Monthly Archives: March 2007

Happy anniversary

Our company’s first blog, Guided By HistorySM, just celebrated its one-year anniversary! As a fellow company blogger, I was curious to know how things are going and what we can expect, so I had a quick chat with Ed Terpening… Continue reading


Leaving Iowa

I grew up in Iowa . I went to college in Iowa. After college, I desperately wanted to leave Iowa . Not that there’s anything wrong with my home state—I just craved a change of scenery and wanted to live in a… Continue reading


I love N.Y.

This week I’m in New York City  for BlogHer Business ’07 , a social media conference for business bloggers. Wells Fargo is featured as one of the case studies, so I’ve been discussing my own experiences with the Student LoanDown. A… Continue reading


Do you have the FAFSA ‘fear factor’?

No doubt about it, applying for financial aid takes time and planning. You need to have your tax documents in order and allow at least a couple hours to complete the application. Some even speculate that the FAFSA  (Free Application… Continue reading

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Oh, brother (he’s on his own)

It’s no secret. Anyone who knows me well knows I could live off avocados, macaroni and cheese, pizza, and Mexican food. One of my major challenges post-college was learning to integrate the culinary arts into my daily routine. Here are… Continue reading

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I’m in debt: Is this True Life?

I’ve already confessed to my demographic denial and subsequent MTV viewing habits, so it’s probably no surprise that during our early March snowstorm, I got sucked into a shame spiral of MTV’s “True Life” series . One of the episodes was… Continue reading


Business or pleasure?

Business or pleasure? Well, recently I was able to answer the former rather than the latter while traveling. The end of February brought my first big-girl business trip with Wells Fargo – to San Francisco ! I attended a writing conference … Continue reading

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A close call

A few weeks ago in the middle of a ferocious Midwestern blizzard , our phone rang at 12:10 a.m. That’s a nerve-wracking time to get a call, especially when there’s bad weather AND you have a college-age daughter. It was my… Continue reading

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Spring break on the cheap

I consider myself sort of an expert on the cheap spring break. I took two spring break trips in college, and while neither one was to a traditional “hot spot,” they were definitely memorable journeys—financed entirely in cash. My friends… Continue reading

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Memories, like the swiping of my card

They say memories last a lifetime. Well, I’m glad last year’s spring break memories are still fresh in my mind, because I’ve spent the past year getting them off of my credit card. Slowly but surely, I paid off my… Continue reading

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