We asked folks we admire to share one piece of conventional advice that they disagree with.

Star Melancon | Stocks & Money Expert

One piece of conventional advice I disagree with is the general sentiment that people should pay off all debt before investing in the stock market. Of course if you have any particularly “expensive debt” you should absolutely work diligently to pay it off. However, I believe that everyone should begin sowing a seed in the stock market as early as possible. Pay off debt and invest simultaneously. Read more>>

Lesline Chevine” Johnson | Entrepreneur”

The one piece of conventional advice I disagree with is that everyone has to attend College/University to obtain a degree in order to be valuable to society. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with attending College/University which is a must for particular fields like Medical, Law and Engineering. I attended college and drop out 2 classes from getting my degree and venture off into the world gaining tangible knowledge that ultimately lead me to becoming a somewhat successful entrepreneur. (In my humblest opinion) Read more>>

Sangeetha Vasudevan | Experienced Finance Professional in Tech industry & Mom of two

One of the most common piece of advice I often come across in the professional world is “Don’t burn bridges”! This advice is strongly propagated by the experienced professionals, the Human Resources fraternity, and even some seasoned recruiters. However I don’t think this approach necessarily holds good and yields good in ALL situations. Read more>>