Does attending Harvard guarantee wealth?

Does attending Harvard guarantee wealth?

– Byron, a professional in Marina, CA

Harvard attendees might be well-respected because of how hard it is to even get accepted, but there’s no guarantee they’ll be wealthy.

No one is protected from the common financial disasters of life — economic downturns, divorces, high medical bills from an unexpected illness, etc. — even if they have a Harvard degree. And no one is guaranteed to know how to prove their value to their world and get paid accordingly — even with a Harvard degree. No one has psychic powers to time the stock market, real estate market, or predict winning lottery numbers — even with a Harvard degree.

There’s a Yale grad who, in his 60s, found himself broke and jobless. The only job he could get was serving coffee at Starbucks. He wrote a book and shared his best lessons. Save some time & read our summary.

Sources of wealth can originate from a variety of places: saving and investing, starting successful businesses, marrying rich, having a trust fund, etc. But none of these require a Harvard degree — nor does a Harvard degree guarantee one will succeed in those arenas.

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My doctor’s daughter got into Harvard and studied sociology. Years after she graduated, doc told me she was still looking for a job and had moved to Asia to make ends meet. The Harvard grad’s brother (my doctor’s son) however, had attended a lesser-known public school and got a job working for the filmmaker George Lucas. Later, my doctor told me his son worked 3 days a week creating special effects for big films, working from his laptop in coffee shops around the world. In 3 years of work, the son had made more money than my doctor himself had made in his entire career.

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