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Lease computing power to earn money - lifeinspace.org

I recently found a site - lifeinspace.org, which it exchanges our computing power for a space project to money. I got the payment, however, I am not sure about the legality of the money earned. I ...
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I don't have a 'I'll enter additional info on my own' button for correcting the cost basis of a stock sale on TurboTax online

The help section of TurboTax says that to enter the corrected cost basis of a stock sale, I need to click the 'I'll enter additional info on my own' button, but I don't have this button.
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List of web sites or online forums for stock picking and security analysis [closed]

What are some quality web sites or online forums exclusively devoted to stock picking and security analysis? Paid sites are OK, too. I am looking for a forum, rather than just a web site with analyst ...
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Online website for filling out bankruptcy paperwork? [closed]

There are many online tax websites (e.g., TurboTax), but are there similar websites for helping one fill out the paperwork for bankruptcy?
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How can a resident of the European Union (not from UK) practically buy stocks? [closed]

I'd like to buy a little amount (say, 5000 €) of stocks. I know it's risky, especially for an absolute beginner like me. Maybe you would like to persuade me to start with stuff such as such as mutual ...
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How can I practically buy bonds?

A moderately low risk of investment is a government bond. If I understand correctly, I spend €1000 on a 5-year bond at a yield of 1%, then in 5 years I get back 1000*(1.01)**5=€1051.01, unless the ...
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Where can I buy bonds and other securities other than stocks?

I keep hearing that I can only buy bonds and other securities such as Treasury Bills from a broker...the thing is, I don't want to pay a broker (yet). I know I can buy stocks online through a trader ...
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How to report a money laundering scam that is recruiting on a college campus via social media? [duplicate]

I know, I know; "Is this a scam?", yes, I had to ask. As of recent, I have heard 3 separate people in conversation on my campus mention a "sales job" they undertook after being contacted on LinkedIn ...
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iShares UK Equity Index Fund rate of change indicator

I read this post before I started investing in index funds. This answer provides really good insights and analysis which I am thinking of following to increase my earnings. I am currently investing ...
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Metal price web site with silver animal on it?

I remember there is (or was) a web site about mining and metals and had trading prices for all the metals, including base metals. The site had a what looked a steel bear or lion on it as a symbol. ...
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How can we get a hold of our finances again, with much less time to spend on accounting and budgeting, due to the arrival of our child?

When my wife and I got married, we joined our finances and started tracking expenses and budgeting with a tool called Mvelopes.com. This is a personal finance web app that puts the emphasis on ...
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Correct way to track paycheck deductions when using personal finance sites?

I have been using mint.com and personalcapital.com for a while now and was wondering how do you track things like health insurance, 401k deductions, and your real income (before deductions). Mint....
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Is there a White-list of Trusted Online Vendors? [closed]

There are many online vendors selling all sorts of things that allow you to pay using your credit card. I want to know if there could realistically be some white-list (or even a blacklist) of such ...
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Where can I find a breakdown of Google stock ownership?

I'm looking for a not too out of date source of information that lists who owns Google stock and how much they own. Is this available online somewhere?
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Personal finance web service with account syncing in Germany

I haven't found a single site for personal finance management that does bank syncing in Germany. Some that for example do Barclays, restrict to US or UK accounts. Is there any law in Germany ...
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What's the best online tool that can track my entire portfolio including gains/losses? [closed]

My broker does a great job of keeping my positions current but has really bad views/reports while other sites do a great job of tracking gains/loss and other reports but they don't keep track of ...
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How can I correct a Free Fillable Forms reported error?

I attempted to file my U.S. Federal taxes via Free Fillable Forms, and got a rejection for the following reasons: Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:WagesNotShownSchedule[1]/...
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Online stock screener to find stocks that are negatively correlated to another stock/index? [closed]

Is there a free online resource that I can use to find pairs of stocks that are always negatively correlated? For example, I want to find stocks that are negatively correlated w.r.t SPY. On Google ...
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What do the below terms represent in the watchlist in Keat Pro X by Kotak Mahindra Securities?

What do the below terms represent in a watchlist created by a user in Keat Pro X by Kotak Mahindra Securities?
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Asset Allocation Tools that understand Mutual Funds [closed]

I am looking for a tool that will help me understand my current asset allocation given that I invest only in mutual funds. What I want is something where I can enter my current fund share balances ...
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How will Hello Wallet benefit me? Is it worth the cost?

I am considering using Hello Wallet as a 9.95/month online personal finance and financial guidance tool. I like the concept and the Board of Directors and the fact that it does NOT push financial ...
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(UK) Using 'Money Dashboard' is in breach of TSB's T&Cs

I have been researching personal finance tools, and while I was disappointed that many US apps do not support UK users/banks, the best I have found has been Money Dashboard, and I would like to try ...
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Stocks by sector on italian market? [closed]

I need the list of all stocks exchanged on italian market by sector: chemistry, goods. It would be enough the list of actions divided by sector. The aim is to study what are the "best" (in my ...
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Is backtesting a reliable concept?

I've been using technical analysis approach for several years right now and currently explore the algorithmic/automated trading techniques. It seems that one of the most important aspects of creating ...
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Tools to evaluate REITs

Can a REIT be evaluated using the same metrics as regular stocks? Perhaps no and if so are there any REIT specific tools? E.g. These symbols "O", "DLR" are considered overvalued by regular metrics.
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Personal Online Money Saving [closed]

I'm thirteen. I want to get some money for various online transactions. I do not want a full on bank account, nor can I get a joint checking account, because I don't to approach my dad about it. I ...
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Is there a service in US that allows to make payment on my behalf

I got parking ticket in Washington and having hard time paying it, I have left the States since. Is there a online service in US that allows to make payment on my behalf, that I could use to pay this ...
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Can I locate a Bank of China ATM in mainland China given the ATM ID?

Today I realized my ATM card is missing. (It's OK I have a spare but if that bank branch has it would still be handy.) I used it three days ago at an ATM in Guangzhou China. I have the receipt. The ...
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Why aren't there solutions for electronic itemized receipt for retail in-store purchases? [closed]

This is a personal finance question related to retail shopping. I am wondering why, with the evolution of the Web and relatively well-established credit card payment system, there is still no widely ...
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What is the most convenient way I can accept money transfer online? [closed]

I've made a deal with a person over email. He needs to send the payment online (around $3000), what is the quickest way I can make this happen? I need to be able to accept this transfer by tomorrow.
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Fee-Based Online Financial Planners [duplicate]

I've looked at some online financial planners (e.g. Personal Capital) and it looks like all of them charge based on a percentage of the portfolio being managed. I am looking for a site to help create ...
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Are there any online tools to examine asset allocation and portfolio diversification?

Are there any good online tools to examine asset allocation, portfolio diversification? I would be interested in being able to plug in numbers, run scenarios etc. I could build a worksheet in Excel ...
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Capital One Free Credit Report - Effect on Credit Score

I have a Capital One credit card. As part of their online services, they offer free credit score requests. I recently began using that service, up to twice or thrice per month. Capital One ...
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Is there a more flexible stock chart service, e.g. permitting choice of colours when comparing multiple stocks?

I'm regardful that these websites can concurrently exhibit the price history/graph/chart for several stocks: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/qqq http://biz.yahoo.com/charts/guide8.html http:...
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How to automate the tracking of ratios and other values for a set of stocks or ETFs?

I'm interested in monitoring a set of financial products (say ETFs WLOG) continually (but not continuously). My current plan is the following. Say I want to survey the top ten Large Cap Growth ...
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Emptying Low Balance Gift Cards

I often get gift cards (sort of like a debit card) and I usually end up using them to make online purchases. However, I often end up with a couple dollars change. Is there a way to deposit the ...
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Online tutorials for calculating DCF (Discounted Cash Flow)?

What is the best online tutorial to learn calculating DCF (Discounted Cash Flow) for a stock?
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Website for managing personal cash inflow and outflow, applicable to India? [closed]

Is there any website that helps me to manage my Daily Cash Inflow and Cash Outflow. I would like to have the following feature. Periodically I should be able to enter my Cash Inflow (salary, gift, ...
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Online directory for investment advisors/financial planners in Canada?

Where can one find a good directory of investment advisors/financial planners in Canada? We have Auto Trader, and Renter's News publications, yet I've never seen anything related to money. Are ...
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Is there any online personal finance software without online banking? [closed]

I realize that similar questions have been raised, especially regarding Mint and Quicken Online, but my question is this: Is there web-based personal finance software that does not require you to ...
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Recommendation on Options Back Testing tool please

Can you recommend a brokerage or stand-alone (paid or free) options back testing tool. I want to be able to easily test a strategy against historical option prices. Probably for most strategies I ...
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What does “Company Distribution” mean on Google Finance's stock screener?

On the Google Finance stock screener, what is meant by the term "Company Distribution", and what are the default values referring to? I googled "Company Distributions" but could not figure out how ...
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H&R Block tax preparation software made arithmetic mistakes. How should I proceed?

I used the free e-file software at hrblock.com for my federal return and paid for my state return. After paying but before finalizing and filing I checked the PDF version of my return and immediately ...
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Which bank(s) allow you to open AND close CDs online?

Most banks allow you to transfer money into a Certificate of Deposit (CD) using their website. However, once you open a CD you usually have to call to close or otherwise modify the CD account when it ...
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How to use Mint.com outside US/Canada?

Is it possible to use the mint.com service outside US/Canada? If not (most probably), which similar services also work outside US/Canada? I'm currently using TheBirdy, but it doesn't directly data ...
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Execute or trade an options contract?

Take this call for example: FIO Jan13 22 Call Let's say this Thursday the stock goes to $23. Here is my math: Cost of option: $35 Cost of stock bought at $22: 100x$22 = $2,200 Thursday price of ...
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Is H&R Block's calculator estimating the tax incorrectly (too high)?

I used H&R Block's tax calculator just to guesstimate (play around) with taxes and such. I put $25000 in self-employed income, $7200 in expenses, $11000 in student-loan interest. I came up with ...
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What is the best cross-platform GPL personal finance tool available?

If I want desktop, web and mobile (preferably Android) access to all my accounts and assets, in a personal finance tool, what would you recommend I look at? Until Wesabe cancelled their web dashboard ...
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Online tools for monitoring my portfolio gains/losses in real time?

My request is a simple one... I have about 5 stocks that I own currently and have owned for years now. I want to start trading more actively now but want to make informed decisions on how my stocks ...
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Online Trading Software: What does blue vrs red highlights mean?

I'm trying to understand the following table in terms of colouring. I realise this is specific to a particular product but a lot of other products seem to use red, blue, black as a color code scheme ...