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  1. The Best Life Insurance for Military Families

    Two of the most common types of life insurance are term and whole life. Here's why the latter isn't a good idea for most ...
  2. Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

    The the popularity of Health Savings Accounts is on the rise. Here's how they work.
  3. How to Keep Life Insurance Costs Down

    Curbing all costs and expenses is a priority for most people and buying life insurance is no different. Here's how to go ...
  4. Hurricane Insurance Deductible Fact Sheet

    If you're a homeowner with property in a high-risk hurricane area, you need to understand the special details of your hurricane ...
  5. How to Financially Prepare for a Hurricane

    Insurance isn't enough: How to ensure that you're ready financially for a natural disaster.
  6. Financial Planning Lessons from José Fernández's Untimely Death

    What financial planning lessons can be learned from the untimely passing of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández?
  7. Protecting Your Assets from Contingencies

    It really doesn't matter how well you've saved or invested if your assets aren't protected.
  8. The Real Reason Prescription Drug Prices Are So High

    Expensive drugs that don’t have affordable alternatives or generic equivalents are a serious concern today. So why are prescription ...
  9. Book Runner

    The main underwriter or lead manager in the issuance of new equity, debt or securities instruments. In investment banking, ...
  10. High Funeral Costs Up Med School Body Donations

    Funeral costs can be a strain on your loved ones. Donating your body to science is an increasingly popular way to avoid a ...
  11. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  12. How to Maximize Employee Benefits From the Start

    Taking the time to make proper selections within your employer-provided benefits package is crucial and could significantly ...
  13. New Parents: A Financial Planning Checklist

    There are many areas of personal finance to consider throughout the journey of parenthood. Here are a few to review with ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Public Company

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

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

    A provision contained in an underwriting agreement that gives the underwriter the right to sell investors more shares than ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Oversubscribed

    A situation in which the demand for an initial public offering (IPO) of securities exceeds the total number of shares issued. ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. Pre-IPO Placement

    When a portion of an initial public offering (IPO) is placed with private investors right before the IPO is scheduled to ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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. ...
  29. Underpricing

    The pricing of an initial public offering (IPO) below its market value. When the offer price is lower than the price of the ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. Payback Period

    The length of time required to recover the cost of an investment. The payback period of a given investment or project is ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Allotment

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

    Examine historical buyback data from the financial sector to determine which quarters and companies contributed the most ...
  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. Private Mortgage Insurance: Avoid It for These 6 Reasons

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Pros And Cons Of A Health Savings Account

    A health savings account offers a way to save while paying for healthcare expenses.
  45. Is Goldman Sachs' Fixed-Income Strategy Working? (GS, MS)

    Goldman has suffered average declines of 23% year over year in the FICC business in the past three quarters.
  46. Underwriter

    In the investment world, an underwriter is a company that helps corporations or other issuing bodies distribute their securities.
  47. Choose a Low Down Payment Program to Avoid PMI?

    When you can’t put down at least 20% on a mortgage, you usually have to have private mortgage insurance (PMI). But what about ...
  48. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, established in 1988, elevated the previous Veterans Administration to a Cabinet-level ...
  49. When and How to Insure Your Income

    What does it mean to insure your income? Here are a variety of ways to do it and some insights into when it might make sense ...
  50. Life Insurance Policies: How Payouts Work

    Life insurance provides peace of mind to policyholders and their loved ones.
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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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