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    You actually can't get a mortgage on a houseboat, but you can get a loan. A floating home, however, is eligible for a mortgage. ...
  2. The Best Industries for Interns in 2015

    While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 50.5 million jobs openings will be created between 2012 and 2022, there ...
  3. What is the difference between an Equity REIT and a Mortgage REIT?

    Find out more about real estate investment trusts and the main differences between equity and mortgage real estate investment ...
  4. Does raising the minimum wage increase inflation?

    Explore whether raising the minimum wage increases inflation. This is a polarizing topic that is inherently linked to unemployment.
  5. Why are economists interested in the consumer surplus?

    Understand why an economist would be interested in consumer surplus. Learn why an economy would want to maximize consumer ...
  6. Is It Worth Paying For Professional Home Staging?

    Buyers need to be able to visualize a house as their future home. Skilled home staging can help them do just that.
  7. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  8. The Story Of Zipdial's Success

    Here is how ZipDial formed and subsequently shot to success in the Asian market.
  9. The Pros & Cons Of Being A Trader On The West Coast

    There are certain benefits and drawbacks that go with being a trader on the West Coast of North America.
  10. Study Abroad: Budget For Japan

    Find out what it would cost to get part of your education in Japan – maybe less than you think!
  11. How can an investor terminate a derivative contract?

    Read a brief overview about some of the different ways that derivatives traders can terminate their contracts early, including ...
  12. Low-Cost Curb Appeal Projects For Your Front Yard

    Some low-cost improvements to your home's exterior and front yard could increase its curb appeal and ensure a great first ...
  13. What economic factors affect the performance of the consumer packaged goods industry?

    Discover the various economic factors that most significantly impact the performance of companies in the consumer packaged ...
  14. Is A Premium Checking Account Worth It?

    Premium checking accounts give you free checking and other perks in return for keeping a certain balance in the bank. Is ...
  15. How Much Is Enough To Finance Your Retirement?

    Keep these points in mind as you calculate your retirement asset goal.
  16. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share This Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  17. What risks does a business owner face under a business structure with unlimited liability?

    Understand the types or risk a business owner faces under a business structure with unlimited liability. Learn why a business ...
  18. Why does zero-based budgeting require ongoing evaluation and management?

    Learn why a business elects to use a zero-based budgeting approach and understand why zero-based budgeting requires evaluation ...
  19. When should a real estate broker release earnest money deposit funds?

    Find out when and under what circumstances a real estate broker is allowed to release the earnest money deposit in a real ...
  20. How do externalities represent profit opportunities?

    Find out how externalities can present profit opportunities for entrepreneurs who help direct efficient market outcomes by ...
  21. How does life insurance help high net worth individuals protect their businesses ...

    Explore how life insurance can help high-net-worth individuals protect their businesses and personal wealth by protecting ...
  22. How do I set up a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

    Learn about the main steps in forming an LLC, including filing the articles of organization and drafting an operating agreement.
  23. What is the usual profit margin for a company in the insurance sector?

    Learn what the average profit margin is within the insurance industry, and what factors can affect the profitability of an ...
  24. What financial ratios are most useful for an investor to evaluate the liquidity of ...

    Learn which financial ratios are most useful for investors in financial analysis to evaluate the liquidity of an insurance ...
  25. Can a Limited Liability Company (LLC) issue stock?

    Learn about a limited liability company, or LLC, and if it is able to issue stock. Understand the benefits of an LLC, both ...
  26. In what ways does government regulation impact the insurance sector?

    See how government regulation of the insurance sector leads to higher prices, more risk and a system where the consumer has ...
  27. What are the benefits of high net worth insurance?

    Read about the benefits of properly planned high-net-worth insurance coverage for high-net-worth individuals that might not ...
  28. What is an Unsecured Loan?

    An unsecured loan is based on the creditworthiness of the borrower, and has no collateral securing the loan.
  29. Explaining the Cash Budget

    A cash budget is a plan for the inflows and outflows of cash for a business or an individual.
  30. Top Premium Checking Accounts of 2015

    Which banks offer the best deals for premium checking accounts – and what do you have to do to qualify for one?
  31. What are the major barriers to entry for new companies in the drugs sector?

    Find out why barriers to entry for U.S. drug companies are so high and how the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, inhibits ...
  32. Why should investors research the C-suite executives of a company?

    Learn how C-suite officers affect shareholders; discover how the CEO impacts financial performance and why governance is ...
  33. Can a business ever be too small to issue commercial paper?

    See why market forces regulate the size of companies that issue commercial paper, even though there are no official regulations ...
  34. How Microfinance and Investment Banking Compare

    Investment banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide similar services, but the clients they serve and the incentives ...
  35. How does quantifying fixed overhead volume variance show whether a company is profitable ...

    Find out why some fundamental analysts look at fixed overhead volume variance as an indicator of company profitability or ...
  36. What are the restrictions for naming a given individual as my contingent beneficiary?

    Understand what restrictions may exist, depending on your state and the policy you choose, on naming your life insurance ...
  37. Are there significant seasonal patterns in the electronics sector?

    Examine the consumer electronics sector and learn what typical seasonal sales patterns can be identified for this important ...
  38. Can I Become An Angel Investor?

    Because of SEC rules, you already need significant assets to become an angel investor.
  39. What should be included in a restaurant business model?

    Learn what a business model is and its purpose, along with learning the specific elements that should be included in a business ...
  40. Who are Nordstrom's (JWN) main competitors?

    Learn more about Nordstrom (JWN) and its competitors in the retail industry. Find out how Nordstrom competes with other companies ...
  41. What do you need to know to create a business model?

    Learn what a business model is, its importance and the primary elements that are needed in order to create a successful business ...
  42. What is price variance in cost accounting?

    Understand what price variance is in relation to cost accounting. Learn the most common way price variance arises and how ...
  43. The Case For Stocks Today

    Last week, U.S. equities advanced with the S&P 500 Index notching new records. Investors are now getting nervous with rate ...
  44. Financial Gifts For Grads: Kindergarten To College

    If you really want to help your grad preparing for the future, consider a present that supports their long-term goals—an ...
  45. Can small investors buy collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs)?

    Read about collateralized mortgage obligations and their relationship with small investors, plus what risks small investors ...
  46. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

    Learn about the difference between the Z-spread and option-adjusted spread valuations of future cash flows for bonds, and ...
  47. Are there any practical differences between a wholly owned subsidiary and a regular ...

    Explore the real, practical differences between a wholly owned subsidiary and a regular subsidiary. Local conditions determine ...
  48. Tech Startup Momentum Being Generated In Detroit

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  49. The 10 Richest Women In Fashion

    The top 10 richest women in fashion have many similarities as well as differences. From nationality to career trajectory, ...
  50. How are distribution channels generally organized?

    Find out how distribution channels are commonly organized, and learn about the most important elements in the distribution ...
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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