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  1. Critical Illness Insurance: Get Paid If You Get Sick

    This coverage will allow you to focus your attention on getting well, rather than getting by.
  2. Fatal Seduction Of The Municipal Bond Insurers

    Learn how a foray into CDOs and other exotic products ruined an industry's image.
  3. House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs

    Investors are now able to invest directly in real property, mortgages and other assets.
  4. CDIC Protects Canadians From Bank Failure

    Bank failures can happen in Canada, but many deposits are insured. Find out what's covered.
  5. Where are the testing centers for the Series 7 examination?

    Testing centers for the Series 7 and other FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), administered exams are located ...
  6. How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do capital improvements affect ...

    The 80% rule refers to the fact that most insurance companies will not fully cover the cost of damage to a house due to the ...
  7. What financial certifications or exams do I need to complete in order to qualify ...

    In general, most states require the successful completion of the Series 65 exam or both the Series 7 and Series 66 exams. ...
  8. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

    The first step to answering this question requires defining the term "private corporation". Many times, the term "private ...
  9. 4 Steps To Creating A Stellar Business Plan

    If you're going into business, you must have a plan. Find out how to put this important document together.
  10. What's the difference between a savings account and a Roth IRA?

    A savings account is an all-inclusive term , which includes IRAs and regular ( non-retirement) savings. A Roth IRA is a savings ...
  11. Asset Protection For The Business Owner

    Could incorporating your business help protect it? Find out here.
  12. Seek An Adventure In Venture Capital

    Make a career out of chasing down the "next big thing".
  13. Auction Rate Securities: Bidding On The Long Run

    These investments do better with a long-term horizon. Should you buy them before they're going, going, gone?
  14. Why You Shouldn't Let Your Partner Do The Books

    One person often deals with the finances in a relationship, but being ignorant has a cost.
  15. The Fuel That Fed The Subprime Meltdown

    Take a look at the factors that caused this market to flare up and burn out.
  16. What forms of ID are acceptable for admittance into the CFA examination room?

    CFA Institute indicates that an original driver's license, passport, government work permit, as well as military, citizen's ...
  17. What is a Ginnie Mae security?

    A Ginnie Mae, or Government National Mortgage Association security, functions similarly to the process of lending someone ...
  18. The Better Business Bureau's Tool Belt For Saving Cash

    The BBB is one resource to help you connect with the best product/service providers in your area.
  19. How do I find a testing facility in my area?

    Most internationally recognized certifications, such as the CFA®, have testing locations around the world. The following ...
  20. Which States do not require a Representative to write the Series 63 exam?

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), indicates ...
  21. What is the difference between a buy-side analyst and a sell-side analyst?

    The main difference between these two types of analysts is the type of firm that employs them and the people to whom they ...
  22. Procrastinator's Guide To Bill Payment

    Avoid punishing late fees and keep your credit score intact with these 10 tips.
  23. 10 Breakout Ideas For Small Businesses

    If your business has hit a wall, we've got the answer to break through and increase sales and earnings.
  24. How should I estimate my income from fixed sources like bonds, CDs and stocks?

    Once investors know the approximate due dates and yields of their holdings, they can do a few simple calculations in a spreadsheet ...
  25. I did not receive my Bachelor's degree in the United States. How can I determine ...

    CFA institute indicates that a Bachelor's degree is a level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program ...
  26. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

    The CFA Institute requires individuals to satisfy a number of steps to become CFA charterholders.The most widely known requirement ...
  27. What's the difference between casualty insurance and disability insurance?

    Casualty insurance is often called "property casualty insurance", and it provides insurance protection for your property ...
  28. Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for home buyers.
  29. Share The Wealth With Franchises

    Skip the first step and build off of someone else's successful business model.
  30. Examining A Career As An Auditor

    Stricter government regulations have put auditing professionals in demand.
  31. I'm a teacher. Which is better for me, a 401(k) or 403(b)? What is the difference? ...

    The first step is to check with your employer regarding any retirement plan(s) it provides for employees, as you can only ...
  32. 12 Ways To Shop Smarter

    The early bird may catch the worm, but in shopping, the worm will come to those who wait.
  33. Why should I bother creating a budget?

    Creating and using a budget is a valuable tool for all demographics; it's not just for those who need to closely monitor ...
  34. My company has three partners but plans to hire more this year. Would we be better ...

    It depends.The SBO-401(k) plan is suitable if the plan covers only the business owners - in this case, the partners in the ...
  35. The Marketing Director's Pitch

    Are your shoulder's wide enough to carry a company's reputation?
  36. Should Parents Pay For College?

    When federal student loan resources are exhausted, parents and students face tough decisions on how to pay.
  37. What is term insurance?

    Term insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides coverage for a certain period of time, or a specified "term" ...
  38. What is the difference between term and universal life insurance?

    Term life insurance is the most basic of insurance policies. It is nothing more than an insurance policy that provides protection ...
  39. What is the best way to budget for holiday and special event spending?

    Even though holidays and special events arrive sporadically throughout the year, you can still fight the costs associated ...
  40. I have just been laid off. Can I use my 401(k) for living expenses now and report ...

    Any amounts withdrawn from your 401(k) plan must be treated as ordinary income for the year the amount is distributed from ...
  41. If my employment with my current firm terminates relatively soon, do I have two years ...

    Yes. When your employment ends with the current firm, your registration with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ...
  42. 8 Reasons To Never Borrow From Your 401(k)

    Find out why dipping into your future savings can have serious consequences.
  43. Generational Marketing: Harvest The Whole Family Tree

    Attract new clients by tailoring your message to specific age groups.
  44. Can someone who is not yet of legal age open a brokerage account?

    An underage person cannot open a brokerage account on his or her own. However, it is possible for an underage person to have ...
  45. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  46. How To Break Up With Your Bank

    Whether you're moving or have just found a better no-fee plan, find out how to switch banks with ease.
  47. At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

    When placing a market order for a security through a broker, there will be a commission accompanying the service. The fee ...
  48. How is my credit score calculated?

    The credit score, commonly referred to as a FICO score, is a proprietary tool created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. This ...
  49. 10 Reasons Why Moving Might Not Make You Richer

    Find out why moving to a less expensive city may not reduce your expenses.
  50. What's the difference between pre-money and post-money?

    The short answer to the question is that they differ in timing of valuation. Both pre-money and post-money are valuation ...
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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.
  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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