9 Things I Learned This Week That I Didn’t Know Before

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When Should You Mind Your Own Business?

I’d rather mind my own business all the time. I’m introverted, anti-social, and sometimes (unintentionally) cold. Minding my own business is easier. Stress-free! The second and third graders I tutor can’t finish anything without worrying what the others are doing. “Look! He didn’t finish his homework!” “Oooohh! He made a bad grade on his test!” … Continue reading When Should You Mind Your Own Business?

11 Things International Applicants Should Know Before Applying to Graduate School

In 2017 The National Foundation for American Policy reported that international students dominate STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) graduate degree programs. According to their report, 81% of full-time graduate students in electrical and petroleum engineering programs in the U.S. are international students. In full-time, graduate level, computer science programs, 79% of the students are … Continue reading 11 Things International Applicants Should Know Before Applying to Graduate School

10 Things Domestic Applicants Should Know Before Applying to Graduate School

I accidentally went to graduate school three times. The first time was just a built-in perk of an AmeriCorps service program I completed. (I was 21.) The second time was actually on purpose (just not part of my original life plan). (I was 26.) The third time was a matter of necessity. I needed a … Continue reading 10 Things Domestic Applicants Should Know Before Applying to Graduate School

What Did You Learn This Week That You Didn’t Know Before?

Children are required to pay taxes on custodial accounts that are created by their (adult) loved ones. [See also: We Need To Have a Conversation About Money] Certificates of Insurance are usually required with real estate contracts. France won the 2018 World Cup. Lauryn Hill recently became a grandmother. [See also: I Shoulda Been a … Continue reading What Did You Learn This Week That You Didn’t Know Before?

Unbelievable Statistics About Student Loan Debt & The Future Cost of College

In October my niece will turn 8 years old. In February my nephew will turn 4. Like most great aunts, I’ve been researching pros and cons of custodial accounts, investment accounts, and 529 college savings plans for them. In 2028, when my niece is 18, it will cost $31,747 per year to attend a 4-year … Continue reading Unbelievable Statistics About Student Loan Debt & The Future Cost of College