When It’s Finally Time To Find A New Job: My Job Search Quest Begins

By Sydney on September 15th 2014 in Career 6 comments

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Life is funny. When we’re kids we have all kinds of fun and crazy ideas of what we want to be when we grow up. We were free from inhibitions, fears, and biases because we were busy being enthusiastic, curious, and silly. But as we grow up, our thoughts and aspirations can become cloudy and more uncertain. Doubt creeps […]

How Often Do You Use Coupons To Save Money?

By Sydney on September 8th 2014 in Personal Finance 5 comments

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I consider myself a value shopper. For example, I only like buying clothes at cheap places like Target, Old Navy, and Ross. I have absolutely no desire to buy anything from stores like LV, Gucci or Prada. Luxury goods feels like such a waste of money to me because designer brands have 90%+ gross profit margins. And as a […]

Why Are So Many People Bad At Their Jobs?!

By Sydney on September 1st 2014 in Business 19 comments

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Playwright Jean-Paul Sartre has a famous line in one of his plays, “Hell is other people.” Haha, while I’m sure there are many proper literary interpretations of what that means, I think that quote is simple, dead on, and oh so true. People can make things over complicated, and so frustrating. I’ve had a lot of aggravating days […]

How To Negotiate A Severance Package From A Job You Hate

By Financial Samurai on August 25th 2014 in Career 5 comments

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For a couple years now, I’ve been trying to spread the message that one should never quit their jobs, but get laid off instead and negotiate a severance package. I got laid off in 2012, and it was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me because I planned for it. […]

Overcoming Fear: Confessions And Coping With My Biggest Fears

By Sydney on August 18th 2014 in Self Improvement 13 comments

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Life has a way of constantly testing us. Sometimes we get lucky and coast for months or years without any major problems or fears. And other times, everything comes crashing down all at once, day after day, and our limits are put to the test. Things have been rather rough and stressful for me over […]

Maybe You’re Your Own Worst Enemy?

By Financial Samurai on August 11th 2014 in Untemplate 5 comments

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After writing a post called, “Taking The Chairman’s Flight To Career Suicide” on Get Rich Slowly, what ensued in the comment section turned out to be quite a surprise. My post was written in a way to share how I was beat up during my first couple years on Wall Street and how I dreamed of […]

Vice Investing: Who Says You Can’t Get High Off Marijuana Stocks?

By Sydney on August 4th 2014 in Untemplate Leave a comment!

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At least once a day as I go about my business around San Francisco, the waft of weed blows past me on the street. Sometimes it’s quite obvious who it’s coming from, other times it’s hard to tell. Certain places I walk past have their habitual smokers, while others are totally random. It used to […]