Category: Finances

Supporting A Partner Financially – What I Know Now

October 8th, 2013 — 12:19pm

A few weeks ago the 40-something panel answered a question about how to navigate when relationships change course. The twenties are full of transitions – from college to job, from home to own apartment, from living with roommates to living with a boyfriend. This list goes on.  This particular 20-something just got her first job and is experiencing the excitement of that step to adulthood while her boyfriend (not the “one” but a supportive partner ... keep reading...

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Living at Home: Avoiding Debt at the Cost of Independence?

August 6th, 2013 — 12:59pm

    A record number of millennials are living at home. Are they living the high life or avoiding the high cost of living? It’s much more the latter but it does make me wonder if this trend will extend the era of delayed adulthood.   According to a Pew Research study, 21.6 million young adults aged 18-31 lived at home with their parents in 2012, up from 18.5 million just before the recession.   50% of these millennials are still ... keep reading...

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20-Something Question: Finish School or Cut Bait?

July 18th, 2013 — 12:28pm

          I am 23 years old. Last May I left my college after 4 years completed but with no diploma. I was majoring in Social Work. Unfortunately I failed my senior internship in the fall semester. Therefore I was unable to continue on in the department and subsequently not graduate with a B.S.W. I have 111 credits to my name. I spoke with a few family members about my circumstance and they have all said to ... keep reading...

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Can You Prepare For Having It All?

July 11th, 2013 — 12:23pm

  Today we have a big question and a few practical and common-sense answers from our amazing 40-something panel. There is so much debate on having it all but like many 20-somethings, our questioner today can’t imagine what it is like on the other way and wonders if there is any way to prepare ahead of time for navigating kids, career and budget.     Dear 40-somethings:  I'm a 20-something woman. I have an awesome job, a loving husband, ... keep reading...

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Graduate Degrees in the Era of Rising Debt

July 3rd, 2013 — 1:00pm

      One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether it’s worth the cost of tuition to get an advanced degree. A few posts on that topic: Is business school worth it? Do you regret getting an MBA? Get a job or a second degree? The benefits of life application Paying down student loan debt through volunteering   Now a recent survey about Millennials and Debt sparked the discussion again  The survey conducted by WellsFargo shows that paying off student loan ... keep reading...

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Do You Want To Be Fully Charged or In Charge?

May 16th, 2013 — 12:12pm

Don’t get too crazy when you discover credit cards. You may hear this all the time, but you’d be surprised how many 40-somethings are still saddled by credit from their highly charged 20s. One women in LA laments that the closetful of designer shoes and handbags she collected in her twenties doesn’t come in handy as she stays at home with her child and her husband struggles in his creative but competitive low-paying field. Another ... keep reading...

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