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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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