My friend Emily and I first met while preparing to study abroad in Barcelona in 2003. Some of the first things I learned about her were that she loved ice hockey and sailing. After we graduated, Emily took a summer job as the seasonal program director of a yacht club. She took it again the following year, and the year after that.
Jillian Wong, is a 26-year-old Singaporean who works for a design website. Not too long ago, she visited New York and asked to meet with me so we could talk about the culture of money in Singapore.
Logan Sachon: Tell me about you, Josh Eidelson. Josh Eidelson: I grew up outside of Philly and got involved in the labor movement in college. My first month in college I participated in civil disobedience with campus workers who were trying to win a union contract.
Initially, Roose thought about going undercover as a banker, but as an English major who dropped an economics class after three weeks and a name that was easily Google-able, he switched gears and decided to shadow young bankers for three years as they left college and started their careers on Wall Street. His book, Young Money, is about what it's like to work as a junior banker in the largest financial institutions in the world, and how Wall Street's culture and recruiting efforts have shifted in the post-crisis era. I spoke to Roose while he was in town this week promoting his book.
Yesterday, a graphic designer posted an ad on Craigslist titled "Designer Looking For People To Do Their Job Without Pay (Anywhere)" which poked fun at people who post ads on Craigslist asking designers to do free work for them. I emailed the designer asking for a short interview. The designer, who goes by the name Mr. Furley, responded and was gracious enough to answer some of my questions. He was a wonderful curmudgeon.
A conversation with financial journalist Helaine Olen about everything that's wrong in the personal finance industrial complex.
Michael McGrath talks with author Benjamin Anastas about his new memoir.
A little over a year ago, Tess Vigeland left her job as the host of Marketplace Money (see here). She's currently working on a book about "career choices, ambition, the pressure to have a linear, upward trajectory in your work life," and has been traveling around the country interviewing people, including her own parents. Vigeland wrote a post yesterday detailing the conversation she had with her mother, a former teacher, and her father, an orthopedic surgeon who is still practicing medicine.
I stopped by the King of Pops stand on the corner of North Avenue and North Highland Avenue in Atlanta, Ga. one weekend to talk with entrepreneur and popsicle-slinger Steven Carse about how he began his now-thriving business.
There was exactly one time when I was a candidate for a position that asked me to come in for more than two interviews...
How much money can you make by renting your apartment when you shack up? And how should you feel about that?