We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. 1st grader asks for food and blanket from Santa. Homeless to Billionaire. Which debt to pay off first. Money in the bank. Wonder. Funeral for a neighbor. Black Friday mistakes. Black Friday secrets from store employees. Negotiate a better salary. Avoid holiday overspending. 8 ways to save. Debt eliminated. Which debt to take out first.

The veterans page: Veterans Day. A surprised 8-year-old. Honoring heroic dog. Honorably discharged veterans shop tax-free. Forever GI Bill. Father takes care of 4 children. Integrate Marine Training? Robotic legs. Costs of war. Saluting a fallen soldier. 300K Lotto winner. Vets and painkillers. Vet resources. Grandmother of veteran's family deported. Housing the homeless. Veteran finds healing through adopting a cat. Wounded Marines help others.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

CEO Advice To Job Seekers

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Gregory T. Lucier is the CEO of Life Technologies, a successful biological research company in Carlsbad. Last year his business did $3.7 billion in sales. He talked about the culture of philantrophy in his company, that it's more than giving money. He also talked about what motivated him to give back to his community -- he recently donated $3 million to the Smithsonian Institution. Of particular interest is his advice for college grads on getting a job in this tough economic climate and learning from people's biggest career mistakes. If a prospective employer asked you to talk about your biggest career mistake, what would you say? CEO Says Giving Isn't About Money Alone appeared in the "U-T San Diego" on May 29, 2012.

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