“Software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger.”
Understanding that college is not about getting a job, but that it is also important to build the skills and connections that’ll help you get hired, what college experiences are important enough to do even if you can’t afford them?
I don’t recall taking any personal finance classes in college, but I’m mentally panicking that I did in fact take FIN 101 and have no conscious memory of it.
People were nice, but coming in as a transfer and an introvert, it was hard to find my people and my place.
To understand what tips and warnings are most important to communicate to today’s college students—and, maybe, just to suss out the competition—I gathered samples of financial advice from three reputable publications.
With HENRYs encountering roadblocks when trying to refinance their student loans, I was interested in seeing if non-HENRYs had any luck with getting better interest rates for their loans.
The first year I had the card, I never even activated it; I kept that little white sticker that read “To activate this card, call 555-whatever” on the card and never called the number. If I didn’t use the credit card, it couldn’t hurt me.
When I was in school, working part time for very little money and thus totally unable to afford payments on a credit card, I was pre-approved, but now that I’d gotten a well-paying (by 1990 standards) full-time job in my degree field, I was a bad credit risk because I’d been smart about not getting in debt when I was in school?