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  • A Year On My Own: 6 Things I've Learned

    A Year On My Own: 6 Things I've Learned

    There are certain lessons you can only learn by living on your own. Confession: I lived at home for two years after I graduated college. It's officially been a year since I moved out on my own. Here's what I've learned this year.

    "When you're ready to move out, you're ready to…
  • 4 Personal Finance Lessons You'll Never Learn in School

    4 Personal Finance Lessons You'll Never Learn in School

    There's a lot of debate about the role secondary education plays in getting young adults ready for the real world. I was lucky enough to go to a high school that required personal finance classes, but not everyone's so lucky. Even though I was required to take it, my teacher still didn't touch on four…
  • Things to Know When Choosing a Roommate

    Things to Know When Choosing a Roommate

    Many of us will spend at least a small part of our 20s living with a roommate. Whether you find one online, move in with a friend of a friend or move in with your best friend, there are certain qualities you need to observe before signing at least a year of your life—and financial…
  • How I Balance Paying Down Debt and Building My Savings

    How I Balance Paying Down Debt and Building My Savings

    I frequently find myself at a crossroads between wanting to pay off debt super-fast, and wanting a fat savings account. In case you have also occasionally wondered about the best strategy, here are my thoughts.
    Mathematically, based on the interest rates of your loans versus your savings account (or other savings products), your debt…
  • A Vibrant Community Can Start With a Single Choice

    A Vibrant Community Can Start With a Single Choice

    You want a better community? Bank at a credit union. 

    A lot of folks think they have to accept the status quo, but the only way change happens is by people actively supporting the communities they live in. I'm a firm believer that when you volunteer or spend money to support local businesses, each…
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