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Is Getting a PhD Worth It? On Jobs, Salaries and the Market

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I continue to see articles describing the grim job market for those pursing and finishing PhDs. A recent article from the Washington Post (“U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there”) describes a surplus of science doctorates looking for research positions. The article uses examples of four people: a new neuroscientist yet to […]

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Verizon Now Charging for Online – But Not Automatic – Payments

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Verizon has announced that they will begin charging customers a $2 fee for paying their bills online via credit card, in order to “continue to support these single bill payment options in these channels and is designed to address costs incurred by us for only those customers who choose to make single bill payments in […]

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Day 13: Set Your Bills to Be Paid Automatically

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I hate paying bills. But who doesn’t? It’s so arcane to take a couple hours out of a beautiful day, or a night when you could be sleeping, or otherwise doing something fun or productive, and write a ton of checks and stuff a lot of envelopes and stick a lot of stamps. Today, you’re […]

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Day 12: Automate Your Long-Term Savings

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Since today’s post is about automation again, I can use another picture of a robot. So here’s a robot with a frog. Automating your long-term savings is the key to protecting yourself … from yourself. When you’re attacking a long-term goal, it’s incredibly easy to procrastinate or convince yourself that something else is more important. […]

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Day 10: Automate Your Short-Term Savings

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OK, there’s not actually any robots involved in today’s post, but the image above was too good to pass up. Now that we’ve got your accounts open, it’s time to put the system in place to automate your success. The beautiful part about this is that once you set it, you can essentially forget it. […]

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I’m Giving Away My eBook — Start Here

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I’ve done it. After some time working to get out of debt, build up an emergency fund and actually get to spend money on wants and not just needs, it’s time to celebrate. I want to celebrate with you. That’s why I’m going crazy and giving away my ebook — Automatic Finances: 17 Days to […]

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The Right Times to Re-Automate Your Finances

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The biggest appeal of automating your finances is that once you set it, you can basically forget it. Everything works as it’s supposed to — your bills are being paid, you’re investing through dollar-cost averaging, and your spending is automatically being tracked. But there are certain times in life when you need to go back […]

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