November 22, 2020
The Mega Backdoor Roth

If you’re lucky enough to work at a company with a generous 401(k) policy, you might be able to take advantage of a wonderful investment mechanism called the mega backdoor Roth IRA. Each year, you can contribute a large chunk of money that grows tax free until the end of time. Nice!

November 14, 2020
Understanding your Equity Compensation

When I joined my first startup, options were the most confusing part of my compensation package. Nowadays it’s pretty common for a decent chunk of a tech worker’s compensation to be paid as equity in the company. However, the value, laws, and strategy about handling equity tend to be more complicated than it seems on the surface.

November 10, 2020
How I wasted a day installing Ubuntu

Yesterday, a good chunk of my day went into installing Linux. It was supposed to be a quick task: install it and be done. However, a few mistakes here and there cost me hours of time, and I was quite upset. Writing this blog post is a means of catharsis. At least I’ll have something to talk about from the whole experience.