Naly Yang ‘96 was a member of an expert panel quoted in an August 26 Star Tribune story about how couples can balance finances with a desire to go back to school. Yang, the executive director of the St. Paul-based nonprofit Women's Association of Hmong and Lao Inc., said, "Some things to consider are: Is this solely for personal gratification or will you two benefit, whether financially or socially? Can this be a tradeoff so that I pursue a degree now while you pursue a degree of your own or a hobby later? Ultimately, however, a relationship should be based on more than financial expectations. Growth, whether as a couple or as individuals, also needs to be cultivated. Without that space in a relationship, things can go downhill pretty fast." Yang was a history and women's studies major at Carleton.
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