Tighten the Budget or Rely on the Generosity of Others?

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It’s a common problem among twenty-somethings and even those in their thirties.  The job you get fresh out of college, while perfect for building experience and growing your career, does not pay well. You may be paying down student loan and credit card bills from college while also trying to find money to move out on your own and get your first real place.  What do you do when you’re...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Ditching the College Fund for a Personal Growth Stipend

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Source: Free Digital Stock Photos Let’s face it, college is not for everyone. And it’s definitely not required for success in all careers. Still many young adults, including myself, seek higher education as the requirement without seriously considering the return on investment. Alarmingly almost one third of Generation Y believes they could be in a better situation if they had skipped...

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Posted in: Education

Escape Like Houdini: 7 Gap Year Sites for Adults

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Source: Global Volunteer Network Need help planning your escape from the 9-5 grind? You’ve come to the right place and clicked on exactly the right post. Students usually take a gap year during college, but it has become increasingly popular with professionals yearning for fulfillment outside of the rat race. Adults embark on these career breaks to recharge their batteries while travelling,...

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Posted in: Travel

Why Should I Pay for a Costco Membership?

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If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, you may have considered a membership with a big box store like Costco but then thought, “Why should I pay an annual fee to buy groceries?” Your next thought, like mine, might be, “Besides, most people who have these memberships buy stuff they don’t need and end up spending more than if they shopped at a regular grocery store.” Those...

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