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Monthly Archives: October 2007
Happy Halloween from the Student LoanDown! This year, we offer no clever costumes, festive parties, or spooky effects — just a heartfelt wish that your holiday is filled with more treats than tricks. Healthy or not, that’s how we get… Continue reading
Eventually Charlie’s* transcripts were released and he obtained his degree — summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa — from the University of Minnesota. I told you he was smart! But with the degree and all its honors came a… Continue reading
It’s October, which means that high school seniors all around the country have begun their college searches in earnest. They’re taking entrance exams, filling out applications, visiting campuses, and setting their hearts on particular schools. But are they thinking about… Continue reading
I’m a conflicted frump (see definition #2). On the one hand, I’m kind of resistant to new things, especially when it comes to technology. But on the other hand, once a friend starts to sell me on it, I’m pretty… Continue reading
The other day as I was dropping off my daughter at her kindergarten class, I ran into my friend Dave’s family. I was surprised to see them all — mom, daughter, and son — riding their bikes to school! As… Continue reading
In remembrance of one of my favorite writers of children’s stories, I dedicate this post to Theodor Seuss Geisel , also known as Dr. Seuss (03/02/1904 – 09/24/1991). That Bank I Am With tuition rising, Costs of books, You’d… Continue reading
My best friend Charlie*, who lives in Minneapolis, was recently home for a visit. When he’s in town, it’s dangerous for both of our pocketbooks. We love to hit the local antique and secondhand stores, drink grande nonfat no-whip mochas,… Continue reading