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    We seldom think of our spending in bulk. For example, we don’t think how much our house costs, we think about how much our ...
  2. Rising Prices: Inflation or Quality Improvements?

    Price indices are used to measure inflation, but qualitative improvements in products complicates attempts to isolate the ...
  3. Income Relating: Who Pays More for Medicare?

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  4. Favorite Rewards Credit Cards for 2016

    These credit card companies take different approaches to reward you for making purchases you'd have made anyway. The key ...
  5. Financial Boiler Rooms Today: Real-World Examples

    High-pressure sales environments pitching inflated penny stocks or faux companies exist and cost investors millions every ...
  6. Why Healthcare Planning is Vital to Retirement

    Retirement planning is also about healthcare planning. Here's how to factor it all in.
  7. Using Insurance in a Business Succession Plan

    How to use life and disability insurance to help fund a business succession or buyout plan.
  8. 3 Popular Consumers Stocks in 2015 (AMZN, SBUX)

    Find out what makes Amazon, Starbucks and The Home Depot three popular consumer stocks in 2015 and how they may remain so ...
  9. How to Lower Refinance Closing Costs

    Refinancing a mortgage can save you money but it isn't free. There are closing costs associated with a refinance and how ...
  10. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Retail Stocks for 2016 (M, GPS)

    Learn about five retail merchants that have dividends policies with attractive dividend yields after a sell-off of stocks ...
  11. The Top 5 Retail Stocks for 2016 (AMZN, EXPR)

    Discover the top five retail stocks for 2016, including two big household names and one small-cap apparel stock currently ...
  12. What's the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics?

    Microeconomics is generally the study of individuals and business decisions, macroeconomics looks at higher up country and ...
  13. The 3 Best Online Shopping Cart Software Programs for Your Business

    Learn about several of the best and easiest software options available to add an online shopping cart to an existing business ...
  14. Can I Afford a House in 2016?

    Start the homebuying process in 2016 before mortgage rates increase. More sellers are expected to list their homes, resulting ...
  15. Are the Retail ETFs XRT and RTH a Good Buy Now?

    These two ETFs offer diversification in the retail sector. But are they a good buy right now?
  16. 3 Economic Challenges Italy Faces in 2016

    Learn how Italy's economic problems are ingrained and systemic. Unless Italy implements drastic economic fixes, 2016 will ...
  17. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  18. How Much Car Insurance Do I Need?

    Find out to determine how much car insurance you actually need with this overview of the different types of coverage available ...
  19. APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    Banks use these rates to entice borrowers and investors. Find out what you're really getting.
  20. Quit Your Job To Trade Stocks?

    Ready to quit your day job and become a full-time trader? These tips will help you determine your area of expertise.
  21. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  22. Why Entrepreneurs Are Important for the Economy

    This article discusses the importance of entrepreneurs and their important value-add to the economy of a state.
  23. Understanding Rights Issues

    Not sure what to do if a company invites you to buy more shares at discount? Here are some of your options.
  24. 3 Best Mortgage Calculator Websites for UK Residents

    Identify the features offered by good U.K. mortgage calculators, and learn where you can find some of the best calculators ...
  25. 4 Reasons Estate Planning Is So Important

    Estate planning isn't fun, but without it, there can be devastating consequences.
  26. Top Investment Banks in the Sports Industry

    Find out why the top investment banks in the sports industry tend to be smaller niche players and are prepared to battle ...
  27. 4 Degrees Most Oil Companies Are Looking For

    Find out which four degrees oil companies want to see on the resumes of new hires, and find out why the industry still pursues ...
  28. 8 College Degrees with the Best Returns on Investment

    Find out which college degrees offer the best opportunities to earn a salary that can generate a solid return on your investment ...
  29. Can Going to the Gym Lower My Insurance Premiums?

    Find out whether a gym membership and living a healthier lifestyle can lead to lower insurance premiums or other financial ...
  30. Why Own Life Insurance in a Qualified Retirement Plan?

    What are the pros and cons of owning cash value life insurance in a qualified retirement plan?
  31. Top 5 Ways Advisors Can Appeal to Women

    Female clients present an enormous potential market for advisors. Here are some ways advisors can make their practice more ...
  32. Top Tips for Retaining Widowed Clients

    These tips should help keep your widowed clients safely in your book of business for years to come.
  33. Top 10 Investopedia Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  34. Learn About the London Business School

    The London Business School is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world. Students from more than 1 ...
  35. What is Love Money?

    Love money is seed money or capital an entrepreneur receives from friends or family to start a business.
  36. What Does a Lender Do?

    A lender provides funds to another with the expectation those funds will be repaid with interest.
  37. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or the FDCPA, prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices ...
  38. What's an Encumbrance?

    An encumbrance is a claim against a property by another party.
  39. What Does Mom and Pop Mean?

    A mom and pop shop is a small, independent, family-owned business.
  40. These 5 Books Will Transform the Way You Think

    Just as successful startups disrupt their industries, these writers disrupt our view of the world.
  41. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  42. How Safe Is Traveling in Europe?

    Here, some factors to consider as you make your travel plans this year.
  43. Becoming An Insurance Agent

    Few careers match the opportunity for as quick and large a paycheck as does being a life insurance agent.
  44. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  45. The Power of Major Credit Rating Agencies

    The performance of major independent credit rating agencies is a controversial topic, particularly due to the strength of ...
  46. Lose 10 Pounds Of Overspending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that your money's going where it should?
  47. How to Rake in Customers with Social Media

    Think your company doesn't stand to gain anything from social media? Think again. Here are some tips on how to best to reach ...
  48. Do You Have What It Takes to Sell Your Home?

    Selling your home on your own can save you money. But you'll need market knowledge, marketing skills and the drive to successfully ...
  49. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest ...
  50. 7 Popular Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

    This guide will help you get the word out about your small business.
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