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Should You Become a Financial Advisor or an Investment broker?

Should You Become a Financial Advisor or an Investment broker? If you’re considering a career in financial services, you may ultimately choose between a financial advising firm or joining a broker-dealer. Too many newcomers assume that financial advisors and brokers perform the same duties,…

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Should Working as a Financial Advisor Be Your Second Career?

  The job market for financial advisors stands at a crossroads in 2018. Small independent firms and Big Four wirehouses alike face a difficult situation over the next decade. Mature, successful advisors are retiring in higher numbers, but young professionals, even recent college graduates,…

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How to Leverage the SIE Exam in Your Business

How to Leverage the SIE Exam in Your Business The SIE Exam is a new, introductory-level FINRA exam for prospective industry professionals. Its purpose is to assess a candidate’s basic knowledge of securities industry topics fundamental to working in the industry. The SIE Exam is…

Securities Industry Tools

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We Are Unveiling Our New Series 7 and 79 Top-Off Courses

  The Series 7 is a FINRA exam required for individuals who may sell a broad range of securities including corporate securities, municipal securities, municipal fund securities, options, direct participation programs, investment company products, and variable contracts. Come October 1st, Individuals we be required to pass…

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Inside the Minds of Your Clients

The best financial advisors know their role isn’t just about being an investment expert. It’s about holistically knowing your client: what their goals are, what’s important to them, what’s standing in their way and what biases affect their decision making. By knowing a little…

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What Does STC’s SIE Course Look Like?

What Does STC’s SIE Course Look Like? The SIE Exam is a new, introductory-level FINRA exam for prospective industry professionals. Its purpose is to assess a candidate’s basic knowledge of securities industry topics fundamental to working in the industry. The SIE Exam is a…

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Five Tips About Financial Advisor Websites

  There are more than 200,000 financial advisors in the U.S., but don’t let that deter you from joining the fast-growing industry. According to a 2017 report, “The Changing Face of Financial Advice” by Corporate Insight, financial advisor activity is at an all-time high.…

Securities Salary Guide

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How Much Does An Insurance Agent Make?

  Do you like helping people and knowing that you’ve given them peace of mind to protect what they love?  If so, a career as an insurance agent may be right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, insurance agents earn an annual…

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Insurance Industry Salary

  Ask a business school graduate what they plan on doing when they graduate, and many will mention investment banking, venture capital and consulting.  Those are the glamorous, exciting fields.  Mention insurance to them and you might get a look of bewilderment.  Why would…

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Financial Advisor Salary by Firm

  One of the things financial advisors have to consider when starting their career is their salary.  They want a position that covers all the bills with some left over for investments and savings, one that provides them with enough money so they can…

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