All You Need To Know About Your First Student Loan

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You might approach your student loan the same way you approach those term papers: If you don’t think about them, they can’t stress you out. Unfortunately, just like those papers, you’ll eventually have to write, your student loan debt isn’t going anywhere. If you’ve borrowed the funds from a private lender, you likely need to start making payments toward your …

What To Expect On Your First Holiday As A College Student

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The holidays can be a bit different once you’re in college. Going home costs money, and you might find the family dynamic a bit different. It’s the jolliest time of year again, but everything’s different now. Instead of decking the halls with your family and counting down the days until Christmas together, you’ll be heading home just days before the …

Student Loan Scams

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College students, take note! If keeping up with your coursework, acing your exams and scrambling to hand in every term paper before the deadline wasn’t enough, you now have something else to worry about: Student loan scams are on the rise! Scammers know you hate owing tens of thousands of dollars, so they’re quick to offer you an easy — …

5 Tips For Your First Spring Break On A Budget

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It’s your first spring break and you’re totally psyched! But that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Have yourself an awesome time without blowing your budget by following these five spring break tips. Check your school for discounts and help Lots of colleges offer on-campus travel agents who can help you plan your vacation right by snagging the …

Ways To Save On Food Costs

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With your mind so muddled with details like classes, exams, and papers, who has time to think about food? You might be heading into the new semester with plans to survive solely on convenience food and packaged junk. We’re looking at you, ramen noodles!  But as you’ll quickly discover, overdoing the processed foods will leave you feeling not quite full …

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 a time for kids to take responsibility for their finances. Many college first-year students 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 correctly. Credit cards and shopping …

Students Beware: Scammers Prey On Learners Of All Ages

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As if college wasn’t stressful enough, here’s another thing for students to worry about: being on high alert for scams. For many young people, college is the first taste of financial independence; scammers prey on this naivete. Also, the expense of college gives students financial pressure, which becomes ammunition for scammers. Read on to discover three tricks criminals use to …

Saving Bucks On Textbooks: 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 really want to build your credit you may have to wait until after graduation, but there are a few ways you can control your credit score now.  Pay your bills (and pay them on time), keep your debts low and keep your name off credit card applications. Your credit score is one of the most important and widely …