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Financial advice for a very fortunate 18 year old with a 401k?

There isn't any matching, but my employer does contribute a flat amount. How much of my paycheck should I contribute to this 401k? How should I operate the 401k, and what kinds of investments should I make? How much should I save or invest seperately, in other accounts? Are there any other actions I should be taking, financial or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by 207797 on Oct 4, 2014 - 12 answers

CFA worth it for a role in Real Estate Investment?

CFA worth it for a role in Real Estate Investment? I was wondering if the CFA will be useful to me if I want to work in Real Estate Investment – starting probably with a Commercial Brokerage firm in their asset management department, which would involve buying and holding investment properties for their income as well as possible capital appreciation. Ultimately perhaps work for some kind of REIT. [more inside]
posted by web74 on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me get back into the workforce

How should I handle leaving a job due to illness (and a subsequent extended absence) when reapplying to jobs in finance and consulting? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Nov 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Must I file a W-11?

Am I REQUIRED to fill out the W-11 form that my employer has included in my new hire paperwork? Long story short, I (grossly) abbreviated the length of my recent unemployment in my job interview. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Nov 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Intro to Excel for Finance

Help me make a smooth transition into a new job in finance. I need to brush up on technical skills, most likely via excel. [more inside]
posted by Hurst on Aug 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Journalist ponders life outside this sinking industry

I want to be a corporate litigator. Or a government economist. Or a geophysicist. Or corporate finance guru. Or something. Please held this 32-year-old journalist explore possible second career options. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 12, 2010 - 30 answers

How do I ace this interview?

How do I ace this finance interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I go work for one company (1-2 month) while waiting for another company's offer?

Should I accept the offer from company "A", knowing full well that I would go work for company "B" in 1-2 month? I'm sure 99% that B's offer will come, but should I do this as a way of hedging my bets? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Looking for a career in corporate finance

Help me find a job in corporate finance. I have a master's degree in accounting and have been working at one of the Big Four for about a year. I went into accounting because I liked working with numbers. But in my current job, I don't work with numbers at all. I'm in a group that audits controls over IT and business processes. I hate it. It bores me to tears. [more inside]
posted by Dec One on May 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Easiest & Best Credentials to obtain for Finance Career

Given the following choices, which would you say is the one that takes the least effort & time to complete, but still has a significant benefit to someone looking for a job? I suppose that any of these would satisfy my curiosity, but I'm looking to satisfy the above requirements I've listed too. 1) CPA 2) CFA 3) MBA 4) JD 5) MA (assume a 36 credit program) 6) Certificate in "X" - examples Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Certificate in Financial Analysis Certificate in Accounting [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 6, 2007 - 11 answers

What do you hate about finance?

What are the peeves/dislikes/hates/sources of job dissatisfaction for people in finance related careers? Specifically, careers related to financial risk management, hedge funds, financial engineering/quantitative analysis, etc. [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Nov 1, 2006 - 11 answers

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