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Chicken-Counting

Chicken-Counting

As I mentioned last week, I’m starting a new job in a couple weeks. And this means that I have a lot more clarity on certain topics than I did a month ago. I know where I’m going to be working, I know what my salary will be, and I know when and where I’m supposed to show up on my first day.

But there are a lot of details that I don’t know yet, and I’m feeling very impatient about finding them out. If you could put a magical microphone up to my brain and listen in on my thoughts for a few moments, they would sound something like this (imagine me talking reallyreallyfast):

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A Smart Move

For all the financially responsible steps I didn’t take over the past 10-15 years, there’s one thing I know I did right: I opened a Roth IRA.

To be clear, this certainly wasn’t my idea—it was my dad’s. He had me open one a long time ago, when I still lived at home, I think when I was about 19 or 20.

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