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  1. Credit Card Perks You Never Knew You Had

    From car insurance to concert tickets, be sure to take advantage of whatever your card has to offer.
  2. Bundle Your Insurance For Big Savings

    Bundling your insurance can save you money and time. Read on to see how get the most out of multiline insurance discounts. ...
  3. Got A Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  4. Women And Finances: Is There A Gender Bias?

    Uncover some very complex reasons for female gender biases in the finance world.
  5. Benefits Of A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

    These accounts can lower your taxable income and help you support a dependent family member.
  6. Save The Earth: Become A Capitalist

    Who says that capitalism and environmentalism have to be mutually exclusive?
  7. 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    These plans aren't widely used, but they fill a specific niche for employees in certain situations.
  8. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  9. CDOs And The Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  10. Trending Toward Asset-Based Management

    Will charging fees instead of commission increase your client base?
  11. Preparing Finances For Deployment: A Guide For Service Members

    Those who follow the instruction in this article can look forward to a homecoming of financial prosperity.
  12. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money. ...
  13. Is Loan Protection Insurance Right For You?

    This coverage can keep you from defaulting on your loans when you're in financial trouble.
  14. 8 Money-Saving Tips For Sports Fans

    Here are a few tips for getting your sports fix and saving some money in the process.
  15. An Introduction To Perkins Loans

    Check out the eligibility and repayment options, and how you can get this loan forgiven.
  16. 6 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

    Refinancing can improve your short-term cash flow while also increasing your long-term net worth.
  17. Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Many people considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad of financing options available. But by taking ...
  18. How To Invest In Private Companies

    It can be tough to invest in a company that doesn't trade on an exchange, but there are also several advantages.
  19. How Much Debt Can You Handle?

    Follow these five steps to manage debt without cutting up your credit cards.
  20. Manage Your Clients' Expectations

    You can't control how they react to the market, but you can help them understand the reality of the situation.
  21. Beware Of Company Stock In Qualified Plans

    While this strategy does have a few advantages, it can also pose some substantial risks to employees.
  22. Understanding The Ticker Tape

    We explain the meaning and use of that reel of symbols whizzing across your TV or computer screen.
  23. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  24. The Impact Of Sell-Side Research

    Sell-side analysts are not stock buyers or sellers - rather, they provide unbiased guidance to traders.
  25. Using Business Credit Cards Strategically

    Follow these 5 steps to enjoy the convenience and reporting benefits of business credit cards without falling into traps ...
  26. How A Bad Roommate Can Ruin Your Credit Score

    Living with someone can cut your expenses, but in addition to not doing the dishes, your roommate may do serious damage to ...
  27. 5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending

    Follow these five simple steps to keep your spending under control.
  28. 7 Things To Consider Before Selling Your Own Home

    A "for sale" sign won't sell your house. Find out what it takes and whether you can do it all yourself.
  29. Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  30. Do You Need A Home Inspection?

    This step is important when purchasing a property because it may save you thousands.
  31. Celebrities With Big Dreams That Paid Off

    It's a scary prospect to follow your passion instead of following the steady paycheck, but the rewards that come with it ...
  32. 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

    Knowing these start-up company issues - and how to avoid them - will keep your new business thriving.
  33. Analyst Recommendations: Do Sell Ratings Exist?

    Analyst reports can be an investor's best friend - but without knowing how to read them, you won't be able to fully utilize ...
  34. 5 Jobs That Aren't Legal In All States

    If you like a little controversy with your career, check out these jobs.
  35. The Biggest IPO Flops

    IPOs can be a great way to get in early, but these companies remind investors to be cautious when investing in new issues. ...
  36. Job Hunting: Higher Pay Vs. Better Benefits

    Focusing on salary may be a mistake. Find out which benefits have the highest long-run payoff.
  37. As Boomers Slow Down, Will The Economy Follow?

    Many baby boomers are working past 65. Yet as they inevitably retire, effects on workforce participation and consumer spending ...
  38. A Guide To Financial Designations

    Find out which certifications can bring you the greatest career returns.
  39. Brokerage Functions: Underwriting And Agency Roles

    Learning about these various activities can give insight into how securities are issued and traded.
  40. Fighting The High Costs Of Healthcare

    If your employer is cutting medical benefits, a health savings account may be right for you.
  41. Should You Buy Banks' "Toxic" Assets?

    The Public-Private Investment Progam is part of the government's effort to fix the failing financial sector. But is it a ...
  42. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  43. Getting A Job As The Tax Man

    If you'd like the IRS to pay you some money for a change, consider a career working in taxes.
  44. Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    If you are upgrading your home, here are some things you'll need to know so you don't spend more money than you need to. ...
  45. 8 Steps To Becoming Your Own Boss

    Your step-by-step guide to leaving the nine-to-five world and striking out on your own ... successfully.
  46. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Get your debt under control by avoiding these common pitfalls.
  47. Advertising, Crocodiles And Moats

    Memorable advertising is a brick in the fortress that keeps competitors at bay.
  48. What's Eating Away Your Money?

    Spot and avoid the money wasters that are slowly eating away at your wallet and bank account.
  49. Exploring Advanced Insurance Contract Fundamentals

    Understanding your contract can help you protect our family's financial security.
  50. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
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