About Albert Okagbue

Albert has devoted his life to understanding money and wealth, especially how they mix with culture. He writes Studentloancpa.com and is the author of Stop Budgeting Start Living: How to Sync Your Money and Your Life. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and has a Tax & Financial Planning practice in Houston.

Are Kanye’s Problems Your Problems?

kanye west 2

Albert Okagbue explores Kanye’s favorite topic: Kanye.

Is Autonomy the New Money?

egalitarian marriages, celebrity marriages, how to make marriage work, two career marriages, flexibility, manhood

What does Jay-Z offer Beyoncé that men can offer the women they hope to marry?

Numb to Money

underemployed, in debt, college grad money, surviving recession, what is your value, money values, gen y

How to survive being young and in debt.

The Two Types of Gifts


Know which type of gift is most likely to please this Christmas.

How to Ask for Money for Your Wedding


Tips for newly engaged couples on asking friends and family to contribute.

Can You Afford to Let Your Family Pay for Your Wedding?


Can you afford not to?

Sharing 50-50


Being in a partnership means believing that you each deserve half of the value you create together.

Marriage Does Not Have to Wait for Money


When can a man afford to marry?

Are Men Lazy?


The majority of women say they want to be stay at home mothers. What does this mean for the finances of our families?

Is a College Education Overrated?


Is Generation Y wasting their time, going to college and occupying Wall Street?

Why I Borrowed Even Though I Could Have Begged


Financial independence is not within the reach of most young adults, but pride may prevent them from asking for help, anyway.

Generation Y Is Not Impatient


Young people did not invent their definitions of success; they reflect the values of their parents.

Dating While Broke

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Dating takes time and money. What’s a hard-working, single man to do?

A Conversation Every Man Should Have With His Father


The transition into manhood sometimes requires a true understanding one’s father, writes Albert Okagbue.