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  1. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy ...
  2. Do You Understand Investment Risk?

    Many investors overestimate their level of financial knowledge.
  3. Warren Buffett's Best Buys

    The Oracle of Omaha's "Rip van Winkle" approach has served him well. Read on to learn ...
  4. 4 History-Making Wall Street Crooks

    Find out how these Wall Street high-rollers landed themselves in hot water.
  5. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    These two companies are crucial to the mortgage market, but are they ticking timebombs? ...
  6. Should You Buy Banks' "Toxic" Assets?

    The Public-Private Investment Progam is part of the government's effort to fix the ...
  1. Credit And Debt Management

    America is addicted to debt. Learn how to manage your credit and keep debt from ruining ...
  1. What does the saying "What's good for Wall Street is bad for Main Street" mean?

    Let's start by defining the terms "Wall Street" and "Main Street". Wall Street, in its broadest sense, refers to the financial ...
  2. Are professionals, such as financial planners and brokers, liable for the advice ...

    In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does its best to protect investors from being cheated. To do so, ...
  3. 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 ...
  1. The 10 Greatest Entrepreneurs

    We'll look at ten entrepreneurs who not only succeeded, but built vast business empires. ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  2. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  3. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  4. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  5. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications ...

    A member-owned cooperative that provides safe and secure financial transactions for its members. Established in 1973, the ...
  6. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP

    The common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements. ...
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