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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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) ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 5 Tax Advantages of Indexed Universal Life

    Indexed universal life insurance provides these five tax benefits.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. How Survivorship Life Insurance Works

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

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

    Is the GoPro growth story over or is there still gas in the tank?
  12. 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 ...
  13. Tepid Third Quarter Results Could Provide Value

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

    A financial analyst researches companies and economic conditions to make business, sector and industry recommendations.
  15. 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. ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Building an Emergency Fund

    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
  23. How to Use a Limited Purpose FSA

    This type of flexible spending account may be used to cover the cost of certain qualified medical expenses with pre-tax dollars; ...
  24. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  25. 7 Car Buying Mistakes That Cost You Money

    These seven mistakes can have you spending much more than you should on your new car.
  26. Long-Term Care: How Medicaid Stacks Up

    Clients who think Medicaid is a good option for long-term care usually don't know the rules that come with the process of ...
  27. Picking the Best Insurance Provider for Your Needs

    Whole life insurance can come in different flavors and varieties. Scroll through this list to see which options best suit ...
  28. Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance

    Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, protects lenders against loss if a borrower defaults.
  29. What is a Syndicate?

    A syndicate is a group of professionals that temporarily form into one entity to handle a large transaction that’s too big ...
  30. What is securitization?

    Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming ...
  31. How Long Should My Resume Be?

    What matters most is that you provide the information an employer is seeking in a concise and direct manner.
  32. What are The Best Ways to Save on Moving Costs?

    Because buying a house isn’t cheap, funds might be limited during your move. So, to avoid additional stress, here are seven ...
  33. Top Tips for Managing a Prospective Client Meeting

    These tips are essential when it comes to managing that first meeting with a prospective client.
  34. How Much Rent Can You Afford on $50K a Year?

    Before you go apartment hunting, spend some time calculating a price range that works for you. Here's how.
  35. Student Loan Refinancing: The Pros and Cons

    To refinance your student loan or not? Here are the top pros and cons to consider.
  36. Mutual Vs. Publically Traded Insurance Companies

    Should you buy your insurance policy from a mutual or publically traded insurance company?
  37. Understanding Loans

    A loan is the act of giving money, property or other material goods to another party with the expectation of being repaid.
  38. Are Student Loans Putting Your Retirement At Risk?

    Can't think about saving for retirement because you are drowning in student loan debt? Here are some solutions.
  39. Tips for Talking About Money at Every Step of a Relationship

    How much you talk about money differs, depending on the stage of the relationship.
  40. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  41. 8 Ways for Retirees to Improve Their Credit Score

    These simple strategies will go a long way toward helping raise a damaged credit score.
  42. 10 Unfamiliar Ways to Help Pay Down Medical Bills

    Mounting medical bills can be frightening. But these out-of-the-box solutions can help you avoid ruining your credit rating ...
  43. Medicare 101: Do You Need All 4 Parts?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  44. Is A Stockbroker Career For You?

    Discover what you need to become a stockbroker and the variety of opportunities that are now available to you.
  45. Bernie Sanders' Socialized Medicine: Tax and Save?

    Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders laid out his ambitious healthcare plan during the recent ...
  46. Amazon Shareholders Should Worry About Prime Air

    Amazon's Prime Air is an amazing idea that is filled with potential issues that should worry shareholders.
  47. Financial Literacy Tools for Small Business Owners

    Learn more about where you can access some of the best free financial literacy resources and tools available for small business ...
  48. 5 Denver Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn why Denver is one of the hottest markets in America for startups, and identify five of the top startups that are emerging ...
  49. 5 London Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn why London's startup scene is so prolific, and identify some of the hottest companies emerging from this scene as of ...
  50. Dividend-Paying Whole Life Insurance: What to Know

    Many whole life insurance policies pay dividends. Here are what policyholders need to consider.
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  3. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
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