Do you worry more about career management or money management? Many of us believe that if we manage our career’s right, then the money will follow. But what if that isn’t true?
As the CEO of You, Inc., you are now responsible for all aspects of managing your company (career). This includes something you’ve been doing trying to do along anyway, managing your finances.
The voice in your head that says, “I need a job that will cover my expenses”. Well, maybe it is time to change this.
This article on CIO is about how to shift your thinking away from your career and focus more on your money management. It says:
In fact, good career management stems from a foundation of good financial management. Career freedom and financial freedom begin with effectively managing our money.
Which leads me to our other big problem: Most of us don’t know how to manage our money. As a result, we get stuck in jobs we dislike just so we can pay the bills, and we think we have no other choice but to work our pants off for a living. (For the record, I enjoy my job.)
Are you managing your money or your career? Don’t get me wrong, you need to think about your career, but how you manage money should come first.
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This article references Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by personal finance expert Robert Kiyosaki. I think I’ll need to add it to my reading list.
We all need a new perspective.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.