Career & Employment

Trust Fund Jobs For Status, Purpose, Relevance, And Meaning

If you or your spouse are rich, consider creating a trust fund job or taking a trust fund job. This way, you’ll gain more status, stay relevant, and deflect suspicions that you may be an unproductive member of society. The older I’ve gotten, the more I realize there are plenty of people with trust fund […]

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The Worst State To Live And Work In America Is Texas? Giddyup!

CNBC got folks fired up when it came out with its top 10 worst states to live and work in. Texas, a state with a population of almost 30 million, came in as the worst state. I’ve been to Austin and Houston a dozen times for work. They are fine cities with some mighty fine

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When To File For Unemployment Benefits If You Receive WARN Act Pay

If you’ve been laid off from an employer with 100 or more full-time employees, you are eligible for Federal WARN Act pay. An employer must provide written notice to employees 60-days prior to a plant closing or a mass layoff. In other words, the Federal WARN Act pay is equal to 60 days of pay,

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My Regret Of Not Taking The Money Due To Company Loyalty

For those who follow golf, there was a blockbuster announcement that the PGA Tour would merge with the LIV Golf League. Nobody expected the PGA Tour to merge with LIV because the PGA Tour had been adamant in its disdain for the Saudi Arabia-backed league. The LIV Golf League offered obscene amounts of money to

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The Upside Once The Fed Destroys The Middle Class

Bear markets and bank runs aren’t good for most people. But let’s try to look at the upside if the Fed destroys the middle class, shall we? Thinking in extremes provides clarity to help make better decisions. To set the stage, we know at least these three things: The last time the Fed Funds rate

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Artificial Intelligence: How To Protect Yourself And Benefit Financially

I’m a late adopter, which is why I haven’t thought too much about artificial intelligence (AI). I’d rather have early adopters figure out all the kinks first so I can better spend my time using the technology. However, at a kid’s birthday party one Saturday, a dad, who works in finance, came up to me

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A Visit To Pity City Shows Your Boss Probably Doesn’t Care About You

Have you ever visited Pity City? You know, the place where you feel sorry for yourself and all your problems? I think we’ve all been there before. At Financial Samurai, we accept our situation and take action to make things better. Complaining why life isn’t fair is not the Financial Samurai way! We are all

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Median Income Earned By Ivy League Graduates: Unimpressive At First

One reason why you might want to attend an Ivy League college or similar college is to earn a higher income. As a parent, you hope your child attending an elite university will make them upwardly mobile. A better life is what every parent wants for their kids. However, the median income earned by Ivy

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Why Nobel Prize Winners Were So Wrong About The Ideal Income For Happiness

In 2010, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton from Princeton University argued that $75,000 was the ideal income where happiness increased no further. As someone who made as little as $4/hour at McDonald’s to multiple six figures a year working in investment banking, it was clear to me happiness continued way beyond the

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