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Last week I posted about my real estate low lights. We’ve been having quite a difficult time closing on our first property. But now it’s time to focus on the January High Lights. Taking a step back from the stresses of falling out of contract, I just need to congratulate me and my boyfriend for… Read More January 2019 Real Estate High Lights: Contract #3, Excel Models, Team Building The post ...
Posted: Feb 06 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Whew, a lot has happened since I last posted about my plans to start investing in real estate back in December . I feel like I should have a more exciting update about real estate by now, but I have to be honest and accountable about how this entire thing is going down, including these… Read More January 2019 Real Estate Low Lights: 2 Failed Contracts, Doubts, New Direction? The post ...
Posted: Jan 31 2019 @ 1:00 PM
There’s nothing like sitting in a conference room for 20 people with your manager waiting for your fate to be delivered to you. My manager and I had staked out the only room available to discuss the result of my annual performance review. I was nervous, and this was the first annual performance review of… Read More The Math Behind My Choice To Make More Instead Of Save More The post ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Why would you buy something you couldn’t see and manage in person? I thought this too, until I opened my mind to out of state investing. Of course I didn’t start out open minded about out of state investing. I didn’t think much of it at all. It was hardly on my radar. I was… Read More How I Settled On Out Of State Investing The post How I Settled On ...
Posted: Dec 17 2018 @ 1:00 PM
If you’ve been following the stock market this year, you would know it’s been pretty bad. While I wasn’t panicking at the dips and sell offs, I definitely noticed myself feeling discouraged by all the money I was stuffing into index funds not growing. I noticed myself growing impatient for financial independence. It’s hard to… Read More The Market Sucks So I’m Buying Real Estate The post The Market Sucks So ...
Posted: Dec 04 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Last week I grabbed coffee with a coworker who had just finished business school. He just moved into a new apartment, and my recent furniture obsession immediately launched us into a conversation about how expensive grown up furniture is. That’s when he told me… He was considering buying a $900 arm chair from West Elm.… Read More Have You Used This Excuse To Spend Money? The post Have You Used This ...
Posted: Jul 03 2018 @ 12:00 PM
A few months ago I wrote an article on how I save hundreds of dollars on Uber using Uber Ride Pass. Unfortunately 2 months after I posted that article, I couldn’t get my hands on a ride pass anywhere. I signed up for the email reminder 10 times in the same time even though I… Read More Why I’m Passing On The New Uber Ride Pass The post Why I’m Passing ...
Posted: Jun 27 2018 @ 12:00 PM
While beefing up your traditional application funnel is one great way to accelerate your job search, another huge component is networking. Networking can be another avenue to accelerate your job search, especially depending on your industry. Give Cold Emailing A Try Cold emailing can be hit or miss, but there’s still a place for it… Read More Landing A Job Without Experience: Reach Out To The World The post Landing A ...
Posted: Jun 20 2018 @ 12:00 PM
What happens after sending out hundreds of A/B tested resumes and cover letters? What ends up moving your applications forward is your job interviews. The most surprising thing I learned throughout all the interviews I’ve done is that my judgment of how well I did isn’t always accurate. I’ve gone to interviews and thought I… Read More Landing A Job Without Experience: An Interview Is More Than A Pass/Fail The post ...
Posted: Jun 13 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Marketing your value. Hmm, you may be wondering what exactly you can market if you don’t have any experience in the career path you’re job searching for. How do you market when you don’t have anything to market? I once felt this way too. I didn’t believe I had anything to offer a company (other… Read More Landing A Job Without Experience: Marketing Your Value The post Landing A Job Without ...
Posted: Jun 06 2018 @ 12:00 PM


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