I’m not a high-maintenance person. I never used to treat myself. My former roommate can attest to this. She would probably bob her head like a snake and point her finger in your face with a, “Let me tell ya somethin’ about Rinker…” I was the cheapskate chick who never treated herself to anything nice.… Read More Why You Should Treat Yourself on a Budget
Y’all, I’ve been having a major case of blogger’s block lately. And when I say “lately,” I mean a couple month’s worth. I mean, it’s already February and I feel like I’ve COMPLETELY flaked for the past three months! Granted, there’s been a lot going on–in the world and at home (and let’s be honest,… Read More Turn the Worst Moments of Your Life into Your Motivation
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?
I’m going to be honest, 2017 has already been much more eventful than I imagined it would be… I got a new job! I accepted a position with a different organization in Columbus (still in research) and I’m loving it so far. The fact that it was a major promotion also helps too. We spent… Read More 5 Non-Resolutions You Need for the New Year
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
Being afraid is the most primal response there is. Fear is how humans avoid danger and how we make decisions about our well-being. However, too much fear can paralyze us and limit our ability to function normally. It can even be detrimental to our physical and financial health. Think about it–it doesn’t make sense to… Read More How to Make Self-Affirmation Part of Your Financial Plan
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