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  1. International / Global

    Why doesn't England use the euro?

    Understand why the United Kingdom has opted to not join the eurozone in adopting the euro over the pound sterling as its ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. Markets & Economy

    What's the Difference Between a Market Economy and a Command Economy?

    Set by supply and demand, a market economy operates through a price system; in a command economy, governments control the ...
  10. Politics & Money

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

    Discover the distinctions between these two tools designed to influence national economies.
  11. Markets & Economy

    What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

    Long positions in a stock portfolio refers to stocks that have been bought and are owned, whereas short positions are those ...
  12. Insurance

    Homeowner's Insurance Guide: A Beginner's Overview

    Everything new homeowners need to know about homeowner's insurance to protect their residence.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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, ...
  15. Virtual Currency

    What Is Affecting Bitcoin's Price?

    Although the cryptocurrency space is familiar with such volatility, understanding the reasons behind a fall in prices is ...
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