The Smart About Money website will be retiring on July 31, 2021. Learn more about this decision.


1: Introduction

Make a SAM Plan for Your Career

There is a difference between finding a job and pursuing a career. Connecting to an engaging career in your chosen field takes some planning. Choosing the right career can greatly improve your ability to reach your financial goals and aspirations. These SAM action steps will help you think through your options and make informed decisions.

SAM Plan graphic
  • Size up your current career, noting what satisfies you most and least about it.
  • Analyze your habits when it comes to determining your basic salary and benefits needs, understanding what influences your career choices and options.
  • Make a plan for your career with actionable strategies for the near-term and longer-term.
Course Home