Financial Careers Articles

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  1. Equipping Your Graduate With Wings

    After I graduated from high school, I moved out of my parents' home. Shortly after moving out I realized I wasn't quite as ...
  2. Human Capital, An Important Asset For Portfolio Diversification

    An investor’s total wealth consists of two parts – financial capital and human capital. The latter should not be overlooked ...
  3. Financial Advisors Are Feeling Cyber-insecure

    Financial advisors are increasingly fretting over cybersecurity and client data breaches. Here's what they and their clients ...
  4. What Type Of Person Needs A Financial Adviser?

    What kind of person should enlist the help of a financial advisor and who might be better off going it alone?
  5. How Your Finances Compare To The Average American

    The phrase personal finance is pretty apt; your budget, financial goals and income are all unique to you, but there are some ...
  6. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  7. What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    Thinking about relying on analyst recommendations for your next trade? We'll show you what to watch out for.
  8. Retirement Plans For All? These States Say 'Yes'

    State are beginning to address retirement security with efforts that could extend savings plans to millions more Americans.
  9. Trying On Potential Employers

    Ditch your ego, prove that you'll work hard and don't settle for the wrong company.
  10. 5 Skills That Traders Need

    There are many routes to becoming a professional trader, but these five skills will help you get there.
  11. Trader vs Investment Banker: Which Job Is Best For You?

    Thinking of a career as an investment banker or a trader? Then you'd better know the difference!
  12. The Top 5 Skills An Investment Banker Needs

    What are the top skills investment bankers need to have? Are i-bankers born or made?
  13. How to Use Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance provides an extremely competent and comprehensive offering for the everyday investor wanting to track a portfolio ...
  14. Introduction To Financial Planning Organizations

    Organizations such as the FPA and NAPFA are striving to provide higher standards for the financial planning profession and ...
  15. What Drives Investment Banker Salaries

    Do investment bankers make too much money? Are their salaries completely arbitrary or is there some logic behind it?
  16. The 9 To 5 Job: Challenging How We Earn A Living

    It was my first semester of college. My friend and I were looking for something to eat, but we didn't have much money, so ...
  17. The Rise Of The Modern Investment Bank

    Get to know a little bit about the institutions whose actions help to guide free markets.
  18. The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die

    Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the ...
  19. Insure Your Future With A Career As An Actuary

    If you've got excellent math skills, they can add up to a lucrative career as an actuary.
  20. Brokerage Functions: Underwriting And Agency Roles

    Learning about these various activities can give insight into how securities are issued and traded.
  21. Getting A Job As The Tax Man

    If you'd like the IRS to pay you some money for a change, consider a career working in taxes.
  22. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  23. The 10 Strangest Phrases In Banking Explained

    Just about every industry has its own special language, the world of banking and finance is full of jargon to communicate ...
  24. 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.
  25. The Best Of The Best Wealth Management Firms

    Looking for a fee-only wealth management firm? Here's a handy ranking to get you started on your search for a top financial ...
  26. 5 Affordable Fall Vacation Spots for Baby Boomers

    It's still hard to believe that many baby boomers, the generation that typified the eternal youth of the 1960s, are officially ...
  27. Becoming A Financial Writer

    Instead of working on Wall Street, write about it.
  28. Maintaining Work/Life Balance For Financial Professionals

    Maintaining work/life balance is a challenge for most professionals in the finance industry, but it doesn't have to be that ...
  29. Key Steps To Building A Great Financial Planning Practice

    Following the status quo will kill your financial practice. Find out the tips you need to follow to keep you a step or two ...
  30. Want To Be A Financial Planner? Click Here

    Boomer-aged financial advisors are retiring in droves. Luckily, more and more schools are creating financial planning programs. ...
  31. Microfinance: What It Is And How To Get Involved

    This growing industry is full of opportunities for the socially conscious investor.
  32. FAs Should Factor Clients Into Succession Plans

    Financial advisory firms are finally taking succession planning seriously. Here's how.
  33. How Advisors Can Fill The Talent Gap

    Financial planning firms are seeing increased demand for their services just as a talent shortfall becomes more pronounced. ...
  34. Financial Advisors Need To Seek Out This Group NOW

    Millennials are coming into their own economically, so why are financial advisors still reluctant to give them the attention ...
  35. Unexpected Challenges For Self-Employed Finance Professionals

    Going solo in financial services can present a host of unexpected challenges.
  36. An Introduction To The CMA Designation

    Learn what the Certified Management Accountant designation is, how to get it and what it can do for your accounting career.
  37. Passing Boomers Will Leave A Big Economic Wake

    While baby boomers keep the longevity economy surging, look out for a dark fiscal forecast when it comes to retirement planning ...
  38. How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence ...
  39. The Best Financial Careers For Women

    Here are four finance careers that real women say allow them to achieve success, satisfaction and work-life balance.
  40. Get An Academic Finance Career

    Working nine months a year and earning a six-digit salary might seem like the high life, but these jobs are not easy to come ...
  41. Find The Right Financial Advisor

    Learn how to weed out those who are just out to make a quick buck.
  42. Top 4 Most Competitive Financial Careers

    If your goals include a big paycheck and working for a Wall Street firm, then you need to learn how to meet employers' expectations. ...
  43. How To Plan For The Charitable Giving Boom

    Of the $58 trillion that will be passed over the next several decades, $26 trillion could go to charity. Here's how to plan ...
  44. How An Advisor Can Help Cut Your Healthcare Costs

    Even with healthcare costs on the rise, few people are adequately planning for the burden. Here's how a financial advisor ...
  45. 5 Things To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for ...
  46. How To Find The Financial Advisor Of Your Dreams

    A new startup - essentially a financial matchmaking service - uses video introductions and algorithms to pair financial advisers ...
  47. What Kind Of Financial Plan Makes Sense For You?

    Comprehensive financial plans can help people maximize their financial potential and make smart decisions. But how complex ...
  48. Why The Best Financial Advisor Might Be You

    Many people enlist expert advice when dealing with their finances. But could going it alone be the best option?
  49. What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    The financial industry has spent a boatload of money to prevent more stringent fiduciary requirements. Here’s what’s at stake.
  50. Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  51. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Financial Advisor

    Like most things in life, the effort and thought you put into something will determine what you get out of it. It's no different ...
  52. Why Caregivers Should Enlist A Financial Advisor

    Stressed caregivers in need of help managing their loved one's affairs should consider enlisting a financial advisor.
  53. How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    With roughly 80% of women dying single due to divorce or outliving their spouses, they must become more involved in their ...
  54. Ignore This Demographic At Your Own Peril

    Hispanics have unique financial planning needs and attitudes, and financial advisers would be well-served by studying this ...
  55. How To Manage Your Finances Through A Divorce

    Dividing assets and liabilities in a divorce can be a sad, complicated task. But with some planning, patience and the help ...
  56. The Gloomy Future Of The Tax Preparation Industry

    It's often said all that is certain are death and taxes. By extension, undertakers and tax preparers should enjoy similar ...
  57. How Financial Advisors Mistreat Women (And What Women Can Do About It)

    While many women want professional help managing their finances, some male advisors still treat women as second-class citizens. ...
  58. Signs You Need a Money Manager Now

    Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations?
  59. Do You Need A Financial Advisor?

    Not everyone needs a professional. Find out how to make the call.
  60. How To Find A New Financial Advisor Who's Right For You

    It is a jolt when a long-time financial consultant leaves your sphere, because he or she has retired, passed away or been ...
  61. If Kennedy, Eisenhower, Alexander the Great Et Al Were Leaders in Finance

    Would Eisenhower, Roosevelt and Kissinger have made good corporate executives? What about Alexander the Great?
  62. How Do I Know I Can Trust My Financial Advisor?

    Savvy investors know to ask an advisor questions on these five essential subjects:
  63. A Day In The Life Of An Economist

    We've interviewed three economists with very different job descriptions to give you an idea of the many possibilities this ...
  64. A Day In The Life Of An Auditor

    If you like the idea of examining and attesting to a company's financial performance for a living, a career in auditing might ...
  65. Should You Offer Alternative Investments?

    Find out what problems arise for financial representatives when they start to diversify their client offerings.
  66. A Day In The Life Of An Actuary

    We take a look at the typical workday of three actuaries who work for different types of companies and who are at different ...
  67. Shopping For A Financial Advisor

    Finding your perfect advisor is as simple as shopping for a car. Read on to learn more.
  68. How To Become An Investment Bank Analyst

    Financial services firms are taking a laser-like focus on analyst responsibilities and will favor candidates who bring the ...
  69. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial ...
  70. The Best Training Programs For CFP Exams

    The competition to become a financial planner is hot, and growing hotter. Find out the best way to preparing to land the ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. The Claritas Investment Certificate: A New Foundation-Level Program From The CFA ...

    The Claritas Investment Certificate is likely to find growing acceptance as the new foundation-level education and ethics ...
  73. 4 Of Today’s Finance Undergraduates Share Their Experiences And Advice

    In this article, we'll take a look at what four real-life finance students are studying this fall, what jobs and internships ...
  74. 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.
  75. The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  76. What Is A “Broker-Dealer” And Why Should You Care?

    For many investors, the financial services industry is a strange and mysterious place filled with a language all in its own. ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Is That Finance Internship Worth It?

    There are a lot facters to consider when pursuing a financial internshp. Here are some insights from several experts, to ...
  79. Why Financial Advisors Need To Earn The CFP Mark

    The CFP designation is heavily favored by both the finanical and the mainstream media and offers a wealth of benefits for ...
  80. Social Finance Careers: Creating A Better World

    A financial career can be used to do more than just bring in profits. Find out how to get a career with a more social objective. ...
  81. Get A Job In Compliance

    If you're a stickler for rules, this could be a promising career path for you.
  82. Top Business And Finance Degrees For 2013

    The current crop of business students are picking in-demand majors with high salaries and flexible career paths.
  83. Ethical Standards You Should Expect From Financial Advisors

    Professional ethics in the financial services profession can be confusing. Here are some ways to ensure you are getting the ...
  84. 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.
  85. How To Write An Effective Investment Banking Resume

    A persuasive resume can give you the edge you need in a competitive market.
  86. How To Be A Top Financial Advisor

    The best advisors love what they do for a living, but they also know what to do to get to the top. This shared advice can ...
  87. Why Clients Fire Financial Advisors

    The reasons most clients fire their advisors are very simple and easy to address. Find out what you should be doing to keep ...
  88. How To Make $1 Million In Finance

    The best opportunities to maximize sheer earning power are in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds. Find out ...
  89. Fiduciary Designations For Financial Advisors

    Attaining the AIF or AIFA could help both you and your clients enjoy a comfortable retirement.
  90. 10 Steps To A Career In Hedge Funds

    Experience and hard work go a long way toward securing a position in this challenging field.
  91. Financial Careers According To Hollywood

    Find out if classic films about Wall Street reflect what it's actually like to work there.
  92. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  93. The Best Entry-Level Finance Jobs For 2013

    Here's a look at the most rewarding entry-level jobs, in terms of salary and future career prospects, and what you can expect ...
  94. A Day In The Life Of A System Trader

    Systems traders divide their time between trading, developing, backtesting, optimizing and forward testing, to create viable ...
  95. Dealing With 10 Coworker Personality Conflicts

    The financial world is filled with dysfunctional workers; find out if you're one of them and what you can do about it.
  96. Helping Clients Navigate Short Sales And Foreclosures

    Both buyers and sellers can benefit from a real estate professional experienced in dealing with short sales and foreclosures.
  97. 6 Ways Mentors Elevate Your Career

    Find out how experienced and credible mentors can get you where you want to go.
  98. The Basics Of CFP Designation Maintenance

    The workload doesn't end with your exam. Find out how to keep up your CFP credential.
  99. Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibility

    Being a fiduciary comes with a certain level of responsibility. These four steps will reduce your liability when managing ...
  100. A Day In The Life Of A Real Estate Agent

    While every day is unique for a real estate agent, there are some activities that may be a typical part of an agent's day.
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