So a few months ago, I started blogging for American Student Assistance, a non-profit organization that will help you get your finances together, whether you’re still in college borrowing money, or if you’ve begun the task of repaying your loans.
They offer neutral student loan advice, as they aren’t affiliated with a bank. They do it for The People, y’all! You can use online loan repayment calculators, read thorough explanations of different types of loans, and find answers to all your student loan FAQs.
ASA recently launched a new membership website called $ALT. It’s an extension of ASA, continuing their mission to equip us with the basic principles of personal finance that, for some reason or another, are not taught in schools.
We want to revolutionize the way students finance and repay higher education, transforming them from passive financial aid recipients to instead proactive, financially savvy consumers who truly own their student loans and finances.
Aside from their professional advice, they have a team of bloggers that provide personal insight into their college (and post-college!) lives. This is where I come in.
You can read the posts I’ve done so far by clicking the links below. Drop me a comment there, and give me suggestions on what to talk about next!
Meet Evelyn Ngugi, in which…you meet me. But you already know me. So read at your leisure.
Why I Decided to Consolidate My Student Loans, an article about the benefits of smashing my multiple federal loans into one easy payment.
3 Reasons Why Making Friends After College Is Expensive, where I provide exactly three reasons why turning strangers into buddies post-college can break the bank (but it’s frikkin’ worth it, man).
So check to see if $ALT is available through your university. Peruse through the diverse perspectives from the other bloggers. Make it from the student loans to a benzo.