Tag: life

The Ugly Truth About Student Loan Debt

According to US News, 70% of recent college students graduate with student loans. Student loan expert, Mark Kantrowitz, estimates the average 2016 grad to hold $37,172 in student loans. A recent survey found that 59% of millennial graduates have no idea when their student loans will be paid off. If those stats aren’t enough to make you say “WTF”, let’s add to it that there are 44 million borrowers in the United States alone with a total debt approximated at $1.4 TRILLION! Unfortunately, I am one of these 44 million borrowers and despite the efforts President Obama made to help reduce the burden imposed by student loans, I believe there is some ugly truth about student loan debt we all want to shout from the rooftops. (more…)

5 Budget Friendly Destinations Millennials Will Love

I love to travel, but my budget doesn’t always let me jet set around the world. There seems to be an abundance of flight glitches that can get you across the world for just a few hundred dollars, but unless you have a travel fund/account or just a few hundred dollars lying around, these deals don’t really do you much good. Despite this, we all deserve to experience other cultures and see new places.There are ten destinations that have been deemed budget friendly that I would love to visit: (more…)

3 Lessons Millennials Can Learn from HBO’s Insecure

 

If you haven’t seen HBO’s new hit series Insecure, you are totally missing out! The show explores the black female experience, but as I binged watched the series I realized it’s a show millennials of any race can enjoy and probably relate to. I don’t want to reveal too many spoilers for those of you that haven’t seen it and are planning to watch, but there are a few lessons to be learned from this first season of Insecure. (more…)

6 Step Guide to Surviving Your Dead End Job

Getting a new job is always exciting. You’re either thrilled about an increase in pay or you’re FINALLY putting your degree to use and following your passion. Days turn into months, months turn into years, and you’re once awesome new job is now a soul sucking torturous place you spend 40 hours each week. Your change of opinion could be for various reasons, but the fact remains that you’re no longer loving it and it feels like a bit of a dead end. Worry not Royals, I’m here to give you a 6 step guide to help you survive your dead end job. (more…)

Royalty in Reality is Officially ONE!

That’s right Royals, Royalty in Reality is officially one year old! I can’t believe how quickly this year has passed and all that I’ve accomplished running the blog in my “spare time”. I also can’t thank the people who have played a role in this journey enough for their loyalty, support, and encouragement. While I am tremendously proud of my little piece of the internet and grateful for all those that have supported it, there is so much more I want to do with Royalty in Reality. (more…)