Can someone recommend a good resource on moving off of corporate banking and to more socially responsible alternatives, like credit unions?
In particular, curious about how one would get and evaluate the alternatives. Both for everyday checking account type stuff and for retirement savings (eg alternatives to Vanguard?), ideally.
Calling all PhD-students doing research on platform coops -- check-out this workshop in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 9 December 2019. Contact @Collectiveactio@twitter.com for details.
If you have freelance income and want to funnel your retirement savings in the #coop economy, #SELC is organizing a cohort of 100 folks to set up self-directed solo 401ks by the end of the year. Check this form for more details and to sign up to be part of the cohort! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyLlikwcBnWDiDv5vkMhJ1nJBGLrvo2XCtjV9zqg9ESIP1_w/viewform
Come to our free plant swap on Saturday August 10 from 12-2 pm! Bring extra succulent cuttings, seeds, seedlings, and plants, or simply show up. This is about having fun with gardening without needing to buy much. All women and nonbinary people invited: https://doubleunion.tumblr.com/post/186735380549/trash-gardening-plant-swap-sat-aug-10
The ignominy of having to drink Starbucks!
i live for details like “uber employees are upset that the free coffee at work has been switched from stumptown to Starbucks”
"A product-engineering team is a lot like a system of checks and balances. [...] Healthy teams should have disagreements."
One of my fav PM's (@firstname.lastname@example.org) latest:
Reasons why I've gotten proficient at doing stuff one-handed.
Sometimes "but you'd be such a great manager!" sounds lot like the corporate version of "but you'd be a great mother!"
When you know it’s going to be an extremely good informational interview right off the bat:
Me: “So how did you initially get into engineering management?”
@email@example.com: “Honestly, sexism.”
My notes on "The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service": https://anaulin.org/blog/book-notes-the-story-of-jane-underground-abortion-service/
It's actually just marriage.
Every woman's biggest nightmare is late marriage.
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