Student Debt, Budgeting, and Getting Personal Finances in Order


Personal finance is one the most important parts of the “real world” but it happens to be the element we are never fully prepared for. Below are some resources for getting your finances in order. It can be daunting when you feel you have nothing to work with, but it is worth it to figure out your saving and spending habits as soon as possible.


Link your bank accounts and Mint will alert you when you are over budget in a category, when you have a bill coming up, and your overall net worth (ouch student loans).

Student Loan Calculators

When will you finish paying your loans? How much should you pay to finish paying by a certain date? This site offers 6 different calculators to help you figure it out.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Working in the public service/nonprofit sector could make you eligible for having federal student debt eliminated after 10 years. Maybe you trust them to hold the program in place that long.

International Personal Finance

Fiona of Women in Aid details the complications she has experienced in financial planning as an aid worker.

Economics 101

Personal finance, economics basics, and more from The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

How to Determine What Salary to Ask For

Do entry-level nonprofit workers get to have this problem?

3 Important Money To-Dos for Every Decade of Life

In your twenties tackle debt, start an emergency fund, and start saving for retirement. In your thirties tackle more debt, add to your kids’ college fund, and reassess insurance needs.

What helps you keep your money in order?