Stop asking for legal & preferred name on job applications

Recruiters / hiring managers: When you meet someone for the first time, would you demand to see their papers before you will even speak to them? Of course not. That would be rude. And weird. You would just ask them what their name is.  So why do your job applications ask candidates to make the distinction between legal and preferred names? From a transgender…

Privilege and the Pursuit of Financial Independence

I’ve noticed a serious lack of privilege awareness in certain financial independence groups, so it’s an important topic I want to address. Even when pursuing Financial Independence through a socially conscious lens, we have to admit to ourselves that FI is rooted in privilege. Personally, my motive is to secure my own freedom & independence from a system that is not inclusive. But it…