Financial Word of the Week: Dividends

It’s nice to own stocks, sure. But do those companies pay you dividends for owning them? A dividend is like a corporate profit split. As the company earns profits, they can choose to pay out a percentage of those profits to their shareholders. Shareholders love...

Financial Word of the Week: Bailout

With all of the turmoil in the financial industry, one word that keeps making the rounds is “bailout.” So here’s what you need to know. A bailout is when the government extends a loan (or takes over) a private company because it is deemed “too large to fail.” Bailouts...
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