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  1. Top 7 Ways to Manage Business Risks

    Risk management is a form of insurance in itself for small business owners. Here are seven steps to implement a plan.
  2. Tips for Insuring Your Salary

    Those with high incomes really can’t afford to be without disability insurance. Here's why.
  3. Why Companies Need Risk Management

    Implementing risk management strategies can save an entire organization from failure. Is yours up to snuff?
  4. What are some common ways product differentiation is achieved?

    If you would like to differentiate your product from the rest, there are a few basic steps you need to follow.
  5. How does a bank determine what my discretionary income is when making a loan decision?

    Learn how banks determine your discretionary income, and discover why it is important to know your discretionary income even ...
  6. Why Equity Financing Is Worth It

    When a business takes on an equity partner, it is exposed to a number of advantages that debt financing simply cannot provide. ...
  7. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  8. How Grant Cardone Built a $350M Real Estate Empire

    Sales trainer Grant Cardone built his multimillion-dollar real estate empire without raising external capital from anyone ...
  9. Medicaid and Nursing Homes: A Quick Guide to the Rules

    Medicaid can cover the costs of a long-term healthcare facility, if you qualify. But that's a big if.
  10. Is the Craft Beer Industry Driven by Millennials?

    Craft beer has become extremely popular among Millennials. Why the shift compared to past generations?
  11. IRS Sets 2016 HSA Deduction Limits

    Contribution limits for HSA plans have increased slightly for 2016. Here's a breakdown of what they are and how they work. ...
  12. How the Fed Affects Reverse Mortgages

    An in depth look at how the Federal Reserve affects reverse mortgages.
  13. When Is the Best Time for You to Buy a House?

    Making what is likely to be the single most expensive purchase of your lifetime shouldn’t be done on a whim.
  14. What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to ...
  15. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  16. The Best Way to Insure Your Jewelry

    What you need to know to keep those baubles, bangles and beads safe.
  17. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  18. How does the trust maker transfer funds into a revocable trust?

    Learn how revocable living trusts are established, how the trust maker transfers funds into the trust, and the advantages ...
  19. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

    Learn why the unemployment rate and Consumer Confidence Index are two of the best economic indicators when investing in the ...
  20. Millennials' Money Habits: How to Help

    Millennials gleaned much of their financial savings habits from their parents. Here's where they could use some help.
  21. How Financial Advisors Can Woo Wealthy Clients

    To woo wealthy clients, offer the resources they need and design a strategic website and marketing plan to bring those desired ...
  22. Top Spots in L.A. to Woo Clients

    L.A.'s dining scene is full of celebrities, but these impress-your-client spots offer better a mix of exquisite fare and ...
  23. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

    Learn which factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios among retailers due to differences in pricing strategies, ...
  24. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

    Learn why ethical investors have many options in the retail sector, and discover which retail companies are most popular ...
  25. What happens if my insurance claim falls below the deductible level?

    Find out what happens if your insurance claim falls below the level of your deductible, including the basics of deductibles, ...
  26. Why Cash Will Never Be Obsolete

    As long as the banking system remains strong and so many Americans remain unbanked, the United States will not have a cashless ...
  27. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  28. Nike and the NBA, a Perfect Duo?

    What does Nike's recent eight-year contract partnership with the NBA entail for its largest competitor Under Armor?
  29. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  30. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

    Find out which factors investors need to consider when evaluating companies in the retail sector, including the basic fundamentals.
  31. How is the deductible I paid for my insurance claim treated for tax purposes?

    Find out how your health insurance deductible is treated for tax purposes and under what conditions you may be able to deduct ...
  32. Explaining the Supply Chain

    A supply chain is the cumulative network involved in moving raw materials, components and finished products from original ...
  33. What Does Consolidation Mean?

    The term consolidation has multiple meanings depending on its context.
  34. What Does a Broker Do?

    In the investment world, broker is a term used to refer to an individual or entity that helps facilitate trading in financial ...
  35. Who Are Millennials and Why Do They Matter?

    With more than 80 million members, the Millennial generation represents a key consumer segment. Ignore them at your peril. ...
  36. Protect Yourself Against Reverse Mortgage Scams

    You could lose not only money, but also your home, if you fall for these schemes.
  37. Find a Reverse Mortgage Lender You Can Trust

    Reverse mortgages are a notorious lending market. Follow these steps and the chances are good you’ll find a trustworthy, ...
  38. What role does a correspondent bank play in an international transaction?

    Understand what a correspondent bank is and how it operates to facilitate currency exchange and financial transactions between ...
  39. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  40. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

    Learn about original equipment manufacturers, what role they typically play in a finished product and their relationship ...
  41. 10 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You

    Whether you're selling a home or buying one, go in with eyes wide open when you're working with a broker.
  42. How do changes in interest rates affect the spending habits in the economy?

    Examine the factors that typically determine how consumers react to interest rate changes in terms of increasing their levels ...
  43. Find the Private Island of Your Dreams

    The perks, the problems and the pleasures of owning your own little piece of paradise.
  44. How does a long tail become profitable?

    Understand what the long tail concept is and who pioneered it. Learn how a company using a long tail strategy becomes profitable.
  45. What is the difference between an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and a VAR ...

    Understand what original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers are, and learn about the relationship between ...
  46. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail ...

    Learn about the primary risks of investing in the retail sector, such as bad economic conditions, regulation, competition ...
  47. Can I Afford To Buy A Private Island?

    It may not be as pricey as you think, but don't forget to pay attention to the rights you're buying and, perhaps, factor ...
  48. Lockheed Martin Is Tight With The US Government

    The relationship between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government is long-standing and the company's biggest revenue source, ...
  49. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

    Find out the typical profit margin for a major retail company, and learn how it compares to the profit margins for other ...
  50. Is the retail sector also affected by seasonal factors?

    Find out how the retail industry is affected by seasonal patterns in consumer tastes, especially for companies that tailor ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
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    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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