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Knight Kiplinger, head of Kiplinger financial media, created a nice asset management video.

8 Keys to Financial Security is exactly that. Tips for protecting your assets and growing wealth.

As per usual, I add my two-cents to Mr. Kiplinger’s wealth management recommendations. 

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In “Know of What You Speak”, we saw how you can improve your career success by understanding your business environment and properly using the terminology.

The more you know, the better your chance of success.

But the converse is also true.

For many – especially younger workers – this is a bigger problem. Here is why. 

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Sounding like you are smart, does not mean that you are.

I think this is an underrated problem for many people.

Something that came to mind, yet again, while reading a Seth Godin post

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Latin America Travel

On 12/29/2011, in Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

If you read this blog, you know I am a big fan of travel and languages.

Immersing oneself in a foreign culture, even for a short vacation, can add a lot to life.

And if you have the time and energy to learn a foreign language, so much the better.

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The Polyglot Project

On 11/23/2011, in Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

Polyglot?

What is a polyglot?

Someone who is able to use multiple languages.

I read an interesting article this evening on the subject. As I am a strong advocate of learning foreign languages, I thought I would share it with you.

As an added bonus, the article includes an excellent offer for readers. 

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Underemployed College Graduate

On 01/02/2011, in Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

An interesting article, with statistics, showing that many people today possess university degrees but work in jobs that do not require them.

For what it is worth, a few quick thoughts from my side.

And as an added bonus, a lesson in investing based on the author’s analysis.

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Push Back on Mediocre Professors

On 10/29/2010, in Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

Seth Godin nicely expresses a point that I have made in past posts.

Do not accept mediocrity from your professors and schools.

This advice extends to any learning forum: continuing education, trades, seminars, etc.  

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Choosing a Language School Abroad

On 08/06/2010, in Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

If you have the time and money, studying a foreign language in a native speaking country is an excellent way to learn.

I believe it is the best method to pick up a second language. Additionally, it will be a tremendous experience that you will remember forever.

In trying to locate a language school to attend, there are many, many options.

To find a good school, here is how I narrow the field.

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Learning a Foreign Language

On 08/04/2010, in Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

As you know, I am a huge proponent in people learning another language.

Amongst other reasons, it will help in many careers, improve your understanding of other cultures, strengthen your knowledge of English, and improve your travel life.

Recently I was asked about going to Switzerland to learn German, French, and Spanish.

Here are a few thoughts on the query.

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No Summer Job?

On 07/22/2010, in Entrepreneurship, Finding a Job, Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

Every summer it seems to be harder for students to find temporary employment.

This article from CNBC.com looks at one poor girl’s situation.

Given the statistics cited in the article, 25.7% of teens in the US are unemployed this June, many readers of this blog may be in a similar strait.

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