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How to Take a Career Break from Law

Most women will take a career break at some point in their lives. And with 2020 blurring the lines between work and life, more of us need a break now more than ever. But how do you know when it’s time to take a career...

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How to Save for a Career Break

The minute we start working, we start hearing the calls to save for retirement. Yet half of 18-34 year olds don’t save anything for retirement. Maybe the reason people ignore the advice is because retirement seems so far away. Perhaps the better advice when people...

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Why I’m Returning to Law After a Career Break

Quitting your job and still having enough money to live a rich life – it’s the dream right? I did just that in 2019. And I don’t regret it. But that period of my life is ending – I found a new job that I’m...

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My Three-Day Fast Experience: What I Learned

Everyone seems to be fasting these days – just on the internet, not in my real life. My real-life friends think this is weird. So here internet, this is my contribution – my three-day fast experience, what I learned. My History of Fasting After reading...

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How ENFPs Can Get Good with Money

When I found out I was an ENFP, I felt understood. The positive characteristics resonated, but then I read about the bad things – like being bad with money. Me? Daughter of immigrants? On a sabbatical after quitting her job? Though I’m not actually bad...

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My Problems with #StopAsianHate

With the murders of eight people in an Atlanta massage parlor taking up the entire news cycle (and, as I’m editing this, the mass shooting in Colorado), it’s been difficult for me to concentrate on personal finance. Many people assume I feel scared or angry...

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Live on a Budget Without Embarrassment

An ex once told me that I was impossible to embarrass. He was exasperated by this, but I took it as a compliment. (I couldn’t fathom leaving the house if I were as easily embarrassed as him). This lack of embarrassment makes frugal living easy....

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Why Frugality Doesn’t Work

The word “diet” means the foods you eat regularly. So technically everybody is on a diet. And your diet may not work for me, and it might not even work for you. And telling everyone to diet or about your diet, well that’s annoying. The...