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Nov 27, 2022Liked by Michelle Elisabeth Varghese

I loved reading about your journey and your methodical way of assessing things such as with your spreadsheet. You also have such beautiful phrases sprinkled throughout your essay like "it’s important to know your runway, a fancy way of saying how long you can live without an income" and "Classic Silicon Valley stuff" and "This dusty desert small town could be my Walden Pond." :)

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Nov 20, 2022Liked by Michelle Elisabeth Varghese

Math behind the madness is a pithy way to show the difficulty of personal finance. Daily life and big life changes are rife with human psychological biases and emotions. Personal finance is a world of logic and numbers. Bridging the gap in any way we can is always the best practice and you did that for yourself. Way to own the uncertainty in a way that empowered your moves.

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Michelle Elisabeth Varghese

I'm channeling my inner "Bacaj": there's so much "give" in this article, Michelle!

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Michelle Elisabeth Varghese

“But there was math behind the madness.”

Such a great line, Michelle! And I love the startup principles you’re using. I worked at a startup hub for a couple of years and resonate with that thinking.

Super helpful of you to break it down for people!

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