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    These tips should help keep your widowed clients safely in your book of business for years to come.
  2. Top 10 Investopedia Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  3. Learn About the London Business School

    The London Business School is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world. Students from more than 1 ...
  4. What is Love Money?

    Love money is seed money or capital an entrepreneur receives from friends or family to start a business.
  5. What Does a Lender Do?

    A lender provides funds to another with the expectation those funds will be repaid with interest.
  6. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or the FDCPA, prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices ...
  7. What's an Encumbrance?

    An encumbrance is a claim against a property by another party.
  8. What Does Mom and Pop Mean?

    A mom and pop shop is a small, independent, family-owned business.
  9. These 5 Books Will Transform the Way You Think

    Just as successful startups disrupt their industries, these writers disrupt our view of the world.
  10. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  11. How Safe Is Traveling in Europe?

    Here, some factors to consider as you make your travel plans this year.
  12. Becoming An Insurance Agent

    Few careers match the opportunity for as quick and large a paycheck as does being a life insurance agent.
  13. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  14. The Power of Major Credit Rating Agencies

    The performance of major independent credit rating agencies is a controversial topic, particularly due to the strength of ...
  15. Lose 10 Pounds Of Overspending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that your money's going where it should?
  16. How to Rake in Customers with Social Media

    Think your company doesn't stand to gain anything from social media? Think again. Here are some tips on how to best to reach ...
  17. Do You Have What It Takes to Sell Your Home?

    Selling your home on your own can save you money. But you'll need market knowledge, marketing skills and the drive to successfully ...
  18. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest ...
  19. 7 Popular Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

    This guide will help you get the word out about your small business.
  20. The World's Top 10 Retailers (WMT, COST)

    Read about some of the top retail companies in the world, and learn a little about the products they sell and the markets ...
  21. 3 Top Tips on How to Be Truly Client-Centered

    Financial advisors can stand out from the competition by following these tips to run a truly client-centered practice.
  22. How to Handle Annoying and Needy Clients

    Few things cause more headaches for financial advisors than excessively needy or annoying clients. Here’s what you need to ...
  23. What are Arrears?

    An account is in arrears when one or more required payments have been missed.
  24. The 6 Best Dental Plans with No Waiting Periods

    Many dental plans don't offer immediate coverage. How to find one that does.
  25. Top Unsecured Credit Cards to Build Your Credit

    Conventional wisdom advises you to get a credit card that will help you build positive credit. Here are four that can do ...
  26. 5 Big M&A deals in 2015 (PFE, AGN)

    Learn how these mergers and acquisitions helped make 2015 a boom year for M&A deals, with the total value of the companies ...
  27. The World's Top 10 Banks (JPM, WFC)

    Learn more about the world's largest banks and how more financial power shifts eastward as China is home to four of the world's ...
  28. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (CY, LLTC)

    Discover the top 5 dividend-paying semiconductor stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  29. Analyzing Costco's Return on Equity (COST)

    Understand Costco Wholesale Corporation's steadily increasing return on equity, what has driven the increases and how it ...
  30. Which Restaurant Chains Will Outperform in 2016? (MCD, YUM)

    Broad trading ranges in major restaurant chains could yield 2016 trend advances, offering profitable long-side positioning. ...
  31. 5 Tips to Lower Your Sallie Mae Payments

    Learn the essential tips on how to work with the Sallie Mae Corporation to lower the monthly payments on your private student ...
  32. 5 Things To Do in Walt Disney World on a Budget

    Discover five free or very affordable things to do in and around Walt Disney World so that you can make the most of your ...
  33. Group Term Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Is group term life insurance really a good deal? What you need to know about employer-sponsored group term life insurance ...
  34. How to Dodge Brokers Using Smarmy Sales Tactics

    Many finance professionals use illegal, high-pressure sales tactics to sell bad securities to investors. Here's how to know ...
  35. Sears's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SHLD)

    Understand how negative numbers related to Sears' sales, earnings and shareholders' equity may help explain the company's ...
  36. What's Compulsory Insurance?

    Compulsory insurance is insurance a person or business is legally required to buy.
  37. RXI: iShares Globl Consumer Discretionary ETF

    Explore analysis of the iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF, and learn about the suitability of this fund that tracks ...
  38. How Safe is Traveling in the Middle East?

    Unrest in the Middle East dominates the news, but many parts of the region are safe for vacation and business travelers. ...
  39. The Average Cost of Dental Insurance in America

    Three types of dental insurance and how much they will cost you.
  40. Picking the Best Real Estate Attorney for Your Next Purchase

    Learn about the process of picking the best real estate attorney for a given situation and the different resources that can ...
  41. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites with PMI

    Learn more about all of the factors behind PMI, and discover the three best websites that provide a mortgage calculator that ...
  42. Shopping for a mortgage in 2016? Use this tool first.

    As home-buying technology has progressed, the process of finding the best mortgages rates for 2016 can all be done online.
  43. How Much Should You Invest in Your Career Growth?

    If you want to advance your career and earn more money, then it is time to invest in yourself and your skills.
  44. Traveling to London on a Budget

    Discover three simple tips for traveling to London on a budget. Learn to minimize your biggest expenses so you do not have ...
  45. Retirement Tips for Lawyers

    Learn valuable tips that lawyers can use to prepare themselves financially, mentally and emotionally for a great new life ...
  46. Should You Buy Variable Universal Life Insurance ?

    A guide to when it is best to buy universal life insurance.
  47. Top Tips on How to Break Bad News to Clients

    Delivering bad news to clients is never a fun task. Here are some tips on how to do it right.
  48. 5 Best iPhone Personal Budgeting Apps for 2016

    Discover the top five most popular and useful apps for personal finance, money management and budgeting available for iPhone ...
  49. IYR: iShares US Real Estate ETF

    Learn about the iShares US Real Estate fund, which holds shares of equity and nonequity real estate investment trusts incorporated ...
  50. What's a Dog and Pony Show?

    A dog and pony show is a presentation that markets new securities as an initial public offering, or securities on a secondary ...
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