
  25. Funding Your Retirement Is No Joke

    Saving for your golden years is an important goal, especially since so many Americans don't save a penny.
  26. The Real Cost Of Smoking

    Aside from the health effects, the financial cost of smoking is way higher than you think.
  27. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  28. So You Wanna Be A Millionaire: How Long Will It Take?

    There are many ways to hit the million-dollar mark, but the faster you try to get there, the harder it becomes.
  29. 5 Tales Of Out-Of-Control Inflation

    Hyperinflation can make a $1,000 bill look like chump change.
  30. On This Day In Finance: July 6 - The United States Adopts The Dollar

    The U.S. adopts the dollar as a monetary unit.
  31. Students: There May Be A Tailor-Made Scholarship Out There For You

    When it comes to paying for college, doing your research and thinking outside the box can really pay off.
  32. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  33. On This Day In Finance: July 2 - Asian Financial Crisis

    in 1997, the Asian financial crisis gains traction as the Thai baht begins to float.
  34. Hate Dealing With Money? Invest Without Stress

    There are a lot of options for investors who hate the hassle of investing. We go over some that will help your financial ...
  35. Crime Vs Time: Madoff Faces Off Against Fellow Fraudsters

    Madoff received the maximum allowable time for his sentence - much more than any white-collar criminal before him.
  36. Is The American Banking System A Ponzi Scheme In Disguise?

    Banks' shrinking reserves and careless handling of customers' money are tarnishing the system's once-sterling reputation. ...
  37. 4 Reasons Why Savers Fare Better Than Spenders

    A recent HSBC study suggests that savers had an easier time weathering the recent financial storm.
  38. Celebrity Financial Failures

    There's a lot that the average person can learn from celebrity financial failures.
  39. Invest With The Gates Foundation

    Bill Gates didn't become the world's richest person being lucky. Learn about the man who handles his money.
  40. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  41. Biggest Millionaire Flops

    The next time portfolio losses have you down, just be glad that you can blame some of your woes on the market, rather than ...
  42. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  43. Tool Franchisers Fight For Financing

    Snap-on and Matco Tools are competing for franchisees, but less available financing makes it a tough go.
  44. Can You Trust Your Bank?

    With the large amount of banks closing their doors, can you trust the institution that has your money?
  45. The Economics Of Gardening: Can You Dig It?

    Since Michelle Obama broke ground on a garden at the White House, interest in growing our own food has soared.
  46. What The Unemployment Rate Doesn't Tell Us

    The unemployment rate is climbing, but what does it mean?
  47. On This Day In Finance: June 3 - Alexander Graham Bell Creates Photophone

    On this day in 1880, Bell transmitted the first wireless telephone message.
  48. Inflation: It's A Good Thing

    Increasing prices may not be what strapped consumers want to see, but they're just what economists are hoping for right now.
  49. What The Heck Is The Granite Wash?

    The Granite Wash located in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle areas and has attracted attention as horizontal drilling is ...
  50. Trust In Jim Rogers

    Commodities are becoming a more important part of an individual investor’s portfolio. However, given the troubles a prominent ...
Stock Analysis
  1. What is Common Stock and Preferred Stock?

    Learn about the differences between common and preferred shares. Explore situations where preferred shares have more favorable ...
  2. Can CareCredit be Used for Family Members?

    Learn more about the available options that CareCredit offers to pay for out-of-pocket medical procedures with little to ...
  3. What is a Wash Sale?

    The Wash-Sale rule was established to forbid a loss deduction of a security sold.
  4. Were Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) Responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis?

    Collateralized debt obligations are exotic financial instruments that can be difficult to understand, Learn the role they ...
  5. What are Some Advantages of Raising Capital Through Private Placement?

    Understand how a business can raise capital through private placement and the benefits business owners receive through this ...
  6. A Hostile Takeover vs. Friendly Takeover

    Learn about the difference between a hostile takeover and a friendly takeover, and understand how proxy fights and tender ...
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