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I set a goal to purchase a rental property by 2021 as a step in making my day job “optional” by age 35. I believe that the fastest, most reliable way to guarantee years of monthly cashflow is real estate. Shelter is one of the basic needs of a human, after all, and there will always be demand for housing. Confident in my simple cause-and-effect logic, I began my journey of becoming a landlord at age 24.*

Now that my mind was made up guess what my first step in beginning my real estate empire was? Yup, I Googled it…


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I want to prove that it is not difficult to eat healthy food while on a tight budget. I’ll be sharing weekly recipes that are both friendly to your wallet and to your health. At the end of the grocery list, I’ll share how much I paid for each of the food items. Pantry staple items like olive oil, salt/pepper/rice are not included in the cost. This is another step that I’m taking to be financially conscious while not sacrificing my health.

I’ve been feeling the stress of quarantine and increased working hours more intensely lately. The anxiety hits the…


Me and Comet

I love dogs. If you think “love” is a strong word, imagine its strength, and multiply hundredfold. I’ve cried while walking on the street because I see dogs that I think are too cute. I stop random dog walkers who are sometimes uncomfortable by my boldness. Sometimes, I even take photos of dogs across the street because although I’m separated from the dog by a million cars, I want to cherish the memory of a cute dog. Sounds crazy? I accept it.

A part of my obsession with dogs comes from wanting something that I can’t get. I’ve begged and…


However, schools need to find a way to bridge the wealth gap and equalize opportunities for all students, regardless of their financial background

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I’m fortunate to have received a world-class education. Quite literally world-class, as I went to six different institutions between Korea, Singapore, and two coasts in the United States. Throughout these countries and cities, I had the privilege of sampling different public and private schools every three to four years. After years of what seemed like “trials” of education at various institutions, I found that there was one clear winner: my ultra-elite New England college preparatory boarding school. Founded in the 1700s, it is one of America’s most historic secondary schools, a part of the famed Eight Schools Association. …


A few tears were shed in the creation of this habit.

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I cried at work on Monday.

While I was on call with senior leadership, something snapped inside of me, and with infinite gratitude for the Zoom mute button, I muted myself to sob onto my keypad. As I choked up my next sentence, doing my best to hide my recent outburst, the two leaders paused in awkward silence. My mind racing — will I get fired? — I quickly muted myself again. After a hesitant “are you ok?” …


A classic combo packed with veggie-based proteins and vitamins!

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I want to prove that it is not difficult to eat healthy food while on a tight budget. I’ll be sharing weekly recipes that are both friendly to your wallet and to your health. At the end of the grocery list, I’ll share how much I paid for each of the food items. Pantry staple items like olive oil, salt/pepper/rice are not included in the cost. This is another step that I’m taking to be financially conscious while not sacrificing my health.

This “salad” keeps well in the fridge, and is…


Lessons from a second year veteran Analyst at a large Consulting Firm

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The start of autumn signals the much-awaited holiday season, pumpkin-spiced everything, and hopefully, a slightly more nippy weather. Along with the traditional warm and fuzzies, autumn also brings about exciting changes in various mega-firms as they kickstart campus recruiting.

Having been a previous intern and a direct campus hire into a large Consulting firm, I’m passionate about bringing top talent into the firm that has given so much for me. I’m fortunate to be a part of the recruiting efforts at my company, and this year, the most frequently asked question was: “how do you become a good Consulting analyst?”


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I want to prove that it is not difficult to eat healthy food while on a tight budget. I’ll be sharing weekly recipes that are both friendly to your wallet and to your health. At the end of the grocery list, I’ll share how much I paid for each of the food items. Pantry staple items like olive oil, salt/pepper/rice are not included in the cost. This is another step that I’m taking to be financially conscious while not sacrificing my health.

I want to emphasize that this recipe is not a traditional bolognese recipe. I took the familiar sauce…


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I want to prove that it is not difficult to eat healthy food while on a tight budget. I’ll be sharing weekly recipes that are both friendly to your wallet and to your health. At the end of the grocery list, I’ll share how much I paid for each of the food items. Pantry staple items like olive oil, salt/pepper/rice are not included in the cost. This is another step that I’m taking to be financially conscious while not sacrificing my health.

There’s a heatwave going through LA right now, and I wasn’t in the mood to cook anything warm…


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I interviewed with the wealth management division of a large investment firm when I was a sophomore in college. A classmate had referred me to his boss, so I was sure the outcome would be good. When I walked into the glass skyscraper in the Los Angeles Financial District, I was giddy with the anticipation of an internship opportunity that could serve as a stepping stone to a lucrative career in finance.

I had brushed up on the material that I had learned in Intro to Finance, and while I didn’t know the ins and outs of wealth management, I…

Jackie Kim

Life philosophies: ambition, diligence, and selflessness. Daughter, immigrant, and consultant dedicated to becoming her personal best, while elevating others.

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