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Malcolm Ethridge is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, speaker, blogger, and self-proclaimed personal finance nerd. His areas of expertise include retirement planning, investments, tax planning, insurance, equity compensation, and other executive benefits. He leverages that expertise to help senior managers and executives in tech make sense of some of the most complex financial situations that working professionals tend to face.

40. African Americans’ Contributions to the Modern Internet (Part 1) with Albert E. White

Through the years, a small handful of individuals have all taken credit for bringing us what we know as the modern internet. However, it is possible for more than one of those stories to be accurate, as the modern internet is the combination of several…

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39. What Happens To Your Equity When Your Company Goes Private

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you have certainly heard about Elon Musk’s plans to buy Twitter and take it from a public company to a private one.  Oftentimes, there are many things that will change when a company goes private.

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38. Developing Passive Investment Income as a Tech Professional with Christopher Nelson

Tech professionals are some of the best paid and most in-demand workers around the globe. And in exchange for that great pay and other incentives, it is not uncommon to log back-to-back (to back to back to back) 50, 60,

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37. Finding Liquidity for Your Illiquid Shares with Vieje Piauwasdy

If you’ve ever worked for a startup, then you know it can feel a bit like watching paint dry, waiting for the company to reach its light at the end of the tunnel, going public, and allowing you to finally cash in on all of your hard work and contributi…

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36. Taking the Emotion Out of Investing with Daniel Crosby

The underlying theme of the stock market and the way it functions is that we are all rational actors in a rational world, acting on the very same publicly available information at the very same time. But the reality is that we are all irrational beings…

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35. Common Tax Pitfalls to Avoid When Managing Your Equity with Daniel Hodgin

When it comes to your equity, every decision, whether it’s to do something with your shares, or to do nothing at all, comes with a tax consequence. But sometimes, the consequences of that action or inaction, are less obvious, until it’s a year later,

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34. The Importance of Negotiating Your Equity with Brooke Harley

Unsure whether and how to ask for more equity when negotiating your new compensation package? The 30 minutes you spend negotiating your new employment agreement could change the course of your entire future,

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33. LatinX Representation in Tech and Venture Capital with Cheryl Campos

Less than 1% of all professionals working in venture capital today identify as LatinX, and only 1.2% of LatinX founders had access to or received VC funding in the last year. However, there are several leaders in the finance and tech communities active…

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32. Talking to Your Family About Money with Amy Castoro

We’ve all heard the statistics and read the articles about the pro athlete or entertainer who lived a life of luxury for years, spent money freely, gave it away, didn’t respect it, and then one day, they were no longer at the height of their fame and s…

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31. Are NFTs a Fad or the Future? with Jesse Krieger

Not that long ago, we were all trying to wrap our collective heads around this thing called Bitcoin and how it was promising to revolutionize the way we all pay for goods and services. And now, before we’ve really even come to a consensus on whether cr…

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30. Passive Investing in Farmland and Agriculture with Peter Badger

Whenever we think of investing in real estate, we tend to think of either single family homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, or maybe shopping malls. But rarely do we think of buying raw or developed land as a means to invest in real estate an…

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29. Cultivating the Next Generation of Black Tech Leaders With Clinton Browning

Traditionally, companies source their executive teams and boards of directors solely through their existing networks of employees, investors, friends or family. This tends to lead to companies being led by groups who are not very reflective of their wo…

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28. Malcolm’s 10 Financial Commandments

There is no shortage of thoughts and opinions out there when it comes to managing your personal finances and making smart money moves. However, not all financial advice is created equal. Some is meant to entertain, some is meant to inspire,

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27. Non-Traditional Ways to Fund Your Startup with Doll Lank

Are you considering launching a start-up but unsure how you’ll come up with the funding? Are you currently looking at options to bring to life the next stage of your business and grow? A ROBS transaction might be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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