I'm Dr. Emily Roberts (she/her), the founder of Personal Finance for PhDs. I am a financial educator specializing in prospective graduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and early-career PhDs. I hold a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University.
Through Personal Finance for PhDs, I give live seminars for universities, provide pre-recorded workshops to universities and individuals, host a podcast, and run a membership community.
Estimated tax is one of my favorite topics to teach, because learning about it early on can save PhD trainees from facing a large, unexpected tax bill plus fines months or years down the road.
I paid estimated tax myself at a couple of points during my PhD training, and I was very grateful that the staff who facilitated my postbac fellowship broached the topic with me and my peers so that we weren't caught unawares.