Retro: First Job After College

Growing up I always had a job.  I liked working.  But I probably liked the paycheck most.  I’ve worked as a concession stand cashier, dishwasher, data entry clerk, business analyst, camp counselor, tele-fundraiser, hospitality host, and more.  I started in elementary school too.  Honest!  But the more intriguing jobs came in middle school, high school, and eventually college.  Starting at minimum wage of $5.15/hour, it was nice to see it slowly increase to $5.50/hour to $6.00/hour to $8.00/hour and more.  At my best I made around $12.00-$15.00/hour during the summers in high school and college.

The paychecks were nice.  But nothing is going to be as nice as the paycheck from my first real job after college.  I can’t wait!  I had two strong job offers during the Spring semester.  The one I selected turned out to be the higher wage, but more importantly, it was the position I was most interested in and the company whose mission I most admired.  A win-win-win, I…

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Note From Author

The full “First Job After College” post has been back-dated to 05/09/2005.  But it was originally published to the Financial Independence Champion ( Blog on 05/24/2016.

Why Back-Date Posts?

I mentioned in my first post how this blog will be a little different than any other ones you may follow.  I still plan to talk about personal finance, rental property, travel, and the pursuit of financial independence.  But to give all these topics the right context and the full picture, I need to start at the beginning.  I need to fill in the details of life from 2005 until now.  I want you to see the successes, the struggles, and all the milestones we passed along the way.  Therefore most of the “new” content will be back-dated to their appropriate dates in 2005, 2006, and beyond — until we’re caught up!


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