Comments for My Money Design http://www.mymoneydesign.com Designing Financial Freedom Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:16:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Do Grades Really Matter?  What Really Counts When It Comes to Your Career by Steve http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/career/do-grades-really-matter/#comment-49126 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:16:46 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7974#comment-49126 If you are confident in what you want to create, school+grades+degrees are all useless. It’s not need to create your vision.

That stuff is important for the “traditional” way of finding work and advancing. For the “non-traditional” way, all you need are great ideas and a burning drive to bring them to reality.

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Comment on Why Do Poor People Have Two or More Flat Screen TV’s? by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/popular-trends/why-do-poor-people-have-two-or-more-flat-screen-tvs/#comment-48958 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:57:06 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=2529#comment-48958 No one ever said that low income folks don’t deserve nice things. You have to remember – at the time of the CNN article (2009), flat screen TV’s were over $1,000. For people with less than $20,000 and two TV’s as the survey points out, that’s over 10% of their gross income tied up in a rapidly depreciating asset. Beyond a mortgage, car payment, college tuition, and retirement savings, there are few things I can think of that make sense to spend 10% of your gross income.

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Comment on Do Grades Really Matter?  What Really Counts When It Comes to Your Career by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/career/do-grades-really-matter/#comment-48954 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:41:20 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7974#comment-48954 Interesting advice from the recruiters. But I believe it. I remember the “B” crowd being a much more lively bunch than the A’s :)

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Comment on Good Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween – 2014 Edition by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/popular-trends/good-scary-movies-to-watch-2014/#comment-48953 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:39:30 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7959#comment-48953 Poltergeist is so great! I can’t wait until they release the remake.

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Comment on Do Grades Really Matter?  What Really Counts When It Comes to Your Career by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/career/do-grades-really-matter/#comment-48952 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:38:47 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7974#comment-48952 I can’t disagree. For some jobs and professions there is simply no getting around having the right degree. And that of course means having the right grades to get into the right colleges, etc.

My mind was more in the field of what I’d classify as normal middle class type jobs when I wrote this post. Managers, bankers, engineers, teachers, accountants, businessmen, etc. I’m sure people from each of these professions can all think of someone they work with who has a lesser education that probably makes more money than them or even has a higher position with the same employer.

My opinion towards the end of the post is that grades do in fact matter, but only if you use them for what they were intended for: as a training ground to actually learn HOW to do something. People don’t value memorization. They value people who can figure stuff out for them. Why? Because that’s what you were hired to do – figure out problems (and ultimately makes the employer more money).

The smartest people are the ones who figure this out and do if for themselves successfully.

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Comment on Do Grades Really Matter?  What Really Counts When It Comes to Your Career by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/career/do-grades-really-matter/#comment-48951 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:26:29 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7974#comment-48951 Great advice! I can think of so many examples where people who knew the right people moved from one high paying job to a better one – and they probably did worse than me in school! Networking is definitely an under-appreciated but extremely powerful art that young people would be smart to get better at.

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Comment on Do Grades Really Matter?  What Really Counts When It Comes to Your Career by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/career/do-grades-really-matter/#comment-48950 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:24:26 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7974#comment-48950 There’s no question about it – grades can be especially helpful in the formative years. But I love what you said about burying your face in a book. I think everyone remembers someone like that when they were growing up, and how socially awkward that person was. When someone goes that route, they’ve missed the point. Getting good grades isn’t going to solve the problem they have.

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Comment on Do Grades Really Matter?  What Really Counts When It Comes to Your Career by MMD http://www.mymoneydesign.com/lifestyle/career/do-grades-really-matter/#comment-48949 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:21:36 +0000 http://www.mymoneydesign.com/?p=7974#comment-48949 Agreed!

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