How I Negotiated A Severance Package And Got Paid To Quit My Job

By Sydney on April 20th 2015 in Career 16 comments

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During the financial crisis, I remember being scared about how bad the markets got and wondering if the nosedive would ever bottom out. Even though I had decent job stability back then, I was still fearful of getting laid off. Little did I know, many years later I would end up eagerly raising my hand […]

The Best Things In Life Are Free!

By Sydney on April 23rd 2015 in Personal Finance 3 comments

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I’ve always been one to LOVE free stuff. I’m sure a lot of you do too. It doesn’t even have to be something that interesting or of great value for me to get excited about something free. San Francisco is a great city for free things and constantly has me saying, the best things in […]

How To Make Faster Decisions And Stop Being Indecisive

By Sydney on April 16th 2015 in Productivity 2 comments

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Do you ever feel like there are so many choices that you just can’t make up your mind? It can be enough to drive you crazy! Having choices is great but it can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even debilitating sometimes. But even with a seemingly endless amount of options we can learn how to make […]

What Is A Robo-Advisor And Should You Use One?

By Sydney on April 13th 2015 in Personal Finance 2 comments

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As a frugal person who enjoys personal finance, I am continually amazed at the growing number of financial tech (fintech) companies. A lot of them are headquartered just a stone’s throw away from where I live, ie Personal Capital, Motif Investing, Prosper, and FutureAdvisor just to name a few. And I find it fascinating how […]

Untemplater Income Report March 2015

By Sydney on April 9th 2015 in Entrepreneurship 12 comments

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March few by in a flash! I even forgot to wear green on St. Patrick’s day until 8pm that night. Usually I set out a green outfit the day before but this year I was so focused on my projects I almost totally forgot haha. The weather was gorgeous in San Francisco and I kept […]

One Thing Done Is One Thing Less To Do

By Sydney on April 5th 2015 in Productivity 6 comments

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Lately, I’ve been giving myself little pep talks saying, “One thing done is one thing less to do. Just keep going. Don’t give up. Every little bit helps!” It isn’t always easy to think positively, but it’s true that every little bit helps. My pan even smiled back at me (above pic) recently reminding me […]

Working On The Road Review: It’s Time To Devise Your Escape Plan!

By Sydney on March 30th 2015 in Mobile Lifestyle 8 comments

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Those of you who have followed along my untemplate journey know that I’m a fan of experimenting in order to find the things you love to do and live the life you want. A big part of living a happy and fulfilling Untemplater lifestyle is finding a career path that blends well with your interests […]