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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 5 Effective Home Gardening Tips to Increase Home Value

    Learn more ways to add value to your home with these gardening tips.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Amazon Logistics Changing 'Competitive Landscape'

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

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

    How does mystery shopping keep costs in check for the average consumer?
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. Why You Should Be Careful With Luxury Stocks Now

    Luxury stocks just rallied. Is this a sustainable rally or a dead cat bounce?
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. What Homebuyers Should Know Before Buying

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

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

    These 10 mistakes can prove very costly for first-time home buyers.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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, ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Mohamed El-Erian Vs. Bill Gross: The Two Bond Kings (C, JNS)

    Discover how Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, two investors who preach eliminating emotion from investing decisions, let ...
  34. Mohnish Pabrai's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Discover how Mohnish Pabrai became a successful value investor and why he wants to give most of his wealth to the poorest ...
  35. Salesforce Vs. SAP: Comparing Top CRM Providers (CRM, SAP)

    Learn about the different CRM offerings by Salesforce and SAP. Understand each company's past and what kind of futures the ...
  36. Sears' 2 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SHLD, WMT)

    Learn about Sears Holdings' struggle to slow declining revenues and discover how the company's business segments are contributing ...
  37. The 3 Drivers Behind AON's Impressive Stock Performance (AON)

    Identify the key factors that led to Aon's excellent stock performance from 2011 to 2014 and understand why the stock has ...
  38. What is a tax-free 1035 Exchange?

    A Section 1035 Exchange refers to the replacement of an annuity or life insurance policy for a new one without incurring ...
  39. Goldman Sachs: Get Shorty

    Commodities are on the rise, but this could be a short opportunity.
  40. What is term insurance?

    Term insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides coverage for a certain period of time, or a specified "term" ...
  41. How are life insurance proceeds taxed?

    Generally, life insurance death benefits that are paid out to a beneficiary in lump sum are not included as income to the ...
  42. How can I borrow money from my life insurance policy?

    Capitalize on the cash value of your whole life insurance policy and learn the details of how to borrow money from your life ...
  43. What is indexed universal life insurance?

    Indexed univeral life insurance is a lot like universal life insurance, however it does have a couple of wrinkles not found ...
  44. Can a Limited Liability Company (LLC) issue stock?

    Learn about a limited liability company, or LLC, and if it is able to issue stock. Understand the benefits of an LLC, both ...
  45. What's the difference between limited liability partnership and general partnership?

    Learn the differences between general partnerships and limited liability partnerships; each type has unique traits, benefits ...
  46. The Difference Between Series 63, 65 and 66

    After passing the first core examination, usually the FINRA Series 6 or Series 7, one hurdle remains. That’s the Series 63, ...
  47. What are Business Activities?

    Business activities are any actions in which a company engages to make a profit.
  48. What is a Joint-Stock Company?

    A joint-stock company is a business organization that falls between the definitions of a corporation and a partnership.
  49. Guide To Financial Certifications

    To find the right financial professional, you have to sift through an alphabet soup of certifications. Here’s a quick guide ...
  50. How Education And Training Affect The Economy

    Economically successful countries hold competitive advantages over other economies in the global marketplace. Education and ...
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