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Giving Back on a Budget

Happy Pride Month, folks! As the world opens up, you’re probably planning how to budget for that music festival (hello, Outside Lands), a pair of shorts (Everlane, anyone?), or just the increasing amount of “drinks!!” invites in your…

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Shopping Local Makes a World of Difference

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Shop local. Think global.” before, and with good reason. Local businesses may be small on their own, but together, they play a major role in powering our economy. Now more than ever, they…

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

How much money does it actually take to be happy? We take a deep dive into the link between income and fulfillment.

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How to Improve Your Participation Grade as an Introvert

Everything you need to know about speaking up and getting good grades, even if you are more introverted than extroverted.

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The Man Behind The Mission: Kalpesh Kapadia

Before starting one of Silicon Valley’s most promising financial technology startups, Kalpesh Kapadia had trouble even getting a credit card. In 1995, Kapadia came to the US as a foreign exchange student from India. American banks weren’t thrilled…

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It’s Never Too Early To Build: How To Be An Entrepreneur In College

Aside from being ultra-successful businesses, what do Reddit, Snapchat, Dropbox, Microsoft, Facebook, WordPress and TIME Magazine have in common?  They were all started by college students.  Starting your own business is an incredible way to learn new skills,…

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Credit vs. Debit

No one can grow a money tree for you, but you already have the seeds to plant your own. The biggest secret of the ultrawealthy is that many of their fancy toys—cars, boats, houses—probably weren’t bought with their…

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Best Apps for College Students

Remember when your elementary school teacher said you wouldn’t always have a calculator in your pocket? Hindsight is 20/20. These days, you have all the information in the world at your fingertips. With the right combination of apps,…

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The Strangest Freshman Year Ever

When you were a high school freshman and your counselor asked you where you saw yourself in four years, we bet you weren’t quite envisioning this. Whether you’re in a dorm or apartment or living with family, this…

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Deserve’s Town Hall on Immigration: We’re stronger together

Students representing more than 90 countries, with ties to more than 300 universities, contributed to last month’s virtual Town Hall on Immigration. Wow! It’s probably not surprising considering how volatile and important this topic is to many of…

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