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  1. 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 ...
  2. Explaining Consumer Discretionary

    Consumer discretionary is a term from economics that refers to the sector of the economy that produces goods and services ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Explaining Aggregate Supply

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

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

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  7. The True Cost of Home Caregiving

    Caring for eldery family in-home might be unavoidable, but most caregivers don't realize the true cost of doing so.
  8. Whole Foods 365: The Economics of Discount Organic

    Whole Foods Market is expanding its brand to create a chain of discount natural food stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. ...
  9. 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.
  10. How Advisors Can Tackle the Big Wealth Transfer

    The massive wealth transfer from Baby Boomers to their heirs presents opportunity and challenges for advisors. Here's how ...
  11. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  12. Best Banks to Stash Your Million Dollars

    Get the richest perks and red carpet treatment for you and your money from these financial institutions.
  13. What does marginal utility tell us about consumer choice?

    Learn how marginal utility influences consumer choice under the law of diminishing marginal utility and consumer decisions ...
  14. Vice Can Be Nice: 4 Sin Stocks to Consider

    These four sin stocks are likely to be resilient during a bear market.
  15. 10 Jobs to Avoid Right Now

    These jobs may never recover to pre-recession highs, can easily be outsourced overseas or may disappear altogether as technology ...
  16. What Does Inferior Good Mean?

    The term “inferior good” does not describe a lack of quality, but rather, is an economic term used when discussing elasticity ...
  17. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  18. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  19. Will Jet.com Revolutionize Shopping?

    Jet.com has arrived and will look to steal market share from Amazon over the next several years. Will it be successful?
  20. Advisors: Broach this Topic with Grandparents

    Talking to older clients about financial planning for their grandchildren may help secure a new generation of clients.
  21. Why U.S. Consumers Aren’t Spending

    Despite continued improvement in the labor market and lower gasoline prices, consumers' activity remains soft: retail sales ...
  22. What are some common ways product differentiation is achieved?

    If you would like to differentiate your product from the rest, there are a few basic steps you need to follow.
  23. Hiring a Nanny? 20 Questions to Ask First

    How to find a caregiver who'll fit into your family – and which questions you can't ask.
  24. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence

    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  25. Is the Craft Beer Industry Driven by Millennials?

    Craft beer has become extremely popular among Millennials. Why the shift compared to past generations?
  26. What is Cohousing and How Does it Work?

    Originally a Danish concept from the 1960s, modern cohousing communities can be found in the U.S., England and China. But ...
  27. The Battle Between Apple Watch & Luxury Watches

    With prices starting at $10,000, will the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition threaten luxury watch brands like Rolex and Cartier? ...
  28. Successful Investors Don’t Just Set It & Forget It

    The most highly effective investors consistently take steps to adapt their investment plan in the face of changing markets ...
  29. How does the trust maker transfer funds into a revocable trust?

    Learn how revocable living trusts are established, how the trust maker transfers funds into the trust, and the advantages ...
  30. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

    Learn why the unemployment rate and Consumer Confidence Index are two of the best economic indicators when investing in the ...
  31. Millennials' Money Habits: How to Help

    Millennials gleaned much of their financial savings habits from their parents. Here's where they could use some help.
  32. Six Agencies to Find a Caregiver for Your Child

    Hiring a caregiver for your kids can be tough. Here's a cheat sheet on how and where to find your personal Mary Poppins. ...
  33. How do alimony and child support factor into my taxable income?

    Find out how child support and alimony are treated by the IRS and why alimony has a much greater impact on total tax burdens ...
  34. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  35. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

    Learn about original equipment manufacturers, what role they typically play in a finished product and their relationship ...
  36. How do changes in interest rates affect the spending habits in the economy?

    Examine the factors that typically determine how consumers react to interest rate changes in terms of increasing their levels ...
  37. What is the difference between an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and a VAR ...

    Understand what original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers are, and learn about the relationship between ...
  38. Is the retail sector also affected by seasonal factors?

    Find out how the retail industry is affected by seasonal patterns in consumer tastes, especially for companies that tailor ...
  39. What Drives The Price Of Chocolate?

    The price of chocolate is driven by many factors, and chocolate lovers need to understand what can impact our ability to ...
  40. Will Abercrombie & Fitch Ever Make a Comeback?

    A comeback seems possible for Abercrombie & Fitch, but can it afford the costs required to put it back on top?
  41. 8 Tips on Saving Money as a Student in Paris

    A strong dollar and French government policies designed to help students make it easier to survive on a tight budget.
  42. Pay Less for Financial Advice

    Here's a look at what you should pay for financial advice and investment management, what you should get for that price and ...
  43. 3 Things You Should Know About PayPal's IPO

    Read about what investors should consider before the PayPal IPO, including the company's strong revenue growth, business ...
  44. How much does seasonality affect the net sales figures of companies, such as retailers?

    Explore how retail sales and other businesses are affected by seasonality, with some examples of certain product sales that ...
  45. A Low Mortgage Bill May Not Be the Best Deal

    If you can't judge solely by payment amount, what's the best way to choose the most advantageous mortgage offer?
  46. Tesla Stock Too Expensive? Trade Tesla Options

    Tesla Motors is trading around $260 a share, making it too expensive for many investors. Options offer a low-cost way to ...
  47. Top Family-Friendly Companies to Work For

    Today's workplace is tough on women and families. One of the most important steps to changing that is paternity leave. A ...
  48. Can You Afford a Black Centurion Amex Card?

    It’s not just this cool card’s hefty initiation and annual fees, but also the amount you have to spend each year that should ...
  49. Using Your 529 Savings to Study Abroad

    With studying abroad no longer cheap, families may find that a 529 plan college-savings account can fund educational travel. ...
  50. All About The Gun Business In America

    A look at the controversial US gun industry, producers, and market share.
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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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