The concept of graduate school is undergoing some MAJOR changes, y’all. Anyone who is currently a grad student knows this more than anyone. From student loan debt to job prospects to tax reform, there’s so much to consider before embarking on a graduate degree. I remember hearing the stories about how long it took my… Read More Why You Need a Grad School 5 Year Plan
Hello, friends! I admit, I’ve been pretty scarce lately. It’s not that I’ve been avoiding writing (far from it, actually). In fact, I’ve just been having trouble keeping up with EVERYTHING I want to do! There’s been a lot going on lately… Next month, we are packing our bags and heading out west to Glacier… Read More Should You Get A Master’s Degree?
Confession time–right after I wrote this, I was afraid to hit “publish”. But why? For awhile, I couldn’t answer that question. Why should I be afraid of sharing something that made such an impact on my life? And a positive one at that! Eventually, I realized it’s probably because this topic is just controversial and… Read More Are You Being Exploited by Your Grad Program?
So you’ve created a budget and you’ve stuck to that budget like white on rice. But the debt’s still piling up, you’re stressing about funding for school, the dismal job market is lingering in the back of your mind, you live in a run-down slum on campus, you can’t afford to even travel to and… Read More How to Sell Out: Tips on Finding a Non-Ac Job You Love
As many of you know, one of my claims to fame is transforming myself from a broke PhD drop-out into a clinical research professional with a penchant for budgeting and personal finance. However, I didn’t leave that life completely behind, some of my closest friends are students who are approaching the light at the end… Read More Achieving PhD Happiness: Put Your Finances First
Nobody wants to talk about debt. Consumer debt is the taboo topic of personal finance, but it’s becoming more difficult to find a recent college grad who hasn’t incurred some student debt along the way. People will say, “But that’s good debt–an investment in your future!” But with predatory lending, tuition hikes, and less funding for students,… Read More The Beginning of Our Debt Story
My name is Emily and I’m a PhD student… Correction–My name is Emily and I was a PhD student…until today. I like to turn my life upside down. I do it every few years or so. It keeps people guessing and, historically, steers my life in a more positive direction. My mom will be the… Read More I Broke Up with My PhD and it was the Best Day Ever