May 7, 2007

Week past, week next

May 7, 2007 - Categories: weekly

Last week was a week of thresholds. I’ve started doing my usability
tests, and I’m not going to stop until I finish them. Then I’m going
to write them up into my thesis, and then I’ll be done.

Whoa.

Last week, I went through my first ever behavioral interview. An IBM
HR person asked me those job-interview-type questions that start with
“Tell me a story about a time you…”.

Last week, I scheduled my first job interview.

Things are moving faster and faster. I’m walking through so many doors.

Goals for this week:

I also *really* need to explore my goals this week, because my job
interview is coming up and I had better have a good idea of what I’m
getting myself into. Can I stand a job with high travel and lots of
stress if it means learning a lot?

Decisions, decisions…

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Money management for the next stage in your life

May 7, 2007 - Categories: finance

I attended a personal finance seminar by Ellen Roseman, a Toronto Star columnist and University of Toronto alumna. I’ll write about it in more detail as I reflect more on personal finance, but here are a few new nuggets I picked up:

Interesting tips came from the other attendees:

Worth the time.

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May 8, 2012
I eventually graduated and started earning money, so I applied the advice to make the most of my RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). The stock market hasn’t really grown much, but maybe it will in the future. Even if it doesn’t, I figured that I’ll be no worse off than most people, so I can afford the experiment.