1. The Financial Fallout Of The DOMA Repeal For Same-Sex Couples

    The recent Supreme Court decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act has paved the way for same-sex couples to enjoy the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples.
  2. Why Companies Issue Bonds

    When companies need to raise money, issuing bonds is one way to do it. A bond functions like a loan between an investor and a corporation.
  3. How Exchange Risk Affects Foreign Bonds

    Investors include foreign bonds in their portfolios to take advantage of higher interest rates or yields, and to diversify their holdings. However, the higher return expected from investing in foreign bonds is accompanied by increased risk arising from adverse currency fluctuations, which can have a ...
  4. Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibility

    Being a fiduciary comes with a certain level of responsibility. These four steps will reduce your liability when managing other people's money.
  5. 5 Budget Tips For Your European Backpacking Trip

    In this article, we'll explore a few ways you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Europe without breaking the bank.
  6. The History Of The T-Bill Auction

    Learn how the U.S. found the perfect solution to its debt problems and ended up creating one of the largest markets in the world.
  7. How To Survive When Prices Double Every Day And A Half

    Hyperinflation can destroy your life savings in a matter of months or less. We’ve seen again and again throughout history…Germany in the 1920s, Hungary in the 1940s, Yugoslavia in the 1990s and Zimbabwe just a few short years ago. Hardest hit are seniors who generally don’t have many employment options ...
  8. Capital Losses and Tax

    Capital losses are never fun to incur, but they can reduce your taxable income. Knowing the rules for capital losses can help you maximize your deductions and make better choices about when to buy and sell securities or other investments.
  9. Investing In Stock Rights And Warrants

    Many companies choose to issue rights or warrants as an alternative means of generating capital to avoid dilution of existing share value.
  10. A Day In The Life Of A Real Estate Agent

    While every day is unique for a real estate agent, there are some activities that may be a typical part of an agent's day.
  11. 3 Financial Tasks We Think Are Harder Than They Really Are

    Use these three tips to help put your financial situation into perspective. It turns out, organizing your finances isn't nearly as hard as you thought.
  12. Trading GDP Like A Currency Trader

    Investors that understand and utilize the U.S. GDP report have a significant advantage over those that don't.
  13. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  14. Stock Rights Issue

    Rights are offers that allow existing stockholders to buy additional shares at a predetermined price, for a set time period. Usually, the number of shares the investor can purchase are in proportion to the amount of stock he or she already owns.
  15. The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial bank is anything but simple.
  16. Consumer Confidence: A Killer Statistic

    The consumer confidence is key to any market economy, so investors need to learn the measures and how to analyze them.
  17. All About Zero Coupon Bonds

    Zero-coupon bonds are bonds that do not make any interest payments (which investment professionals often refer to as the "coupon") until maturity. For investors, this means that if you make an investment today in a zero-coupon bond that matures in 20 years, you won't put a single penny worth of income ...
  18. Summer Money-Making Opportunities For Finance Students

    These earning methods enable students to generate additional income and provide actionable experience, without compromising their studies.
  19. What Is The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) And How Does It Work?

    Unless you are a government employee, you’ve likely never heard of the Federal Employees Retirement System, but if you work in the public sector or plan to in the near future, FERS is an acronym you will soon know well.
  20. A Peek Into Shareholder Meetings

    Shareholder meetings can be glamorous, exciting or controversial, but not particularly revelational. Here's a quick look at what to expect.
  21. No Finance Degree? No Problem! Top 10 Ways To Jumpstart A Career In Finance

    These tips should enable a non-financial graduate to substantially improve his or her chances of launching a career in finance.
  22. 5 Tips For Getting Your Bank Loan Approved

    Find out how to present the perfect, complete package for your lender and increase your chances of gettinga loan approved.
  23. Commuters' University: On-The-Road Learning

    Effectively using your commute time could place you miles ahead of your competition.
  24. 5 Easy Fixes For A High Summer Electric Bill

    These simple tips will help you save money this summer, so you can spend it on more exciting things than electricity.
  25. The Key To CFP Exam Success

    Up to 60 of the questions on this test are case studies. Are you up for the challenge?
  26. Giants of Finance: Charles Dow

    Find out how this financial visionary helped everyday people enter the world of finance.
  27. Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

    Keep the kids out of your hair and wallet by saving on summer camps, sports leagues, day trips and more.
  28. What You Need To Know About The Dow's 354-Point Plunge

    The Dow’s 354-point plunge Thursday was the worst drop since the presidential election. FOX Business Network stocks editor Elizabeth MacDonald weighs in below on what's behind the decline and what to expect when the market opens.
  29. Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating and Net Profits

    Rather than relying solely on net profit figures to evaluate a company's performance, seasoned investors will often look at gross profit and operating profit as well.
  30. Big Pharma Faces 'Pay For Delay' Lawsuits

    Unless you follow the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, it’s likely that you’ve never heard of pay to delay. Instead of planning to lose nearly all revenue once the drug goes off patent, the company owning the patent will pay generic manufacturers--often in the tens of millions of dollars, to delay ...
  31. Mutual Funds: Management Fees Vs. MER

    Having a clear understanding of the fees charged by a mutual fund is a significant component to making an informed investment decision. Often the management fee is used interchangeably with the MER by business publications and financial professionals, but the two are not the same.
  32. Capitalism

    Capitalism is an economic system in which the free market alone controls the production of goods and services. Its key features include open competition, the profit motive of producers and private ownership of property. Capitalism stands in direct contrast to government-controlled economies, where ...
  33. Is It Foolish To Strive For The American Dream?

    Even Jay Gatsby's stubborn optimism in The Great Gatsby would be hard pressed to believe that rags-to-riches stories are possible in today's economy. Find out why the ever-increasing wealth gap is eroding the original American Dream and how we need to redefine our expectations for prosperity.
  34. Banker's Acceptance 101

    A banker's acceptance, a common way of financing international trade activity, provides a relatively safe, short-term vehicle for investors. An acceptance is a negotiable time draft that a bank guarantees to pay at a predetermined date.
  35. Online MBA Programs: Study From Home And Succeed!

    The freedoms available with online MBA programs can outweigh the hardships. Find out if an online program is right for you.
  36. The Balance Of Trade

    The balance of trade is the difference between a country’s imports and exports. A trade deficit occurs when a country buys or imports more goods from other countries than it sells or exports. A trade surplus occurs when a country sells more than it buys from foreign markets.
  37. Real Estate Investing: Is Now the Time to Take Advantage of the Current Buyer’s Market? ...

    Even though Dennis Miller spent well over three decades writing books and teaching the subject of negotiations, some of the best lessons he learned on the subject came from luck.
  38. The Hidden Fees In 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  39. The Impact Of Currency Conversions

    Will a rising or falling dollar hurt you or your company? In this article we explore the impact of currency converisons on consumers, comanies, and countries.
  40. Follow The Herd In Trading The Capital Market

    If you have ever heard "the trend is your friend" and believed it, you may be a fan of herd instinct mentality. This is an environment where, just like with fashion, masses of people follow a pattern that the majority of people around them are following … sometimes for no sensible reason.
  41. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  42. 6 Volunteer Opportunities For Finance Professionals

    Here are six ways financial professionals can volunteer their expertise and possibly advance their careers along the way.
  43. Tariffs

    Tariffs, or customs duties, are taxes imposed on foreign goods and services. In addition to providing a country with additional revenue, tariffs offer protection to domestic producers. Imported items become more expensive, allowing businesses at home to become more competitive with their pricing.
  44. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC)

    Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality
  45. 4 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

    Whether you are looking to climb the corporate ladder or go it alone in the financial services sector, there are some extra steps you can take to reach for the top.
  46. How To Interpret Thursday's Supreme Court Ruling Involving Myriad

    Thursday's Supreme Court ruling is a blow to Myriad but investors haven't yet digested the ruling.
  47. How Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices, and learn how you can keep up.
  48. Find The Right School To Upgrade Your Skills

    Financial planners and professionals who wish to upgrade their skills in today's market have more options than ever.
  49. Executive MBA Programs: Managers Going Back To School

    If you're working in management and want to move forward in your career,this degree may give you the boost you're looking for.
  50. Basic Investment Objectives

    You might know about different asset types, but do you know how each type contributes to a particular goal?
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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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