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  1. McGraw Hill Financial: An Activist Investment Analysis (MHFI, MHE)

    Learn about the high-profile split between McGraw Hill Financial and McGraw Hill Education, and how a few activist investors ...
  2. Harry's Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if Harry's, the fast-growing, online purveyor of low-cost razor blades and shaving kits, is worth all of the hype ...
  3. Financial Analyst: Job Description & Average Salary

    Understand the types of career paths you can take as a financial analyst, and learn the education and skills you need to ...
  4. Stormy Winter Weather: Do This to Survive

    Maybe you’ll get through the winter without dealing with a(nother) monster storm, but it’s best to be ready. Work down this ...
  5. Tools for Finding the Right Loan or Grant for Your Small Business

    Learn more about some of the best tools, resources and organizations available to connect small business owners with business ...
  6. Why Commodities Aren't to Blame for Market Malaise

    Commodities are taking the brunt of the blame for poor investment performance. Are they the real villain?
  7. 7 Ways to Use a Strong Credit Score During Retirement

    Find out why it is important to maintain a good credit in retirement. Learn seven reasons not to leave your credit score ...
  8. 6 Best Renters Insurance Providers

    Here are six companies that consistently offer excellent renters insurance at competitive rates.
  9. Manpacks Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if Manpacks, the fast-growing e-commerce subscription service for men's grooming products and underwear, is worth ...
  10. Amazon Financing Now in the U.K.: Is America Next?

    Amazon has unveiled a great credit product in the U.K. Will America be the next country to have access to this financing ...
  11. Return on Brokerage Client Assets: A Look at Morgan Stanley

    Revenues and profits in securities brokerage and wealth management are driven by the return on client's assets. We explain ...
  12. How to Prod Clients Into Talking Long-Term Care

    Long-term care is a difficult subject to broach, but it's a reality for millions of Americans. Here's how to bring it up ...
  13. 3 Economic Challenges France Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three most significant economic challenges facing France in 2016. How will France implement reforms to improve ...
  14. Beach Property in California: The Pros & Cons

    Learn the pros and cons of buying a beach condo in California, and how to protect yourself from common pitfalls many condominium ...
  15. 3 Methods to use Life Insurance as an Investment During Retirement

    Find out whether life insurance may be a smart investment after you retire, and why it really depends on what you are trying ...
  16. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Democrat Wins in 2016

    Discover the potential economic effects of a Democratic White House win in 2016, including higher taxes for the wealthy and ...
  17. How to Help a Client Qualify for Medicaid

    Figuring out Medicaid eligibility can be very complicated—here are some steps to help you assist clients with qualifying ...
  18. Pros and Cons of Indexed Universal Life Insurance

    Indexed universal life insurance has its pros and cons. Here's what you need to consider before purchasing a policy.
  19. Beach Property in Puerto Rico: The Pros & Cons

    Learn these important tips for buying a beach condo in Puerto Rico. You need to have a buyer's agent and an attorney to represent ...
  20. A Look Into Alibaba's Main Competitor: JD.com (BABA, JD)

    Read about China's two largest e-commerce companies, and learn about some operational developments that are slowly bringing ...
  21. Why You Should Use Your Credit Card For Purchases

    Responsible credit card users who always pay off their monthly balances should use their cards to buy everything.
  22. Top Resume Strategies For New Grads In Finance

    Your resume is the key to getting that first great job out of college. Here’s how to get it noticed.
  23. Steps To Buying A Home

    No matter what type of property you’re eyeing, there are steps you can take to protect your investment.
  24. The Top 5 Coding Schools in the U.S.

    Learn about some of the country's premier coding schools offering intensive courses in cutting-edge programming languages, ...
  25. How Catastrophic Health Insurance Works

    Catastrophic health insurance is open to people under 30 and those who qualify by income under the Affordable Care Act. But ...
  26. 3 Reasons Why This Is the Perfect Time To Visit Greece

    Discover three reasons why now is the best time to visit Greece, including the favorable exchange rate and the country's ...
  27. Obamacare Penalty: What Actually Happens (& When)

    If you didn't have health insurance last year – or miss this year's deadline – how is the Affordable Care Act penalty enforced?
  28. B/E Aerospace: An Activist Investment Analysis (BEAV)

    Find out how activist investment fund Relational Investors forced B/E Aerospace to split up, only to pull out after founder ...
  29. Treasurer: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover more about the responsibilities of a treasurer and the skills needed for this position, as well as the average annual ...
  30. Has IKEA Reached 'Peak Curtains?'

    An IKEA executive made a comment that would have rankled investors (were IKEA not privately held). Here's what he (probably) ...
  31. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  32. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Return on Equity (WMT)

    Understand how Wal-Mart has maintained steady return on equity in recent years as its revenue and net income consistently ...
  33. 6 Methods to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score During Retirement

    Learn how to improve your credit score during retirement. Your credit score still matters in retirement, and these tips can ...
  34. 5 Tax Advantages of Indexed Universal Life

    Indexed universal life insurance provides these five tax benefits.
  35. State Street: An Activist Investment Analysis (STT)

    Read about the high-stakes showdown between State Street Corporation and activist Trian Fund Management, who felt shareholders ...
  36. The Fed's Interest Rate Rise & Your Credit Cards

    The U.S. Federal Reserve recently raised the lending rate from 0% to 0.25% – the first time since 2006. How does that affect ...
  37. How Survivorship Life Insurance Works

    Should you buy a survivorship life insurance policy?
  38. Has Chipotle Hit Bottom? (CMG)

    Chipotle has suffered from a public relations nightmare. Can its stock recover?
  39. Should You Steer Clear of GoPro (GPRO)?

    Is the GoPro growth story over or is there still gas in the tank?
  40. How an Interest Rate Rise Affects Your Mortgage

    A look at what makes home-related loans move the way they do. The surprise: Mortgage rates don't necessarily follow interest ...
  41. Tepid Third Quarter Results Could Provide Value

    Bed, Bath and Beyond recently turned in lackluster third quarter results which compounds additional, recent tepid results. ...
  42. What it Takes to be a Financial Analyst

    A financial analyst researches companies and economic conditions to make business, sector and industry recommendations.
  43. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others are Greedy

    It is prudent for the investor to understand when the party has gone on long enough and the clock is about to strike midnight. ...
  44. Why J.C. Penney Looks Like a Promising Investment (JCP)

    See how JCPenney is making a turnaround and growing sales, while other retailers are seeing sales decline and economic growth ...
  45. Debt Forgiveness: How to Get Out of Paying Your Student Loans

    There are income-based plans and forgiveness for public-service employees. The latest wrinkle: loan forgiveness because the ...
  46. What is the Series 66?

    The Series 66 exam is one of two tests required to register as both a securities agent and an investment advisor.
  47. The Rich Guys Financing Trump's Campaign

    Whether he needs them or not, Trump's campaign has a number of high-profile backers. Even the Davos folk are worried.
  48. Why Homemakers Face a Risky Retirement

    According to a survey, homemakers run the risk of not being retirement ready. Here are some ways nonworking spouses can prepare ...
  49. Have Big Banks Turned A Corner?

    Five out of the top six banks in the United States reported an increase in profits this earnings season. Does this mean that ...
  50. Building an Emergency Fund

    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
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