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  1. Top 7 Non-Financial Skills Required in Finance

    You need to combining your ability to analyze numbers with skills such as communication, project management and relationship ...
  2. The Top 5 Skills an Investment Banker Needs

    What are the top skills investment bankers need to have? Are i-bankers born or made?
  3. Easy Certifications to Add to Your Resume

    These courses and certificates are relatively cheap and non-intensive, and they can help you get hired or put you in a higher ...
  4. Warren Buffett's Frugal, So Why Aren't You?

    The Oracle of Omaha has a net worth in the billions, but his lifestyle is not as rich as you may think.
  5. Uncommon Jobs For Your Finance Degree

    Not everyone can land the glamour jobs, but the world of finance has a lot more to offer. Here are some uncommon jobs in ...
  6. How to Land a Finance Job With a Bachelor's Degree

    Following these five tips will keep your resume out of the recycling bin.
  7. Which Income Class Are You?

    Which income class do you belong to and what defines the middle class?
  8. 7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

    These college classes will help you prepare for the working world. Learn how to stand out from your peers.
  9. 4 Essential Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview

    Ask these questions if you want to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate. ...
  10. 10 Steps to a Career In Hedge Funds

    Experience and hard work go a long way toward securing a position in this challenging field.
  11. The Top Jobs of 2017

    These jobs pay well, have openings and are well liked by those who have them.
  12. Financial Career Options For Professionals

    Find out if spreading your wings to try a new career will make you soar or fall flat.
  13. Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial ...
  14. How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

    Being a leader can help you in your career. Here are some tips for improving your leadership skills.
  15. 3 Factors to Consider Before Taking a New Job

    There are many factors to consider when looking at a new employer, both financial and personal.
  16. 7 Middle Income Jobs That Pay Over $35,000

    After a period of decline, middle income jobs that pay over $35,000 per year are once again on the rise as the economy continues ...
  17. Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in the World

    The 10 highest-paying jobs in 2016, based on average salaries in fields including health care, business and engineering.
  18. How a Late Career Layoff Impacts Retirement

    Taking these steps can help reduce the impact of a late career layoff on future retirement income.
  19. Blue Collar Back-to-School Advice

    Blue collar jobs can offer a great income and benefits without the cost of a four-year degree.
  20. How Launch My Career Colorado Works

    Colorado has introduced a free, online tool to help students find the right career.
  21. Executive Deferred Comp: Understanding NQDC

    Non-qualifying deferred compensation offers benefits and risks for the execs who are eligible.
  22. A Day in the Life of a Day Trader

    Day trading has many advantages and, while we often hear about these perks, it's important to realize that day trading is ...
  23. Get Technical With A CMT Certification

    Develop the skills you need to trade on your own or to become a technical analyst.
  24. Top 4 Airlines to Work for, as of August 2017

    Looking for a career in the aviation industry? These airlines come out on top when it comes to pay and perks.
  25. The Ultimate Working From Home Guide

    By 2020, half of the workforce may not go into the office. If you want to be ahead of the curve, check out our complete guide ...
  26. 8 Reasons Why Valued Employees Quit

    Salaries are important, but retaining top employees requires more than just competitive pay.
  27. How to Power Through Tough Times in Your Career

    Much like an athlete, people get burned out in their business or career. Here's how to persevere.
  28. Affiliate Marketing: Can You Really Make Money?

    Affiliate marketing offers a way to generate passive income online, but it takes time and money to make it a serious enterprise.
  29. Quants: The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street

    Blend math, finance and computer skills to command a high - and well deserved - salary.
  30. What Is the Average Income in the U.S.?

    Information about average income and salary in the United States. It's finally on the rise after years of stagnant wages, ...
  31. 6 High-Paying Jobs With Low Education Requirements

    If the high cost of college is getting you down, you can still find jobs with high pay that require little or no post-secondary ...
  32. Managing Your Employer Stock Holdings

    Investors should not be complacent when it comes to holdings in an employer's stock.
  33. Books the CEOs Are Recommending

    A list of books CEO's are recommending to read and descriptions of the book's contents.
  34. How to Ask Your Employer to Fund Your Education

    If you can get your education paid for by your company it is a win-win for both parties.
  35. 8 Things Employers Aren't Allowed to Ask You

    In their eagerness for gainful employment, many people may overlook these improper interview questions.
  36. When is Grad School Worth It?

    How to figure whether the payback you get from going to grad school – earnings, lifestyle, career opportunities – is worth ...
  37. The Seven-Figure Asset You’re Probably Ignoring

    What is human capital and how should it factor into your investment decisions?
  38. 10 Jobs with the Biggest Raises This Year

    Some jobs offer a bigger pay increase than others for 2017. Whether your job's included and where to look.
  39. Traditional MBA or Business Graduate Degree?

    Though an MBA is the most popular business graduate degree, there may be other options more suited to your goals.
  40. Analyzing a Career in Credit Analysis

    If you're a number-cruncher and responsibility doesn't scare you, this could be the job for you.
  41. New Job? Why You Should Talk to An Advisor

    Changing jobs or a career can have a big impact on your finances.
  42. What You Need to Know About Your Stock Options

    Know these things and talk to a professional to get the most out of your employee stock options.
  43. Where the New Jobs Are (and Where They Aren't)

    When you're looking for a job, you can greatly increase your chances for success by searching for the right job in the right ...
  44. Career Advice: Financial Analyst Vs. Equity Analyst

    Understand the subtle distinctions between financial analysts and equity analysts, and learn the pros and cons of each career.
  45. Top 10 Side Jobs You Could Start Now

    Ways to make extra cash in your spare time.
  46. 10 Phrases You Should Ban From Your Resume

    In this competitive job market, your resume really needs to shine to stand out from the crowd, which means the tired cliches ...
  47. Paternity Leave: 10 Best Companies for New Dads

    Here's what new dads get at the most generous companies (think tech) with paternity leave and other parental benefits.
  48. Buy Side vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  49. 10 Companies That Will Pay for Your MBA (BAC, WFC)

    Discover ten institutions of higher learning that are willing to help finance your MBA in exchange for your commitment to ...
  50. Financial Analyst: Career Path & Qualifications

    Read about what it takes to become a financial analyst in a corporation or securities firm, and learn how far you can rise ...
  51. Top 25 Cities Where You Can Live Large on Less Than $70k

    Want life to feel more like Easy Street? Head for one of these cities, where you can live like a king (or queen) without ...
  52. How to Become an Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are focusing on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the "must-have" attributes ...
  53. A Look at CFA Job Opportunities

    Being a CFA charterholder can take your career in many different directions. Find out what your options are.
  54. Diversifying Equity Compensation: 6 Considerations

    Six considerations to take into account when attempting to diversify your equity compensation.
  55. Putting Your CFA Level I on Your Resume

    Learn techniques for emphasizing your CFA Level I status in the Skills and Certifications or Professional Development section ...
  56. 10 Jobs with the Worst Growth Outlook

    Some jobs, like two in media, have a lower growth forecast than others for 2017.
  57. Career Advice: Investment Banking Vs. Corporate Finance

    Read an in-depth review and comparison of a career in investment banking and a career in corporate finance, with advice about ...
  58. Equity Compensation Options: The Pros and Cons

    Which equity compensation package makes the most sense in your situation?
  59. More Bans on ‘What’s Your Salary?’ Job Interview Question

    These bans are becoming more common in the public sector, but it may take time for the private sector to follow suit.
  60. 8 High Paying Jobs that Require 2-Year Degrees

    If you don't want to spend a lot of time getting a degree, but still want a solid job, here are some alternatives.
  61. Top Job Search Mistakes For Finance Grads

    Looking to land your dream job? Skip the entry-level position by avoiding these common errors.
  62. Top Things to Know For an Investment Banking Interview

    Without some basic knowledge, you won't get the job. Find out what you need to know and how to prepare.
  63. 9 Different Ways to Find a New Job

    Make sure you're covering all your bases and you should have a new career in no time.
  64. The 15 Highest-Paying Jobs for Business Majors

    See the highest-paying jobs for business majors 10 years out, from PayScale’s 2016–2017 College Salary Report.
  65. Finding the Highest Paying Summer Internships

    A summer internship is more lucrative at some companies than others.
  66. 15 Great Summer Jobs for Teens

    There are a lot of summer jobs out there, find out what's available, how much it costs and what skills you need.
  67. Salary vs. Hourly: How Benefits and Laws Differ

    Hourly workers could be losing paid overtime and what makes you exempt is also in flux. The law now and what may change.
  68. How You Can Save Money by Maximizing Work Benefits

    Understanding and maximizing company benefits can save you money.
  69. 7 Types of People Who Fail in Finance

    To work in finance, you must be hardworking and team-oriented, here are some personalities that are not.
  70. 7 Things You Should Say In An Interview

    Slip these simple phrases into your next interview and you'll have a great chance at landing the job.
  71. Why Spring Is a Good Time to Find a Job

    Looking for a job? Spring and fall are the best bets for landing employment.
  72. 5 Things You Should Know About Job Hunting After 50

    This infographic disproves 5 common myths regarding starting a second career later in life.
  73. House Votes On Bill To Change Overtime Pay Rules

    New bill hopes to give time off option in lieu of overtime pay
  74. 5 High-Paying Jobs in the Marijuana Industry

    Here are five high-paying jobs in the marijuana industry, which is a rapidly growing one now that 29 states allow medical ...
  75. Do Unions Benefit Non-Union Workers?

    Union membership is shrinking, but unions still affect non-union workers today.
  76. Planning Your Second Career

    How to find a second career if you want to do more than retire in your later years.
  77. Selling Employee Stock Purchase Plan Shares

    An in-depth look at how qualified sales of employee stock purchase plan shares work, and the tax consequences under different ...
  78. Sheryl Sandberg's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg's success story including her early life and education and career path to top female ...
  79. 27 Colleges with the Highest-Earning Graduates

    The colleges with the highest-earning graduates aren't just the ones you expect. Also check out what it costs to attend.
  80. The Dangers of Owning Too Much Company Stock

    The dangers of having too much exposure to your employer’s stock are fourfold.
  81. 25 Highest Paying Companies (and Jobs) in America

    If you work for one of these 25 companies, you’re going to pull in a six-figure salary. Having the right job helps, too. ...
  82. Top Financial Considerations When Changing Jobs

    These are the top financial considerations when facing a job transition.
  83. What to Know About Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans

    There are pros and cons to employer non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
  84. Do This in Your 50s to Keep Working in Your 60s

    The career moves you make in your 50s can help you continue working through your 60s.
  85. Top Paying Freelance Jobs

    Which are the top paying freelance jobs in today's economy? And do they allow a person to actually make a living?
  86. Career Satisfaction and Long-Term Wealth

    Career satisfaction has a direct correlation to earnings potential and long-term wealth.
  87. Jobs with the Lowest Unemployment Rates

    These jobs have low unemployment rates and high demand – both now and likely in the future.
  88. Job Sectors That Will Grow the Most Under Trump

    President Trump's plans to expand infrastructure spending could lead to more jobs opening up in higher-paying fields.
  89. Job-Hunting Sites Accused of Discriminating vs. Older Workers (MWW,TGNA)

    Older workers using online job-hunting sites may be shut out by web barriers before they ever get to the interview.
  90. How Much You Could Earn After Code School Boot Camp

    How much could you earn after computer code boot camp? Maybe north of $50k. But choose carefully.
  91. Investing in Yourself Is Most Important

    Investing in yourself through job growth and education is as important as investing financially.
  92. What is the Average Salary for an MBA Graduate?

    An MBA is often described as a surefire way to increase one's salary, but it's actually more complicated than that.
  93. How to Benefit From Restricted Stock or RSUs

    Having a financial plan that includes restricted stock will help you to avoid paying higher taxes.
  94. Sell Your Skills, Not Your Degree

    If you want to switch careers, you may not have to go back to school to do it.
  95. Taking the Lead in the Interview Dance

    Learn the steps that will help lead you to a new career.
  96. Don't Lose out on Equity Compensation When You Retire

    Equity compensation can be a lucrative benefit that shouldn't be overlooked at retirement.
  97. The Jobs with the Biggest Raises

    Which are the jobs with the biggest raises? And how high are their salaries?
  98. Quit Your Job To Trade Stocks?

    Ready to quit your day job and become a full-time trader? These tips will help you determine your area of expertise.
  99. How to Make the Most of Your Equity Compensation

    Make sure you and your financial planner know how to get the most out of your equity compensation.
  100. 7 Jobs That Can’t Be Automated

    A recent report says half of the tasks currently performed by humans will one day be replaced by automation, but here are ...
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