Employment

Workforce Racism Sucks

Workforce Racism Sucks

The modern workplace is much better than it was in the past. A long time ago, children under the age of 10 had factory jobs and crawled through small spaces inside machinery to fix them. Employers would lock employees in hot factories that were susceptible to fire. People commonly worked 12 hour days, 6 days a week. Asbestos was and still is fairly common in many buildings. Getting paid the correct amount on time was a luxury. Many things have improved, but if you are a minority, you still deal with many problems that we just shouldn’t have to deal with anymore. As a heads up, there is some offensive language, including racial slurs in this post. If this offends you, feel free to contact me and I can send you a version with this content removed.

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Posted by David in Employment, Lifestyle, 18 comments
What I’m Reading #3

What I’m Reading #3

Welcome to the third installment of What I’m Reading! This is where I cover the blog posts that I’ve found particularly interesting, informative, or just plain awesome. I do my best to read as many blogs as I can throughout the week, so this really covers a lot of breadth. As a general announcement, I am switching to a new posting schedule! I will post new content on Monday and Thursday, with a What I’m Reading over the weekend (preferably Saturday). However, I probably won’t be following this schedule because I’m going on vacation next week. Without further ado, happy reading!

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Posted by David in Blogging, Budgeting, Credit, Employment, Goals, 11 comments
What I’m Reading #2

What I’m Reading #2

Welcome to the second installment of “What I’m Reading!” If you haven’t seen the first iteration, check it out now. Basically, I found the following posts uniquely interesting, inspirational, and even educational. I collect all of these blog posts together in a weekly digest so my readers can see what influences me. Plus, they are excellent articles that I believe everyone should read. So, without further ado, lets see what I read this week!

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Posted by David in Budgeting, Employment, Investing, Lifestyle, 8 comments
Reflecting On My First Month At A Startup

Reflecting On My First Month At A Startup

When I graduated from college, I was lucky to have a job ready to go. I took a short 3-week vacation in January 2014, and then I jumped right back into hard work. At least I was making money and no longer working 80-100 hour weeks like I did for my college degrees! I built many strong friendships, and even convinced several coworkers to max out their 401(k)s, Roth IRAs, and HSAs. Like any job, it wasn’t destined to last forever. After 3.5 years of working for a large defense contractor, I needed a change so I joined a small 7-person startup, and it has been very different so far.

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Posted by David in Budgeting, Employment, 16 comments
What I’m Reading #1

What I’m Reading #1

In my guest post with Jane from Cash Fasting, I briefly talked about where I get my personal finance advice from. The TLDR version is from all of you! I probably spend at least an hour or two every day reading blog posts that I happen to see on Twitter. I’ve included several of these blog posts below. These posts aren’t in any particular order. They span a variety of topics from interviews to budgeting, investing and even goal setting. Each one has spoken to me in a specific way which I’ll spend a little time discussing. I hope that you will check some of them out as well!

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Posted by David in Budgeting, Employment, Investing, Lifestyle, 10 comments