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Finding Purpose and Happiness at Work

Want to be Happy at Work? Here’s How to Find Purpose

Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “I’d be happy at work if only I got a promotion/made more money/did something I’m more passionate about”?

Or maybe you read stories about people who are getting paid to pursue their dreams and think, “Why can’t that be me?”

Well, if it’s any consolation, you’re certainly not alone. Total career happiness is hard to come by.

So what gives? Are some of us just doomed to be unhappy at work forever?

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The Ins and Outs of Negotiating

Last week we hosted a negotiation panel in NYC. The intent? To discuss raises, promotions, and new job approaches with experienced talent acquisition professionals—and share the information with our community of members. One of the panelists, Gladys Chen, answers the most common questions from the conversation, below.  

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Isn’t It Time We Made Investing a Rich Experience?

Investing is a funny business.  Whether you invest on your own or you use an advisor, if you own stocks or bonds, you’ve probably had to answer a few questions about your investment style.  Questions, such as “Which portfolio would you choose?” and “How much do you know about investing?” These questions are intended to measure your risk, and, correspondingly, put you in the best portfolio for the amount of risk you are willing to take.

While well intended, this approach is a ridiculous way to drive investment decisions, particularly given the technology available today. 

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How One Man Got Control of Student Loan Debt With Help From His Employer

Name: Joe Lakier

Locale: Brooklyn, NY

Alma Maters: Wayne State University Law School (JD); University of Florida (LLM)

By Day: Manager/Fraud Investigator at EY

SoFi Member Since: 2015

Total independence isn’t easy. But for Joe Lakier, a law school grad and solo backpacking junkie, self-sufficiency has always been essential. So when he found himself strapped with six figures worth of student loan debt, Joe sought a solution to free up his finances. See how SoFi partnered up with his company to make sure he was back in control.  

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