by Dana Leigh Formon, PhD | Nov 17, 2021 | Grad School Finances
It’s really easy to forget about your loans in graduate school because there are so many other things to think about. However, your loans will eventually catch up to you, and you’ll need to start making payments on them. Unfortunately, this tends to start happening right as you’re midway through a fellowship and trying to apply for jobs, or when you’re trying to apply for licensure and take the licensing exam. Having to start paying on your student loans can come at a very overwhelming time, and also be an overwhelming thing to think about. With some simple organizational strategies, you can feel more confident about the financial responsibility that awaits you.
by Jenn Hardy, PhD | Sep 24, 2019 | Grad School FinancesThe idea of affordable self-care was born late one night when I was brainstorming post ideas for my professional Instagram page. It was a reaction to all of the posts you see when scrolling through #selfcare. If you just had those posts to go by, then you would be under the impression that self-care was a synonym for spa treatments. There were candles, massages, fancy nails, and a lot of bubble baths. I found myself having a strong reaction to seeing self-care marketed as a “treat yo’self” indulgence. In that marketing is a message suggesting we need to pamper ourselves in order to get the care we deserve. Can it be indulgent? Sure. Does it need to be? No. I decided to flip the script on this commercialized version of self-care. My budget for affordable self-care posts has always been $0. And, all ideas must be relatively accessible for most people following my page. Rather than feeling limited by my budget, I find it fuels my creativity. I’m better able to spot the free things I do that help me function at my best. If it helps me, then it just might help someone else. Many of the posts I’ve written on this topic involve getting back to the basics of healthy living. Take these examples: 1. Go to Bed Earlier. We all know we are supposed to do this. Sleep is critical for...
by Elizabeth S. Bradshaw-Livingston, PhD | Dec 12, 2018 | Grad School Finances
You have finally graduated with your master’s or doctoral degree, got your first job and things seem great — until your grace period is over and that first student loan payment comes due (insert scary music here). You ask yourself, I have the degree, now what do I do about my student loan debt?!