If you’re a young person today (Millennial, Gen Y, whatever you decide to call it), you’ve probably received your fair share of (awful) financial advice. Whether it was too vague (“Save more), too optimistic (“Just do what you love.”), or too darn accusatory (“Why don’t you kids move out of your parents’ basements, get a real job, and buy a house?!” Well…two words: student debt), we’ve seen ’em all. So it was a breath of fresh air to read a decent article on financial and life advice for people in our generation. To be fair, the article, posted by Time, is a tad bit vague and bit “inspirational,” but the advice is more valuable coming from folks who have actually proven their way financially and professionally. Here are some of my favorite quotations from the piece (read the whole thing here).
“Almost nothing you’re worried about today will define your tomorrow.”
“There has never been an easier time to start a business…just start, and if you fail you can always go and get a normal job, but you will learn so much along the way it will be a great experience.”
“If only I knew then, as I know now, that there is wisdom in uncertainty — it opens a door to the unknown, and only from the unknown can life be renewed constantly,”
“Arianna, your performance will actually improve if you can commit to not only working hard but also unplugging, recharging, and renewing yourself.”
When a hiring manager turns the tables at the end of an interview and asks, “do you have any questions for me?” David Melancon, CEO of btr. says these three questions are important for you ask:
The questions are:
1. What qualities will a person in this role need to be successful in your company culture — as an individual and as a worker?
2. What’s the company’s position on education and development, including student-loan reimbursement and tuition assistance?
3. How does the company keep employees excited, innovative, and motivated?
What’s the most valuable financial or career advice you’ve ever received?