Monthly Archives: April 2013

Travel on a budget

Travel is a great way to expand your cultural horizons, meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, but it can get expensive. How do our bloggers do it without breaking the bank? For those of you who are traveling… Continue reading

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Taking exit counseling seriously

Graduating college seniors, you probably have a lot on your mind as this final semester of your college career winds down. No doubt you’ve got finals looming and you’re probably deep in job-hunting mode, not to mention the fact that… Continue reading

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Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters: Comparing Costs

The average cost of college tuition and fees in 2012 ranged from $8,655 a year for in-state students attending a public, four-year college, to $29,056 a year for students attending a private, nonprofit four-year institution. Yet, a September 2012 survey… Continue reading

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Stepping towards college

Planning for college isn’t easy. You have to select the right classes, prepare for all of the big tests, get recommendations, write essays, visit the college campuses, and figure out how you are going to pay for all of it…. Continue reading

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Cash Flow Monitor: Breaking the Habit of Breaking the Bank

Do you know how to balance your checkbook? (Or am I dating myself with even the mention of checks?!) If you do know what I’m talking about, then perhaps a better question since I suspect everyone knows how to do… Continue reading

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Protecting your possessions in college

When you’re getting ready to move to college, you’ll be packing up a lot of stuff, likely the pricey, portable kind: a laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPod, and gaming systems. It’s an exciting time, and you’re probably not thinking about the… Continue reading

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