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Money: Talk About It

You meet a boy.  Suddenly everything makes sense, and you understand why people would ever consider getting married.  You marry this boy.  Before and after the wedding, over nearly two decades of wedded bliss, you discuss with the boy the potential issues surrounding the fact that you are in academics and will never make anywhere…
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Over 50 Broke and in Debt: Starting from Ground Zero

Getting Woke I’m sure there are more people out there like me, people who woke up one day and realized that they were fucked. Over 50, broke and in debt, I’d been living month to month for years. When I read about how to invest for retirement and see those little graphs that show how much…

Poor, Rich, Poor, Millionaire: The Story of a Rebel Girl

Being a rebel isn’t easy. In fact, it’s downright hard. I was born with an extreme distaste for anything related to schedules, authority, discipline, cultural institutions, expectations, and most of all, responsibility. I’ve always wanted freedom more than anything else, and I always figured, hey, that’s okay. The world needs every type of person, so…
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