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  1. Real Estate

    What is the difference between real estate and real property?

    Understand how real estate is legally different from real property and the implications of that difference for each property ...
  2. Stocks

    What Is Beta and How to Calculate Beta in Excel

    We compare the Beta values obtained from financial sources. Also, how to compute Beta using Excel.
  3. Real Estate

    What is the goal of real estate wholesaling?

    Invest in real estate with minimal capital through wholesaling: a quick turnaround and little downside risk.
  4. Retirement Savings

    The Differences Between 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

    401(k)s are offered by for-profit companies and 403(b)s are for nonprofit or government employees.
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What is the difference between an interest rate and an annual percentage rate (APR)?

    Comparing the annual percentage rate (APR) on competing loans help you understand the true cost of the loans and make a wise ...
  6. Budgeting & Savings

    What is the cost of living difference between Texas and California?

    Find out how MIT data indicates that Californians need to earn nearly 24% more than Texans to afford the same goods and services.
  7. Retirement Savings

    What's the difference between a 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

    A 401(k) and a Roth IRA differ primarily on tax treatment, investment options, employer involvement, and limitations on contributions ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Retirement Savings

    What happens to my 401(k) plan if I switch jobs?

    Roll over your old 401(k) plan to your new 401(k) plan or an IRA, cash it out, or leave it alone. Which option is right for ...
  10. 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, ...
  11. Retirement Savings

    Will I have to pay taxes on my 401(k) plan if I quit my job?

    Quitting your job does not trigger a taxable event for your 401(k) funds unless you elect to cash out your account and take ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Banking

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

    Learn how federal chartered credit unions are regulated by the NCUA, while state chartered unions are regulated by their ...
  14. Retirement Savings

    What does it mean if my 401(k) plan has been frozen?

    Learn why 401(k) plans often are "frozen" during a merger and what it means to you. Frozen accounts cannot process new contributions ...
  15. Retirement Savings

    Do I need an employer to set up a 401(k) plan?

    Investing in your retirement is not just a good idea, it's a must. Even individuals can invest in their own personal 401(k) ...
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