The U.S. is nowhere near full employment.
It’s easy to come up with a story for how you earned your wealth after you earned it.
A reputation for accuracy will only increase in value.
If the president gets angry with you, well, it turns out it's not so bad.
If there were ironclad rules, we would all be following them. If there was a cheat code, every little boy and girl would have grown up knowing it.