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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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Jun 28, 2016
This week we're reminded about priorities: life vs. work. Adulting comes at you fast. Are Millennials destined to choose between work and life? Is the "work/life balance" a figment of our generation's imagination? We try to figure it all out on this week's episode. Also, are your friends killing your finances? We cover how to keep your friends from derailing you from the road to debt freedom and beyond. In an even more difficult scenario -- is your significant other killing your finances? We use an AskPolly: My Husband Can't Handle Money article to address how you can successfully discuss money and finances with your significant while minimizing the emotion and focusing on a goals-driven strategy that benefits both of your financial goals. Tune in! Announcements: Looking for more career development and debt freedom tips? Join our email list at PaychecksandBalances.com/email for exclusive content including show updates, digital giveaways, and more. We don’t spam. We just keeps it real. Yes, keeps. LIKE us on Facebook.com/PaychecksandBalances or follow us on Twitter @PayBalances! Have an anonymous question? Drop a question at ask.fm/PayBalances. Our only request: Please be respectful.
Jun 7, 2016
This week a listener question leads to a thoughtful response from Rich and WIM on career choices and lessons learned. Thinking of a career change? This episode covers the advice we've used or heard that helped us in the past. We see this is an introductory episode to the topic of successfully navigating your current and future career path. Next, we'll follow-up on a related listener question and look to bring in a guest speaker to share their career change experience. But for now, this week's question: Hey guys, Love the show! I'm 26 years old working in the corporate retail world and I am completely miserable at my job. I can recall in one of your podcasts you mentioned looking to your managers to see your future and honestly, my future looks pretty grim haha. Right now I'm looking to have a career change but I'm not quite sure what I want to pursue. Also, I fear that if I do have a career change I may end up feeling the same way about the next job, but making a lot less than I do now. Have any of you been at this point in your careers? How do you find your way? What do you believe are the best methods or resources in finding the right career to pursue? Announcements: Looking for more career development and debt freedom tips? Join our email list at PaychecksandBalances.com/email for exclusive content including show updates, digital giveaways, and more. We don’t spam. We just keeps it real. Yes, keeps. LIKE us on Facebook.com/PaychecksandBalances or follow us on Twitter @PayBalances! Have an anonymous question? Drop a question at ask.fm/PayBalances. Our only request: Please be respectful.
Jun 3, 2016
We answered two listener questions this week. Have a question you'd like us to answer? Contact us! 1. Hey Rich and WIM! I love the show! It has been a wealth of information as I try to successfully navigate the workplace and get my finances in order. My question is about cover letters. What amount of significance does the cover letter play in the hiring process? I would like to know especially for applicants in technical fields like engineering. I am an engineer who spends a lot of time crafting specific letters for each application, but I wonder if I am wasting my time. Do hiring managers even read them or are they only scanning resumes for key words and specific skills? 2. I applied for a job about a month or so ago. I did some research and emailed the [*removed by editor*]. I told her I was interested in working for the company and that I applied to two different positions there. She emailed me back and said I lacked experience for one and they were close to hiring someone for the other. She told me they liked my resume but just didn't have anything available. She said she'd keep my name on file and that in the future, the team would be expanding so I should keep checking the job board. I'm really interested in the company. Would it be doing too much to try and set up a meeting with the office and get some general interest questions answered? I know that it isn't far fetched at most companies and this place is more of a tech startup. Not sure how to navigate asking for a meeting like this, particularly when the person I spoke to doesn't work in that particular office. Announcements: Looking for more career development and debt freedom tips? Join our email list at PaychecksandBalances.com/email for exclusive content including show updates, digital giveaways, and more. We don’t spam. We just keeps it real. Yes, keeps. LIKE us on Facebook.com/PaychecksandBalances or follow us on Twitter @PayBalances! Have an anonymous question? Drop a question at ask.fm/PayBalances. Our only request: Please be respectful.
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