Some of the most common advice we're given is just "do your best." It might be in regards to an interview, athletics, job, or advice you get from your mom when you vent about a current struggle. I used to think this was good advice, but recently, I've decided this is actually terrible advice. Why, … Continue reading The danger of always “doing your best”
Have you ever wanted to work for a startup? Have you ever wondered where you'd find a job at a startup? If you answered yes to these questions, then this post is for you. I had a strong desire to work for a startup but I had no idea how to get any traction. Then … Continue reading How to get your dream job at a Startup
There have been a lot of political shenanigans going on lately. The funny thing about that statement is, it probably doesn't matter when you read that sentence, it will probably always be true. But the specific event I'm referring to is the Kavanaugh hearing, it is an absolute circus. People are glued to the TV … Continue reading Focus on your Circle of Control- nothing else matters
People frequently wonder, "how much should I be saving?" You want to make sure you're saving "enough," but is there such a thing as saving too much? How do you decide how much that is? In most cases, people under-save, but there are also outlying cases that people over-save to the point that it actually … Continue reading How much should I spend to be happy?
In 2017 I graduated with my MBA in Finance and then went to work for a Fortune 50 company as a Senior Financial Analyst. When I would tell people where I worked and what I was doing, many would be impressed. According to conventional wisdom, I had made it. I was working for a market … Continue reading 5 reasons why I joined a startup
How many times have you fallen into the trap of thinking, "I'll be happy when..."?
I'll be happy when I... graduate, get a raise, make 6-figures, get married, have a perfect marriage, get in shape, have $X in my bank account, have a nicer house, drive a nicer car, don't have to work as many hours, get a better job, get my house paid off, finish this week/month/year, have a net worth of $X, get more vacation, or retire.
How many times lately have you heard how prohibitively expensive college is? It seems impossible to make it out of college without being neck-deep in debt. With ever rising tuition, books, meal plans, rent, clubs, intramural sports, and other fees... always more fees. If you don't have filthy rich parents or a full-ride scholarship can … Continue reading 6 ways I hacked college, and you can too
There are easily 14 Cinderella movies floating around my house. Thanks to the two princesses in this house, who typically call the shots on what we watch, I have seen most of them (and secretly love them...but don't tell them that). Cinderella's Meet Cute (go watch The Holiday) In a scene in the most recent … Continue reading Cinderella and the 5 fallacies of consumerism