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Currently preparing for a shift to a startup, where I’ll initially be making less money than I do now in Big 4, but I believe in the mission, the founder, and the vision. Any advice for preparing for the leap?

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I don’t have concrete advice since I haven’t done a similar switch, but do you budget every month? Keeping myself accountable to my budget has been the biggest lifesaver for my financial situation.

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Yes, fortunately that’s something I started during the quarantine. I have been getting a little lax as of late, so that’s a great reminder to tighten up my budget and make sure I’m really sticking to it.

Gosh, are you me? Recently shifted to startup. Try to understand the scope of what exactly you’ll be doing. Keep in mind that depending on the stage they’re in, more than half the day is in meetings to make production and you barely have time for your work. In addition, with big4, you have a team of go to, for startup, may not be the case. DM as needed

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I may be! I’m currently at EY, so we have that connection as well. This is a great call out on scope. I have the opportunity to draft my job description, so that’s something I’m currently working through.

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