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Eric Bell

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Eric Bell is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YoBucko.com—a personal finance website that helps 20-somethings learn to save money, pay off debt and invest for the future.

Graduated with $130K in MBA & Student Loan Debt: What Now?

Students

Graduated with $130K in MBA & Student Loan Debt: What Now?

Graduated with $130K in MBA & Student Loan Debt: What Now?

Recently, I graduated with an MBA from Georgetown University and $130,000 in student loan debt. It’s a lot of money, I know. But my education is a worthwhile investment from my perspective, and to get a good education these days costs a good chunk of change. The bigger question is what to do now that… Read More

How to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

Personal Finance

How to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

How to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

Wedding season is upon us, and couples across the nation are shelling out tons of cash to tie the knot. This may not come as a shock to many of you, but weddings are expensive. I didn’t realize all the intricacies or expenses involved until my fiancé and I started to plan our wedding for next… Read More

How I’m Repaying $120,000 in Student Loans

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How I’m Repaying $120,000 in Student Loans

How I’m Repaying $120,000 in Student Loans

In less than a month, I will graduate from my MBA program at Georgetown University with more than $120,000 in student loans at 7% interest.  Six months after graduation, my grace period will end, and I will have to start repaying more than $1,000 per month.  Here is my strategy for repayment. Earn Baby, Earn… Read More

Student Loan Debt Makes Growing Up Tough

Students

Student Loan Debt Makes Growing Up Tough

Student Loan Debt Makes Growing Up Tough

Growing up today is tough if you can’t find a job and are saddled with student loan debt. In a recent study from the Pew Research Center, nearly 22% of young adults age 25-34 are living with their parents. That is up from 11% in 1980. Similarly, young people are pushing back other life goals… Read More

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