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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a mortgage REIT? (AEC, ...

    Learn about investing in equity, mortgage and hybrid REITs. Explore the different strategies REITs employ to generate income ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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, ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Understanding Credit

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

    Universal access to the internet through smartphones, tablets and computers has driven the success of numerous companies. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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, ...
  23. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. What Exactly Does A Portfolio Analyst Do?

    Portfolio analysts have the exciting role of working between the investment team layers and they touch various aspects of ...
  27. World's Top 10 Hedge Fund Firms

    Ready for the high-risk, high-return hedge fund investments? Here is a list of the top hedge fund investment firms.
  28. Credit Risk Analyst: Boring Title, Great Job

    Credit analysts make critical decisions about loans, are required to have a certain level of education, and receive commensurate ...
  29. When Is an MBA Worth It?

    Earning an MBA can enhance one's career path, or help land a high-paying job. It also involves substantial expense and time. ...
  30. Which Is Right For You: MBA or Master's In Finance?

    While an MBA offers more flexibility in terms of curriculum and ability to take classes part time, a Master's of Finance ...
  31. Should Your Retiring Clients Pay Off A Mortgage?

    Should your retiring clients pay off their mortgages? It's more complicated than 'yes' or 'no,' so here's a quick guide.
  32. How do you protect yourself against sudden unemployment?

    Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself from unexpected job loss and how you can turn a potentially desperate time ...
  33. What are the key points when getting ready to file for unemployment aid?

    Before filing for unemployment aid, you must be unemployed, have worked in the past, lost the job through no your fault of ...
  34. How do you financially prepare yourself for unemployment?

    Lean some simple ways that you can financially prepare for the possibility of unemployment. Read information for saving money ...
  35. What's the average salary of an actuary?

    Get insight into the intriguing career of risk analysis and forecasting. How much do actuaries make, and how is this field ...
  36. Pros and Cons Of The My Best Buy Credit Card

    If Best Buy is your home away from home, a Best Buy credit card may pay off for you. Otherwise, a cash back card may be the ...
  37. Gold vs. Platinum Amex Card: Which is for You?

    A close look at the benefits – and fees – of these two levels of shining "metal" cards from American Express.
  38. PayPal Vs. Credit Card: Which Is Safer?

    Does using PayPal help protect you against identity theft – or does it just add yet another place where cyber thieves can ...
  39. Where To Get A Mortgage If You Have Bad Credit

    Here's where to go if you have a low credit score and still want a mortgage.
  40. Best Types of Remodels For A Smart Sale Strategy

    Consider these improvements to your home if you want to increase its resale price.
  41. What are the due diligence basics for investing in a startup?

    Learn about due diligence basics for investing in a startup, which includes an exit plan, a harvest strategy and evaluating ...
  42. What are some high profile cases of companies who failed to be socially responsible?

    Learn about corporate social responsibility. Explore how Enron's lack of corporate responsibility ultimately destroyed the ...
  43. How does a customer base dictate goodwill?

    Find out how a customer base dictates the value of the goodwill by providing a ready market for its products and spreading ...
  44. Part-Time Vs. Executive MBA: Which One To Pick?

    In general, there are two routes a prospective student can take when pursuing an MBA: a full-time or a part-time program. ...
  45. Corporate Governance

    Corporate governance refers to the formally established guidelines that determine how a company is run. The company’s board ...
  46. Credit Cards That Get You Into Airport Lounges

    These four credit cards will gain you coveted access to all that free food and peace, while your fellow travelers mill around ...
  47. 5 Ways To Get The Best Mortgage Rates

    A mortgage is the biggest loan most people have. Be sure you get the best possible terms – you'll be paying it off for years.
  48. Is a NYU Degree Worth the Steep Tuition Bill?

    The cost of attending NYU is above average, even for private universities. But research shows it can still be a good value. ...
  49. What's the average salary of a chief financial officer (CFO)?

    Learn about the average salary for a chief financial officer (CFO). Includes a detailed examination of total compensation ...
  50. How do companies like ClickBank help websites make money?

    Find out how sites such as ClickBank help websites make money by offering the opportunity for vendors and affiliates to promote ...
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