Managing Wealth

  1. Were Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) Responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis?

    Collateralized debt obligations are exotic financial instruments that can be difficult to understand, Learn the role they ...
  2. What Level of Return on Equity is Common for Bank?

    Discover what the average return on equity (ROE) ratio is for companies in the banking industry, and understand the significance ...
  3. What is the Difference Between Liquidity and Liquid Assets?

    Understand the relationship between a bank's liquid assets and its liquidity, and how the financial crisis demonstrated the ...
  4. What Distinguished Financial Services Sector from the Banks?

    Learn about the difference between the banking industry and the financial services sector and how to distinguish financial ...
  5. 7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  6. 7 Billionaires' First Jobs

    We all know of these famous billionaires, and how they made their money. But have you ever wondered how they got their start? ...
  1. When are Beneficiaries of a Will Notified?

    Learn when the beneficiaries of a will must be notified, and understand how this requirement varies depending on whether ...
  2. What To Do When You're Left Out Of A Will

    There are several legal steps you can take if you are left out of a will.
  3. How is Warren Buffett Plan Bequeathing his Estate?

    Find out how much Warren Buffett is leaving for his heirs and how he wants the funds invested after his death. Learn about ...
  4. Letter Of Instruction - Don't Leave Life Without It

    This simple document can take the guesswork and headache out of settling your estate.
  5. Your Estate: The Best Assets to Leave to Family

    When it comes to estate planning, there are three main factors to consider when distributing assets: liquidity, sentiment ...
  6. Probate

    The legal process in which a will is reviewed to determine whether it is valid and authentic. Probate also refers to the ...
  1. Were Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) Responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis?

    Collateralized debt obligations are exotic financial instruments that can be difficult to understand, Learn the role they ...
  2. The Top 5 States for Retirees to Buy Cheap Property

    Buying vacant land for future gain is high-risk. Look for low prices in undeveloped areas likely to see a building boom in ...
  3. Zillow Estimates: Not As Accurate As You Think

    Zillow uses a variety of data to calculate its "Zestimates." But anything from the wrong property details to missing upgrades ...
  4. Investing With Purpose And For Profit: Affordable Housing

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives.
  5. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  6. Timeshares: Dream Vacation or Money Pit?

    This popular real estate product has its advantages, but don't expect to make a profit.
  1. Affluent Medicare Recipients: Beware 2018

    Next year, rates will go up even more. How to start preparing and why $1 of income could make a huge difference.
  2. Can CareCredit be Used for Family Members?

    Learn more about the available options that CareCredit offers to pay for out-of-pocket medical procedures with little to ...
  3. Should You Insure Your Wedding Ring?

    A wedding ring's value and your current insurance coverage play a role in a decision to insure the ring.
  4. What is the Financial Services Sector?

    A diverse group of companies, beyond banks and credit unions, comprises the financial services sector.
  5. How to Avoid Taxation on Life Insurance Proceeds

    Decrease the value of your taxable estate and prevent the tax man from getting you one last time.
  6. How to Make Money with Airbnb: Risks & Rewards

    Airbnb lets you turn your home or spare room into extra cash. Here's how to make money and protect yourself from the risks.
  1. Why Does Larry Page Pay Himself a $1 Salary?

    Google co-founder Larry Page continues to take an annual salary of only $1 as chief executive officer.
  2. What is a Wash Sale?

    The Wash-Sale rule was established to forbid a loss deduction of a security sold.
  3. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    The cost basis is the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service.
  4. How is Warren Buffett Plan Bequeathing his Estate?

    Find out how much Warren Buffett is leaving for his heirs and how he wants the funds invested after his death. Learn about ...
  5. Capital Gains Tax

    A capital gains tax is a type of tax levied on capital gains incurred by individuals and corporations. Triggered when an ...
  6. Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses. Companies using the per diem method must follow ...
  1. Why Gene Simmons wants you to go to the library

    "Being an entrepreneur means you have to step up and do the work."
  2. Where to Buy a $10 Million Coin

    Vicken Yegparian shares how to buy Roman-era coins, and what piece Stack's Bowers once sold for a record $10 million.
  3. Affluenza

    A condition arising from the desire to be more wealthy; also, the inability to understand the consequences of actions because ...
  4. The Most Expensive Sports Trophies

    Pro sports' championship hardware costs a fortune to craft. Find out which North American sport boasts the most valuable ...
  5. Should You Insure Your Wedding Ring?

    A wedding ring's value and your current insurance coverage play a role in a decision to insure the ring.
  6. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Puerto Rico

    The island has beautiful beaches, a great climate, tax breaks for American buyers – but also a huge debt crisis. Still game? ...
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