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Why Working in College was so Beneficial
Why Working in College was so Beneficial

While many people consider college the last great playground before hitting the real world, it can be a heck of a lot of work too.  I found college to be a combination of the two.  It was a ton of fun and a ton of work all at the same time. Some of that work was a result of my […]

Things to Consider When Visiting a College Campus
Things to Consider When Visiting a College Campus

Visiting a college campus can be a whirlwind event that can leave your head spinning.  Not only can the process leave you with questions and concerns, but frankly, it can be a frightening and somewhat intimidating experience, especially when you don’t have much to compare it too in terms of similar events or college campuses.  You may be left feeling […]

Financial Advantages of Dorm Life
Financial Advantages of Dorm Life

Probably one of the best years of my life was spent in a dorm room.  I was terrified as I set foot on campus for orientation, but two weeks into the school year, I felt like I’d been there for months.  With a handful of student loans and some spending money in my pocket, I felt like I was on […]

Secure Your Personal and Financial Information While On Campus
Secure Your Personal and Financial Information While On Campus

It’s not just your personal safety and security you must be aware of when you’re pursuing a college education, but that of your personal and financial information.  It can be easy to forget as you wander the often secure feeling setting of a college campus, that there are a variety of dangers lurking in such a realm.  With so many […]

Rules that Helped Me Pay off Student Debt in Under a Year
Rules that Helped Me Pay off Student Debt in Under a Year

Paying off student loans is one of those things that seems to stick in the craw of many a young adult.  Many of them just don’t seem to have the knack for figuring out how to do it, and it shouldn’t be a concept that — especially after a quality college education — is that difficult to grasp. However, with […]

Using a College Campus to My Advantage
Using a College Campus to My Advantage

I recently moved to a new state, and with that move came the opportunity to life close to a college campus. Even though I have long since graduated college and am now self-employed, my current proximity to a university has rekindled memories of all the advantages such a setting has to offer.

Making the Financial Move from College to the Working World
Making the Financial Move from College to the Working World

Some people find it difficult to make the leap from college into the working world.  While I certainly felt it was a learning experience, it didn’t find it all that hard. There were a few surprises along the way though. While I had the college experience as an important precursor to officially cutting off the financial umbilical cord with mom and dad, there […]

Preparing to Make the High School to College Leap
Preparing to Make the High School to College Leap

Without parents around to urge you forward, it can be quite a shock stepping out into what could be the first situation in which you are on your own and left to make decisions independently.  It’s sink or swim time, and the choices you make now could affect the entirety of your future, both personal and work related.  In some […]

Adjusting to a Winter Schedule
Adjusting to a Winter Schedule

It may not matter if you’re a student, an entrepreneur working for yourself, or hitting the old 9-5 routine, making the transition from summer to winter hours can take some adjusting to.  On those cold winter days when the alarm clock rings and it’s still pitch black outside, it can be hard to force yourself to get out of that […]

Financial Advantages of Fraternity Life
Financial Advantages of Fraternity Life

The way a fraternity or sorority house is set up can range significantly from school to school.  Some look more like houses, while others look like small hotels.  Some have cooks and serve food on a regular basis, while others leave the members to fend for themselves when it comes to their meals.  Some have cleaning people to come and […]