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  1. The Home Appraisal: Your Key to a Successful Refinance

    When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. Here's what appraisers look at, how to make your home ...
  2. Is Your Bank Pushing You Into the Wrong Products?

    Recent reports of questionable selling practices at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. underscore the need for banking customers ...
  3. Why Are the Cayman Islands So Popular With Hedge Funds?

    Here's a recent Q&A on what makes the Cayman Islands popular with hedge funds.
  4. More People to Pay Off Debt than Spend Tax Refund Cash in 2017

    Financial security weighs heavy as people choose prudence over spending the extra refund cash
  5. 8 Reasons Not to Sell Your Home Without An Agent

    Is saving the seller's side of the agent's commission worth the trouble of selling your home without one? Why it could cost ...
  6. Vacation Home or Income-Producing Investment?

    There is an alternative to letting your cottage sit empty all year, but turning a profit won't be easy.
  1. Top 10 Mistakes on Tax Returns

    These common mistakes on tax returns are easily avoided. Here's what to double-check before you file your return this year.
  2. Why BlackRock and Fidelity Are Betting on Brazil

    Oil Drilling: Brazil, the world's hottest stock market, could rise even higher
  3. 8 Essential Four-Letter Words for Financial Health

    By embracing these four-letter words, you can take steps to improve your financial health.
  4. Wealthsimple

    In a few short years, Wealthsimple conquered the robo-advisor arena in Canada. It's now taking on U.S. millennial investors.
  5. Is Your Bank Pushing You Into the Wrong Products?

    Recent reports of questionable selling practices at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. underscore the need for banking customers ...
  6. Global Trade Outlook Clouded by Policy Uncertainty

    The World Bank says global trade and economic growth are still struggling
  1. Pros and Cons of VA Loan Down Payments

    Are making VA loan down payments when buying a home a good idea? Why put money down when you don’t have to? Let’s take a ...
  2. Creditor

    A creditor is an entity that extends credit by giving another entity permission to borrow money if it is paid back at a later ...
  3. Assessed Value

    Assessed value is the dollar value assigned to a property for purposes of measuring applicable taxes.
  4. Delinquent

    The failure to accomplish what is required by law or duty, such as the failure to make a required payment or to perform a ...
  5. Home Mortgage

    A home mortgage is a loan given by a bank, mortgage company or other financial institution for the purchase of a primary ...
  6. 8 Essential Four-Letter Words for Financial Health

    By embracing these four-letter words, you can take steps to improve your financial health.
  1. RBC Could Sell Asia Wealth Businesses (RY)

    Royal Bank of Canada may pull up stakes in Asia, where profitability lacks scale for the financial institution.
  2. J.C. Penney to Close Up to 140 Stores (JCP)

    In a plan to spruce up its brand, J.C. Penney says it will shutter up to 140 locations.
  3. Cobalt Scarcity Risks Hurting Electric Auto Makers (TSLA, JCI)

    The plummeting availability of cobalt, which is used to power lithium-ion batteries, represents a major challenge for electric ...
  4. Earnings on Tap for Three Big Retailers

    Three major retailers will offer reality checks on industry headwinds that include the painful transition to e-commerce and ...
  5. Bankruptcy Looms for HHGregg (HGG)

    Ailing appliance and electronics retailer HHGregg is mulling strategic options to reverse plunging sales.
  6. Stocks Mixed as Valuation Concerns Linger

    The major U.S. stock indexes and international stock indexes were mixed over the past week.
  1. RBC Could Sell Asia Wealth Businesses (RY)

    Royal Bank of Canada may pull up stakes in Asia, where profitability lacks scale for the financial institution.
  2. Pros and Cons of VA Loan Down Payments

    Are making VA loan down payments when buying a home a good idea? Why put money down when you don’t have to? Let’s take a ...
  3. New CEO: Coca-Cola Has 'Outgrown' Namesake Drink

    Coke's support of WHO standards falls in line with larger initiative to reshape its health image.
  4. Top 5 Gold ETFs for 2017

    Gold ETFs offer a convenient way to take advantage of the volatility of the precious metals market.
  5. J.C. Penney to Close Up to 140 Stores (JCP)

    In a plan to spruce up its brand, J.C. Penney says it will shutter up to 140 locations.
  6. Retailers Gain on Ecommerce, Discount Channels

    Nordstrom's Q4 beat is lifted by ecommerce and Nordstrom Rack strength; Gap shows progress.
  1. RBC Could Sell Asia Wealth Businesses (RY)

    Royal Bank of Canada may pull up stakes in Asia, where profitability lacks scale for the financial institution.
  2. New CEO: Coca-Cola Has 'Outgrown' Namesake Drink

    Coke's support of WHO standards falls in line with larger initiative to reshape its health image.
  3. J.C. Penney to Close Up to 140 Stores (JCP)

    In a plan to spruce up its brand, J.C. Penney says it will shutter up to 140 locations.
  4. Retailers Gain on Ecommerce, Discount Channels

    Nordstrom's Q4 beat is lifted by ecommerce and Nordstrom Rack strength; Gap shows progress.
  5. Weibo, Sina Results Beat Wall Street Views

    The Chinese social networks reported earnings that surpassed Wall Street views.
  6. Cobalt Scarcity Risks Hurting Electric Auto Makers (TSLA, JCI)

    The plummeting availability of cobalt, which is used to power lithium-ion batteries, represents a major challenge for electric ...
  1. 4 Big Reasons Your Expenses Could Rise in Retirement

    Here's how to save where you can while you enjoy the fruits of all those years at the office.
  2. Keep the Family Business Going With a Succession Plan

    Having a succession plan ready is the key to a family business surviving the next generation.
  3. Summary Plan Description

    The summary plan description is a document that employers are required to give to employees in retirement plans or health ...
  4. 8 Reasons to Roll Over Your 401(k) to an IRA

    Switching jobs? Moving your retirement savings into an IRA has advantages that may allow you to build a larger nest egg.
  5. Retirement Planning Strategies for Clients in Their 50s

    Here are three ways financial advisors can help 50-somethings plan for retirement.
  6. Should I Save for Retirement or College Tuition?

    Here's some in help in deciding whether to save more for your kids' college vs. your retirement.
  1. Procter & Gamble to Cut Gillette Prices (PG)

    P&G have noticed gaps in its product pricing model, and it's working to close that gap by lowering prices.
  2. Cobalt Scarcity Risks Hurting Electric Auto Makers (TSLA, JCI)

    The plummeting availability of cobalt, which is used to power lithium-ion batteries, represents a major challenge for electric ...
  3. Senior Executive in Uber's Self-Driving Unit Quits

    This may be the latest setback for Uber, which has been embroiled in multiple controversies this year.
  4. Wealthsimple

    In a few short years, Wealthsimple conquered the robo-advisor arena in Canada. It's now taking on U.S. millennial investors.
  5. How to Start Investing With Just $100

    Robo-advising is a good way to start investing and take advantage of compounding interest.
  6. Quantitative Trading: Is It For You?

    Quantitative trading is a trading strategy based on mathematical computations.
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