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  1. Explaining Credit Ratings

    A credit rating is a third-party assessment about the creditworthiness of an individual or entity.
  2. What Does Capital Intensive Mean?

    Capital intensive refers to a business or industry that requires a substantial amount of money or financial resources to ...
  3. What is a Subprime Mortgage?

    Subprime mortgages are offered to borrowers with low credit ratings, usually 600 or below.
  4. Understanding Product Differentiation

    Product differentiation is a marketing tool companies use to distinguish their products or services from the competition’s.
  5. Explaining Business-to-Consumer

    Business-to-consumer (BtoC or B2C) is a business model whereby a company sells its products directly to consumers.
  6. Should I Insure My Wedding Ring?

    It depends, in part, on the ring's value and your current insurance coverage. Here's a guide to making a decision that's ...
  7. 5 Things to Look for in a Private Banker

    When putting all your assets into one private banker basket, it pays to proceed with caution.
  8. How To Insure Your Wedding Ring

    Read on for everything you need to know to make sure this precious possession is covered against theft, damage, loss and ...
  9. Corporate Inversion: How It Works

    Large corporations are making all kinds of moves to decrease expenses and increase profits in an increasingly competitive ...
  10. Is My Health Insurance Good In Another State?

    Under ACA, is health care insurance something you can take with you state to state?
  11. Study Abroad: Budget For Brazil

    Interested in study, food and adventure in one of the fastest growing economies in the world? Check out what Brazil costs. ...
  12. How Advisors Can Help When a Service Member Dies

    Finances are probably last thing that survivors of our nation’s deceased service members want to deal with. Here's what advisors ...
  13. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  14. Do Oil Prices Affect The Auto Industry?

    Based on an understanding of complementary and substitute goods, the American auto industry is exhibiting expected effects ...
  15. How is maintenance of standard of living for survivors accomplished in estate planning?

    Understand what elements of an estate plan can assist in creating certainty for survivors that allows them to maintain their ...
  16. What types of liens are seen as good and which are bad for my credit?

    Understand what a lien is and what types of liens are most common for individuals, and learn which types of liens are good ...
  17. What is the difference between a silent partner and a general partner?

    Understand the difference between a person designated as a silent partner and a general partner under the partnership business ...
  18. How To Talk To Headhunters

    8 tips on forging a fruitful relationship with an executive recruiter.
  19. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  20. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  21. What are the typical requirements to qualify for closed end credit?

    Learn what closed-end credit is, and the various requirements that borrowers must meet in order to obtain a closed-end credit ...
  22. What is the difference between a correspondent bank and intermediary bank?

    Read about the differences between intermediary banks and correspondent banks, why their role is necessary, and where the ...
  23. What are the long-term effects of delinquent accounts?

    Find out more about loan delinquency, loan defaults and the long-term consequences of borrowers who are delinquent on their ...
  24. What is the difference between payment netting and close-out netting?

    Learn about the risk reduction practice of netting, and specifically the differences between payment netting and close-out ...
  25. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

    The advantages of MLPs outweigh the disadvantages, especially if you play your cards right.
  26. Pros and Cons of Master Limited Partnerships

    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  27. Why Advisors Should Seek Out Wealthy Workers

    The majority of "high-net-workers" thinks an advisor would add value, but few use them. Financial advisors should see this ...
  28. Are Annuities Right for You?

    Annuities are safe and often appealing, but IRAs and 401(k)s offer advantages that annuities typically can’t match, with ...
  29. What are the liabilities of a silent partner?

    Understand the position of a silent partner in a business, specifically how the liability of a silent partner is limited ...
  30. How was the American Dream impacted by the housing market collapse in 2008?

    Learn how the American Dream was impacted by the housing collapse in 2008. Due to the housing collapse, millions ended up ...
  31. Does Bernie Sanders Have A Chance?

    Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, announced his candidacy for president last May. Does Sanders have a ...
  32. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum

    If you're offered a coveted black card from AmEx, should you accept it?
  33. Should You Insure Your Wedding Dress?

    It can be money well spent that ensures your gown is ready for your big day. Plus, insurance covers a groom's and other attendants' ...
  34. What are the differences between a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified ...

    Understand the differences between a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner. Learn how each approaches ...
  35. How do I use the rule of 72 to estimate compounding periods?

    Find out how and why you can use the rule of 72 to approximate the amount of time it will take for an investment to double ...
  36. What is the best way to start to rebuild your credit after a bankruptcy?

    Find out some simple steps you can take to rebuild your credit score gradually after filing a bankruptcy, starting with a ...
  37. 3 Reasons To Get Umbrella Insurance

    A relatively small annual premium can buy you a lot of peace of mind. In today's litigious society, that's money well spent.
  38. Why Zynga Might Be the Most Undervalued Stock of 2015

    Learn why Zynga, despite having fallen off most investors' radar, might be the most undervalued stock for 2015 and a winning ...
  39. What are the similarities between product differentiation and product positioning?

    Learn how two marketing strategies, product differentiation and product positioning, are similar and work together to effectively ...
  40. What factors go into determining a business's shutdown point?

    Find out what a shutdown point is and what determines whether a business has reached their shutdown point, including multiproduct ...
  41. Why is product differentiation important in today's financial climate?

    Learn the importance of product differentiation and how businesses today are utilizing it to set themselves apart from the ...
  42. How much risk is associated with subprime mortgages?

    Discover the risks associated with subprime mortgages. Find out whether taking out a subprime mortgage on your home is really ...
  43. What are the major categories of financial risk for a company?

    Examine four major categories of financial risk for a business that represent potential problems that a company may have ...
  44. What is the difference between a possessory and a non-possessory lien?

    Gain a basic understanding of a possessory lien and a non-possessory lien, the key differences between the two structures ...
  45. What are the pros and cons of a business temporarily closing once a shutdown point ...

    Learn about the differences between a shutdown point and going out of business, why it might make sense to shut down, and ...
  46. What Exactly Do Project Managers Do?

    While supervision is one important part of the job, a lot more goes into project management than just watching everyone ...
  47. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  48. Those Who Retire Early Share These Traits

    Here's how people planning on retiring early prepare for what's ahead.
  49. 7 Industries Benefiting From Obamacare

    Though the medical industry fears government intrusion, certain sectors in healthcare will benefit from Obamacare in the ...
  50. Three Steps Elon Musk Took To Become Successful

    What steps did Elon Musk take to become the person he is today? We explore three steps that are accessible to all of us.
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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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