Monthly Archives: March 2012

Goodbye and good luck, Barbara!

If you’re a regular reader of The Student LoanDown, you’ll soon notice that someone is missing around here. Our lead blogger, Barbara, recently accepted a position with another company. And while we’re all happy for her, she’s certainly going to… Continue reading

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What’s on your card?

I had a chance to go out to lunch today and when I pulled out my credit card to pay for my food, the cashier gave me a big smile and let out an “Awwwwwww!” Why such a reaction from… Continue reading

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Parent tip: A saving for college match

One of the first things I did after starting a full-time job out of college was set up a 401K account. I knew it was important to save for retirement right away—after all, the earlier you start the more you… Continue reading

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What’s your money management style?

Spring is award letter time—you’ll soon be finding out how much financial aid you’re eligible for next year. It’s also a good time to consider your finances and how you’ll cover all your costs. With that in mind, what kind… Continue reading

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Your 1,000 friends and identity theft

This past weekend, my family and I returned from visiting my in-laws in Alabama and something happened as the plane landed that I can’t get out of my head. Two things we do as soon as we can after landing… Continue reading

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Paying your student loan interest while in school

Have a little wiggle room in your budget this semester? Consider making some payments toward your student loan interest. I know that your budget is probably tight, and each dollar you earn from a part-time job or cash that you… Continue reading

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Can your Twitter account help you land a job?

Everyone knows that a company recruiter with a good position to fill is looking for equally good candidates. And a recent survey of company recruiters showed over 90% checked a candidate’s online presence as a screening mechanism. It should come… Continue reading

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Refinancing options

It’s been almost 5 years since I bought my house. Crazy, huh? A lot has changed in 5 years. I painted almost every room in the house—some twice. I learned the value of DIY and remodeled both bathrooms in the… Continue reading

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Maximizing $

It was barely two months into the New Year when I had a big unexpected expense: car repairs. And I was just starting to catch up from the holidays, after the shopping sprees and travel expenses that come along with… Continue reading

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