Category: Student Loans

Why We Need to TALK About Money

I detested math class in high school, especially calculus. In fact, I understood more of what was going on in my Mandarin class than my math class. I used to sit at the desk in my room doing homework and

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How To Reduce or Avoid Student Loan Debt: A Guide To Being A Debt-Free College Student

I don’t have first hand experience with student loans, so I happy to introduce someone who knows a thing or two about how to handle them: Gary Dek. Gary is the founder of Gajizmo.com, a site focused on personal finance,

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Why Losing $1,000 Per Year is a Big Deal

I filed my taxes last night and realized two things: 1) I really don’t make much money. 2) Opening and fully contributing to a traditional IRA saved my hide this tax season. Most regular readers know that I have a

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Dear Parents, Charge Your Kids Rent

In the final weeks of my senior year it became clear the 100+ job applications I’d sent to various broadcast news stations and newspapers around the country had been tossed into garbage cans or sent to junk mail. It appeared

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Confession: I Avoided the Millennial Curse

Two weeks ago an astute reader commented on my post “Dealing with the B word” saying, “No student loans? Wow, you are very VERY lucky.” He had noticed my monthly budget doesn’t account for any sort of loan payment. That’s

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