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5 Things You Should Know About Student Loan Debt

When I think back to when I was in Grade 12 gearing up for university, it seems so long ago. Who knew the decisions I made then regarding my finances (and some that where inevitable due to my circumstances) would continue to impact and shape me as the person I am today. To save future post-secondary students or current ones from getting into more student debt than they need to, I have compiled a short list of what I learned from incurring so much student debt. If you have to take out ‘more’ student loan to complete your undergraduate degree outside of your hometown, it’s probably a bad idea. I understand that some students would like to go to a school outside of their city because it’s well known for the program they want to take. Others may just want to leave the nest egg. However, in most cases the added debt needed to finance this decision exceeds the economic benefit they actually get once their out of school. This was not an option for…

ThePostGradGal takes on Healthy Pasta Salad

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Slightly jealous at people’s food- photography skills. What this pasta salad lacks in beauty, it makes up for in taste. Happy Monday, everyone! I attended a Lunch and Learn event last week at work where catered box lunches were provided. In that box was an amazing cup of pasta salad, something I very rarely treat myself to having. Keeping in mind how simple pasta salad can be to make, I wanted to give it a try for my lunch this week.I sought to keep the recipe light, yet filling, and without breaking the bank, so I made some tweaks to an amazing Pinterest recipe from fellow blogger, Love Grows Wild, to make the pasta salad it even healthier, without compromising any flavor! Check it out below. ThePostGradGal Pasta Salad Lovingly adopted from a recipe from Love Grows Wild Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 16 oz box of Ronzoni Garden Delight Tricolor Rotini 2 cups Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing (more or less to taste. I’d go less next time.) 1 5 oz package…

The Post Grad Gal Presents: Our Findings

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This blog, for me, has been a long time coming. Early into 2015 I had a lightbulb idea, a spontaneous exploding moment of creativity that I knew I needed to run with. I wanted to write, to share my story, encouraging others to feel comfortable enough to do the same. Even more so, I wanted to impart some wisdom I’ve gathered in my time after college, hoping that even one gal out there would have an easier experience. When it comes to my creative process, I’m split straight down the middle: 50% left brain, 50% right brain. Thus, as Creative as I like to be, I also like Process. Routine. Facts and figures. SO, before I embarked on this adventure known as The Post Grad Gal, I wanted to get some solid feedback on what gals like you would be interested in reading. I developed a survey, sent it to my resources, including sorority groups on Facebook, my closest friends and acquaintances who I’ve always admired. Boy, did you all deliver. 109 responses. Women ages 18-29. Incredible,…