Q&A with FirstStep.me

Q&A with FirstStep.me
 
Q: Hi There, I am currently completing a diploma in Financial Management and want to know about furthering my studies in pursuing a financial or an accounting degree. Along with financial options of paying for my studies.  
 
A: First up – great stuff on pursuing your studies and awesome that you are tackling the Financial sector.  
 
Yes, jobs are at an all time low on a global level. The key is to be smart,  be able to research ideas/options and also having the ability of creating opportunities for yourself.

The Environmental and Conservation Industry

The Environmental and Conservation Industry

Africa, as a continent, is large, and densely populated, in various places, but at the same time, wild and untouched, in many others. A  continent,  rich in natural resources, home to incredible  inhabitants, and sadly, the land of many endangered species. Be it aquatic or land based, cold or warm blooded, eight legged or botanic, all living organisms, even microscopic ones, need to be cared for.

The Stats:

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) provides a full breakdown of the world’s most endangered species. It’s a sad read, but a much needed shock to the system.

Part 2: Obvious but thoughtful questions to ask a trader

Big Kastenmann
 
Big Kastenmann
 
Being a trader is like being a businessman and an athlete, this is the statue that sums it up perfectly. Erwin Wurm "Big Kastenmann" @ the Standard Hotel, NYC
 
1. How steady is an income for a Trader?
 
Income for a full time trader is almost all based on trading success or losses. Unfortunately, income is not stable and is based on profits made as a trader, which is fairly unpredictable and unstable, for good and for bad! Although when managing other peoples money, traders may be paid a management fee and a performance fee, based on how much they make for their investors.
 
2. What are the working hours a trader has during a regular week?
 
This depends on what markets a trader is trading in, it could be day, it could be night. 24 hours a day markets are open somewhere on the planet to trade something. So a trader could work as much or as little as they like.

Getting properly educated is a costly process. As a matter of fact being a student isn’t as financially stable as one would like it to be! Student financial options range from student loans, self or private funding, scholarships etc. However we at FirstStep.me recently found a very interesting crowd-sourcing (crowd-funding in this case) -themed concept that could help finance your studies!

Financing an education is never easy- textbooks, living expenses, travel…it all adds up and the ongoing debate of student debt after graduation is a never ending one. We rolled out 6 routes to finance an education- pretty simple but we hope there are more solutions on the way to help improve the global education system!
 
6 options to finance your studies

6 options to finance your studies