5 Budgeting Tips That Will Save Your Life Your First Semester of College

5 Budgeting Tips That Will Save Your Life Your First Semester of College

It happens to the best of us. It’s your first semester at college, and reveling in your new found freedom, you’ve suddenly blown all your…

5 Ways to Cut Corners and Save a Little Extra Dough in College

5 Ways to Cut Corners and Save a Little Extra Dough in College

We get it. You’re in college. You’re broke. You had a shoestring budget for a while. Then you had to sell the shoestring. When you…

Facing Student Loans at 20 Years Old

Facing Student Loans at 20 Years Old

TL;DR: It was terrifying, but necessary. I’m not proud that I’ve been in college three years and have just started learning about my student loans….

Budgeting 101: Introduction to Collegiate Personal Finance

Budgeting 101: Introduction to Collegiate Personal Finance

The months leading up to my college move-in were a stressful hodgepodge of searching for Twin XL sheets, scheduling intro class after intro class, and saying “Yes, Mom, I filled…

Money in My Pocket: A Week of Tracking Every Nickle and Dime

Money in My Pocket: A Week of Tracking Every Nickle and Dime

For one week I kept every receipt, kept track of every transaction and recorded every penny I spent. That week, I ended up spending more…

All A-loan and On Your Own: The Art of Getting By Without Student Loans

All A-loan and On Your Own: The Art of Getting By Without Student Loans

Student loans. They are taken out with the intent of lessening the burden of students as they attend ridiculously expensive post-secondary programs. Founded on the…

Personal Expenses: The MTA and Chinese Take-Out Own My Debit Card

Personal Expenses: The MTA and Chinese Take-Out Own My Debit Card

One of my first posts for The Prospect dissected the basics of how to pay for college, looking into cost of attendance, scholarships, and payment…

Budget Like a Boss

Budget Like a Boss

Welcome to Liz’s Lemonade Stand, where the lemons of life are twisted into the sweetest lemonade. By now, the topic of employment has practically become…

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