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  1. Save Without Sacrifice

    Don't sacrifice your life for your savings - get out there and have fun!
  2. 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 ...
  3. What methods can be used to fund a forex account?

    The forex market is where currencies from around the world are traded. In the past, currency trading was limited to certain ...
  4. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  5. What's the difference between a savings account and a Roth IRA?

    A savings account is an all-inclusive term , which includes IRAs and regular ( non-retirement) savings. A Roth IRA is a savings ...
  6. The Better Business Bureau's Tool Belt For Saving Cash

    The BBB is one resource to help you connect with the best product/service providers in your area.
  7. What financial certifications or exams do I need to complete in order to qualify ...

    In general, most states require the successful completion of the Series 65 exam or both the Series 7 and Series 66 exams. ...
  8. I hold a professional degree. Am I eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner ...

    According to the CFP board, if you hold one or more of the following, you are eligible to challenge the CFP(R) certification ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Car Title Loans: Good Option For Fast Cash?

    These loans provide fast cash, but they could leave you deeper in debt - and without a car.
  11. 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 ...
  12. What is the difference between a 2/28 and a 3/27 ARM?

    An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of mortgage that has a fixed interest rate for a certain time period at the beginning ...
  13. Why should I bother creating a budget?

    Creating and using a budget is a valuable tool for all demographics; it's not just for those who need to closely monitor ...
  14. The Kingpin Of Wall Street: J.P. Morgan

    From robber baron to the hero of the Panic of 1907, this man helped shape Wall Street as we know it.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Who coined the term "entrepreneur"?

    For one, it wasn't Adam Smith. One person strangely overlooked in Smith's free market masterpiece, The Wealth of Nations, ...
  17. What is foreclosure investing?

    Foreclosure investing involves the purchase of houses that are somewhere in the process of being confiscated by lenders due ...
  18. What is variable life insurance?

    Variable life insurance is a permanent life insurance policy with an investment component. The policy has a cash value account, ...
  19. 10 Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Here are ten ways to make sure you get the right home insurance coverage and compensation for your property.
  20. The Ins and Outs Of In-Process R&D Expenses

    Are these charge-offs fair accounting or earnings manipulation? Learn more here.
  21. 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.
  22. Revealing The Hidden Costs Of Weddings

    Find out how to avoid paying more for your big day!
  23. Subprime Lending: Helping Hand Or Underhanded?

    These loans can spell disaster for borrowers, but that doesn't mean they should be condemned.
  24. How The Big Boys Buy

    Learn what those in-the-know look for when acquiring a company.
  25. What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy

    Don't choose this last-resort option until you learn how it will affect your future.
  26. How Will The Subprime Mess Impact You?

    The subprime collapse could mean doom and gloom for housing, equities and the overall economy.
  27. The Rise And Demise Of New Century Financial

    A case study in how poor planning toppled a subprime mortgage giant.
  28. 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 ...
  29. What is a Ginnie Mae security?

    A Ginnie Mae, or Government National Mortgage Association security, functions similarly to the process of lending someone ...
  30. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

    There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a number of key factors, namely the aspects or criteria of your ...
  31. If I pay for a course to learn about trading can I write some of it off?

    There are some investing costs that can be written off each year, even if you aren't a day trader. The general rule in determining ...
  32. Bank Failure: Will Your Assets Be Protected?

    The SIPC and FDIC insure against personal financial ruin when banks or brokerages go belly up.
  33. How To Break Up With Your Bank

    Whether you're moving or have just found a better no-fee plan, find out how to switch banks with ease.
  34. Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to sit for any NASD examinations?

    No. The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) does not require a candidate to be a U.S. citizen to sit for an ...
  35. I am interested in pursing the CFA charter, but I do not have a degree in business ...

    The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program is by no means an introduction to the world of investment. CFA Institute (formerly ...
  36. At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

    When placing a market order for a security through a broker, there will be a commission accompanying the service. The fee ...
  37. I failed the Series 7 exam. How long must I wait before I can take it again?

    If you fail your first attempt at the Series 7 exam, your sponsor can submit an amendment to reopen a window in which you ...
  38. What is the best way to budget for holiday and special event spending?

    Even though holidays and special events arrive sporadically throughout the year, you can still fight the costs associated ...
  39. What is term insurance?

    Term insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides coverage for a certain period of time, or a specified "term" ...
  40. 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.
  41. The Marketing Director's Pitch

    Are your shoulder's wide enough to carry a company's reputation?
  42. Be Your Own Boss By Freelancing

    Learn the pros and cons before you bid adieu to sales meetings and power suits forever.
  43. Avoiding Online Investment Scams

    Find out how to spot internet fraud and protect your hard-earned money.
  44. Analyzing A REX Agreement

    These contracts can be an effective way for homeowners to hedge against declining house prices.
  45. CDIC Protects Canadians From Bank Failure

    Bank failures can happen in Canada, but many deposits are insured. Find out what's covered.
  46. Creating A Home Business Work Space

    Your work environment can make or break your career as an entrepreneur.
  47. I have just been laid off. Can I use my 401(k) for living expenses now and report ...

    Any amounts withdrawn from your 401(k) plan must be treated as ordinary income for the year the amount is distributed from ...
  48. 401(k) Debit Cards: Taking A Swipe At Your Retirement Savings

    This is just another more convenient way to borrow from your plan. But at what cost?
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Critical Illness Insurance: Get Paid If You Get Sick

    This coverage will allow you to focus your attention on getting well, rather than getting by.
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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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