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  1. 5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

    Doing the work yourself can save money, but it could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run. ...
  2. Outliving Your Retirement Savings

    Find out how this worst-case scenario can happen, and what you can do if it happens to you.
  3. Wall Street History: The NYSE Is Born, Bubbles Form

    This week in financial history saw the birth of the NYSE an attempt to destroy Microsoft, and much more.
  4. How To Parent Your Aging Parents

    For sandwich generation, planning ahead is key to good elder care.
  5. 5 Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals

    Most Americans think that an IRA is locked up until they reach 59.5, and withdrawals before that date trigger taxes and a ...
  6. Baseball Greats Who Were Paid Like Benchwarmers

    These legendary players changed the face of their sport - but they weren't in it for the money.
  7. What Makes A Good Boss?

    Everyone wants to be at the top, but it takes the right characteristics and skills to make both employees and shareholders ...
  8. How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    Commercials can entertain or enrage, but can they move a company's stock price?
  9. Companies Affected By The Oil Spill

    Whether in a positive or a negative way, these companies are feeling the effects of the recent oil rig explosion.
  10. Best States For Teachers

    Teaching salaries and benefits vary from state to state. Find out which states are the best for an education career.
  11. The Evolution Of Goldman Sachs

    The fraud allegations against them have tarnished the reputation of the firm. But how exactly did they get to this point? ...
  12. Dealing With Your Condo Board

    Condo living is a trade-off: the comfort of home ownership for the watchful eye of a condo board. But what happens when a ...
  13. Under-The-Radar Hollywood Jobs

    If you want to rub elbows with the stars without becoming one, check out these behind the scenes entertainment jobs.
  14. How To Tap Banks For Real Estate Loans

    Buying rental property with personal, cash-collateralized loans is a smart move.
  15. Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  16. Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Warren Buffett claims that understanding these instruments would mean reading 750,000 pages of text. Read on to learn the ...
  17. Short The Canadian Housing Bubble

    Canada's housing bubble presents serious risks for would-be real estate buyers and opportunities for investors comfortable ...
  18. What The Falling Euro Means For You

    The chaos in the eurozone could have huge effects on North America.
  19. Goldman Sachs: By The Numbers

    While Goldman's guilt or innocence is not yet clear, these key numbers help tell part of the story.
  20. Are Artists Worth More Dead Than Alive?

    We look at the pay structure of singers, songwriters, actors and authors, and find out who made more after they died.
  21. The Real Cost Of Natural Disasters

    Earthquakes, hurricanes, oil spills and other disasters have a very real cost, but who foots the bill?
  22. 5 High-Paying, Low-Stress Jobs

    Want to earn the big bucks without dealing with major stress? Read on to learn about five high-paying, low-stress jobs.
  23. Greece: The Worst-Case Scenario

    What could happen if the Greek debt crisis gets even worse?
  24. 7 Steps To Start Investing Safely

    Do you want to start investing, but don’t want to take on too much risk? Find out how to start investing safely.
  25. CEO Benefits You Wish You Had

    CEOs get many perks that the workers beneath them could only dream of. Here is a list of common CEO benefits as well as the ...
  26. 7 Expenses You Can Ditch In Retirement

    You get to save on some significant expenses when you retire, leaving more money to do the things you want.
  27. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had. ...
  28. The 6 Phases Of A Foreclosure

    For many, foreclosure is still a real possibility. Make sure you're prepared and know the steps.
  29. 6 Hidden Government Revenue Streams

    You may be well aware of the tax dollars the government withholds from your paycheck, but this isn't the only way your income ...
  30. Do Cannes Winners Cash In?

    It may be the most prestigious film festival and competition in the world, but does winning Cannes lead to winning at the ...
  31. Why Networks Love Reality TV

    It seems as if reality TV shows have been dominating the networks as of late - but why are these shows so appealing to TV ...
  32. Stage Your Home Like a Pro For Free

    Find out ways you can stage your home to appeal to more buyers, so your home will stand out from the competition.
  33. Investing In Scandinavia

    The Scandinavian region is often overlooked from an investment perspective, but it shouldn't be.
  34. Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created a value opportunity with Vector Group. ...
  35. Flip This Resume

    Learn to spin the information on a mediocre resume into something positive.
  36. Why You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent

    While there are times when a real estate agent earns the commission, there are other times when you can do it yourself.
  37. The Value Of A "Useless" Degree

    Think a humanities degree will leave you penniless? Think again.
  38. Blame It On Secretariat

    Winning a race like the Kentucky Derby is a major coup for any thoroughbred, but there's more to the business than running ...
  39. Navigating The Hotel Star System

    Three stars, four stars, gold star, who star? Sometimes the hotel star system can seem as wacky as a Dr. Seuss book.
  40. 6 Investment Styles: Which Fits You?

    How you invest is just as important as what you buy. Find out which style is right for you, and how to follow it.
  41. Investing In Brazil 101

    Brazil is well positioned for future growth, and luckily for investors, it also has a very liberal investing climate.
  42. National Debt: Who Pays?

    There's a huge national debt being left behind for future generations, but what have past administrations done to lessen ...
  43. 7 Hot Hybrids: Will They Save You Money On Gas?

    Buyers may gravitate toward hybrids to save money at the pump, but few models are actually cost effective at current gas ...
  44. 8 Popular Post-Retirement Jobs

    Whether it's out of financial necessity or to combat boredom, an increasing number of seniors are taking on post-retirement ...
  45. How Not To Become A Millionaire

    Everywhere we look, millionaires are trying to push their methods of financial accumulation on us. But are they effective? ...
  46. Buying A Home: Brand New Vs. Fixer-Upper

    We check out the advantages of each of these options, and look at the issues involved with a fixer-upper.
  47. 5 Reasons Young Investors Should Trade Options

    Options get a bad rap. Find out why these financial instruments are ideal for young investors.
  48. 8 Signs Of A Real Estate Rebound

    Wondering when prices will start to turn around in your area? We'll show you how to get in the know.
  49. The Most "Wasteful" Industries

    Some industries require a lot more input to produce their product, and investors should be aware of the impact.
  50. 5 Online Brokerages With Great Deals

    Find out which online brokerage firms are currently offering the best deals for opening a new account.
Stock Analysis
  1. Do interest rates increase during a recession?

    Learn why interest rates do not rise in a recession; in fact, the opposite happens. Identify the factors that reduce interest ...
  2. What is the difference between deflation and disinflation?

    Learn what deflation and disinflation are, how supply and demand affect price levels, and the difference between deflation ...
  3. What rights do all common shareholders have?

    Learn what rights all common shareholders have, and understand the remedies that can be taken if those rights are violated ...
  4. What does CHIPS UID mean?

    Learn what CHIPS UID stands for and how it facilitates the transfer of funds as the back-end of the ACH network for both ...
  5. What is an over-the-counter derivative?

    Learn more about over-the-counter derivatives and how they work with an example of a derivative trade-off exchange.
  6. What is a stock split and does it make an investment better?

    Learn why a stock split doesn't make a difference to an investor's equity, and the main reason why companies choose to split ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  2. Net Present Value - NPV

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  3. Return On Equity - ROE

    The amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. Return on equity measures a corporation's profitability ...
  4. Bond

    A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows ...
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    A life insurance contract with level premiums that has both an insurance and an investment component. The insurance component ...
  6. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

    The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time longer ...
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