Why I Chose My Last-Choice College (Hint: Money)

Two things were always understood: I would earn a degree, and I would pay for it myself.

Going Into Debt To Go Greek

“Hey, how much does it cost to be a Tri-Delt or whatever, anyway?”

Transferring Twice to Afford a College Education

People were nice, but coming in as a transfer and an introvert, it was hard to find my people and my place.

On Saying No Without A Safety Net

Even though my stomach felt queasy, I turned the internship down. It was my first professional offer for anything, and I had said no.

The Best Cost-Saving Idea To Come Out Of College In Ages

When I was at college, a friend of mine, who went to another small liberal arts school nearby, told me that it was an annual underclass(wo)men tradition to go Dumpster diving when the seniors left and reclaim everything from discarded furniture to functional televisions. Well, some enterprising, think-big type University of New Hampshire students have taken that idea and standardized / monetized it.

Parking Privilege

I wanted to add more freedom to my already perky lifestyle, and zeroed in on the one thing missing from my college fantasy bubble: My car.

The Richest Kids At Your College Majored In English

If you’re at college and you need a loan, ask an English major.

Becoming A Nun And Other Wacky Ways We And Our Families Paid For College

“My college fund was my brain.”

What Are We Suing Our Colleges Over Today?

My parents made clear that the legal system is 60% tedium, 30% paperwork, and 10% bombast.

CA Money vs Midwest Money, & “Relative Wealth” at U Michigan

Another columnist wrote a candid and widely read response about her own family’s finances, and what she believes is the main distinction between people who are wealthy and those who are struggling.