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  1. Credit And Debt Management

    America is addicted to debt. Learn how to manage your credit and keep debt from ruining your life.
  2. Peer-To-Peer Lending Breaks Down Financial Borders

    Banks are no longer the only option for a loan - the P2P lending system operates without them.
  3. Collateralized Debt Obligations: From Boon To Burden

    CDOs were to be Wall Street's boon - instead they went bust. Find out what went wrong.
  4. What is the history behind today's bankruptcy laws?

    Julius Caesar was emperor of Rome for a scant five months, but in that short time he changed the course of financial history. ...
  5. Surviving On An Irregular Income

    Being self-employed provides freedom, but only if you learn to make your money last.
  6. Sizing Up A Career As A Ratings Analyst

    This competitive field is lucrative, but do you have what it takes to score this job?
  7. 5 Ways To Save On Child Care Costs

    Child care costs can be a shock to new and expecting parents, but are some programs in place to help with the first few years.
  8. Iceland's Near Collapse: What Can We Learn?

    This thriving country was brought to its knees by the rapid growth - and subsequent decline - of its banking industry.
  9. Reduce Tuition With A Work-Incentive Program

    Find out how to gain valuable work experience and cut the cost of your education.
  10. Testing 3 Types Of Analysts

    Different clients require different research reports. Which type of analyst do you need?
  11. When Things Go Awry, Insurers Get Reinsured

    Guru Warren Buffett is making this sector popular. Learn more here.
  12. Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

    Leveraging your money can have many perks, but it's not always the smartest financial plan.
  13. Housing Deals That Fall Through

    Find why buyers back out and what you can do if you're left holding the bag.
  14. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

    In 1993, Allfirst Bank hired a currency trader to shift the bank's forex (FX) operations from a merely hedging endeavor to ...
  15. Resume Scribes Seal The Deal

    Find out how professional resume writers can help you land a coveted career.
  16. Too Much Debt For A Mortgage?

    Just because a lender is willing to offer you a loan doesn't mean you should take it.
  17. For Top-Notch Insurance Coverage, Compare Quotes

    Find out how to use and compare policy options to get the best coverage at the best price.
  18. 8 Ways To Help Family Members In Financial Trouble

    Find out how to help the ones you love without hurting yourself.
  19. Revealing The Hidden Costs Of Weddings

    Find out how to avoid paying more for your big day!
  20. Do I need to take the Series 6 examination after I have already successfully completed ...

    No. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), ...
  21. It Is Better To Give AND Receive

    You give to benefit others, but there can be perks for you too.
  22. Help Your Kids Understand Money

    These simple tips will help you raise financially savvy kids.
  23. What is a stock-for-stock merger and how does this corporate action affect existing ...

    First, let's be clear about what we mean by a stock-for-stock merger. When a merger or acquisition is conducted, there are ...
  24. 3 Life Events That Can Ruin Retirement Plans

    Death, divorce and loss of income can leave retirees reeling. Learn how to prepare.
  25. I know there is a form of deposit insurance where a portion of my bank account deposits ...

    First things first, it's only partially correct to think that a portion of your bank deposits is protected. The Federal Deposit ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. If I have passed the Series 7 exam, do I need to write the 6 and 63 exams as well?

    Not always. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), (formerly National Association of Securities ...
  28. What is foreclosure investing?

    Foreclosure investing involves the purchase of houses that are somewhere in the process of being confiscated by lenders due ...
  29. Cold Call Without Getting The Cold Shoulder

    Learn how to warm up prospective clients to your business and your abilities.
  30. Analyzing A REX Agreement

    These contracts can be an effective way for homeowners to hedge against declining house prices.
  31. 5 ATM Scams That Can Break The Bank

    Don't get scorched by ATM thieves who want to burn a hole in your wallet.
  32. The Risks Of Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out how weighted average life guards against prepayment risk.
  33. Is there any difference between a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation ...

    Using the title "Certified Financial Analyst" to refer to the CFA® program offered by the CFA Institute is incorrect.CFA ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. The Demise Of The Defined-Benefit Plan

    Experts are making bleak predictions for your post-work years. Be prepared and plan for your future.
  36. How do university endowments work?

    Endowments represent money or other financial assets that are donated to universities or colleges. The sole intention of ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. Can I bring food and drink into the CFA testing room?

    You are not permitted to bring in or consume any food or drink in the CFA testing room. The CFA Institute put this rule in ...
  40. Sneaky Strategies That Fuel Overspending

    Find out how to avoid six of the worst vender ploys this holiday shopping season.
  41. I have a CFA designation. Do I qualify for any exemptions from FINRA licensing exams?

    Unfortunately, a CFA charter does not qualify you for any FINRA exam exemptions.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Enjoy Life Now And Still Save For Later

    Find out how to balance living well today and retiring well tomorrow.
  45. Six Rut-Busting Business Moves For Brokers

    Find out how to beat a plateau and boost your sales to the next level.
  46. 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 ...
  47. What is the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a collateralized ...

    Both collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and collateralized bond obligations (CBOs) are similar in that investors ...
  48. 10 Ways To Prepare For Nature's Worst

    Protect your financial interests from earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning strikes.
  49. What's the difference between net present value and internal rate of return? How ...

    Both of these measurements are primarily used in capital budgeting, the process by which companies determine whether a new ...
  50. How do I receive sponsorship from a member firm in order to write a Series 7 exam?

    In most cases, you obtain sponsorship for the Series 7 exam through employment at a FINRA member firm or a self-regulatory ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    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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