This Is Not A Personal Finance Column, Part 4

This one is all about my 401ks.

Maya Kosoff
5 min readMay 6, 2022

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Something we have long-established in this corner of the internet is a simple idea: I’m really bad with money. Longtime, non-judgmental followers know that I will wait six years to cancel a Planet Fitness membership solely because I don’t want to go to Union Square and do it, or will get on the phone with the IRA advisor for my bank to ask him “what’s an IRA?” I’m often embarrassed by how little I understand about personal finance, but I do want to get better and create some degree of financial…

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Maya Kosoff

i’m a freelance writer and editor. you can also read me in places like the new york times and vanity fair.