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  1. How does a credit crunch occur?

    A credit crunch occurs when there is a lack of funds available in the credit market, making it difficult for borrowers to ...
  2. Do You Need Casualty Insurance?

    Find out how different types of coverages can protect you and which policy is right for you.
  3. I sold my house. Can I exclude the gain from my income?

    Generally, you are required to include the gain from the sale of your home in your taxable income. However, if the gain is ...
  4. Is a Canadian resident allowed to participate in a direct stock purchase plan from ...

    There is no law that prevents Canadians from participating in direct stock purchase plans offered by U.S. companies. There ...
  5. From The Printing Press To The Internet

    Find out how this invention contributed to the development and evolution of the U.S. economy.
  6. How Will The Subprime Mess Impact You?

    The subprime collapse could mean doom and gloom for housing, equities and the overall economy.
  7. Is it possible to fund limited partnership interests with SEP contributions?

    Yes. The same rules that apply to investing Traditional and Roth IRA assets applies to SEP IRA assets. Therefore, providing ...
  8. A Multipurpose Future Planning Tool

    Overfunded variable universal life insurance policies can be an all-in-one financial solution.
  9. 10 Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Here are ten ways to make sure you get the right home insurance coverage and compensation for your property.
  10. Health-y Savings Accounts

    HSAs can provide a new way to save for retirement and medical expenses.
  11. What is the difference between bad credit and no credit?

    The answer to this question will depend on what information (if any) is found on your credit report, such as any bankruptcy ...
  12. What personal items am I allowed to bring with me into the CFA exam testing room?

    Aside from the required examination admission ticket and current government-issued photo ID; HB pencils, pens (blue or black ...
  13. What type of work experience can count towards the work experience required in order ...

    CFA Institute provides a list of job titles that qualify for the work experience an individual must gain to be awarded with ...
  14. 10 Tips For Choosing An Online Broker

    This important investment decision happens before you pick your first stock. Find out how to get it right.
  15. 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 ...
  16. What does greenwashing mean?

    The term "greenwashing" was added to the Oxford English dictionary in 1999, where it is defined as "disinformation disseminated ...
  17. Financial Planners: Practice What You Preach

    "Do as I say and not as I do" doesn't make for a great professional reputation.
  18. Taking a Trip to Trader Town: Exploring the Trader's Chatroom

    Traders don't have to be solitary to be successful--discover how to connect with fellow traders and experts.
  19. Dialing In On The Credit Crisis

    Would a similar crisis have occurred if iPhone investors were offered the same loan options as homeowners?
  20. What's the difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics?

    Microeconomics is generally the study of individuals and business decisions, macroeconomics looks at higher up country and ...
  21. In A Cash Crunch? Hold A Yard Sale

    Lighten your load for a heavier wallet. We'll provide helpful tips to ensure a successful sale.
  22. What is an entrepreneur's elevator pitch?

    An important part of being an entrepreneur is pitching or making the case for the product, project or idea you intend to ...
  23. Have A Princess Wedding On A Pauper Budget

    Don't say "I do" to years of debt. We'll show you how to have fairy tale wedding on a frugal budget.
  24. Burdening Your Retirement With A Mortgage

    Carrying this debt can have benefits if done correctly, but is it worth the risk?
  25. What is the difference between investment banks and merchant banks?

    Merchant banks and investment banks, in their purest forms, are different kinds of financial institutions that perform different ...
  26. Wrap Accounts: A Gift Of Advice?

    Fee-based accounts were banned in 2007, but a on a practical level, this service remains the same for investors.
  27. Demystification Of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of account suits your specific needs.
  28. The P/E Ratio: A Good Market-Timing Indicator

    Check out the returns this newer technical analysis tool would've yielded over the period from 1920 to 2003.
  29. Sales Director Career Provides Daily Challenge

    Find out what you need to do to close the deal on this investment management position.
  30. Top 7 Social Security Myths: Exposed

    A look at several myths that surround Social Security benefits.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Plans The Small-Business Owner Can Establish

    Don't hesitate to adopt a smart plan for you and your employees.
  33. What is multiline insurance?

    The term "multiline insurance" can refer to multiline contracts and multiline insurers, so let's take a look at both variations. ...
  34. Biggest Merger and Acquisition Disasters

    Find out which companies collapsed after merging.
  35. Do I need to be a U.S. resident to take the Series 63 exam as an individual?

    No. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA, (previously the National Association of Securities Dealers), does ...
  36. What are the three phases of a completed initial public offering (IPO) transformation ...

    While some large and successful companies are still privately-owned, many companies aspire toward becoming a publicly-owned ...
  37. Are IPOs available to short sell immediately upon trading, or is there a time limit ...

    The quick answer to this question is that an IPO can be shorted upon initial trading, but it is not an easy thing to do at ...
  38. Option ARMs: American Dream Or Mortgage Nightmare?

    Option adjustable rate mortgages could make or break your home-buying experience.
  39. The Chinese Wall Protects Against Conflicts Of Interest

    After the crash of 1929, this barrier helped define ethical limits, but it did little to prevent fraud.
  40. If I already hold a professional certification am I eligible for any exemptions from ...

    No. To obtain a CFA designation, you must complete all levels of the CFA program regardless of whether you hold a professional ...
  41. Are there any continuing education requirements after I pass the Series 7 examination?

    Yes. According to the Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education (CEC), there are two parts to the CE ...
  42. 5 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Life (Insurance)

    Don't let these simple errors leave you unprotected. Read on to learn more.
  43. Run Your Personal Finances Like A Business

    The principles that contribute to success in business can also help you achieve your financial goals.
  44. I failed the Series 6 exam. How long must I wait before I can re-take it?

    If you fail your first attempt at the Series 6 exam, your sponsor can submit an amendment to reopen a window in which you ...
  45. Get The Most Out Of An Investor Conference

    Read between the lines to get a sense of where a company is really headed.
  46. What To Do If Your Insurance Won't Pay

    Before paying for coverage, find out what you need to do to ensure you get paid.
  47. What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company going public?

    An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a company. Small companies looking to further the growth of ...
  48. 9 Ways To Use A Tax Refund

    How do you plan to spend your refund this year? We provide some smart suggestions.
  49. I'm about to retire. If I pay off my mortgage with after-tax money I have saved, ...

    Only you and your financial advisor, family, accountant, etc. can answer the "should I?" question because there are many ...
  50. Why does the majority of my mortgage payment start out as interest and gradually ...

    When you make a mortgage payment, the amount paid is a combination of an interest charge and principal repayment. Over the ...
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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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