As much as I’m trying to focus on finishing my work and writing my dissertation, my ideas for PF related projects keep dogging me. This month I attended a PF seminar for med students and residents as part of my university committee participation and then had a follow-up meeting on improving the seminar to be given to the grad students next fall. After that, I couldn’t get my various website and ebook ideas out of my mind. It didn’t help that I started listening to the Smart Passive Income podcast while doing labwork. Thankfully, so far I’ve kept myself from actually working on these projects, but they are so tempting!
Kyle got his official offer letter for his postdoc (in his current advisor’s lab, for the short-term). We’re so glad that the hiring process has moved forward quickly. He’ll start on July 1 and we know his new salary so I can start budgeting. Percentage-wise, it’s a sizeable bump, but it’s still not what most people would consider a good salary.
I also heard back from the job I applied for a few weeks ago. I got a first-round interview! (Only two more progressively competitive hurdles to go!) It’s scheduled for a few days before Kyle’s defense, so we’ll both be stressing at the same time. Now I really need to get on studying for the interview. I’ve already scheduled next week pretty full with practice interviews with other applicants. I really, really want this job, y’all. Wish me luck! And Kyle too, for his defense this month!
Done by Forty explains what he wants out of retirement: activity diversity.
Michelle from Making Sense of Cents explains why you shouldn’t spend all your money while you’re young.
KK from Student Debt Survivor has heard many insulting assumptions regarding her debt repayment.
Why Harvey Mudd College Tops the Payscale ROI Rankings was featured in the Financial Carnival for Young Adults and the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.
“CA and MA have had no trouble tracking us down and directly contacting us after we moved away from them. No collections agents involved, just paperwork saying yes, we really did owe no taxes because we’d moved.”
“Earlier this year, I was audited by my home state for nonpayment of taxes in the first full year I lived in NC! With the fine, it was pretty much the same amount you “owe.” Fortunately, .they sent the letter to my parents’ address and it didn’t make it to a collector. It was easily taken care of by emailing a scan of my W2 and NC tax return.”
Kelly hit exactly the tone I’m trying to now that I know I’m being kicked out of grad school this summer: “Congrats!! That is super exciting. Even if you weren’t ready to be done, sometimes a “forced retirement” from grad school is the best thing to happen. Otherwise it can drag out longer than needed or helpful!”
Sara added some great points to my call for premarital finance questions: “We talked A LOT about our families, and in particular our plans for providing financial assistance in the future… I’ll throw in another one I’m grateful we discussed – ideas of how we’d raise our kids… One thing we didn’t discuss is what our wills would look like pre-kids. If/when we have kids, all of our assets would go to the widowed spouse but now we’re torn on what we should do in the interim.”
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