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Role Model

Are You A Career Search Role Model?

From Career Tips, 2007 Volume 6, June 2007

After many recommendations, I finally picked up the audio version of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. His message is simple, but powerful - "Don't work for money, make money work for you." He posits that one of our major failures as a society is the lack of true financial education in school.

I think back to the messages I received early in life about money. The message was largely around being responsible, saving money regularly, and never risking money foolishly. And "To get a good job, get a good education," where 'good' job meant stability, growth potential, steady earnings. Not bad advice, but it seemed to be missing some of the depth of Kiyosaki's simple message.

How often do we hear young people selecting their career focus because "IBankers make a ton of money" or "Get that Law Degree and you're set for life." This is a recipe for disaster!