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Happy New Year’s! 2019 brings with it the potential for dramatic changes in California housing policy, as well as important…


Last weekend, I took my first trip since signing up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. The trip had been planned months in advance, and as I checked off items on my to-do list at work my excitement grew! …


The alarm screamed out at 4:00AM. It was time to go. Iris and I had booked the first flight to Midway, and we knew that the airport would be a madhouse, full of spring-breakers. We got dressed, ate a quick snack, and called an Uber.

At 5:30, we arrived at…


Two days ago, stock-trading application Robinhood announced that they will be releasing cryptocurrency trading on their platform next month. Initially, the service will only be available in five states (California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire), and will only Bitcoin and Ethereum trading. …


Stock image of someone with a much cooler hammock than mine

Originally posted on LinkedIn (August 2017)

In early April, I was extremely concerned. My focus on graduate school applications in the fall had caused me to miss the boat for summer internships. Meanwhile, I was having an existential crisis over my grad school selection process. …

Robert Spragg

Graduate student at Stanford University. Interests include electric vehicle technology, renewable energy, travel, and investing.

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