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  1. What is the difference between residual income and passive income?

    Learn how passive income helps pay the bills with little work involved. Determine how residual income affects your ability ...
  2. Is there a difference between capital gains and dividend income?

    Selling something for a profits leads to capital gains. A payment made by a corporations to stockholders is a dividend. Both ...
  3. What is the difference between capital gains and investment income?

    Learn about the difference between capital gains and other types of investment income, such as dividends paid on stock or ...
  4. What are some ways to increase your disposable income?

    Learn what disposable income is and how you can increase your disposable income by working a second job, starting a small ...
  5. 341 Meeting

    The meeting of creditors that occurs when an individual files chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  6. How Government Budgetary Decisions Impact the Public Sector

    Issues facing the public sector are not unlike some issues facing America’s oldest and largest companies, but with larger ...
  7. Who benefits the most from prepaid expenses?

    Learn who benefits most when expenses are prepaid. Individuals and businesses often make payments, such as rent or insurance, ...
  8. What is the difference between dividends and capital gains?

    Read about some of the differences between dividends and capital gains, the two primary ways of accumulating wealth through ...
  9. How will bankruptcy affect my ability to get credit in the future?

    Learn how filing bankruptcy affects your ability to obtain credit in the future, and find out how long a bankruptcy stays ...
  10. What are some examples of a debt management plan (DMP)?

    Learn about some of the different types of debt management plans, and what you should look for when you evaluate a credit ...
  11. What are some examples of debts that I can consolidate?

    Read about different kinds of debts than can be combined into a consolidation loan, including unsecured debts, secured debts ...
  12. How do I file a proof of claim against someone who has filed bankruptcy?

    Find out how to file a proof of claim as a creditor when someone who owes you money submits a bankruptcy petition, halting ...
  13. How do I find a good personal bankruptcy lawyer?

    Read how to find a good personal bankruptcy lawyer, and learn how much you can expect to pay for services if you are considering ...
  14. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  15. What debts can I discharge when filing for bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of debt can be discharged through a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and which debts require an ...
  16. What debt cannot be discharged when filing for bankruptcy?

    See what kinds of debts cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy and which debts are very difficult to discharge unless ...
  17. What property / belongings can I keep after filing bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of property you can keep after filing bankruptcy by listing them as exempt from normal liquidation proceedings.
  18. How are my cosigners affected if I file bankruptcy?

    Learn how cosigners and guarantors are affected by bankruptcy filings and how cosigner treatment changes based on the type ...
  19. How are fringe benefits calculated?

    Discover how employers can account for and calculate fringe benefits, including benefits that may not have an obvious dollar ...
  20. Are fringe benefits deductible for the employer?

    Learn how the IRS treats the taxation of fringe benefits provided by an employer to employees, contractors, partners and ...
  21. How do I get information about my bankruptcy case?

    Learn about different places to search when seeking information about an individual's bankruptcy. Learn about Public Access ...
  22. Does bankruptcy information go on the public record?

    Learn about the public record and whether or not bankruptcy documents are included. Explore situations where certain bankruptcy ...
  23. Can I erase my student loans by filing for bankruptcy?

    Discharging student loans by filing for bankruptcy is highly unlikely, unless an undue financial hardship can be proven, ...
  24. When To Declare Bankruptcy

    When is bankruptcy the best or only route– and when is it better to look at alternative solutions? And should you always ...
  25. The Other Personal Bankruptcy Option: Chapter 13

    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, filers develop a plan to repay all or part of their "past due" debt. Any allowable debt left ...
  26. 9 Ways To Go Bankrupt

    It may seem obvious, anyone who continuously spends more than they are making will be facing bankruptcy in no time. But there ...
  27. Can 529 plans be used to transfer wealth to other family members if the original beneficiary does not use the money?

    Yes, the 529 plan (also known as a "qualified tuition program") allows you to distribute and roll over funds from one 529 ...
  28. 529 Risks to Take (Or Not)

    Six risks to take into consideration when you're managing the 529 plan that lets you put away tax-advantaged money to help ...
  29. Top Companies That Manage 529 Plans

    Planning to open a 529 plan? Check out our roundup of top-rated providers and what makes them special. Then see what works ...
  30. Choosing The Right 529 Education Savings Plan

    Before you fund one of these education-savings vehicles, be sure you know their differences.
  31. Bankruptcy Protection For Your Accounts

    Will the plan assets you've worked hard for be safe if you experience a personal financial crisis?
  32. 5 Horrific Things That Can Haunt Your Finances

    Check out a few of the scariest financial disasters and find out what you can do to protect yourself.
  33. Debt Consolidation: When It Helps, When It Doesn't

    Here's the smart way to use a debt consolidation to get your financial life back on track
  34. 3 Financial Tasks We Think Are Harder Than They Really Are

    Use these three tips to help put your financial situation into perspective. It turns out, organizing your finances isn't ...
  35. The Smith Maneuver: A Canadian Mortgage Tax-Deductible Plan

    Canadian mortgages aren’t tax-deductible like the U.S.-based mortgages, but there's a way around this hurdle.
  36. Bankruptcy

    Learn what happens when an individual or an organization files for bankruptcy.
  37. Budgeting As A Single Parent

    Here are some tips to help single parents raise their kids on a more comfortable budget.
  38. Protect Your Personal Assets

    A family limited partnership (FLP) can go a long way toward securing your family's property.
  39. A Lifeline For Those Drowning In Debt

    Don't wait to be saved, find out where the lifesaving devices are and hang on tight!
  40. How To Survive Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. You can survive it and come out on the other side more financially solid.
  41. 6 Ways To Keep Aggressive Debt Collectors At Bay

    Get an upper hand on debt collectors by knowing your rights and using these tips.
  42. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  43. Why Athletes Go Broke

    We look at famous athletes that went bust, and see what we can learn from their mistakes.
  44. Understanding Basis Points

    Learn more about this frequently stated measure of stock performance.
  45. How To Pick Your Investment Style

    Find out what an investing style is and how to figure out which one suits you.
  46. 4 Ways To Invest In Oil

    Many investors are looking for a way to invest in oil. Find out how you can buy into black gold.
  47. 5 Myths About Personal Bankruptcy

    There are some persistent myths that hover over the process of bankruptcy that are either half-truths or completely false.
  48. How To Survive A Bankruptcy Filing

    Learn how to make filing for bankruptcy less painful so you can successfully rebuild your financial life.
  49. Debt Collector

    A company or agency that is in the business of recovering money that is owed on delinquent accounts. Many debt collectors ...
  50. Tax Avoidance Vs. Tax Evasion

    Evading taxes is illegal, but avoiding paying unnecessary tax is one of the keys to building wealth.
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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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