Career & Employment

When The Elites Go On Strike, We Should Pay Attention

If you’re like me, chances are you are not part of the elite. Like 75% of college students, you may have gone to public school. For various lengths of time, you may have been underemployed or unemployed. Further, you definitely didn’t come from a rich family with prominent connections. Despite not being one of the […]

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Being A Professor Is The Ideal Occupation For Riches And Status

There are very few occupations that provide the ideal combination of riches and status. Being a professor is one of them. Tenured professors are able to make six-figure incomes and earn valuable pensions. Getting a PhD or a post-doctorate is the pinnacle of academic achievement. Meanwhile, most people respect professors for their positive contributions to

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Suing Your Employer For Laying You Off Is Probably A Bad Move

Suing your employer as part of a mass layoff is probably not going to get you anywhere. Instead, you will likely end up wasting your time and money. In addition, you may also end up hurting your reputation and future employment prospects. Even after 10+ years of being unemployed, hearing about mass layoffs is still

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The Golden Parachute Severance Package: Oh How Sweet It Is!

As someone who wrote a book on how to negotiate a severance package, it always makes me happy to see public case studies. The latest case study is on the “golden parachutes” received by three ex-Twitter executives. A golden parachute consists of substantial benefits given to top executives if the company is taken over by

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Where Are All The Adult Athletes? Sports And Your Career

For over 20 years, I’ve been a tennis club member. Player levels range from beginner to ex-professionals. Everybody gets along and rallies around a sport they enjoy, no matter their level of wealth. But I just realized something odd. And the realization wouldn’t have come had I not become a father. After three years of

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Overcoming The Downer Of No Longer Making Maximum Money

Do you know what is really hard? Deciding to walk away from a whole lot of money in your prime. If you decide to retire early or take a lower-paying job out of joy, you must accept the death of your maximum money potential. Over the years, many readers looking to retire early or do

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Conduct A Regret Minimization Exercise To Help You Move Forward

One of the main reasons why I wrote my WSJ bestseller, Buy This, Not That was to help readers feel less regret by making wiser choices. Regret is one of the worst feelings, especially if it is a type of regret that could have been prevented through knowledge. The easiest way to stop saying, “If

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Quiet Quitting Is Wonderful For Financial Freedom Seekers And Parents

Quiet quitting is taking the younger generation by storm, especially those on TikTok. The idea behind “quiet quitting” is to do no more than what’s asked of you at work and then check out. Once you’re out of the office, there’s no more responding to work e-mails, slack, nada. A quiet quitter does not go

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Making Money As A Professional Writer Is Hard, Here’s How To Succeed

The reason why the terms “starving artist” or “starving writer” exist is because they are true. It is very difficult to make money in the arts. However, if you want to be a professional writer and not starve, let me provide you with some insights. For background, I’ve written over 2,500 articles on Financial Samurai

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