The History of College Financial Aid

The idea that only rich people get to go to college used to be a common thought and sadly, it was not unfounded in the beginning. However, as far back as 1643, when Lady Anne Radcliffe Mowlson donated 100 pounds sterling to Harvard,  there have been efforts made in...

Should You Ask Your Parents for Financial Help After Graduation?

Family and money may not mix, but for recent college grads, they often have to. It may seem counter-intuitive to ask for extra cash or a loan after finishing school, but under certain circumstances, a little financial assistance can lead to exponential returns. After...
4 Money Hacks for Young Students

4 Money Hacks for Young Students

It seems that every few years the world comes up with a new name to slap onto a group of young people. Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists are all large groups of people who were born and lived throughout the 20th century. For myself, and anyone else born...

Be Prepared For Unexpected Expenses

Unexpected expenses can cause real trouble in your life. Flat tires, medical emergencies or unexpected life expenses can all leave you financially crippled. Here are some ways you can make these unexpected costs a little more manageable. Medical With the Affordable...

Buying Your First House – What Do I Need to Consider?

Adulting 101 – How to Buy a House. This should be a college course, am I right? After graduating from college and getting a “big kid job”, buying a home seems like the logical next step for both “adulting” reasons as well as financial (side note, mortgage is often...

Budgeting for the 20-something

If you are anything like me the thought of paying back your student loans scares the daylights out of you. Let’s be honest, financial responsibility as a concept is pretty terrifying. And let me tell you from experience, the 6 month period between graduation and...