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Relocating for first real job out of college?

So a little bit of back story - I am about 6 months out of college, worked through most of it in fast food and retail, and have only been working in a job related to my field (computer science) for ...
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Investment for young expatriate professionals

I have read this thread Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career? and I was interested by many of its topics. I am myself a young professional and I am working in my ...
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In your 20s how much money should you have and how to properly use & manage it?

If you're in your younger days how much money should you be earning and be spending? Should you already invest for car, house or start your own business? What is the wisest decision should a person ...
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Appropriate asset allocation for an entrepeneur's portfolio?

I'm a recent college grad (computer science). I was lucky enough to get into some good investments in college and now have $450K in liquid assets. I've decided I'm definitely moving to San Francisco. ...
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Just starting my career - Wondering about how I can “Make my money work for me”

I have just recently been offered a job in my career of choice, and now that I will have a solid job - I would really like to begin investing. My main goal from an investment would be to retire as ...
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Was offered higher salary “later”, do I push for “sooner”?

At company X, I was offered a job at "The new office", A, which "We will be opening soon". The manager of the "new office" resigned, office A did not materialize. While a replacement for the manager ...
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What's the difference between Currencies and FX desks at investment banks?

I'm interested in working within FX in an investment bank, but I noticed that they listed Currencies and FX separately under Fixed Income, so I'm wondering if they actually refer to different things. ...
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What to do when a job offer is made but with a salary less than what was asked for?

I got a job offer this morning from a place I interviewed at yesterday for a front end developer position in nyc. I told them my salary expectation is 75k in the email to which they responded to set ...
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Is the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) enough to get started in the finance industry in Canada?

Would a CSC (Canadian Securities Course) certificate be enough to get started in the Canadian finance industry?
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Is the I.T. function in banking considered to be on the expense side, as opposed to revenue side?

I read that in a company, if you are on the revenue side of the balance sheet, you will earn more than if you are on the expense side. I realise that being in IT in Banking is the expense side as we ...
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I'm about to be offered equity by my employer. What should I expect?

I'm not expecting to potentially be screwed over in any way (this is being given to me alongside a raise and a promotion so it's more of a cherry on top.) I was told in passing that I'll be vested at ...
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What are the consequences of not respecting a notice period when leaving a job?

In Canada, is there a federal law of how much notice period an employer can demand? I thought the standard was 2 weeks, but then re-reading the fine print in the offer letter, I see it says : You ...
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Can I ask my employer if I can work as a contractor instead of an employee?

Can I ask my employer if I can work as a contractor instead of an employee?
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I'm still living like I did in college (occasional purchase on myself, but most of it goes into ...
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Working at same place 2 years & my colleagues got a salary increase but I didn't. Should I ask my boss why?

I have worked at a doctors practice for two years. Some of my collegues have made a year working in this practice, but they have increased their salary. I didn't get an increase when they did. What ...
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Good at investing - how to turn this into a job?

I'm 34 years old. Twelve years ago, I got a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and have been working as a computer programmer more-or-less continuously since then. I also have been investing in ...
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What are the risks & rewards of being a self-employed independent contractor / consultant vs. being a permanent employee?

What are the risks & rewards of being a self-employed independent contractor / consultant vs. being a permanent employee? Note: I am, in fact, a self-employed independent consultant, and I often ...
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How can I increase my hourly pay as a software developer?

I am a PHP developer with 3 yrs experience and got exposure in Joomla, CodeIgniter. What should be my hourly pay in U.S. and what should I do to increase it with a steady curve? Thanks.