"and by positioning yourself as the antagonist to that you lose the humanity in the actual individuals" - i loved this line.
I'm so glad you got your money back and feel, "Shame on DJ!" (obviously they themselves are shameless.) On the question of how are you supposed to behave, once you've built up a successful brand? Well, the same way all of us are supposed to behave - with integrity!
you can get lower rates on your student loans using SoFi or Common Bond.
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.
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.
@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.
@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.
@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
And good for the economy, probably, in the long run!
@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.