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What FINRA Test Should You Take?

  Want to work in the securities and investment industry? Or do you want to enhance your current career? Before you jump into taking a licensing test, you should learn what’s available. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the self-regulating body of the…

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10 Steps to Becoming an Investment Broker

So, you’re thinking about a career as an investment broker. After all, the field has lots of perks: strong earning potential, rewards for the entrepreneurial spirit, and most brokers are highly respected in their communities. However, entry requires mastering these 10 steps to becoming…

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What Should You Do If You Fail the Series 7 Exam?

Few tests or certifications have the pressure attached to them that the Series 7 (also known as the Series 7 Top Off Exam) does. This is part of the reason why so many participants fail the test. Fail, and you could not only forfeit…

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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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The Tech You Need to Get Started as a Financial Planner

Technology is a must-have for a financial planner. Clients expect it. Plus, it will make your job easier and let your staff concentrate on more important issues. Need more convincing? According to a Fidelity Investments survey, 53 percent of Gen X/Y millionaires say they…

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How SIE Can Help Launch Your Financial Services Career

How the SIE Can Help Launch Your Financial Services Career The SIE Exam characteristics: Length: 75 questions + 10 experimental questions Candidates will need to be at least 18 years old The top-off exams characteristics: Series 7: 125 questions + 10 experimental questions Series…

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