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LearnEarnRetire is THE Information Resource for students and early employees transitioning from Campus to Career to Financial Independence.   Whether you are headed into your career from high school or college, or you have recently joined the workforce, there are sets of key skills that you need to develop in order to gain great advantage, and, sadly they are most often NOT taught on campus.

  • Sorting out what you want out of your career/life
  • Building your personal brand
  • Building your personal network (this is a game-changer)
  • Job search (an essential skill in the new economy)
  • Strategic job selection (selecting from multiple offers)
  • New role preparation
  • Early career management

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Your #1 Objective

Millions of you are on campus for the fall.  Some of you are newly minted freshman and many others are making your return from summer break.  Interests, area of study, and academic environments vary. BUT, you all share the same #1 objective. Read More...

The Brand You Want to Convey vs. The Brand You Portray

Everyday, through actions, deeds and accomplishments you are building your personal brand.  Negative or positive, good or bad, building your brand you are. Read More...

What Do You Want?

When you are a senior in college you have invested 16 years of your life on education, not even counting pre-school and Kindergarten.  It is reasonable to ask, why?  What do you want?  Not from only from college, but from your life. Read More...

Financial Independence? The Earn to Burn Ratio

The quest for Financial Independence (aka Financial Freedom) too often provokes more questions than answers.  Ratios and advice are often complicated and lacking. Read More...

Job Search is a Critical Skill

The Department of Labor estimates that between the ages of 18 and 42 the average person will have 10.8 jobs. Another study broke it down with more detail. On average one will have ~5 jobs from 18-24 Read More...

Interview Preparation - An Essential Lesson

A friend of mine whom I greatly respect was interviewing a recent college grad for his hot newly public company.  The company offers high growth, great culture, equity and Read More...

The Path to Freedom

We have found that generally people want:

  • To do that they love
  • Be great at it
  • Secure a lifestyle that makes us feel happy, successful, fullfilled and proud
  • Not feel threatened professionally or financially
  • Be optimisic about the future
  • One day, have enough income, without working, so that you can have enought descritionalry time and money to follow your hearts desire... it's called freedom and we all want it.

Yet we don't train for this holitically on most academic campuses, but we do here

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First Jobs Can Be Precedent Setting

Your first job is very important as you depart from campus. If you have done a great search, you not only have a job, but it is the first step in a career that you are very excited about. Read More...

Introduction To Informational Interviews

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Working A Career Fair

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Social Security, Will You Ever Get a Dime?

Young people universally know that they will pay into the Social Security upon employment, yet they have little optimism that there will be anything left for them when they hit their Golden Years. Read More...

Building a Great Network

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What Is an Emergency Fund

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Rejecting a Job Offer

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Why You Go to College

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