Aspiring song writer, Twinkle Zaman is the author of two books – Transparent and her latest, Twenty Something, collections of poetry that reflect the challenges facing millennials and their thoughts surrounding them.
Most people think they know exactly what it means to be an adult:
Pay all your bills on time, do your own laundry, and don’t get fired from your job. Or if you’re a little more rebellious, it may be something like: hire someone to [...]
Robert De Niro got lots of attention last May when he told graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts they were screwed.
The verb he used was actually harsher, and followed by the suggestion that they would have done better [...]
Congrats on your child’s recent graduation.
You were probably fortunate enough to hear a great commencement speaker at a college graduation. Robert De Niro, Maya Rudolph, Jon Bon Jovi, the Obama’s, and Flo from the Progressive Insurance [...]
Dan Evertsz is the CEO of College Money Pros. For the last 10 years, Dan has helped hundreds of working families substantially lower their out of pocket expense for college. Dan offers parents a structured plan and practical [...]
Financial Planner, Michelle Perry Higgins, is the Principal of California Financial Advisors in San Ramon. Since 1996 she has built a successful practice advising executive professionals into retirement. Her passion for finance [...]
Susan Schutz said, “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”
Years ago, I backpacked in Nepal, Tibet and other parts of Asia. I distinctly remember the peace and quietude of the Himalayas and the stunning beauty of Mount [...]
Everyone who watches the news now knows of the suburb of St. Louis, Ferguson, Missouri.
Those of us who also live here are absolutely stunned, mortified and saddened by this recent notoriety! As a retired high school teacher, my students and [...]
Diane M. Warmsley is a parent, grandparent and former Director of Admissions with the City University of New York. She brings 35 years of experience to the topic of college admission planning. She has poured this wealth of experience [...]
Most teens exit high school without a clue as to what path they might follow on their life journey.
Most grab a job. Many get married with over half divorcing within ten years. Others rocket into college with their parents’ wallets by their [...]
It starts with kindergarten.
All the graduation ceremonies. Seems like yesterday I was carting my son off to kindergarten with our dog in tow. I remember the fear in his face when I left him alone for that first “half-day” of school. [...]
Paula Marks is a Career Workplace Expert who has been professionally connecting people to each other for more than three decades. She is President of Hire Resources Inc and has been featured on CNN & FOX TV as well as in the [...]
Hank Boyer is the CEO of Boyer Management Group, a Philadelphia-area best practices consulting firm that works with businesses and institutions that want to get the very best out of their people. Since 2011 Hank has authored two [...]
In his classic book Oh, the Places You’ll Go, the great Dr. Seuss said “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”
This epitomizes the excitement new graduates experience as they pick [...]
When I was in college, people knew a lot about my relationships without me having ever said a word.
I was told things like, I saw you guys on a date at the Den, so cute – and – Oh my gosh, you guys were so ridiculous last night. [...]
I have a lot of friends who, at one point or another during college, considered transferring schools.
Some just thought vaguely about where they might go, but did not actually apply. Others took their considerations farther and filled out transfer [...]
I graduated college a year and a half ago, and a lot has changed
I traded a college town for New York City, a class schedule for a job, single life for a new relationship, a dorm room for an apartment, and rule-following for complete independence. [...]
It’s 12:36AM and I have to be up and at a meeting by 7:45.
I just finished my second Red Bull, and I’m cramming for an exam I know I’m going to squeeze by with a C. It’s wake up, make coffee, down coffee, look presentable, [...]
Freshmen in adulthood
I started my blog, “Champagne for Ducklings”, the month after I graduated college. I had just moved into a summer sublet in New York City and started an absolutely wonderful yet unpaid internship. Like most [...]
The worries of young people
“The future,” she said. “My greatest worries are about the future.” Here was another twenty-something woman opening up about what caused her the most worry and here was the exact same answer I had heard from [...]
Two years ago, I rang in 2011 midway through my senior year of college: a time that, I realize in retrospect, lies somewhere between college and the real world.
During the last year of college, responsibilities are few and far between (financial [...]