Monthly Archives: February 2010

Forty days of no stuff

Alright, I’ll admit it: After rereading my spending diary, I realized that too often I rationalize my purchases — especially those I shouldn’t have made. Take, for example, my Tuesday purchase at ACE® Hardware. Have I actually used that power… Continue reading

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Have you completed the FAFSA yet?

Here at the Student LoanDown, we are always recommending that you complete the FAFSA as soon as you possibly can after January 1. (You can read a couple of my earlier posts about the FAFSA here and here.) As a… Continue reading

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Stop me from spending! (Yes, there’s an app for that.)

Editor’s note: Today we’re excited to introduce Asha Richardson, a guest blogger from Youth Media International.  Asha’s a Bay Area  native and freshman at Mills College. She has been reporting at Youth Radio/Youth Media International for two years, and her… Continue reading

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Don’t let senioritis get you down

High school seniors, do you feel like you’re coming down with something? Not feeling as ambitious as usual? Thinking you might just want to coast ‘til the end of the year? You might have a case of senioritis.  A little… Continue reading

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Dear Diary, I’ve spent too much

One of the tips usually offered to folks starting or refining a budget is to keep track of where your money is going. An easy way that I do this is through Wells Fargo Online®. However, I decided to take… Continue reading

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Get the mentor mentality

I don’t have many regrets about my college career, but honestly, if I could take a do-over on a couple things, I would. So, what would I do if I could jump in my time machine and head back to… Continue reading

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