My road in life has been direct.
I recognized the need for a college education to advance in my chosen field.
I worked my way thru college by selling clothes in a men's clothing store.
I worked during my last year in college for a local CPA firm.
I went to work for General Motors in their accounting department because the pay was much better.
I left after 3 years because the company was too big and I didn't feel my talents were being used.
I combined my retail experience with my accounting background and went to work for a shop. cent. dev
I worked there for over 40 years and retired last year.


Chief Financial Officer

I did financing for large real estate projects.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I have become a pseudo lawyer and so spend my day negotiating agreements, mortgages, etc.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Major in Accounting or Accounting / Finance. This background will help in getting hired and is a "trade" that gives you the ability to be productive immediately.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should get a job at Ford Motor Company and go to night school."

Challenges I Overcame