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  1. The Buy-Side Of The M&A Process

    With almost $2 trillion in sales yearly, find out how these mergers and acquisitions take place.
  2. Consulting - Everybody's Doing It, Should You?

    Fancy yourself a problem solver? Management consulting might be right for you.
  3. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders ...

    There are two main markets where securities are transacted: primary and secondary. When stocks are first issued and sold ...
  4. Subprime Lending: Helping Hand Or Underhanded?

    These loans can spell disaster for borrowers, but that doesn't mean they should be condemned.
  5. Do I have to successfully complete the Series 7 exam before I can register for the ...

    There are no prerequisites to register for the Series 63 exam. However, once you have registered for the exam, you must schedule ...
  6. What is a gatekeeper?

    A gatekeeper is a health insurance term used to describe the person in charge of a patient's treatment. Anyone who receives ...
  7. Creating A Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  8. Is it required to order the CFA guides in order to prepare for the CFA?

    Many of the candidates preparing for their upcoming CFA exam are working full time and trying to balance an adequate amount ...
  9. Top 9 Venture Capital Interview Questions

    Ace your interview by learning how to break down the most common questions asked.
  10. Which popular professional certification exams do not require sponsorship?

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) administers several professional certification examinations that do not ...
  11. 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.
  12. 7 Tips On Buying A Home In A Down Market

    Follow these seven tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  13. How can I purchase stocks directly from a company?

    There are a few circumstances in which a person can buy stock directly from a company. The following is meant to cover some ...
  14. Skipping-Out on Probate Costs

    Don't let bad estate planning lead to unnecessary costs and stress for your inheritors.
  15. If I have already completed the Series 6 examination, do I have to complete the entire ...

    After having written the Series 6 examination, there would be significant overlap with the Series 7 in areas such as mutual ...
  16. Since I do not have a certificate of completion, where can I get a copy of my exam ...

    If you are not currently employed by a member firm you can get your exam scores by contacting FINRA in writing and requesting ...
  17. The History Of The FDIC

    Find out why this corporation was developed and how it protects depositors from bank failure.
  18. Does it make sense to get my house and car insurance at the same place?

    Some companies offer a "multi-policy" discount to people who buy auto and home insurance together, in which case it may save ...
  19. What is reinsurance?

    Reinsurance occurs when multiple insurance companies share risk by purchasing insurance policies from other insurers to limit ...
  20. The Indiana Jones Guide To Getting Ahead

    Follow Indy's advice to conquer the obstacles blocking your path to financial well-being.
  21. What forms of ID are acceptable for admittance into the CFA examination room?

    CFA Institute indicates that an original driver's license, passport, government work permit, as well as military, citizen's ...
  22. What is a Ginnie Mae security?

    A Ginnie Mae, or Government National Mortgage Association security, functions similarly to the process of lending someone ...
  23. 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.
  24. How do I find a testing facility in my area?

    Most internationally recognized certifications, such as the CFA®, have testing locations around the world. The following ...
  25. Which States do not require a Representative to write the Series 63 exam?

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), indicates ...
  26. What does the 'FIG' at an investment bank refer to?

    The 'FIG' at an investment bank usually refers to the financial institutions group - a group of professionals that provides ...
  27. What is the difference between a buy-side analyst and a sell-side analyst?

    The main difference between these two types of analysts is the type of firm that employs them and the people to whom they ...
  28. Procrastinator's Guide To Bill Payment

    Avoid punishing late fees and keep your credit score intact with these 10 tips.
  29. 10 Breakout Ideas For Small Businesses

    If your business has hit a wall, we've got the answer to break through and increase sales and earnings.
  30. How should I estimate my income from fixed sources like bonds, CDs and stocks?

    Once investors know the approximate due dates and yields of their holdings, they can do a few simple calculations in a spreadsheet ...
  31. I did not receive my Bachelor's degree in the United States. How can I determine ...

    CFA institute indicates that a Bachelor's degree is a level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program ...
  32. How do I become a CFA charterholder?

    The CFA Institute requires individuals to satisfy a number of steps to become CFA charterholders.The most widely known requirement ...
  33. What's the difference between casualty insurance and disability insurance?

    Casualty insurance is often called "property casualty insurance", and it provides insurance protection for your property ...
  34. Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for home buyers.
  35. Share The Wealth With Franchises

    Skip the first step and build off of someone else's successful business model.
  36. Examining A Career As An Auditor

    Stricter government regulations have put auditing professionals in demand.
  37. I'm a teacher. Which is better for me, a 401(k) or 403(b)? What is the difference? ...

    The first step is to check with your employer regarding any retirement plan(s) it provides for employees, as you can only ...
  38. 12 Ways To Shop Smarter

    The early bird may catch the worm, but in shopping, the worm will come to those who wait.
  39. 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 ...
  40. My company has three partners but plans to hire more this year. Would we be better ...

    It depends.The SBO-401(k) plan is suitable if the plan covers only the business owners - in this case, the partners in the ...
  41. The Marketing Director's Pitch

    Are your shoulder's wide enough to carry a company's reputation?
  42. Should Parents Pay For College?

    When federal student loan resources are exhausted, parents and students face tough decisions on how to pay.
  43. 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" ...
  44. What is the difference between term and universal life insurance?

    Term life insurance is the most basic of insurance policies. It is nothing more than an insurance policy that provides protection ...
  45. Life Lesson No. 1: Avoid College Scholarship Fraud

    When families get desperate to scrape together college funds, they may fall prey to scammers.
  46. Healthy Survival Guide For Sandwiched Boomers

    Caring for children and parents is squeezing baby boomers' finances. Find out how to cope.
  47. Handling High-Yield Savings Accounts

    Is this the savings route for you? Read on to find out what these accounts have to offer.
  48. How can I find an investment club in my area?

    Investment clubs have been around for several decades and are simply groups of people who get together to invest. While the ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Mortgage Asset-Liability Management Made Easy

    Should you refinance your mortgage to purchase other assets? Learn how to weigh your risk.
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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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