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RIA exemptions and exclusions (Series 63, 65, 66)

RIA exemptions and exclusions (Series 63, 65, 66)

December 6, 2022

RIAs (registered investment advisers) have a lot of rules, but there's also a lot of exceptions to those rules. These rules and exceptions are heavily tested in the NASAA Series 63, 65, and 66 exams. In this episode, Ken Finnen, a longtime veteran of the finance industry and FINRA tutor for decades, walks you through everything you need to know for these exams: what constitutes an RIA, what the rules are that investment advisers need to follow, and what are the key exemptions and exclusions to those rules that you'll need to know on these exams.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

Deep dive on US government debt and suitability (FINRA SIE, Series 7)

Deep dive on US government debt and suitability (FINRA SIE, Series 7)

November 22, 2022

The functionality and suitability of US government debt, specifically Treasury bills, Treasury notes, bonds, TIPs, and STRIPs, are all tested heavily on the FINRA SIE and Series 7. Ken Finnen is a longtime veteran of the finance industry and has been a FINRA tutor for decades. Ken breaks down all of these instruments, how to spot when suitability questions are asking for you to recommend them, and how rising interest rates affects them.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

How to build a study plan for FINRA exams

How to build a study plan for FINRA exams

January 27, 2021

Getting ready to pass a high stakes exam? Perhaps your job even depends on it? Have no fear - Brandon Rith shares advice that helped thousands of students prepare for and pass FINRA exams during his time as a Lead Instructor at Fidelity Investments.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

What to expect on the new Series 7 Top-Off Exam

What to expect on the new Series 7 Top-Off Exam

September 23, 2020

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 is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

What is a bond? (FINRA SIE)

What is a bond? (FINRA SIE)

October 9, 2019

Unsexy but mighty, bonds represented $39T in net value WW in 2015, while stocks were worth approximately $26T. Basic Wisdom's Brandon Rith walks you through how they're handled in the wealth management profession.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

Deep dive into finance roles: buy side vs. sell side

Deep dive into finance roles: buy side vs. sell side

August 12, 2019

Want to work in finance but don't know where to start?

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 shares his knowledge of Investment Banking (IB), Private Equity (PE), asset management firms, and hedge funds.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

What’s on the SIE Exam

What’s on the SIE Exam

June 16, 2019

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 is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

The hiring process of top financial firms

The hiring process of top financial firms

April 14, 2019

Interested in working at a top financial firm like Goldman Sachs or Fidelity Investments?

We cover job search best practices before digging into the hiring process of Fortune 500 financial firms. Brandon Rith, formerly 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 an offer.

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

What’s the FINRA SIE?

What’s the FINRA SIE?

March 20, 2019

Today, we are going to focus on helping you launch your career in finance, covering interview tips, hiring trends, and 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?

Achievable is a modern test prep platform for the FINRA SIE, Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and 66. Try our courses for free at https://achievable.me 

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