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When Social Media Makes you feel Bad Part 2

When Social Media Makes you feel Bad Part 2

In my previous post, I went through some of the things you should focus on rather than what you see in Social Media, especially when Social Media makes you feel a liiiittle crappy. Now here’s a gentle reminder that social media has a lot of bullshit too. There are a lot that you don’t see behind the scenes when people post about their awesome lives. For example, when I bought my first condo at 26, it was because I freaking…

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When Social Media makes you feel bad

When Social Media makes you feel bad

Social Media has become a blessing and a curse. It’s great to have such an easy and convenient way to connect with people. And I also get a good chunk of my news from social media, because I’m a millennial like that baha. But I think a lot of us will agree, once in a while social media can make us feel bad about ourselves. Most of the time you are happy for everybody when they are killin it out…

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How can I help?

How can I help?

Do you have a financial question or concern that you are too lazy (and embarrassed) to ask? (You know you do.) So does everybody else, because like I’ve said before, nobody taught us this in school. And most of us didn’t learn it from our folks so we are left out in the wild, wild, credit hungry/ debt-consuming west. And eff me, we are getting slaughtered. So, why not ask me your question(s) and we can have a quick chat…

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WTF it’s Annual Enrollment time!

WTF it’s Annual Enrollment time!

Annual enrollment is a bitch. At least is to me at least because I am the type of person that analyzes each plan to determine best fit. My employer is a Fortune 10 company, so I am very lucky to have amazing health insurance. They actually offer 8 plans! Why so many? I don’t know. Ha. But because I have so many to choose from, I always go through their summary plan descriptions, (SPDs) so I can figure my shit…

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Don’t stop Learning- Free classes

Don’t stop Learning- Free classes

Continuous improvement is very important. I see a lot of people working the same job for 30 years, doing the same thing day in and day out. I get it, you like routine. You prioritize your family. You have a life outside of work and a job is just a job, and I think that is awesome. However, I have also seen some of these folks get laid off, and it is a lot tougher for them to find a…

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When you get that Bonus

When you get that Bonus

I work in Chicago, but a lot of people that I work with are in different states. We have a few mergers going on, and when that happens, people get worried about job security. In order to prevent employees from peacing out, they are often given retention bonuses. One of my coworkers from Atlanta was telling me that a guy in his office got a huge bonus. “And he bought 2 brand new Lexus RX SUVs cash.” My response was, “What…

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SoFi Networking Event

SoFi Networking Event

So on Sunday I spent the entire day at a SoFi networking “retreat” which was an event that had a couple speakers, group activities, career coaches, free food and drinks. It was at a beautiful botanical garden in the suburbs in Chicago. They bussed us from the city and back, so we didn’t have to worry about getting there. I guess SoFi does this sort of thing to be a “different kind of finance company,” which hey, is cool with…

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