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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 [...]
Investment

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, [...]
Loan

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 [...]
Wall Street Sign

Wall Street – The Symbol of Finance

The Wall Street has become a symbol of international finance, as evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement, among others. This eight-block-long street runs from Broadway to South Street along the East River in the lower part of Manhattan. [...]