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  1. Can I, without tax penalties, use the IRA I inherited from my father to buy a home ...

    If you inherited an IRA from someone who was not your spouse at the time he/she died, the amounts that you receive as a distribution ...
  2. Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    A variable interest rate loan is a loan in which the interest rate charged on the outstanding balance varies as market interest ...
  3. What is authorized stock?

    Authorized stock represents the maximum number of common shares that can be issued legally by the company as stated in the ...
  4. How many attempts at the Series 7 exam are permitted?

    The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has not placed any limits on the number of times you can attempt to ...
  5. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

    A credit rating is an assessment of an individual's creditworthiness. This evaluation is based on an individual's history ...
  6. Failing Health Could Drain Your Retirement Savings

    You may not be able to prevent illness, but it doesn't have to infect your savings.
  7. How do restricted stocks, treasury stocks and stock appreciation rights benefit employees?

    Restricted stock represents any equity that is conditionally given or sold to an insider as compensation or as part of an ...
  8. Starting A Small Business In Tough Economic Times

    We provide 6 tips for creating a winning business in a losing economy.
  9. Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces

    If your plans have been affected by your time in the combat zone, fear not!
  10. Do underwriters make guarantees to sell an entire IPO issue?

    Underwriters represent the group of representatives from an investment bank whose main responsibility is to complete the ...
  11. Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

    Actually, any mortgage-backed security (MBS) guarantee depends on who issued it.To review, an MBS is a security, created ...
  12. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  13. The No.1 Reason Why Couples Fight

    Learn how to resolve the financial and emotional issues surrounding a scarce commodity.
  14. Am I qualified once I complete my FINRA certification exam?

    Even if you have completed your Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or FINRA (previously the National Association of ...
  15. 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, ...
  16. What is a subprime mortgage?

    A subprime mortgage is a type of loan granted to individuals with poor credit histories (often below 600), who, as a result ...
  17. Are all bank accounts insured by the FDIC?

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the U.S. government that protects you against ...
  18. What are the Gnomes of Zurich?

    The "Gnomes of Zurich" is a euphemism for Swiss bankers. The name is meant as an insult because gnomes, most often found ...
  19. Cut Your Tax Bill

    Paying your bills early or giving an extra donation now can help you come tax time.
  20. 401(k) Plans For The Small Business Owner

    If you own a business, this may be the plan for you! Find out about its benefits and eligibility requirements.
  21. What are some of the features and benefits of SEP IRAs and Roth IRAs?

    SEP IRA Established and funded by a business (including a sole proprietorship) Must be established and funded by the employer's ...
  22. When must the required three years of qualifying work experience be completed in ...

    According to the CFA Institute, the three years of qualifying work experience in a financial field can be completed before ...
  23. Subprime Is Often Subpar

    Proceed with caution when considering these short-term, high-interest mortgages.
  24. Tips To Beat Tough Interviews

    Learn how to answer some of the hardest interviewer questions and scenarios.
  25. What is market cannibalization?

    Market cannibalism is defined as the negative impact a company's new product has on the sales performance of existing products. ...
  26. 10 Tips For Choosing An Online Broker

    Investing online is cheaper, safer and easier than ever before. Find out how to choose the broker that will help you get ...
  27. What are some commonly missed deductions for business owners?

    If you own a business, you are eligible to deduct certain business-related expenses. These include deductions for the following: ...
  28. 20 Tools For Building Up Your Portfolio

    The only real difference between you and Warren Buffett is a few well-chosen stocks, and the billion-dollar fortune is the ...
  29. I've noticed executives buy a lot of stock below market value, and then they sell ...

    On October 30, 2006, a Google executive officer purchased 2,541 shares of Google at $9 per share and sold these same shares ...
  30. My husband has a 401(k) account which is 100% vested with an $8,000 balance. We are ...

    Unfortunately, the conditions under which hardship withdrawals can be made from a qualified plan, including a 401(k) plan, ...
  31. If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

    It depends. An individual who receives commissions can be treated in the same manner as an individual who receives straight ...
  32. Car Shopping: New Or Used?

    Don't get taken for a ride. Learn the pros and cons before the salesperson makes a pitch.
  33. 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 ...
  34. How does an IPO get valued? What are some good methods for analyzing IPOs?

    The price of a financial asset traded on the market is set by the forces of supply and demand. Newly issued stocks are no ...
  35. College Cost Reduction Act Helps Students Meet Payments

    This legislation can help families pay college costs and reduce student debt.
  36. What's the difference between a bank guarantee and a letter of credit?

    A bank guarantee and a letter of credit are similar in many ways but they're two different things. Letters of credit ensure ...
  37. Bank Failure: Will Your Assets Be Protected?

    The SIPC and FDIC insure against personal financial ruin when banks or brokerages go belly up.
  38. Protect Your Company From Employee Lawsuits

    Understanding employment practices liability insurance is easy, once you know the basics.
  39. When Good People Write Bad Checks

    Overdraft protection can help when you overestimate your balance, but it will cost you.
  40. Executive Compensation: How Much Is Too Much?

    The proxy statement can help determine whether a CEO is well compensated - or just overpaid.
  41. How long will my Series 7 license last after my employment has been terminated at ...

    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), you have ...
  42. Older Parents Face New Financial Challenges

    Older parents are becoming the norm, but when it comes to finances, this choice has special considerations.
  43. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
  44. Creating A Home Business Work Space

    Your work environment can make or break your career as an entrepreneur.
  45. I am not a resident of the United States, but would like to be qualified as a registered ...

    Even if you are not a resident of the United States, you may be eligible to take an abbreviated form of the Series 7 exam. ...
  46. I'm new to this. Can I sell or buy stock by myself?

    In order to buy stocks, you need the assistance of a stock broker since you cannot just phone up a company and ask to buy ...
  47. If I do not have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, can I still qualify for ...

    CFA Institute indicates that a minimum of 4 years of qualifying work experience may allow an applicant without a Bachelor's ...
  48. I passed my Series 7 exam, but I terminated employment at my sponsoring firm before ...

    Yes. Your exam is valid for a period of two years. Under normal circumstances, in order to have you become licensed or registered, ...
  49. I am a teacher in a public school system and I don't presently have a 403(b) plan, ...

    If you establish a 403(b) account under the school's 403(b) plan, you may roll the Traditional IRA assets to the 403(b) account. ...
  50. McMansion: A Closer Look At The Big House Trend

    The average home size is now 2,500 square feet - how big should you go?
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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