3 Ways Having A Roommate is Different Post-College

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Dayton! Let us know what you guys think!


As a kid, we all pictured that our twenty-something self would have it all figured out.  We’d be immersed in our kick-ass career, driving the latest model car, and taking frequent vacations to faraway places.  Oh, and we’d have a housekeeper, since there was no way I was going to be doing chores in my twenties.  I mean, my personal dream also included a pet tiger, but that wasn’t any less likely than my other aspirations.

The reality of a twentysomething is a lot different.  Many of us aren’t working in our dream careers- in fact, most of us are just happy to have a job to pay the rent.  Especially now, new graduates need to play it smart to have a chance. All the same, we’ve been forced to lower our expectations.  Even working iffy jobs, driving the same clunker we drove all through college, and somehow managing without a housekeeper, we still don’t have enough to live by ourselves.  Instead, we’re linking up with one or more other poor Millennials to live somewhere only slightly larger than our college dorm room.  At least the kitchen is a separate room.  But living with a roommate now is a lot different than it was in college.

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Career Talk Tuesday: Arrive On Time To Meetings & Pay Attention

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The following is an excerpt from my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my book, so make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already!

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7 Ways To Balance It All This Semester

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Hi guys! Okay so I’m OBSESSED with this post from my friend Madeline, because balance…yea, that’s not something I’m the best at! And although I’m not in college anymore, the tips that she’s sharing here are still relatable to post-grad life! So take out a pen and take some notes! Let us know what you think!


1. KNOW YOUR LIMITS

We all want to be able to do everything all at once, but in reality a 24-hour day only allows us to accomplish so much! The first step to time management is recognizing your limits. In a University setting, it is fairly straightforward to know the limit of classes to take. Your school should have a standard amount of credits that students take on average…follow that! Don’t always try to be a superstar and take that extra class, because, coming from experience, that extra bit could really put a working student over the edge!

If you are involved with clubs on campus, or outside of school, be frank with your club members about your time constraints. By letting them know early on, you can ensure that you don’t overcommit yourself to the organization.

When it comes to your internship, or job, I stick with the same philosophy: be upfront with your employer about how many hours per week you can contribute without overextending yourself.

Lastly, social life! In order to keep balanced this semester I recommend you prioritize where social life fits into your schedule. Make time for your family and friends, but remember what you deem most important out of all your responsibilities and make sure you are devoting enough time to that!

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How to Win at Salary Negotiations

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Katie! Enjoy, and let us know what you think!


For years I had a hard time figuring out how much I should be paid—and then asking for it. Yes, I struggled with confidence issues and imposter syndrome, but I mainly just didn’t know how to calculate what I was worth, and then make my case.

In theory, compensation is based on “objective” factors like seniority, years of experience, and the responsibilities of the job at hand—but who’s to say how much any of those things are actually worth?

Nobody’s going to go out of their way to give you money. At the end of the day it’s up to you to make yourself attractive to an employer. Easier said than done, though, right?

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3 Things You Must Do If You’re Clueless About Finances

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post  from my friend Mila! Let us know what you think!


I hate money. I really do. Don’t get me wrong, I love SPENDING money, and if I do say so myself I’m still pretty good at saving (despite the spending). I just hate DEALING with it. I know nothing about money and most things related to it. I mean, I still get help from my mom to do my taxes! I always feel like I’m not mentally prepared to handle money issues on my own. How do I invest? What’s the difference between a 1040, a 1040A, and a 1040ez? What is compound interest, and why do I get so little interest in my savings account, but pay a bunch of interest on my school loans?! Why weren’t we taught this stuff in school?!

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Career Talk Tuesday: Share Your Drunken Weekend Stories With Your Friends, Not Your Coworkers

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The following is an excerpt from my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties.

Over the next 10 weeks or so, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my new book. Make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already:

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How To Save Money As A Not So Rich Millennial

This post was sponsored by Chime as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

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You want to know what my most popular post is? It’s this one… How To Be Rich In Your Twenties.

And it’s funny because it seems that everyone is always looking for some kind of secret on how to do that.

But it’s not a huge secret, it’s common sense. You either make a heck of a lot of money, or you save as much as you possibly can.

That’s it. It’s simple. In theory, at least.

I know that I don’t make a ton of money. I’m 26 years old and  just took a $10k paycut to follow my dreams, so I know I’m not going to get rich simply by going to work every day.

But if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s saving money.

And in the long run, it’s going to pay off big time.

So here are a few things I recommend…

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