1. Defining Illegal Insider Trading

    The better you understand why insider trading can be criminal, the better you'll understand how the market works.
  2. Summer: Time For Teaching Your Kids About Money

    Use holiday time to teach your children about earning, saving and spending money.
  3. Tax Forms Every Investor Must Understand

    Recent legislation has added a few new items to the list of tax forms that taxpayers must use to report their investment income. Know which forms you will need to file your taxes this year.
  4. Freelancer Or Employer: Identifying Your Next Career Move

    Although the increasing accessibility of independent contracting has created job opportunities, it is important to remember that this method of working also has considerable disadvantages in comparison with traditional employment.
  5. The Basics Of The T-Bill

    The U.S. government has two primary methods of raising capital. One is by taxing individuals, businesses, trusts and estates; and the other is by issuing fixed-income securities that are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury.
  6. Is That Finance Internship Worth It?

    There are a lot facters to consider when pursuing a financial internshp. Here are some insights from several experts, to help you make some difficult decisions.
  7. Don't Take Dividends For Granted

    Companies have been paying dividends to their shareholders since the 1600s and have given investors good reason to hold onto their shares for long time periods. For many investors, dividends not only provide a steady stream of income, they reinforce the reasons they invested in those companies in the ...
  8. Should You Borrow Money To Make Investments?

    It's high time investors heed the yellow caution flags waving in front of their margin accounts. Much like the NASCAR driver who pumps his brakes to avoid disaster when he sees the caution flag, it's time for us to slow down.
  9. Investment Tax Basics For All Investors

    Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes even in your investments.
  10. Why Financial Advisors Need To Earn The CFP Mark

    The CFP designation is heavily favored by both the finanical and the mainstream media and offers a wealth of benefits for certificants.
  11. How To Match Your Savings Goal With Investments

    Sometimes beginning investors forget the trick to success when it comes to investing money: you need to match your future financial goals to the right kind of investment.
  12. Social Finance Careers: Creating A Better World

    A financial career can be used to do more than just bring in profits. Find out how to get a career with a more social objective.
  13. The Pioneers Of Financial Fraud

    These fraudsters were the first to commit fraud, participate in insider trading and manipulate stocks.
  14. How Summer Businesses Survive

    Seasonal businesses face particular challenges. Find out how they survive through the cold months.
  15. Get A Job In Compliance

    If you're a stickler for rules, this could be a promising career path for you.
  16. Investors: You Are Responsible For Your Investments

    Should you leave it all up to your broker or take the reins yourself? Striking a happy medium will provide the best returns.
  17. Scholarships And Grants For Future Financial Advisors

    Free money is available for aspiring financial advisors as the industry tries to attract more, younger people to the profession.
  18. 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.
  19. 7 Controversial Investing Theories

    We take a closer look at the theories that attempt to explain and influence the market.
  20. Will 2014 Mark The Return Of The CD?

    If bank rates follow the pattern that yields in the bond market have already begun to set, CD rates may be the first deposit rates to benefit from rising interest rates.
  21. Top Business And Finance Degrees For 2013

    The current crop of business students are picking in-demand majors with high salaries and flexible career paths.
  22. How To Play The OTC Pink Stocks

    The OTC Pink offers a variety of investment candidates including many good companies waiting to be discovered. Recently, the OTC Pink has worked hard to improve the service by tiering companies based on level and timeliness of information. This helps investors steer clear of the defunct and toxic companies ...
  23. Forces Behind Interest Rates

    Get a deeper understanding of the importance of interest rates and what makes them change.
  24. The Pros And Cons Of Pension Maximization

    Pension maximization can be an effective solution to the single versus joint life payout dilemma that many retirees face. But, there are several factors, such as tax and investment matters, that will decide if this strategy is right for you.
  25. Ethical Standards You Should Expect From Financial Advisors

    Professional ethics in the financial services profession can be confusing. Here are some ways to ensure you are getting the best out of your advisor.
  26. The Downward Spiral Of Trading Addiction

    Trading in the financial markets is stimulating, exciting and engrossing. But one can become addicted, just like with actual casino gambling or illegal drugs. Like any severe addiction, this can cost you your job, relationships and, of course, your financial resources.
  27. Learn The Lingo Of Private Equity Investing

    Because of the non-public nature of private equity, it can be difficult to the learn the lingo. We break it down here.
  28. 8 Clear-Cut Ways To Becoming A Better Saver

    These sure-fire budgeting tips will boost your savings quickly. The only trick is setting aside your excuses are getting started!
  29. The Importance Of Work Experience For Students

    Issues facing unemployed graduates stretch far beyond an ailing economy. Use your work experience during school to ensure a better career.
  30. How Long Will You Work When You Should Be Retired?

    Many retirees work during retirement, some by choice following a passion and others by necessity to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. Increasingly it’s the latter group that is growing faster. Preparing now, even if you are retired, by making the right investments and saving more than ...
  31. 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.
  32. Digging For Profitable Delistings

    Deregistration can provide opportunities for savvy investors. We'll show you how to cash in.
  33. The Benefits Of An Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree

    Accelerating your post-secondary education can save you major time and money.
  34. Understanding Off-Balance Sheet Financing

    For anyone who was invested in Enron, off-balance sheet (OBS) financing is a scary term. Off-balance sheet financing means a company does not include a liability on its balance sheet. It is an accounting term and impacts a company’s level of debt and liability.
  35. Warrants And Call Options

    Warrants and call options are securities that are quite similar in many respects, but they also have some notable differences. Both give the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy a common share directly from the company at a fixed price for a pre-defined time period.
  36. Quit Your Job To Trade Stocks?

    Ready to quit your day job and become a full-time trader? These tips will help you determine your area of expertise.
  37. How To Write An Effective Investment Banking Resume

    A persuasive resume can give you the edge you need in a competitive market.
  38. The Basics Of A 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Find out why.
  39. How To Be A Top Financial Advisor

    The best advisors love what they do for a living, but they also know what to do to get to the top. This shared advice can help you get there, as well.
  40. Retail Banking Vs. Corporate Banking

    Retail banking refers to the division of a bank that deals directly with retail customers. Also known as consumer banking or personal banking, retail banking is the visible face of banking to the general public. Corporate banking, also known as business banking, refers to the aspect of banking that deals ...
  41. 6 Tough Questions To Ask Before Retirement

    While the biggest factor in deciding when to retire is whether you still need or want to work, there are many other variables to consider to ensure a comfortable and secure life after work.
  42. An Introduction To CFDs

    The benefits of these securities abound, but high leverage also magnifies potential losses.
  43. Why Clients Fire Financial Advisors

    The reasons most clients fire their advisors are very simple and easy to address. Find out what you should be doing to keep your clients.
  44. Breaking Down The Geometric Mean

    Understanding portfolio performance, whether for a self-managed, discretionary portfolio or a non-discretionary portfolio, is vital to determining whether the portfolio strategy is working or needs to be amended. There are numerous ways to measure performance and determine if the strategy is successful.
  45. Using ETFs To Replace Your Expensive Mutual Funds

    Fees associated with many mutual funds looks small. Some are barely over 1% or even lower. But over time those fees erode the overall value of your portfolio. And even in the near term, as in the example used in this article, you could end up paying nearly 20% of your gains just for the privilege of ...
  46. How To Make $1 Million In Finance

    The best opportunities to maximize sheer earning power are in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds. Find out what it takes to succeed in these ultra-lucrative areas of finance.
  47. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group of hedge fund managers selected by Protégé. The bet officially started on January 1, 2008, and runs for a decade, ending on December 31, 2017.
  48. Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About New Student Loan Rates

    A new federal loan interest rate went into effect on Monday, doubling from the previous rate of 3.4% to 6.8%. Despite the hike, there's actually little cause for alarm for the majority of people with student loan debt.
  49. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse, and what central banks can do to help.
  50. Fiduciary Designations For Financial Advisors

    Attaining the AIF or AIFA could help both you and your clients enjoy a comfortable retirement.
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    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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