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  1. How The Big Boys Buy

    Learn what those in-the-know look for when acquiring a company.
  2. Where can I find a copy of an old Series 7 exam?

    The NASD does not provide old copies of exams, as the questions are drawn from a databank of questions that are continuously ...
  3. Cut Your Bank Fees

    Find out how to get the bank to pay you for using their services, not the other way around.
  4. How does online banking assist with budgeting?

    Setting up online banking can make a personal budget easier to manage through the use of multiple accounts or expense categories ...
  5. Rate Freeze To Cool Mortgage Meltdown

    The U.S. government is offering help to subprime borrowers. Is this a cure or a curse?
  6. How do I open a Swiss bank account, and what makes them so special?

    Surprisingly, opening a Swiss bank account is not that much different from opening a standard bank account because you have ...
  7. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  8. Is it possible to take the Series 7 exam without being sponsored?

    Unfortunately, the answer is "No." The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA, (formerly the National Association ...
  9. 5 Things To Consider Before Late-In-Life Marriage

    Waiting to marry has become the norm, but do you know what to consider before saying "I do"?
  10. Save Without Sacrifice

    Don't sacrifice your life for your savings - get out there and have fun!
  11. Is it possible to take the Series 6 exam without being sponsored?

    Unfortunately, the answer to this question is "No." The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA (previously the ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. CDIC Protects Canadians From Bank Failure

    Bank failures can happen in Canada, but many deposits are insured. Find out what's covered.
  15. Where are the testing centers for the Series 7 examination?

    Testing centers for the Series 7 and other FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), administered exams are located ...
  16. How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do capital improvements affect ...

    The 80% rule refers to the fact that most insurance companies will not fully cover the cost of damage to a house due to the ...
  17. 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. ...
  18. Can private corporations issue convertible bonds?

    The first step to answering this question requires defining the term "private corporation". Many times, the term "private ...
  19. 4 Steps To Creating A Stellar Business Plan

    If you're going into business, you must have a plan. Find out how to put this important document together.
  20. 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 ...
  21. Asset Protection For The Business Owner

    Could incorporating your business help protect it? Find out here.
  22. Seek An Adventure In Venture Capital

    Make a career out of chasing down the "next big thing".
  23. Auction Rate Securities: Bidding On The Long Run

    These investments do better with a long-term horizon. Should you buy them before they're going, going, gone?
  24. 8 Reasons To Never Borrow From Your 401(k)

    Find out why dipping into your future savings can have serious consequences.
  25. Generational Marketing: Harvest The Whole Family Tree

    Attract new clients by tailoring your message to specific age groups.
  26. Can someone who is not yet of legal age open a brokerage account?

    An underage person cannot open a brokerage account on his or her own. However, it is possible for an underage person to have ...
  27. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. How is my credit score calculated?

    The credit score, commonly referred to as a FICO score, is a proprietary tool created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. This ...
  31. 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.
  32. Tips For Boosting Your Business

    Find out how butter up new clients, build up old files and better your bottom line.
  33. Squeeze A Greenback Out Of Your Latte

    Stick to your budget every day with these 15 simple tips.
  34. How can I withdraw from my CFA Level 1 exam?

    According to the CFA Institute, a CFA Level 1 candidate can withdraw from his or her current CFA examination (no later than ...
  35. How can I improve my credit score?

    If you are looking to take out a loan or apply for a credit card, then it will be very important for you to have a good credit ...
  36. The Rise And Demise Of New Century Financial

    A case study in how poor planning toppled a subprime mortgage giant.
  37. What are some common and useful retirement planner designations? Are they expensive ...

    Some common retirement planner designations are: Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) designation from the College ...
  38. What is the Razor/Razorblade model?

    The Razor/Razorblade business model owes its name to one King Gillette, founder of the eponymous razorblade company. The ...
  39. What Was The Glass-Steagall Act?

    Established in 1933 and repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act had good intentions but mixed results.
  40. 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 ...
  41. I am 52 years old and wish to make a withdrawal from my 401(k) plan. Is there any ...

    Most distributions from qualified retirement plans made to you before you reach the age of 59.5 are subject to an additional ...
  42. Maxing Out Your RRSP (Canadian)

    Increasing your savings will provide tax benefits - and peace of mind.
  43. Invest In Your Education With An RESP

    All Canadians should know the benefits of these flexible education savings plans.
  44. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  45. Downshift To Simplify Your Life

    Learn how to ditch the rat race with voluntary simple living.
  46. Becoming An Insurance Agent

    Few careers match the opportunity for as quick and large a paycheck as does being a life insurance agent.
  47. 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 ...
  48. Solving Mixed Options Problems On The Series 7

    Learn to ace the questions that involve both options contracts and stock positions.
  49. What exactly is a company's float?

    The term "float" refers to the regular shares that a company has issued to the public that are available for investors to ...
  50. Retirement Funds To Fund Startups

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" and retirees who want to stretch their dollars are looking to invest here. ...
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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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