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Everything You Thought About Your Purpose in Life is Wrong

Everything You Thought About Your Purpose in Life is Wrong

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s the challenge of our generation. But is it too late? So many of us have joined the establishment. We were duped into thinking a college degree meant something. We’ve been tricked into debt, justifying it as an investment in our futures. Now, most young people feel that they have to join the “real world”, sign […]

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Where vs. If: Changing The Way We Look At College

Where vs. If: Changing The Way We Look At College

| June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

More than once this past summer I found myself wondering: “What’s wrong with me?”  While my friends excitedly discussed their dream schools and the fears of rejection, I was struggling with a fundamentally different question: should I attend college at all? As I fill out my college applications, tuition rates continue to soar, saddling students […]

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Don’t Let Student Debt Control Your Life: Smart Ways to Budget

Don’t Let Student Debt Control Your Life: Smart Ways to Budget

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Student loans are tough. You’ve just graduated college, you’ve (hopefully) found your dream job, and now that the typical 6-month grace period is over, it’s time to start repaying your student loans.  2013′s graduates are looking at leaving college with debt averaging $29,400. That can be hard to manage. As a recent grad working in […]

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10 Mistakes That Millennials Make With Their Credit

10 Mistakes That Millennials Make With Their Credit

| October 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

  Millennials are generally described as those born between 1982 and 2002. These are people who have grown up with technology. They have information at their fingertips 24 hours a day. No previous generation has had easier access to financial planning tools to help them plan their future. There is a downside to being a […]

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Sucky Jobs, a Low-tech Cell Phone, and other Secrets to Paying off Student Loans

Sucky Jobs, a Low-tech Cell Phone, and other Secrets to Paying off Student Loans

| October 7, 2013 | 9 Comments

I graduated from college in May 2011 with high hopes for good job and easy living. It didn’t happen, at least not right away. For the first eight months after graduation, I couldn’t land a full-time job. And even when I did land one, it was for a position that didn’t require a college degree. […]

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How to Handle Student Loan Debt

How to Handle Student Loan Debt

| August 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

After the graduation festivities come to an end, the weight of student debt often starts to set in. Thousands of dollars in loans loom over you and putting together a plan to manage debt feels impossible, which is why we’ve broken the process into five simple steps. Grab your laptop or smartphone, and let’s get […]

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Student Loans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Student Loans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

| February 3, 2012 | 5 Comments

Those of us in the workforce today have all been told one thing about building a great career: go to college!  While we all know that there’s bad debt out there as well as good, we’ve been led to believe that a college degree is “good debt” because it’s an investment in the future.  Any […]

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