Education Wednesday New Year’s Edition: Resolving Student Loan Debt

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The first of the year is the right time to reflect on areas of life you wish to improve. Tackling my student loan debt is at the top of my New Year’s resolution list. Equipped with my first budget and much determination, this January I am balancing the books to reduce my debt. As a […]

Career/Money: 8 Alpha Female Salary Negotiation Tips

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The rise of the Alpha female! Our nation’s women are bringing home more of the bacon! Recent Census data confirms what many of us at kitchen tables across the country know about working women and their growing, and in some cases full, contribution to their family’s budget. More than 40% of American households with children rely on mom as their greatest source of income, according […]

My First Apartment

I ran upstairs to grab a picture of the college student's living room. In hindsight, the mattresses and giant paper Christmas tree might not be average. Courtesy: Dulce-Marie Flecha

Two years ago I sat in my Penn State dorm room with a calculator and a question: is it cheaper to live on campus, in my small but comfortable dorm, or in an apartment complex off-campus? As I crunched numbers, the answer emerged: moving out of the dorms was best for my bank account. For […]