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Overcoming the Double-Edged Sword of Career Specialization
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When I first left college and entered the professional world, I was very lucky to have a marketable skill set that several employers were interested in. I interviewed for several positions and wound up accepting one that I felt really matched my skills well and provided a lot of room for growth. It was a […]

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How Block Scheduling Has Solved Some of My Greatest Career (and Life) Challenges to Date
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For many years, I was a huge fan of the to-do list as the primary tool to keep on top of the myriad of things I had to take care of in my life. To-do lists were the backbone upon which I built The Simple Dollar. In the last year or so, however, to-do lists […]

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Straight Talk on 10 Common Personal Finance and Career Issues
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In a typical week, I hear from 20 to 30 readers by email or social media. Typically, the 12 most interesting questions make it into the reader mailbag. What about the other 10 or so questions? The honest truth is that most of those other questions boil down to the same handful of questions, over and over, with minor […]

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Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them
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I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Adams’ book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. At one point in the book, Adams refers to a set of skills that will serve a person well in succeeding in virtually any career path that they might choose: Public speaking Psychology Business writing […]

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Life Isn’t Permanent: How to Handle (and Utilize) Impermanence in Your Money, Life, and Career
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“‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.” – The Buddha As anyone who has read this site for very long can probably guess, one of my passions is learning about new philosophies and religions and intellectual traditions in order to see what the wisdom of […]

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The Compound Interest of Building a Great Career
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Anyone who spends much time paying attention to their finances eventually begins to appreciate the raw power of compound interest. It’s simple, really. Let’s say you put $20 in a bank account that earns 5% interest a year. At the end of that year, you have $21, right? Well, if you leave that money alone, […]

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Handling Impostor Syndrome in Your Finances and Career
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Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” That’s the first sentence of a Wikipedia entry on the subject of impostor syndrome, which […]

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The incredible life and career of Warren Buffett, the billionaire every investor looks to for inspiration – Business Insider
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Business Insider The incredible life and career of Warren Buffett, the billionaire every investor looks to for inspirationBusiness InsiderThe event draws huge interest in the financial world and is sometimes called "Woodstock for Capitalists" or "Buffettpalooza." Business Insider will cover it, and you can check back on Saturday for a blow-by-blow of the day. Buffett […]

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Questions About Inheritance, Old Money Books, Fidgeting, Pickles, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Inheritance question 2. Converting attic into extra bedroom 3. Tempted by individual stock investment 4. Staying motivated at work 5. Fidget “spinners” or […]

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12 Non-Financial Books That Will Help You Cultivate a Mindset of Financial Independence
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Over the years, I’ve written about many personal finance books that have been incredibly valuable to me and to many others in terms of helping them figure out their finances and build a path to a strong retirement or even to financial independence / early retirement. Perhaps the most in-depth list was this one, where […]

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The 3 success traps that hold back ambitious people
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Funny how our definition of success can change. What was your definition when you were 20? What about today? When I was 18, my dream was being able to afford an appetizer at a restaurant. When I was 25, I LOVED being able to take my friends out for drinks and buy an entire round without […]

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