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    Read about JPMorgan Chase & Company's main operating subsidiaries, including its retail and investment banking operations ...
  2. How the Affordable Care Act Affects UnitedHealth's Profits (UNH)

    Find out why the public exchanges in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, cost America's largest insurance ...
  3. Explaining Premiums

    Premium has a few different meanings in the financial world.
  4. Contingency Clauses In Home Purchases Contracts

    Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses, which are conditions or actions that must be met for a contract ...
  5. 10 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With seven seasons, 7.5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  6. 5 Ways to Create a Bidding War This Spring

    Sellers hoping to get multiple bids need more than a great location. It's going to require the right priced home and lots ...
  7. Where to (and Not) Invest Based on Consumer Trends

    It's a volatile market, but picking winners and losers can be easier if you pay attention to consumer trends.
  8. 7 Issues to Consider When Determining Life Insurance Coverage

    Seven issues to consider when buying life insurance to ensure the coverage is tailored to meet your personal financial situation. ...
  9. Do This If Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Bills

    Health insurance doesn't pay enough to help the millions of consumers who are drowning in medical debt. Are there any other ...
  10. Life Insurance With an Increasing Death Benefit

    Why buy a life insurance policy with an increasing rather than level death benefit
  11. 5 Essential Financial Tips for Breadwinning Moms

    Women as households' primary breadwinners are on the rise, but it hasn't been an easy fight or transition. Here are five ...
  12. Diamond in the Rough? U.S. Franchises in 2016 (MCD, DNKN)

    Learn about U.S. franchise growth and direction for 2016 and how changes in wage standards and consumer preferences may endanger ...
  13. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Consumers Sectors (LBTYA, CBS)

    Discover who the highest-paid executives in the consumer sectors are and how they reached their positions of power and influence.
  14. Why Credit Karma is Free & How it Makes Money

    Credit scores originally were built for lenders, but Credit Karma makes the system work for consumers, too – and makes money ...
  15. Is Medicare Available to Anyone Besides Retirees ?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  16. Pass Your CFA Exams on the First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  17. AARP Expects Massive Caregiver Shortage by 2020

    The AARP predicts that by the year 2020 there will be a big shortage in the number of caregivers available to help the elderly. ...
  18. Starbucks Expands Rewards Program Beyond Stores (SBUX, V)

    Investors are likely hoping its new rewards program can be rewarding in the long term.
  19. How to Succeed as an Investment Banker

    Here are the top five skills investment bankers need to handle the job’s many pressures, and how to acquire those skills.
  20. At Harvard, Expect High Tuition But Generous Aid

    Harvard University might have one of the country’s highest tuition rates, but many students pay far less thanks to a strong ...
  21. MBA or CFA: Which Is Better for a Career in Finance?

    Potential financial advisors, analysts or asset managers have many credentials and degrees from which to choose. Here's a ...
  22. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    These are the 10 largest insurance companies in the world.
  23. Avoid the High Cost of Cash from Travelex

    All its locations make Travelex the most convenient option for getting foreign currency. But there are cheaper alternatives ...
  24. Nike Beats Q3 EPS Estimates, Profits Surge 22% (NKE)

    Nike extended its streak of quarterly double-digit earnings increase to six, during which its earnings have risen in the ...
  25. Budgeting Your Small Business

    Budgeting helps small businesses determine if they have enough money to fund operations, expand and generate income.
  26. Use Your Credit Card to Improve Your Credit Score

    Responsible credit card use can provide a convenient boost to your credit score.
  27. How to Get from CIO or CFO to CEO

    Discover the career path from CIO or CFO to CEO and how traditional organizational leadership roles evolve as businesses ...
  28. Retire with More Money

    There are ways to increase your retirement income even in a changing economy.
  29. Reduce Debt Without Spending Unnecessarily

    Here are three steps to reduce debt in a cost-effective manner.
  30. Short-Sighted Retailers: Why Target is Losing the Retail Wars (TGT)

    Target has not invested enough in its long-term future, preferring instead to borrow ideas from other retailers.
  31. How Technology Is Quickly Disrupting the Insurance Industry

    As the insurance industry struggles to deal with the growing pains of a rapidly evolving tech-driven market, opportunities ...
  32. Alibaba Reaches Sales Milestone (BABA)

    Alibaba believes it has tons of roads left to travel and expects many more milestones to fall on its journey.
  33. Difficult Client? Here's What's Really Ailing Them

    Maintaining a good working relationship with difficult clients might mean playing the role of therapist. Here's some help ...
  34. The Pros, Cons to the DoL's Fiduciary Rule Changes

    The DoL's new fiduciary rule change is the source of much debate in the financial industry and retirement planning community. ...
  35. 5 Reasons to Update Your Living Will

    A living will protects you when you can't fully take care of yourself, but the details can be forgotten. Minds change, medicine ...
  36. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Steve Jobs passed away in October of 2011 at the age of 56. His accomplishments go far beyond a brief summary, but here are ...
  37. Mortgage Protection Life Insurance Is Unnecessary

    Mortgage protection life insurance is a type of life insurance most people don’t need.
  38. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector (MSFT, ORCL)

    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  39. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Industrials Sector (GE, LMT)

    Learn which executives of the most successful and iconic companies in the industrials sector receive some of the highest ...
  40. The Best Way to Help Your Parents Buy a Home

    If your are thinking of assisting your folks with a home purchase, be sure you understand the financial consequences before ...
  41. 3 Big Financial Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

    Here's how to avoid these three big and costly financial mistakes in 2016.
  42. Spotify Comes to Amazon Echo: Is This the End of Prime Music? (AMZN)

    Why has Amazon partnered with a competitor to stream music through its Echo speakers?
  43. Painful but Necessary: Wal-Mart's Plan to Avoid Becoming the Next Kmart & Sears (WMT, ...

    Wal-Mart has been making massive investments to avoid the problems that K-Mart and Sears faced.
  44. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Property taxes are a primary source of revenue for governments, and they’re a big expense for homeowners. They can vary widely ...
  45. The World’s Top 10 Hedge Fund Firms

    Here are the top hedge fund firms, based on recent asset under management totals.
  46. When Is An MBA Worth It?

    Earning an MBA can create career opportunities and bigger paychecks. On the other hand, it can cost $100,000. So when is ...
  47. Is It Better To Pay Off Debt Or Invest?

    There’s no clear answer to the question of what’s more important – paying off debt or investing.
  48. Top U.S. Cities for a Career in Finance

    If you’re looking to make it big in the finance field, it helps to live where the jobs are.
  49. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in The Financial Sector (JPM, C)

    Learn who the highest paid executives in the financials sector are and how they became some of the most influential and powerful ...
  50. Top 7 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 529 Plan

    A 529 plan lets you start saving early for your child’s college education. But to maximize your savings, you’ll need to avoid ...
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