Looking back at my calendar, I can see we had a very quiet week! I’ve been keeping my nose to the grindstone writing my preliminary exam document and finishing up collecting some data. Kyle has been trying to turn his focus to applying for jobs, and this week he heard a seminar from a PI he’s really interested in. The guy is at UCSF so I’ve let my imagination run away with me (as I am wont to do) and have been looking up housing options in San Francisco. I’m being ridiculous because Kyle is in such an early stage of the application process that I should be getting my hopes up – but the lab would be a really good fit and we’d be one giant step closer to living in San Diego!
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Catherine from Plunged in Debt explains why she is glad she and her husband bought a starter home instead of a forever home first.
Average Joe from The Free Financial Advisor reveals five lines you should not buy from a financial advisor.
KK from Student Debt Survivor added Upcoming Transition and A Potential Financial Overhaul to her standouts.
Upcoming Transition and a Potential Financial Overhaul was featured in the Wealth Builder Carnival #111.
Emily too cited an NPR story she had heard that was relevant to my post on why people with high incomes might not consider themselves rich: “One [person], who would’ve been affected by proposed tax hikes because his income was >$450K, said he didn’t think he was rich because a) he saw other people able to buy much more expensive things than he was and b) he still had to worry about things like saving for retirement and his kids’ college. The second [person], who might have been depending on the deal because her income was >$250K, said, “Yes, I’d say I’m rich. You can always find someone with more money to compare yourself to, but the worries I have are really luxuries, like whether I’m building up enough savings for retirement and my kids’ college.” I really liked the second caller’s perspective.”
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