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  1. How do credit bureaus make money?

    Take a closer look at how credit bureaus make money, and learn about the kind of services they provide to both lenders and ...
  2. What debt cannot be discharged when filing for bankruptcy?

    See what kinds of debts cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy and which debts are very difficult to discharge unless ...
  3. Home Depot's Profitability: The Unvarnished Truth

    As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at ...
  4. Where Unemployment Hits Hardest

    A look at the demographics of unemployment, and what that means for workers around the nation.
  5. Scoring A High-Paying Job In The Banking Industry

    Bankers have earned a reputation as people who get to enjoy the finer things in life. However, most of them are ordinary ...
  6. Dealing With An Underwater Mortgage During Divorce

    Going through a divorce is chaotic enough, but throw in a house with an underwater mortgage and things get particularly messy.
  7. Best Ways To Repair Your Credit Score

    Follow these 6 steps and you'll be on your way to a better credit score.
  8. How does a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) loan work?

    Discover some of the most common and useful ways to take out a loan from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan without ...
  9. How does taxation on life insurance for a qualified retirement plan work?

    Purchase life insurance in your qualified retirement plan using pre-tax dollars. Be aware of other ways that life insurance ...
  10. Can I obtain a Simple IRA if I am self-employed?

    Investing for retirement when self-employed can be in a SIMPLE IRA, a SEP IRA or a 401(k) plan, depending on the scenario ...
  11. How can I use my Roth IRA savings to buy my first home?

    Use your Roth IRA to help fund the purchase of your first home, and find out about ways to access these funds even if you ...
  12. What should you consider before taking a loan on your Registered Retirement Savings ...

    Learn about the primary factors you should consider before deciding to take out a loan from your Registered Retirement Savings ...
  13. What is the tax rate of a Roth IRA if I withdraw it for the purchase of a house?

    Use your Roth IRA to fund the purchase of your first home, and learn how the distribution could qualify for a waiver of taxes ...
  14. How does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan work?

    Learn how small businesses and their employees benefit from a Simplified Employee Pension, or SEP, IRA, and discover how ...
  15. Can I invest my IRA in an entity, business or LLC?

    Explore different types of businesses, entities, corporations and limited liability companies, and the types IRA-eligible ...
  16. How is the stock market affected by Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

    See why Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales numbers are considered to be important indicators for stock market activity throughout ...
  17. What are some examples of how I could use my IRA savings for college?

    Use your traditional IRA for qualified college expenses for you or your family. The retirement funds can be used for books, ...
  18. How is an SBO-401(k) set up?

    Learn what a Small Business Owner 401(k) plan is and who is eligible to establish one. Find out what the IRS requires of ...
  19. 7 Ways To Save Money On Business Travel

    Business travel is soaring, especially in America. But though business travel is great for the economy, it's not so kind ...
  20. 10 Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

    It's probably the biggest purchase you've ever made. Here's exactly what to do to prepare yourself and get the best possible ...
  21. Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  22. 3 Money Moves To Make Before A Career Change

    One of the measures of a healthy economy is workers' confidence in their ability to leave a job and find other employment. ...
  23. What CEOs Actually Do

    CEOs are responsible for the overall operation of a business, and are usually elected by shareholders and the board of directors. ...
  24. 8 Common Refinance Mistakes

    As mortgage rates creep higher, there's still time to dump your mortgage rate for a lower one. But don't ruin your chance ...
  25. Flight Insurance Can Take The Worry Out Of Flying

    If paying for a missed flight or lost baggage is prohibitive, obtaining some flight insurance might just be a good idea.
  26. Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
  27. 6 Ways To Jump-Start Your Savings Account

    While Americans have succeeded at paying some of their debt over the past years, the median household's savings have declined ...
  28. Insurance Myths Involve Houses, Cars & Big Crashes

    Any confusion over what to buy or how to use a product can end up being costly, but when it comes to insurance, misunderstandings ...
  29. When Is A Franchise The Right Investment For You?

    Do you have the right mix of credit, capital and business savvy to make you an ideal candidate for buying a franchise?
  30. Are You A Target For Identity Thieves?

    The Americans at highest risk for identity theft and identity fraud aren't the ones you most expect. See if you're on the ...
  31. Avoid Becoming An Identity Thief's Next Victim

    Use these 7 techniques to keep yourself under the radar and out of the way of identity thieves.
  32. One Reason Rates Are Likely To Remain Low For Long

    While I believe that the Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to begin raising rates sooner than the market expects, rates are ...
  33. Steps To Retiring With A Reverse Mortgage

    Follow this simple six-step guide to investigating a reverse mortgage. And be sure to compare it to other ways home equity ...
  34. Which Credit Cards Are Best For A Small Business?

    Even the best business cards aren't all alike. Choose the card – or cards – with features that yield the most for how your ...
  35. What's an Acquisition?

    In corporate terms, an acquisition is the purchase of a company or the division of a company. Some acquisitions are paid ...
  36. 10 Questions You Forget to Ask When Buying a House

    If you are thinking about buying a home, you are not alone. According to the New York Times, more Americans are getting home-buying ...
  37. 3 Credit Card Benefits You’re Paying For But Not Using

    Unnecessary expenses are easy to eliminate once you look at your spending, but not all expenses are obvious, especially when ...
  38. An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  39. 5 Biggest Money Mistakes & How To Fix Them Fast

    Financial mistakes - like most mistakes in life - can generally be avoided with forethought, planning and self-discipline. ...
  40. 5 Top Alternatives To A Reverse Mortgage

    If you have substantial home equity and don't want to do a reverse mortgage to tap it for retirement expenses, cost out these ...
  41. Reverse Mortgage Or Home-Equity Loan?

    If you have equity in your home and need more cash in retirement, a reverse mortgage – or home-equity loan or line of credit ...
  42. 9 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score Today

    When it comes to finances, there are a number of goals that you might have established, such as saving money, paying down ...
  43. What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

    Corporate Social Responsibility refers to a code of conduct and action beyond what is required by laws, regulations and trade ...
  44. Build Your Credit Score

    Here are four good ways to build your credit score when you're starting from scratch. Do it right and you'll end up with ...
  45. 7 Weirdest Things You Can Buy With Rewards Points

    Delve into the world of rewards credit cards and it becomes easy to see how enough points can pay their way toward heavily ...
  46. Essential Tips For Would-Be Entrepreneurs

    Before you consider launching a business consider these key pieces of advice.
  47. I Want Christmas To Be Debt-Free

    Fall is finally here, and everywhere I look I see pumpkin carvings, seasonal door hangings, and all kinds of pumpkin-flavored ...
  48. Finding And Investing In FHA Condos

    Interested in a buying an FHA-approved condo? Read this first.
  49. Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    When choosing between blasting through debt and establishing precautionary funds in case of an emergency, the right course ...
  50. How To Refinance If Your Home Appraisal Is Too Low

    When you take out a mortgage on a home or refinance an existing mortgage, most lenders want a loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of ...
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