Michael on July 8th, 2008
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Although I am often asked to speak to recent grads, I have never been asked to speak at any graduations. But if I were, I imagine I would deliver something along the lines of this speech.
Today is part 9. To see the entire speech released so far, click here and read from the bottom [...]

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Michael on July 7th, 2008
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Hope you had a great Fourth of July holiday weekend. Aside from some preventable sunburns, I had a blast. We spent a ton of time outside, including local festivals, time with family, and a lot of digging at the beach. Hey, when the weather’s good . . .
Also managed to play skeeball for [...]

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Michael on July 3rd, 2008
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Although I am often asked to speak to recent grads, I have never been asked to speak at any graduations. But if I were, I imagine I would deliver something along the lines of this speech.
Today is part 8. To see the entire speech released so far, click here and read from the bottom [...]

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Michael on July 2nd, 2008
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Two carnivals to tell you about this week, including the Carnival of Money Stories hosted by My Good Cents.  All the articles are real-world experiences people have had with money.  Check it out.
This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Greener Pastures, featured dozens of useful articles including a section of my hypothetical graduation speech [...]

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Although I am often asked to speak to recent grads, I have never been asked to speak at any graduations. But if I were, I imagine I would deliver something along the lines of this speech.
Today is part 7. To see the entire speech released so far, click here and read from the bottom [...]

Continue reading about Graduation Speech Part 7: Take advantage of your benefits or you’re being kind of dumb.