How a Data Scientist Who’s Still Recovering From the Great Recession Does Money

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Anthony (not his real name) is a 38-year-old data scientist in the Denver area.

So, Anthony, how much are you making?

$250K a year overall. It is a lot. I was making $63K a year in 2013 when I began reading The Billfold, and I was buried in debt.

Oh wow, that’s a huge income jump!

Yeah I remember I was just so happy to get a job after being unemployed for a year during the Great Recession, I was happy to have anything. But after a while, budgeting carefully,...

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