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  1. Does consumer protection cover my debts?

    Discover what type of consumer debts are protected through a variety of federal regulations, and learn how protections change ...
  2. Salary Secrets: What Is Considered a Big Raise?

    A 4% or 5% annual jump in pay may not sound huge, but in today’s environment, it actually means you’re faring better than ...
  3. What Does It Cost To Raise a Child in America?

    Having a family can be an expensive proposition, but couples who know the numbers can strategize to lower the costs.
  4. Understanding Retail Banking

    Retail banking refers to the mass-marketed, consumer-oriented products and services offered by the local branch of the commercial ...
  5. Explaining Cost Control

    For a business, cost control entails managing and reducing expenses.
  6. What Happens in a Default?

    Borrowers are in default when they don’t honor a debt, whether their failure is intentional or not.
  7. Top 6 Car Insurance Companies in New York

    Read about the top private auto insurers licensed to operate in New York, and learn about recent trends in market share among ...
  8. Calculating the Consumption Function

    The consumption function shows the level of consumer spending as it relates to disposable income.
  9. Which Kind of Life Insurance Is Best for You?

    Parse the pros and cons of different policy types to ensure the best coverage for your needs.
  10. Explaining Co-Pays

    A co-pay is a set dollar amount an insured patient pays when visiting a doctor, filling a prescription, having tests performed ...
  11. Understanding Brokerage Fees

    Agents charge brokerage fees for facilitating transactions between buyers and sellers.
  12. How to Job Search While You're Still Employed

    The best time to look for a new job is when you already have one.
  13. Redefining the Stop-Loss

    Using Stop-losses for trading doesn’t mean ‘losing money’, but instead think about the money you'll start saving once you ...
  14. The 5 Biggest Canadian Law Firms

    Obtain company information about some of the largest major legal firms that are headquartered and have principal operations ...
  15. Top 5 Startups that Emerged in Toronto

    Learn how Toronto has built a fertile climate for startups, and identify some of the top companies to emerge from the city's ...
  16. The 5 Biggest Chinese Insurance Companies

    Read about the top Chinese insurance companies by market capitalization, and learn a little about their positions in the ...
  17. Top 8 Car Insurance Companies in New Jersey

    Read about the top personal auto insurers operating in New Jersey, and learn about recent trends in market share among these ...
  18. Top 5 Car Insurance Companies in Texas

    Examine the five biggest automobile insurance companies operating in the state of Texas, ranked based on market share in ...
  19. ETF Analysis: PowerShares KBW Bank

    Consider an examination and analysis of the PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF, considered one of the primary financial sector ...
  20. Millennials Guide: Buying Your First House

    Millennial homebuyers need to research a lot of things, such as how much to pay, down payments, PMI, FHA loans and special ...
  21. What is Passive Income?

    Passive income is earned by someone from ventures in which they did not actively participate.
  22. What are Limited Partnerships?

    A limited partnership involves two or more partners conducting a business, but one is only liable for his capital investment. ...
  23. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    It’s not easy to profit from IPO​s, but the money is there.
  24. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    Thinking of investing in IPOs? Here are five things to remember before jumping into these murky waters.
  25. Understanding Home-Equity Loan Rates

    Shopping is the most important part of getting a home-equity loan. You're going to have to live with the terms for a long ...
  26. Top 5 Startups that Emerged in London

    Learn why London's startup scene is so prolific, and identify some of the hottest companies emerging from this scene as of ...
  27. 5 Ways to Lower Life Insurance Premiums

    Learn several effective methods for lowering life insurance premiums. These include quitting smoking and considering term ...
  28. The 7 Best Ways to Get Out of Debt

    Obtain information on how to put together and execute a plan to get out of debt, including the various steps and methods ...
  29. Whole or Term Life Insurance: Which Is Better?

    Learn the difference between term life insurance and whole life insurance. Understand when it is beneficial to buy each type ...
  30. Understanding Taxes on Life Insurance Premiums

    Learn about the tax implications of life insurance premiums, including when they might be taxable and whether they are tax ...
  31. Is a Recession Coming?

    In the space of a week, the VIX Index, a measure of market volatility, spiked from 13, suggesting extreme complacency, to ...
  32. Tips on Building a Resume for a Private Equity Job

    Trying to land a job in the coveted private equity sector? Ensure your resume meets the stringent PE job requirements with ...
  33. 5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Bad Idea

    Here are the key situations when you should probably pass on this type of home loan.
  34. Can my IRA be garnished for child support?

    Find out about the different federal and state protections for IRA funds, and when your IRA savings can be garnished to satisfy ...
  35. 5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Good Idea

    If these five criteria describe your situation, a reverse mortgage might be a good idea for you.
  36. The 4 Biggest Private Equity Firms in London

    Discover information about the largest private equity firms that are headquartered in London, ranked by total assets under ...
  37. Understanding Rent-to-Own Contracts

    They can work for you or against you. Here's how to negotiate a fair one.
  38. Can creditors garnish my IRA?

    Find out how your IRA can be garnished by creditors, including how federal and state regulations differ and what exemptions ...
  39. Is Japan an emerging market economy?

    Discover whether Japan is an emerging market economy. Emerging markets have high levels of risk and reward due to their growth ...
  40. How Does Glamsquad Work and Make Money?

    Learn about what Glamsquad does and how it makes money, including why the rise of the "Uber culture" has made this new luxury ...
  41. 4 Mutual Funds to Consider If Interest Rates Rise

    Learn what mutual funds will perform best if interest rates rise. Interest rates can rise due to inflation or to an improving ...
  42. Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

    If your business has receiveables, here's a smart way to leverage them to build up your retirement fund fast.
  43. Leading Economic Indicators: U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly Stats

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  44. Don't Get Burned by High Credit Card Rates

    The average card charges 11.8%, and some rates top 20%. Experts warn that credit card interest may remain steep.
  45. How Long Bankruptcy Will Affect You

    How long will the sad chapter of bankruptcy impact the rest of your life?
  46. Umbrella Insurance: You May Need It, Too

    If you have assets to protect – or just run a business from home – you could be unpleasantly surprised at how much you need ...
  47. 10 Ways to Save Money at the Farmers' Market

    Strategic shopping can help your budget as well as your health.
  48. Avoiding the 5 Most Common Rent-to-Own Mistakes

    Pitfalls that a prospective tenant-buyer could encounter on the road to purchase – and how not to stumble into them.
  49. Renting vs. Owning: Which is Better for You?

    Despite the conventional wisdom, renting might make more financial sense than you think.
  50. Refinance Vs. Debt Restructuring: What's Best For Your Credit Score?

    Discover key differences between refinancing and restructuring debt in regard to terms, the negotiation process and effect ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Term Deposit

    A deposit held at a financial institution that has a fixed term, and guarantees return of principal.
  2. Zero-Sum Game

    A situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so that the net change in wealth or benefit is zero. ...
  3. Capitalization Rate

    The rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the income that the property is expected to generate.
  4. Gross Profit

    A company's total revenue (equivalent to total sales) minus the cost of goods sold. Gross profit is the profit a company ...
  5. Revenue

    The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned ...
  6. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
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