Category Archives: Personal Finance

A Financial Snapshot of the Average American

Averages are a funny thing. I remember a teacher’s example: A guy had his head in the oven and his feet in the refrigerator. When asked how he felt, he said, “On average, pretty good.” Averages can be an odd … Continue reading

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This Market Rally Hates You and Everything You Stand For

Yes you, The guy complaining about low volumes. Yes you, The girl armed with her list of overbought stocks. Yes you, The dude with a mean reversion strategy that never fails Yes you, The chick who points out Amazon’s PE Ratio on and … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Can Help You In Your Stealth Job Search

Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Not making the money you deserve? Just need a change? But afraid your boss will find out if you start looking for a new job? LinkedIn to the rescue! Obviously, you don’t want to … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Wall Streeters Are STILL Getting Axed

Goldman Sachs’ annual layoffs will reportedly be worse than usual, JP Morgan announced that it’s cutting 4,000 jobs, and already Morgan Stanley has let go 1,600 employees. Barclays, Deutsche Bank, UBS … people are still leaving Wall Street jobs in … Continue reading

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9 Super Technical Wall Street Interview Questions

Wall Street interviews are notoriously difficult, and the tricky questions we included make them even harder. Being properly prepared to answer difficult technical questions is especially vital for anyone trying to get a job on Wall Street. That goes for … Continue reading

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13 Wall Street Interview Questions That Make People Stutter

It’s that time again — Wall Street interview time. Since the Street is in such pain, acing these questions is more important than ever. That’s why we’ve gone through our files to find questions that stick in people’s heads. These … Continue reading

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The Only ‘How To Invest’ Book Worth Reading

Murray’s Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth[1] deserves to be the exception to my rule of never reviewing “How to Invest” books. Stylistically, Murray’s prose is the Yin to Nassim Taleb’s Yang.[2]  Murray is gentle, meditative, and modest in affect, part financial advisor and … Continue reading

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11 Tips to Be a Better Saver

Start early, set goals and follow these other steps to build up your cash reserves. You don’t have to strike it rich on Wall Street, win the lottery or even earn a six-figure salary to build a comfortable savings cushion. … Continue reading

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Some Tax Breaks Are Cuter Than Others

Daddy loves his little tax break, yes he does!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Bill’s Treasury Note

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