What's New

  1. Up-to-Six-Figure Loans a Business Can Get – Fast

    The banking industry has invested a lot of money into shortening loan approval times from a few weeks to a few minutes, but ...
  2. What do real estate investors look for in a property?

    Profit from real estate investments by either flipping homes or becoming a landlord. Learn best practices for a successful ...
  3. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

    Savings accounts are safe because investors' deposits are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ...
  4. Watch the Fees on Your New Car - They Can Add Up!

    If you’re in the market for a new car, the asking price isn’t the only number you should be negotiating. The fees can cost ...
  5. Grow Your Referrals from Pros with These Tips

    Getting referrals from other professionals can be one of the best ways to grow your business. Here are five ways to do it.
  6. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

    Learn how you can borrow money from an annuity for a house down payment, but also understand why fees and penalties make ...
  7. Jamie Dimon's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (C, JPM)

    Learn how Jamie Dimon did not waste time making a mark in the family business by creating one of the most successful financial ...
  8. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  9. Use Life Insurance to Help Those With a Disability

    Why and how to use permanent life insurance to help provide for a family member with a disability or special needs
  10. How to Protect Your Income No Matter What

    What does it mean to insure your income? Here are a variety of ways to do it and some insights into when it might make sense ...
  11. Salesforce's New Advisor-Focused Cloud Offering

    A solid client-advisor relationship is the foundation of reputable advisory firms. Here's a look at how Salesforce.com's ...
  12. What the Strong Jobs Report Means for Home Depot

    With more jobs are being created, combined with both rising wages and improved housing, means consumers will have more money ...
  13. Is Buying A Franchise Wise?

    Before you dive headfirst into buying a franchise, you might want to stop and think.
  14. What is an Investment Bank?

    An investment bank is a financial intermediary that performs a variety of services.
  15. How Does Commission Work?

    A commission is the charge that brokers or investment advisors assess in exchange for their services.
  16. Employee Benefit to Covet: Help with Student Loans

    One of the newer employee benefits, especially helpful to Millennials and Gen Xers, provides for employer paydown on student ...
  17. 5 Ways Priceline is Scaling Up Its Online Dining Business (PCLN)

    Learn how Priceline is scaling up its online dining business. Consider how the company is leveraging all of its online sites ...
  18. Reverse Mortgages: Right for Clients? Not Often

    Reverse mortgages are a legitimate vehicle for folks age 62 and up to tap into the equity in their homes for other uses. ...
  19. Best Ways to Get Free Credit Scores in 2016

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score ...
  20. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Materials Sector (DOW, PX)

    Learn who the top-earning executives are in the basic materials sector and which companies are thriving during volatile economic ...
  21. Starbucks Vs. Dunkin' Donuts: Comparing Business Models (SBUX, DNKN)

    Learn about the business models of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Discover how franchising and growth strategies impact these ...
  22. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    If you can afford to buy a home for all cash, is that the best way to invest your money? Here are the pros and cons.
  23. 5 Things Debt Collectors Can't Do to You

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. There's a long list of things debt collectors are banned from doing to you. ...
  24. Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Many people who long for early retirement simply may have never known what it's like to enjoy going to work every day. A ...
  25. Best Careers for College Grads in 2016

    College students, new grads and adults looking to retool should check out this list of hot careers.
  26. 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to UnitedHealth's Financials (UNH)

    Find out why you should care about the financial statements for UnitedHealth Group, the nation's leading health carrier, ...
  27. Top 5 Companies Owned by American Express (JBLU, FLWS)

    Read about the most important subsidiaries of American Express Company, including two banks, an insurance company and a fraud ...
  28. Top 4 Companies Owned by JPMorgan (JPM)

    Read about JPMorgan Chase & Company's main operating subsidiaries, including its retail and investment banking operations ...
  29. How the Affordable Care Act Affects UnitedHealth's Profits (UNH)

    Find out why the public exchanges in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, cost America's largest insurance ...
  30. Explaining Premiums

    Premium has a few different meanings in the financial world.
  31. Contingency Clauses In Home Purchases Contracts

    Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses, which are conditions or actions that must be met for a contract ...
  32. 10 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With seven seasons, 7.5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  33. 5 Ways to Create a Bidding War This Spring

    Sellers hoping to get multiple bids need more than a great location. It's going to require the right priced home and lots ...
  34. Where to (and Not) Invest Based on Consumer Trends

    It's a volatile market, but picking winners and losers can be easier if you pay attention to consumer trends.
  35. 7 Issues to Consider When Determining Life Insurance Coverage

    Seven issues to consider when buying life insurance to ensure the coverage is tailored to meet your personal financial situation. ...
  36. Do This If Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Bills

    Health insurance doesn't pay enough to help the millions of consumers who are drowning in medical debt. Are there any other ...
  37. Life Insurance With an Increasing Death Benefit

    Why buy a life insurance policy with an increasing rather than level death benefit
  38. 5 Essential Financial Tips for Breadwinning Moms

    Women as households' primary breadwinners are on the rise, but it hasn't been an easy fight or transition. Here are five ...
  39. Diamond in the Rough? U.S. Franchises in 2016 (MCD, DNKN)

    Learn about U.S. franchise growth and direction for 2016 and how changes in wage standards and consumer preferences may endanger ...
  40. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Consumers Sectors (LBTYA, CBS)

    Discover who the highest-paid executives in the consumer sectors are and how they reached their positions of power and influence.
  41. Why Credit Karma is Free & How it Makes Money

    Credit scores originally were built for lenders, but Credit Karma makes the system work for consumers, too – and makes money ...
  42. Is Medicare Available to Anyone Besides Retirees ?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  43. Pass Your CFA Exams on the First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  44. AARP Expects Massive Caregiver Shortage by 2020

    The AARP predicts that by the year 2020 there will be a big shortage in the number of caregivers available to help the elderly. ...
  45. Starbucks Expands Rewards Program Beyond Stores (SBUX, V)

    Investors are likely hoping its new rewards program can be rewarding in the long term.
  46. How to Succeed as an Investment Banker

    Here are the top five skills investment bankers need to handle the job’s many pressures, and how to acquire those skills.
  47. At Harvard, Expect High Tuition But Generous Aid

    Harvard University might have one of the country’s highest tuition rates, but many students pay far less thanks to a strong ...
  48. MBA or CFA: Which Is Better for a Career in Finance?

    Potential financial advisors, analysts or asset managers have many credentials and degrees from which to choose. Here's a ...
  49. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    These are the 10 largest insurance companies in the world.
  50. Avoid the High Cost of Cash from Travelex

    All its locations make Travelex the most convenient option for getting foreign currency. But there are cheaper alternatives ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Goodwill

    An account that can be found in the assets portion of a company's balance sheet. Goodwill can often arise when one company ...
  2. Return On Invested Capital - ROIC

    A calculation used to assess a company's efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments. ...
  3. Law Of Demand

    A microeconomic law that states that, all other factors being equal, as the price of a good or service increases, consumer ...
  4. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  5. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  6. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
Trading Center