You’ve exhausted all other means to get you through a financial tight spot, and now you’ve decided to go to your family and ask for a loan.
When I finally got to the point where I could start saving some money, I had visions of a steady flow of income from interest payments. So I started shopping for the best rates — boy, was I given a rude awakening.
Graduating from law school and business school in the aftermath of the Great Recession and a particularly weak legal employment market meant that I had as much debt as a first-time home-owner and little to no steady income.
Startups are hard. Building a product is hard. Finding that elusive “product-market fit” is hard. You know what is very really freaking hard? Raising money, when all you and a co-founder have are a shared laptop and some grand aspirations.
I have entered a phase in my life in which many of my classmates, friends and family are in the thick of diapers, teething and general child-rearing activities.
Choosing the right career is a delicate balancing act. Since you’ll want to have a long, successful career, you’ll want to choose a profession that lines up with your skills, abilities and interests.
As someone living on a tight post-college budget, I’d like to think that I’m good at stopping myself from spending when I shouldn’t. However, there are days when my resolve is weak and I rationalize buying an overpriced coffee drink or a pair of boots very similar to ones I already own (because I need to have different colors).
Having a baby can be a shock to your financial system. It was most definitely a shock to ours! As our precious baby girl turns a year old, her college savings account is in the four figures.
A payday loan is marketed as an advance on your paycheck — it’s a short-term loan (around two weeks) that typically ranges from $50 to $500, plus a fee.
Scenario: You’ve been invited to a very important dinner party. This dinner party has all kinds of networking connections, and since you hate your current job, your motivation to succeed is high.