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  1. 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 ...
  2. Split Dollar Life Insurance: How it Works

    Understanding how split dollar life insurance plans are designed and what tax regulations they must follow.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN): 2015 Recap

    A look at the ups and downs of Amazon in 2015.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. Homeowners vs. Renters

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

    What's the benefit of a single-family home versus multi-family units?
  17. 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 ...
  18. New Construction vs. Existing Homes

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

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Amazon Monetizes Convenience (AMZN)

    Amazon has tapped into America's convenience culture. The company has struck gold with services that allow for maximum convenience ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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. ...
  27. Why Retirees Shouldn’t Use Credit Cards

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

    Amazon can be inconsistent with its branding policies which can alienate confused customers. The company should simplify ...
  29. Detroit Real Estate: Rising From the Ashes?

    The real estate market in Detroit might seem doomed after the city's bankruptcy. But a closer look shows opportunity for ...
  30. When a $9,701 Cup of Coffee is a Bargain

    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 ...
  31. Rising Prices: Inflation or Quality Improvements?

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

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  33. 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 ...
  34. Financial Boiler Rooms Today: Real-World Examples

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

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

    How to use life and disability insurance to help fund a business succession or buyout plan.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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?
  45. 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 ...
  46. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
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