Monthly Archives: February 2009

Can I lower my student loan interest rate?

One of the questions we Student LoanDown bloggers get asked frequently (through comments and our Ask the Expert tool) is, “Can I lower my student loan interest rate?” Some folks are looking to lower their monthly payment because they’re not… Continue reading


Are you paying double for health insurance?

As you might have noticed by now, I listen to a lot of National Public Radio.  And I recently heard yet another really interesting story  for college students. Check out the link above for details — apparently lots of college… Continue reading


The value of DIY

As my father told me after my last home emergency, “Houses can sometimes be a money pit.” Cue next home issue. After Christmas, I decided that the wallpaper and bright green paint adorning my bathroom walls were meant to be… Continue reading

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Fun for less than $10

I’ll admit, I’ve got budgeting on the brain. Maybe it’s because it’s relatively early in the New Year, and I have the chance to start fresh with a clean slate. Maybe it’s because my student loans have recently gone into… Continue reading

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Financial aid night

If you’re a high school senior, all the realities of college are probably getting more real by the day. Specifically, the reality of how much college costs.  Starting now, you’ve got just a few short months to pull together the… Continue reading

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Picture this!

My Wells Fargo® Credit Card doesn’t look like any other credit card in the world! Want to know why? I used the newest Wells Fargo feature called the Wells Fargo Card Design StudioSM service to put a picture of my… Continue reading


Tips for a successful internship

Unlike Rachel, I didn’t have an internship in college — or even after college, for that matter. My school didn’t require it, and because I planned to go to graduate school and study literature, I’m pretty sure I thought college… Continue reading

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The pursuit of a paid internship

Internships. A good one can be like the holy grail for college students. It would be great if we could all be like Lauren Conrad and land one at Teen Vogue straight out of high school. But in reality, a… Continue reading


Details, details

Recently a co-worker received an email from a prospective intern — a college student. And let’s just say, he was less than impressed. Capital letters where they shouldn’t be, missing punctuation marks, you get the idea. For any student seeking… Continue reading

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Have you seen your shadow?

It’s February 2 — Groundhog Day.  According to weather lore, on this day, if the proverbial groundhog  emerges from its burrow and sees its shadow, six more weeks of winter are in store. But if it’s cloudy and the groundhog’s… Continue reading

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