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  1. Explaining Fixed Income

    A person living off a fixed income is usually a retiree receiving a fixed, steady monthly inflow of cash.
  2. Explaining Insurance

    Insurance is a form of contract between an individual and an insurance company that spreads risk in exchange for premium ...
  3. Explaining Marginal Propensity to Consume

    The marginal propensity to consume is a measure of how much consumption changes when income changes.
  4. Understanding Marketing

    Marketing includes all of the activities of a company associated with buying and selling a product or service.
  5. Understanding Product Lines

    A product line is a group of related products manufactured by the same company.
  6. 6 World Class Universities In New York City

    A starter guide to six of the many world-class, respected and highly rated universities and colleges in New York City.
  7. Protect Your Teen When They Work Over The Summer

    If your child is working a summer job, here are some rules you should know about what he or she is allowed to do.
  8. Explaining the Glass-Steagall Act

    An act the U.S. Congress passed in 1933 as the Banking Act, which prohibited commercial banks from participating in the investment ...
  9. Save? (Or Prepay Your Mortgage Or Student Loan?)

    With low-interest rate loans, you might be better off paying just your monthly minimum and investing whatever extra funds ...
  10. Not a U.S. Citizen? A Home Loan is Still Possible

    Many banks and mortgage companies offer conventional and FHA home loans to non-U.S. citizens, if they can verify their work ...
  11. What are some causes of structural unemployment?

    Find out more about structural unemployment, what it is and examples of causes that can lead to structural unemployment in ...
  12. What's the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a mortgage-backed ...

    Find out more about collateralized mortgage obligations and mortgage-backed securities and the difference between the two ...
  13. What are examples of the largest companies in the insurance sector?

    Read about some of the largest and most influential companies in the insurance sector, a list that includes Berkshire Hathaway ...
  14. What impact have terrorist attacks had on the insurance industry?

    Learn about the impact of terrorist attacks on the insurance industry and how the 9/11 terrorist attack led to important ...
  15. The Pros & Cons Of A Forex Trading Career

    Trading foreign currencies can be lucrative, but there are many risks. Investopedia explores the pros and cons of forex trading ...
  16. Top Places to Work for Financial Advisors

    Looking for a job in the financial services sector? Here's a list of the top companies for financial advisors.
  17. What is the difference between frictional unemployment and structural unemployment?

    Learn about structural unemployment and frictional unemployment, the differences between the two types and their main characteristics.
  18. Why do growth investors buy insurance stocks?

    Discover why growth investors buy insurance stocks; these stocks are tied to major secular trends such as rising costs and ...
  19. How do you calculate the marginal propensity to consume?

    Learn about the theoretical mathematical calculation for marginal propensity to consume (MPC), which is the crucial variable ...
  20. Cold Calling Vs. Networking

    Why networking is taking over from cold calling as the best way for financial advisors to grow their client base – and where ...
  21. Do production costs include all fixed and variable costs?

    Learn more about fixed and variable costs and how they affect production costs. Understanding how to graph these costs can ...
  22. How does the Affordable Care Act affect moral hazard in the health insurance industry?

    Find out why the Affordable Care Act increases moral hazard in health insurance by pushing consumers farther and farther ...
  23. What is the difference between a value chain and a supply chain?

    Understand the difference between a value chain and a supply chain. Learn why a company would want to maximize the value ...
  24. How do wholly owned subsidiaries operate in the European Union?

    Find out how wholly owned subsidiaries and their parent companies are treated in the European Union, specifically regarding ...
  25. Is the prime rate in the US different from the federal funds rate?

    Learn how the federal funds rate affects fluctuations in the prime rate and how following your bank's prime rate can help ...
  26. Top 10 Travel Health Insurance Companies

    Before you take a long trip abroad – or move there – make sure you have enough health coverage. That goes double if you go ...
  27. Why Working Longer To Save More Is A Bad Strategy

    If your retirement plan mostly consists of working longer to earn and save more money, you might need to rethink that strategy.
  28. 7 Sentences Successful People Never Say

    Success & wealth are not something that can be accomplished overnight. Here, we interviewed more than a thousand millionaires ...
  29. How is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) calculated for those who own their own ...

    Understand the meaning of substantial gainful activity as defined by the Social Security Administration and learn how it ...
  30. How does a strong value chain management team help a company?

    Understand what makes up a company's value chain and the point of a value chain. Learn how a strong value chain management ...
  31. What agencies were created by the Glass-Steagall Act?

    Learn about the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 that significantly reformed the banking industry, and specifically, what government ...
  32. Why is moral hazard so prevalent in the financial services industry?

    Learn the key factors that cause moral hazard to be prevalent in the financial services industry and how asymmetric information ...
  33. What are the benefits of research and development for a company?

    Learn about the many benefits of research and development (R&D) efforts for companies in competitive markets, including many ...
  34. Should You Care About The Rising Cost Of College?

    It’s nearly graduation season, so it’s time to weigh in on why you should care about rising college costs, paying for tuition ...
  35. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  36. Who Spends More On The Military China Or The U.S.?

    Long the military top dog in the Pacific and the world, the U.S. now faces rising pressure from China. How do the two countries' ...
  37. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the internet sector?

    Learn how economic factors such as interest rates, unemployment and wage growth serve as catalysts for share price movement ...
  38. How much money should I have in a savings account?

    Read a brief outline of the purpose of savings accounts, emergency funds and how to determine how much money to store for ...
  39. Azim Premji: India's Generous Manufacturing Mogul

    Azim Premji transformed a cooking fat company into a conglomerate that's advanced India's IT sector, but he's also someone ...
  40. Auto Insurance: Paying By The Mile Vs. Monthly

    Would you benefit if you bought your auto insurance by the mile instead of simply paying a flat monthly premium?
  41. Don't Lose Your Wealth Due To Healthcare Costs

    This article will highlight the use of an ILIT type of trust to protect wealth in the case of serious illness and transfer ...
  42. What mobile apps are best for tracking your cash budget?

    Discover the best mobile apps for tracking cash budgets to manage spending, increase savings and improve your overall financial ...
  43. Do creditors have the same rights in all 50 US states?

    Learn more about the rights of creditors to pursue their debts; how they may vary from state to state and how they are regulated ...
  44. What are the advantages to registering a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Delaware?

    Understand the numerous benefits that come with registering a limited liability company in Delaware compared to other states.
  45. What is a Z bond in a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)?

    Learn about Z-bonds, which are the riskiest level of tranches in collateralized mortgage obligations, and understand how ...
  46. Were collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) responsible for the financial crisis ...

    Learn how collateralized mortgage obligations helped to fuel the 2008 financial crisis, and see how many failed to understand ...
  47. How Auto Insurance By The Mile Works

    If you don't drive much, would auto insurance cost less if you paid by the mile? Consumers in some states are finding out.
  48. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
  49. What companies give the purest exposure to the chemicals sector?

    Explore investment opportunities in the chemicals sector, and discover how investors can make pure chemical investments and ...
  50. What is the best software for calculating the cash budget of a small business?

    Explore the various types of small-business accounting software to find the best program to calculate and track your company's ...
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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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