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  1. What's the average salary of an audit clerk?

    Learn how much audit clerks earn per year on average, and review what these finance professionals and others in similar fields ...
  2. What's the average salary of a market research analyst?

    Learn about average stock market analyst salaries in the U.S. and different factors that affect salaries and overall levels ...
  3. Do Credit Inquiries Hurt Your Credit Score?

    There are two types of credit inquiries, but only one can lower your credit score. Learn the difference and act accordingly.
  4. What Does Cyclical Unemployment Mean?

    Cyclical unemployment is the change in job availability due to upswings and downswings in the business cycle. When the economy ...
  5. CPA Exam tips

    Tips for the CPA exam - how to approach it, what to expect, and the time it takes to complete.
  6. 4 Steps to Finding the Right Health Plan

    Consumers buying health insurance on the individual market have more choice than ever. These steps can help lead you to the ...
  7. A Day In The Life Of An Accountant

    An analysis of the accountant profession, who becomes an accountant, what they do, where they work, and salary ranges.
  8. Failing To Build Wealth Despite Making Big Bucks?

    Lifestyle inflation occurs when 'you earn more, you spend more', and your spending ends up matching your earnings. Thus, ...
  9. Are Financial Worries Affecting Your Work?

    Financial worries can make employees less productive at work. As a result, the employee was no longer producing quality work ...
  10. 4 Smart Ways To Get Health Insurance In College

    These days, those attending college have plenty of ways to get affordable medical insurance, from student health plans to ...
  11. Mortgage For A Manufactured Home? Try The FHA

    FHA loans are often a good alternative for those who have trouble obtaining a conventional mortgage, although you do have ...
  12. 8 Top Alternatives to Car Title Loans

    Before you sign up for a car title loan, investigate these 8 alternate strategies.
  13. How do traders use the ABX index?

    Learn about some of the ways traders, banks and even hedge funds have traditionally used the ABX indices to make bets on ...
  14. Can I get a balance transfer if I have bad credit?

    Transferring funds from one credit card to another is often possible with bad credit, but it will likely cost you in interest ...
  15. What are the different types of cash advances?

    Find out the different types of cash advances along with their different features to determine which option, if any, is best ...
  16. Is it better to get a balance transfer or a personal loan to pay off my credit card ...

    Find out what you should consider before deciding to pay off your credit card debt by taking out a personal loan or using ...
  17. 4 Debt-Busting AlternativesTo Balance Transfers

    Credit card balance transfers can help pay off debts – but they can cost you. Here are some other approaches worth checking ...
  18. What's a General Ledger?

    As the heart of the double-entry accounting system, the general ledger is the record of a company's entire financial transaction ...
  19. The Smart Way To Use Life Insurance For Retirement

    Here's how to incorporate life insurance into a plan to ensure that you and your family have the smoothest possible transition ...
  20. What's Your Idea Of Budgeting?

    Is your idea of a budget simply spending till your checking account is nearly empty? Or worse, till your credit limit is ...
  21. Giving Financial Thanks In Thanksgiving Day

    A new poll finds in what financial tools Americans are most thankful for -- both sexes say the product they value most is ...
  22. Does A Mortgage Make Sense If You're In Your 20s?

    You're probably moving a lot and still paying off your student loans. Is it crazy to get a mortgage in your 20s? Here's how ...
  23. Learn How To Lower Your Second Mortgage Rate

    Make a second property more affordable by taking advantage of low mortgage rates to refinance it.
  24. You Could Own A Mercedes Without Knowing It

    Thieves are now using stolen identities to lease or buy new vehicles, drive them off the lot, then disappear without making ...
  25. Stock Safety: Top 3 Ways to Limit Your Losses

    First time stock investors may ask, is there any way to buy insurance on stocks to prevent losses?
  26. What is Globalization?

    As a business term, globalization refers to the tendency of international trade, investments, information technology and ...
  27. What "Unemployment" Really Means

    Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. The most frequently cited ...
  28. Can You Buy Stock Insurace? 3 Strategies to Limit Stock Losses

    Investors can use derivative securities to effectively buy insurance on their individual holdings or on their portfolio as ...
  29. Review: The VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

    Capital One's VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers travelers no annual fee and a menu of perks.
  30. How Our Borrowing Habits Have Changed In A Decade

    The credit crunch and recession caused financial fear, so it's no great shock that our borrowing habits have changed from ...
  31. 5 (Not-So-Extreme) Coupon-Saving Strategies

    Why pay full price when you can get it for less with a coupon? Use these tips to save on shopping big time.
  32. 8 Quick-Cash Alternatives To Credit Card Advances

    Sometimes you can find a better deal than a cash advance – but some alternatives are even more pricey. Where to find the ...
  33. What is a collateral assignment of life insurance?

    Learn about collateral assignment of life insurance so you can make a wise decision about what kind of collateral to use ...
  34. How do balance transfers affect my credit score?

    Learn the ways a balance transfer can negatively and positively affect your credit so you can pay off debt while maintaining ...
  35. When is a balance transfer a good idea for paying off debt?

    Learn the best situation in which to do a balance transfer, enabling you to pay off your credit card debt more quickly while ...
  36. What are the tax implications of a life insurance policy loan?

    Learn the instances in which you are required to pay taxes on a life insurance policy loan, so you can avoid making a costly ...
  37. 'Donut Hole' Essentials For The Financial Advisor

    The Medicare Part D donut hole can confound the best of us. Here's what financial advisors and their clients should know.
  38. What's The Best Franchise Investment For You?

    How do you figure out which franchise is the best for you and your budget? Read on.
  39. Before You Take That Cash Advance

    Understand who benefits most from cash advances – and when it might make sense to get one.
  40. 0% Balance Transfers: Can You Beat the Odds?

    Before you accept that 0% balance transfer offer, understand why you got it and who will probably profit most. Only accept ...
  41. What is the Education Savings Bond Program?

    Learn about the education savings bond program and find out if you are eligible to use your savings bonds for payments toward ...
  42. Does inflation favor lenders or borrowers?

    Find out under what circumstances inflation benefits borrowers more than lenders and in which situations inflation can be ...
  43. What causes negative inflation or deflation?

    Find out what deflation is, what causes it, how it hurts the economy and how it can lead to a worsening cycle of deflation ...
  44. The Credit Card Balance Transfer Trap

    Before you transfer a balance to a credit card with a lower interest rate, know how it affects new purchases and other fine-print ...
  45. How does interest work on a cash advance from my credit card?

    Find out how cash advances and regular credit card purchases are treated differently and what it means for your financial ...
  46. How can inflation be good for the economy?

    Find out why some economists and public policy makers believe that inflation is a good, or even necessary, phenomenon to ...
  47. What are examples of cost of goods sold (COGS) for businesses that sell through eBay ...

    Read how online retailers that operate through eBay or Etsy can list certain expenses as cost of goods sold and even claim ...
  48. Does a cash advance hurt my credit score?

    Find out if a cash advance will hurt your credit score and how your credit report and requests for new credit can be affected ...
  49. Is Burial Insurance A Ripoff?

    Term or whole life insurance is usually a better deal than burial policies. Here's why.
  50. Finding The Cheapest Burial Insurance

    And is even the least costly burial insurance a good buy? Be sure to compare it against term life or permanent life before ...
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