On How an Entry-level Investment Banker Does Money

you can get lower rates on your student loans using SoFi or Common Bond.

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm 0

On Living With Student Debt

bravo, Mike! I loved this. While student loans are a big factor of one's financial situation, you don't have to let them define you.

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm 0

On 8 Ways I Might Spend a Modest Windfall, In Order of Fiscal Prudence

On that note check out the bonus and travel perks on the Chase Sapphire card, too. Also, I use http://matrix.itasoftware.com/ to search for the best flights.

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm 2

On "Your Children Deserve To Know What You Make" Uh OK

@Ester Bloom I actually saw this author speak last year when he was writing this book, and he told the story about dividing the cash on the table! But he didn't say it was all in $1-bills, sheesh.

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm 0

On "Your Children Deserve To Know What You Make" Uh OK

@GiraffeGaffe I didn't know my parents' earnings until I was applying for financial aid in college, too, and I doubt they would have offered to let me know the exact number otherwise.

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 4:51 pm 0

On Take the Vacation

@BornSecular I totally agree! This is the sentence that caught my eye, too. Megan, you gotta treat yo'self! A vacation isn't just one thing either, it's a series of experiences, and they don't need to all be pricey. And studies say that even the process of planning a vacation brings you even more joy. Check it: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/how-vacations-affect-your-happiness/?smid=tu-share&_r=0

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm 0

On Community College For Some, Miniature American Flags For Others!

And good for the economy, probably, in the long run!

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 11:14 pm 1

On How a Person Who Recently Transitioned Careers Does Money

@j a y thanks, yeah, I've been leaning towards the savings account. Although I don't have a mortgage (yet) or any other debt, so perhaps when I am done with student loans I'll be putting the extra money towards other kinds of loans.

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:43 am 0

On How a Person Who Recently Transitioned Careers Does Money

I admire this: "I don’t think I can unlearn being frugal." I switched careers and earned a higher salary, coupled with the grad school debt I took on in order to make the switch. So far the lifestyle creep hasn't been drastic, or harmful, but I do wonder what will happen when I'm done with student loans.

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm 0

On Was It Worth It? The Craigslist Coffee Table

This is awesome! I also have a huge wood coffee table that I got for $50 (at a random consignment shop) and will never let go of. Finding a piece of furniture like this was so satisfying and it helps my place feel grown-up and lived-in, and isn't that what we all want?

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 1:22 pm 0