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Statistically, which occupation will earn $1 million first [closed]

I feel like most people have heard some version of the story where there are two people who take different career paths-- one leaves highschool to become a doctor, goes through 10 years of intense ...
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Can you require an employer to give you a minimal period contract? [closed]

If you decide to switch job, can you require an employer to guarantee that you will be able to work for them for 1 year at least without being able to get fired after a trial period? I am asking, ...
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How to save as much money as possible from my salary? [duplicate]

I have 10 months of work, which's my first work experience, and during this period I haven't saved anything in my bank account. I spend all of my salary on rent, which represents 32% of it and the ...
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Is an academic career financially feasible for me?

I'm a nontraditional student interested in pursuing an academic career in the humanities. However, I'm trying to decide whether this is a financially feasible path for me. By the time I'd complete my ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career in Europe? [duplicate]

I'm in my 20's and just starting my career as a data scientist. I live between the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. I have read the answers to this question but it seems to be very US-centered. ...
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Paying off debt and living within means vs. long term planning

My husband and I are divided as to the best way to handle our current financial situation. First, a little background. We are in our high 20’s, have been married for six years and have three kids. ...
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Qualifying as a realtor to save on commission [duplicate]

My wife and I are thinking about selling our home and are very upset about the prospect of losing 6%+ of our home value on commission. We live in Texas. We both have careers that are unrelated to ...
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Finishing university and not sure if I want to work in my field or to continue my dad's business [closed]

As context, I'm an electrical engineering student currently working on my bachelor thesis. Also, my dad owns a business that process flat glass by doing cuts, shapes, etc. with the majority of the ...
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What types of careers consistently make the most money entering with no background or social skills? [closed]

I am currently searching for an entry-level job with minimal social skills/client interaction required, and out of those jobs, trying to research what kind of position would pay the best as far as ...
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Buying house on a loan when you're just starting a career

I am 25 year old Indian in the beginning of my career i.e this is my second year after entering the workforce. I am working in Japan. My salary does not leave much extra after my personal ...
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High-risk investing is better for the young? Why?

I have heard statements such as the question's time. Basically, it's a financial motto: "If you're young, take on more risk." I don't really understand it. I figured risk-tasking is a personal/...
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Should a high-school student invest their (relative meager) savings?

I am a high school student, I don't really have much money, between one and two grand in my savings account. However, I have friends who are investing in both penny stocks and stocks. I do not really ...
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Resources to begin trading from home?

Apologies in advance if this type of inquiry is inappropriate for this StackExchange. But it is a personal question, and it is about finance, so... Anyway, here is the backstory so far - I will try ...
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Plan/education for someone desiring to achieve financial independence primarily through investing? [closed]

I just turned 20 and live in the U.S. I haven't started any career, and I haven't graduated with an associates like some of my friends. I'm at a crossroads and I don't quite know what to do. I want ...
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Is the MBA an overrated degree/qualification? [closed]

Several people have recommended that I not earn a Master in Business Administration (MBA) because it "is overrated". Why do people say this? Is it true? Can you please explain to me? If your ...
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Relocating for first real job out of college?

So a little bit of back story - I am about 6 months out of college, worked through most of it in fast food and retail, and have only been working in a job related to my field (computer science) for ...
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Investment for young expatriate professionals

I have read this thread Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career? and I was interested by many of its topics. I am myself a young professional and I am working in my ...
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In your 20s how much money should you have and how to properly use & manage it?

If you're in your younger days how much money should you be earning and be spending? Should you already invest for car, house or start your own business? What is the wisest decision should a person ...
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Appropriate asset allocation for an entrepeneur's portfolio?

I'm a recent college grad (computer science). I was lucky enough to get into some good investments in college and now have $450K in liquid assets. I've decided I'm definitely moving to San Francisco. ...
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Was offered higher salary "later", do I push for "sooner"?

At company X, I was offered a job at "The new office", A, which "We will be opening soon". The manager of the "new office" resigned, office A did not materialize. While a replacement for the manager ...
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What's the difference between Currencies and FX desks at investment banks?

I'm interested in working within FX in an investment bank, but I noticed that they listed Currencies and FX separately under Fixed Income, so I'm wondering if they actually refer to different things. ...
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What to do when a job offer is made but with a salary less than what was asked for?

I got a job offer this morning from a place I interviewed at yesterday for a front end developer position in nyc. I told them my salary expectation is 75k in the email to which they responded to set ...
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Is the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) enough to get started in the finance industry in Canada?

Would a CSC (Canadian Securities Course) certificate be enough to get started in the Canadian finance industry?
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Is the I.T. function in banking considered to be on the expense side, as opposed to revenue side?

I read that in a company, if you are on the revenue side of the balance sheet, you will earn more than if you are on the expense side. I realise that being in IT in Banking is the expense side as we ...
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I'm about to be offered equity by my employer. What should I expect?

I'm not expecting to potentially be screwed over in any way (this is being given to me alongside a raise and a promotion so it's more of a cherry on top.) I was told in passing that I'll be vested at ...
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What are the consequences of not respecting a notice period when leaving a job?

In Canada, is there a federal law of how much notice period an employer can demand? I thought the standard was 2 weeks, but then re-reading the fine print in the offer letter, I see it says : You ...
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Can I ask my employer if I can work as a contractor instead of an employee?

Can I ask my employer if I can work as a contractor instead of an employee?
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I'm still living like I did in college (occasional purchase on myself, but most of it goes into ...
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Working at same place 2 years & my colleagues got a salary increase but I didn't. Should I ask my boss why?

I have worked at a doctors practice for two years. Some of my collegues have made a year working in this practice, but they have increased their salary. I didn't get an increase when they did. What ...
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Good at investing - how to turn this into a job?

I'm 34 years old. Twelve years ago, I got a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and have been working as a computer programmer more-or-less continuously since then. I also have been investing in ...
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What are the risks & rewards of being a self-employed independent contractor / consultant vs. being a permanent employee?

What are the risks & rewards of being a self-employed independent contractor / consultant vs. being a permanent employee? Note: I am, in fact, a self-employed independent consultant, and I often ...
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How can I increase my hourly pay as a software developer?

I am a PHP developer with 3 yrs experience and got exposure in Joomla, CodeIgniter. What should be my hourly pay in U.S. and what should I do to increase it with a steady curve? Thanks.
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