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Choosing the Right Computer for College
Choosing the Right Computer for College

Finding the right computer to meet your needs in college can be tough — there are just so many choices! Having a computer for college is either going to be a necessity for you or a decision made out of convenience. Either way, before making the trip to your local Best Buy or purchasing a computer online, set some specific goals for […]

4 Ways to Stay Healthy While in College
4 Ways to Stay Healthy While in College

So you’ve found the perfect college. Congratulations! Campus life comes with its own challenges and rewards, much of which can prove to be a little daunting on the waistline. Before you enter into this fun and exciting new chapter of your life, here are a few tips to help prepare you for your exciting life on campus: Eat Smart It […]

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing the Right Online College

  In the early days of online education, colleges that offered online degrees and certificate programs received a tremendous amount of criticism concerning their credibility. Experts predicted that they would fail at providing students with an education equal to an on-campus student. As we now know, attending an online college can provide a student with the same knowledge and expertise as a […]

Saving Money on Spring Break
Saving Money on Spring Break

Ahh…spring break.  Those words can conjure up visions of wild times and hot bods.  They can bring to bear all sorts of plans and ideas spilling forth from current students while bringing all sorts of great memories flooding back for college graduates.  However, for as fun and exciting as spring break can be for those in school, it can also […]

Benefits of Moving Back Home after College
Benefits of Moving Back Home after College

There can certainly be downsides when you move back in with your parents as an adult.  Loss of privacy, a hit to personal pride, embarrassment about the living situation, or just the fact that you’re crammed back into your old room again are but a few such detractors to such a move.  However there may be a variety of upsides […]

My Rules for Expense Tracking While Getting an Education
My Rules for Expense Tracking While Getting an Education

Tracking my expenses has become one of the most valuable aspects of my financial life.  Some people might scoff at my promotion of expense tracking as a crucial financial tool, but I can tell you for a fact, it has changed the way I save and spend. I started my expense tracking in college and I’ve been tracking where my […]

Avoiding Distractions When Studying at Home
Avoiding Distractions When Studying at Home

If you’ve ever tried to work or study from home, you probably know just how distracting it can be sometimes.  Sure, there are those little things like the television, the video games, the cell phone, and household work that can vie for your attention.  But if you mix in things like a spouse or significant other, a child or children, […]

Don’t Like Looking for Work? Don’t Freelance after College
Don’t Like Looking for Work?  Don’t Freelance after College

In an economy with high unemployment and scarcity of jobs, many people have realized just how unappealing the continual search for work can be.  They might even figure that if they can’t find a good job or are tired of looking that they’ll just do their ‘own thing’. But just what do they think their ‘own thing’ actually entails? It […]

Considering an Out-of-state School? Know the Costs Before You go
Considering an Out-of-state School?  Know the Costs Before You go

Deciding upon which college will be best for your needs and your educational future can be a tough call to make.  There are so many options.  Online versus campus based.  Big school versus small.  Private university versus public institution.  In-state versus out-of-state. Whatever you’re decision, you’re college education isn’t likely to come for free.  And selecting an out-of-state school could […]

Non-academic Considerations When Choosing a College Campus
Non-academic Considerations When Choosing a College Campus

Selecting the right school can make a huge difference in your career potential and future moving forward.  However, while important, there can be more to choosing an academic institution than just its reputation and academic standing and standards. For many, college isn’t just about learning or a means to an end to get a better job.  While those aspects can […]