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  1. Should Parents Pay For College?

    When federal student loan resources are exhausted, parents and students face tough decisions on how to pay.
  2. The Wall Street Animal Farm: Getting To Know The Lingo

    Finance professionals speak a different language, but the terms they use are more familiar than you think.
  3. What's the difference between a bank guarantee and a letter of credit?

    A bank guarantee and a letter of credit are similar in many ways but they're two different things. Letters of credit ensure ...
  4. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

    A credit rating is an assessment of an individual's creditworthiness. This evaluation is based on an individual's history ...
  5. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA ...

    According to the CFA Institute, a candidate can take as much time as necessary to complete all three levels of the CFA program.Therefore, ...
  6. When must the required three years of qualifying work experience be completed in ...

    According to the CFA Institute, the three years of qualifying work experience in a financial field can be completed before ...
  7. How long will my Series 7 license last after my employment has been terminated at ...

    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), you have ...
  8. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

    Both Series 9/10 and 24 are the exams that must be completed by a principal before he or she can supervise certain sales ...
  9. How can I withdraw from my CFA Level 1 exam?

    According to the CFA Institute, a CFA Level 1 candidate can withdraw from his or her current CFA examination (no later than ...
  10. Is there any time I would want to have a zero-principal mortgage?

    As a general rule, entering a zero principal mortgage, or what is commonly referred to as an "interest-only mortgage", is ...
  11. What is market cannibalization?

    Market cannibalism is defined as the negative impact a company's new product has on the sales performance of existing products. ...
  12. How is something "brought over the wall" in an investment bank?

    An analyst who lends his or her expertise to an underwriting department is said to have been "brought over the wall". In ...
  13. Top 7 Social Security Myths: Exposed

    A look at several myths that surround Social Security benefits.
  14. Plans The Small-Business Owner Can Establish

    Don't hesitate to adopt a smart plan for you and your employees.
  15. Lead The Charge With Product Development

    If you like to keep your finger on the pulse of the market, this could be the career for you.
  16. The Top 3 Retiree Worries (And What To Do About Them)

    Discover the most common problems retirees face, and what they can do to solve them.
  17. Tips For Keeping Your Financial Data Safe Online

    Find out how to protect your personal information from phishers, scammers and thieves.
  18. The No.1 Reason Why Couples Fight

    Learn how to resolve the financial and emotional issues surrounding a scarce commodity.
  19. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  20. Squeeze A Greenback Out Of Your Latte

    Stick to your budget every day with these 15 simple tips.
  21. Acquire A Career In Mergers

    This exciting sector demands a lot from its advisors. Are you up for it?
  22. Tips To Beat Tough Interviews

    Learn how to answer some of the hardest interviewer questions and scenarios.
  23. Cut Credit Card Bills By Negotiating A Lower APR

    Reducing the rate charged on your credit card balance is the first step to getting out of debt.
  24. The Better Business Bureau's Tool Belt For Saving Cash

    The BBB is one resource to help you connect with the best product/service providers in your area.
  25. How To Break Up With Your Bank

    Whether you're moving or have just found a better no-fee plan, find out how to switch banks with ease.
  26. 10 Breakout Ideas For Small Businesses

    If your business has hit a wall, we've got the answer to break through and increase sales and earnings.
  27. What's the difference between pre-money and post-money?

    The short answer to the question is that they differ in timing of valuation. Both pre-money and post-money are valuation ...
  28. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

    There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a number of key factors, namely the aspects or criteria of your ...
  29. What is an assumable mortgage?

    The purchase of a home is a very expensive undertaking and usually requires some form of financing to make the purchase possible. ...
  30. What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

    The forex market is where currencies from around the world are traded. In the past, currency trading was limited to certain ...
  31. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

    The CFA Institute requires individuals to satisfy a number of steps to become CFA charterholders.The most widely known requirement ...
  32. What personal items am I allowed to bring with me into the CFA exam testing room?

    Aside from the required examination admission ticket and current government-issued photo ID; HB pencils, pens (blue or black ...
  33. I have not received my Series 7 exam certificate. Where can I obtain it?

    The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) does not provide candidates with any physical certificate signifying ...
  34. What happens if there are no places available for me to sit for my exam within my ...

    The NASD may extend your examination window to the next available appointment at your test center, if you contact your exam ...
  35. What is Black Friday?

    Black Friday is a popular label attached to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the US. This day marks the beginning ...
  36. How does the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 affect ...

    The passage of the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 at the end of July 2008 made about $15 ...
  37. What is the Razor/Razorblade model?

    The Razor/Razorblade business model owes its name to one King Gillette, founder of the eponymous razorblade company. The ...
  38. Why is my insurance premium so high/low?

    Insurance premiums can be affected by many factors including: type and amount of risk size of deductible amount of coverage ...
  39. Understanding Rights Issues

    Not sure what to do if a company invites you to buy more shares at discount? Here are some of your options.
  40. Sales Director Career Provides Daily Challenge

    Find out what you need to do to close the deal on this investment management position.
  41. The Buy-Side Of The M&A Process

    With almost $2 trillion in sales yearly, find out how these mergers and acquisitions take place.
  42. The Rise And Demise Of New Century Financial

    A case study in how poor planning toppled a subprime mortgage giant.
  43. Rate Freeze To Cool Mortgage Meltdown

    The U.S. government is offering help to subprime borrowers. Is this a cure or a curse?
  44. The Lucrative World Of Third-Party Marketing

    Hedge funds don't sell themselves. Marketing experts reel in the big fish.
  45. Analyzing A REX Agreement

    These contracts can be an effective way for homeowners to hedge against declining house prices.
  46. Top 3 Trends Affecting Private Wealth Management

    Don't miss out on high-net-worth clients because you aren't prepared for their service demands.
  47. What To Do If Your Insurance Won't Pay

    Before paying for coverage, find out what you need to do to ensure you get paid.
  48. House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs

    Investors are now able to invest directly in real property, mortgages and other assets.
  49. 5 Things To Consider Before Late-In-Life Marriage

    Waiting to marry has become the norm, but do you know what to consider before saying "I do"?
  50. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, ...

    Only you and your financial advisor, family, accountant, etc. can answer the "should I?" question because there are many ...
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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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