This Week's Term

Buying the Index... refers to purchasing stocks in the same proportion as a stock market index.  If an investor buys the index, the portfolio they assemble should provide the same return as the index they are attempting to replicate.

Personal Finance

Consumer Debt Statistics: The latest statistics from the Federal Reserve indicate consumer debt in the United States continues to increase, reaching nearly $3.2 trillion in July 2014.  According to statistics published by the Census Bureau, that works out to over $10,200 in debt for every man, woman and child that lives here in the United States.


Highest Paying Jobs 2016:  In this article, we're going to provide several lists of the highest paying jobs in America, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  We're also going to slice and dice that data several different ways, revealing some interesting trends in the information.