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Jerry Zhang

Jerry Zhang

Programmer, YouTuber, and amateur musician. I like to write too!

Monthly Data Report: April 2021

BackgroundEvery day, I collect data on myself through a combination of automatic and manual methods. This allows me to measure my life in a variety of ways. While data is not perfect, it's better to have it than to not have it. Otherwise, I would be flying blind without any

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

5 min read

Monthly Data Report: March 2021

BackgroundEvery day, I collect data on myself through a combination of automatic and manual methods. This allows me to measure my life in a variety of ways. While data is not perfect, it's better to have it than to not have it. Otherwise, I would be flying blind without any

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

6 min read

The Ultimate Tax Filing Guide For A Mid-20s Employee

For reference, I'm a USA tax-payer in my mid-20s and an employee. If you have a similar profile, I hope this info can be helpful for you. Bear in mind that I'm not a tax professional so if you want professional help, please seek out professional opinion. I won't be

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

8 min read

Monthly Data Report: February 2021

BackgroundEvery day, I collect data on myself through a combination of automatic and manual methods. This allows me to measure my life in a variety of ways. While data is not perfect, it's better to have it than to not have it. Otherwise, I would be flying blind without any

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

5 min read

My Anchor Habits

My February 2021 Anchor HabitsWhy I Have Multiple CalendarsI used to believe that a digital calendar could completely replace physical calendars. I was wrong. While digital calendars are amazingly convenient, they remain hidden until you want to see them. Physical calendars have the benefit of always being present and staring

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

3 min read

Habits

The No-Sit Rule

I had a lousy 2020 holiday season when it comes to my habits. My brother came home from college (very welcome for my fun, but not my habits), and I faced some other distractions in life. Of course, none of them are valid excuses. When things died down a bit,

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

1 min read

Habits

I Tracked My Diet And Weight For 6 Months And Lost 15 Pounds

The data in this article reflects the year of 2020 between the months of January and June. I’ve never considered myself to be physically fit. As a child, I was fairly chubby. As a college student, I was overweight. Even after college, I remained overweight. For some reason, I

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

9 min read

Habits

The Ultimate Quantitative Guide to Retirement: Roth IRA vs Traditional IRA vs Long-Term Gains

This is unlike any retirement guide that you've seen before. Rather than generic advice that you'll commonly find in other blogs (Roth is the best so you should always max it out), I'm going to do a quantitative deep dive where I analyze each of the three types of retirement

Jerry Zhang
Jerry Zhang

9 min read

Personal Finance