student loans

Everything You Thought About Your Purpose in Life is Wrong

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / January 28, 2015

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 on the line for a paycheck that doesn’t fulfill them, that doesn’t challenge…

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

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 18, 2014

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 with oppressive loan debt while a stagnant economy diminishes job prospects for graduates. Higher…

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

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 15, 2014

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 NYC, I’ve been there. I know how hard it is to balance loan…

10 Mistakes That Millennials Make With Their Credit

by / ⠀Personal Finance / October 24, 2013

  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 part of the Millennial Generation as well. Though much-needed information is available, this…

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

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 7, 2013

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. So needless to say, I wasn’t “making bank.” Despite all this, I wanted…

How to Handle Student Loan Debt

by / ⠀Personal Finance / August 10, 2013

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 started. 1. Look at the Big Picture Your first step to handling debt…

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