Learn how to start a career in finance. We provide FINRA SIE and Finance Career Tips with industry veterans and instructors.
Achievable Podcast #4 - What to expect on the new Series 7 Top-Off Exam
Brandon Rith is the content creator for Achievable’s Series 7 program, and he discusses what to expect when you take the Series 7 exam. General dynamics of FINRA exams, the exam structure, and the most tested topics are covered in this podcast.
Achievable Podcast #5 - What is a bond?
Bonds are a bigger part of finance than stocks, even though they get a lot less attention. Unsexy but mighty, bonds represented $39 Trillion in net value worldwide in 2015, while stocks were worth approximately $26 Trillion. A bond is a Security, like a stock, and is a type of investment. Basic Wisdom's Brandon Rith walks you through the basics of bonds and how they're handled in the wealth management profession.
Achievable Podcast #4 - Deep dive into finance roles: buy side vs. sell side
Want to work in finance but don't know where to start? We're here to help. In this podcast, we walk you through the two main 'sides' of finance, the buy side and the sell side, as well as which roles fall into each category and what kind of work they entail. Brandon Rith, formerly a Licensing Instructor at Fidelity for over a decade, shares his knowledge of Investment Banking (IB), Private Equity (PE), asset management firms, and hedge funds.
Achievable Podcast #3 - What's on the SIE Exam
Get a full walk-through of the FINRA SIE Exam on this podcast with Brandon Rith, founder of FINRA tutoring firm Basic Wisdom and Achievable's FINRA Expert.
Summarized breakdown of FINRA SIE practice exam
Achievable Podcast #2 - The Hiring Process of Top Financial Firms
Are you interested in working at a top financial firm like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, or Fidelity Investments? In this podcast, we go through job search best practices before digging into the hiring process of Fortune 500 financial firms. Brandon Rith, formerly a Licensing Instructor at Fidelity for over a decade, gives you an inside look at what these firms are looking for and how to maximize your chances for a job offer.
Achievable Podcast #1 - What's the FINRA SIE?
Welcome to our first episode of the Achievable Podcast! In this podcast, we're going to focus on helping you launch your career in finance, covering things like interview tips, hiring trends, and the FINRA exams, notably the FINRA SIE Exam.
I am joined by Brandon Rith, Founder of Basic Wisdom and Achievable's FINRA Expert. In this episode, we go over the basics: what is the FINRA SIE Exam, how hard is the SIE, and what jobs can the SIE help you get?