College post grad e-mail address on business card

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Dec 30, 2009 9:06 am

Would it be too pretentious if I used my college's post.edu email address?  I have a lifetime e-mail address with my [email protected]

Dec 30, 2009 9:11 am

Unless your firms agrees, and develops a method of monitoring and preserving that email, what you propose can't be done.  There are sone smaller independent firms which can arrange this.

Dec 30, 2009 10:26 am

Did you join Hollywood Upstairs Financial Planning Co too?

Dec 30, 2009 1:14 pm

Using my college email address for the past 2 years helped me bring large assets.



[email protected]

Dec 30, 2009 3:01 pm

Likely impossible/illegal to do so, but FYI - if you start a question with "Would it be too pretentious if I.....", the answer is likely yes. 


I'm sure you would have better results if you just walk around with a Harvard sweatshirt on all the time, and make sure you still have that tassel hanging from your Miata's rearview mirror. 
 
Dec 30, 2009 8:06 pm
QB:

FYI - if you start a question with "Would it be too pretentious if I.....", the answer is likely yes. 





 
I agree, but the fact of the matter is, it will impress some people (and help you break the ice with others) and thus, get you some business.
 
I'd recommend that you use it when doing social prospecting (rotary, etc), as opposed to cold prospecting (which yes, would likely make it illegal).
Dec 30, 2009 8:09 pm

By the way, would it be acceptable to use my college email address?

[email protected]
Dec 30, 2009 9:32 pm
san fran broker:

By the way, would it be acceptable to use my college email address?

[email protected]



I LOLed at that.  Nice!

Dec 30, 2009 11:12 pm
Rodee:

Would it be too pretentious if I used my college's post.edu email address?  I have a lifetime e-mail address with my [email protected]

Guess you have already addressed the age old question of: "how long does it take for a Harvard alum to say he went to Harvard."...................about 30 seconds.
Dec 31, 2009 9:45 am

God, young people get so hung up on their college degrees.  Anytime I meet a prospect with an MBA, I run the other way.  They will tell you 20 times within the first 5 minutes that they have an MBA and are qualified to do all their investments on their own.  Same goes for Ivy Leaguers (especially Harvard).

 
That's why I only like working with people over 50.  The don't give a fukc anymore about their degrees.  They're wise enough to understand that life/work experience counts more than their degree by that age, and they are humble (& smart) enough to ask for help on the things they are not experts on.
Dec 31, 2009 9:53 am

During my days as a customer service rep, I remember a client throwing a hissy fit because he couldn't add his MBA desigation to the account name.  What a douche bag.

 
I have a MBA and don't even put it on my business card.