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3 Moves To Make To Rid Yourself of Student Loans

3 Moves To Make To Rid Yourself of Student Loans

Graduation is upon us and for many seniors, it means entering the real world. This usually entails getting a job, finding a place to live and paying off those pesky student loans. While I know that student loans aren’t high on your importance list at the moment, they should be. Take it from someone who has been in your shoes before. I’ll tell you a little bit about my story below and offer some tips to rid yourself of student loans.Continue Reading

Tips For Picking The Right College

Tips For Picking The Right College

Last month I talked about going overseas for college and the pros and cons of doing so. Today I decided to talk to the rest of the readers who are not interested in going overseas to get their college education. How do you pick a college that is right for you?
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Going To College Is More Important Than The College Itself

Going To College Is More Important Than The College Itself

Here in the US, we have gone from needing to get a college degree to be successful to needing to go to an elite college to be successful. Sadly, this is misinformation that many students (and parents) blindly follow. Below are 4 reasons why it is more important that you simply go to college than it is where you go to college.Continue Reading

The Value Of Traveling After College

The Value Of Traveling After College

Everyone goes one of two ways after graduating college. Most will go the route that has them finding a job related to their studies and finally becoming an adult. Then there are those that put off starting life as an adult and decide to travel for a few months. This post is going to talk about why you might want to consider going this route and traveling after college.Continue Reading

Seeing Things Through To The End

Seeing Things Through To The End

Ahh, spring! After the winter we had, spring is certainly welcomed by most everyone. With spring comes the warm weather, longer days and thoughts of the upcoming summer. While all of these things are good, they can also derail your studies. Trust me, I’ve been there before.Continue Reading

5 Benefits to Studying Abroad

5 Benefits to Studying Abroad

Have you ever considered studying abroad for a semester in college? To some, the thought of heading over to Europe for five or six months is terrifying, while to others it sounds right up their ally. Regardless as to what side of the fence you fall on, or even if you are on the fence itself, here are five benefits to studying abroad.Continue Reading

Should You Start Your Own Business When You Graduate?

Should You Start Your Own Business When You Graduate?

Let’s face it, the economy still stinks. In general, unemployment still sits at close to 8%. For those with bachelors degrees, the unemployment rate is lower, currently hovering around 4%, but this doesn’t include all those recent graduates who are working in low paying retail jobs instead of in their field of study. As a result, you might want to seriously consider starting your own business when you graduate.Continue Reading

Financial Advantages of Being Young

Financial Advantages of Being Young

The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy. Between the new job and adjusting to being busier, I have had my hands full. Yet, it doesn’t stop me from thinking about the unique situation that young adults find themselves in financially. While I have already written about the challenges that come with being a young adult, I’ve recently been thinking about the advantages of being young. Despite my ongoing desire to be more of a “grown-up” (a symptom of being the youngest of three boys), I have realized that being young isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it has many advantages. Yes, you read that right – being young has its advantages. Continue Reading

4 Financial Challenges that College Graduates Face

4 Financial Challenges that College Graduates Face

Graduating from college is both an exciting and terrifying moment in every young adult’s life. On the one hand, there is the sense of accomplishment. You just EARNED your four year degree. You spent countless hours studying, sitting in classes, taking exams, and finally walking across that stage to get your diploma. Talk about hard work realized. Yet, at the same point, the life that you have known for the past four years is instantaneously gone. No more late night runs with friends to the local fast food place. Adulthood is here to stay. Not only are you forced to say goodbye to many close friends, you are also met with many financial challenges as a college graduate. How you respond to these challenges will often determine your success for years to come. Here are four popular financial challenges that most college graduates must face.Continue Reading

Financial Challenges that Young Adults Face

Financial Challenges that Young Adults Face

Sometimes the best financial advice is that which we have already heard. Recently, I have been focusing on the challenges that young adults face. It has provided a great focus for the site and helped me be attentive to new challenges in my every day experience. Regardless of whether it is insurance, debt settlement, investing, the simple fact is that young adults face many financial challenges. It’s never easy to face these challenges without the experience. While I can’t solve all of these within one post, I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of some of the common financial challenges the young adults face.Continue Reading