Student Loans 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 weren’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 …

Five Must-Have Gadgets for College Students

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You’ve already got your laptop, tablet and, of course, your smartphone. What more can you need for college? Check out our list of 5 super-convenient gadgets that every college student should know about. 1. Smartpen This is perhaps the most helpful gadget imaginable for students. Livescribe smartpens are incredible. You can use them to capture your notes digitally as you …

Ways To Save On Food Costs

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Saving on Food Costs

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 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 …

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 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. …