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My student loan repayment progress report: One year in

Sienna Kossman

I’ve successfully avoided adding ramen noodles to my diet while repaying my student loans, but I’m revisiting my initial plan to see how I can pay down even more debt this year.
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Study: Millennials struggle to find financial balance when saving for retirement

Sienna Kossman

A March 2015 study by Principal Financial Group found that 63 percent of millennials started saving for retirement at or before age 25, but less than one-third are saving enough to secure a strong retirement later on.
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5 resourceful ways to save money on Black Friday

Sienna Kossman

If you are venturing out on Black Friday — or even Thanksgiving night — to snag some discounted booty, best of luck. Here are a few extra tips besides “plan ahead” and “make a budget” to help you save more and spend less:
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3 ways to alleviate financial stress

Sienna Kossman

Over the past few months I’ve decided to combat my financial stress in more constructive ways instead of over-indulging or ignoring obligations. Here are some tips that have worked for me that may refresh your financial outlook:
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My furry student loan debt reality check

Sienna Kossman

I made my 3-part student loan repayment budget. I selected my payment plan. I was starting to come to terms with the monthly sacrifices I’d be making to pay off my student loan debt over the next decade. And then I saw a shelter dog’s big brown eyes.
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