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Roger Wohlner


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What Is a Self-Directed IRA?

Self-directed IRAs allow account holders to invest in alternative assets such as real estate, gold, and hedge funds. → Read More

How to Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

Diversification can be a key risk investment management tool to mitigate risks and reduce losses. Learn how and why you should construct a well-diversified portfolio today....VTSMX → Read More

What Is a Stock Index? Definition and Example

Stock indexes are an aggregated measurement of the underlying stocks that comprise the index. → Read More

What Is a Defensive Stock? Definition and Examples

Defensive stocks tend to reflect companies whose businesses are relatively immune from changes in economic conditions. These companies offer products and services that are needed in all economic conditions. → Read More

What Is Zero-Based Budgeting? Definition and Example

Zero-based budgeting is a process that forces management to look at all expenses each budgeting cycle to ensure they are necessary versus starting with the prior budget and increasing all line items by a set percentage. → Read More

How to Start a Business With No Money

Do you have a game-changing business idea but have little to no money to get it off the ground? TheStreet shares 8 ways on how you can start a business with little or no money of your own. → Read More

What Is the Ex-Dividend Date?

For companies that pay dividends on their shares, the ex-dividend date is an important date for both current and prospective shareholders to be aware of. → Read More

What Is Carried Interest and How Does It Work?

Carried interest is generally a percentage of the profits generated by a hedge fund or private equity fund. It is what the managing partner receives as part of their compensation. → Read More

What Is High Frequency Trading and How Does It Work?

High frequency trading refers to automated trading platforms used by large institutional investors, investment banks, hedge funds and others. Learn more. → Read More

What Is Earnest Money and How Much Do You Need?

Earnest money is a deposit on a home that allows the buyer time to secure financing and to have the home inspected. → Read More

What Is an E-Check and How Does It Work?

An e-Check is a way for individuals and businesses to make payments from their checking account electronically. Learn more about the number of advantages that this method offers for both the payor and the recipient. → Read More

How to Retire Early in 7 Steps

Dreaming of an early retirement? Check out our tips and strategies you can follow to make an early retirement happen. → Read More

What Is Mortgage Insurance and How Does It Work?

Mortgage insurance protects the lender or the lienholder on the property in the event the borrower defaults on the loan or is otherwise unable to meet their obligation. Learn more. → Read More

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate in 2019

Your credit score, down payment and price of the home you're purchasing can affect your mortgage rate. Here are some tips for getting the lowest rate. → Read More

What Is a Solo 401(k) and How Much Can You Contribute?

A solo 401(k) plan can be an excellent retirement plan option for those who are self-employed. They are easy to open and fund, and they provide high contribution limits. → Read More

How Much Do Car Salesmen Make?

Anyone who's purchased or leased a car knows this is a major purchase. Prices always seem to be increasing. How about the salesmen (and women) who sell these cars? How well are they compensated? → Read More

How to Negotiate Salary: Tips & Strategies

Knowing how to negotiate your salary is critical. Not understanding what's involved could cost you tens of thousands of dollars over your working career. → Read More

How to Negotiate Rent in 10 Ways

Housing is generally one of the biggest expenses for most Americans. Reducing it frees up money for other things. Here's how to negotiate rent for your home or business. → Read More

What Is Hazard Insurance?

Hazard insurance covers damage to the home from natural disasters and is often an additional component that goes beyond your homeowner's policy. Learn more. → Read More

What Is a Title Loan?

Title loans are short-term loans secured by the title to your car. They often have high interest rates that make them difficult, if not impossible to repay. → Read More