There’s a slogan from the Great Depression that I’ve heard a lot lately – “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” During the Great Depression, most people did not have much money at all. They had to be very creative in how they used what they did have, and they... Read More
This weekend I will complete my second marathon. As you can imagine I am a little nervous as it has been two years since I successfully crossed the finish line at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. While thinking about my upcoming race, I realized that student loan repayment can seem a lot... Read More
Recently my car bit the dust. After two weeks of putting too much money into repairs that had zero impact, I finally came to the decision to say goodbye to my car for good. But what to do with it? That was the big question.
After a few weeks of thinking it over and discussing it... Read More
I was listening to a Freakonomics podcast (one of my personal favorites) the other day about the sharing economy. This episode (Regulate This!) got me thinking about the numerous ways that students and recent graduates can save money, or alternately earn money, to tackle their student loans. Below are a few ways we... Read More
My boyfriend and I will be moving in together towards the end of the year, and we've been discussing our finances a lot lately. We've agreed to split rent equally, but handling the logistics of that has yet to be determined. I'm assuming we'll open a joint checking account and each of us will deposit... Read More