Money

Millennials Challenge Uber and Other Companies Via Boycott

BY ANNE CRUZ The L train isn’t running and you need to get home. What do you do? Up until a few weeks ago, most people would have responded: you call an Uber. But, now, the answer to “How are you getting home?” is no longer immediately clear: for the […]

 
 

Education for the “Other” Millennials

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BY KIRA HARADA-STONE Chris,* 20 was studying psychology at Colorado State University when his parents told him they could no longer afford it. After he left his dream school and enrolled in the University of Hawaii, where his parents could afford in-state tuition, Chris lost all motivation and stopped attending […]

 
 

Millennial Dating: Who Pays When Men and Women Go Out?

Millennial Dating: Who Pays When Men and Women Go Out?

By DEBORAH LUBANGA As midterm exams were just a week away, University of Georgia student, Austin Simmons, 19, wanted to have a little fun before studying consumed all of his free time. His girlfriend, Jacquelyn Harms, 19, had mentioned a craving for Outback Steakhouse, so he invited her out for […]

 
 

The Hidden Costs of Parent PLUS Loans

The Hidden Costs of Parent PLUS Loans

By DANIELLE STROLIA When Komal Kazim was accepted into NYU and offered the opportunity to spend her freshman year in Paris, it was a dream come true. Yet her blissful stay on cloud nine was cut short with the gathering of the dark clouds of financial aid. The tuition for […]

 
 

Taking Time Off

Queens native and 22-year-old student Alexa Wolfe, went straight to college after graduating high school, attending the Borough of Manhattan Community College for one year before withdrawing. Tuition for full-time BMCC students runs $4,000 a year and during those first two semesters Wolfe’s parents paid all of her tuition. Things […]

 
 

Start Up or Stay in School?

Start Up or Stay in School?

  (Photo credit: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/series/boston-student-entrepreneurship/) BY MATT MEYER For aspiring entrepreneurs, going to college  doesn’t necessarily mean that business dreams be put on hold. Most continue to chip away at their passion projects—a business venture or nascent smartphone app—during the scant spare hours in their class and activity schedules.  However, sometimes academics […]

 
 

Spending for the Experience

Spending for the Experience

Most people don’t hang around the trendy coffee shop just for the skinny vanilla latte.  The under-30 crowd in particular, is there for the social experience, a fact shops are starting to recognize and contribute to, with mood music, comfy couches and a no-hassle-if –you-sit-there-for-three-hours policy.

 
 

What’s Your Credit Score?

What’s Your Credit Score?

A good credit history is crucial when it comes time to take out loans or invest in big purchases such as homes and cars. To many creditors, a person with no credit history is just as unreliable as one with bad credit because there are too many unknown risks. Unfortunately, many […]