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    What aids will help me file my own tax return?

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    What effect will a prenuptial agreement have on a 401(k)?

    Courts have ruled that a prenuptial agreement for qualified plan (including 401(k)) assets is invalid. The logic is that ...
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    What's the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental ...

    Both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are administered by the Social Security Administration, ...
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    I am a first-time home buyer. If I take a distribution from my 401(k) to purchase ...

    As you may already know, you must meet certain requirements, outlined in the 401(k) plan document, to be considered eligible ...
  5. Is there a limit on how much I can move from my IRA to my Roth IRA?

    Is there a limit on how much I can move from my IRA to my Roth IRA?

    There is no limit on the amount that can be converted from your Traditional IRA to your Roth IRA. As you may already know, ...
  6. If I participate in my company’s SIMPLE IRA plan, can I also contribute to ...

    If I participate in my company’s SIMPLE IRA plan, can I also contribute to ...

    Because the SIMPLE IRA contribution limits are much lower than the 401(k) limits, it might at first seem unfair that you ...
  7. What is the difference between arbitrage and speculation?

    What is the difference between arbitrage and speculation?

    Arbitrage and speculation are very different strategies. Arbitrage involves the simultaneous buying and selling of an asset ...
  8. I have a small business, and I'm considering setting up an SEP IRA. What are leased ...

    I have a small business, and I'm considering setting up an SEP IRA. What are leased ...

    Generally, a leased employee is the employee of an outside organization from which you lease the employee's services. For ...
  9. Liquidity Vs. Solvency

    Liquidity Vs. Solvency

    Learn about the differences between these two words and how each one is used in the stock market.
  10. Liquid & Illiquid Assets

    Liquid & Illiquid Assets

    The easier it is to convert the asset, the more liquid the asset is considered.
  11. Opportunity Cost

    Opportunity Cost

    Every action has a cost, even the ones you don't pursue. Find out how this is calculated.
  12. What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    Thinking about relying on analyst recommendations for your next trade? We'll show you what to watch out for.
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    Current Assets

    Current assets are all of the assets a company uses to fund its daily operations. These are the assets the company could ...
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    ARMed And Dangerous

    In a climate of rising interest rates, having an adjustable-rate mortgage can be risky.
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    What is a good book on creating a trust that would qualify as the beneficiary for ...

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    Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  17. Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    More than 30 million people were victims of fraud in 2007. Will you be next?
  18. Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance ...
  19. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  20. Solutions For Concentrated Positions

    Solutions For Concentrated Positions

    Investopedia explains various tactics for divesting your overexposure to any one stock.
  21. How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    Find out how these five groundbreaking thinkers laid our financial foundations.
  22. Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Your golden years are meant to be stress free. Keep them that way by protecting your assets.
  23. Introduction To The Portfolio Dedicated Strategy

    Introduction To The Portfolio Dedicated Strategy

    Dedicated Investment Portfolio strategies have been used by institutional investors like pension funds and insurance companies ...
  24. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  25. Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and some critics say, barely better than a rigged poker game.
  26. Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Learn how to protect your money from lawsuits, creditors and other judgment proceedings.
  27. The Ethics Of Investing

    The Ethics Of Investing

    The proper application of ethics to the world of investments is a highly subjective topic.
  28. Health problems caused me to take my RMD after the deadline. Can I appeal my case ...

    Health problems caused me to take my RMD after the deadline. Can I appeal my case ...

    When you missed your required minimum distribution (RMD), you should have sent in a letter of explanation and filed IRS Form ...
  29. Can I contribute to both a 401(k) and an IRA?

    Can I contribute to both a 401(k) and an IRA?

    If you contribute to your 401(k) account, you may still contribute to a Roth IRA and/or a Traditional IRA; however, your ...
  30. Growth Investing

    Growth Investing

    Growth investing is a strategy where an investor seeks out companies demonstrating signs of high earnings that are well above ...
  31. Hostile Takeover

    Hostile Takeover

    A hostile takeovers is an unfriendly acquisition attempt by a company or raider that is strongly resisted by the management ...
  32. Interest Rates: Nominal and Real

    Interest Rates: Nominal and Real

    An interest rate is the cost of borrowing money, expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. Interest rates are the primary ...
  33. Common Size Balance Sheet

    Common Size Balance Sheet

    Investopedia explains: A common size balance sheet is a valuable tool for tracking and analyzing the changes and performance ...
  34. Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    This type of insurance is a policy taken out on you by your company. Read on to find what it's all about.
  35. The History Of Insurance

    The History Of Insurance

    The first written policy appeared in Hammurabi's Code. Find out how it evolved from there.
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    Patience Is A Trader's Virtue

    Waiting may be the biggest key to reeling in that trophy investment.
  37. Moving Retirement Plan Assets: How To Avoid Mistakes

    Moving Retirement Plan Assets: How To Avoid Mistakes

    Sometimes things go wrong in a simple transfer of funds. Make sure you know how to avoid penalties.
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    Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
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    6 Dangerous Moves For First-Time Investors

    It's easy for people to invest nowadays, but there are risks. These mistakes could take you out of the market when you've ...
  40. Immediate Annuities: More Income and Lower Taxes

    Immediate Annuities: More Income and Lower Taxes

    These instruments may shed their bad rap to bring you a hefty tax break.
  41. Relationship Money Matters

    Relationship Money Matters

    Whether married, single or somewhere in between, you'll face unique financial challenges.
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    How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever

    Despite tough odds, Gen Y has time to build a strong future with more control over their lives than earlier generations. ...
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    Tales From The Trenches: Location Is Everything

    When a candle pattern re-occurs near a moving average, it may indicate future support or resistance.
  44. If a company undergoes an acquisition can an employee withdraw 401(k) funds tax free?

    If a company undergoes an acquisition can an employee withdraw 401(k) funds tax free?

    Although the participant may be eligible to withdraw the funds if a plan is terminated as a result of an acquisition or other ...
  45. I have a small business (LLC), which I operate part-time. I also work full time for ...

    I have a small business (LLC), which I operate part-time. I also work full time for ...

    As long as you have no ownership in the company for which you work full-time and the only relationship you have with the ...
  46. How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

    How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

    Fundamental analysis is the method of analyzing companies based on factors that affect their intrinsic value. There are two ...
  47. Are the distribution rules for 401(k) and 403(b) plans the same as those for IRA ...

    Are the distribution rules for 401(k) and 403(b) plans the same as those for IRA ...

    The distributions are different for IRAs, qualified plans and 403(b) plans.For IRAs, qualified plans (such as 401(k), money ...
  48. Can 529 plans be used to transfer wealth to other family members if the original ...

    Can 529 plans be used to transfer wealth to other family members if the original ...

    Yes, the 529 plan (also known as a "qualified tuition program") allows you to distribute and roll over funds from one 529 ...
  49. My spouse has little/no income. Can I contribute to my spouse's IRA?

    My spouse has little/no income. Can I contribute to my spouse's IRA?

    Yes. You may make a Traditional IRA contribution to your spouse's Traditional IRA because you have eligible compensation.There ...
  50. Can a simplified employee pension (SEP) IRA be converted to a Roth IRA in the same ...

    Can a simplified employee pension (SEP) IRA be converted to a Roth IRA in the same ...

    Yes. An SEP IRA can be converted to a Roth IRA.As you may know, an SEP IRA is just a Traditional IRA that receives employer ...
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