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CFA vs CFP: What does more for your Career?

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) are two of the most rigorous designations in finance.  Both provide gateways to careers in financial advising, but the steps to achieving them—and the professional paths they prepare you for—are very different. In the most general terms, Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) usually work at large financial […]

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How to Lower your Comcast Bill

Comcast cable used to have a monopoly where I lived.  Those days have passed and new competition for both cable and internet have entered the market.  That’s great news for consumers that are willing to take 5 minutes to negotiate their cable bill.  With new competition in the market, Comcast is very willing to directly […]

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Best Financial Calculator for the CFA Exam

The CFA Institute currently allows exam-takers to use only two calculators: the Texas Instruments’ BA II Plus or the Hewlett-Packard 12C. There are several versions of each of these calculators on the market which vary in cost, speed and operating system. In a test where a few extra minutes can make a big impact on your […]

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How to Budget Your Money Better than Me

I graduated college in 2002.  I managed to miss the signing bonuses and multiple job offers my friends juggled if they were lucky enough to graduate during 2000 or 2001.  The Enron scandal materialized and Alan Greenspan’s successive quarter point interest rate increases finally managed to pop the dot.com bubble and the job market just […]

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