Author: Chris

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Stop Googling, “What Degree Makes the Most Money?”

Have you ever googled this question? “What degree makes the most money?: Each year, new lists come out of the highest-paying degree fields for that year. Sometimes, we see the list for the lowest-paid too. These types of lists create one of the dumbest phenomena

10 Things I Learned From One Year of Blogging

It’s coming up on the one year anniversary of the first visitors to the Roostervane site. While I wrote the first couple posts in June 2019, the first visitors started in September. And that’s when I started writing constantly. There are a few things I’ve

My 4 Favorite Personal Finance Books

I wasn’t taught about personal finance growing up. You may not have been either. What we did know about money came from social attitudes that my parents (and almost everyone else I knew) held. We don’t talk about money. It’s not polite. Money doesn’t buy

11 Persistent Myths About Post-PhD Jobs Outside of Academia

There’s a weird veil of silence for a lot of us about what happens outside of academia with a PhD. It’s a complicated period of transition and there’s a lot we don’t understand about it. Which makes total sense. And since people don’t know about