Author: balston

College, Money, Podcast

Transitioning from College to Adulthood: Finances, Part 2

Listen to the corresponding podcast episode here! The college experience is a rollercoaster, but for most, there is an end in sight. What do you do when you graduate? Hopefully, land a full-time job or work full-time for yourself. The first year (or two) is crucial in determining where to from here. Many changes occur …

College, Money, Podcast

Transitioning from College to Adulthood: Finances, Part 1

Listen to the corresponding podcast episode here! The college experience is a rollercoaster, but for most, there is an end in sight. What do you do when you graduate? Hopefully, land a full-time job or work full-time for yourself. The first year (or two) is crucial in determining where to from here. Many changes occur …

Professional

New Year’s Resolutions: Career Edition

Setting career goals are all nice and dandy, but once you get the perfect job, the hard work ends. So wrong! You still have to put in the extra effort to build your skills, refine your skills, level up in the company, and develop a long-term plan. Since it’s still January, we have the “New …

Organization, Professional

Your Most Successful Year: How to Form a Habit

“New year, new you.” I got so many email newsletters this week bashing that phrase and rightfully so. There is some truth and effectiveness that lies behind the statement though. With the transition of a new set of 365 days, there comes a time to pause and reflect on your progress. A few of my …

Money, Organization

How I Changed My Money Rules: Making a Budget That Works for Me

October 2017, I struggled to stick to my budget and that’s coming from a hyper-budgeter. I kept reviewing and changing my budget based on terrible spending. This was a vicious cycle that I knew I had to break. And after months of tweaking my plan, I had to change my money rules and change my …

College, Money

5 Money Habits to Avoid in College

There are so many stories about what people did right and wrong financially in college. This is a crucial time because you have a little more freedom from your parents, more opportunities to spend frivolously and little accountability. People are always telling you WHAT TO DO, and that can get annoying…real fast. So, let’s try …

Money, Organization

6 Ways to Be More Productive in 2018

As you know, I love the ability to organize, categorize and optimize all parts of my life. Throughout 2017, I’ve had the opportunity to sample different productivity systems in an academic and professional setting. Adjusting to full-time work was truly a challenge but I’m adjusting thanks to new productivity tools. With my latest resources and new …

Organization

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas

Whether you want to accept it or not, Christmas is coming and in just nineteen short days, it will be upon us! What’s your biggest concern for Christmas? Is it the holiday cheer or your shopping budget? Your Christmas party outfits, or getting a plane ticket home? Regardless of your worries, I’ve attempted to round …

Entrepreneurship

Your Biggest Obstacle: Overcoming Entrepreneurial Failure

Welcome back to the Entrepreneurship Series on B Chic University. Up until this post, we’ve discussed many useful tools and strategies to get your business off the ground. Now that November is wrapping up, hopefully, you’re ready to launch (at least) an introduction to your brand. This is a lot to work on and I …