Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just a Problem for Millennials

It seems like most articles I write include a mention of student debt because it’s having such a crippling effect on my generation, but this may be the first time I realized I needed to write an entire article dedicated to debt. I’m going to establish a few things first so I don’t get the … Continued

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Couples Don’t Need Wedding Loans. They Need More Modest Weddings

It’s been fifty-four years since Jessica Mitford skewered the funeral industry in The American Way of Death, and twenty-five years since she followed up with The American Way of Birth, which was equally scathing. Unfortunately, Mitford died without writing the third part of what should have been a trilogy. Missing is an exploration of the … Continued

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Why Millennials’ Problems are Everyone’s Problem

Driving to work this morning, I heard some radio talk show hosts talk about a new report that shows Millennials are earning about 20 percent less than their Baby Boomer parents. The median net worth of Millennials is 56 percent less than the Baby Boom generation. The hosts all sounded surprised, but being a Millennial … Continued

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When Buzzfeed Writes About Your Student Loan Debt… Expect Trolls

To my great excitement, Buzzfeed recently featured my alma mater, Meredith College, a small women’s college in North Carolina. My Facebook page was filled with comments from my college friends eager to share the story. The article highlighted theater major, Maigan Kennedy, who instead of the normal senior photo decided to have some fun and took … Continued

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