Let’s face it—paying back federal student loans is hard to understand. Just saying “student loan repayment plan” gives me a headache. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
We’ve created these fun memes to give you a better picture of what you (and me) are up against. Check them out.
We’ve all had that daydream: What would I do with a million dollars? (Mine involves investments, saving tigers, and traveling. Oh, and pay off college loans—I almost forgot!)
Well, forget the million, these days its a BILLION dollars. We are in the 21st century, people.
In “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars tell us about their daydreams; let’s look at some of their lyrics to see what they have to say.
There are two words that seem to make life easier: charge it.
The American consumer has a long history with the concept of buy now, pay later. And what better time to buy than the holiday season?
It’s so easy to set up a credit card, especially this time of year. But before you go out using one, check out these memes we put together to show some terms you need to know.
All month, we’ve been whetting your appetite for Nom by SALT. Now, we’re offering up our most appetizing dish to date: a sneak preview of this new app’s functionality, courtesy of one hungry, money savvy intern. Get your forks, spoons, and phones ready—it’s time to dig in to Nom.
The best way approach different things, like what to make for dinner, or what to wear for Halloween, is to use what you already have.
Instead of buying something new, just look around your house and see what you can find. Check out these low cost do-it-yourself activities I found on Pinterest.
Why Pinterest? Because it’s cool.
When I first moved into apartment-style living, I was very excited to have my own kitchen where I could cook and not have to eat the same food at the dining hall all the time.
I would go to the supermarket, like Shaw’s or Trader Joe’s, and have a great time buying food.
This led to a very peculiar habit, some might say.
Thinking of buying a niece, nephew, cousin, or roommate a board game for Christmas? Why not!
Board games are great fun for any time of the year, especially the holidays when it’s too cold to go outside.
Although I am more of a word-game person, I won’t pass up a game with cards, dice, drawing materials, or a timer. Consider these games and how they secretly (or not so secretly) surprise with good-to-know financial lessons.
Freshman year, my dorm room’s floor had a common room, and as I ended up on a floor of all girls, this could only lead to one thing: decorations for every holiday.
This led to some memorable moments. On Halloween, we hung paper bats from the ceiling (they kept falling). On Thanksgiving, someone stole the brown-paper turkey cutout from the wall.
But Christmas, we knew, would be perfect.
Holiday shopping is underway, which means more chances to give identity thieves their perfect gift: your personal information.
There are a lot of different ways identity theft can happen. We put together these memes so you’ll know what to keep an eye out for. Watch your back.
This time, we’re bringing in a throwback.
“Money, Money, Money” by Swedish pop band ABBA was released in 1976, and reached number one on music charts all around the world. Some of you may know this from the remake of Mamma Mia.
The word “money” is said 21 times in this song, which was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, but how realistic are the lyrics altogether? Let’s find out.