Personal Finance FAQs

  1. How do prepaid debit cards work?

  2. What's the average salary of an actuary?

  3. Do checking accounts have beneficiaries?

  4. How do possessory and non-possessory liens differ?

  5. What are the pros and cons of gift cards?

  6. How much money can Uber drivers make?

  7. How long does it take a check to clear?

  8. Is it possible to have a credit limit that’s too high?

  9. How do a consumer disclosure and credit report differ?

  10. How do money market accounts work?

  11. Is it possible to get a free credit report from Equifax?

  12. Do mortgage escrow accounts earn interest?

  13. How can I cancel a bank draft that I have purchased?

  14. What are some examples of common credit card reward program benefits?

  15. How is marginal propensity to save calculated?

  16. What country spends the most on education?

  17. Can a checking account go negative?

  18. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

  19. What is the difference between Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude?

  20. How do credit bureaus make money?

  21. What Is an Alienation Clause?

  22. What is the difference between a loan and a line of credit?

  23. Who accepts CareCredit?

  24. What is the minimum capital adequacy ratio that must be attained under Basel III?

  25. What personal items am I allowed to bring with me into the CFA exam testing room?

  26. What Is a Ginnie Mae Security?

  27. What is the difference between closed-end credit and a line of credit?

  28. How do interest rate changes affect the profitability of the banking sector?

  29. How can I purchase stock directly from a company?

  30. What is the difference between a buy-side analyst and a sell-side analyst?

  31. What are the benefits of an investment club and how can I find one?

  32. What Affects Your Credit Score

  33. Is Your Credit Score Affected by the Number of Cards You Have?

  34. Can I Apply for O-1 Visa If I Don't Get an H-1B?

  35. How many attempts at the series 7 test are permitted?

  36. What type of work experience can count towards the work experience required to obtain the CFA charter?

  37. Are There Requirements After the Series 7 CE Exam?

  38. How do I Register for the CFA Program for the First Time?

  39. If I am looking to get an investment banking job, what education do employers prefer? MBA or CFA?

  40. What is the difference between Series 9/10 and Series 24 qualification exams?

  41. What is a reasonable amount of debt?

  42. Safe and Liquid Options to Invest Your Emergency Fund

  43. How will debt settlement affect my credit score?

  44. Can Netspend cards be used internationally?

  45. How does Sallie Mae disburse funds?

  46. Can you use your Walmart credit card at Sam's Club?

  47. Overdraft or credit cards: Which is better to borrow money?

  48. What net interest margin is typical for a bank?

  49. Is refinancing my mortgage a good idea?

  50. Revolving Credit vs Installment Credit: What is the Difference?

  51. How do available credit and credit limit differ?

  52. How are savings & loan companies different from commercial banks?

  53. Is it a good idea to take out a loan to invest?

  54. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

  55. When buying a car, is trade in or down payment better?

  56. How long does it take for items to show up on my credit report?

  57. What does it mean when interest 'accrues daily?'

  58. The Difference Between Term Deposit and Demand Deposit

  59. What is the difference between secured and unsecured debts?

  60. What are the 9 major financial institutions?

  61. Why do most of my mortgage payments start out as interest?

  62. How does a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  63. What's the difference between a bank guarantee and a letter of credit?

  64. What is the difference between a 'nostro' and a 'vostro' account?

  65. These famous scandals demonstrate the agency problem

  66. What is the difference between a state and a federally chartered credit union?

  67. Will Netspend cards let you overdraw your account?

  68. What is the difference between a correspondent and an intermediary bank?

  69. What happens when my bank account is debited?

  70. The life of a stockbroker: a typical day

  71. What is the banking sector?

  72. Can I use a prepaid credit card to pay bills or transfer money to other accounts?

  73. Fixed and variable rate loans: Which is better?

  74. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

  75. Where Do Companies Keep Their Cash?

  76. What's the average salary for a finance major?

  77. How do university endowments work?

  78. What to bring to a bank to open a checking account

  79. Revolving Credit vs Line of Credit

  80. Are Sallie Mae loans considered federal loans?

  81. Understanding the Five Cs of Credit?

  82. Are personal loans bad for your credit score?

  83. How can you cancel your Walmart credit card?

  84. What affects my credit score?

  85. Can Sallie Mae loans be forgiven?

  86. Does Advertisers provide good financing?

  87. Debt and collection agency

  88. Difference between delinquency and default

  89. Continuous compounding versus discrete compounding

  90. Interest rate vs. APR

  91. How do balance transfers affect my credit score?

  92. Secured vs unsecured lines of credit

  93. Does inflation favor lenders or borrowers?

  94. Can I improve credit score with utility bill?

  95. How is my credit score calculated?

  96. Pay off my credit card debt with home equity loan

  97. Paying off debt with a balance transfer

  98. Debit card versus credit card

  99. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

  100. What's considered a good debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

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