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  1. Pledged Asset

    An asset that is transferred to a lender for the purpose of securing debt. The lender of the debt maintains possession of ...
  2. Securitization

    The process through which an issuer creates a financial instrument by combining other financial assets and then marketing ...
  3. Amortized Loan

    A loan with scheduled periodic payments of both principal and interest. This is opposed to loans with interest-only payment ...
  4. Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance - PITI

    The components of a mortgage payment. Principal is the money used to pay down the balance of the loan; interest is the charge ...
  5. Financial Crisis

    A financial crisis is often associated with a panic or a run on the banks, in which investors sell off assets or withdraw ...
  6. How to Lend Money to Family and Not Regret It

    It’s hard to refuse a family member’s request for a loan, but be sure to go into such arrangements with your eyes open.
  1. What are the key differences between marketing and advertising?

    Understanding the role advertising plays in the marketing mix will help business owners define their promotional strategies ...
  2. Bitcoin 2.0 Applications (AMZN, EBAY)

    The bitcoin blockchain enables the application of decentralized public ledgers for purposes other than digital currencies ...
  3. What are the main objectives of cost accounting?

    Learn about the main benefits of cost accounting systems, why they are different from financial accounting and why they are ...
  4. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  5. How Americans Can Apply For European MBA Programs

    Studying for an MBA in Europe is a great idea for Americans looking for a career boost.
  6. Emerging Industries Other Than Tech Startups

    What are the emerging sectors (other than tech start-ups) that look promising? Investopedia takes a look.
  1. How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Works

    By cracking down on unfair or deceptive financial service practices, CFPB aims to give consumers more control over their ...
  2. Why Amazon's $50 Tablet is on Fire (AMZN)

    Amazon's $50 tablet is a best-selling product on Amazon.com. With such unimpressive specs, who is buying this tablet and ...
  3. Top-down vs. Bottom-up

    Top-down and bottom-up methods are alternative approaches to solving a wide variety of analytic problems in business, finance ...
  4. What is the 50/20/30 budget rule?

    Learn about Elizabeth Warren's 50/30/20 budget rule, a simple and effective plan for personal money management and wealth ...
  5. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Becoming financially secure before turning 30 doesn’t have to be an exercise in self-deprivation. These 10 tips can help.
  6. 10 Lazy Ways to Save Money

    Do you want to save some pennies? While it’s a chore for many, it’s not that hard to do if you try some simple tactics.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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