By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| "We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like," is a famous quote from the movie Fight Club. We live in a generation in which we spend more money than what we make. On Feb. 13, rapper Kanye West tweeted that he is $53 million in personal debt. "I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart..." tweeted West. West is facing a multi-million-dollar debt, yet he is still not humbling down his expenses. West and his wife Kim Kardashian, are installing a lake-sized pool in their $20 million mansion's backyard in Bel-Air, … [Read more...] about The cost of keeping up
By Angie Burkhart |Staff Writer| The consumption of Starbucks' sugary, coffee-licious beverages has become a popular trend, that, if consumed once a day, has the potential to cost you up to $1,460 a year. Starbucks, once attracting what Dan Neil of the Los Angeles Times calls "affluent, college-educated progressives, the so-called latte liberals," has become a commodity, and even a fashion accessory for some college students. Despite their wide customer base, some of the brand's loyal customers may not be so aware of its impact on their wallet and health, as well as the environment. As a college student on a budget, have you ever wondered what your Starbucks habit is costing you … [Read more...] about What You Didn’t Know About Starbucks?
By Emmanuel Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Are you aware of the fees you pay? CSUSB has adopted “Success Fees” in 2011 to improve programs and services and increase timely graduation rates. The fees are meant to improve advising and tutoring programs, career services, improved wireless access technologies, online-course delivery and improved “smart classrooms,” according to Huffington Post. “There is a greater push to provide online instruction, greater attention to wireless technology(eduroam),” said Dr. Mayo Toruño, professor and chair of the economics department. “I have no way of knowing, however, whether these changes are directly related to the implementation of the ‘Success … [Read more...] about Students question success fee