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Paychecks & Balances | Personal Finance & Career Advice for Millennials

Looking for a down-to-earth approach to personal finance and career advice? This funformative podcast will help you get it together financially and professionally without boring you to sleep. Join Rich & Marcus for upbeat discussions on work and money with a millennial spin. New episodes out every Tuesday. Got personal finance or career advice questions/topics you'd like us to cover? Email us at info@paychecksandbalances.com!
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Apr 26, 2016

We got some great feedback and some great questions this week! Check them out below. Have a question of your own? You ask the questions. We find the answers. Email us: info@paychecksandbalances.com

  1. My boss is attempting to engage in a clear case of employment discrimination by hiring an unqualified man over multiple women that are significantly more qualified. A team of us conducted the interviews and everyone, except my boss, ranked the man last.  He has been very vocal about his motive: Our team is overwhelmingly female and he wants to hire a man. I am not OK w/ this. I plan to leave this job soon, but I still don't want to burn any bridges. I have spoken to him about this privately, letting him know that it is both morally/ethically wrong as well as illegal.  But it seems that he is still going to go through with it. What would Rich & WIM do? What should I do if I decide that this is something that I cannot sit idly by and let happen?
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Apr 19, 2016

A listener comments, "I wish they'd mentioned earning more $$$!" Ask and ye shall receive! We've got good news and bad news. You can definitely make more money, but it'll take a little patience and a lot of sacrifice. For the average person, it'll also take a lot of years but more on that later. If you want to be a millionaire, this is the episode for you. We tell you exactly how much money you need to invest each month at age 20, 25, 30, and 35 to have a million dollars by the time you retire. Aint got time for that? You want the expedited road to riches? Don't worry, we've got you cover, too. On this episode we discuss some ways to make more money right now and we cover some quick and easy ways to lose money (avoid these debt traps). Want to know how close you are to the 1% right now? Use this calculator. Want to know which jobs will help you make over six figures? We've got you covered @PayBalances. So, now that you know how to make a million dollars and which jobs you should focus on to get there, then why is it so hard to make $100,000 in the first place? Here's your answer. Luckily, if you've got youth on your side, there are even a few immediate lifestyle changes you can make in your 20s and 30s to improve your odds of making more income but be careful not to over extend yourself. Last but not least, do you want to know the exact month and year you'll be a millionaire? There's a calculator for that. At PaychecksAndBalances, you ask the questions. We find the answers.

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Apr 12, 2016

This week on Paychecks and Balances we discuss interview questions you should always be prepared to answer when you're looking to secure that next paycheck. Topics include:

  • how to prepare for an interview;
  • the importance of researching potential employers before interview day; and
  • five example and situational interview questions you should always keep in mind, like "tell me about a time..." and tips for answering the infamous, "where do you see yourself in five years?" question.

Are there other interview questions you've asked, heard, or struggled with in your work experience? Contact us or share in the comments below. Enjoy!

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Apr 5, 2016

This week in PaychecksAndBalances Q&A:

What's up fellas, congrats on the new pod. You guys have helped me make some great moves in advancing my career. So thank you for that. I am currently working in a bank, and through networking got an interview with a top financial advisory firm. Everything seems to be a go, the move would lead to a $28k bump up in base salary. The only issue I may have is the assets under management goals that have to be hit each month after my 7th month on the job. My question is does a move like this make sense even with the targets i am expected to hit. Worst case is I make the base plus whatever commissions and go elsewhere or I actually hit all the targets and stay. What are your thoughts?

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