Anum Yoon

Bio

After graduating from PSU, Anum founded www.currentoncurrency.com, a personal finance site for fellow 20 somethings and international students.

How To Save Money For Travel When You're Still Paying Off Student Loan Debt

By Anum Yoon
If you're one of the 40 million Americans currently working hard to pay off some big student loans, the fact that you're not alone might not be all that comforting. After all, there are lots of other things you want to do with your cash, so it's…

Yes, You Can Still Travel The World When You Have Tons Of Student Loan Debt

By Anum Yoon
It's almost impossible to leave college without a pile of student debt that you know you'll have to start paying back almost immediately. It seems overwhelming and crippling, but there are ways to live a life full of adventure while paying back the…

I Was Forced To Walk Away From My Dream Job Because Of The Sexist Management

By Anum Yoon
I got my first taste of life as a professional adult when I took on a marketing internship for a department store chain back in my native country of Korea. The job was a point of pride for me, and as the company's primary interpreter, it provided me…

5 Common Misconceptions Society Has About Surrogate Mothers, Debunked

By Anum Yoon
Surrogacy is a vague and misunderstood subject. It's a very difficult concept for some people to grasp. There are legal matters to consider, and surrogate mothers are often looked down upon. However, surrogacy is sometimes necessary for a couple…

4 Things To Know About Loans If Your Paycheck Revolves Around Them

By Anum Yoon
Are you behind in your student loan payments? Welcome to the club. According to a report in U.S. News and World Report, up to 17 percent of borrowers are missing payments or are in full-on default. That 17 percent represents a fraction of the $1.2…

15 Ways Switching Up Your Daily Commute Can Reduce Stress

By Anum Yoon
Biking is getting a second wind as a popular exercise. What's not to love about it? It reduces air pollution, traffic congestion and the slew of other health problems associated with our mostly sedentary lifestyles. (I'm typing this slouched over a…

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection With Humor And Appreciation

By Anum Yoon
Taking risks is the only way to change your life for the better. When you take risks, however, you put yourself in the path of rejection. It’s inevitable, really. There will be times when things don’t go your way, and when people tell you “no” or…

Paperless: 5 Ways Taking Online Classes Benefits The Environment

By Anum Yoon
Online learning is a hot topic in today’s schools, but environmental concerns are often left out of the debate. In addition to the positive effects digital classrooms can have on students, they also benefit the Earth. From reducing paper and other…

4 Ways To Conquer Your Fears And Relieve Yourself Of Their Stresses

By Anum Yoon
When I was a kid, I used to have this bizarre, recurring nightmare. I was stuck in a playground made of creepy mannequins. (Think: designer scarves strewn over monkey bars and slides lined with plaid fabric.) As I moved through this playground,…

Another Thing To Worry About: How To Raise Kids In The Digital Age

By Anum Yoon
A few years ago, this video went viral with an interesting subtext: Our children live in a new world. While this change has important ramifications for all of us, parents are put in a particularly interesting predicament. Children have never come…

7 Reasons To Take Active Responsibility In Caring For The Environment

By Anum Yoon
You don’t have to be a tree-hugging environmentalist to be aware of the detrimental impacts we have caused to Mother Nature. Even climate skeptics and global warming deniers admit we have, indeed, caused irreversible damage to our planet. But, why…

Third-Culture Kids: 11 Signs You Grew Up With The World As Your Home

By Anum Yoon
We third-culture kids might seem a little strange, but can you blame us? We spent the most formative years of our lives away from our families, our countries and just about everything else familiar to us. Speaking for myself, the experience shaped…

It's Complicated: 5 Ways Social Media Is Ruining Your Marriage

By Anum Yoon
The widespread use of social media has radically changed so many aspects of our lives, especially how we celebrate our milestones. You’re almost not allowed to fully embrace a special moment unless all your friends and followers are enviously…

Father's Day Gift Guide: 16 Present Ideas For Every Kind Of Dad

By Anum Yoon
Shopping for Father's Day is often one of the most difficult tasks of the year. How do you get a gift that says “I care about you” without saying “You like really boring things?” So, I've decided to make this Father's Day a little easier (and a lot…