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  1. Company Insights

    When did the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) begin?

    Discover how the Dow Jones Industrial Average, first published in 1896, was created as a way to inform investors of the overall ...
  2. Financial Analysis


    A liability is defined as a company's legal financial debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations. ...
  3. Financial Analysis


    An acquisition is a corporate action in which one company buys most or all of another company's shares to assume control. ...
  4. Stocks

    How to Trade a Selloff in Stocks

    When that long overdue major market correction hits, make sure that you have an investment strategy in place.
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Home-Equity Loan

    A home-equity loan is a consumer loan secured by a second mortgage, allowing home owners to borrow against their equity in ...
  6. Insurance

    Liability Insurance

    Liability insurance is insurance that provides protection against claims resulting from injuries and damage to people and/or ...
  7. Real Estate

    When Did the Real Estate Bubble Burst?

    Collapsing home prices from subprime mortgage defaults and risky investments on mortgage-backed securities burst the housing ...
  8. Markets & Economy

    How is the cost of living index calculated?

    Discover how calculations for cost of living indexes are made based on the average prices of common goods and services between ...
  9. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Annual Percentage Rate - APR

    An APR is the annual rate charged for borrowing, expressed as a single percentage number that represents the actual yearly ...
  10. Banking

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

    Federal chartered credit unions are regulated by the NCUA, while state chartered unions are regulated by their state's division ...
  11. International / Global

    European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

    The European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) combined the European Union member states into a comprehensive economic system. ...
  12. Politics & Money

    What's the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?

    Discover the distinctions between these two tools designed to influence national economies.
  13. Insurance

    Homeowner's Insurance Guide: A Beginner's Overview

    Everything new homeowners need to know about homeowner's insurance to protect their residence.
  14. Retirement Savings

    Is there a minimum I have to contribute to my 401(k) plan?

    Deciding how much to put into a 401(k) account can be tricky. There are guidelines to ensure you are investing what you need ...
  15. Retirement Savings

    Why were 401(k) plans created?

    Discover why consultant Ted Benna created 401(k) plans after noticing the Revenue Act of 1978 could be used to set up simple, ...
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