Making Cents of College Life

The Cougs, the books, the budget.   

Hi everyone! My name is Alina and I recently graduated from a lovely university in the middle of nowhere, otherwise known as Washington State University. Go Cougs! I started writing for the Making Cents of College Life Blog as a sophomore in college and seasonally worked as Spokane Federal's Marketing Intern until my graduation in 2016. Now I am honored to hold the position as Marketing Coordinator and am thrilled to continue providing financial advice to those still in college or in their post-college-life stage.

Recently I’ve been working on something new and special for the college blog that I’m sure you’ll find informative and fun! We’ve partnered with Brass Media | The Money Side of Life to provide you with detailed blogs about financial and life tips.  Brass Media is an education company that creates content to make it easy to share important information about fundamental money matters with students, employees and members.

The blogs we’ve chosen to feature range from renting vs. buying, wallet friendly travel tips, and cutting every day costs. We are so excited to share these helpful articles with you and have featured our first two below. Enjoy! 

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A Lesson in Living on Your Own

When I first moved to Manhattan I shared an apartment with a roommate who was an absolute nightmare. After surviving that ordeal, I decided that my next apartment would need to be roommate-free. I was worried that tackling … Continue reading

10 Wallet Friendly Travel Tips

Are you dreaming of sandy beaches and blue waters, but your bank account balance is holding you back? You shouldn't need to save for centuries to have the time of your life. Here are 10 tips for traveling on a tight budget. … Continue reading