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As an intern in New York City in 2007, I was earning $13 an hour and living the dream. Until I got an unexpected $3,000 tax bill.
Taxes weren’t being taken out of my paychecks, and I didn’t know I should be setting aside money to pay the bill at the end of the year.
Luckily, my mentor helped me get on my feet and taught me two key lessons: First, that I actually love dealing with money (and I’m good at it). And second, most financial goals can be reached by saying them out loud and making a plan.
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In 2007 I was living what I considered to be the dream. I had scored a paid internship at a women’s magazine in Manhattan, and had found an apartment in the city with two roommates I adored. One of my best friends from college was working in the same building, and another one was right across the street. Life was peachy.

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