Category Archives: Holidays

Summer Fling – Working Abroad

There are so many ways to spend your summer vacation – one of my favorite choices has been to work and travel abroad. Being concerned about cash flow led me to finding out ways to make money (or at least… Continue reading

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Celebrating women

Women’s History Month is a time when countries across the globe celebrate the many contributions of women to history and society. As women, we have many recent achievements to celebrate. For example, after the 2012 election, Congress now has 20… Continue reading

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Reflections on Black History Month

Student LoanDown readers, our own Alisa Joseph has kindly offered her to share her thoughts on Black History Month. Alisa has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, and connects her creative passion with her commitment to serving… Continue reading

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Veterans Day service

Certainly, Veterans Day is a time when we remember the service of men and women in the military. But this year we found out that it’s a time when civilian volunteers can be of service to their communities as well…. Continue reading

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A winter wonderful break

Another semester bites the dust, folks! After all the hard work you’ve put into classes and activities on campus you get a few weeks to relax. Feel free to press snooze as many times as you like. Heck, don’t even… 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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Realistic resolutions

Happy 2009! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  I’m not a particularly successful resolution-keeper. Last year, I vowed to eat healthier, and for six weeks it was nothing but oatmeal for breakfast, salads for lunch, and Lean Cuisine®  for… Continue reading

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Surviving winter break

I don’t mean for my post title to sound negative. Most students and parents actually look forward to winter break  – especially that first year. Students want to eat some home cooking, sleep in their own room, and catch up… Continue reading

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“Poverty Party Mix”

Holiday time means once-a-year kind of treats — lovely baked goods, tins full of popcorn, and candies galore. Everyone has certain foods without which it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays. For me, it’s hoska , a Czech bread that my… Continue reading


The conflicted giver

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. I love to give. A Leo  by birth, I’ve always been a generous soul. So throughout the year I listen for cues from my family and friends… Continue reading

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