Professional Education Articles

  1. Financial Certifications With The Best ROI

    These certifications will land you a long, profitable career for an affordable price.
  2. 4 Ways To Avoid Clientzillas

    Not every client can be ideal, so here are four ways to avoid the headaches that difficult clients can cause.
  3. How To Land A Finance Job With A Bachelor's Degree

    Following these five tips will keep your resume out of the recycling bin.
  4. 4 Ways To Get A Head Start On Your Financial Career

    Breaking into the finance business is tough, but these tips can help.
  5. Careers For CFAs, CFPs® And CTAs

    Discover the differences between Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner™ and Commodity Trading Advisor credentials.
  6. Top Paying Math-Related Careers

    These jobs require specialized math skills that intimidate most laymen. But, for those with the wit and work ethic to attain this knowledge, there are many high-paying employment options.
  7. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up the shortfall.
  8. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Determine what you need to do now to make a drastic lifestyle change later.
  9. A Lifeline For Those Drowning In Debt

    Don't wait to be saved, find out where the lifesaving devices are and hang on tight!
  10. Winning The Jackpot: Dream Or Financial Nightmare?

    Don't assume all prizes are free. Many come with enough costs to render them worthless.
  11. Fatten Up Your Take-Home Pay In 4 Easy Steps

    Many in the financial services industry are underpaid - don't be one of them.
  12. 4 Ways To Build Your Client Book

    Growing your client book takes more effort than simply running a radio or newspaper ad.
  13. Is Insurance Underwriting Right For You?

    If you have excellent analytical skills and an eye for detail, this may be your calling.
  14. Ethical Issues For Financial Advisors

    Learn what to do when that devil on your shoulder begins to whisper.
  15. Finding The Right Accounting Certification

    An accounting certification may be the boost your career needs. Find out how to get the most bang for your buck.
  16. Be A One-Stop Shop For Your Clients

    Offering comprehensive financial services can bring in business, but coordination is the key to success.
  17. How To Get Referrals

    Getting clients to cross your doorstep is one of the most challenging tasks in any business. Here are some tips.
  18. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  19. Are Financial Advisors Losing Your Money?

    Studies have shown financial advisors may not be behaving ethically with your money. Here are some things you should watch out for.
  20. Advisors: How To Help Young Clients Plan For The Future

    Making high-risk investments isn't always the best course. Learn what other factors advisors should consider.
  21. Series 63, Series 65 Or Series 66?

    When joining the world of investment professionals, you must take the right exams.
  22. 5 Facts Financial Advisors Wish You Knew

    These finance professionals have different titles and areas of expertise. Find out what you should know before you consult a financial advisor.
  23. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

    There are significant differences in how various generations see investing, and it may have long-lasting effects.
  24. Financial Careers Without A College Degree

    Credentials like on-the-job experience and licenses can be much more important for some financial careers.
  25. 7 Outstanding Female Investors

    Here are seven women who outperform their male counterparts in the business world.
  26. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  27. A Close Look At Certified Senior Designations

    We examine the validity of senior financial designations and whether they are worth pursuing.
  28. Tips For Series 7 Options Questions

    We'll show you how to ace the largest and most difficult section of this exam.
  29. Credit Cards For Kids

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  30. Boost Earnings Through Financial Planning

    Meeting more of your clients' needs will help you achieve your financial goals.
  31. Financial Designations That Lead To The Highest-Paying Jobs

    Not only do these finance careers pay high salaries, they're also in high demand.
  32. Introduction To The CAIA Designation

    Are you preparing for a CAIA designation? Don't worry, we'll give you a bit of insight.
  33. 3 Types Of REITs For Your Portfolio

    Learn the key features of three subcategories of equity REITs: industrial, multifamily and hotel REITs.
  34. Is A Career In Financial Planning In Your Future?

    Take our quiz to find out whether you're suited for this line of work.
  35. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  36. An Introduction To The Chartered Business Valuator Designation

    Business valuation is a fast growing field. Discover how you can take advantage with a CBV designation.
  37. Keeping Up With Your Continuing Education

    Professional maintenance can be a chore. Learn how to streamline the process.
  38. A Guide To Financial Designations

    Find out which certifications can bring you the greatest career returns.
  39. The Workings Of Equity Portfolio Management

    Achieve analytical efficiency by applying your evaluation to a key set of stocks.
  40. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  41. Detecting Financial Statement Fraud

    Find out how to tell if a company is manipulating its financial data, so you don't invest in the next Enron.
  42. How To Be Smarter Than Your Financial Advisor

    Many investors are intimidated by the financial services industry, but just a little work can make a major difference.
  43. FINRA: How It Protects Investors

    Find out the history of FINRA, and how it's organized to monitor the markets and protect investors.
  44. Accredited Financial Counselor: An Introduction

    This designation is highly relevant as it allows you to help the middle- and lower-income population in America.
  45. The Future Of Sales Brokers

    The role of the sales broker, as a purely transaction-based salesperson, is changing. Find out what's next for this industry.
  46. A Look At Accounting Careers

    More than just crunching numbers, this career blends detective work with trouble shooting.
  47. The Series 79 Exam: What It Is And When You Need It

    If you're getting into the field of investment banking, you'll need to know all about the Series 79.
  48. 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 job.
  49. How To Become A Self-Taught Finance Expert

    A wealth of information is at your fingertips, and getting started is easy.
  50. Introduction To The Series 65 Exam

    The Series 65 is required in many states in order to be a fee-based advisor. Find out what it is and whether you need it.
  51. Advisors: Tips For Providing For Older Clients

    Make sure the needs of baby boomers and their parents are met - if not exceeded.
  52. Alternatives To Business School

    Universities don't have a monopoly on information - advance in your career without going back to school.
  53. Financial Analyst Training & Designation Programs

    Time to upgrade your financial skills? These designations are flexible and adaptable to the changing marketplace.
  54. Working In Finance: 5 Forex Careers

    The forex markets can be both exciting and lucrative. Find out what jobs exist in this space and how to get them.
  55. 7 Financial Advisor Red Flags

    Not all financial advisors are equally competent. When in doubt, watch out for these warning signs.
  56. Forex Careers: 5 Professional Designations

    There are no strictly forex programs, but there are still some advanced education alternatives for forex traders.
  57. A Guide To Careers In Accounting Information Systems

    We provide an overview of the types of AIS jobs available, and the education and training requirements to enter this field.
  58. 4 Things To Consider Before Becoming An Estate Executor

    Executing a will takes more work than you might think. Make sure you are up to the task before agreeing to be an executor.
  59. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  60. The Series 3 Exam: Creating A Career With Commodities

    The Series 3 exam is the quickest way to diversify sales and add futures to your investing options.
  61. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  62. An Introduction To The CFA Designation

    The CFA designation is seen as the key certification for investment professionals. Find out what the CFA signifies for candidates and investors.
  63. The Alphabet Soup Of Financial Certifications

    We decode the meaning of the many letters that can follow the names of financial professionals.
  64. Your Portfolio: Time To Cash In?

    The rise and fall of the stock market makes many investors unsure of when to sell their shares. Learn the key factors to consider before liquidating your portfolio.
  65. Hotshots Needed For Commodity Trading Advisor Positions

    If you can multi-task and you enjoy a good challenge, this lucrative career could be a perfect fit.
  66. 5 Questions To Ask Your Potential Financial Advisor

    If you are looking for a financial advisor, you'll need to know the questions to ask in order to fully understand your financial situation and plan.
  67. Top 10 Investments For Baby Boomers

    Find out which investments are most likely to help you achieve your post-work income goals.
  68. Why You Never Hear From Your Financial Planner

    If your financial planner is calling you too often, something might be wrong.
  69. Dispelling 5 Myths About Financial Planners

    Raise your returns or lower your losses; these often misunderstood specialists can help guide you.
  70. Tips For Passing The Series 6 Exam

    Find out what you can do during the test to make sure you get a passing score.
  71. Choosing A Tax Preparer

    There are many people and companies that can file your taxes. Find out what each has to offer, and which is right for you.
  72. Major Career Exam? There's An App For That!

    If your smartphone addiction is standing between you and your career goals, check out some of these popular career prep apps.
  73. Earn Big Bucks With A Specialized Financial Career

    Choosing to specialize may be easier for you and more beneficial to your clients.
  74. Audit Stories You Won't Believe

    Take comfort: Even if you do get audited, you'll have an easier time that these unlucky taxpayers.
  75. 5 Stocks Analysts Hate

    Investors often focus on stocks analysts like, but the stocks they hate also have a story to tell.
  76. Money Can't Buy Happiness, But What About World Series Championships?

    A lot of teams have invested big bucks into winning the World Series. Find out which teams spent the most, and which got the biggest payoff.
  77. Preparing For A Career As A Portfolio Manager

    Find out what it takes to win a spot in one of the most coveted financial careers.
  78. Are You A Disciplined Investor?

    Don't let "financial porn" steer you away from a sensible, long-term approach to investing.
  79. Want A Hot Job? Follow The Money

    The economy is still struggling, yes. But that doesn't mean there aren't some high-demand jobs in finance still out there.
  80. Tips For Resolving Disputes With Your Financial Advisor

    Before you blame your advisor for your losses, be sure you know your rights and responsibilities.
  81. IT Security Auditing

    Find out about this promising career that can match IT with business studies.
  82. Top 6 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job

    In a recession, financial industry personnel are often hit hard. Find out how to avoid getting the ax.
  83. Myth Of The Week: Millionaires Don't Have To Worry About Money

    Michael Jackson carried an air of aristocracy even among the most elite celebrities, but although he lived like a king, he died in debt.
  84. Helping Your Clients Face The Financial Reality Of Retirement

    Altering retirement plans is tough, but when the retiree is unprepared, it's very necessary.
  85. On This Day In Finance: June 11 - CFA Day

    On this day in 1947, the association of investment professionals was formed.
  86. Sizing Up A Career As A Ratings Analyst

    This competitive field is lucrative, but do you have what it takes to score this job?
  87. Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    If tax rules and regulations are Greek to you, read on to learn how to decipher them.
  88. An Inside Look At Internal Auditors

    Find out why these number crunchers are part of every chief officer's dream team.
  89. Get Technical With A CMT Certification

    Develop the skills you need to trade on your own or to become a technical analyst.
  90. Lead The Charge With Product Development

    If you like to keep your finger on the pulse of the market, this could be the career for you.
  91. Sales Director Career Provides Daily Challenge

    Find out what you need to do to close the deal on this investment management position.
  92. Acquire A Career In Mergers

    This exciting sector demands a lot from its advisors. Are you up for it?
  93. Solving Mixed Options Problems On The Series 7

    Learn to ace the questions that involve both options contracts and stock positions.
  94. What You Get When You Pay For Investment Services

    There are three value components in investing. Can you save money by doing some of them yourself?
  95. Municipal Bond Tips For The Series 7 Exam

    Learn to distinguish between general obligation and revenue bonds to ace this test.
  96. Full-Service Brokerage Or DIY?

    Determine what you are getting for your fees and commissions and how to get your money's worth.
  97. 6 Proven Tips For Series 6 Success

    These techniques can help you pass this test without the added stress.
  98. Examining A Career As An Auditor

    Stricter government regulations have put auditing professionals in demand.
  99. Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors

    Find out how this demographic has all the needs to keep your firm busy year-round.
  100. Uncovering A Career In Forensic Accounting

    Does a job as a financial sleuth sound interesting to you? Dig in to learn more.
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