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  1. Credit Card Review: Southwest Rapid Rewards Cards

    Do Southwest Airlines' free checked bags make one of their credit cards a good choice for you?
  2. Why do some credit cards offer introductory APRs?

    Understand how introductory APRs from credit card companies can help or hurt your personal finances. Learn how to use these ...
  3. Do lenders offer floating APRs?

    Learn about credit cards with floating, variable and fixed APRs. Explore introductory rates offered by two leading credit ...
  4. How are arm's-length transactions determined by law?

    Determine if transactions are conducted at arm's length by checking if the parties to a contract are independent and transact ...
  5. Are APRs different in different countries?

    Learn about the term APR and how it is used in the United States and other countries. Explore why different lenders charge ...
  6. What loans do and don't have an APR?

    Learn about what annual percentage rates (APR) are and what they mean. Explore different fixed and variable APRs charge by ...
  7. Are arm's length transactions always better than transactions not at arm's length?

    Transactions not at arm's length have real tax and other consequences for individuals and businesses, but they are not necessarily ...
  8. What is the difference between capitalization rate and rent?

    Find out the difference between capitalization rate and rent and why they are so important to making wise investments.
  9. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  10. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  11. When does it makes sense for a company to pursue vertical integration?

    Discover how vertical integration allows firms to take more control over production costs, the quality of its products and ...
  12. How do you calculate operating cash flow in Excel?

    Lenders and investors can predict the success of a company by using the spreadsheet application Excel to calculate the free ...
  13. Why would you keep funds in a money market account and not a savings account?

    Read about the differences between money market accounts and savings accounts, and see why a depositor would elect a money ...
  14. What types of consumer goods demonstrate the price elasticity of demand?

    Learn how the price elasticity of demand is more sensitive for some types of consumer goods than others, and see what factors ...
  15. What is a bank's legal liability when issuing a letter of credit?

    Learn the responsibility of banks that issue letters of credit Letters of credits ensure payment on transactions between ...
  16. When are you legally required to get a letter of credit?

    Learn how exporters or importers who deal in international trade use letters of credit to ensure that transactions are safe, ...
  17. Finding The Best Health Insurance You Can Get

    A close look at the pros and cons of Aetna vs. Cigna PPO health insurance helps you decide what's important for you.
  18. Best Credit Cards For 2015

    The best credit card for you depends on your financial goals. Our choices for the best cards in 4 different categories.
  19. Avoid The No-Health-Insurance Penalty By Feb 15

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2015 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  20. Understanding Interpersonal Skills

    Interpersonal skills are the social skills people use to interact effectively with other people. A lack of good interpersonal ...
  21. How Expensive Is New York City To Live In?

    Considering how many people live in New York City, can it really be that much more expensive than other big cities? Take ...
  22. The 5 Wealthiest People in Mexico

    Most people in the know have heard of Carlos Slim and his massive fortune. But what about Mexico's other richest people?
  23. What Is Hollywood Spending On Oscar Campaigns?

    Here's a look at how much Hollywood is spending this awards season to take home the gold at the 2015 Academy Awards.
  24. The Most Successful App Companies

    The rapidly expanding mobile-app industry is worth billions of dollars. Its growth has led to huge success for some firms ...
  25. U.S. Travelers: Book That Trip Abroad Now

    Appreciation of the U.S dollar against the euro and other currencies is making travel abroad cheaper. Here's how to benefit.
  26. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  27. How Bad Is My Credit Score?

    You've seen the number, but what does it mean? Here's how to assess your credit score and get to a better place if needed.
  28. Credit Card Review: The Target REDCard

    Target's credit cards provide direct discounts, charge no fees, and give a surprising education bonus to local schools. But ...
  29. Are You Spending Too Much?

    Post-holiday credit card bills are just one signal that it's time to cut back on spending. Here are others.
  30. Rating Assurant Prepaid Vs. Delta PPO dental plans

    As more consumers – and dentists – join insurance plans, here’s help in choosing benefits that are right for you.
  31. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a mortgage REIT?

    Learn about investing in equity, mortgage and hybrid REITs. Explore the different strategies REITs employ to generate income ...
  32. How do people make money on the videos they upload to YouTube?

    Learn about the primary ways that people can generate income based on the videos they upload to YouTube, including advertising ...
  33. What is the difference between an IPO and a seasoned issue?

    Learn how companies issue IPO securities when they first go public and seasoned issue shares if they sell more shares in ...
  34. What is the debt ratio for an FHA loan?

    Borrowing through the Federal Housing Administration requires individuals to provide proof of income as well as information ...
  35. How are an employee's fringe benefits taxed?

    Discover how receiving fringe benefits can increase total compensation for employees and how it is important to understand ...
  36. What are some examples of common fringe benefits?

    Learn how offering fringe benefits can be a strategic recruitment and retention tool for employers and drastically increase ...
  37. What incentives does an employer have in offering fringe benefits?

    Learn how offering fringe benefits is a powerful business tool for employers to attract and retain quality employees while ...
  38. What factors should I consider when shopping for the best mortgage lender?

    Comparing lenders to obtain the best mortgage loan requires research and willingness to shop around for the best loan to ...
  39. What are common factors that lower your net worth?

    Net worth is determined by calculating financial assets versus liabilities. As the liabilities increase versus the assets, ...
  40. What's the average salary of an investment banker?

    Compare average annual salaries of investment bankers based on position. Different levels of the career result in different ...
  41. What are the main communication points between a CFO and a CEO?

    Explore key communication points between CEOs and CFOs. Learn how each of these officers has a fiduciary duty to stockholders, ...
  42. The Momentum, And Methods, Behind Walmart's Model

    Walmart's success stems from low costs, which are possible through specific supply and distribution strategies, and are passed ...
  43. P2P Loans: Consider the Payoffs; Assess The Risks

    The available data seems to indicate that P2P loans, although risky, promise great payoffs, and the prospects of good returns ...
  44. Understanding Credit

    Credit has three common meanings in the financial world.
  45. Google Ads Vs. Facebook Ads

    Universal access to the internet through smartphones, tablets and computers has driven the success of numerous companies. ...
  46. How Foreign Transaction Fees Work

    Using a credit card when you travel can be costly. Here's what you need to know about foreign transaction fees – plus tips ...
  47. Buying A House? Avoid These 7 Mistakes

    Owning your own home gives you a feeling of independence that renting can’t offer, and there are big financial benefits, ...
  48. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  49. Who Counts as an Entrepreneur?

    An entrepreneur is a person who starts a new business or organization, taking some personal financial risk to do so. He or ...
  50. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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