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  1. 7 Ways To Successfully Settle A Dispute With Your Bank

    Whether the problem is a small one or something serious enough to harm your credit rating, handling a dispute with tact and using the proper channels can save time and aggravation.
  2. The Big Squeeze On Your Wallet

    The Federal Reserve has been printing money to cover some of our debts, but how long can they do so without spawning hyperinflation?
  3. Money Mistakes You Can't Make In Your 40s

    According to Forbes, by 45 years of age, about three times your annual salary should be socked away in savings. Are you on track?
  4. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  5. Contingency Clauses In Home Purchase Contracts

    Here, we introduce widely used contingency clauses in home purchase contracts and how they can benefit both Buyers and Sellers.
  6. Is Foreclosure Ever a Good Idea?

    Foreclosing on a home has major ramifications that can last for years, but for some, foreclosure may seem like the only option.
  7. How To Get Around The Health Insurance Marketplace Glitches

    When concussive maintenance fails you, we have the solution for working around the technical problems plaguing the Obamacare sign-up website.
  8. Why Banks Are Scrambling To Hear Your Complaints

    Find out the real reasons why banks are trying to reach angry customers before they file a complaint to the CFPB.
  9. When, Why And How To File A Complaint With The CFPB

    When the employees you interact with at your bank, credit card company, mortgage lender or other financial institution seem incapable of or unwilling to resolve your complaint, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's process may help you get a better result.
  10. Don't Fall Victim To These Obamacare Scams

    There are numerous fake Obamacare websites that attempt to look like an insurance exchange, when they are really just individuals trying to take your money and obtain your personal information. Find out how to protect yourself.
  11. Lowering Your Costs For Marketplace Health Insurance Coverage

    Here, we take a look at how you may be able to lower your costs for health insurance coverage in 2014 though the Health Insurance Markerplace.
  12. Beware The Liability Of Sharing Your Car With Strangers

    Car sharing, the newest way to rent a car, is catching on in the U.S., Canada and Europe. But both renters and the car owners they rent from may be taking on risks they don’t fully understand.
  13. Essential Health Benefits Under The Affordable Care Act

    Under the Affordable Care Act, certain preventive health services and these 10 essential health benefits are the minimum requirements for many health insurance plans.
  14. DIY! How To Sell Your House Without A Broker

    Thanks to social media sites like Pinterest, people are showing their enthusiasm for DIY, or do-it-yourself projects to save money -- and selling your home shouldn't be any different.
  15. 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.
  16. How To Manage Lifestyle Inflation

    Learn how to manage your finances so that making extra money actually equates to getting ahead.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Should You Offer Alternative Investments?

    Find out what problems arise for financial representatives when they start to diversify their client offerings.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. What Is A Mortgage?

    A mortgage is a loan used to purchase a home, where the property serves as the borrower's collateral.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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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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