Let’s start with the basics: I am 20 years old and am in my first year studying kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University.

I have had an interest in my finances since I read The Wealthy Barber when I was quite young, too young to fully grasp it. But what I did understand was that by saving some or all the money I made I would some day have more money than everybody else. This idea is what appealed to me.

Now that I am in school, I realize that many other people may be interested in their money as much as I am. That being said,most of the interest in our money revolves around how little we have and how to get more.

This blog is about my journey to graduate without any debt, and to help my fellow students do the same. Not only students can gain from this site, but that is the perspective from which it is being written. University should be some of the greatest years of your life (from what people tell me), so let’s not have money bringing us down.


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  1. Hi there, I’m also a student (soon to be ex-student blogger) from the UK, maybe we should think about making some sort of community. there appears to be a few of us. any ideas how we can all help each other for mutual gains?

    • Cool site, I definitely want to be on that road as well. I think the best way to help each other is maybe put something in the Yakezie forums. I know that I get a lot of help from there, so if we put that we want to get all the student bloggers together that would be the place to start. I think that is a great idea. Not only would we each individually benefit, but our collective advice would improve and have a greater audience.

    • Hey, I think if people were being honest I think every student would say they don’t want debt from school. Just the majority have priorities above debt or do not know the right way to go about it.

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  3. Helping your fellow mates… a worthy goal, indeed!

    I just found this blog and it’ll now be part of my regular digestion of PF reading. :)

    I’m 24 so I’m done with undergrad and working full-time. College was great for me (and I never worried about money because I worked hard lol) but don’t count those years as being your best for sure. For me, I like life after college a bit better. More freedom to do ONLY what you love. A lot of people say that the “real world” is full of doing things you don’t enjoy. I feel bad for them because, for me, life is about doing what you LOVE. Seriously, I pretty much only do what I love.

    End ramblings. But remember college is great but it doesn’t have to be the best years of your life! :)

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