Meet my financial mistakes

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I’ve made a lot of financial mistakes in not a lot of time.  In some ways, it was for the best, because I learned a lot of life lessons and it gave me a lot of motivation for getting my financial house in order.  In other ways, it’s really kept me from pursuing opportunities that I’ve been interested in.   Photo credit: Original photo by Images of Money via http://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929554283/in/photostream Taking...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money

Updates: May 1-7

This week I started at my new on-campus job, paying me about 75% of what I had been making previously. Dark, dark times ahead… *ominous music* I took the job because I wanted to have a job on campus that was easily accessible while I was in classes. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve returned to classes to finish my final year in a second degree program. It’s a bag of mixed feelings....

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Giving up the perfect job

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A few years ago, I interviewed for my almost-dream job.  The position was for a “Publishing Coordinator” in a large biotech company.  The job involved preparing the weekly newsletter, writing articles, and research new findings and events in science.  Awesome, right? Photo Credit: photologue_np at http://www.flickr.com/photos/44313045@N08/6290270129/ I’m pretty good at interviews. ...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Credit and Debt, Money

What I did with my income tax refund

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I got my income tax refund last week. Woohoo!  2010 taxes done and closed. Although many PF sites will tell you that getting a tax refund means that you are giving the government an interest-free loan, I am still pleased to get a large chunk of money once a year.  It’s a great way to make a large dent in… something.  When I was younger, I used to spend away the money, but I (think I...

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