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- How to Curb Your Impulse to Keep Up with the JonesesIn this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Joy Lere, a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral finance consultant on the danger of “keeping up with the Joneses.” Joy explains how […]
- How to Identify and Change the Money Mindset You Developed in AcademiaIn this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Chris Cornthwaite of Roostervane. Chris and Emily share the money mindsets that they have observed among PhDs and academics, including believing money and wealth […]
- Working Before Starting a PhD: The Financial and Career AdvantagesIn this episode, Emily interviews Diandra from That Science Couple, a PhD student in nutrition at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Diandra went straight from undergrad into a funded […]
- Why and How to Increase Your Retirement Account Contribution RoomIn this episode, Emily presents why and how you should increase your retirement account contribution room. She gives a compelling compound interest example calculation that illustrates why you should […]
- This Grad Student Travels for Free by Churning Credit CardsIn this episode, Emily interviews Julie Chang, a graduate student at Stanford University. Julie’s partner and parents live on the East Coast and she has family abroad, so during grad school she […]
- A Lucrative Summer Internship Enabled This PhD Student to Max Out Her IRAIn this episode, Emily interviews an anonymous member of the Personal Finance for PhDs Community and alum of The Wealthy PhD. Anonymous did a summer internship at Google Research, which helped her […]
- This PhD Student’s Intricate Budgeting System Uses Cash SymbolicallyIn this episode, Emily interviews Alicia Jones, a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the creator of the YouTube channel Alicia Does Adulting. Alicia explains in detail […]
- Why and How to Start a Coaching Side Hustle as a Grad Student, Academic, or ResearcherIn this episode, Emily interviews Cheryl Lau, a PhD student and branding and content coach serving graduate students, academics, and researchers. Cheryl assists her clients with their service-based […]
- This PhD’s Message for University Housing Is “Work with Us, Not Against Us”In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Travis Seifman, a postdoc at the University of Tokyo. During graduate school, Travis lived in university housing at multiple universities, but chiefly two […]
- Fully Joint and Fully Separate Finances in Marriage: Perspectives from Two PhDsIn this episode, Emily discusses marital finances with Dr. Michelle Roley-Roberts, an assistant professor at Creighton University. Emily and her husband keep fully joint finances, whereas Michelle […]
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