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  1. The Biggest IPO Flops

    IPOs can be a great way to get in early, but these companies remind investors to be cautious when investing in new issues.
  2. Five Alternative Investments For Main Street

    FOX Business Network anchor Deirdre Bolton explains the alternative investments investors ask her about the most.
  3. America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

    Investopedia interviewed one of the co-founders of Liberty Teller, a start-up company that launched the U.S.'s first Bitcoin ATMs.
  4. Crowdfunding for equities? Fool's Gold

    Investopedia explains: The JOBS Act was intended to make it easier for small firms to raise capital and give small investors a chance to put bets on new companies. But the failure rate of new businesses is so high that it's unlikely anyone will make any money this way, and investors should stay away ...
  5. Inside National Payment Systems

    Investopedia explains: The global interconnection of U.S. payment systems makes commerical and financial transfers possible.
  6. New Taxes Under The Affordable Care Act

    Find out what you need to know about the 21 new tax changes linked to the ACA.
  7. New Mortgage Rules For 2014

    New mortgage rules are set to take place next year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will make lenders screen home loan applicants in greater detail.
  8. 10 Retailers With Incredibly Flexible Return Policies

    You may not always know what to buy for some people on you gift list, but at least you can make sure the gift is easy to return.
  9. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  10. Why Companies Stay Private

    Many private companies prefer to stay private and find alternate sources of capital. Find out what firms have to gain by eschewing the windfall from a flashy IPO.
  11. Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial jobs you can do from home.
  12. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ahead of the competition.
  13. 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 it lends out from the money it takes in as a deposit. The net interest margin (NIM), which most banks report quarterly, represents this spread, which is simply the difference ...
  14. Regression Basics For Business Analysis

    This tool is easy to use and can provide valuable information on financial analysis and forecasting. Find out how.
  15. Uncommon Jobs For Your Finance Degree

    Not everyone can land the glamour jobs, but the world of finance has a lot more to offer. Here are some uncommon jobs in finance that you might want to consider.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. How Summer Businesses Survive

    Seasonal businesses face particular challenges. Find out how they survive through the cold months.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. Private Equity A Trendsetter For Stocks

    In this article, we'll show you how private equity sets the trend for stocks everywhere.
  23. Introduction To Commercial Paper

    Commercial paper is a short-term instrument that can be a viable alternative for retail fixed-income investors looking for a better rate of return on their money.
  24. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Steps For Adding New Services To Your Finance Business

    Advisors who seek to add additional lines of business to their practices need to carefully consider all the factors involved.
  28. How To Keep Your Small Business Afloat During Hard Times

    If an economic storm has your business taking on water, we have some tips for bailing yourself out.
  29. Be A Financial Planner From Home

    Now may be a good time to explore the possibility of working as a finanical planner from your home.
  30. Can't Get A Bank Loan? Turn To Your Neighbor

    Peer-to-peer lending can be an inexpensive way to gain access to credit when banks are restricting lending -- but you need to understand the entire deal first before jumping in.
  31. How Line of Credit Works

    A line of credit is an arrangement where a bank offers a maximum loan amount that the borrower can draw upon at any time. The borrower – which can be an individual, business or government entity – has the flexibility to take out as much as they want, up to the maximum amount. Lines of ...
  32. The Economics Of Stay-At-Home Moms

    If an at-home mom was getting paid for all of the work she does, how much would she get?
  33. Financial Career Options For Professionals

    Find out if spreading your wings to try a new career will make you soar or fall flat.
  34. 7 Unconventional Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    Find out how your business can get the money it needs - even when the bank says "no".
  35. Should You Head Back To Business School?

    Find out if an MBA is necessary for you to reach your professional goals.
  36. Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job

    Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Find out how to set yourself apart from the pack and land the business career you've always wanted.
  37. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  38. Female Entrepreneurs Are Surpassing Their Male Counterparts

    The world of entrepreneurship is constantly changing; the last year has seen a significant shift in the performance of female entrepreneurs.
  39. Implementing A Small Business Social Media Strategy

    As social media continues to change the way people communicate, it has become an increasingly important tool for small businesses.
  40. Muriel Siebert: Female Finance Pioneer

    Muriel Siebert has blazed many paths for investors, but is especially relevant as the first woman to sit on the NYSE.
  41. Small Business: Speed Up Receivables To Avoid A Cash Crunch

    Waiting for customers to pay can be a losing game. Look to factoring for quicker cash.
  42. Build Your Small Business During Downswings

    Here we offer some cost-saving measures to strengthen your business even when the market is weak.
  43. In Small Business, Success Is Spelled With 5 "C"s

    Incorporating these steps will help your business thrive in a competitive market.
  44. Famous Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

    These famous quotes from some of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time can be used as inspiration for your entrepreneurial dreams.
  45. Best Social Media Tools For Your Small Business

    These social media tools can help keep your business competitive.
  46. How To Revitalize Your Small Business

    Try to revise existing strategies if your business is ailing or on a steady decline.
  47. Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  48. The Basics Of Financing A Business

    From debt financing to equity financing, there are numerous ways to fund a business startup. But which is the best?
  49. 6 Unlikely Internet Millionaires

    These Youtube stars and Internet bloggers used their skills to create online empires. The resulting success allowed them to become very wealthy.
  50. Grow Your Business With Business Incubators

    This article looks at business incubators and what they can do for you.
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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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