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Your Job Probably Has Nothing to Do with your College Major

December 22, 2013

I’m often amazed when I hear what a friend or colleague’s undergraduate degree is and how it has absolutely nothing to do with their college major.  What I do doesn’t really have much to do with my undergrad either.  If I just run through my various friends and family members and contrast their major with […]

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My Strange Experience Buying “Suits” at JosABank

August 5, 2013

So, I got a new job yay! (Here’s the Interview Question That Threw Me for a Loop).  I will need to take my attire more seriously since I’ll be dealing with company executives both within and external to my firm now rather than running all my meetings over the phone.  Recognizing that I’ve been wearing […]

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The Interview Question That Threw Me For a Loop (and I Got the Job Anyway)

July 17, 2013

I interviewed recently for a new position. I’d been in the same spot for a few years now and was looking for a new challenge (and a promotion never hurts either!).  A good opportunity came along in our outsourcing group so I threw my name in the hat.  After making it past the hiring manager […]

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Should Kids Be Encouraged to Pursue Engineering Degrees?

July 2, 2013

I just read a great post from Joe at Retire by 40 about a letter he got. He’s an engineer (recently retired) and often shares his personal experiences and insights on being an engineer. So, check out his post here first for his thoughts and comments. But this was timely because we have kids and […]

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6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Your Tips as a Server

June 10, 2013

I have to admit, while I’ve had a lot of jobs, I’ve never been a server.  I don’t have the best personality for it (or tolerance).  However, I was fascinated by some actual heavily researched facts and statistics on tipping in America.  I’ve seen a study here and there but most recently, I listened to […]

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Extreme Early Retirement – Mainly a Myth Except for Hippies and Drifters

March 31, 2013

I was reading the other day about extreme early retirement (CNBC) where they profiled a few people who were retiring much younger than what you might consider even “early” retirement at 55 or so. In one case, it’s a 40 year-old retirement target – so sure, that counts as pretty extreme early retirement.  But I’m […]

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