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Money is neither good or bad. It is a tool, and can be used for positive or negative things, just as a hammer could be used to build a home or could be used as a deadly weapon. Unfortunately, we hear a lot about the tool of money being harnessed in negative ways, often in the pursuit of more money and power. Big tobacco companies paid researchers and scientists to claim ...
Posted: Jun 24 2017 @ 4:48 PM
Being home for my little sister’s graduation party took me back to my own transition from high school to college. I accomplished quite a bit freshman year, but here’s what I wish I would have done on top of those accomplishments. 1. Get a job (preferably on campus) I worked a few jobs in high school and had a decent amount of savings going into my first year of college. I burned ...
Posted: Jun 18 2017 @ 10:57 AM
Australia isn’t a radically different place from the US, but there were some notable differences and similarities I observed while spending two weeks there. Public Transportation Brisbane and the surrounding area easily had the best public transportation system I’ve ever seen. There was an endless stream of buses going in and out of the city, with an easy to use payment system, and relatively low fares. They have a separate “busway” next ...
Posted: Jun 03 2017 @ 7:24 PM
A few days ago I got home from Australia, ending a two week period in which I spent as much money as I usually do in two months. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit spending that much hurt a bit. I’d also be lying if I didn’t admit that it was an incredible experience. The people I met, places I visited, and memories I made will stick with me for ...
Posted: May 27 2017 @ 7:03 PM
The vocabulary word of the day is gamification. For my fellow millennial friends, I’m talking about Snapchat streaks. For anybody who doesn’t know what Snapchat streaks are, gamification is the use of game characteristics (point scoring, competition, etc) to incentivize an action. The power of gamification is unquestionable. If you have sent someone a Snapchat every day for the last 147 days, despite not having anything to tell them you’re going ...
Posted: Apr 29 2017 @ 2:11 PM
The world is not fair. So much in our lives hinges on two things, where we were born and who gave birth to us. In both cases we have no say in the matter. The hand you’re dealt is the hand with which you must play the game. I understand that I was dealt about as good of a hand as anyone could hope for. I was born in a first ...
Posted: Apr 15 2017 @ 4:40 PM
“You deserve way better than someone who treats you like that!” a supportive best friend says after a rough breakup. Respectfully, I disagree. We are not deserving of anything. When you come into the world, the world owes you nothing. You are not entitled to a car, a roof over your head, or a job once you graduate. You aren’t entitled to a relationship with someone who treats you the same way ...
Posted: Apr 08 2017 @ 5:14 PM
1. A big house. Everyone knows that the bigger your house the more happy you’ll be. What easier way to let those around you know that you are a successful and cool person? Whenever anyone comes over to visit, they will ooh and ahh at your expansive living room, multiple guest rooms, and the kids will love the pool out back. Simply take out a 30-year mortgage, and don’t mind adding ...
Posted: Apr 01 2017 @ 4:03 PM
One peculiar aspect of being in college is that I essentially have two homes. While I spend the vast majority of every year living at school in Dallas, I always have my room at my parents’ house in Minnesota to go back to every winter break. Fulfilling the American stereotype, I have plenty of stuff in each home. A dresser and a closet full of clothes both here and there. Two ...
Posted: Mar 25 2017 @ 9:36 PM
“Time is money.” We’ve all heard this phrase, and as a cliché it’s all but lost its meaning. But it’s true! Just think, how did most of the money that you have ever had in your life get to you? Yes, you probably received some gifts, maybe a scholarship, or an inheritance even. But the vast majority of the money that comes to you is probably coming from your job. No matter ...
Posted: Mar 18 2017 @ 4:57 PM


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