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  1. Amazon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AMZN)

    Discover which companies depend the most on Amazon.com, the largest retailer in the world, for sizable portions of their ...
  2. 4 Financial Recommendations for Millennials

    Explore four basic financial recommendations for Millennials. Find out why systematic savings, debt reduction and financial ...
  3. 5 Unexpected Expenses to Save For

    Rainy day funds are important, and not just in the event of a job loss. Here are five reasons why you should have easy access ...
  4. What Are The Differences Among A Real Estate Agent, A Broker And A Realtor?

    All three work in the real estate field, but there are differences between the job descriptions.
  5. How Risky Is Borrowing Online?

    Peer-to-peer lending is a new but fast-growing market, but the ease and convenience of using online lenders can entice you ...
  6. Facebook Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (FB)

    Discover how Facebook came to dominate social networking and how the company utilizes key suppliers to remain a global powerhouse.
  7. One Reverse Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (INTU)

    Discover what products One Reverse Mortgage can offer for homeowners age 62 and over, and learn if a home equity conversion ...
  8. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (MCD)

    Learn about a handful of important McDonald's customers, including several major franchisees operating in countries around ...
  9. Sheryl Sandberg's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg's success story including her early life and education and career path to top female ...
  10. The 3 Best Online Mortgage Lenders

    Learn about three of the top online mortgage lenders. Find out about the innovative new mortgage product features and services ...
  11. Quicken Loans Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (INTU)

    Learn about Quicken Loans, including the mortgage products it offers and what consumer reviewers think about them.
  12. Stonegate Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (SGM)

    Learn about Stonegate Mortgage, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and a general consensus from consumer ...
  13. Home Depot Stock: Analyzing 3 Key Customers (HD)

    Find out which companies pay significant portions of their operating budgets to Home Depot and why their relationships are ...
  14. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SBUX)

    Find out how Starbucks became a giant in the coffee industry and how partnering with international key suppliers helps the ...
  15. How Trump’s Debt Plan Would Hammer U.S. Savers

    Some experts say that Trump's economic proposals for the U.S. have the potential to send the markets into a deep tailspin. ...
  16. Money Market Accounts: Are They Suitable for Millennials?

    Find out if money market accounts suit Millennial investors' habits and goals, and if it can be an effective part of a millennial's ...
  17. Subprime Auto Loans: What Borrowers Should Know

    Are subprime auto loans a disaster waiting to happen?
  18. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Budgets

    Learn why a substantial increase in Medicaid enrollment may impact state general obligation credit quality.
  19. This Big Expense Can Ruin a Retirement

    One of the greatest joys of retirement is being able to relax, knowing that one of your biggest expenses — your mortgage ...
  20. 6 Reasons to Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  21. How to Save Up to 50% on Airfare (Sometimes Even More)

    If you're willing to put up with airport stopovers, you could save thousands on your next family vacation.
  22. Global Retail Trade: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Explore data on global geographical retail sector revenue exposure, and identify factors driving retail consumption and trends ...
  23. How to Budget and Spend to Maximize Your Happiness

    Spending money on others and buying experiences are just two of the five key principles that lie in money correlating to ...
  24. Mortgage Deals: Chase vs. U.S. Bank

    Discover which bank offers the better mortgage deal? Learn the difference between two popular mortgage offerings of Chase ...
  25. Why RIAs Are Enjoying Unprecedented Growth

    Being an advisor can mean having a long and fruitful career, especially with compensation hitting records. But it's not expected ...
  26. Pro Flowers vs. 1-800 Flowers: Comparing Floral Retailers (FLWS)

    Learn how the top two floral providers, ProFlowers and 1-800-Flowers.com, compare to one another in selection, service, value ...
  27. Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  28. Mortgage Deals: RoundPoint vs. PHH Mortgage (PHH)

    Compare two vastly different mortgage companies, PHH Mortgage and RoundPoint, and examine the differences in their business ...
  29. Reviewing Capital One's Money Market Capabilities (COF)

    Find out about Capital One 360's new money market account capabilities and how it compares with other top online money market ...
  30. The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  31. Is this American Funds Money Market Fund Worth It? (AFAXX)

    Discover why the American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund's high expenses and 0% yield make it a less-than-ideal ...
  32. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Discover how five of Starbucks' key customers help keep the coffee giant competitive worldwide by offering a variety of food ...
  33. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of Increased Mortgage Rates (REM, VMBS)

    Obtain a comparative review and analysis of three of the top-performing ETFs that are poised to generate profits from increased ...
  34. Mortgage Deals: Mortgage Lens vs. Mortgage Coach

    Find out which of these two online mortgage planning and presentation services, Mortgage Lens or Mortgage Coach, is better ...
  35. Warren Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Trader Joe's Competitive Advantage?

    Understand the factors that have led to retail grocer Trader Joe's competitive advantage over some of its notable competitors, ...
  36. Mortgage Deals: Quicken Loans vs. SunTrust

    Discover whether Quicken Loans or SunTrust offers the better mortgage deal, and learn the difference between two popular ...
  37. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  38. Lowe's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (LOW)

    Learn about Lowe's, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis of each ...
  39. Should Retirees Still Have Mortgages?

    Identify the pros and cons of keeping a mortgage into retirement, and understand in which situations it is beneficial not ...
  40. Why Building a House Is So Expensive Now

    Building a house can be very costly, so it’s best to understand all the factors that go into the equation before proceeding. ...
  41. Warren Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Costco's Competitive Advantage? (COST)

    Find out how Costco has leveraged its cost model and brand equity into a sustainable economic moat, which protects investors ...
  42. Understanding Market Research

    Market research is the process a company uses to assess the viability of a new product or service.
  43. Is It True That You Can Sell Your Home And Not Pay Capital Gains Tax?

    Based on the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, if you are single, the first $250,000 you make on your home sale is not subject ...
  44. How Do I Value Shares I Own In A Private Company?

    The most common method, and easiest to use, is to compare valuation ratios for a private company against those for a comparable ...
  45. Explaining the Federal Discount Rate

    The federal discount rate is the rate at which eligible banks or other depository institutions can borrow funds from a Federal ...
  46. What is an Account Balance?

    An account balance represents the total amount of money in a financial account at any given moment.
  47. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

    There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a number of key factors, namely the aspects or criteria of your ...
  48. What is a subprime mortgage?

    A subprime mortgage is a type of loan granted to individuals with poor credit histories (often below 600), who, as a result ...
  49. Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  50. Target Stock: Analyzing 4 Key Customers (TGT)

    Discover Target Corp's four largest customers and how the retail giant focuses on diversity and inclusion to aid in economic ...
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