Tag: more money

Relating level to pay, experience, and responsibility

Lately, I have been thinking about how pay, experience, responsibility, and level relate to one another.  I have also been thinking about- how education, early career, mid level, and senior level would look in a pyramid.  I created a pyramid to show this.  I…

Open minded career

Capitalize when you get the opportunity because you never know when you’ll get another chance.  Throughout my career I’ve been provided with many opportunities.  Some opportunities are bigger than others, but it doesn’t mean the smaller opportunities are less important to my overall success….

Getting paid based on your value

Today I had a question that went like this – how are people paid?  The intent of the question is not to understand how someone is actually paid (i.e., salary, hourly), but to understand how salaries are determined in the first place.  I stumbled upon…

Making right decisions with what you know

There is so much information out there readily available to us at the click of a button, yet so many of us do not take full advantage of it.  By using google, yahoo, or many other search engines, we are able to easily search the internet. …

Cost of living and educational stats

Just recently, I wrote a blog titled Level of education and salaries.  I briefly compared education to average salaries and noted the highest ranked state and lowest ranked state in terms of median household income.  I took it one step further to dive into highest…

Pay off your mortgage first

Many financial advisers feel strongly about investing more heavily than paying off your mortgage faster, especially if your APR is low (<5.0%).  Fortunately, I have a super low interest mortgage at 2.99%, but I still feel strongly about paying off my mortgage as quickly…

Going back to school

After undergraduate school, I immediately joined a startup pharmaceutical company as a chemist.  After several years, I joined a larger company that offered tuition reimbursement as a benefit.  I took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program, which I highly recommend to anyone who is…

Importance of marketing

As mentioned prior, I published my book Down on the Pharm several weeks ago and I have had quite a few people read it.  On the Kindle Direct Publishing – KDP website, there is a tool to view how many people purchased your paperback/eBook.  As you…

Defining your perfect life – part II

On 05/04/18, I wrote a blog titled Defining your perfect life and described what I envision as a perfect life for me.  I split my life up into three different categories.  There is my career, which includes anything associated with my career path at work.  There is…

Asking for more money

The majority of people want to make more money, but may not know exactly how to ask their managers for it.  First, you will need to look at your current situation and understand your worth to the company.  Are you contributing significantly more today than…