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My Student Loans Were Forgiven For My Disability, But It's Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

By Esme Mazzeo
My family doesn’t yell. Sometimes we argue, and we are good at sarcasm, but fights hardly ever get loud. When I got the option to have my student loans discharged for disability, I remember all of the yelling as my family and I fought over whether I…

Donating My Eggs To Pay My Student Loans Gave My Degree New Meaning

By Lena Papadopulous
I was in the bathroom stall, eye-level with a cleverly placed advertisement: “Become an egg donor. $6-8K for first-time donors.” As a graduate student in debt, the offer was tempting, but not tempting enough. At least, not then. Several years later,…

Defaulting On My Student Loans Dug Me Into A Hole I Can't Escape

By Anonymous
I saw a tweet a few weeks ago that read something like, “Look, I’m never gonna pay off these student loans in my lifetime, so I might as well go on vacation.” I’ve never related to something more than that. Currently, I have about $45,000 in student…

I Owe $18K In Student Loans For The Degree I Never Got

By Alexandria Spriggins
It was always a given that I would go to college. I didn’t know which one — I didn’t even know what I’d major in — but I knew that four short years after graduating from high school, I’d graduate from college. I was only partially correct. While I…

My Student Loan Debt Is Ruining My Life & My Relationships

By Jessica Buck
For anyone that has gone to college, thought about going to college, done any research on college, or knows someone who has been to college, you can relate when I say student loans are the bane of my existence. They’re always running around in the…

A Surprising Percent Of Women Feel Their Student Loans Weren't Worth It

By Shelby Black
College is all about making memories, but graduation can bring a few reality checks that prove to be difficult. The student debt crisis is one of the biggest issues facing young adults in the United States today, and it can seriously impact…

Check Out The Things 11 Women Would Buy If They Didn't Have Student Loans

By Chelsea Stewart
If you've ever taken out student loans, you're probably aware of the dread that comes with making a payment. Every extra dollar spent on student loans is a dollar less for other priorities, like traveling around the world, or treating yourself to…

Here’s How Long It's Taking 7 Women To Pay Off Their Student Loan Debt

By Chelsea Stewart
Admit it: The experience of repaying student loans is pretty upsetting. Getting the balance to zero might even seem impossible, especially to those with overwhelming amounts of student debt — but that's not true. I'm not saying that it's easy,…

Here's How 8 Women Are Paying Off Their Student Loans

By Shelby Black
College can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in a person's life. However, graduating comes at a hefty price tag for many... and paying off those student loans can be a tricky (and lengthy) process. For those who are enjoying that…

Here's What Experts Really Think About High Schoolers Taking On Student Debt

By Shelby Black
Before graduating high school, students go through a grueling process of taking standardized tests, filling out applications, and deciding which institution is the right fit for them. However, there's one step after applying and getting into one's…

This Is How Much Student Debt BDG Readers Really Have

By Chelsea Stewart
You know what they say about college: It's the best of times, and the worst of times. The pros? You get to wear sweatpants all day (everyday if you want), and there's always a place to eat — hello! But then there are things like student loans, which…

This Expert's Real-Life Advice About Paying Down Her Student Loans Will Inspire You

By Hannah Golden
Whether you've already been through college or are staring down that first semester, you're probably no stranger to the concept (or reality) of the dreaded student loan. These loans have burdened millions of young Americans with bills for hundreds…

Bernie Sanders Might Cancel All Student Debt With This Proposal

By Shelby Black
On Thursday, June 27, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will join his fellow 2020 Democratic candidates for the first round of presidential debates. However, the senator has unveiled a new proposal ahead of the event, and it could be a game changer for…

The Best Value Beach Destinations For 2019 Will Let You Travel On A Tight Budget

By Marisa Casciano
Imagine this: You have unlimited vacation days. You spend most of your time chilling on a lounge chair with your toes in the sand and a freshly-made smoothie in-hand. Your tote bag is filled with plane tickets from your dreamy travels and…

I Saved Up $20,000 To Travel Across The US In A Van With My Boyfriend

By Diana Crandall
Last November, I withdrew $2,750 from my savings account and stuffed it inside of an envelope. It felt illicit (who carries around that much money in cash?), and it also felt a bit stupid. I was about to give it to a man I’d met through Craigslist,…

This Job Will Pay You $10,000 For An Overseas Summer Vacay, So Grab Your Passport

By Lara Walsh
It's not every day that you can travel for free, let alone get paid to go jet-setting around the world. That is, unless you're an aspiring "Sun-tern" slash photographer who wants "to travel across the country and capture the sun in all its glory,"…

The Summoning Circle Meme Is Here To Help You Live Your Very Best Life

By Rachel Murphy
I don't know about you, but I'm still recovering from the Instagram and Facebook outage that took place earlier this week. Since I couldn't really use either app, I spent a lot more time on Twitter than I normally would. Twitter is always a gold…

The College Admissions Scandal Has The Internet Calling BS About The Admissions Process

By Daniella Bondar
Remember when you were poring over college applications? How about all the hours spent fine-tuning your essay, and that feeling that even though you'd met all the requirements, there's no guarantee that you'd get a chance to enter the ivy-covered…

This Is How You Know You're Ready To Have A Joint Savings Account With Your SO

By Caroline Colvin
With factors such as economic history, current income, spending habits, organization, and personal preferences at play, no two couples will treat money the same way. Every individual and couple are going to handle their finances differently. Sharing…

The "Broke Black Girl" Is Helping Women Talk About Their IRL Money Issues

By Hannah Golden
If you're constantly stressed out by working a ton and still somehow feeling broke, you're not the only one — money woes are the top cause of stress in the U.S., research by the American Psychological Association shows. But one woman is by no means…

Here's How To Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve, According To Experts

By Jordan Bissell
It's so much fun to dream about the future. Since you were a kid, people probably asked you, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" on a pretty regular basis. Maybe your answers back then were a bit fantastical, but now that you've reached…

Here's What Forms You Should Have Together Before Tackling Your Taxes

By Chelsea Stewart
With tax season in full effect, there is one question that lingers for many: What forms do I need to file taxes? It seems pretty confusing, given all the documents we naturally have assigned to us, from birth certificates to social security cards.…

If You're Worrying About How To Declare Your Student Loans On Your Taxes, Take A Breath

By Daniella Bondar
If you're a college or post-grad in America, odds are you're probably relying on some student loans to foot the bill for your education. But if you took out some money to pay for school, now that it's tax season you might be wondering if student…

This Study Takes Apart A Big Myth About Money & Millennials Living At Home

By Hannah Golden
As of 2016, almost a third of millennials were living with their parents, per U.S. Census Bureau data (though let's hope that number has changed in the two-plus years since). But while common-sense budgeting may have prompted flocks of young people…

7 Questions To Ask Your Partner About Money Before Moving In Together, Because Love Can't Pay The Bills

By Griffin Wynne
When it comes to serious relationship questions that have been depicted in rom-coms for decades, "Do you want to live together" certainly seems to be up there with, "Will you marry me?" But after the butterflies and excitement about new relationship…

Here's How Much It Costs To Fill A Room With Roses Like Travis Scott Did For Kylie Jenner

By Karen Ruffini
There are some holidays that people don't give enough credit for celebrating. Yes, Christmas and Thanksgiving are pretty much first place, but c'mon people, think outside the box a bit! Personally, I find Valentine's Day to be a super underrated…

Experts Say Dreams About Losing Your Teeth Might Reveal This One Thing About You IRL

By Gabi Conti
Ever have a dream that felt so real you could've sworn it actually happened? For me, these dreams usually involve running (which is why I sleep soundly through my morning workouts — new year, same me!). But sometimes the dreams that feel real can…

Meghan Markle Reportedly Threw A "Sayonara Zara" Party At The Start Of Her Career

By Kelsi Zimmerman
I've always imagined that if/when I were to ever become rich, I'd start out by, I don't know, paying off the rest of my student loans, buying my parents a house, or at least copping a pink Gucci Marmont Mini Metallic Shoulder Bag. However, I guess…

Student Loan Debt In The U.S. Has Hit A Record High

By Shelby Black
Over the past decade, attending colleges and universities has become progressively more difficult, not to mention expensive. Well, sadly it doesn't look like this latter problem is going to get any easier, because our collective student loan debt…

Here’s How Experts Define Financial Infidelity, & How To Know If You Or Bae Are Guilty

By Korey Lane
When it comes to romantic relationships, everyone knows what cheating is. Maybe you have a different definition for it than others, but you know what it is in the simplest of forms. But there's an entirely different form of cheating that has nothing…