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36 votes
7 answers
10k views

Why do some small-time real-estate owners struggle while others thrive?

18 votes
1 answer
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Why does the Morningstar overview of VMMXX say 81% cash?

16 votes
4 answers
147k views

When can you use existing real estate as collateral to buy more?

14 votes
5 answers
4k views

What are the pros and cons of buying a house just to rent it out?

14 votes
3 answers
17k views

How do cashier's checks work and why are they good for scams?

12 votes
9 answers
895 views

Why is retirement planning so commonly recommended?

10 votes
4 answers
10k views

Do you have to be mega-rich to invest in companies pre-IPO?

10 votes
1 answer
392 views

How do taxes work with donations made to an individual, e.g. for free software I wrote?

7 votes
3 answers
6k views

Why should I report extra income from a side-job to the IRS?

7 votes
4 answers
986 views

What are my investment options in real estate?

7 votes
4 answers
561 views

Why do currency rates help or hurt tourists?

7 votes
4 answers
1k views

How can I find stocks with very active options chains?

6 votes
4 answers
2k views

How can it be possible that only ~10% of options expire worthless, and only ~10% are exercised?

6 votes
5 answers
436 views

Understanding bond yields?

6 votes
3 answers
842 views

Why have I never seen a stock split?

6 votes
1 answer
1k views

How can OTC scams affect you?

6 votes
3 answers
335 views

Who can you report wire fraud to?

5 votes
5 answers
2k views

What marks the beginning of a bear market?

4 votes
2 answers
394 views

Why would you sell your bonds?

4 votes
5 answers
309 views

What does "interest rates", without any further context, generically refer to?

4 votes
1 answer
291 views

How did Bloomberg keep such a high share of his company?

4 votes
4 answers
12k views

Why would one W-2 give so much more back than the other?

4 votes
2 answers
418 views

What laws/regulations are there regardings gifts in the form of large sums of money?

3 votes
1 answer
17k views

What is the "Short sale circuit breaker rule"?

3 votes
2 answers
1k views

What tax laws apply to Meetup group income?

3 votes
4 answers
664 views

Can you switch credit cards annually to avoid interest if you have no outstanding balance?

2 votes
1 answer
225 views

Why are there futures for some commodities but not others?

2 votes
1 answer
272 views

Does market cap include ALL shareholders, including a company's founders and largest institutional investors?

1 vote
3 answers
157 views

Where do people get earnings information directly when it's released?

1 vote
1 answer
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For a gain of +$X on the underlying security, would the gains on a single LEAP be identical to the gains on 100 shares of that security? [duplicate]