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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Understanding Rent-to-Own Contracts

    They can work for you or against you. Here's how to negotiate a fair one.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. How Long Bankruptcy Will Affect You

    How long will the sad chapter of bankruptcy impact the rest of your life?
  13. 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 ...
  14. 10 Ways to Save Money at the Farmers' Market

    Strategic shopping can help your budget as well as your health.
  15. 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.
  16. Renting vs. Owning: Which is Better for You?

    Despite the conventional wisdom, renting might make more financial sense than you think.
  17. 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 ...
  18. The 8 Best Business and Finance T.V. Shows

    With so many talking heads to choose from, which is the right show for your business and money matter needs? We review the ...
  19. How To Get That Entry-Level Financial Analyst Job

    Landing a job as a financial analyst takes study, strategy and a lot of hard work. Here's how to hone your competitive edge.
  20. Top 10 Side Jobs You Could Start Now

    Ways to make extra cash in your spare time.
  21. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in San Francisco

    Learn about some of the larger private equity firms with a presence in San Francisco, including KKR, the Blackstone Group ...
  22. Guidelines for FHA Reverse Mortgages

    FHA guidelines protect borrowers from major mistakes, prevent lenders from taking advantage of borrowers and encourage lenders ...
  23. Does It Make Sense to Go to College in Europe?

    If you're deciding whether to get a degree abroad, first do your research and talk to alumni who have completed the same ...
  24. The Companies of Peter Theil's Founders Fund

    Learn about the major public companies that Peter Thiel has invested in and companies that are on the verge of going public ...
  25. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Los Angeles

    Learn why Los Angeles is a thriving market for private equity, and identify the five largest private equity firms operating ...
  26. Understanding Switching Costs

    Consumers incur switching costs when they receive a monetary or other type of penalty for changing a supplier, brand or product.
  27. Explaining Strategic Alliances

    A strategic alliance is a business relationship between two or more entities that share recourses for a common goal.
  28. What’s Holding Back the U.S. Consumer

    Even as job growth has surged and gasoline prices have plunged, U.S. consumers are proving slow to respond and repair their ...
  29. The Problem With Today’s Headline Economic Data

    Headwinds have kept the U.S. growth more moderate than in the past–including leverage levels and an aging population—and ...
  30. Explaining Rehypothecation

    Rehypothecation occurs when an asset used as collateral for one party is reused in another transaction.
  31. What's a Nonperforming Loan?

    A nonperforming loan is any borrowed sum where the borrower has failed to pay scheduled payments for at least 90 days.
  32. 6 Ways to Save Money on Back-to-School Stuff

    Those school-supply lists just keep getting longer each year. Here's how to shop smart.
  33. When Are Rent-to-Own Homes a Good Idea?

    Lease now and pay later can work – for a select few.
  34. Explaining Market Penetration

    Market penetration is the measure of how much a good or service is being used within a total potential market.
  35. Calculating the Marginal Rate of Substitution

    The marginal rate of substitution determines how much of one good a consumer will give up to obtain extra units of another ...
  36. What Qualifies as Full Employment?

    Full employment is an economic term describing a situation where all available labor resources are being utilized to their ...
  37. What Does Bootstrap Mean?

    The term bootstrap refers to launching and building a business with little capital and no funding from outside sources.
  38. Who is a Beneficiary?

    A beneficiary is a person or entity that receives funds, assets, property or other benefits from a trust, will, or life insurance ...
  39. How Volatile Exchange Rates Affect Your Vacation

    Those ever-changing fluctuations can make a difference in anything from your hotel room to an ATM transaction.
  40. A Day in the Life of an Equity Research Analyst

    What does an equity research analyst do on an everyday basis?
  41. The Pros and Cons of Owner Financing

    Details on the upside and risks of this type of deal for both the owner and the buyer.
  42. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Insurance

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Insurance exchange-traded fund, which follows the S&P Insurance Select Industry Index by investing ...
  43. Career Choice: Bulge Bracket Vs. Boutique Bank

    Bulge bracket banks offer higher salaries and prestige. But boutique banks are rapidly gaining market share and may offer ...
  44. Can Corporate Credit Cards Affect Your Credit?

    Corporate cards have a hidden downside. If the company fails to pay its bills, you could be liable for the amount and end ...
  45. Millennials Guide: Picking the Best Rewards Cards

    There are perks a-plenty on offer, but you have to find the right plastic for your lifestyle.
  46. The Best Stocks to Buy for Less than $10 before Year End

    Learn about the best stocks to buy under $10. These stocks are speculative but have considerable upside given their valuation ...
  47. Top 5 Car Insurance Companies in Florida

    Learn which car insurance companies lead the Florida market in terms of market share and new premium dollars, and discover ...
  48. 10 Companies That Yuppies Love

    Learn about 10 companies loved by the modern Yuppie, including how this demographic's impressive buying power has boosted ...
  49. Why would someone change their Social Security number?

    Learn the reasons a person might choose to change his Social Security number, including identity theft and abuse, and discover ...
  50. Strategies for a Worry-Free Retirement

    Worried about retirement? Here are several strategies to greatly reduce the chance your nest egg will end up depleted.
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  3. Normal Profit

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

    Expenses associated with the maintenance and administration of a business on a day-to-day basis.
  5. Cost Of Funds

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