Weekend Reads: Investing, Happiness, and Grad School Posted July 17, 2015 by Kaitlin Butler
A Harvard-educated economist who can't invest his money? In an Upshot article "for the rest of us," Professor Sendhil Mullainathan reveals exactly that. He doesn't quite know what to do with his money, doesn't know what options are best, and doesn't want to think about it—sound familiar? Follow him through the process of facing his financial situation and ultimately choosing an investment vehicle.
Pursuing happiness can inspire some of the most dissatisfying results—when simple tips, tricks, and daily mantras pile up, they can create a negative backlash and make cheerfulness feel strained. Senior HBR editor Alison Beard helps readers sort through the literature and shares her own perspective on accepting stress, seeking long-term fulfillment, and more.
Grad school loans with an interest rate of 10%? Not for Ashish Patel, one of CommonBond's own developers, who graduated with an Ivy League engineering degree and more than $50,000 in debt. Ashish decided he'd pay off his student loans as quickly as possible after graduation and did so in four years. Read on for Ashish's strategy and tips for eliminating your own debt.
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