Category Archives: Budget and money

Welcome back to the real world!

I am six weeks back into the working world, and to my surprise, little has changed since I left. The job and city are new, but the emotions and experiences are very similar to how I felt at every new job. … Continue reading

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Put your kids to work — they’ll thank you for it

I’d been back in the workforce precisely a week when the New York Times published this story about wealthy parents who worried about how to instill a work ethic in their children. One of the subjects – Steven Hayworth, a … Continue reading

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How b-school warped my brain

Here’s something they don’t tell you in the b-school literature: An MBA education warps your mind. Six months ago I thought like a journalist. I thought in terms of ledes and sources and motivations and background. I thought about column … Continue reading

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Eat well for cheap

It’s that time of year – the time of year when the loan money starts running out. Students all over the country are scraping the bottom of their bank accounts to make rent and constructing Christmas gifts out of macaroni … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 11 & 12

It seems the time delay in your free business education might be permanent – at least until I get through the hell that is cover letter writing and interview prepping season. But better late than never! Here’s a rundown of … Continue reading

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Beware Hulu watchers: ‘The era of free TV is fast dying’

That was among the refreshingly candid gems we got last week from an NBC exec. He was beamed in from New York to enhance our case discussion about NBC’s decision on whether to buy the rights to Major League Baseball. … Continue reading

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How you know you’re a poor grad student

 You see two quarters lying on the ground outside Old Navy (where you’re going to buy discount khaki pants because you don’t have enough money for Gap khakis) and your first thought, as you swoop down on them, is, “That’s … Continue reading

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Home Sweet C-ville

I’m spending my weekend on lockdown, studying for exams. But I’ve got something fun for those of you who aren’t curled up with T-accounts, journal entries and Excel spreadsheets on a Friday night. My friend MBACookie turned me on to this … Continue reading

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Beware of the Panty Thief!

I don’t have a washer/dryer any more. Part of the trade-off of becoming a student again is that I have to schlep my dirty running clothes, blue jeans and unmentionables to one of the hot, stuffy, unlockable laundry rooms in … Continue reading

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Don’t buy, rent

If you’re about to plunk down a hefty chunk of change on textbooks (because it is that time of year), read this first. According to this New York Times story the first major collegiate book publisher has decided to rent … Continue reading

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