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Career Focus: How to Become a Portfolio Manager

March 30th, 2015

In the industry of business, finance and investment, one of the most lucrative and in demand careers is that of a portfolio manager. A portfolio manager can be one of two things. First, he or she can be the personresponsible for making investment decisions using the money entrusted by his or her clients to control. … READ MORE

Is an MBA in Finance Worth it?

January 16th, 2015

I graduated college last year with decent grades in economics, and I have an entry level investment firm job. I’d like to advance my career with an MBA in Finance, but my parents aren’t convinced this is necessary, so I need good reasons why MBA Finance degrees make sense. Financial managers are those who are … READ MORE

Economics vs. Finance

January 5th, 2015

Economics and finance are two separate disciplines that are closely intertwined and can both influence each other. This article will help with understanding the difference and also assist those looking at choosing between pursuing a degree in economics or finance. Economics Economics itself is a social science that studies production, consumption, and the distribution of … READ MORE

How to Write a Great Accounting Resume

November 7th, 2013

In some ways accounting resumes are a lot like your standard job applicant resume, though as with any profession there are things that you want to make sure you emphasize. Here are a few steps to making sure you build an accounting resume that gives you the best chance of landing the job. 1. Understand … READ MORE

What’s the Right Accounting Certification for Me?

November 7th, 2013

For someone whoâ s decided to enter the accounting professions the sheer number of options from an educational perspective can be daunting. While the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation remains the most prevalent in the US there are a number of other designations that are growing in popularity. These specialist designations recognize that different types … READ MORE

Accounting Salaries – What’s the Going Rate?

November 7th, 2013

Knowing what to pay, or be paid, for different accounting positions can be pretty tricky. Accounting salaries can vary from city to city and from role to role. Combine that with the fact that there are all sorts of different types of accountants and figuring out what the typical salary is can be difficult. Accountants … READ MORE

401(k) FAQs – What to Do After Leaving a Job

June 18th, 2013

Leaving a job, whether voluntary or involuntary, often brings with it a number of headaches and obstacles that must be addressed. Dealing with retirement plans, health insurance, and other company benefits during this transition can be a nightmare. Most employees have questions about retirement plan accounts and what options are available for those accounts, and … READ MORE

What is the Best Investment?

June 14th, 2013

When considering how to put their valuable time and hard earned money to optimal use, many people express an interest in determining the best investment for their needs. As investors focus intently on which stocks, bonds or currencies to buy to suit their portfolio, they often forget to see the importance of investing in themselves … READ MORE