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Finance encompasses a wide range of concerns, all dealing with the management of funds, which usually refers to money, but can also mean investments in things like stocks and commodities. The basics of the science of finance include saving and spending money and how time and risk will affect the growth of a person's funds. There are different levels of finance, ranging from the personal to the public to corporate, and the people and institutions involved in each kind have varying financial issues that often become more complex as the number of people involved gets bigger (i.e. large organizations and businesses). Financial economics studies financial variables in the economy, financial markets and instruments like stocks, bonds derivatives and others and how those markets are regulated.
Real estate covers any kind of real property, both commercial and residential property. The property referred to isn't merely the land, but also any improvements made to it, which most often means houses or other permanent structures, otherwise known as immovable property. The term "real estate" is a legal distinction that determines what the laws of real estate and property do and do not apply to. Owning real estate is also seen as an investment, and one which is usually favorable to the owner as the value of property tends to go up over time and with improvements, though there is some risk involved, as with any investment.
Legal systems are made up of laws and regulations that govern people in a given jurisdiction and are enforced by institutions at both the state and federal levels. Some of the larger categories of law are international law, constitutional law, criminal law, contract law, tort law, property law and equity and trusts. There are many other, more specific legal disciplines that apply to society, commerce and regualtion like family law, intellectual property law and tax law, respectively. Attorneys usually specialize in one type of law and represent legal cases before a court, sometimes defending and sometimes prosecuting in the case.