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As a PhD (in training), you face unique money challenges that stem from your low stipend/salary during your years of graduate school and postdoc training. Listen here for the hard-won financial wisdom of your fellow graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs. From budgeting and frugality to investing and debt repayment, this podcast is your higher education in personal finance.

Personal Finance for PhDs Emily Roberts

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As a PhD (in training), you face unique money challenges that stem from your low stipend/salary during your years of graduate school and postdoc training. Listen here for the hard-won financial wisdom of your fellow graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs. From budgeting and frugality to investing and debt repayment, this podcast is your higher education in personal finance.

    Why Mental Health Is Worth Investing In (with PhD Balance Founder Susanna Harris)

    Why Mental Health Is Worth Investing In (with PhD Balance Founder Susanna Harris)

    In this episode, Emily interviews Susanna Harris, a PhD student at the University of North Carolina and the founder of PhD Balance (formerly PhDepression). Susanna is an outspoken advocate for the mental health of PhDs. However, bolstering mental health can take up-front resources, such as time, money, and energy. Susanna argues that mental health is worth investing in, particularly in your early 20s and while you're affiliated with a university. Susanna and Emily discuss low- and no-cost methods to improve

    • 39 Min.
    This Grad Student Is on the Lowest Rung of the Pay Ladder and Side Hustles to Compensate

    This Grad Student Is on the Lowest Rung of the Pay Ladder and Side Hustles to Compensate

    In this episode, Emily interviews Sarah 'Frankie' Frank, a grad student in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Frankie describes the hierarchy of grad student positions at UW; the positions she's primarily held over her years in grad school, teaching assistantships, are on the lowest level in terms of hourly pay. To make ends meet, Frankie side hustles doing activities that she truly loves, chiefly tutoring and baking.

    • 34 Min.
    Three Financial Strategies Every Early-Career PhD Should Employ (with Kate Mielitz, PhD, AFC)

    Three Financial Strategies Every Early-Career PhD Should Employ (with Kate Mielitz, PhD, AFC)

    In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Kate Mielitz, an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University who holds a PhD in financial planning and is an Accredited Financial Counselor. Kate gives her top three financial tips for early-career PhDs: celebrating financial wins, no matter how small they are; asking questions regarding your pay and benefits; and saving in advance so you can say "yes" to networking opportunities, from a meal or drink with a colleague to conferences. Kate also tells the story of a

    • 35 Min.
    How This Graduate Student Rejects the Academic Culture of Being Broke

    How This Graduate Student Rejects the Academic Culture of Being Broke

    In this episode, Emily interviews Hajer Nakua, a rising second-year PhD student in neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Hajer describes how the culture of being "broke" in academia becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy for individual graduate students. Hajer and Emily discuss in detail Hajer's top three strategies for breaking this cycle of brokeness in graduate school and how you can change your money mindset. Hajer identifies the culture of consumerism as the top culprit.

    • 43 Min.
    How to Combat the Negative Financial Attitudes We Learned in Academia and in Childhood

    How to Combat the Negative Financial Attitudes We Learned in Academia and in Childhood

    In this episode, Emily interviews Cortnie Baity, a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Sciences at Florida State University and licensed marriage and family therapist intern. Cortnie's dissertation is on how your upbringing influences your financial attitudes and behaviors later in life and how to effect better financial outcomes, specifically for African American families. Cortnie shares a framework from the literature of four money belief systems, three of which significantly correlate with

    • 35 Min.
    Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Choose a PhD Program That Will Support Your Personal and Professional Development

    Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Choose a PhD Program That Will Support Your Personal and Professional Development

    This episode comprises seven audio clips from PhDs and PhD students who are advocates for PhD students’ professional and personal development. They each answer the prompt: “What aspects of a PhD program - beyond academics and research - should a prospective graduate student consider when deciding among offers of admission and why? How should they investigate and evaluate the strength of a program in this area?” The contributors are Dr. Emily Roberts of Personal Finance for PhDs on finances, Mr. Kevin

    • 38 Min.

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