Recommended Resources

There are countless experts (genuine and self-proclaimed) out there telling us how to advance our careers and make more money.

As is the case with everything, some sources are more helpful than others. And a few are downright shoddy!

So, to help you cut through the clutter, here’s some of the career advancement (and financial freedom) resources I recommend.

And this means they either have direct experience successfully climbing the corporate ladder or have achieved financial independence.

P.S. I don’t get any kick-backs for making any of these recommendations!

Career Coaches

Here’s the thing, I want to help you advance your career and make more money. But, I’m not really a “career coach for hire” kind of person.

I would much rather chat with you for FREE via email or blog comments than offer paid services to advise you live.

That said, I’m a huge fan of career coaches – I once worked with a wonderful coach who was a game-changer for my own advancement.

So, if you want to work with a career coach, I recommend you find someone with years of experience successfully climbing the corporate ladder – someone who can offer real-world advice based on personal experiences.

Here’s a few individuals who fit that description…

Fun Fact: I worked under Patty (several levels under) when we were both at HP many, many years ago!

Books & Blogs on “How to Get Promoted”

Financial Freedom Blogs & Books

I have lots of thoughts on ways you can make more money from a corporate career, but I’m not your go-to person for investment advice. (I’m sure I could have quit working years earlier if I had been a smarter investor!)

But, here’s a few blogs you should visit for this kind of expertise.

And, I’ve read quite a few money books over the years, but here’s 3 of my favorites:

  1. The Millionaire Next Door – I loved this book because it helped make “millionaire” status attainable for me. And it drove home the importance to live below our means.
  1. Your Money or Your Life – I loved this book! This is the book that set me on a path to early retirement. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but I remember this book inspired me to set new goals to achieve financial independence.
  1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – There’s some controversy out there around this book, but I’m a fan because it introduced me to the concept of passive income. It planted a seed, and someday I hope to be able to earn royalties or some other passive income from a creative pursuit.