As a PhD (in training), you face unique money challenges that stem from your low stipend/salary during your years of graduate school and postdoc training. Listen here for the hard-won financial wisdom of your fellow graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs. From budgeting and frugality to investing and debt repayment, this podcast is your higher education in personal finance.
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Episode 1 (Released 1/14/2019): As a Single Parent, This Graduate Student Utilizes Every Possible Resource (Money Story with Lauri Lutes)
Episode 2 (Released 1/28/2019): Negotiating PhD Funding Offers: This Grad Student Did It Successfully (Money Story with John Vsetecka)
Episode 3 (Released 2/11/2019): Using Data to Improve the Postdoc Experience (Including Salary and Benefits) (Money Story with Dr. Gary McDowell)
Episode 4 (Released 2/25/2019): This Postbac Fellow Saves 30% of Her Income Through Simple Living and a SciComm Side Hustle (Money Story with Maya Gosztyla)
Episode 5 (Released 3/11/2019): Purchasing a Home as a Graduate Student with Fellowship Income (Money Story with Jonathan Sun)
Episode 6 (Released 3/25/2019): Making Ends Meet on a Graduate Student Stipend in Los Angeles (Money Story with Adriana Sperlea)
Episode 7 (Released 4/8/2019): How to Successfully Plan for Retirement Before and After Obtaining Your PhD (Money Story with Dr. Brandon Renfro)
Episode 8 (Released 4/22/2019): Moving to a High Cost-of-Living City on a Postdoc Salary (Money Story with Dr. Sushmitha Vijaya Kumar)
Episode 9 (Released 5/13/2019): How to Make Money without Working: Credit Card Rewards and 529s (Money Story with Seonwoo Lee)
Episode 1 (Released 7/9/2018): How We Increased Our Net Worth by Over $100,000 During Graduate School (Money Story by Dr. Emily Roberts)
Episode 2 (Released 7/23/2018): Dual PhD Couple in Seattle Spending $20k/Year on Rent (Budget Breakdown by Dr. Emily Roberts)
Episode 3 (Released 8/13/2018): Serving as a Resident Advisor Freed this Graduate Student from Financial Stress (Money Story by Adrian Gallo)
Episode 4 (Released 8/27/2018): This Graduate Student in DC Prioritizes Living Alone and Investing in Mental Health (Budget Breakdown by Christina Padilla)
Episode 5 (Released 9/10/2018): This PhD Student Paid Off $62,000 in Undergrad Student Loans Prior to Graduation (Money Story by Dr. Jenni Rinker)
Episode 6 (Released 9/24/2018): Even in NYC, This Graduate Student Maintains a Super Frugal Lifestyle (Budget Breakdown by Athena Pierquet)
Episode 7 (Released 10/8/2018): This PhD Side Hustler Maintains a Healthy Work-Life Balance (Money Story by Dr. Caitlin Faas)
Episode 8 (Released 10/22/2018): Travel and Savings Are This Frugal Grad Student’s Top Priorities (Budget Breakdown with Latisha Franklin)
Episode 9 (Released 11/12/2018): How This Grad Student Had a Baby, Landed a TT Job, and Defended Her PhD within Six Months (Money Story with Dr. Heather)
Episode 10 (Released 11/26/2018): Working Hard and Playing Hard as a Grad Student in NYC (Budget Breakdown with Nicholas Giangreco)
Episode 11 (Release 12/10/2018): This Prof Used Geographic Arbitrage to Design Her Ideal Career and Personal Life (Money Story with Dr. Amanda)
Episode 12 (12/24/2018): An Unfunded Summer Didn’t Deter this PhD Student Thanks to Her Creative Side Hustle (Budget Breakdown with Bailey Poland)
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