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David Walz
Arcadia Financial Strategies, Inc.
(708) 848-4444
1024 North Boulevard, Suite 201
Oak Park, IL
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MBA

Laurie Blazek
Blazek Financial Planning
(708) 366-4033
730 William Street
River Forest, IL
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Divorce Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, MBA

Jeffrey Kostis
JK Financial Planning, Inc.
(312) 869-2151
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CDFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MAcc

Joseph Harowski
Smart Choice Financial Planning, Inc.
(312) 893-5426
125 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 300,
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mary Claire Allvine
Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc.
(312) 346-3647
200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations, Alternative or Private Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Sophie Kaluziak
Vista Financial Planning
(708) 445-8747
101 North Marion Street, Suite 306
Oak Park, IL
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Andrew Feldman
AJ Feldman Financial LLC
(773) 276-6980
1615 N. Wolcott
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Advising Entrepreneurs, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Professional Athletes or Entertainers
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Leisa Aiken
Veo Financial Counsel, LLC
(312) 265-2220
10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Cheryl Krueger
Growing Fortunes Financial Partners, LLC
866.550.PLAN (7526)
200 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Matthew Murphy
Murphy Capital Advisors, LLC
(312) 474-6496
10 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Financial Analyst

How to become a Financial Analyst

At minimum, a bachelor's degree in some kind of business area is usually required. Many financial analysts also have advanced degrees in business or finance. Beyond university education, there are a variety of professional designations and licenses that various types of analysts can obtain, depending on how the analysts intend to apply their trade. For example, there are very detailed requirements to become an investment consultant, which is an area where financial analysis becomes important. Continuing education is required to maintain these licenses and designations, and due the market always changing and being a dynamic, large place, financial analysts are known to frequently attend seminars and trainings in their field.

What does a Financial Analyst do?

Financial analysts measure the performance and health of companies, which is research often used in the investment industry. In fact, they often work for investment houses and other companies that keep track of companies, risk, and success, like insurance companies, media companies, financial services companies and professional services firms. This data goes into helping investors make sound decisions. The data the analysts study are a number of significant financial numbers and figures, like company revenues, growth/shrink rates, expenses and costs, tax rates, future prospects, merger and acquisition activity, etc. All these in turn feed into an assessment of the company's overall value and the value of an investment in that company.

This information on the value of a company can be utilized in various ways. For example, financial analysis features heavily in the decisions of whether or not to acquire or liquidate companies themselves, if they are owned by another company or firm, which is another environment where financial analysis is important. It is also used by consultants who counsel people and companies on their investments.

Financial analysts tend to focus on a particular segment of the marketplace, not the whole marketplace. This can be done by focusing o a particular industry or geographic region.

The tools financial analysts use today are all software and internet based.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Financial Analyst?

An investigative curiosity is a good trait to have, as well as skill with math and quantitative analysis. A thorough knowledge and feel for business is also important, as are communication skills, as much of the day to day activity of analysis has to do with report and summary writing. People skills are important if the analyst intends to go into a consultative kind of role. Finally, comfort and skill with technology in general and new technology that is constantly developing is important.

How much do Financial Analysts make?

In 2007, the wage range for financial analysts was from $42,000 - $137,000+. The salary varies depending upon location, experience, and many ...

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