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Is Freelancing a Viable Career Option?

With good, high paying jobs hard to come by these days, it makes a lot of sense for a talented young person to take up freelancing as a career option. Indeed, according to the Freelancers Union there were 55 million freelancers in the U.S. in 2016, or 35 percent of the U.S. population. Why take...

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Procrastination: Biggest Obstacle to Your Learning

Okay, so you’re preparing for a job interview at a private bank coming Monday, which is why you’ve signed up for The Financial Analyst Skills Training (FAST) online course from SKILLFIN LEARNING. You’ve already mastered the first couple of chapters. You are a natural! At this pace you should be...

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Skills vs. Degrees/Certification: What Matters In Today's Era?

Skill or Degrees: What’s more important? There’s a lot of talk about skills vs. degrees or skills vs. certifications. Frankly, that’s a bit of a false choice. You need a graduate degree at least to be considered for any role in the banking, consulting, financial services or the insurance...

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Finance For Non-Finance Professionals - What Should You Know?

Why Non-Finance Professionals Should Know Finance? Let’s say you’re an IT professional or a mechanical engineer. Do you really need to pick up finance skills? Yes, you do. Just because you’re a non-finance professional is no excuse for you not to learn finance.Every day, non-finance...

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Financial Analyst Career Prospects – What to Expect?

Noticed those smartly dressed men and women on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business? They are financial analysts, and among the best paid professionals in the industry. So you want to become a financial analyst too? Great! Here’s what you can expect. What Does a Financial Analyst Do? As a financial...

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Value Investing - Is it still alive?

Is Value Investing Still Important? At a time when the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and the NASDAQ are hitting new highs almost every day, it’s so easy to say that traditional value investing does not matter. Indeed, Goldman Sachs, the world’s biggest investment bank, actually said that “value...

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Continuous Learning: Why Is It Important for Millennials?

Why Millennials Require Continuous Learning? Millennials are the best educated generation ever. Most young people these days have a college degree; many have a Masters in their chosen field, some have an MBA and a few even have PhDs. An average Millennial by the time he or she is 32, will have...

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Microsoft Excel as a tool for Data Analytics

The range of technologies that a good data analyst must be familiar with is huge. It spans myriad tools, platforms, hardware and software. There are both basic and advanced data analysis and visualization tools. See below for a list of such tools. The basic tools included knowledge of...

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Why Should Entrepreneurs Learn Business Finance?

Financial literacy is absolutely essential for entrepreneurs and business founders. Most entrepreneurs are aware of this, but as a survey by Intuit Canada shows, there is a big gap between what entrepreneurs should know about finance and what they really know. At SKILLFIN LEARNING, we work...

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MBA: Losing relevance?

On a cold January morning, the CAT (Common Admission Test) results were declared and there were celebrations in some households, while some others were feeling dejected. Most, who scored between 90 to 98 percentile were unsure whether they should be happy or not and whether they would get...

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