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  1. Choosing The Best Life Insurance Company For You

    What to consider before you choose the life insurance company that can give you the policy you need now – and meet your needs ...
  2. Identity Theft: How Much Should You Worry?

    Identity fraud cost $18 billion last year. But are enough Americans victimized – with big enough losses – that it's worth ...
  3. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  4. Should You Get A Gas Credit Card?

    Many credit cards now reward you for your gasoline purchases. But some are more generous than others.
  5. What is Underwriting?

    Underwriting is a term most often used in investment banking, insurance and commercial banking. Generally, underwriting means ...
  6. Getting Schooled: Six Steps to Better College Prep

    Hard to believe, but my firstborn starts high school this week, and I realize that we need to start planning for his next ...
  7. 5 Ways Google Changed Our Relationship With Money

    Yesterday marked 16 years since Google co-founders filed for incorporation, opened a bank account and deposited a $100,0 ...
  8. Credit, Debit And Charge: Sizing Up The Cards In Your Wallet

    Not all plastic is equal! Learn the difference between the three kinds, and how each can affect your finances.
  9. Getting A Car Title Loan

    This loan-of-last-resort uses your car as collateral and features very high interest rates and fees. Be extremely wary of ...
  10. 5 Horrific Things That Can Haunt Your Finances

    Check out a few of the scariest financial disasters and find out what you can do to protect yourself.
  11. Cut Commissions With "For Sale By Owner" Sales

    It takes a lot more work, but selling your home without a realtor can have benefits.
  12. 5 Better Uses of Your Money Than Buying US Open Tickets

    With the 118th US Open tennis tournament now underway in Flushing, NY, fans from around the globe are gathering to watch ...
  13. Top Indicators From The Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Of the BLS indicators, the change in nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate, as well as the CPI and PPI, are the ones most ...
  14. Microfinance: What It Is And How To Get Involved

    This growing industry is full of opportunities for the socially conscious investor.
  15. Just What Factors Into The Value Of Your Used Car?

    Just what should you pay for that used car? And how much should you get for your beater? With these web sites, those are ...
  16. 4 Savings Accounts for Investors

    Curious about the best saving accounts and which ones suit investors?
  17. Find the Best Savings Account Rates

    You know how to spot the highest interest rate, but how do you really get the best deal on savings accounts?
  18. Strategies For Debt Consolidation Loans

    A debt consolidation loan may help if your income doesn't quite cover your credit card and loan payments. Here's how to avoid ...
  19. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP): The Basics

    LLPs are a flexible legal and tax entity that allows partners to benefit from economies of scale by working together while ...
  20. Goals For Novice Traders

    You're starting out in the investing world as a trader, so now what? We give you a few tips on how set your goals.
  21. 5 Costs Associated With Renting An Apartment

    What to expect when you, too, move into your first apartment some day (better start saving money now).
  22. 51 Best Labor Day 2014 Deals, Discounts and Freebies

    Labor Day is coming up this weekend, and with it will come Labor Day sales, deals and freebies.
  23. 4 Ways To Value A Real Estate Rental Property

    Learning these concepts is the first step in getting into the real estate investment game.
  24. Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions

    These wacky inventions didn't look like the money machines they became for their creators.
  25. Rules For Having A Health Savings Account (HSA)

    Do you qualify? What does it cover? How to see if it makes sense to sign up for a High-Deductible Health Plan with a Health ...
  26. What Is Sallie Mae And How Does It Work?

    Sallie Mae is the only game in town for some would-be college students seeking loans, so it's not surprising that it's got ...
  27. Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping

    Bootstrapping is likely to be part of the history of nearly every successful company. Here are a few success stories.
  28. The Power Of Branding

    It's the ultimate economic moat, and we look at the approaches and effects of good and bad branding.
  29. How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  30. A Smart Approach to Student Credit Cards

    Student credit cards are a compelling alternative for young borrowers. But be sure to look at annual fees and long-term interest ...
  31. 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these five tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  32. 6 Good Reasons To Get Renter's Insurance

    If you rent, you still need insurance for personal property and if anyone is injured at your place. The good news: It also ...
  33. Why It’s So Hard to Get Small Mortgage Loans

    Finding a lender to provide a mortgage loan for less than $50,000: It's a challenge faced by a surprising number of people, ...
  34. Top Reasons To Apply For An FHA Loan

    When is it a good idea to apply for a Federal Housing Administration loan?
  35. Measuring The Benefits Of Home Ownership

    Price appreciation is the biggest factor, but it's not the only thing to consider.
  36. Start Building Solid Credit At A Young Age

    These days, credit scores can affect everything from loan terms to your job search. That's why you should establish a credit ...
  37. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  38. Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  39. The Truth About Real Estate Prices

    Historical housing price data suggests ongoing increases in housing prices, but these numbers don't tell the whole truth. ...
  40. Cheap Car Insurance For College Students

    6 ways to get the best car insurance quotes during those years when insurance companies rate you as a high-risk customer.
  41. Money Market Accounts vs. Savings Accounts

    An interest-bearing account that pays a higher interest rate than a savings account and gives the account holder limited ...
  42. 5 Signs You Have No Money Management Skills

    If you’re worried about your money management skills, the tips below might help you figure out what you’re doing wrong and ...
  43. Online Banks: Lower Costs And Little Sacrifice

    For many, online banking has become a day-to-day routine. Still, there are some holdouts who refuse to accept the method. ...
  44. 1 in 5 Americans Are Working This Labor Day 2014

    Labor Day is supposed to offer beleaguered workers a day of reprieve from the daily grind. However, not everyone gets to ...
  45. A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  46. How Banks Set Interest Rates On Your Loans

    On the face of it, figuring out how a bank makes money is a pretty straightforward affair. A bank earns a spread on the money ...
  47. Why Some Kids Never Leave The Nest

    Giving your children a free ride can be costly for both of you.
  48. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  49. Top Student Loan Providers

    Many banks and institutions offer student loans, but some offer better deals than others. Read this list of top student loan ...
  50. Discounts & Coupons You're Missing

    Are you missing out on discounts for medical, entertainment and clothing costs?
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