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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 54. The danger of debt: SSDs are expensive

Of all the financial mistakes you can make, the biggest one is to go into debt. Unfortunately, it seems that we’re trained to accept debt as normal and often don’t see how bad and destructive it can be to our lives.

One of the biggest struggles you may face in your career as a software developer—at least financially—is dealing with success. The more money you make, the better off you are, right? No, not always. In fact, I’ve found that many really financially successful people—especially software developers—end up going deeply into debt, because the more money they make, the more money they end up spending.

The only way you can really become financially successful is to make money off of your ...

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