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Free Financial Modeling Guide

Complete guide to financial modeling This is designed to be the best free guide on financial modeling!  We break down the most important aspects of different types of financial models and provide tips and tricks with industry-leading best practices.  Learn to build a model yourself with this free financial modeling guide. CFI’s mission is to help...

Financial Modeling Best Practices

Financial Modeling Best Practices Key Structure of Model Building This article is to provide readers information on financial modeling best practices and an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to building a financial model in Excel. In modeling, it is crucial to apply a structured approach – a robust model contains three core building blocks: inputs,...

3 Statement Model

What is a 3 statement model? A 3 statement model links the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement into one dynamically connected model.  3 statement models are the foundation on which more advanced financial models are built such as discounted cash flow DCF models, mergers models, leveraged buyout LBO models, and various other...

DCF Model Training Free Guide

What is a DCF model? A DCF model is a specific type of financial model used to value a business.  DCF stands for Discounted Cash Flow, so a DCF model is simply a forecast of a company’s unlevered free cash flow discounted back to today’s value.  This DCF model training guide will teach you the...

Types of Financial Models

Top 10 types of financial models There are many different types of financial models.  In this guide, we will outline the top 10 most common models used in corporate finance by financial modeling professionals. Here is a list of the 10 most common types of financial models: Three Statement Model Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Model...

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