How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation

‘Tis the Season This is the time of year when teachers and faculty are asked to write letters of recommendation. This winter has been typical: I’ve written 4-5 letters for grad school, 3-4 letters for people applying to faculty positions, 2-3 letters for undergrads applying to summer research programs, and another handful for folks applying […]

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The Taxman Cometh

Tax Season! For those of us in the US, it’s time to start thinking about taxes. It’s painful to pay taxes, but, as we’ll discover, at least you can file your taxes for free! It is a very good idea to know why you owe what you owe in taxes. Once you do, you can […]

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Origin​ Story

Let me tell you how it all began. In 2015, I was on sabbatical. While I liked to think of myself as a generally money-wise person, I was acutely aware I had been making big financial decisions (buying a house, taking the no-pension retirement option, taking a full year sabbatical) with guesstimates and napkin math. […]

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