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  1. Mortgage Protection Life Insurance Is Unnecessary

    Mortgage protection life insurance is a type of life insurance most people don’t need.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 3 Big Financial Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

    Here's how to avoid these three big and costly financial mistakes in 2016.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. The World’s Top 10 Hedge Fund Firms

    Here are the top hedge fund firms, based on recent asset under management totals.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Should You Tap Into Savings To Pay Off Debt?

    People who cash out retirement accounts to pay off debt are kneecapping their savings efforts.
  16. Should You Be A Financial Planner?

    Is a financial planning career right for you? Take this short quiz to find out. You might learn something about yourself.
  17. What is the Retail Sales Report?

    The retail sales report is a measurement of the goods that retailers sell based on a sampling of different stores.
  18. 5 ATM Scams That Can Break The Bank

    Don't get scorched by ATM thieves who want to burn a hole in your wallet.
  19. Explaining Rational Behavior

    Rational behavior guides the decision-making process toward choices that maximize an individual’s benefit.
  20. Quants: The Rocket Scientists Of Wall Street

    As securities grow more complex, demand increases for people who can use them to generate profits with minimal risk.
  21. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Versus Universal

    Permanent life insurance combines lifetime insurance with savings to provide lifelong security. Premiums are quite high because ...
  22. Byron on the Biggest Risks to the Markets

    According to Byron Wien, here is what you should and should not worry about in 2016.
  23. Amazon Dash Button: Convenience for a Price (AMZN)

    The Amazon Dash Button is a convenient but expensive way to reorder products. Frugal shoppers should stay away.
  24. Amazon is the New King of the Wal-Mart Effect (AMZN, WMT)

    Amazon.com Inc is taking over where Wal-Mart Stores Inc left off—crushing the competition until it is the leader in retail.
  25. Don't Miss These Tax Deductions

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account. Do you know about all these insurance-related ...
  26. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Healthcare Sector (AGN, PFE)

    Discover who the highest paid executives in the health care sector are and how much they make, while the cost of health care ...
  27. Get Rich with These 7 Healthy Habits

    Getting rich is like getting fit. To achieve your goals, you must develop healthy long term habits. Here are 7 habits that ...
  28. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  29. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  30. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  31. 10 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card

    Charging purchases is not always a no-no. In fact, there are some very sound reasons for choosing this option.
  32. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  33. Did Your State Cut Unemployment Benefits?

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great ...
  34. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial ...
  35. 5 Companies Everyone Thought Were Destined for Failure

    For any groundbreaking idea to launch, entrepreneurs will face protectors of the status quo and others who doubt the possibility ...
  36. Self Employed? Avoid These 3 Retirement Mistakes

    Having a strategy for retirement is particularly important when you're self-employed, as there are certain pitfalls you must ...
  37. Is Life Insurance A Smart Investment?

    Using permanent life insurance as an investment provides tax-deferred growth on interest, dividends and capital gains until ...
  38. Is An FHA Mortgage Still A Bargain?

    Borrowers initially flocked to FHA loans due to their low down payments and accessibility for people with low credit scores. ...
  39. Finding the Right Life Insurance

    Learn how to determine the type of life insurance you need and use our calculator to find out how much coverage you should ...
  40. How to Quit Your Job

    The first step to quitting your job is to check your obligations.
  41. What Are the Different Parts of Medicare?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  42. How High Is a 'Good' Credit Score?

    How high of a credit score do you need to get a home mortgage or buy a car? Read on for some actual numbers.
  43. Credit Card Debt’s Up: 6 Ways to Eliminate Yours

    If you're part of the new higher credit card debt trend, here's how to get out from under – now.
  44. Chipotle Stock Dives on Loss Warning (CMG)

    Assuming some customers are willing to forgive the company, the embattled burrito chain may eventually be able to restore ...
  45. Life Insurance in Your 20s? Here's Why to Buy Now

    Just because 20-somethings feel invincible doesn't mean they don't need life insurance. Here's why purchasing a policy in ...
  46. HMOs: They're Back Under a New Name

    New style HMOs (aka ACOs) are cheaper and have shed some of the drawbacks of older versions. They're worth another look.
  47. How do you use the FNMA selling guide?

    Learn about Fannie Mae Selling Guide and find out details about how its parts provide support to the business relationship ...
  48. How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

    Most real estate agents are paid a percentage of the property’s selling price, which is called a commission.
  49. Understanding Your FICA Payments

    The Federal Insurance Contributions Act is a U.S. law that requires a paycheck deduction be paid to Social Security and Medicare.
  50. eBay vs. DealDash: Comparing Auction Sites (EBAY, PYPL)

    Learn how the bidding process works at DealDash and eBay, and discover the potential pitfalls when making bids at these auction ...
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