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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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For me, my journey of 26.2 miles at the Chicago Marathon began with a single step, with a total of 47,006 steps according to my watch. I have written a post about what marathon training can teach you about personal finance. Now having two…

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When I first started this blog, I did not have a good sense of where I wanted to go with it. I was just so fired up about getting the message of personal finance out to the veterinary community. I figured that blogging would be the best medium for me to use my voice. Little…

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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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Five years ago, we decided to do what millions of people do every year. We decided to take a magical trip to Disneyland. My oldest was obsessed with the Pixar movie Cars. What better way to feed into this obsession than by visiting a theme park that had an entire section dedicated to this movie?…

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I am a big fan of Costco. In case you don’t know about Costco, let me give you a quick overview.  It is an international warehouse chain that requires an annual paid membership ($60 for a basic membership) in order to shop at their stores.  It is now considered the world’s second largest retailer, the…

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