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Vampire Electronics Suck Your Cash

I have a friend. And her father used to be cheap. For example, he'd ask his wife to use as few pieces of toilet paper as possible after going to the bathroom. However, along comes the environmental movement (which, by the way, we're all for), and instead of being cheap...

By Stuart Schultz on 10/29/08

Q&A with Marc Scheer

Did you know that students expect to earn 44 percent more than they actually do when they graduate? And that at most college, each class breaks down to $100 per hour? (No use feeling guilty about sleeping through most of them now!) ...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 10/28/08

Financial "Crisis": Is Your Money Safe?

As you've probably noticed, Wall Street is throwing up its hands and yelling, "FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The bailout plan didn't pass in Congress and the Dow Jones fell almost 778 points, a new record. It all sounds pretty apocalyptic, but as a recent grad, do you have anything to worry about...

By Stuart Schultz on 9/30/08

Should I Keep Investing in My 401(k)?

If you've been watching the news over the past few weeks, you might have noticed how the stock market lost 50% of its value and everyone started freaking out. But what if you've been depositing money in a 401(k) or Roth IRA? Should you keep pouring money into a sinking ship? ...

By Stuart Schultz on 10/14/08

The Debt Chronicles

The dog days of debt have consumed the nation, and as members of so-called “Generation Debt,” perhaps it’s time to face the facts and peer into the abyss of our bank accounts. Check out these articles from Consumerist to get the ball rolling on a new era of financial self-awareness: ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/08/08

How Would the Bailout Affect You?

Last night, the Senate endorsed an amended version of the $700 trillion economic bailout plan, putting the pressure on the House to pass it by the end of the week. But how will it affect you, the recent grad?...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/02/08

The Dumpster and Craigslist, Redefined

The Internet has developed a pretty advanced marketplace for disposing of stuff you don’t want and finding people who sell what you do want. But if people didn’t believe there’s always room for improvement...

By Jason Richards on 9/26/08

Webcast: Understanding the Crisis in the Markets

You may be of the mind the current meltdown in the markets doesn’t affect you because you don’t have any money anyway. Or maybe you’re just not interested. Both are perfectly fair reactions. ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 9/25/08

A Billie, a Billie, a Billie, a Billionaire

The Forbes 400 Richest People in America is now available for those who like to ogle old white men with silly amounts of money (the cut-off for this year’s list was $1.3 billion). But the real question for a recent grad trying to make the list by 40 is this...

By Keshav Singh on 9/23/08

On Tipping and Adriana Lima

Holler! I’m a graduate student at the University of Chicago, studying philosophy. I take mad walks. Especially now that the weather...

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