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How To: Keep your identity safe from thieves

In this video, presented by the experts at the St. Louis Community Credit Union, learn how to prevent thieves from stealing your identity or account information. These days, between paper bills, Internet banking, social networking and all the other ways we interact, there are many ways for crooks to get into our private lives.

How To: Value an interest rate swap

High finance and statistical analysis are too complex for most people once they forget what they learned in high school. If you are an investor or small business owner, you can't afford to forget this stuff. This video will teach you how to value an interest rate swap, good info for financial professionals and students.

How To: Prevent identity theft and know how thieves work

In this video from the ID Theft Center, learn exactly what identity theft is and how to prevent it from happening to you. Identity theft can happen to anyone - young, old, living, dead - thieves do not discriminate. This helpful video will tell you exactly what to look out for and how to avoid scams. Your host will explain how identity thieves operate and how to cut them off at the pass.

How To: Know standard deviation in your financial portfoli

In this tutorial, we learn how to know what standard deviation is in your portfolio. Standard deviation is the amount of risk you have inside your portfolio, this will show you how much fluctuation you have in your portfolio. Depending on the expected return of your portfolio over an amount of time, you could have a different range of standard deviation. Knowing what your standard deviation can help you do the math to see what your chances of a return or loss will be for certain. This will he...

How To: Write a legal business case study

Law and business are frequently connected more closely than many are comfortable with. Thus, writing business case studies is a big part of legal life in law school and when working at a firm. Watch this video to learn how to write a great business case study.

How To: Sign up to become a mystery shopper and earn money for shopping

Mystery shopping is a great way to make money on the side while getting a chance to shop, check out new stores and restaurants, and over all improve the quality of service at these locations. The key is to not let them know that you are there evaluating them. If you think you've got a knack for blending in, then check out this video. In it you will learn the process of signing up and becoming a secret shopper, what to expect, and some tips for how to carry out your jobs.

How To: Calculate NPV & IRR with a TI BAII Plus calculator

The video shows you how to calculate capital budgeting with a Texas Instruments BA2+ financial calculator. Capital budgeting will help you determine cash flows for given investments for a certain number of years in the future, thus helping you determine if the investment is worthwhile. The buttons you will use are the CF (cashflows) button, the NPV (net present value) button, and the IRR (internal rate of return) button. The video uses the example of a $10,000 investment that will return $5,0...

How To: Have Proper Risk Managment When Trading

This video is teaching you how to have proper Risk Management when trading. Not managing your risk will eventually kill your capital, whether you are trading stocks, forex, futures or indices. After explaining the concepts instructions are provided for you to adopt the principles mentioned.

How To: Apply online for Social Security retirement benefits

When you decide its time to retire, you will most likely need to cash in your Social Security benefits. In this official two part tutorial, presented by the American Social Secuity Administration, learn exactly how to use their website and apply online. Applying online is very easy, and takes a lot less time than applying in person. By applying online for social security, you will bypass all of the long lines and waiting that usually happens in one of the offices. Plus, you won't ever have to...

How To: Improve any credit score with 3 steps

You should watch this video if you want to improve your credit score with just 3 steps. To improve your credit score: Check your credit report. It is where your score comes from. You can also get a free copy of your credit report once a year at Annual Credit Report. Check it for errors. Timing. If you're going to apply for a loan as the application month approaches, stop charging because if your balance happens to be reported while it's big, it will temporary lower your score. Don't close you...

How To: Understand Forex trading strategies

Forex— what is it? Any investor could tell you a complicated description of what Forex is, but the basics of the FX currency markets is— an over-the-counter financial market for trading currencies. The foreign currency exchange market has no central exchanges like the stock market and little regulatory oversight. With this beginner’s guide, learn the trading basics.

How To: Benefit from Effective Internet Marketing Strategies

Business owners and marketeers are diverting from traditional marketing techniques, including billboards, radio and TV advertising, brochures, and any other outdoor promotions, to cheaper but effective Internet marketing strategies. Under the new arrangement, business owners reach out to the final consumers through advertising on the World Wide Web.

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