12:45 pm, June 10th | by Colleen Oakley, LearnVest
A college graduate without student loan debt is akin to reading a kind quote about Kim Kardashian in a tabloid — it’s rare. In the past eight years, student loan debt has nearly tripled to a whopping $1.1 trillion, and in the past 10 years, the percentage of 25-year-olds with such debt has risen from 25% to 43%. It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that New York Fed economists warned last month that the burden of student debt could stilt consumer spending by twentysomethings, as well as further hamper the recovery of the housing market and economy.
11:30 am, June 7th | by Amelia Edelman
Somehow, weddings can drag you unwillingly to an alien solar system where you’re doomed to conduct a desperate, futile search for some sort of urban kindred spirit — a bearded hipster pseudo-lumberjack in skinny jeans, perhaps? An NPR tote bag? An asymmetrical haircut? A Jew?! Often, you’re out of luck.
10:15 am, June 7th | by Jacqui Kenyon, LearnVest
Two years ago, I began an every-other-day ritual of checking my credit score. And that ritual gave birth to a mission: I’m shooting for 850, the perfect score.
12:45 pm, June 6th | by Sarah Devlin and Carly McElroy
In this week’s episode of “And Then They Make Out,” Carly McElroy and Sarah Devlin take a different approach, discussing upcoming RomComs, Comamas, and Ronkonkamas (more than just a town in New York) this year. From a film about a 35-year-old flight attendant who is also a spinster, to a food critic who is also a fully functioning alcoholic, to an aspiring singer who is also the ex-girlfriend of Adam Levine, to a movie starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan and that we can only assume ends in an explosion of pure male charm. All that, plus the reason why we didn’t watch a movie last weekend (hint: the reason starts with “Carly” and ends with “was mauled by a dog.”
10:23 am, June 6th | by Karen Mazzola, as told to Alden Wicker
Everyone is talking about the crisis among twentysomethings. We don’t save enough. We’re behind on retirement. Our loans are untenable. We have high credit card debt. Not me.
11:21 am, June 5th | by Amelia Edelman
Dear friends and family members, I am writing to you all in order to solve that mystery that you’ve been wondering about for the past fifteen years. That’s right: I’m about to tell you the secret of my existence.
9:49 am, June 5th | by Tahnya Kristina, LearnVest
Have you ever done something that you weren’t proud of? Or been in such a bad place that you didn’t know how you were going to crawl your way out? I have.
10:59 am, June 4th | by Sarah Devlin
For one young reporter, her job ended up being more of a challenge — and more difficult — than she ever thought possible. Here’s what she wishes she had learned beforehand.
10:01 am, June 4th | by Mandy Stadtmiller, xoJane
Go ahead and call me “crazy.” I’ll take any compliment I can get.