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  1. Amazon is the New King of the Wal-Mart Effect (AMZN, WMT)

    Amazon.com Inc is taking over where Wal-Mart Stores Inc left off—crushing the competition until it is the leader in retail.
  2. Don't Miss These Tax Deductions

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account. Do you know about all these insurance-related ...
  3. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Healthcare Sector (AGN, PFE)

    Discover who the highest paid executives in the health care sector are and how much they make, while the cost of health care ...
  4. Get Rich with These 7 Healthy Habits

    Getting rich is like getting fit. To achieve your goals, you must develop healthy long term habits. Here are 7 habits that ...
  5. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  6. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  7. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  8. 10 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card

    Charging purchases is not always a no-no. In fact, there are some very sound reasons for choosing this option.
  9. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  10. Did Your State Cut Unemployment Benefits?

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great ...
  11. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial ...
  12. 5 Companies Everyone Thought Were Destined for Failure

    For any groundbreaking idea to launch, entrepreneurs will face protectors of the status quo and others who doubt the possibility ...
  13. Self Employed? Avoid These 3 Retirement Mistakes

    Having a strategy for retirement is particularly important when you're self-employed, as there are certain pitfalls you must ...
  14. Is Life Insurance A Smart Investment?

    Using permanent life insurance as an investment provides tax-deferred growth on interest, dividends and capital gains until ...
  15. Is An FHA Mortgage Still A Bargain?

    Borrowers initially flocked to FHA loans due to their low down payments and accessibility for people with low credit scores. ...
  16. Finding the Right Life Insurance

    Learn how to determine the type of life insurance you need and use our calculator to find out how much coverage you should ...
  17. How to Quit Your Job

    The first step to quitting your job is to check your obligations.
  18. What Are the Different Parts of Medicare?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  19. How High Is A 'Good' Credit Score?

    How high of a credit score do you need to get a home mortgage or buy a car? Read on for some actual numbers.
  20. Credit Card Debt’s Up: 6 Ways to Eliminate Yours

    If you're part of the new higher credit card debt trend, here's how to get out from under – now.
  21. Chipotle Stock Dives on Loss Warning (CMG)

    Assuming some customers are willing to forgive the company, the embattled burrito chain may eventually be able to restore ...
  22. Life Insurance in Your 20s? Here's Why to Buy Now

    Just because 20-somethings feel invincible doesn't mean they don't need life insurance. Here's why purchasing a policy in ...
  23. HMOs: They're Back Under a New Name

    New style HMOs (aka ACOs) are cheaper and have shed some of the drawbacks of older versions. They're worth another look.
  24. How do you use the FNMA selling guide?

    Learn about Fannie Mae Selling Guide and find out details about how its parts provide support to the business relationship ...
  25. How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

    Most real estate agents are paid a percentage of the property’s selling price, which is called a commission.
  26. Understanding Your FICA Payments

    The Federal Insurance Contributions Act is a U.S. law that requires a paycheck deduction be paid to Social Security and Medicare.
  27. eBay vs. DealDash: Comparing Auction Sites (EBAY, PYPL)

    Learn how the bidding process works at DealDash and eBay, and discover the potential pitfalls when making bids at these auction ...
  28. 5 Effective Home Gardening Tips to Increase Home Value

    Learn more ways to add value to your home with these gardening tips.
  29. 5 Retailers Set to Close More Stores in 2016 (FINL, GPS)

    Discover retail stores that have already announced plans to close stores in 2016. Some expect a new economic downturn, which ...
  30. Amazon Logistics Changing 'Competitive Landscape'

    Amazon's goal is to get products to the consumer as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
  31. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    In a world where people lived within their means, Visa and its competitors would not exist.
  32. How Mystery Shopping Benefits Consumers

    How does mystery shopping keep costs in check for the average consumer?
  33. 3 Common Financial Mistakes for Women to Avoid

    Find out why of more than 4,000 Americans, women are more likely than men to have no savings or investments.
  34. Student Debt Passes $1 Trillion: Is College Worth the Investment?

    As tuition rises faster than any other U.S. commodity in the past few decades, students explore alternative education options ...
  35. Retiring and Selling Your House? Price It Right

    When selling a home, retirees need to make sure they price it right. List it for too much and it could languish, eating away ...
  36. Is JCPenney Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (JCP)

    Examine the financial indicators that paint a bleak picture of JCPenney's future, and learn why its shares are not suitable ...
  37. What to Know When Buying a Foreclosed House

    There is money to be made in foreclosures, but you should know what you’re getting yourself into.
  38. Why You Should Be Careful With Luxury Stocks Now

    Luxury stocks just rallied. Is this a sustainable rally or a dead cat bounce?
  39. Is Amazon Prime for Frugal Shoppers? (AMZN)

    Amazon Prime sounds like a great deal. However, its addictive properties mean that frugal or budget-conscious shoppers should ...
  40. Credit Suisse: Investment Manager Highlight (CS)

    Take a closer look at the asset management and investment products offered by Credit Suisse Group, the Switzerland-based ...
  41. What PayPal’s Recent Investment Means for Its Long Term Growth (PYPL, FB)

    Find out the reasons behind PayPal's most recent business acquisition and what it might mean for the company's long-term ...
  42. What Homebuyers Should Know Before Buying

    A physical structure depreciates over time, but the land underneath it appreciates.
  43. Choosing Condominium Over Home Ownership

    Think of a condominium as an apartment you own.
  44. First-Time Home Buyer? Avoid These 10 Mistakes

    These 10 mistakes can prove very costly for first-time home buyers.
  45. AT&T Uses IoT Technology to Create Connected Wheelchair (T, VZ)

    Find out about AT&T's partnership with Swedish wheelchair manufacturer Permobil to launch an IoT-powered wireless wheelchair ...
  46. How to Analyze Rite Aid Stock Like an Investment Banker (RAD, WBA)

    Learn how to think like an investment banker when analyzing Rite Aid stock, and take into account the many variables that ...
  47. John Paulson's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about the early life and distinguished career of John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made billions betting on ...
  48. William Blair & Company: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn about William Blair's service offering, executive leadership and holdings. Learn about the firm's areas of expertise ...
  49. This Is What Elon Musk's Portfolio Looks Like (TSLA, SCTY)

    Read about the narrow and ambitious investment portfolio of Elon Musk, the enigmatic and genius founder of Tesla Motors, ...
  50. Meerkat: How it Works and Makes Money? (TWTR, FB)

    Discover how the video streaming app Meerkat came to be, what the developers are doing to monetize the app and how it threatens ...
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