Tag Archives: college

4 Tips to Furnishing a Dorm Room Without Going Broke

With shower shoes, concrete floors and compact beds, getting acclimated to dorm life can be tough. You can try to make the transition easier by purchasing furnishings that feel more like home, but minimal space paired with the financial burden of tuition, means spending a bundle on furnishing temporary quarters just isn’t practical. Whether you are getting ready to start…

What if You’re Not Ready to Pay for College?

Go to high school. Go to college. Get a job. This is the “traditional” path we’re told to aspire to. But is it the right path for everyone? That depends on many factors, but for a lot of high school graduates the most serious obstacle to following this path is the high cost of higher education — for some people,…

Major Pains

Do you remember being asked the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably five years old the first time you were prompted, and undoubtedly hell-bent on becoming a unicorn surfer pilot. Years later you learned that life is not quite so black and white… or glittery. You probably began to feel some…

Student Loan Default is De-angerous

Kelli Space, the author of this post, is a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University and a student loan advocate. She created the site twohundredthou.com to solicit help with her hefty monthly payments. You can follow her on Twitter at @twohundredthou. The one solid piece of financial advice that I’ve received for the past six years has been to not default on my student…