1. To start trading futures, an investor selects the asset they want to trade, and makes an initial margin deposit with a broker.

    How to Trade Futures Contracts

    Futures is short for Futures Contracts, which are contracts between a buyer and seller of an asset who agree to exchange ...
  2. Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Find out what to do when your kid is ready for higher education, but you aren't.
  3. How The Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, how you buy and sell them.
  4. How To Appeal Your IRS Audit

    The auditor's review isn't always the last word. Many taxpayers who are audited can successfully appeal their audits and ...
  5. Millennials are coming into their own economically, so why are financial advisors still reluctant to give them the attention they deserve?

    Financial Advisors Need To Seek Out This Group NOW

    Millennials are coming into their own economically, so why are financial advisors still reluctant to give them the attention ...
  6. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  7. Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  8. The Truth About Real Estate Prices

    Historical housing price data suggests ongoing increases in housing prices, but these numbers don't tell the whole truth. ...
  9. Net worth is the amount by which assets exceed liabilities.

    What is Net Worth?

    Net worth is the amount by which assets exceed liabilities. Another way to say this is, it's the value of everything you ...
  10. Techniques and strategies to obtain the cheapest car insurance quotes when in college.

    Cheap Car Insurance For College Students

    6 ways to get the best car insurance quotes during those years when insurance companies rate you as a high-risk customer.
  11. A stop loss order is an order placed with a broker to sell a stock immediately.

    Stop Loss Order Strategy

    A stop loss order is an order placed with a broker to sell a stock immediately if it drops to a certain price. It's a common ...
  12. Explaining the logic behind filing 1099 forms and how the IRS uses them.

    The Purpose Of 1099 Forms

    The need for 1099 forms and why you must track the income reported on them. If you don't, the IRS will find it anyway and ...
  13. A breakdown of the different types of 1099 forms and their uses.

    Filling Out 1099 Forms

    There are many different 1099 forms for different types of non-employee compensation. We explain the differences among them, ...
  14. A money market account is an interest-bearing account that pays a higher interest rate.

    Money Market Accounts vs. Savings Accounts

    An interest-bearing account that pays a higher interest rate than a savings account and gives the account holder limited ...
  15. 5 Signs You Have No Money Management Skills

    If you’re worried about your money management skills, the tips below might help you figure out what you’re doing wrong and ...
  16. Online Banks: Lower Costs And Little Sacrifice

    For many, online banking has become a day-to-day routine. Still, there are some holdouts who refuse to accept the method. ...
  17. Introduction To Swing Trading

    This style, between day trading and trend trading, may be a good one for beginners to try.
  18. 1 in 5 Americans Are Working This Labor Day 2014

    Labor Day is supposed to offer beleaguered workers a day of reprieve from the daily grind. However, not everyone gets to ...
  19. A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  20. Tyler Winklevoss exclusive interview

    Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion

    The bull case for Bitcoin is often expressed as an estimate of the future value of all Bitcoins in circulation once it reaches ...
  21. Debunking the 80% Income Replacement Rule

    Take a look at the 80% rule, it suggests that pre-retirees create a savings plan that will replace 80% of their income when ...
  22. Top 8 Ways Companies Cook The Books

    Find out more about the fraudulent accounting methods some companies use to fool investors.
  23. How Banks Set Interest Rates On Your Loans

    On the face of it, figuring out how a bank makes money is a pretty straightforward affair. A bank earns a spread on the money ...
  24. Active or Passive? How to Blend Aspects of Both

    Investment fund strategies can broadly be divided into either active management or passive management.
  25. Questions For U.S. Stock ETF Bulls

    Most people are aware of the crash in 1929. Yet many may not be aware of the government stimulus in 1933 that helped the ...
  26. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  27. Percentage Price Oscillator is a solid indicator

    Use The Percentage Price Oscillator: The "Elegant Indicator" For Picking Stocks

    Technical analysis is basically an attempt to disprove the credo that "Past performance is not indicative of future results." ...
  28. Why Some Kids Never Leave The Nest

    Giving your children a free ride can be costly for both of you.
  29. There are many banks and institutions that offer student loans, but some are better than others. Here is a list of the top student loan providers.

    Top Student Loan Providers

    Many banks and institutions offer student loans, but some offer better deals than others. Read this list of top student loan ...
  30. Are you missing out on discounts for medical, entertainment and clothing costs?

    Discounts & Coupons You're Missing

    Are you missing out on discounts for medical, entertainment and clothing costs?
  31. An Analysis Of Social Security Benefits And Their Future

    Social Security is a significant driver of the US economy--as good a reason as any to make sure you understand it!
  32. How do you choose between market deposit accounts, CDs and traditional savings accounts?

    Get the Best Savings Interest Rates For You

    How do you choose between market deposit accounts, CDs and traditional savings accounts?
  33. Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Beat the tax man come April 15 by investing in a charity-friendly fund.
  34. Ssa.gov, the official website for the Social Security Administration, is full of helpful information but finding what you need in the long list of publications, forms and other web resources isn't always easy.

    Using The Social Security Website To Get Answers

    The Social Security website is full of useful information. To save you time, here's a guide – and links – to finding answers ...
  35. What factors would cause price changes in the controversial Iraqi dinar?

    What Would Have To Happen For The Iraqi Dinar To Become A Stable Investment?

    What factors would cause price changes in the controversial Iraqi dinar?
  36. Whether you're looking to move or just dreaming of a vacation, it's good to know what to expect before heading to a new city.

    Cost of Living in Top Cities Around the World

    Whether you're looking to move or just dreaming of a vacation, it's good to know what to expect before heading to a new city. ...
  37. Consolidation not only bundles your loans into fewer payments, it renegotiates the terms of the loan. Pay off your loans as soon as possible to gain the financial freedom you deserve.

    Time To Consolidate Your Student Loans?

    Use these strategies to decide whether consolidating your student loans makes sense for you – and what to do next if it does.
  38. An Introduction To The CMA Designation

    Learn what the Certified Management Accountant designation is, how to get it and what it can do for your accounting career.
  39. Top Job Search Mistakes For Finance Grads

    Looking to land your dream job? Skip the entry-level position by avoiding these common errors.
  40. Herding Tendencies Among Analysts

    Just like private investors, analysts are sometimes guilty of following the herd and failing to think independently.
  41. Do you know all the ways cost of living increases can affect your income?

    How the Cost of Living Affects Your Income

    Do you know all the ways cost of living increases can affect your income?
  42. Find out how cash value accumlates in a life insurance policy.

    How Cash Value Builds In A Life Insurance Policy

    If you have permanent life insurance, more of your insurance premium goes to cash value in the early years of your policy: ...
  43. Cash-value life insurance policies provide both a death benefit and the accumulation of cash value during the policyholder’s lifetime.

    6 Ways To Capture The Cash Value In Life Insurance

    If you die with cash value left in your life insurance policy, the money goes to the insurance company – not to your beneficiaries. ...
  44. Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces fit together?

    A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces ...
  45. Learn the best ways to save money when exchanging foreign currency.

    The Best Places To Exchange Currency

    Unexpected fees for changing currency can blow your foreign-travel budget. Follow these strategies to avoid them as much ...
  46. Turn Your Passion Into A Profitable Side Business

    Thinking about starting a business? Here's the first step to making a profit from a field you're passionate about.
  47. Consumers with poor credit scores were once locked out of the credit card game. But lenders are beginning to court those with low scores that were once deemed too risky to be offered a credit card.

    Credit Cards For People With Bad Credit

    Yes, you can get a credit card and start repairing your credit history. But brace yourself for low credit limits, sky-high ...
  48. Japan ETFs May Radiate To Further Weaken The Yen

    Shinzo Abe expressed a fierce determination to jump start Japan's economy through unconventional monetary policy measures.
  49. Banker Or Broker: Which Career Is Right For You?

    Bankers and stock brokers may share similar traits, but there are many differences between the two professions.
  50. 5 Things You Shouldn't Do During A Recession

    These tips can help you avoid financial risk, and are especially important during an economic slowdown.
  51. Finding The Trend With Aroon

    Don't be confused about whether a long-term trend will continue, stall or reverse.
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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