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Investing: A Primer. Which is Pretty Much All You Should Need.

I almost never write about plain old investing. For one, pretty much everyone else already does. Then there’s the fact that it’s rather boring. Add on to that it’s oftentimes
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Early Exercising Stock Options. Whaaaa?

You’re working at an awesome company. You think it might Go Big. And they’ve given you a bunch of stock options that vest over several years.
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Are THESE Robots Better for Women?

Roboadvisors are so 2015. Roboadvisors for women are what all the cool kids are talking about in 2016. Roboadvisors are, at the core, software. So, can this software be designed
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Socially Responsible Investing: Is It a Good Idea for Women in Tech?

If you’re a woman in tech, you’re likely interested in Socially Responsible Investing. You’re affluent,  highly educated, and female. The exact demographics most interested in SRI. Which is to say, my
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“The Opposite of Spoiled” or Kids V. Money: Thunderdome

Do you want your children to understand what thrift is, evaluate trade-offs in their decision-making, practice gratitude, and grapple with the idea of <gasp!> “enough”? You might want to pick
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Employee Stock Purchase Plans. With a Plan and Discipline in Your Back Pocket, It’s Free Money

If you’re anything like my husband (smart, tech savvy, but jaded about the financial industry and utterly uninterested in the nuts and bolts of personal finance), Employee Stock Purchase Plans
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“Essentialism” and the Disciplined Pursuit of a Better Financial Future.

I recently read the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown. To vastly simplify it: time is a finite resource, spend it well. As I read it,
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A Gender Gap Women Can Get Behind

Gender gaps usually don’t usually work in women’s favor. The pay gap. Representation at the executive level. Number of female founders. These all hurt women financially.
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My company hit it big! What do I do with all this stock?

Some of the problems in the high tech industry are enviable problems to have. To wit: having a lot of company stock because your company made it big.
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What happened to Apple can happen to you(r company)

Apple stock fell 14% last month. More importantly, in the last year, Apple’s stock has dropped by over a quarter. I don’t really care why.
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