Demonstration: Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street started as a joke. The movement lured in thousands of freeloaders, street criminals and political provocateurs who, when mixed together, created a national clown show. Occupy Wall Street is the creation of Adbusters, a Canadian [...]
Rating Agency Cartoon

What Is a Rating Agency?

Rating agencies play a vital role in the financial markets and can impact the value of investments. Understanding what rating agencies are and how they work is essential if you plan on becoming a successful investor. google_ad_client = "pub-3903313308852563"; google_ad_width [...]
Stock Certificate

What Are Stocks?

Stocks are shares of a company that are sold to help that company raise money. Owning a share of stock gives you certain rights within that company. You have a right to vote on company decisions, get a dividend each year and are considered a [...]
Gold Investment

Why Invest In Gold?

Investing in gold is a good idea if you are looking for a stable investment for the future. The prices tend to do nothing but go up over time. This is due to many unique factors that make this precious resource a different investment than other [...]
Bad Credit

Having a Bad Credit

Life with a bad credit rating can certainly make life challenging. You can struggle to receive a mortgage for a home, a car loan or even a credit card. In some cases, bad credit can even make it difficult to obtain good rates on auto insurance [...]

What are Bad Banks?

The term “bad bank” can refer to a number of different financial institutions, including both failing banks and a special kind of state-guaranteed institution for non-performing assets. The first type may be responsible for financial crises, [...]
Credit Cards

Do I Need a Credit Card?

Having credit cards makes life much easier; the differences between Visa, MasterCard and an American Express card are significant, but having any one of them will make life easier. It is not impossible to go through life without owning a credit [...]

What is an Investment?

Understanding investments is a basic part of learning how to control your money. An investment can take many forms, but in general, an investment is any type of item that is purchased with the intent of the item returning a profit to the buyer, [...]

What is a Loan?

Perhaps you are wondering how to finance a new car or home. Or maybe you want to go back to school, but just don’t have the money. Or an emergency situation pops up, and you need a little bit of extra cash in a pinch. Friends and family [...]
Dow Jones Index Chart

What is the Dow Jones Index?

The Dow Jones Index is one of the most widely-known financial indices in the world today. It plays a big role in the financial markets and if you’re an investor, you should be aware of how it works. google_ad_client = "pub-3903313308852563"; google_ad_width [...]