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Articles tagged: Financial Literacy

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I Went for an MBA at 43. You Might Want to Think Twice.`

After years of teaching higher education, a lecturer works to get his MBA. What he learns may change your mind about getting the degree.

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A black swan on a blue lake.

Bracing for Black Swans

The only predictable thing about Black Swans is that one will probably catch you off guard at some point in your life.

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Crash Course: The Rundown on ROI

What is ROI? How do you calculate it? How should it get used? This quick lesson lays it all out for investors and entrepreneurs.

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The Debt Ceiling Debate

Understanding What’s at Stake in the Debt Ceiling Debate

Debt ceiling, deficit, disaster. Fixing this mess requires us to first understand how we got here and what’s at risk.

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Crash Course: Private Equity Funds, Sponsors, and Investors

How is private equity structured? The PE industry includes private equity sponsors and financial sponsors who manage private equity funds. 

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Money Basics Series #3: Managing Credit Card Debt

Debt management starts with tracking and reducing credit card debt. Form better spending habits with these tips and tricks.

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An investor leans back in his chair looking at a wall of financial charts.

Crash Course: Hedge Fund Investing Basics

Hedge funds differ greatly from private equity funds with regard to asset class, compensation, liquidity and other factors. So, what is a hedge fund?

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Financial Advisor

Can your advisor prove their qualifications and track record? Know the questions to ask a financial advisor and what they mean for your financial future. 

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Money Basics Series #2: Painless Budgeting

Let’s assume you’ve already read Installment #1 of the Money Basics Series. You checked your credit score and chose your bank. Now you can better identify areas where you need […]

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Whether talking about banking or credit reports, knowledge is power, as this young woman thinking about money knows well.

Money Basics Series #1: How to Read Your Credit Report and Choose Bank Services

The first step to financial planning is knowing where you stand with money. Get tips on choosing bank services, and learn how to read your credit report.

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