Too many people wait until the last minute (or when it is too late) to try and improve their career prospects. If you want a prosperous future, you had better get busy today.

Young adults should start developing necessary lifelong skills and experiences before they enter the workforce. That means taking courses, developing direct and indirect skills and experiences, and beginning to build networks.

If you want to succeed in the future, you need to plan now. Then strengthen your resume over a 3-5 year period to make yourself an attractive job candidate.  (more…)

Russia in Color

Nothing wealth management related today.

Just something I stumbled across that is quite interesting.

And if it gets your travel juices going, so much the better.

Enjoy.  (more…)

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Top 100 Things to Do in London

London, England, that is. Although I’m sure London, Ontario has its highlights too.

In advance of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Telegraph has published their list of 100 of the best things to do in London.

A great city and well worth the visit. The Telegraph offers interesting recommendations.  (more…)

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Rome Reborn

By now readers know that I am a big fan of travel.

Travel can enhance one’s skills, experiences, and enrich one’s life. Understanding the cultures of others is an asset for many jobs. In fact, most top Chief Executive Officers have spent at least two years working internationally.

The same is true for learning foreign languages. Languages can enhance both personal life and career prospects. In fact,

To entice readers on the joys of experiencing foreign cultures, I like to look at interesting travel items. Previously, I have highlighted Latin America, the city of Paris, and the Sistine Chapel.

Today we look at Rome. Specifically, Rome as it was in the year 320 A.D.  (more…)

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Images of Earth From Space

Nothing finance, career, or education related. Just something that may be of general interest.

Today, “10 Years of Gorgeous Images of Earth From Space”.

Fascinating photographs courtesy of the European Space Agency and its satellite, Envisat.

My favourite photo of the earth?  (more…)

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Fine Art and Computer Technology

What do you get when you combine post-impressionist fine art with today’s technology?

I am not sure, but the result is quite interesting.

For example, start with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.  (more…)

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Sistine Chapel

You may be religious, agnostic, or atheist.

You may be a lover of fine art or you may prefer a nicely painted house.

Today a look at something that should appeal to people across all spectrums.  (more…)

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Goal Achievement – CFA Exams

In the post, New Year Resolutions?, we looked at how to find free time in life.

Free time to achieve a resolution, perhaps related to a career or personal objective.

Then making the most of that free time by developing a structured game plan for success and focussing on attaining the goal.

Today we will use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams as an example.  (more…)

New Year Resolutions?

I am not a big fan of new year resolutions. But many people are.

If you need the start of a new year to generate enough motivation to do something, you probably are not that serious about doing it.

That said, each new year I am reminded of something I heard about 20 years ago.

Good advice then and still is today.  (more…)

2011, The Year In Pictures

Happy New Year!

May 2012 be a great year for everyone.

For many readers, 2011 may not have been the best of years.

High unemployment rates (especially for young adults), weak economies, ever increasing government debt loads, volatile financial markets, currency crises, and political turmoil. These were just some of the problems facing people around the world.  (more…)

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