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Kalen Smith

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Kalen Smith has written for a variety of financial and business sites. He is a weekly contributor for Young Entrepreneur and has worked as a guest blogger on behalf of Consumer Media Network. He holds an MBA in finance from Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Advances Behavioral Finance Theory

Advances in Behavioral Finance Theory & Economics

Collectively, consumers tend to make bizarre choices when it comes to how they make purchases and manage their money. Similarly, investors in financial markets tend to think as a group and make irrational decisions....
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Dividend Discount Valuation Model for Stocks – Formula & Example

One of the problems that investors face in the stock market is figuring out the value of the stocks in which they are considering investing. Comparing a stock's value to its market price allows investors...
What Are Financial Derivatives Trading Examples

What are Financial Derivatives – Common Derivatives Trading Examples

If you are active in the investing world, you've most likely heard something about dealing in derivatives. While this kind of investing may be too risky for those new to the game, it can...
Types Mortgage Housing Scams

3 Types of Mortgage & Housing Scams to Watch Out for – Don’t Be...

Recession-related job loss, cut backs, and bank crackdowns have left many debt-mired homeowners wondering what they can possibly do to save their homes from foreclosure. Unfortunately, for every downtrodden soul, there is a scumbag con...
Homeowners Insurance Claim Denied

What to Do If Your Homeowners Insurance Claim Is Denied

Imagine that you spent several hundred dollars or more on homeowners insurance coverage, just so that you could have a little peace of mind if something went wrong. Now imagine that your insurance company...
Short Sell Stocks Rules Risks Strategies

Should You Short Sell Stocks? – Rules, Risks & Strategies

In the topsy-turvy world of the stock market, the idea of investing in reverse might sound fitting, or it might sound crazy. Short selling is a risky, but potentially lucrative investing transaction that's a...
Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Explained

What Is a Ponzi Scheme – Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme & Scandal Explained

On March 12, 2009, Bernie Madoff pled guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He successfully swindled investors out of $65 billion. Although many Wall Street experts revered Madoff as a genius, many...
Efficient Market Hypothesis Definition

The Efficient Market Hypothesis – Definition, Theory & What It Means For Your Investing

How often have you read or heard news about a major company like Apple or Google and felt compelled to buy or sell the company's stock? You want to invest in a company with...
Auto Car Insurance Discounts

5 Auto Car Insurance Discounts For Good Drivers

Auto insurance companies use statistics to predict a driver's likelihood of getting into a car accident, and then set their rates accordingly. However, if you know what you're doing, there are a variety of...
Paying Back School Loans

How to Defer Your Student Loans – 5 Options to Extend or Postpone Paying...

When I was in college, every semester I received a check from the federal government for text books and living expenses (read: beer). I didn't give much thought to how I was going to...
Health Insurance Fraud Scams

Health Insurance Fraud & Scams – 4 Warning Signs to Watch Out For

Health care reform may give hope to millions of uninsured Americans. They're waiting eagerly for their chance to get affordable health insurance coverage for themselves and their families. At the same time, unfortunately, schemers...