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7 Fast Money Saving Tips for College Students

7 Fast Money Saving Tips for College Students
There aren’t too many college students who have a surplus of money. If you find yourself short on cash, it doesn’t mean you have to sit in your dorm room day and night. Instead, you simply need to adjust your approach to ensure that you aren’t making poor financial decisions. Below are seven fast money saving tips for college students: •    Always sell your old text books. You can then use the money to purchase any...
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No one has money in college (or the vast majority of students don't). This is one of the most important times in your life to real... Read More
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When Money Runs Out as a College Student

When Money Runs Out as a College Student
Let’s face it: most college students are on a budget. There is only so much money to go around, but there are many expenses in play. From nights on the town to sporting events to gasoline, there is always something popping up. Just the same as those in the working world, a budget can go a long way in helping any college student stay on track. You don’t have to go to extremes. All you have...
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If you never face financial trouble in college, consider yourself very lucky. In fact, it may not necessarily be a bad thing to fa... Read More
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Financial Tips for First Year College Students

Financial Tips for First Year College Students
With back to school season right around the bend, students all over the country are beginning to think about what the next few months will bring. As a first year college student, you are in an exciting position. You are making the big leap from high school to college, which is sure to change your life in many ways. It is common to face financial challenges along the way. After all, you are inching closer and...
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This is great information Chris, and very very important for first year college students. This is one of the most important times ... Read More
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 17:05
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College Students: How are you Preparing Financially for the Fall Semester?

College Students: How are you Preparing Financially for the Fall Semester?
As a college student, there is nothing more exciting than the summer months. This is a time to unwind. This is a time to think about the year to come. Of course, it is also a time for you to realize that nothing lasts forever. Before you know it, the first day of the fall semester will be here. There is no better time than now to prepare financially for the fall semester. It may be...
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Saving Money on College Textbooks can be Simple

As a college student, you are well aware that you will use textbooks day in and day out. Without these, it would be a challenge to learn. While some shy away from buying textbooks, hoping they can pass their courses anyway, others realize that this should not even be a consideration. The primary reason students avoid buying textbooks is simple: they don’t want to spend the money. Although the high cost is enough to scare anybody...
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Tips for Finding the Perfect College Internship

Tips for Finding the Perfect College Internship
As a college student, you know it is important to gain work experience while you are still in school. This will go a long way in helping you land a job after you receive your diploma. Finding an internship is a great place to start. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. You aren’t the only student seeking an internship. For this reason, there could be hundreds of applicants for the position you are most interested...
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The Student's Guide to Job Hunting - A Job That Suits You

The Student's Guide to Job Hunting - A Job That Suits You
As a young person with little work experience, you might not really know what kind of work you like to do. While you may not expect a job to be enjoyable, know that working in the right environment and doing something you enjoy can make your first job a positive experience. Knowing yourself is the key to choosing the right type of job for you. Ask yourself a few questions to help narrow your job choices...
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The Student's Guide to Money Management - Budgeting

The Student's Guide to Money Management - Budgeting
College is a financially difficult time for many full-time students. You probably have significant education expenses, are likely to work a limited number of hours at a relatively low-paying job, and may often be tempted to splurge on the fun that's a natural part of college life. Money management can be challenging for people of all income levels, but the less money you make, the more important it becomes to stay in control of your money...
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The Student's Guide to Money Management - Controlling Debt

The Student's Guide to Money Management - Controlling Debt
Live within your means and avoid credit card and other bad debt. Live within your means, don't spend more than you make, don't buy it if you can't afford it - it all means the same thing and goes hand-in-hand with developing your budget. Some debt is good, such as a student loan that will help you get your degree and a better career, thus leading you to make more money than if you didn't get...
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Act Now to Save Up to 42% on College Expenses Next Fall

Act Now to Save Up to 42% on College Expenses Next Fall
According to data collected by The College Board for the 2014-15 school year, the average cost of room and board ranges from $9,804 at four-year public colleges and universities to $11,188 at private ones. With total expenses at in-state public institutions averaging $18,943 and those at private schools hovering around $42,419, that means room and board can take up anywhere from 26% to 52% of your total education budget. Ouch! How would you like to hang...
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