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2013 7/May

After spending the first week of my self-employment working exclusively from the couch of my 500 square foot apartment out of fear of not finding a good internet connection in the outside world, I decided to venture out and start testing out coffee shops. Yesterday, I visited two great coffee shops around the corner from my apartment only […]

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2013 6/May

  It was no more than 10 seconds after I told my father that I was leaving my job before the word “insurance” came out his mouth.  Not how great of an idea and life experience I was about to embark on, not even anything negative about not earning money, only one thing… health insurance. […]

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2013 30/Apr

As I tie up all of the final loose ends and hand over formal documentation on how to complete my daily tasks, I am feeling slightly odd. Not that I am handing over that stuff – that part is awesome – the fact that I have been coming to the same place of work for […]

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2013 29/Apr

As I approach my day of reckoning (t-minus 2 days), I have mixed emotions. On one hand I feel that inner giddy-ness you feel towards the end of a school year when you know summer is just around the corner. On the other hand, I am acutely aware that the day I go free is […]

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2013 27/Apr

Check out my new business cards… classy right?!?   Actually, believe it or not, those are just for fun. They give away free business cards at vistaprint.com if you get one with their URL on the back. I couldn’t resist having a bunch like this. Best $3.99 I have ever spent on a joke (the […]

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2013 26/Apr

There is an endless list of items that need to be considered while preparing for my journey ahead, but one jumps straight to the top for me and that is the money situation. I do not want to get into the exact specifics, but over the last 7 years or so I have saved a fair bit […]

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2013 22/Apr

As my day job winds down (t-minus 9 days!), I have been investigating my post work options. Unemployment benefits have never really been an option for me, but out of curiosity I checked out how the system works. As I was reading the online material on NY State unemployment, I came across an interesting program called SEAP […]

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