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  1. How To Choose Between Bronze, Silver, Gold And Platinum Health Insurance Plans

    Here, we explain the different coverage levels within the new Health Insurance Marketplace and help you choose among the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum health insurance plans.
  2. How To Manage Lifestyle Inflation

    Learn how to manage your finances so that making extra money actually equates to getting ahead.
  3. A Day In The Life Of An Economist

    We've interviewed three economists with very different job descriptions to give you an idea of the many possibilities this career choice offers.
  4. How Analyzing Economic Trends Will Help You Save Money

    It may seem like a tactic for active traders, but following economic trends can help you to save and make money.
  5. How To Keep Costs Low When Refinancing Your Home

    With interest rates still being relatively low, now is a great time to capitalize on refinancing your home. Be aware of what fees are involved in a refinance, and how to keep these costs low.
  6. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  7. 5 Things You Should Know About The New Health Insurance Marketplace

    Here are five things you should know about the new Health Insurance Marketplace (AKA Health Insurance Exchange), which launches on October 1.
  8. A Day In The Life Of An Auditor

    If you like the idea of examining and attesting to a company's financial performance for a living, a career in auditing might be right for you.
  9. 5 Money Moves To Make In September

    From a financial perspective, September is a great time for a quick reboot of your financial mind-set.
  10. Should You Offer Alternative Investments?

    Find out what problems arise for financial representatives when they start to diversify their client offerings.
  11. A Day In The Life Of An Actuary

    We take a look at the typical workday of three actuaries who work for different types of companies and who are at different stages in their careers.
  12. How To Properly Research For The Best Mortgage Rate

    You’ve probably been told to shop around for the best rate, but what exactly does that entail? Find out how to ensure you're getting the best possible rate on your mortgage.
  13. How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are taking a laser-like focus on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the following "must-have" attributes to the negotiation table.
  14. 4 Credit Card Rewards Gimmicks Revealed

    Credit card rewards programs are everywhere, but some are more rewarding than others. Learn to spot the "rewards" that can leave you feeling like a loser.
  15. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial professions.
  16. What's The Point Of Owning All This Stuff?

    Are you a portfolio hoarder, hanging on to poor performers and investments that no longer match your objectives? It's time to purge those investments and put that money to use to match today’s needs.
  17. What Is A Mortgage?

    A mortgage is a loan used to purchase a home, where the property serves as the borrower's collateral.
  18. The Best Training Programs For CFP Exams

    The competition to become a financial planner is hot, and growing hotter. Find out the best way to preparing to land the CFP designation.
  19. Financial Risks That Don't Pay Off: The Cost Of Reckless Financial Behavior

    Despite the recessions, citizens continue to take financial risks and spend outside of their means without fully appreciating the potential consequences for both themselves and the wider economy.
  20. To Rent Or Buy? There's More To It Than Money

    Your lifestyle, level of commitment and the trade-offs need to be carefully weighed.
  21. To Rent Or Buy? The Financial Issues

    Thinking of buying a home? We look at the initial and ongoing costs, as well as the so-called benefits.
  22. Student Financial Aid Changes: FAFSA 2013

    Here is a look at some of the major changes to FAFSA in 2013 and how they will affect students' financial aid.
  23. A Lousy Investment That May Be A Good Source Of Income

    In the past few years reverse mortgages have been heavily marketed as the way to become debt, and worry, free. For some seniors a reverse mortgage makes sense, for other though this dream product can quickly become a nightmare.
  24. 10 Steps To Help Erase Errors On Your Credit Report

    According to a study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, one in four consumers identified errors on their reports that might affect their credit rating in 2013.
  25. Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial jobs you can do from home.
  26. The Claritas Investment Certificate: A New Foundation-Level Program From The CFA ...

    The Claritas Investment Certificate is likely to find growing acceptance as the new foundation-level education and ethics standard for the financial service sector internationally.
  27. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ahead of the competition.
  28. How Banks Set Interest Rates On Your Loans

    On the face of it, figuring out how a bank makes money is a pretty straightforward affair. A bank earns a spread on the money it lends out from the money it takes in as a deposit. The net interest margin (NIM), which most banks report quarterly, represents this spread, which is simply the difference ...
  29. 4 Of Today’s Finance Undergraduates Share Their Experiences And Advice

    In this article, we'll take a look at what four real-life finance students are studying this fall, what jobs and internships they've held, what challenges they've encountered, and what they consider to be their dream jobs.
  30. 7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

    These college classes will help you prepare for the working world. Learn how to stand out from your peers.
  31. The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  32. How To Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    If the current level of economic growth is to be maintained and improved upon, citizens must play their part by practicing responsible spending and borrowing.
  33. Tax Holidays For Back-To-School Shopping 2013

    Find out the types of back-to-school purchases that are exempt from sales tax for each state that is holding a tax holiday.
  34. How To Reduce Your Debts Without Spending Unnecessarily

    While it is not possible to repay your debts without investing money into the process, you should avoid spending unnecessary sums of cash in the pursuit of a financially liberated future.
  35. The Basics Of Lines Of Credit

    Lines of credit are potentially useful hybrids of credit cards and normal loans. Learn how a line of credit can help (and hurt) your finances, and how to find the best one to suit your needs.
  36. Get An Academic Finance Career

    Working nine months a year and earning a six-digit salary might seem like the high life, but these jobs are not easy to come by.
  37. Uncommon Jobs For Your Finance Degree

    Not everyone can land the glamour jobs, but the world of finance has a lot more to offer. Here are some uncommon jobs in finance that you might want to consider.
  38. Summer: Time For Teaching Your Kids About Money

    Use holiday time to teach your children about earning, saving and spending money.
  39. Freelancer Or Employer: Identifying Your Next Career Move

    Although the increasing accessibility of independent contracting has created job opportunities, it is important to remember that this method of working also has considerable disadvantages in comparison with traditional employment.
  40. Is That Finance Internship Worth It?

    There are a lot facters to consider when pursuing a financial internshp. Here are some insights from several experts, to help you make some difficult decisions.
  41. Should You Borrow Money To Make Investments?

    It's high time investors heed the yellow caution flags waving in front of their margin accounts. Much like the NASCAR driver who pumps his brakes to avoid disaster when he sees the caution flag, it's time for us to slow down.
  42. How To Match Your Savings Goal With Investments

    Sometimes beginning investors forget the trick to success when it comes to investing money: you need to match your future financial goals to the right kind of investment.
  43. Social Finance Careers: Creating A Better World

    A financial career can be used to do more than just bring in profits. Find out how to get a career with a more social objective.
  44. How Summer Businesses Survive

    Seasonal businesses face particular challenges. Find out how they survive through the cold months.
  45. Get A Job In Compliance

    If you're a stickler for rules, this could be a promising career path for you.
  46. Scholarships And Grants For Future Financial Advisors

    Free money is available for aspiring financial advisors as the industry tries to attract more, younger people to the profession.
  47. Top Business And Finance Degrees For 2013

    The current crop of business students are picking in-demand majors with high salaries and flexible career paths.
  48. 8 Clear-Cut Ways To Becoming A Better Saver

    These sure-fire budgeting tips will boost your savings quickly. The only trick is setting aside your excuses are getting started!
  49. The Importance Of Work Experience For Students

    Issues facing unemployed graduates stretch far beyond an ailing economy. Use your work experience during school to ensure a better career.
  50. The Benefits Of An Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree

    Accelerating your post-secondary education can save you major time and money.
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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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