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  1. Can I use my IRA savings to start my own savings?

    Find out whether you can withdraw funds from your IRA to start a savings account, and why this is not the wisest use of your ...
  2. Is Japan an emerging market economy?

    Discover whether Japan is an emerging market economy. Emerging markets have high levels of risk and reward due to their growth ...
  3. 4 Mutual Funds to Consider If Interest Rates Rise

    Learn what mutual funds will perform best if interest rates rise. Interest rates can rise due to inflation or to an improving ...
  4. Do Natural Gas Prices Always Follow Oil Trends?

    Prices for oil and natural gas are highly correlated. But investors should be aware of different factors affecting the prices ...
  5. 10 Ways to Save Money at the Farmers' Market

    Strategic shopping can help your budget as well as your health.
  6. Understanding Switching Costs

    Consumers incur switching costs when they receive a monetary or other type of penalty for changing a supplier, brand or product.
  7. What’s Holding Back the U.S. Consumer

    Even as job growth has surged and gasoline prices have plunged, U.S. consumers are proving slow to respond and repair their ...
  8. 6 Ways to Save Money on Back-to-School Stuff

    Those school-supply lists just keep getting longer each year. Here's how to shop smart.
  9. Explaining Market Penetration

    Market penetration is the measure of how much a good or service is being used within a total potential market.
  10. Calculating the Marginal Rate of Substitution

    The marginal rate of substitution determines how much of one good a consumer will give up to obtain extra units of another ...
  11. The Best Stocks to Buy for Less than $10 before Year End

    Learn about the best stocks to buy under $10. These stocks are speculative but have considerable upside given their valuation ...
  12. 10 Companies That Yuppies Love

    Learn about 10 companies loved by the modern Yuppie, including how this demographic's impressive buying power has boosted ...
  13. Trader Joe's Stock Doesn’t Exist. Here’s Why

    Learn about Trader Joe's and how it operates. Understand why Trader Joe's has chosen not to be a public company and why it ...
  14. 6 Ways to Save Money on College Supplies

    Tuition and room and board are big expenses, yes, but the cost of textbooks and supplies can add up, too, unless you strategize.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 5 Cars That Will Save You Money in 2015

    Learn which cars will save you money in 2015, whether you are looking for a compact, mid-size or full-size car, or even a ...
  17. Is the Apple Watch a Real Threat to Fitbit?

    Examine the potential for marketplace competition between Fitbit and the Apple Watch in the rapidly growing consumer wearables ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Are Social Security payments included in the US GDP calculation?

    Understand how gross domestic product is calculated and whether or not transfer payments such as Social Security are included ...
  20. Why the Wealthy Shy Away from Inheritance Talk

    A recent survey of high-net-worth individuals shows that many avoid talking inheritance with children. Here are some ways ...
  21. How 'Honesty' Could Pay off for Jessica Alba

    Is it possible that Jessica Alba is one of the savviest businesswomen on the planet?
  22. What Are the Risks to Your Retirement Security?

    One of the biggest risks to your retirement security is something you may take for granted: your health, and more specifically, ...
  23. How to Shop for Home Insurance

    Tips for getting the best protection for your place and possessions.
  24. What Drives Ford's Profits? Not Just Cars

    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  25. Las Vegas to See Increased Demand for Gay Weddings

    Learn how several industries in Las Vegas, including wedding chapels, hotels, casinos and nightclubs, stand to gain from ...
  26. How soon should I start saving for retirement?

    Learn about the basics of retirement planning and the reasons why it is so advantageous for individuals to start saving for ...
  27. Sending Money: MoneyGram vs. Western Union

    Comparing the differences between the services – and the fees.
  28. 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 ...
  29. Top 3 Auto Industry ETFs

    Obtain information about some of the most popular exchange-traded funds investors utilize to get exposure to the automotive ...
  30. 3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from Inflation

    Discover three stocks to protect portfolios against inflation. The best companies to protect against inflation are those ...
  31. Top Financial Planning Issues for Older Parents

    Clients who have children later in life present an opportunity for advisors. Here are the key the financial planning issues ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. The 5 Most Expensive States for Child Care

    To get a better sense of how child care costs can fluctuate, here's a look at the costs of child care across the country. ...
  34. Understanding Forward Integration

    Forward integration happens when a business takes over functions that were originally performed by its partners farther down ...
  35. Should You Be a Bull or a Bear Right Now?

    Ask a bull: If the economy is truly improving, where's all the consumer spending?
  36. What’s Uber Worth?

    Value projections for Uber have been all over the map, but the most important projection doesn't come in the form of numbers.
  37. Should You Worry About the U.S Inflation rate?

    Understand how inflation is measured, how U.S. inflation compares to other countries, and if investors should be concerned ...
  38. How Groupon Makes Money

    Find out how Groupon makes money, including a rundown of how Groupon works and what benefits it provides to the businesses ...
  39. J.C. Penney: Identity Crisis or Buy Opportunity?

    With so many recent leadership changes, J.C. Penney might be suffering from an identity crisis. Here's why and what you need ...
  40. The Best Sports Car for Investors

    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  41. How Nike (NKE) Continues to 'Do It'

    Other than style, do sneakers from any maker really differ that much? That's debatable. But this is certain: Nike sets the ...
  42. Before You Buy a Home for Your Child: Read This

    It is certainly generous. It can even be advantageous to both of you. But beware of the pitfalls.
  43. Why Millennials Should Invest in a Roth IRA

    Saving for retirement is important, and it's important to start early. A Roth IRA is a great option for low-earners just ...
  44. Are Home Inspections Worth It? - Price vs. Value

    If you’re wondering whether home inspection is worth the investment, the following information will help you decide.
  45. What's a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)?

    A SKU, or bar code, is a unique identification code that retail and wholesale sellers use to track their inventory of products ...
  46. Explaining Consumer Discretionary

    Consumer discretionary is a term from economics that refers to the sector of the economy that produces goods and services ...
  47. How Does Cash-Value Life Insurance Work?

    Cash-value life insurance pays a beneficiary upon the death of the policyholder, and accumulates a cash value during the ...
  48. Explaining Aggregate Supply

    Aggregate supply is the total supply of goods and services an economy produces in a given time period.
  49. Inflation for Dummies

    Inflation may seem like a straightforward concept, but it is more complex than it appears. We examine its varieties and causes.
  50. How to Defray Long-Term Care Expenses

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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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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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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