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Advice on all things personal finance and money management, including how to budget, paying off student loans, savings, investing basics, saving money, making extra money, and money diaries for recent grads and students.

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The 25 BEST Ways to Stay Healthy at Uni: Health and College Students

I will be the first to admit it—my first couple of years of my undergrad, I was NOT healthy. I basically only ate plain pasta, didn’t exercise (besides walking up and down a big hill to the club), and drank loads. Shockingly, my mental and physical health massively suffered as a result. Now that I’m …

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Five Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose (+ Find Fulfilment the Easy Way)

After years of feeling stuck in my toxic relationship with my employer, it was just one email that pushed me over the edge and gave me the courage to quit a job which had literally put me in the hospital from a mental breakdown years earlier. I sent my resignation email right then and there …

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Ideas for Self Care for Students + Tips for Self Care You NEED to Try Now

People on the internet are always going on about how important self care is, but how do you actually practice self care? This article contains ideas for self care and tips for including more self care in your life. So, if you’re a student or young professional who needs more self care in your life, …

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10 Ways to Get Motivated Right Now (Become a Productivity Machine!)

Ahh the elusive concept of ~motivation~. Whether it’s motivation to work, to workout, or for school, motivation comes and goes. Particularly as we get deeper into the darker, colder winter months, it can be hard to get motivated. With the start of a new year (and new goals!), it seemed like an apt time to …

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Time Management Skills + Tips & Why Time Management is Important

I’ve developed a bit of a reputation among my PhD cohort for my time management skills and how far in advance of deadlines I tend to turn things in. Now, I will admit, some of this is down to my anxiety (perks of being an anxious human I guess?). But, I do think I have …

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Uni? 10 Things You Can Do Right Now

Whether you’ve just started university or grad school, are in the middle, or are towards the end, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed at uni. In fact, I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed this week. I basically spent yesterday freaking out over whether or not I could actually grasp all the things I needed to for …

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans (U.S.): How I Paid Off $72,000 in 3.5 Years (And You Can Too!)

Got a huge chunk of U.S. student debt and wondering how the heck to pay off your student loans? I hear you. When I was finishing college and deciding whether or not to do my master’s degree (which I’m so glad I did end up doing, for the record, even though I had to fund …

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Work-life Balance: How to Get Used to Working 60+ Hours per Week

So, you’ve got your first grad job and, suddenly, you’re expected to work 60, 70, even 100+ hours a week. I found myself in a similar situation when I finished my master’s degree and struggled initially to find a good work-life balance. I had always prided myself on being an efficient worker, so working in …

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