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Margin Debt at Record Levels: Know the Risks ©iStockphoto.com/Ildo Frazao

Margin Debt at Record Levels: Know the Risks

According to FINRA’s latest margin statistics, borrowing by investors in November 2017 stood at an all-time high of $627.4 billion. FINRA often gets phone calls from investors after they receive a margin call. Now, in the midst of a bull market, is a good time to get ahead of things. In the event you get a margin call from your brokerage firm—are you prepared?

Got a Raise? Make the Most of It With These 4 Tips ©iStockphoto.com/jansucko

Got a Raise? Make the Most of It With These 4 Tips

Expecting a bump in your pay soon? You're not alone. But before you get carried away, it's time to stop and think about how you can make the most of the extra cash so you aren't soon left wondering how you ever lived on less.

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