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GLDI Workshops, Spring 2019


Demystifying Taxes for Grad Students and Postdocs finance

Tuesday, January 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Wilson Hall, Room 103

Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return or unsure that you prepared it correctly? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your institution – or the forms you didn’t? This seminar breaks down how to calculate and report your taxable income from your salary, stipend, fellowship, and/or scholarships. The topics covered are: income tax basics, tax preparation methods, pay types and tax forms, calculating and reporting your income (using qualified education expenses if applicable), paying tax throughout the year, and tax repercussions for your pay type.


The Grad Student and Postdoc's Guide to Personal Finance

Thursday, January 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Wilson Hall, Room 103

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student or postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends and postdocs how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in training. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial values and goals, budgeting, saving, investing, and debt repayment.