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What It Means To Leave A Financial Legacy

One of my great inspirations is the story of my grandmother, a woman with grade school education who fled a war–torn country with her four children. She found a life here in the United States, raising them alone on the edge of Harlem in New York City. She worked night shifts at a hospital while…

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Marie Kondo and Your Finances

Simplicity. This is what I strive for, with my everyday life and my choices. So back in 2014, when this little book with a long name called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo became all the rage , I decided to leaf through the pages…

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Going From Middle Class to (Feeling) Poor in College

I recently read this blog post by the Finance Twins, and to be honest, it made me cry. The author talks about experiencing imposter syndrome while attending an Ivy League university. He went from living near the poverty line to being thrust into a world where fellow classmates had money to burn. His widowed mother never…

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Ten Years- Reflecting back and looking into the future

On September 15, 2008, the fourth largest investment bank in the United States declared bankruptcy. Lehman Brothers, founded in 1850, was en route to its demise. Due to its risky investments in subprime mortgages, the company could no longer sustain itself. This behemoth firm, which had over $600 billion in assets AND over $600 billion…

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