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  1. Why do credit card companies calculate revenue splits in terms of basis points?

    Discover how revenue splitting works and how credit card companies are able to utilize basis points in revenue splits to ...
  2. Key Home Upgrades That Make Or Break The Deal

    When making a home purchase, pay attention to key features of the home that either should meet a certain standard or should ...
  3. Before You Visit Your Tax Preparer: Do This

    The earlier you start preparing your tax records and documents, the more likely you are to have a smooth tax return experience ...
  4. Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. AmEx Platinum

    Chase Sapphire Preferred has many rewards and is much cheaper. Is American Express Platinum worth its premium price? That ...
  5. Find The Right Discount Rate Amid Post-2007 Risks

    OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, in a market in which there is more uncertainty and less ...
  6. What is the underwriter's job in a real estate transaction?

    Find out why the underwriter may be the most important person in your real estate transaction, and learn what information ...
  7. Why do high profiting sales mitigate credit risk?

    Learn more about credit risk in loaning to individuals and businesses. Understand how credit risk is determined and the impact ...
  8. What is the most effective way to write a successful budget?

    Learn the best way to create a successful budget. Learn how to cut unneeded expenses without impacting what you need for ...
  9. What is the use of having revolving credit if your credit score suffers for using ...

    Is revolving credit right for you? The benefits greatly outweigh the risk when used responsibly, but it also has the ability ...
  10. How to Challenge & Win A Credit Card Dispute

    Found an error on your credit card statement? Five strategies to persuade the card issuer to fix it in your favor.
  11. Review: Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard

    If you're looking for a rewards card and you have an average credit score, this one's worth investigating.
  12. Avoid Credit Card Rewards Devaluation At All Cost!

    If you don't know how to redeem your rewards points, we'll show you the easiest way to avoid rewards devaluation this year. ...
  13. When is an underwriting fee too high on a commercial loan?

    Learn about underwriting fees and when they're too high. If the underwriting fee exceeds 2% of the total loan size, the fee ...
  14. Why do bankers incur risk when underwriting?

    Learn why investment banks take on risk when underwriting. Explore examples of investment banks that have underwritten assets ...
  15. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  16. Funding A Startup When Bank Loans Aren't Possible

    There are alternative ways to fund your business start-up when it is not possible to secure a bank loan, but consider the ...
  17. Which Credit Cards Are Best In Europe?

    These cards avoid the main credit issues facing U.S. travelers to Europe – foreign transaction fees that make purchases more ...
  18. What country spends the most on education?

    Learn about the amounts that various developed nations spend on educating their young people compared to education spending ...
  19. What's a Commercial Bank?

    A commercial bank is a type of financial institution that accepts deposits, offers checking account services, makes business, ...
  20. Getting A Mortgage In Your 50s

    The financial considerations are different when you take out a mortgage in your 50s. Here's what you need to review as you ...
  21. Mortgage Guide For Thirty-Somethings

    Five things to consider before you sign on the dotted line for a mortgage.
  22. Review: Discover Credit Cards

    Discover it cards still offer generous rewards and no annual fee. But how generous depends on which card you end up with, ...
  23. How is venture capital different from other kinds of equity financing?

    Learn how venture capital equity financing differs from other funding options and what companies need to be aware of prior ...
  24. Review: Old Navy Credit Cards Costs & Benefits

    If Old Navy is your favorite store, here's the lowdown on its two credit cards. Interest rates are high, but rewards are ...
  25. Review: Banana Republic Cards' Costs & Benefits

    You get rewards for buying at any store in the Gap chain. Does that make one of the Banana Republic store cards worth adding ...
  26. How To Pick The Right Lender When Refinancing A Mortgage

    Refinancing your mortgage has never been easier with the range of lenders and access to information that are available to ...
  27. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  28. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  29. What's the difference between a letter of credit and a bank guarantee?

    Learn how letters of credit and bank guarantees differ, how they are used by banks and companies, and how buyers apply to ...
  30. Looking To Clear Up Your Credit Report?

    If you look at your credit report you might see any number of various items that are harmful to your credit score, but you ...
  31. How To Find A Job With Poor Credit?

    It's not legal for an employer to refuse to hire you for having bad credit, but he doesn't have to say that you weren't hired ...
  32. How do I find out my bank's bid-ask spread for currency conversions?

    Learn how to find your bank's bid-ask spreads for currency conversions, and understand why you should consider alternative ...
  33. Capital One Cards: VentureOne Vs. Venture Rewards

    Which Capital One rewards credit card offers the best deal for you?
  34. When is it necessary to get a letter of credit?

    Capitalize on assets and negate risks by using a letter of credit. Letters of credit are often requested for buying, selling ...
  35. Can entities other than banks issue letters of credit?

    Obtaining a letter of credit from a non-bank is legally acceptable according to the ICC, but companies tend to prefer to ...
  36. Credit Card Review: The Amazon.com Rewards Visa

    The rewards from
  37. What is the difference between APR and APY?

    Learn about the difference between the calculations for APR and APY. APY takes into account the number of times that the ...
  38. 5 Top Credit Karma Tools To Keep Your Credit High

    As if the free, no-strings credit checkup weren't enough, this site also gives you personalized feedback to make you a better ...
  39. Credit Card Review: Southwest Rapid Rewards Cards

    Do Southwest Airlines' free checked bags make one of their credit cards a good choice for you?
  40. Do lenders offer floating APRs?

    Learn about credit cards with floating, variable and fixed APRs. Explore introductory rates offered by two leading credit ...
  41. Why do some credit cards offer introductory APRs?

    Understand how introductory APRs from credit card companies can help or hurt your personal finances. Learn how to use these ...
  42. What loans do and don't have an APR?

    Learn about what annual percentage rates (APR) are and what they mean. Explore different fixed and variable APRs charge by ...
  43. Are APRs different in different countries?

    Learn about the term APR and how it is used in the United States and other countries. Explore why different lenders charge ...
  44. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  45. What is a bank's legal liability when issuing a letter of credit?

    Learn the responsibility of banks that issue letters of credit Letters of credits ensure payment on transactions between ...
  46. When are you legally required to get a letter of credit?

    Learn how exporters or importers who deal in international trade use letters of credit to ensure that transactions are safe, ...
  47. Best Credit Cards For 2015

    The best credit card for you depends on your financial goals. Our choices for the best cards in 4 different categories.
  48. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  49. How Bad Is My Credit Score?

    You've seen the number, but what does it mean? Here's how to assess your credit score and get to a better place if needed.
  50. Credit Card Review: The Target REDCard

    Target's credit cards provide direct discounts, charge no fees, and give a surprising education bonus to local schools. But ...
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