Category Archives for "Careers"

Aim High–And Get Your Foot in The Door

Aim High and Get Your Foot in the Door

I’ve written before about the value of institutions, how they impact your life and very sense of self, and why you should think hard about which institutions you associate with. Now. I want to make sure you are aiming high enough. No matter who you are, if you are going to work for someone else or […]

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Don’t Run From Institutions

Don't Run From Institutions

I have learned some hard lessons in life.  One is the value of institutions. For much of my adult life, I always had one foot out the door of whatever institution I was affiliated with.  In college, I enjoyed being there, but wished I was more challenged.  I also found the politics on campus infantile.  […]

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Reframe Your Perspective on Earnings

If you are a talented person with a brain in your head–and you wouldn’t be reading this blog if you weren’t–you shouldn’t be making enough to just get by.  If you are working full-time, you should be piling up the assets quickly.  You might think you lack the skills to make good money, but this […]

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Earning Comes First

Earning Comes First On Your Path To Financial Independence focuses on Earning, Saving, and Investing. However, earning comes first.  Why?  It’s simple.  You can’t save what you don’t earn.  And you can’t invest what you don’t save.  So earning comes first.  Eventually, with enough assets, how you invest can become as important (and then much more important) than your earnings.  But that is down […]

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Obsessively Interested

Early on in your career, it may be better to pile up assets and build a buffer.  I don’t urge “follow you passion” in a simplistic fashion.  In fact, in the modern, competitive world, I advocate a super pragmatic approach to your career and keeping a weather eye on the financial upside. However, at some […]

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