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  1. Air Products and Chemicals: An Activist Investment Analysis (APD)

    Learn about the productive, and uncommonly friendly, activist investment made by Bill Ackman into Air Products and Chemicals.
  2. 5 Up and Coming Social Media Startups

    Although the days of Facebook's dominance aren't close to being over, here are some new creative platforms gaining traction ...
  3. Bespoke Post Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if Bespoke Post, the fast-growing, e-commerce subscription service for men's lifestyle and grooming products, is ...
  4. How To Make Sure Your Healthcare Costs Do Not Ruin Your Retirement

    The best proactive plan of action for a stable retirement is to understand medical costs, plan ahead, invest properly, and ...
  5. Clinton Vs. Sanders: Comparing Healthcare Proposals

    Find out the main differences in health care proposals presented by 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie ...
  6. 3 Small Steps to Maximize Your Investing Goals

    Instead of starting the New Year with ambitious resolutions, why not taking smaller manageable steps that can have a real ...
  7. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Costco Stock (COST)

    Read about some of the biggest risks of investing in Costco stock. Gain a better understanding of its business model before ...
  8. 3 Predictions for Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    Learn the top three predictions for Amazon in 2016 as the company comes off an exceptional year in terms of revenue and expands ...
  9. 7 Creative Ways to Save for an Early Retirement

    Take note of these out of the box steps you can take towards securing yourself an earlier, more comfortable retirement.
  10. Cash Value vs Term Life Insurance: Which is Best?

    The debate between cash value life insurance and term insurance plus an investment plan is an ongoing one. Here's a look ...
  11. 5 Reasons Alibaba's Earnings Disappointed in 2015 (BABA)

    Look at the reasons why Alibaba's earnings disappointed in 2015, including weak economic growth, the soft renminbi and allegations ...
  12. Are You Really an Entrepeneur? A Reality Check

    If you are going to be an entrepreneur, and you’re doing it on a shoestring, you’ll need more than a good idea. Here are ...
  13. How Safe Is Traveling in Thailand?

    Exercise the kinds of cautions that are necessary anywhere in the world. And then pay attention to these three particular ...
  14. Digital Nomads in the Modern Economy

    Digital nomads compose a growing portion of the modern economy.
  15. Chipotle Served with Criminal Probe

    Chipotle's beat muted expectations and got a clear bill from the CDC, but it now appears that an investigation into its E.coli ...
  16. Laws & Regulations To Know Before Changing the Name of Your Business

    Discover some of the most important steps you need to take after making a decision to change your legally established business ...
  17. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  18. Craft Coffee Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about one of the first and most flexible specialty-grade coffee subscription services on the market, a perfect ...
  19. The Top 5 Personal Finance Experts to Follow in 2016

    Here is a look at five money and investing experts who can help you reach your financial goals for 2016.
  20. The Top 5 Retail Penny Stocks for 2016 (TWMC, DXLG)

    Find out which retail stocks trade for less than $5 a share. Learn about bargains that can avoid bankruptcy and produce nice ...
  21. Clinton or Cruz: The President for Your Pocketbook

    Tuesday's Iowa caucuses kicked off presidential primary season and offered a couple of surprises.
  22. Advisors: Win Over Millennials with Insurance

    Millennials don’t have the same values and goals as previous generations. Here are some tips on how advisors can adapt to ...
  23. Saving $100 Now Is Better Than Saving $1,000 In 10 Years

    Learn why it is better to save $100 every year starting right now rather than $1,000 in 10 years, and find out the benefits ...
  24. Birch Box Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about the convenience of the subscription beauty box industry, and discover why the Birchbox company in particular ...
  25. A Day In The Life Of A Public Accountant

    Here's an inside look at the workdays of two experienced CPAs, to give you an idea of what it might be like to pursue a career ...
  26. A Day in the Life of a Public Accountant

    There’s no typical day in the life of a public accountant, but one accountant’s experience may shed some light on what the ...
  27. The Pros and Cons of Buying Vs. Building a Home

    Before you decide whether to buy or build a home, you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each scenario.
  28. Understanding Pre-Qualification Vs. Pre-Approval

    Contrary to popular belief, being pre-qualified for a mortgage doesn’t mean you’re pre-approved for a home loan.
  29. Getting Your (Insurance) House in Order

    From starting a family to retirement, insurance can play a role in taking care of financial needs. This piece looks at some ...
  30. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    The biggest cause of bankruptcy in the United States is medical expenses.
  31. Understanding Real Estate

    Real estate is an encompassing term that refers to land, the buildings on that land, and its natural resources, such as crops ...
  32. How to Become A Self-Taught Financial Expert

    Becoming a self-taught financial expert may not be as daunting of a task as it seems.
  33. What is a Franchise?

    In a franchise, the franchisee acquires access to the proprietary knowledge, processes and trademarks of an established business ...
  34. Financial Career Options For Professionals

    A career in finance can take a business professional down many different paths.
  35. The Basics of The Series 79 Exam

    Passing the Series 79 exam is usually necessary for anyone who wants to work in investment banking.
  36. Understanding the American Dream

    The American dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they’re born or into what class, can attain their own version ...
  37. 10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds

    The first step to getting your hedge fund career started is to be sure you really want to work for a hedge fund. If you do, ...
  38. 9 Tips for Handling Homeowners’ Associations

    Before you buy property in a community with an HOA, there are nine things you should do.
  39. 6 Reasons To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    Homebuyers who put less than 20% down will likely be forced to secure private mortgage insurance. Here are six reasons to ...
  40. Barbie's Body Wasn't the Problem (opinion)

    Barbie's body type wasn't what killed sales, argues Angela Travillian. Other factors were at play.
  41. Wal-Mart's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (WMT)

    Learn about the key drivers of Wal-Mart's profitability as the company is concluding its fourth quarter, which is the period ...
  42. Trump vs. Bloomberg: How They Compare

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?
  43. Jan. 31 is Sunday: Almost No Time to Duck Obamacare Penalty

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2016 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  44. Is Spirit Airlines a Real Threat to Southwest? (LUV,SAVE)

    Discover why the evolution of Southwest Airlines has decreased its impact on certain markets, and learn more about key financial ...
  45. From Shampoo to Soup, Unilever Has it Covered (UL)

    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.
  46. Is Term Life Insurance the Right Choice?

    Term life insurance is a policy with a limited coverage period.
  47. How Time Deposits Work

    A time deposit is an interest-bearing bank deposit that has a specific maturity date.
  48. Student Loan Forgiveness: A New Route

    DeVry (and other for-profit) students & grads, pay attention: An obscure direct-loan program reg could make it possible to ...
  49. How Penetration Pricing Works

    Penetration pricing unveils a new product or service at an initially low price to attract customers away from competitors.
  50. 4 Value Plays in the Retail Sector for H1 2016 (BBBY, WMT)

    Discover four value stocks of companies operating in the retail sector that can prove valuable investments for the second ...
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