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VOICES: Postdoc Who Aspires To FIRE Before 40

Derek is a postdoctoral research fellow who lives in the Chicago suburbs. He wants to be a millionaire and accredited investor by 35 and FIRE before 40. He currently pursues a frugal lifestyle and is looking for new ways to increase his income while on his F-1 student visa. We loved hearing about his approach […]

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Protected: VOICES: Investment Banker Who Avoids The Stock Market

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COVID-19 Diaries Money 101

Tax Season: A Guide for 2020 COVID-19 Changes

With all the chaos of 2020, we have almost forgot that tax season has here! This year, there are some COVID-19 related changes that we wanted to highlight. Tax Filing Deadline: July 15th Due to COVID-19, the federal tax filing is now delayed to July 15, 2020. This gives us more time to get our […]

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What We’re Reading: June 10, 2020

We have always been advocates of gender pay equality but have recently dug more into the role of race and culture across women. ⁠The American Association of University Women puts together great reports delving into the unique conditions of Black women, Latina women, and older women that explain underlying issues through US census data.⁠ (Full research […]

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Real Estate Uncategorized

Investing in the Bay: A $818K Duplex Purchase with Tenants Becomes a Huge Headache

*Name changed to protect identity.*  Andrew, a FP&A Manager of a series C startup, bought a duplex in 2017 for $818,000 in San Francisco with tenants included. What was thought to be a steal ended up being an ongoing headache and a pile of costly legal bills.  In the southern suburbs of SF, his duplex sits […]

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Career Show Me the Money Voices

VOICES: Aspiring Developer Who Treats Her Career Like Dating

Our friend Clarissa worked in finance throughout college, tasted the start-up life post-college, and took a few months off from her career in 2019 to explore her purpose in life. After a few months of talking to friends, journaling, and traveling, she recently completed a coding boot camp and now looks to switch careers a […]

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VOICES: A Start-up Growth Manager Who Still Deals with Money Impostor Syndrome

Liz is currently a growth manager (the link between sales and marketing) at a growth stage mid-size tech startup. Throughout her winding twenties, she’s switched industries, negotiated her salary, managed student-debt, used money for good, and navigated the controversial world of partner finances. *Name is altered to protect identity. See more #ShowMeTheMoney interviews or contribute! […]

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Money 101 Young Money Cares

Donor-Advised Funds: A Win / Win for Repeat Givers

As part of our new series, Young Money Cares, we’re sharing some tips on how to make charitable giving a regular part of your budget. Intro to Donor-Advised Funds & Their Benefits Donor-advised funds (DAFs) allow you to bookmark your investments that have appreciated (increased in value) for charitable giving. No Capital Gains Tax: Because […]

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Investing 101 Money 101

Investing 101: Bonds (Corporate, Muni and Government Bonds)

Today in Investing 101, we discuss the basics of bonds as helpful investments to round out a portfolio. To skip ahead to get started investing, check out our practical setup guide. As a rule of thumb, most beginner investors understand that bonds are less risky. They also are often told that young people should allocate […]

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Investing 101 Money 101

Investing 101: Basics of Stocks

Most of you have heard about stocks or bonds in conversation. Maybe your loudmouth cousin keeps telling to buy Tesla stock. Maybe you’ve heard of stories of people who lose all their money in the stock market. For our Investing 101 series, we will review what these common assets are, starting with stocks. Stay tuned […]