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Monthly Goal Check-in #5 – @ 6/1/2016

In Career, Goal Setting by Gen Y Finance Guy18 Comments

One… Two… Three… Four… Five…Holy crap! That’s right, we are approaching the half way point rather quickly. May was an absolutely nutty month at work, and the call of duty had me stepping up to the plate to put in many 90+ hour work weeks. We are in the middle of a HUGE deal at work and I have been helping lead …

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The Reality of The Overnight Success…It’s 10 Years in the Making!

In Career by Gen Y Finance Guy24 Comments

My guess is that many of you who read this blog suffer from the self-imposed belief that you always have to be “on” and “productive”. You’re a SERIAL ACHIEVER that has a hard time shutting it off and shutting it down. You always have to be learning. When you’re not learning you’re taking action and applying what you’ve learned. You’re almost always …

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Opportunity Looks A Lot Like Hard Work

In Career by Gen Y Finance Guy11 Comments

Do you have a busy season at work? If you do, do you realize how mission critical it is for the progression of your career and your financial success? For me the busy time of year is the 4th quarter. Especially in the new role. However, I also recognize that this is the time of year that it makes the …

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The Email That Lead To A $60,000 Increase In Compensation

In Career, Featured, Freedom Fighter, New Rules, The JOB by Gen Y Finance Guy48 Comments

Ever since starting this blog I have been doing some deep introspection with regards to my career and my interests. I have spent the majority of my career since graduating college in Corporate Finance. Being the good corporate monkey that I was taught to be, I have done everything to continue and progress my career in Finance. When you pursue …

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I Make 6 Figures But I Hate My Job

In Career, Featured by Gen Y Finance Guy35 Comments

Let me be the first to come out and say that I never thought I would say that I hated a job that brought home six figures. And let me tell you why: I grew up dirt poor and lived on welfare as a kid. I slept on the floor of my grandmother’s two bedroom apartment with my other 4 …