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When Is the Right Time to Hire a Financial Advisor?

Many people think you shouldn’t hire a financial advisor until you have accrued a great deal of assets.  However, that’s ...

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What Are Incentive Stock Options (ISOs)?

All of today’s largest, blue-chip companies began as the small start-ups of yesterday. Some created entirely new industries, like Google ...

Rate of Return

What Is Rate of Return? The rate of return measures the performance of an investment. Rate of return is calculated ...

Liquidity

What is Liquidity? Liquidity is the ease and speed with which an asset or security can be bought or sold. ...

Net Worth

What is Net Worth? Net worth is the total value of a company’s or individual’s assets, minus the liabilities, or ...

Benchmark

What Is a Benchmark in Finance? Financial benchmarking involves running financial analyses in order to compare business practices and the ...

Dividend

Dividend Definition A dividend is a portion of a company’s profit paid to common and preferred shareholders. They provide an ...

Yield Curve

What Is a Yield Curve? A yield curve is the relationship between interest rates and time, and is determined by ...

Living Will

What is a Living Will? A living will provides instructions to your healthcare provider in the event that you are ...

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Stocks

What Is a Stock? A stock is a long-term, growth-oriented investment representing ownership in a company; also known as ‘equity.’ ...

Bear/Bull Market

What is a Bear or Bull Market? A bear market is a prolonged period of falling stock prices, usually marked ...

Basis Points (BPS)

What is a Basis Point? A basis point represents one gradation on a 100-point scale representing 1%. This term is ...