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What Your Employer Doesn’t Want You To Know: Loyalty Doesn’t Pay

It didn’t always feel like it, but the last decade was an awesome time to be making money. The S&P 500 delivered a total return of 275% over the ten-year period – that’s about 10.7% on an annualized basis.  Large corporations have seized on opportunities to expand and grow their earnings – hiring ever more …

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Seven Popular Misconceptions About Investment Bankers

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I hope today’s post will be helpful to the following readers:  Students contemplating a career in finance and wondering whether investment banking is the right choice for them Graduates who are just starting their careers and are considering a lateral move into investment banking Anyone else who is curious about investment banking and prefers a …

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Run For The Hills From A Job With Unlimited Holiday

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A couple of months ago, I was asked to join a task group at work to help evaluate a variety of workplace initiatives.  For reasons I outline below, our bank was looking for ways to improve employee work-life balance.  I like helping people and the opportunity to introduce changes that would benefit the entire organization …

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UK Income Distribution – Where Do You Fit In?

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Only a minority of people are born into wealthy families.  The rest of us need to rely on jobs (at least at first) to generate income, cover our expenses and save money.  Once you have saved and invested enough money to reach financial independence, you will be able to kick back and work because you …

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The Curse Of A Highly Paid Professional

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What do investment bankers, consultant physicians, management consultants, technology professionals and corporate executives have in common? If you believe the popular perception, the people in this category enjoy fabulous lives.  They have high profile, rewarding and well remunerated jobs.  As a result, they build up wealth quickly and sail their yachts off into the sunset, …

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