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5 Questions: Analysis Paralysis, Long-Term Goals, and Building Your Credit Score (Ep. 16)

We’re bringing back a classic format from the College Info Geek days where we answer five of your questions, rapid-fire. Well, as rapid-fire as we can get. We’ve been known to ramble a bit.

If you’d like to have your question answered on the podcast, we take questions from email, the YouTube comments for the video version of our episodes, Twitter (Thomas | Martin), or Instagram (Thomas | Martin).

Anyway, here are the questions for this week:

  • How do I know what to do first?
  • How can I focus better while working from home?
  • How can I use a task management system without being buried by old tasks?
  • How can I start building credit?
  • How do I choose a long-term goal?

Things mentioned in this episode:

This week’s episode is sponsored by:

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:08:37 – Analysis paralysis
  • 0:17:00 – Working from home
  • 0:23:45 – Managing your tasks
  • 0:33:13 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:35:15 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:36:36 – Starting to build your credit
  • 0:51:52 – Prioritizing goals and interests
  • 1:02:28 – Conclusion

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