New FinTech Companies Aim To Solve The Student Loan Crisis

New FinTech Companies Aim To Solve The Student Loan Crisis

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt has now crossed the $1.2 trillion mark – and $1 trillion of that is in federal student loans. That means student loan debt is now the second largest debt category in the U.S....
The Qualitative Reasons I Decided To Do A Master’s Degree

The Qualitative Reasons I Decided To Do A Master’s Degree

For many people, the decision on whether or not they plan on pursuing a graduate degree comes down to money. Does earning a Master’s Degree lead to bigger paycheck? Is going back to school worth sacrificing a few years of earning potential? Can I afford to...
What Recent College Grads Need To Know About Money

What Recent College Grads Need To Know About Money

I’ve just started my senior year of college and it looks like I’ll have to be a real person soon. I’m not sure how I feel about it – part of me is thrilled about not doing homework and making money, and part of me is sad that...
What Are The Reasons For The Student Loan Crisis?

What Are The Reasons For The Student Loan Crisis?

Between 1993 and 2011, the years I was born and entered college, the average college tuition appreciated 165%. This rate was more than triple broad inflation over the same period of time, and more than one-and-a-half times greater than the increase in...
Why Gen Y Can’t Afford Prime Real Estate Any Longer

Why Gen Y Can’t Afford Prime Real Estate Any Longer

I grew up in the Bay Area, and always assumed that sky-high house prices and an astronomical cost of living were the norm. It wasn’t until I went to college in St. Louis that I realized just how crazy the real estate market in San Francisco and Silicon...
How Your Money Can Buy You Happiness

How Your Money Can Buy You Happiness

Conventional wisdom says that money can’t buy you wisdom. What it fails to consider, however, is that we often don’t spend our money in a happiness-maximizing way. In 2010, Professors Elizabeth Dunn, Daniel Gilbert, and Timothy Wilson collaborated on a...
The Surprising Costs Of Your Commute

The Surprising Costs Of Your Commute

I usually leave the house each morning at 6:50. I hop in the car and drive to the train station, usually getting there around 7:05. I spend eight minutes waiting on the platform, using that time to catch up on news or download a podcast for my train ride. My...
Five Keys To Finding The Next Kentucky Derby Winner

Five Keys To Finding The Next Kentucky Derby Winner

While horse racing is known as the Sport of Kings, lately it’s been the Average Joes that have reigned supreme.  California Chrome, the latest Triple Crown contender, was bought for $10,000 – a bargain, considering he’s won over $3.3 Million in 2014...


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