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John Bensin
  • Member for 11 years, 6 months
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  • USA
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How do I opt-out of the Social Security system?

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Can a foreign bank manager name me as the kin of a deceased customer if I don't know the person?

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How can I invest in gold without taking physical possession?

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Is it bad practice to invest in stocks that fluctuate by single points throughout the day?

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What happens to my credit history if I pay before my credit card bill is generated?

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Why would people sell a stock below the current price?

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Can someone explain the different kinds of annuities?

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How can I replicate Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index using their S&P 500 and extended stock market funds?

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How do euro hedged index funds work?

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What does "first, last and deposit" mean when looking for an apartment?

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Where does most of a salary go?

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If you own 1% of a company's stock, are you entitled to 1% of its assets?

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Why pay for end-of-day historical prices?

15 votes

Can someone explain a stock's "bid" vs. "ask" price relative to "current" price?

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How do wire transfers get settled?

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How do I make a small investment in the stock market? What is the minimum investment required?

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Why have I never seen a stock split?

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If my credit card payment is due in 3 days time, will anything I order today have to be paid by then too?

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Are there fees or penalties for holding less than $10K in a Vanguard Admiral Shares fund?

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Why did one-year notes pay more than 10-year notes during the 1980's crisis?

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Tax-advantaged retirement savings options for someone with no 401(k) and high income

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Can I get US sales taxes refunded for electronics purchased while on vacation?

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Is there a country that uses the term "dollar" for currency without also using "cents" as fractional monetary units?

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How do small cap stocks perform vs. large cap stocks (like Dow constituents) during bear trends?

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Are there taxes for exchanging goods in a barter transaction?

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Is candlestick charting an effective trading tool in timing the markets?

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Where can I find announcements of official GDP figures for the US and other countries?

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How many weeks of living expenses does the average American have savings for?

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How can one relatively easily show that low expense ratio funds outperform high expense ratio funds?

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Why would a person not want to purchase a Personal Liability (Umbrella) insurance policy?

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