There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde A couple of days before the start of my junior semester at college, I was in the middle of giving my room a total makeover. You see, I had already received my student loan refund check and the dollars were burning a hole in my pocket. After I had set aside … [Read more...] about Comparison is the Death of Happiness: For a Dime and Penny
Life is not fair You have your degree and are filled with nothing but optimism and you feel as if the world is your oyster. Remember the size of your graduation class? They have that same optimism too, and it’s just not them. Think of all the new graduates nationwide, and the pool is only getting bigger as there’s a new class walking across the stage every year. What does … [Read more...] about Five Life Lessons for my Younger Self
"Good health is a crown on the head of a well person that only a sick person can see." I was still working at Dolphin Marketing, stretching every penny of a $27,500 salary as I sat in the optometrist office waiting for my eye exam. The Dolphin Marketing insurance did not cover eye exams, so I was paying for this visit and sub-sequentially any eyewear purchases out of (my … [Read more...] about American HealthCare Has Me Seeing Red
Are you willing to put your dreams on hold? Are you willing to jump into a different line of work because you can’t find a job in your desired career field? Are you willing to work multiple minimum wage jobs? Are you willing to work weekend and holiday overtime missing out on barbecues and birthday parties? Are you willing to move to a low cost of living … [Read more...] about What are you willing to sacrifice to pay off your debt?
Going to college it was a foregone conclusion that I would be using student loans to pay for my tuition. Financially, there was no way my parents would be able to finance my education. My friends who were also attending college were also taking on massive amounts of debt to pay for school in hopes of a career that would pay dividends. After an Economics class, I’m speaking with … [Read more...] about The Unfair Advantage