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  1. Take Advantage of Small Business Grants for Women

    Discover five grant options that specifically target women-owned businesses, and learn how each of these grants can be of ...
  2. 3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Investing This Year

    This New Year begins, turn a fresh page on your relationship with investing and make a pledge to do a few things that will ...
  3. What's a Non-Banking Financial Company?

    A non-banking financial company, or NBFC, does not hold a banking license, yet it still provides many banking services.
  4. Target Corp. (TGT): 2015 Recap

    A recap of the highs and lows of Target in 2015
  5. How To Lend Money To Family And Not Regret It

    Denying a family member’s request for a loan is hard to do, and not too common.
  6. What Does the Back Office Do?

    A financial services company’s back office provides administrative and personnel support.
  7. How Leadership Impacts Investments

    Investors often overlook a company’s leadership when evaluating an opportunity, but it’s an important quality to consider.
  8. The Economics of Owning a Coffee Shop

    Understand the economics of owning and running a coffee shop. Learn the basics of taking into account fixed, variable, and ...
  9. Make Employees Happier with This Simple Tip

    Offering socially responsible options is a good way to increase employees' sense of satisfaction, which can lead to improved ...
  10. Launching a Twitter Ad Campaign for Your Small Business

    Learn how to launch a Twitter ad campaign for your small business, and discover the best practices for optimizing your Twitter ...
  11. Successful Entrepreneurs on the Worst Advice They've Received

    Here is some of the worst business advice that top entrepreneurs have received.
  12. How Much Homeowners Insurance Should You Carry?

    This breakdown of coverage into its component parts will provide the answer.
  13. The 5 Most Important Venture Capital Deals of 2015

    The year 2015 marks a pivotal point for the venture capital industry, as investors cast doubt on high-tech startup valuations. ...
  14. Life Insurance After Retirement: Do You Need It?

    The answer depends on your sources of income, how much debt you carry and whether you have dependents who rely on you financially.
  15. 5 Companies Offering Low-Cost Dental Insurance

    How and where to look to maximize your dental insurance premium dollar.
  16. 3 Disrupters of Retail Banking

    Understand how the retail banking industry operates and why it's becoming outdated. Learn about three disrupters that are ...
  17. 3 Alternative Ways To Save for College

    The cost of college is skyrocketing at a time of record student loan debt. But there are ways to earn a college degree without ...
  18. Is Renter’s Insurance Worth It?

    Renter’s insurance is so relatively inexpensive that there’s really no reason not to have it. Still, how much does it cost ...
  19. Work or Staying at Home: You Still Need a Plan

    A great deal of the econonmic engine is fueled by stay-at-home parents. Their financial needs matter as much as anyone. Here's ...
  20. Is Your Health Insurance Enough For Retirement?

    Learn what to expect to pay for health insurance in retirement, what is covered through Medicare and what the Affordable ...
  21. How to Price Your Home Like the Pros

    Selling a house without using a realtor can be a difficult task. Thankfully the internet has made it easy to list a home ...
  22. What Is the Lowest Credit Score?

    Learn about the different types of credit scores available to borrowers, and find out about the lowest scores under each ...
  23. 529 Plan Contribution Limits in 2016

    Learn about the contribution and account balance limits on 529 plan accounts and discover how these contribution limits differ ...
  24. Split Dollar Life Insurance: How it Works

    Understanding how split dollar life insurance plans are designed and what tax regulations they must follow.
  25. 4 Personal Loans Sources for Fair Credit

    Discover the best places to apply for an unsecured personal loan if you have only fair credit, including information on rates ...
  26. 10 Healthy Foods That Are Easy on Your Budget

    Learn more about healthy food options, and understand how you can eat healthier foods while you remain true to your budget.
  27. Using Licensing to Rent Your Ideas to Large Companies

    Learn how to license your ideas to get your groundbreaking product on the shelves without raising capital or having business ...
  28. Amazon Is Opening Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

    Amazon has opened its first of presumably many physical bookstores. Why did Amazon do this and how are they different from ...
  29. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN): 2015 Recap

    A look at the ups and downs of Amazon in 2015.
  30. Healthcare Credit Cards: Easy but Risky

    Do you need help paying for a medical procedure? Are you struggling with medical copayments? A healthcare credit card can ...
  31. 7 Ways to Save Money for an Emergency Fund

    An emergency fund is critical for unexpected expenses. Fortunately, there are several was to save for one.
  32. The Average Cost of Homeowners Insurance

    What factors into the the premiums you pay for homeowners insurance? Much depends on where you live. But there are ways to ...
  33. 4 Things You Should Never Reveal During a Job Interview

    A job interview is a place to describe skills and abilities related to the job, not share personal information that could ...
  34. Salary Negotiation Strategies That Can Backfire

    While you want the best salary you can get, failing to understand when, how, and why to negotiate may lead to undesirable ...
  35. 7 Trump Businesses You Didn't Know Existed

    Understand what Donald Trump is best known for and the types of income streams he's created. Learn about seven obscure businesses ...
  36. 5 Dental Insurance Plans with No Annual Maximum

    Most dental insurers tend to cap the amount of benefits they'll reimburse each year. Here are some that don't.
  37. Homeowners vs. Renters

    An economist's view of homeowners versus renters.
  38. Single-Family vs. Multi-Family Homes

    What's the benefit of a single-family home versus multi-family units?
  39. How To Apply For a Personal Loan

    Learn about different avenues for applying for a personal loan, and learn valuable tips to help you get your personal loan ...
  40. New Construction vs. Existing Homes

    Thinking of buying a new home? Consider the differences between new homes and existing construction.
  41. Cheap Currencies for Travel in 2016

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  42. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  43. Walmart Pay vs. The Competition (WMT, AAPL)

    Although Walmart Pay has few competitors, it must improve its app or face pressure to accept better mobile payment services.
  44. Amazon Monetizes Convenience (AMZN)

    Amazon has tapped into America's convenience culture. The company has struck gold with services that allow for maximum convenience ...
  45. How 529s Can Hurt Grandparents

    529 savings plan are a great way to save for a college education. But when grandparents open the account, in some cases it ...
  46. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  47. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Florida

    Discover some tips that are very important to consider but often forgotten when searching for the perfect beachfront condominium ...
  48. Critical Illness Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Critical illness insurance could be the only thing protecting you from financial ruin if you're faced with a big health emergency. ...
  49. Why Retirees Shouldn’t Use Credit Cards

    Many financial experts discourage credit card use for all consumers, especially retirees.
  50. Amazon's Big Branding Problem (AMZN)

    Amazon can be inconsistent with its branding policies which can alienate confused customers. The company should simplify ...
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