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  1. For Young Investors: Too Many Choices, Too Few Dollars

    Your retirement may be decades away, but this is no time to procrastinate.
  2. Why You Absolutely Need an Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  3. Are You Living Too Close to the Edge?

    If a missed paycheck would make your finances cave in, here's how to get back on track.
  4. Examples of Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry

    Find out what the term "adverse selection" refers to in the insurance industry, and learn how insurance companies protect ...
  5. Why Too Many Credit Cards Can Hurt Your Credit Score

    Find out why having too many credit card accounts can adversely impact your credit score if the cards are not managed properly.
  6. Insurance, Excess Insurance and Reinsurance: What's the Difference? (ALL)

    Understanding the differences might help you avoid being overinsured or underinsured.
  7. College Tuition: 8 Mistakes Parents Should Avoid

    Here are 8 mistakes parents should avoid while saving for college tuition.
  8. Improve Your Chances to Get Approved for a Credit Card (BAC, DFS)

    Little or no credit doesn’t mean you’re stuck paying with cash. There are credit options for those just starting to establish ...
  9. The Best 3 Debt Consolidation Loans Companies in 2016

    If you're looking for debt consolidation, these are three companies to consider.
  10. Condo vs. Townhouse vs. House: Which Is Right for You?

    Each type of housing, condos, townhouses and detached houses, has its pros and cons. Buyers should consider lifestyle and ...
  11. What Is a Special Enrollment Period, and Why Does It Matter?

    Various life events and situations enable you to join a qualified health plan (QHP) offered through the marketplace or change ...
  12. Is your salary on your credit report?

    Your salary is not on your credit report, as of 2016. It has been at least 20 years since credit reports included salaries.
  13. Paycheck to Paycheck? Start Saving This Way

    Five ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start saving.
  14. 5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Job After College

    Reports show that new college grads are either unemployed or under employed. Here's how to increase your chances of getting ...
  15. Top 10 Retirement Gift Ideas for That Special Day

    The age-old traditional gold watch has not gone out of style, but it's only one of many appropriate gifts to give a retiring ...
  16. Professors: Stop Drowning in Student Loans

    Students aren't the only ones dealing with loans. Professors who borrowed money to get to where they are should consider ...
  17. How the PayPal Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (PYPL)

    Find out how the PayPal Extras MasterCard works for you, and how you can earn maximum rewards on gas and restaurant purchases ...
  18. How an Opt-In Box Can Grow Your Email Following

    Email is powerful for communicating with your financial advisory clients and nurturing prospects. Here are some tips on how ...
  19. Credit Karma Doesn't Hurt Your Credit Score, and Here's Why

    Credit Karma is a popular option for checking credit histories for free, and it doesn't hurt your credit score.
  20. Real Estate: How the Bubble Will Pop

    This real estate bubble is much different from the last one. Understanding it is imperative if you plan on making any investments.
  21. 8 College Degrees with the Best Returns on Investment

    Find out which college degrees offer the best opportunities to earn a salary that can generate a solid return on your investment ...
  22. Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource ...
  23. Top 5 Companies Owned by PayPal (PYPL)

    Find out the top five companies owned by PayPal Holdings Inc. that are paving the way to keeping it the dominant player in ...
  24. How to find mortgage lenders that use VantageScore?

    Understand the difference between VantageScore and FICO, and learn how to locate a mortgage lender that uses VantageScore ...
  25. Erez Kalir: Inside Track

    How did a top asset manager get started? Erez Kalir shares his inside track.
  26. How Much in Savings You Need to Live Comfortably

    Discover how Americans' perceptions of their financial security differ from reality, and learn how much in savings is sufficient ...
  27. How Green Dot Works and Makes Money (GDOT)

    Green Dot Corp. is dominating the general purpose reloadable payment card industry, offering two of the highest-rated prepaid ...
  28. Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in the World

    The 10 highest-paying jobs in 2016, based on average salaries in fields including health care, business and engineering.
  29. Is Going to Law School Worth It Anymore?

    Explore whether going to law school is still worth it in 2016 by comparing the associated costs and the salary expected upon ...
  30. How many mortgage payments can I miss before foreclosure?

    The status of your lender and the condition of your local housing market are some of the factors that determine how many ...
  31. Promote Financial Success in Your 20s and 30s

    Financial planning doesn't have to wait until your older. Students and adults in their 20s and 30s can get on the path to ...
  32. Discover Student Loans: Are They Worth It? (DFS)

    Understand the pros and cons of Discover Student Loans, and analyze how this loan product compares to similar products, such ...
  33. 3 Best Credit Cards for Balance Transfers in 2016

    Find out which credit cards offer the best balance transfer opportunities in 2016, including the longest introductory periods ...
  34. Getting Health Coverage Outside Open Enrollment

    Nine qualifying life events that trigger a special enrollment period for individuals seeking group or marketplace health ...
  35. When to Consider Paying Off Your Mortgage

    Consider four scenarios where it could make sense to pay off your mortgage early.
  36. Who Is Driving Wal-Mart's Management Team (WMT)

    Wal-Mart's management team includes three senior executives who drive important strategic initiatives at the company. Included ...
  37. 3 Best Credit Cards for College Students in 2016

    Find out which credit cards are best suited to college students, based on criteria such as annual percentage rate, rewards ...
  38. How Life Insurance Settlements Are Evolving

    The life insurance industry marches forward by offering more ways that consumers can access the death benefits in their policies. ...
  39. Taxable Pay Strategies for Business Owners

    Small business owners can take steps to reduce their tax burdens. Just make sure you know the full impacts.
  40. How to Get a Credit Card Without a Social Security Number (SSN) (COF, BAC)

    Learn the methods by which a borrower can get approved for a credit card, even if the borrower lacks a valid Social Security ...
  41. Is it possible to refinance a house you're renting out?

    Find out whether it is possible to refinance rental property. Lenders have strict qualifying standards and expect owners ...
  42. Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers: How It Works

    Huge student loan debt may be keeping people from entering the teaching profession. Find out how teachers can get their student ...
  43. Top 4 Companies Owned by Sears (SHLD)

    Lands' End, Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, owned by Sears Holdings Company, have contributed to the turnaround efforts at ...
  44. The 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to Australia (BCS, COF)

    Almost any card will get you there, but these three offer the best value for your buck.
  45. When is mortgage insurance tax deductible on rental property?

    Discover when mortgage insurance premiums are allowed to be deducted on your taxes for rental properties and see an example ...
  46. 6 Steps to Getting a Car Loan With Bad Credit

    Having bad credit does not mean you can't get a car loan. Follow these steps to improve your chances of getting a loan with ...
  47. How the Lowes Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (LOW)

    Understand how the Lowe's credit card works, which customers benefit the most, its terms and conditions, and what alternatives ...
  48. Cross-Collateral Loan: How Does It Work?

    Cross-collateralization in lending is not unusual, but it can have a huge impact on your finances. Here's what you need to ...
  49. Beware of Guaranteed Payday Loan Websites

    Payday lenders generally should be approached with caution; but online payday loan websites are better avoided altogether. ...
  50. How to Find Scholarships for Little People and Persons of Short Stature

    The Little People of America offers scholarships for people with dwarfism, their family members, students with disabilities ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
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  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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