The holidays tend to be the most crucial time for me when it comes to money.
It all starts with Thanksgiving. The first of many good times with friends and family this season in which you splurge and go all out. I sometimes can feel too much “merryness” and spend money when I shouldn’t.
This Thanksgiving was a special one, though. Not just because I got to go to Schenectady, New York, to visit my friend’s family, but also because my first loan payment was due that same day: November 28, 2013. (Ha. Nice timing, Universe).
Oh, yes. I had a lot to be thankful for this year.
With temperatures dropping from 60 degrees to 30 degrees in just 1 week, the November cold strolled into the northeast like a burglar in the night. But even though I feel the chill, things back home in Puerto Rico are starting to heat up (and not because it’s a tropical island or anything).
Oh yes. They’re here. College application deadlines.
As you all know, I recently moved to New York City, bringing with me my charm, big hopes, and my knowledge of all that is money savvy.
The one thing I didn’t pack? A paying job.
Last week, I received a text message from my little brother that said: “No sé a qué universidades solicitar. ¿Me ayudas?” (I don’t know what universities to apply to. Would you help me out?)
As a recent post-grad and awesome big sister, I was happy to help. I replied with a tough question: “Claro. ¿Dónde te ves en los próximos años?” (Of course. Where do you see yourself in the next 4 years?)
I didn’t ask myself these types of things when I applied to colleges—and I wish someone would have.
Due to my current position as a conference producer in SoHo, New York, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different topics in the finance field. Producing a conference about private equity and real estate in Latin America has put me in touch with so many CEOs, CIOs, and a few financial funds.
Wait, no … #ALLTHEFUNDS.
I started working at a company in SoHo, New York 2 weeks ago. It isn’t what I pictured doing with a film and TV degree. I figured I’d be working with some production company, editing videos or reading scripts.
But like I said in my last post, this is just step one of my New York adventure—and I’ve already learned a lot about subjects I’d never been exposed to before.
Carmen Guzmán finished up her internship here at SALT™; however, the real work for this new post-grad is just beginning. Lucky for us, she’s back to document where her journey takes her next. Her first stop? Brooklyn and an unpaid internship. (Maybe.) Here’s what she’s been up to.
August 22, 2013 was a regular summer day…
I woke up surrounded by boxes. “Ah yes, I am in the middle of a move.” I say to myself that morning. I groan and moan all the way to the bathroom. Proceed to wash my face and get ready for the day. “Ah yes, it’s the 8:45 a.m. train. It’s packed.” I manage to sit down after a few stops and start reading my friend’s book of short stories.
Suddenly, I am transported to 100 Cambridge St. I walk through the 18th floor and I sit on what I’ve been calling “my cubicle” for the past few months. I sip on some “divine doughnut” coffee. I open outlook. (This is the routine guys, get with it.) And I finally realize “Wait…today’s my last day at ASA.”
Over the weekend, Lady Gaga came back with “Applause” and the Yankees and Red Sox played a series with ejections included.
Pass the time by catching up on what you may have missed last week on the SALT™ Blog
As a job-searching millennial, I waited for this day to come since I started using the web to find a job. Yes, the day when I would use video chat for an interview.
Think about it. Not having to travel to charm people. No awkward handshake, just a wave. Not having to wear pants during the interview. Ok. Maybe that last one is a little too much, but you get the idea. Video chatting is a great way of having meetings without putting a complete halt to your day. It’s practical and accessible, but not that personal.
Last Thursday I experienced my first Google hangout interview and here are my observations on the experience.