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  1. What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy

    Don't choose this last-resort option until you learn how it will affect your future.
  2. The Fuel That Fed The Subprime Meltdown

    Take a look at the factors that caused this market to flare up and burn out.
  3. Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for home buyers.
  4. Swim With The Sharks As A Stockbroker

    This job takes guts, hard work and a predator's instincts. Do you have what it takes?
  5. Demystification Of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of account suits your specific needs.
  6. The Risks Of Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out how weighted average life guards against prepayment risk.
  7. Run Your Personal Finances Like A Business

    The principles that contribute to success in business can also help you achieve your financial goals.
  8. What are some of the features and benefits of SEP IRAs and Roth IRAs?

    SEP IRA Established and funded by a business (including a sole proprietorship) Must be established and funded by the employer's ...
  9. How can I find an investment club in my area?

    Investment clubs have been around for several decades and are simply groups of people who get together to invest. While the ...
  10. Which is a better measure for capital budgeting, IRR or NPV?

    In capital budgeting, there are a number of different approaches that can be used to evaluate any given project, and each ...
  11. What are the steps to get a company listed on the OTCBB?

    The over-the-counter bulletin board (OTCBB) is a regulated quotation service for over-the-counter (OTC) securities. The securities ...
  12. Can my spouse and I use our IRAs to purchase our first home?

    IRA owners can make penalty-free distributions to buy a first home for themselves, their spouses, children, grandchildren ...
  13. Since I do not have a certificate of completion, where can I get a copy of my exam ...

    If you are not currently employed by a member firm you can get your exam scores by contacting FINRA in writing and requesting ...
  14. Can I obtain my CFA charter without U.S. work experience?

    The CFA charter is a global charter. As such, valid work experience is not limited to the country it which you obtain your ...
  15. Am I qualified once I complete my FINRA certification exam?

    Even if you have completed your Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA (previously the National Association of ...
  16. What is a subprime mortgage?

    A subprime mortgage is a type of loan granted to individuals with poor credit histories (often below 600), who, as a result ...
  17. How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my trading profits?

    First off, understand that there is no universal system regarding trading commissions charged by brokerage firms. Some charge ...
  18. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

    The first step to answering this question requires defining the term "private corporation". Many times, the term "private ...
  19. Get The Most Out Of An Investor Conference

    Read between the lines to get a sense of where a company is really headed.
  20. Subprime Lending: Helping Hand Or Underhanded?

    These loans can spell disaster for borrowers, but that doesn't mean they should be condemned.
  21. Car Shopping: New Or Used?

    Don't get taken for a ride. Learn the pros and cons before the salesperson makes a pitch.
  22. Protect Your Company From Employee Lawsuits

    Understanding employment practices liability insurance is easy, once you know the basics.
  23. What To Expect When Applying For Life Insurance

    Before jumping into a policy, check out these tips on how to score the best plan for you.
  24. Life Lesson No. 1: Avoid College Scholarship Fraud

    When families get desperate to scrape together college funds, they may fall prey to scammers.
  25. Combining Credit For A Happy Financial-Ever-After

    A couple's finances may not always be a match made in heaven. Find out when to say "I Do".
  26. Dialing In On The Credit Crisis

    Would a similar crisis have occurred if iPhone investors were offered the same loan options as homeowners?
  27. I work for a university, and I have a 403(b) with TIAA-CREF. But TIAA-CREF says I ...

    It depends. The IRS does permit the transfer of assets between 403(b) providers; however, employers and 403(b) providers ...
  28. What is the full phrase for 'GmbH', and what do the words in this acronym mean in ...

    In Germany, there are two types of companies: publicly traded and privately held. The acronym 'GmbH', which is written after ...
  29. What does the term "stock-for-stock" mean?

    The term "stock-for-stock" is popularly used in two different contexts, and it regularly makes business news headlines in ...
  30. What are the advantages and disadvantages to dealing with internet-only banks?

    In recent years, large companies have set up internet-only banks as a means of diversifying into the financial sector and ...
  31. I passed my Series 7 exam, but I terminated employment at my sponsoring firm before ...

    Yes. Your exam is valid for a period of two years. Under normal circumstances, in order to have you become licensed or registered, ...
  32. Do I need to be sponsored or employed by a member firm in order to write the Series ...

    You do not need to be sponsored by a member firm in order to write the Series 66 exam. However, it is important to remember ...
  33. I have already obtained my Series 7; however, I am no longer working for a member ...

    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA, (previously the National Association of Securities Dealers ...
  34. Where can I find a copy of an old Series 7 exam?

    The NASD does not provide old copies of exams, as the questions are drawn from a databank of questions that are continuously ...
  35. What is a typical day in the life of someone in M&A? How long does a project last? ...

    The life of a financial professional involved in the field of mergers and acquisitions can, like any line of work, vary considerably ...
  36. Learn To Invest In 10 Steps

    Want to invest but don't know where to start? Learn how to make your money work for you with these tips.
  37. Help Your Kids Understand Money

    These simple tips will help you raise financially savvy kids.
  38. The Marketing Director's Pitch

    Are your shoulder's wide enough to carry a company's reputation?
  39. This ARM Has Teeth

    Find out how to avoid getting bitten when your mortgage rate resets.
  40. Stop Scams In Their Tracks

    Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones from financial fraudsters.
  41. Seek An Adventure In Venture Capital

    Make a career out of chasing down the "next big thing".
  42. Should Parents Pay For College?

    When federal student loan resources are exhausted, parents and students face tough decisions on how to pay.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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, ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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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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