Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this new series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles I Was Happy to Marry a Poor Man. Then Things […]
I have received several questions about how to pivot into a tech career. The draw of high salaries, flexible work schedules, and interesting problems gets people wondering: Should I break into tech?
If they decide it’s something they want to do, the next question is how?
I walked up the path, double-checking I had the right address on my phone. A dog on the other side of the front door barked madly as it hurled itself against the glass. The hound gnashed and growled, as the app on my phone had warned me he might. The notes told me he only […]
Every morning my sister and I would wake up to the clatter of bowls set on our dining room table. We would roll sleepily out of bed, hair sticking out in every direction, and patter over to our seats. Our dad would get us ready, pulling my favorite 101 Dalmatians T-shirt over my head. He […]
I’m not very flexible physically. Even back in elementary school gym class, I couldn’t touch my toes when I bent to stretch. I can’t touch my fingers together when I reach around my back, let alone clasp my hands, and I’m miles away from being able to do the splits. But something happened this weekend […]
Four years ago, I hit “apply” on a Software Engineering job posting despite my lack of a computer science degree. The demand for more developers is high, but the skills are tedious to learn. Yet out of all the engineering disciplines, software is the one most likely to open its doors to self-taught bootstrappers and […]
For too long, the myth that women are somehow bad with money has perpetuated our media, marketing, and minds. Advice based on these false assumptions conveys that women are at fault. If they only negotiated harder, took on more risks, and (in short) acted more like a man, then they would succeed. This view ignores […]
There are hundreds of personal finance blogs, but there are always the few that stand out from the rest. For me, two of these are The Luxe Strategist and Fiery Millennials. This month I was honored to write for both of them! HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ASK FOR A RAISE (FROM SOMEONE WHO’S DONE IT TWICE) […]
So, you want to be successful. In a world of clamoring start-ups, tech disruption, and billion dollar innovations, you want to stand out from the rest. Everyone wants the secret sauce. Businesses hire consultants to tease out their target market, massage their mission statement, and hone their strategy. Individuals break open monosyllabic books like Grit, […]
Hi everyone, I’m Mr. Mechanic. Financial Mechanic has been begging me for weeks to write a guest post and I finally have a topic to share! This article gives a brief look at the cost of my medical education, then goes on a deep dive into my costs on the residency interview trail. It’s no […]