Spending four years feeling out of place might just teach you how to find your place.

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The Dream

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of going to an Ivy League school. After all, that was my parents’ American dream: work hard to provide an environment conducive to cultivating success in their children. The most critical step that came before adulthood was which college I would attend.


If only I put my money in these at the beginning of last year…

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To say that the stock market performed surprisingly well in 2020 would be an understatement. For the major indices, this translated to the Dow rising by 7.3%, the S&P 16.3%, and the Nasdaq an impressive 43.6% to finish out the year.


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Robinhood (Source: TechCrunch)

Are you looking to try your investing but don’t know where to start? Or, have you started investing but feel like you don’t really know what you’re doing? Whatever the case, you’re at the right place.


Then I Had My Worst Trading Week Ever

Checking my brokerage account has started to become a masochistic exercise to see how much more money I lost in the stock market. By the end of yesterday, my account balance showed that I had wiped out over a month of profits in a single week. How naive I was to think that a $5,000 loss would be the most I experienced in February.


In short, yes. Here’s why I run 2 Medium Partner Program accounts.

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My Medium Partner Program Earnings from My Two Accounts
  • Can you have multiple Medium accounts? Yes.
  • Can you run multiple Medium Partner Program accounts? Yes.
  • Why should you consider using multiple Medium accounts? I’ll explain in more detail below.

Why It’s Okay to Have Multiple Medium Accounts


My account went down nearly $5,000 within two hours today.

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Eating breakfast while staring at a several thousand dollar loss isn’t fun. By this point, I know this feeling all too well. I don’t know about you, but I often see stories about how others are managing to score enviable gains in the stock market. However, learning how to navigate red days in my account has been instrumental to helping me keep my overall trading trajectory.


Why I’m not buying Bitcoin, and what I’m doing instead.

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I would have easily made over 300% of my investment in under a year if I had invested in Bitcoin at the start of 2020. In fact, between the time I started writing this article and where it’s trading now, Bitcoin has soared another $6,000 or another 15% in price.


It’s not a four hour work week for me.

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“Escape the 9–5, live anywhere and join the new rich.” — Tim Ferris

Currently, I’m probably working at least ten hours a day that easily increases if I’m busier. It’s not an outrageous work schedule, but it’s not the kind of working lifestyle that would allow me to live anywhere and join the new rich.


Congratulations on landing your new job! Now, let’s set you up for success on your new team.

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While the recommendations here are aimed at people entering new software engineering roles, the tips for success can also be applied to internal team transfers and even existing roles.

1. Schedule 1:1 Meetings With Your Teammates


I use Google Sheets to track my giving, and you can too.

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In church, you may have heard of the word “tithe.” According to Oxford Languages, the word tithe literally means “one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy.”

Silver Berry

Software engineer by trade, stock market aficionado for fun

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