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Staying Productive While Off-Campus: Some Hard-Learned Lessons

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m spending this academic year in Athens, Greece. In the previous part, I listed online resources to help productivity. This time, I’m offering pointedly lower-tech and harder-learned tips on how to get work done while fumbling through, adjusting to, or just plain enjoying a new work environment – from one master procrastinator to another. (If you’re among the few who do not get distracted by eternal beach weather or soulful folk music while drinking wine and watching the sunset: congrats, and you can skip this post!)

How will the current tax reform bills affect graduate students?

Just a few weeks ago, I was writing up this budgeting post to see if I could provide tips to other graduate students on how to stretch their stipend to cover their cost of living. The post was published right before the House of Representatives (House) and Senate passed their respective versions of tax reform bills. If you’re like me and haven’t taken a U.S.

The views expressed in this post are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Rackham Graduate School or the University of Michigan.

Starting a Monthly Budget

Want to create a monthly budget but don’t know where to start? Hopefully I can give you some ideas by recounting how I came up with my monthly budget.

My graduate school stipend is the first time in my life I’ve had a consistent monthly income that I have to live off of. I found myself in a situation where I needed a monthly budget but didn’t know how to come up with one.