How To Make Your Dorm Room More Like Home

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Chances are, your college dorm room is never going to be as good as your childhood bedroom, but with a few tricks, you can make it feel pretty close.  Here are some low-cost hacks that can turn the institutional discomfort of your dorm room into the comfort of your parents’ home. 1.) Soften your bed Most people don’t get a …

Preparing Your Kids for College: The Must Have Money Talk

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College is more than a formal education. It’s a time for kids to take responsibility for their finances. Many college freshmen have had minimal experience dealing with money. Typically they come from living in a parent controlled world where they have rules, and they know their limits. College offers a sense of freedom that could cause financial problems if not handled …

Saving Bucks on Books: How to Beat Your Campus Bookstore

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Everything about college is expensive. In the end, the sacrifices will be worth it, but that’s no comfort to a poor college student staring at a few hundred dollars worth of textbooks every semester. On average, college students spend $1,200 a year on textbooks alone! Luckily, there are a few places you can go to save a few dollars. 1.) …

3 Ways to Build Your Credit History before You Graduate

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If you keep up with financial news at all, you know your credit score is one of the most important and widely circulated bits of information about you. It determines the outcome of many of your adult life decisions. The kind of car and house you can afford, the rates you’ll pay for insurance and credit cards, and even the …

College Life: A Study Guide For Your Personal Finances

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Some of the most important lessons you’ll learn in college won’t be taught in a classroom. Your ability to master the pressures of the adult world will determine, in large part, how well you live. To help prepare you for those life tests you can start to put these simple habits into your daily routine. Your future self will thank you. …