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  1. Can Corporate Credit Cards Affect Your Credit?

    Corporate cards have a hidden downside. If the company fails to pay its bills, you could be liable for the amount and end ...
  2. Millennials Guide: Picking the Best Rewards Cards

    There are perks a-plenty on offer, but you have to find the right plastic for your lifestyle.
  3. Why would someone change their Social Security number?

    Learn the reasons a person might choose to change his Social Security number, including identity theft and abuse, and discover ...
  4. ETF Analysis: iShares US Real Estate

    Learn about the iShares US Real Estate fund, which holds shares of equity and nonequity real estate investment trusts incorporated ...
  5. Is it Time to (Finally) Push Kids Out of the Nest?

    Parents should make sure their kids realize their home is a launching pad not a landing spot, and advisors can help clients ...
  6. What Is The New Credit Card Chip Good For?

    Under current U.S. credit card requirements, credit card issuers are required to issue chip cards as of October 1, 2015. ...
  7. 5 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Points

    How to get the most bang for your rewards buck.
  8. How to Effectively Compare Credit Card Rewards

    There are so many different reward credit cards that are available. Understanding how each type work will help you pick the ...
  9. How to Avoid the Inheritance Nobody Wants: Debt

    With the biggest transfer of wealth underway, advisors need to ensure that clients don't also inherit debt.
  10. Can my IRA be used for college tuition?

    Find out how to use your IRA retirement savings to pay for your college tuition, including what institutions and expenses ...
  11. Your Credit Score: More Important Than You Know

    Credit scores affect key aspects of your personal and professional life. Knowing your score and managing your credit input ...
  12. Four Ways to Improve Education In America

    U.S. students place 27th in math and 20th in science out of 34 countries. The United States must reform its education system ...
  13. Joint Credit Cards: The Pros and Cons

    A joint credit card may sound like an easy way to split the bills, but make sure you know what you’re getting into first.
  14. Travel Tips: Avoid Exchange Rate Headaches

    How to avoid the most common issues and hassles raised by exchange rates while traveling abroad.
  15. A Look at the Cost and Tax Treatment of College

    Is there more we can do to improve the affordability of post-secondary education? We take a look at how students and colleges ...
  16. Why U.S. Credit Cards Are Getting a Chip and Pin

    With the introduction of EMV technology into U.S. credit cards, consumers should worry less about fraud and counterfeiting.
  17. Schedule Loan Repayments with Excel Formulas

    Calculate all the particulars of a loan using Excel, and set up a schedule of repayment for a mortgage or any other loan.
  18. When Getting a Rent-to-Own Car Makes Sense

    If your credit is bad, rent-to-own may be a better way to purchase a car than taking out a subprime loan – or it may not ...
  19. What Qualifies as a Nonperforming Asset?

    A nonperforming asset is a loan made by a financial institution to a borrower who has failed to make any scheduled payments ...
  20. What Does a Merchant Bank Do?

    A merchant bank is a financial institution that performs underwriting, loan services, financial advising and fund raising ...
  21. How Does a Lease Work?

    A lease is an agreement between two parties where the lessor owns property that it allows the lessee to use pursuant to terms ...
  22. Fixing Your Credit Score: A Do It Yourself Guide

    Following these five steps can go a long way toward repairing a low score.
  23. Best Ways to Exchange Currency

    How to avoid fees and get the best deal for your dollar.
  24. 10 Ways to Manage Student Loan Debt

    How to manage those pesky payments as you embark on adult life.
  25. Co-signing a Loan? Make Sure You Know The Risks

    Contractually, co-signers are just as responsible for the loan as the person actually borrowing the money. Be careful not ...
  26. Should You Increase Your Credit Card Limit?

    What if you took out a new credit card and the issuing company started you off with a fairly low credit limit that hasn't ...
  27. The 3 Biggest Canadian Banks

    Examine some of the largest banks in Canada, which also rank among the largest and most important banks in the industry worldwide.
  28. The 4 Biggest Chinese Banks

    Learn how the Chinese banking system is operated and managed, and get information about the top four largest banks in the ...
  29. Avoiding Red Flags with Online Mortgage Lenders

    Using an online mortgage lender can be convenient, but how do you know you can trust one? Follow these tips to make sure ...
  30. Using Your Credit Card To Rebuild Credit

    Responsibly using credit cards is one of the best ways to rebuild a poor credit rating.
  31. Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities: Safe or Subprime?

    Similar to the mortgage-backed securities that caused the 2008 recession, student loan asset-backed securities could lead ...
  32. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house?

    Find out how you may be able to use your 401(k) retirement savings to finance the purchase of a house, including the basics ...
  33. How To Boost Your Credit Score To Save Thousands

    One of the first steps you should follow before buying a home is to boost your credit score. And how do you do that? Here, ...
  34. 5 Ways to Up Your Chance of Getting a Mortgage

    Tips and ways to improve your chances of getting a mortgage.
  35. Comparing Reverse Mortgages vs. Forward Mortgages

    Which one a homeowner chooses depends on where you are at this point in your life, personally and financially.
  36. Can I use my 401(k) as a collateral for a loan?

    Understand more about how 401(k) accounts work, and learn whether it is possible to use a 401(k) account as collateral for ...
  37. How can I take a loan from my 401(k)?

    Learn how you can take a loan from your 401(k) plan with your current employer, and understand the benefits and drawbacks ...
  38. The Rules for Getting an FHA Reverse Mortgage

    A reverse mortgage can make it affordable for you to live in your home for the rest of your life. But make sure you know ...
  39. The 5 Reasons Why RadioShack Went Out of Business

    Learn five reasons why RadioShack went bankrupt: store concentration, online competition, product concentration, management ...
  40. 5 Mortgage Loans You Didn't Know About

    These lesser known mortgage loans are often overlooked by potential home buyers.
  41. 3 Reasons Your 401(k) Is Not Enough for Retirement

    Learn the basic structure of a 401(k), and a number of reasons why it may not be substantial enough to secure an individual's ...
  42. Real Estate Investing in a High-Interest-Rate Environment

    Learn how private real estate investing and public real estate investing (or investing in REITs) is affected by a high-interest ...
  43. Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

    Your score is critical in determining not only whether you'll secure a loan for a home, but also what interest rate you will ...
  44. Getting Your Credit Score from a Bank

    That all-important, once-secret number is now easy to obtain from financial institutions and credit card companies.
  45. Scholar vs. Entrepreneur: What's Your Calling?

    You don't need a bachelor's degree to launch your own company. But which path — school or entrepreneurship — offers a better ...
  46. 5 Ways to Up Your Credit Score in 90 days or Less

    Getting that credit report glowing again may be easier than you think. Read on for some quick fixes.
  47. Websites That Give Your True Credit Score for Free

    A few websites do provide your true credit score – or something very close to it. Here's where to find them.
  48. What's an Irrevocable Letter of Credit?

    An irrevocable letter of credit (ILOC) is a financing vehicle used to facilitate commerce between two parties who are not ...
  49. Can You Hit The Highest Credit Score?

    Yes – it's doable. But the real question is, does it matter?
  50. Credit Score vs. Credit Report: Which Is Better?

    They sound alike, but can serve very different ends.
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