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  1. What is a Loan Loss Provision?

    Banks set aside loan loss provisions to cover losses from bad loans.
  2. What are the Four Ps?

    The four Ps of the marketing mix are product, price, place and promotion.
  3. Who is an Angel Investor?

    An angel investor is a wealthy individual that agrees to invest in a small startup company that has little access to capital.
  4. The Best Time to Book a Hotel for Vacations

    Knowing when to book your hotel room can help your vacation budget. Since there are lots of variables, it pays to do your ...
  5. Mobile Payments in 2015: When Will Cash Be Obsolete?

    A wave of new mobile payment technology is setting the stage for a revolution in how we buy in stores.
  6. 7 Renovation Projects That Improve Your Property Value

    These renovation projects will increase your property value and get you the highest returns on investment
  7. How to Use an Allowance to Teach Your Kids About Money

    On the fence about whether or not you should give your kids an allowance? An allowance is the perfect way to introduce your ...
  8. The Psychology Behind Why People Buy Luxury Goods

    Luxury goods are a great example of how irrational we can be; a decent and sturdy handbag can be purchased for $50, yet people ...
  9. How to Create a Professional Brand on Facebook

    Facebook isn't going away, which means you can't ignore it. Because of it's size, it can be a great venue to build a professional ...
  10. How Advisors Can Help Junior Partners Flourish

    Hiring a junior partner can be beneficial to a financial planning practice. Here's how advisors can help a new hire flourish. ...
  11. These College Majors Often Lead to Big Salaries

    The benefits of a college degree are substantial, especially if you pick (and stick with) one of the nation's highest-paying ...
  12. Advisors: When Should You Fire a Client?

    Sometimes firing a client is necessary. Here's how to know when it's time to show a client the door.
  13. How the Self-Employed Can Prepare for Retirement

    The self-employed aren't saving enough for retirement. Here's what they can do to change that.
  14. Millennials Guide: Picking the Right Car Insurance

    Millennials fall into the category of high car-insurance rates. Check out some of the ways to save money, like owning an ...
  15. Airbnb Insurance: Will It Cover Enough?

    If a paying guest trips over a rug in your home, breaks an ankle and sues for damages, here's how to make sure your coverage ...
  16. Refinancing vs. a Home-Equity Loan: How to Decide

    If you want to pay off debt, make home improvements or just get a better interest rate, you need to know exactly what these ...
  17. Mobile Payment Battle: Samsung Pay Vs. Apple Pay

    Examine and compare the two primary mobile phone payment systems being offered to consumers in 2015 through Apple Pay and ...
  18. Top Tips for Inheriting a Book of Clients

    Inheriting another advisor's book of clients can be a big boon. Here are some tips on how to handle the transition.
  19. How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

    Living paycheck-to-paycheck — which many high-income earners do — leaves little wiggle room for any unexpected expenses.
  20. Want to Be High-Earner? Avoid these College Majors

    Why these college majors might offer a poor chance of paying off those student loans sooner rather than later.
  21. Before you Buy That Home: Find a Great Realtor

    Most people think of a good realtor as a successful salesperson, but we should not assume than that's what makes a great ...
  22. An Overview of Businesses Owned by Amazon

    Amazon is much more than an online retailer. Here are six companies owned by the multibillion-dollar conglomerate.
  23. Millennials Guide: How to Pick the Right Mortgage

    Here’s help in finding the perfect, affordable loan for that home you have been dreaming about.
  24. 5 (Possibly) Costly Risks of Being an Airbnb Host

    Guests who get injured or damage your neighbor’s property are just a couple of examples of what can go wrong. Here’s how ...
  25. Home-Equity Loan vs. HELOC: Which Is Better?

    Knowing the difference between a home-equity loan and a HELOC is important. Here's how to tell which is a better fit for ...
  26. Best 7 Money Saving Tips for Your Electric Bill

    Learn how to make simple changes around the home to save on your electric bill, such as fixing drafty windows and switching ...
  27. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Las Vegas?

    Learn how much it costs to live in Las Vegas and how that amount varies based on whether you are a student, a professional ...
  28. The 6 Best Alternatives to Hotels

    Discover information about some of the many-available and much-less expensive alternatives to staying in hotels when you ...
  29. Understanding Different Types of Life Insurance

    Understand the various types of life insurance, how each can be used in personal or business financial planning, and for ...
  30. Want a Giant Salary? Here's What to Major In

    The stability, high starting salaries and job growth are just a few reasons why students would be smart to consider studying ...
  31. The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

    Learn why heavy bond issuance, economic decline, oppressive social spending and a declining population combined to bring ...
  32. Who Are Wells Fargo’s Main Competitors?

    Explore information on the main competitors of Wells Fargo, the other three of the "big four" U.S. banks of Citigroup, JPMorgan ...
  33. Who Are Bank of America’s Main Competitors?

    Explore information and analysis on JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup, the three banks considered the main competitors ...
  34. Why Some Millionaires Have the Middle-Class Blues

    Recent studies show that a large percentage of U.S. millionaires classify themselves as middle class. Here's why.
  35. Top Tips for Beating Money Stress

    The leading cause of stress in America is money. Here are five tips to help you reduce your financial worry.
  36. 3 Top Stocks for the Long Haul

    Consumer confidence may rise and fall, but these three stocks should be long-term winners.
  37. Mortgage Broker vs. Direct Lenders: Which is Best?

    There are key differences between mortgage brokers and direct lenders. Here's how to choose which is best for you.
  38. Off-Campus vs Campus Housing, Which One To Choose

    With U.S. college tuition ranging from free to over $30,000 a year, there are a lot of decisions to make in the months leading ...
  39. The Best Time to Book a Flight

    Being savvy about when to book your flight reservation can save you lots of money. Otherwise you'll end up paying more than ...
  40. A Quick Guide to How FAFSA Loans Work

    If you’re headed to college and want to know how to apply for financial aid, this is where you need to start.
  41. How Regulations Protect Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

    They're complex animals, which is why there are government guidelines in place to protect borrowers.
  42. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Miami?

    Learn how much it costs on average to live in Miami and the challenges people face sustaining a lifestyle in Miami during ...
  43. Can your insurance company drug test you?

    Learn why drug companies conduct drug tests and how a lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol can save you big money on health ...
  44. Career Advice: Financial Analyst Vs. Accountant

    Read an in-depth comparison between a career as a financial analyst and a career as an accountant, including how to determine ...
  45. Does a financial advisor need an MBA?

    Learn how a master's in business administration (MBA) is not needed for a licensed financial advisor as only specific coursework ...
  46. How to Rate a Neighborhood When Buying a Home

    From school quality to crime rates, here are the factors to consider before you purchase a home.
  47. 7 Stocks Suitable For Young Professionals

    Understand what drives young professionals and where they look to invest; learn about seven stocks all young professionals ...
  48. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Engagement Ring

    Understand why the purchase of an engagement ring is so important. Learn about seven key mistakes to avoid when purchasing ...
  49. What is the difference between a peril and a hazard?

    Learn about the differences between a peril and a hazard, and discover information on the different classifications of types ...
  50. Do financial advisors work only in banks?

    Learn how financial advisors are employed not only by various financial institutions, such as banks, but an increasing number ...
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