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4 Red Flags You Shouldn't Share Money With Your Partner Just Yet

By Korey Lane
Relationships are full of meaningful milestones, from the first kiss, to the first time you say "I love you," to the first time you pee with the door open. (Admittedly, some are more meaningful than others.) Another big milestone comes when you're…

Here’s How To Sleep Over Your SO’s Family’s House Without Being Awk

By Rachel Shatto
When you're dating someone you care about, it's totally natural to want to snuggle up with them every night and wake up together every morning. But when your partner still happens to live at home with their parents, that can get a little tricky, to…

These FAFSA Application Memes Will Make You Laugh & Cry At The Same Time

By Cianna Garrison
Honestly, one of the most stressful times of year in college is when you have to start filing your FAFSA. I remember it; my friends remember it; and many of us are still dealing with it. The first time I had to file a FAFSA was awful, but I made it…

4 Wedding Planners Reveal The Cost Of Their Most Expensive Weddings

By Rebecca Strong
Today in obvious statements: weddings can get expensive. Like, drain your bank account, surpass your student loans, crush your dreams of owning a house expensive. Hence why some couples go the route of a simple trip to city hall or an intimate…

AOC Paid Her Student Loan Bill During A House Hearing To Prove A Point

By Yvonne Kim
The student loan crisis affects 44 million Americans, and it turns out our elected politicians are among them, too. On Sept. 10, the House of Representatives gathered for a hearing to address the $1.5 trillion dollar debt crisis plaguing college…

These 9 Tweets About Student Loans Are So Accurate & Cringeworthy

By Rachel Chapman
Let's face it, you loved the late-night hangouts in the dorm, ice cream socials, Frisbee games in the quad, and showing off your school spirit in college, but the price to pay for that amazing experience really added up. Sometimes, it feels like…

3 Signs You & Your Partner Are Ready To Share Money, According To Experts

By Korey Lane
No matter how long you've been dating someone, chances are you've probably already had some type of conversation about money. Even on your first date, the question of whether or not you split the bill probably came up. As a relationship gets more…

5 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before Sharing Money

By Rebecca Strong
Deciding to open a joint bank account with your boo is no small matter. Not only are you trusting them to be responsible with your shared finances, but you’re also making yourself vulnerable in exposing your own spending habits — which means you may…

AOC Clapped Back At Trump Saying She's Not "Capable Of Loving" The United States

By Lara Walsh
One week after the president made headlines with his controversial tweets stating that "'progressive' Democrat congresswomen" should "go back" to their countries of origin, President Donald Trump is at it again. On Sunday, July 21, the POTUS further…

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…