Zalo's Journey

Where are you and where are you going?
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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by Dunkelheit » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:14 am

Olaz wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:10 pm
Dunkelheit wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:55 am
Awesome journal, Zalo!

Could you recommend some of those documentaries and podcasts you mention about investing, diet, well-being, ...?

Good luck on your new life! I'm looking forward to read new updates.

RadicalPersonalFinance is by far by favorite. I also like GoodFortune, a Stoic podcast. The Survivalist Poscast is interesting too.

For documentaries, I pick and choose them on Netflix.
Thank Olaz! Good luck tomorrow!! ;)

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by jennypenny » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:05 am

Good luck Zalo!

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by Viktor K » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:37 am

Good luck from China :)

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by Dunkelheit » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:29 am

Hi Olaz! How was your first day?

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by BRUTE » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:17 am

yea, seriously, how can Olaz leave humans and brute hanging like this?

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by C40 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:54 am

Olaz is in the machine now. busy busy busy, a little gear turning in millions of circles.

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by Olaz » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:21 pm

Haha, it was great! Everyone is superbly friendly, good-looking, and ridiculously smart! A handpicked bunch indeed. Most of the Office is twenty somethings, with upper management being middle-aged. Day went in a blur. Got sushi for lunch with the Co-owner of the firm. After 6, we all played softball as a team and went to dinner. I successfully bat 3 out of 3 times! Not bad for the first time playing. They accommodated my WFPB diet, so fruit smoothy points for that.

An entire week has gone by very very quickly. I've been learning tons about financial planning software, client etiquette, portfolio strategy, etc. Also figuring out how to best optimIze commuter benefits, company offered insurance, an FSA, etc. Navigating the workplace social scene will take a manual or two lol.

I definitely feel like I'm in the middle class machine now! What with taxes and living expenses higher than 7K/yr, I am strongly feeling the urge to increase my income and decrease recurring expenses as much as possible.

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by Dragline » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:30 pm

Glad you are enjoying it so far.

If you can avoid lifestyle creep, almost everything else will take care of itself.

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Re: Zalo's Journey

Post by Scott 2 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:33 pm

I agree, glad the company is a fit so far. The people you work with and for make the experience.

I'm definitely a little jealous of your opportunity to learn about finance from professionals in the field.

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