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June 15, 2020  

Ep 9. Personal Finance during the PhD (ft. Emily Roberts)

June 15, 2020

Sarah Bowen and Merle van den Akker interview Emily Roberts on how to best manage your personal finances during a PhD, whether in behavioural science or not!

Emily Roberts received a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 2014 and has been writing and teaching about personal finance since 2011. She is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and PhD Stipends and blogs about money at Evolving Personal Finance.

Emily takes us through her 8-step financial framework for graduate students which will allow us to decide how best to use our money and more!

Finding Emily:

Twitter: @PFforPhDs





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Website to share information about PhD income around the US:

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Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”