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      03-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #23
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What do YOU do to afford a 335 in College?

Im assuming Mommy and Daddy bought it.. so when you get OUT of college, just get them to buy you a new M3....
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      03-05-2010, 02:34 PM   #24
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Sales. Every step of the way you are selling in life. Believe it or not, you are experienced in sales, even if its subconsciously. Good salesman make a lot of money. Great salesman make a shitload more.

Its not a niche industry where you need education in the field to get into, which makes it feasible for many.
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Sales is great and gives you the potential to make a boatload of money. You need to be good at it or you'll be broke forever. My fathers in sales an does very very well for himself.

As for what you should do, what is your degree in? You need to find something you enjoy doing then find a job that involves it. When you love what you do you put in just that much more effort and make the green.
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      03-05-2010, 03:01 PM   #26
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Be an entrepreneur and own your own business doing something you like. Get a good niche idea, find a large enough market to sell it, work hard, and soon you’ll be driving the M3. Better than the car you will be your own boss and not a slave to the machine.
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      03-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #27
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My number one recommendation is to get into a career that you enjoy. If you are able to do something that you enjoy chances are you will be very good at doing it which in turn should bring in more money for you.
That is what I've also found after working for five years.
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      03-05-2010, 04:13 PM   #28
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Just have your parents buy it for you.. seems to be working so far for you.

Getting a job that just pays is not very smart IMO. Like everyone else said, do what you like and that will make you that much better at it.

But seriously, much easier if you just live off your parents. Jobs are over rated.
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      03-05-2010, 05:50 PM   #29
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I keep hearing radio ads from bryman college about being a personal trainer. Maybe you should jump on that boat, it sounds like a stellar idea.
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I worked and saved up $50k and now I am a full-time day trader. I trade the 6E or Euro currency futures market and make between $1250-2500 per day. Of course not every day is a winning day but through money management and high probability trade set ups I average around $20k per month. I only trade from 6:15am to 9:00am Pacific time and the average time in a trade is like 10-15 min.

This is not a get rich quick scheme, it took me several years to save up $50k and then about a year of trading trial and error to get to this point.
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      03-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #31
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Sales. Every step of the way you are selling in life. Believe it or not, you are experienced in sales, even if its subconsciously. Good salesman make a lot of money. Great salesman make a shitload more.

Its not a niche industry where you need education in the field to get into, which makes it feasible for many.

Word, he just told you this for free, you should buy him coffee.
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      03-07-2010, 10:41 PM   #32
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IT by day
pimp at night

does wonders for your income

seriously just find out what you like and head in that direction
i studied communications and i work in IT
IT was my hobby
now i get paid to practice my hobby

i would also recommend getting an internship at the field you want
just to test the waters so to speak
AMEN!! I am 25 in a mid size company, 30 employees in Canada, and over 6 factories in China (20,000+ employees).

My title is Director of IT, but i am paid no more than a typical IT Manager. But damn do i love to do what i do, with a team of developers, designers and administrators.

Do i care i get paid less? sometimes.. Do I ever want to make more money.. sure.. Is it the time? Probably not.. Love the environment, love my coworkers... would not trade it for anything unless its 2x the money.

Best part about my job? Whatever idea i have for e-commerce, CRM or networking.. I go buy it, R&D it.. Someone financing my passion. One day, with enough practice, i will run my own firm.. until then... i am letting someone trial my idea.
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      03-07-2010, 10:48 PM   #33
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A director at age 25?
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      03-07-2010, 10:53 PM   #34
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Impossible?

What is a director responsible for? In way, you act as a mentor and be responsible of the technology you put in. Having a great insight in what the future is to be like.. and how to pursue it.

However you are right.. i also need 10+ years of exp, that is why i don't have the payroll for a director, but act on the responsibility that comes with it. When i go job searching, i put IT manager.
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      03-07-2010, 11:00 PM   #35
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I agree with everyone that stated to do what interests you. Heterosexual porn-stars in men-on-men films make very good earnings. You can easily afford a new M3 with the mod's of your dreams, but can you see your enjoying of men? Get my drift? I applogoize if I had offended anyone. I was just tryin' to make a point.
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      03-08-2010, 01:56 AM   #36
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      03-08-2010, 06:36 PM   #37
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ibanking analyst. that is the one of the few jobs that i know that gives some kid just out of undergrad enough $$ to pick up something like an M3.
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      03-08-2010, 08:39 PM   #38
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I worked and saved up $50k and now I am a full-time day trader. I trade the 6E or Euro currency futures market and make between $1250-2500 per day. Of course not every day is a winning day but through money management and high probability trade set ups I average around $20k per month. I only trade from 6:15am to 9:00am Pacific time and the average time in a trade is like 10-15 min.

This is not a get rich quick scheme, it took me several years to save up $50k and then about a year of trading trial and error to get to this point.
Active trading ftw. I won't trade currency futures, but there's so much to be made in the markets... I also just scraped together my first 50K. Time to put the system to work...
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      03-08-2010, 09:11 PM   #39
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IMO, if you are chosing your future career on the basis of how much you can make to get an M3, you are making a serious mistake. Chose something you like to do, and makes you feel good about your yourself. You will spend a lot of years working, you may only be interested in a certain car for a few years.

Career is long term, cars are not. Good luck.
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A director at age 25?
Titles are free. All of my staff are managers.
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      03-08-2010, 09:28 PM   #41
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adult website. j/k So glad to see that pretty much everyone that's chimed in so far has enough sense to state for the OP to not get into something just so he can get nice things, but to do something they like.
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I hate going to work in the morning, but I love what I do. I couldn't imagine what it would be like if I hated my career.
I am totally in that boat!
I hate the drive more than anything. I always sit in my car and wish I had the Force (or telekinesis) so I could Force push every car out of the way up until work.

anyways to my advice (besides the "do what you love")
College helped me learn what I hated.
I hated taking orders from idiots, I hated not being able to chose my next steps, I hated not being able to chose my peers and I hated to know that for all my hard work someone else benefited from it.

Figure out what you hate, and by process of elimination you get to what you love
A lot of people don't know what they love which leads to the whole "what should I do after college" debate. So "Do what you love" probably doesn't apply to the OP. Figure out what you hate and do the opposite
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      03-09-2010, 07:30 AM   #43
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You know the world will throw unexpected things your way. I wanted nothing more than to study law. I had been in the military and one day I get a call to become a private defense contractor. I am doing well off now and was not what I had planed. I hope you get that M3 everyone should get what they want if work for it.
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