Climbing The Corporate Ladder

That Email That Led To ^ $60,000 In Compensation

Gen Y Finance Guy Career, Featured, Freedom Fighter, New Rules, The JOB 50 Comments

Ever since starting this blog I have been deeply introspective with regards to my career and my interests. Since graduating college with a degree in corporate finance, that’s where I have spent the majority of my career. Within that model, and being the good corporate monkey that I was taught to be, I have done everything to continue and progress my career in finance to the highest level possible. When you pursue the corporate finance career path, that highest level and ultimate destination is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role. In my current role, I report to the CFO. We have even had discussions about succession planning and how I fit into the plan as his successor when he eventually leaves …

I Miss My “Guaranteed” 15% Return (or Better) Every 6 Months

Gen Y Finance Guy Financial Markets, General Information, The JOB 28 Comments

Last week I was reading a post by fellow a blogger and unfortunately did not bookmark the post. And to make matters worse, I don’t remember which blog it was (first thank you to the blogger for the inspiration for this post, secondly this post is going live a few months since reading that post). However, the post was talking about how even people who work in Finance don’t make the best decisions when it comes to their finances. It reminded me of a story that I would like to share with you all here. Back Story I used to work for a public company a little over a year ago that offered an “employee stock purchase program” or ESPP for short. The program allowed …

Thursday Rant #2 – Office Lotto Pools

Gen Y Finance Guy Rants, The JOB 34 Comments

Let me first get my confession in before I get too deep into this rant. Yes, I admit that I have played the lottery once in my life when I turned 18 and was old enough to buy a lottery ticket. My purchase even included some scratchers. But in my defense, this is sort of a rite of passage. Doesn’t everyone go out on their 18th birthday to buy cigarettes, porn, and some lotto tickets??? OK, so maybe buying porn is a bit old school. Let’s be honest no one pays for porn anymore when they can get it online for free. Needless to say, I didn’t win millions the one and only time I played the lotto. Now onto …

Thursday Rant #1: The Office Time Keeper

Gen Y Finance Guy Rants, The JOB 24 Comments

Leaving the work force and going out on my own is an eventual goal. However, I don’t plan on doing that anytime soon as there are other goals on my list that actually involve staying in the work force (at least for a while or until something better comes along). Because of this, I have to put up with some of the annoyances that go on in a traditional day JOB. First let me point out that I am a salaried professional. In my mind this means that as long as I get my job done in a timely fashion, that it should not matter the hours I hold, or the location I choose to work. However, I work for a …