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  1. What "Unemployment" Really Means

    Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. The most frequently cited ...
  2. Review: The VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

    Capital One's VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers travelers no annual fee and a menu of perks.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. '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.
  12. 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.
  13. Before You Take That Cash Advance

    Understand who benefits most from cash advances – and when it might make sense to get one.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Does inflation favor lenders or borrowers?

    Find out under what circumstances inflation benefits borrowers more than lenders and in which situations inflation can be ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Is Burial Insurance A Ripoff?

    Term or whole life insurance is usually a better deal than burial policies. Here's why.
  24. 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 ...
  25. What's the difference between a grace period and a deferment?

    Learn the difference between grace periods and deferments and when each type of delayed-payment period applies to various ...
  26. What's the difference between a balance transfer and a cash advance?

    Learn how balance transfers and cash advances differ, how these transactions can both benefit and hurt your finances, and ...
  27. The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks

    Brazil is home to most of the major banks in Latin America, claiming six of the ten largest financial institutions in the ...
  28. What are the pros and cons of life insurance policy loans?

    Find out the pros and cons of borrowing against your life insurance policy to help you decide if this loan type is the right ...
  29. What's the difference between a grace period and a run out period?

    Find out what a health flexible spending account is and what a grace period and run-out period are and why they are so important ...
  30. How does the grace period work on my Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

    Learn how the grace period works on a flexible spending account so you can take full advantage of your annual pretax contributions.
  31. What's the difference between a grace period and a moratorium period?

    Find out what grace periods and moratorium periods are, what you have to do to get them and how they can benefit your financial ...
  32. Supply Chain Management Jobs Are Booming

    There has been huge growth in supply chain management, both in the number of positions open and the range of responsibilities ...
  33. The CPA Exam: What You Need To Know

    Interested in becoming a certified public accountant? Here's what you need to know about the CPA exam.
  34. The Pros And Cons Of Balance Transfers

    Do the math before you assume that transferring your credit card balance to a lower rate card will save money. It could – ...
  35. Steer Clear of Over-Priced Gap Insurance Providers

    Major insurers will generally give you a better deal on gap insurance than a car dealership. But watch for gaps in gap coverage. ...
  36. The 4 Worst Reasons For A Cash Advance

    They're convenient, especially in an emergency. But that's about the only good thing you can say about taking a cash advance. ...
  37. What's the Role of an Investment Bank?

    Investment banks provide financial advice to businesses and governments and help them raise capital through the sale of stocks, ...
  38. The World's Top 10 Investment Banks

    These banks come out on top as measured by revenue numbers, global reach, employee headcount, income, and a number of other ...
  39. How To Become A CPA

    If you've ever wondered what it takes to earn the CPA designation, here's your answer. Be prepared for lots of studying and ...
  40. Define Your Retirement

    Define your retirement and anticipate, how much annual income you may need to support the lifestyle you want.
  41. Funding Higher Education With An ISA

    ISAs are financial instruments that allow students to raise funds to pay for their degrees by selling shares in their future ...
  42. Investing With Purpose: Target Date Funds

    Saving for retirement with a target date fund gives you a straightforward goal: retirement income that will last as long ...
  43. Car Title Loan Requirements

    Here's a list of what you need to qualify for a car title loan. Most important: having sole ownership of your car with no ...
  44. Car Title Loan Limits

    You can usually get 25% to 50% of a car's value - but could pay more in interest than you borrowed if the loan rolls over ...
  45. States That Allow Car Title Loans

    Only some states permit car title loans – and those that do may have restrictions. Check this list to see what to expect.
  46. 10 Steps On The Career Ladder

    The job market has recovered enough, and people who had to scuffle to find a job can now start thinking about their next ...
  47. How To Avoid Retirement Sticker Shock

    Sticker shock, the realization that the cost of an item exceeds your ability to pay, is not the feeling you want to have ...
  48. Costs And Benefits Of A Home Depot Credit Card

    You probably have at least one regular credit card. Does it make sense to get one branded by Home Depot? Here's why you might ...
  49. Steps To Buy A Home

    When you're ready to purchase a home, take these steps to make sure you get a good deal at a price you can afford.
  50. Will a debt settlement program affect my credit score?

    Understand the impact of negotiating debt settlements on your credit score, and learn what factors determine the size of ...
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