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  • Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying Investopedia - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 2:05 AM AEDT

    An experienced tax preparer can usually sense when a customer is providing fraudulent information to them. Find out what sets off a tax preparers lie detector.

  • Price Consolidations Breaking to Upside Investopedia - Thu, Mar 6, 2014 6:00 AM AEDT

    Four stocks and ETFs which had sharp moves higher and are now consolidating, with the expectation of upside breaks and further advances.

  • How Financial Advisors Mistreat Women (And What Women Can Do About It) Investopedia - Tue, Mar 4, 2014 5:55 AM AEDT
    How Financial Advisors Mistreat Women (And What Women Can Do About It)

    While many women want professional help managing their finances, some male advisors still treat women as second-class citizens. We’ve talked to three women who work in the financial services industry about ...

  • Exhausted Selling Model Investopedia - Thu, Feb 27, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    A pricing model used to estimate when the price floor of a security has been reached.

  • Marginal Rate of Technical Substitution Investopedia - Thu, Feb 27, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    The rate at which one factor has to be decreased in order to retain the same level of productivity if another factor is increased.

  • Money Habits Of The Millennials Investopedia - Thu, Feb 20, 2014 5:00 AM AEDT

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard of living as their parents did. Their spending and investing habits are ...

  • An Overview of Weather Derivatives Investopedia - Wed, Feb 19, 2014 11:00 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains: Weather derivatives allow businesses to safeguard against unusual temperatures or levels of precipitation that may adversely affect financial performance.

  • What Is A Bull Put Spread? Investopedia - Wed, Feb 19, 2014 2:00 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains: A bull put spread is a variation of the popular put writing strategy, in which an options investor writes a put on a stock to collect premium income and perhaps buy the stock at ...

  • Your Employer's Stock: Should You Buy In? Investopedia - Fri, Feb 14, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT
    Your Employer's Stock: Should You Buy In?

    Many retirement plans include the offer to purchase company stock. Doing so has its advantages, but there are drawbacks too.

  • How To File A Tax Extension Investopedia - Fri, Feb 14, 2014 12:22 AM AEDT

    Learn the process you need to follow to grant yourself an extra six months on the deadline for filing your tax return.

  • Why Do So Many People Fall Behind On Their Taxes? Investopedia - Thu, Feb 13, 2014 12:05 AM AEDT

    Despite the threat of owing thousands of dollars to possibly the most feared organization in the U.S., millions of Americans continue to fall behind on their taxes.

  • The Austrian School Of Economics Investopedia - Wed, Feb 12, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains: If you think economists are only concerned with numbers, check out the Austrian School, who are more like economic philosophers.

  • Key Steps In Choosing The Best Tax Preparation Software Investopedia - Wed, Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM AEDT

    U.S. taxpayers left over $1 billion on the table in missed tax deductions in 2013. Would using tax software prevent you from contributing to this unclaimed cash?

  • What The Market Open Tells You Investopedia - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    The first few moments of trading provide a lot of information. If a trader analyzes this information, it can give a lot of insight into the market's moves for the day.

  • Options Basics: How to Pick the Right Strike Price Investopedia - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 3:50 AM AEDT

    The strike price has an enormous bearing on how your option trade will play out. Read on to learn about some basic principles that should be followed when selecting the strike price for an option.

  • Crowdfunding for equities? Fool's Gold Investopedia - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 1:21 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains: The JOBS Act was intended to make it easier for small firms to raise capital and give small investors a chance to put bets on new companies. But the failure rate of new businesses ...

  • Inside National Payment Systems Investopedia - Mon, Feb 10, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains: The global interconnection of U.S. payment systems makes commerical and financial transfers possible.

  • Evaluating Paid Investing Newsletters Investopedia - Sun, Feb 9, 2014 3:30 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains: There are many different newsletters available, and investors must decide which is most appropriate for their investing style.

  • New Taxes Under The Affordable Care Act Investopedia - Sat, Feb 8, 2014 12:42 AM AEDT

    Find out what you need to know about the 21 new tax changes linked to the ACA.

  • How To Negotiate Back Taxes With The IRS Investopedia - Fri, Feb 7, 2014 12:10 AM AEDT

    Recently, the IRS has been more amenable to working out late tax payments. But you have to address the problem up front, and don’t keep Uncle Sam waiting on his tax money.

  • How To File Your Child's First Income Tax Return Investopedia - Thu, Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM AEDT

    Use this quick parental guide to help your child learn the tax filing process and establish good habits.

  • Your Post Office Could Become More Like A Bank Investopedia - Tue, Feb 4, 2014 6:48 AM AEDT

    Your Post Office Could Become More Like a Bank

  • Introduction To Supply And Demand Investopedia - Tue, Feb 4, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    Find out all about supply and demand and how it relates to your daily purchases.

  • Principal Trading and Agency Trading Investopedia - Mon, Feb 3, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you buy or sell a stock? Read on and find out!

  • Solutions For Concentrated Positions Investopedia - Sun, Feb 2, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    Investopedia explains various tactics for divesting your overexposure to any one stock.

  • Tax Issues For Same-Sex Spouses Investopedia - Sat, Feb 1, 2014 5:09 AM AEDT

    The tax rules for same-sex spouses are largely the same as for traditional filers, but there are a few special considerations that apply.

  • How To Get The Most Money Back On Your Tax Return Investopedia - Sat, Feb 1, 2014 5:00 AM AEDT

    These tips will help you get a larger refund this year, while teaching you how to pay less taxes going forward.

  • EDGAR: Investors' One-Stop-Shop For Company Filings Investopedia - Sat, Feb 1, 2014 4:00 AM AEDT

    You can learn a lot about any listed company through this system - if you know how to use it.

  • A Closer Look At Accelerated Benefit Riders Investopedia - Sat, Feb 1, 2014 12:17 AM AEDT

    Accelerated benefit riders can allow policy holders to access the death benefit in their life insurance policy while they are still living if they meet certain conditions. Knowing what you get for what ...

  • Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners Investopedia - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 8:45 AM AEDT

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ownership.

  • Getting Acquainted With Treasury Stock Investopedia - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 3:50 AM AEDT

    When publicly traded businesses decided to buy back some of their outstanding shares, it becomes treasury stock. Treasury stock confers no voting rights or dividends, but helps boost shareholder value ...

  • How Restricted Stock And RSUs Are Taxed Investopedia - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 3:50 AM AEDT

    This form of executive compensation limits how these stocks can be sold. Find out more here.

  • How To Rent Your Home So You Can Pay Your Mortgage Investopedia - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 12:57 AM AEDT

    If you own your home, but temporarily can’t afford the payments, and can’t a find cheaper place to live, temporarily renting your home may be the solution for you.

  • Tax Software Vs. An Accountant: Which Is Right For You? Investopedia - Thu, Jan 30, 2014 9:30 AM AEDT

    We look at the pros and cons of using tax software versus an accountant when filing your tax return.

  • Do You Really Want to Learn Investing from These Guys? Investopedia - Thu, Jan 30, 2014 6:00 AM AEDT
    Do You Really Want to Learn Investing from These Guys?

    Wall Street has a new campaign to lure Main Street back to the markets by teaching financial literacy. A separate goal may be to avoid further regulation.