Slay those Student Loans Part 5: Justice

By Victoria Sechrist ( Part 5 of a 5-Part Series on Student Loans We have reached the end of our series, and this week, we’re discussing the virtue of justice. We will look at this both from the perspective of you, the borrower, and the lender.  While you may be hoping that justice would mean […]

Slay those Student Loans Part 2: Prudence

Slay those Student Loans Part 2: Prudence By Victoria Sechrist ( Part 2 of a 5-Part Series on Student Loans  In this series, we’re drawing upon the four cardinal virtues (prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice) to help you in the process of paying down student loans. Last week in Part 1, we talked about hope, […]

Feeling hopeless about student loans? Start with a theological virtue

By Victoria Sechrist ( Part 1 of a 5-Part Series on Student Loans There is no patron saint of student loans specifically, but maybe someday there will be. In the meantime, you can lean on:  Saint Edwiges, patron saint of debtors  Saint Matthew the Apostle, patron saint of finances   Saint Anthony of Padua, known to […]

I Just Graduated From College – Now What?

Congratulations on getting your college diploma! Take a deep breath and relax for a second. Now focus on getting a job. If there aren’t any jobs in your field of study, find a job outside your field. It will allow you to obtain experience, work history, and money. After you graduate, you’ll probably have a […]

Credit Scores and Real Life

A few weeks ago, I was doing research for our podcast and radio show and found an interesting website article about how your interest rate on loans increases as your credit score decreases. It showed a chart that referenced credit scores to the interest rates for new and used car loans. I knew that the […]

A New Paradigm: Adult Children Living at Home

A while back I wrote about Cheri Frame, an educational consultant who runs a business called “Credits Before College“.  Her goal is to make sure that kids are getting out of college without debt so that they are financially prepared to enter the work force or even go into ministry if they so desire. The […]

5 Tips for Buying a Car

Buying a car can be challenging especially, with all of the latest and greatest technology and gadgets that are installed in vehicles nowadays. Advertisers entice us to buy the latest greatest vehicle, so we can be sexy and powerful, but when you get past all the sleek advertising, a car is simply a mode of […]

Bank’s New Game Plan for Students May Create Bigger Debt

In the Orlando Sentinel newspaper this week, there was an article about a credit union in Michigan offering to make loans to students so they could get to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California and see Michigan State play Stanford. Is this a brilliant idea or not? It depends on which perspective you take. The […]