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Making The Cut: 5 Tips for Landing a PAID Internship

While the economic numbers out there say that unemployment is extremely low and company earnings are growing steadily, it is still really hard to land an internship at a large company…and we know why. Check out this week’s article to get the inside scoop and our top 5 tips for landing a paid internship at a big company.

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Failing to Transition

With the clock counting down and the runway getting shorter you would expect that we would be taking a giant step back at work right? Well, the truth is, we are actually working harder…a lot harder. 

In this week’s article we explore some of the unexpected challenges we are facing now that we are getting closer to our FI/RE date and we make an attempt to understand the reason why we are finding it so hard to switch gears.

Could we actually be failing to transition to FI/RE? 

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Freeze That Spending

Did you know that most Americans barely save 5% and wish they could save just 10-15% of their earnings?  Accomplishing the latter goal only puts them on track for a traditional retirement, which means, working 40ish years of their life. So what can you do to achieve your financial independence and early retirement goals?

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Knowledge is Power

In the United States it’s very taboo to talk about wealth and income with friends, family and coworkers.  In my opinion, this core belief is not to the benefit of the average person or family.  This belief system does however benefit one entity extremely well; your employer.

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Career: The Tribal Council

Curious what financial advice we would give ourselves if we could travel back in time? And what is the Tribal Council anyway? Check out this letter to FI Guy’s past self. I mean, you never know when mankind may somehow invent time travel.

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Career Advice: Learn to Pivot

Has there ever been a time where it took you longer to realize there were more opportunities than you were allowing yourself to see? The market changes. Don’t let past choices dictate how you fit into that new market.  Learn to pivot.

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