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3 Bad Money Habits You Should Finally Kick

Posted by Pierce Conway on Aug 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Take these baby steps to get closer to financial freedom.


When it comes to personal finance, our habits can really make or break us. When we’re able to adopt positive financial habits, the benefits are endless: a better credit score, less financial-induced stress, a bigger savings account balance…the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, many of us have also taken on financial habits that could actually end up hurting us. Here are three financial habits you might want to consider breaking.

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3 Tricks to Living Well While Spending Less

Posted by Pierce Conway on Jul 19, 2016 2:07:00 PM


You don't have to live an ascetic life to keep your budget in check.



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The Boring Secret to Getting Rich

Posted by Pierce Conway on Jul 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It's boring, but that doesn't mean it's easy.


The media likes to paint a certain picture of what it means to be rich — huge mansions, expensive cars, high-powered Wall Street or tech-startup-type jobs. If you buy into that image, being rich may feel like an impossible dream.

But the truth is that most “rich” people live very normal lives. You probably wouldn’t even know they were rich if you saw them because they don’t fit the stereotype. Most rich people are a lot like you and me. They just know a secret that, while incredibly effective, isn’t very sexy.


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6 Reasons You’re Still in Debt

Posted by Pierce Conway on Jun 28, 2016 1:30:00 PM


If you don't have a plan, it's hard to reach your goal.

our 2016 New Year’s resolution was to finally pay down all your debt. But it’s now May, and your balance has hardly budged. What’s going on? Here are the top 10 reasons why your debt isn’t dwindling — and what you can do to get debt-free by the end of the year.

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Constructing Our Future - Fall 2016

Posted by Cal on Jun 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Wow! The upcoming school year is already just aroud the corner and there is so much to look forward to next fall. 


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So How Do You Actually "College"?

Posted by Cal on Jun 15, 2016 12:00:20 PM

No matter what your impression of college was before you actually arrived on campus and started classes, your preconceived notions inevitably changed. You may have thought you'd have more time to party; you may have thought people would be different; you may have thought the classes would be less stressful. No matter the details, though, you probably thought one thing: that college wouldn't be quite this hard.

Finding little ways to make your college life easier can take some dedication, but with a little work (and consistency), you might be surprised at how a few little changes can make a big difference.


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5 Hottest Travel Trends of Summer 2016

Posted by Pierce Conway on Jun 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Roadtrips, national parks, and cheap airfare make the list.

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Topics: travel

3 Major Money Tips for the New College Grad

Posted by Pierce Conway on May 31, 2016 11:00:00 AM



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Topics: Students

20 Things Nobody Tells You When You Graduate College

Posted by Pierce Conway on May 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Take a crazy job, don't stress about money — and Drake was right




Congratluations class of 2016! We are proud to call you alumni of University of Southern California. I'm sure many of you are wondering now that college is what?

Before you throw your cap in the air — or at least before you stage an Instagram photo of you throwing your cap in the air — allow me to share some things nobody will tell you about transitioning into the real world

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Topics: Students

An Open Letter To Those Not Graduating On Time

Posted by Pierce Conway on May 12, 2016 3:09:08 PM


It sucks, and I won't lie to you and tell you it doesn't. The day you walk out of Advising, head hanging down because you aren't going to finish in four years, makes you feel ashamed of yourself. You did well in high school; you were always told you were smart, expected to be smart, so why couldn't you make it out in four years like you were supposed to?


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