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  1. Valeant Shares Plunge Amid Criminal Probe (VRX)

    Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation to determine whether Valeant defrauded insurers.
  2. Here’s Why You May Be Blocked From HSAs Next Year

    A health savings account can help you save for medical expenses, but starting in 2017 it may be harder to get if your insurance ...
  3. Is Life Insurance Through Work Enough?

    Covering the needs of the ones you would leave behind is not easy. But efforts to secure a life insurance policy outside ...
  4. How the Long-Term Care Insurance World Is Changing

    The long-term care insurance market is continually changing and prices routinely go up. This is an overview of what to expect ...
  5. Public Company

    A company that has issued securities through an initial public offering (IPO) and is traded on at least one stock exchange ...
  6. Private Equity

    Private Equity is equity capital that is not quoted on a public exchange. Private equity consists of investors and funds ...
  7. Greenshoe Option

    A provision contained in an underwriting agreement that gives the underwriter the right to sell investors more shares than ...
  8. Lock-Up Period

    Window of time in which investors of a hedge fund or other closely-held investment vehicle are not allowed to redeem or sell ...
  9. Oversubscribed

    A situation in which the demand for an initial public offering (IPO) of securities exceeds the total number of shares issued. ...
  10. How to Fund Your HSA with IRA Dollars

    From a retirement planning perspective, a free lunch can refer to the relatively unknown one-time IRA to HSA transfer.
  11. What Is the Best Age to Get Life Insurance?

    Learn about the optimal time for purchasing personal life insurance and why delaying the buying decision may have costly ...
  12. The Importance Of Life Insurance For Women

    Life insurance can be an valuable tool for women as it is helps with the transfer of wealth and securing a better financial ...
  13. American Express Earnings on Tap: What to Expect? (AXP, COST)

    The company appears to have put the worst behind it, but what will drive growth in the quarters and years ahead?
  14. 7 Habits That Can Lead to Future Wealth

    Getting rich is like getting fit. To achieve your goals, you must develop healthy long term habits. Here are 7 habits that ...
  15. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Understand five specific mistakes to avoid when buying a new home.
  16. Bank of America Levels to Watch After Earnings (BAC, JPM)

    Bank of America could make incremental technical progress after a strong earnings report while a weak confessional is unlikely ...
  17. Wells Fargo Earnings Coming up: What to Expect (WFC)

    Wall Street expects the money-center bank to deliver a year-over-year decline in profits, but a rise in revenue.
  18. Citigroup Stock Declines Ahead of Q2 Earnings (C)

    Wall Street expects the money-center bank to deliver year-over-year declines in both revenue and profits.
  19. Wells-Fargo Price Levels to Watch After Earnings (WFC)

    Wells-Fargo could gain ground after a weak earnings report on Friday due to excessively negative sentiment.
  20. Mistakes to Avoid When You Own Life Insurance

    How to avoid some common mistakes that can cause tax and inheritance problems when you own life insurance.
  21. Is Travel Insurance a Good Idea?

    Is travel insurance a good idea for your next vacation? This is a look at what policies may or may not cover and when it ...
  22. Follow-On Offering

    An issue of shares of stock that comes after a company has already issued an initial public offering (IPO). A follow-on offering ...
  23. Pre-IPO Placement

    When a portion of an initial public offering (IPO) is placed with private investors right before the IPO is scheduled to ...
  24. IPO Lock-Up

    A contractual caveat referring to a period of time after a company has initially gone public, usually between 90 to 180 days. ...
  25. Underpricing

    The pricing of an initial public offering (IPO) below its market value. When the offer price is lower than the price of the ...
  26. Financial Planning Tips for Infertility Treatments

    Infertility treatments can help couples realize their dreams—at a cost. Luckily, these five tips may reduce the price tag ...
  27. Auto Loans Surpass $1T Mark, Registration at All-Time High

    New vehicle registrations have hit a record high in the U.S. So have automotive loans.
  28. How to Protect Family Finances When a Child Makes a Mistake

    Here is how you can best protect your child, yourself and your finances when an emergency occurs.
  29. Bank of America Stock Seen Climbing 20% (BAC)

    Mark DeVaul, a portfolio manager, told Barron's that Bank of America has a number of long-term positives, including "an unusually ...
  30. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

    Learn how the financial crisis impacted the U.S. and global banking sectors both immediately and with far reaching long-term ...
  31. Payback Period

    The length of time required to recover the cost of an investment. The payback period of a given investment or project is ...
  32. Follow On Public Offer - FPO

    An issuing of shares to investors by a public company that is already listed on an exchange. An FPO is essentially a stock ...
  33. Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance - PITI

    The components of a mortgage payment. Principal is the money used to pay down the balance of the loan; interest is the charge ...
  34. Allotment

    During an IPO, this is the number of shares granted to each participating underwriting firm that they are permitted to sell. ...
  35. The Share Buyback Report: The Financial Sector

    Examine historical buyback data from the financial sector to determine which quarters and companies contributed the most ...
  36. Private Mortgage Insurance - PMI

    A policy provided by private mortgage insurers to protect lenders against loss if a borrower defaults. Most lenders require ...
  37. How to Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  38. The Top Tip for Financial Success: "Start Planning Early"

    The earlier you start planning and saving, the better your chances are of living the lifestyle you want.
  39. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets

    Learn why a substantial increase in Medicaid enrollment may impact state general obligation credit quality.
  40. Private Mortgage Insurance: Avoid It for These 6 Reasons

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  41. Two Short Sales in the Banking Sector (BAC, C)

    These two banks show major rejection at long-term resistance and could test their first quarter lows.
  42. American Academy Of Actuaries - AAA

    A group that provides analysis to aid in public policy creation, advances the status of the actuarial profession, and sets ...
  43. Health Care Sharing Ministries: Obamacare Alternative

    As health insurance costs under Obamacare rise, some consumers are turning to health care sharing ministries. Here's how ...
  44. The Debt Report: The Health Care Sector

    Discover how the health care industry's largest companies have greatly increased their debt exposure since the financial ...
  45. American Express Stock Rise on Q1 Beat (AXP)

    American Express , which issued 3 million new credit cards during the quarter, enjoyed higher income from interest and fees.
  46. Bank Rally Could Run Out of Steam (KBE, KRE)

    Banking funds have rallied into price levels that could trigger major reversals.
  47. How to Forecast Rite Aid's Revenue (RAD)

    Learn a framework for using key performance indicators as a way to forecast Rite Aid's revenue growth on both a quarterly ...
  48. Pros And Cons Of A Health Savings Account

    A health savings account offers a way to save while paying for healthcare expenses.
  49. Trade American Express on Both Sides (AXP, V)

    American Express may offer profits with short term long trades and long-term short sales.
  50. Bank of America Q1 Profit Falls 13% on Weak Trading (BAC)

    It wasn't a great quarter, but with Bank of America's expenses declined 6.4% to $14.8 billion, the transition towards a leaner ...
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    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.
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    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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