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Millennials Are Seeking Prenups—and It Might Just Be Worth Considering

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From the Office To the Open Road: How One Woman Turned a Personal Loan Into a Road Trip Across America

Having lived her entire life in Greensboro, North Carolina, Katie Shank, 26, was ready for a change. After graduating with a bachelor’s in history from University of North Carolina Greensboro, Katie was working an office job at a large clothing corporation, as a liaison between departments. It was paying the bills, but not exactly her dream job.

So when her boyfriend, Jordan, asked if she wanted to quit her job and buy an RV to travel the U.S., Katie jumped at the chance. With the help of a mysterious Craigslist ad and a $9,000 SoFi personal loan, Katie and Jordan now have a mobile home from which they can search for their ideal city. Soon they will be headed west to make a new life for themselves, all within the comfort of their tiny home on wheels.

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Here’s How Lawyers Really Tackled Their Law School Loans

If the most exciting part of finally graduating from law school is getting your bar card in the mail, the least exciting part may well be making the first payment on your student loans. The average young lawyer now carries well over $100,000 in student debt, and figuring out how to set up a loan repayment plan can be daunting. Finishing law school already comes with a lot of responsibility: you might be moving, starting a new job, or just adjusting to the new responsibility of giving legal advice. On top of that, starting to pay off your student loans can feel like a challenge—but it is a challenge you can rise to, especially with the help of lawyers who have been in your shoes.

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4 Ways To Save Up for a Down Payment (Without Giving Up Your Avocado Toast)

A wealthy real estate mogul recently told millennials to stop buying avocado toast if they ever want to buy a house, and the internet went berserk. The advice was poorly received, because many felt that it was out of touch with the current financial environment. For one, the millennial generation has only ever known income stagnation, wages that haven’t kept up with inflation, and skyrocketing college and real estate prices. Two, the assertion that we can’t stop shelling out for fancy breakfast foods buys into the shallow narrative that millennials don’t know the meaning of hard work or the value of a dollar.

While I largely side with the outraged denizens of the interwebs, I’ll play devil’s advocate here: Clearly, Avocado Man was hoping to make a point about frivolous spending, but he veers off track when making the assumption that this is a trademark of the millennial generation. Current times have seen people of all ages spend more on “stuff” than ever before.

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5 Key Pieces of Finance Advice for All Med School Grads Starting Residency

Congrats—it’s finally over. You’ve graduated medical school, made it through Match Day, and are ready to start residency, on the road to finally becoming a fully fledged doctor.

But hold on, you’re not there yet. Odds are you finished med school with loans and some debt. The average med student graduated with $190,000 in debt last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. And while the average doctor can make quite a bit of money—pediatricians earn an average of $204,000 and orthopedic specialists make $443,000, for example—the average resident does not.

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How to Financially Care for Your Parents As They Get Older

Think about your best memories of your parents while you were growing up for a moment. Maybe it’s the year they finally bought that bike you wanted for your birthday, or all the times you opened the freezer to see it stocked with mint chocolate chip ice cream, because mom knew it was your favorite.

It’s worth pondering as you take in your parents now, as they grow older. You might be wondering when you’ll be returning the favor of taking care of them, and more importantly, how.

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