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shanemcnichol
Since last September, I’ve been on a marathon of unhealthiness: my wedding, a week-long honeymoon, my birthday, Halloween candy, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—with football season running through it all until Super Bowl Sunday. Eventually, enough was enough, and I looked for a solution.   Two friends of mine found themselves in a… (Show more)
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michaelrestiano
I’ve officially decided that I pay too damn much in rent. I knew when I moved to San Francisco that rent would eat up the biggest portion of my budget (and choosing to live alone would only worsen that effect), but I saw it as just another life advancement: A big-boy apartment meant big-boy costs.   What I didn’t realize at the time was that… (Show more)
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michaelrestiano
Most days, I’m happy when I can pay my San Francisco rent, meet my savings goals, and have some money leftover to travel at the end of the month. That changed a few days ago when I heard some great news from a friend: He had just bought a condo in downtown San Francisco!   Truthfully, I was happy for him. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that… (Show more)
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cassandrag
I’ve had my Discover Student Credit Card for almost 2 years now, and so far I’m in good standing (yay!), I've made responsible decisions that boosted my credit score, and I’ve also made some irresponsible decisions that set me back a bit financially too. Now, I am in a place where I think I have the hang of it, and that I might even be able to… (Show more)
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kathleen
One thing I regret about my college years is never going on spring break. My reasons ranged from having to work to not wanting to spend any money on a trip. The truth was I wanted to go and have fun like my friends did, but at the time, I was too much of a saver to be able to loosen up and invest in a good time.   If this sounds like you, don’t… (Show more)
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josef
Debt has had a huge impact on my life. And while I cringe whenever I hear that word, I know that sometimes debt is unavoidable—and not all that bad necessarily.    I’d never advocate for taking on debt when you don’t have to. But there is debt that that can help you go about your day and life. Here are three instances in which debt helped me… (Show more)
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cgooseman
What do you do when you have to start filing your taxes? How do you react to the universally known news that your taxes are due April 15? Do you have a ritual? Some sort of superstitious way of tackling the tax prep?   For me, when I think about filing my taxes, I know that the process will go something like this:   1. There’s always a moment in… (Show more)
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kathleen
Recently, I started hanging out with a new friend. She is fun, active, and makes me laugh. The only problem? She always finds a way to not pay her fair share of the bill.   Over 3 months, I paid for drinks, covered her meal at a fancy restaurant, and bought tickets for a community event for both of us. At first, this was OK with me, as I don’t… (Show more)
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sashal
I eloped on New Year’s Day! While a lot of my friends and family were shocked about this decision, I thought it made the most financial sense.   Here’s my initial financial thought behind eloping: Pro: It’s much less expensive! Weddings in America cost $30,000 on average. For a couple hundred dollars in food and alcohol, $150 for an officiant,… (Show more)
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tylera
I recently watched a movie, The Edge, from 1997 starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin (or as you may currently know him, the Donald Trump impersonator on SNL). The movie is about surviving against the environment, as well as the “enemy within,” and this is where I drew my inspiration for this post.   Early in the movie, our characters are… (Show more)
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