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Sometimes Outside Factors are the Most Effective Motivators When Going Back to School
Sometimes Outside Factors are the Most Effective Motivators When Going Back to School

Sometimes it’s the outside factors — those things that are outside our direct realm of control — that can motivate us the most. Of course there’s no denying that personal goals are certainly important to staying motivated and pushing toward success in our personal and business lives, but sometimes there are things thatforce us into situations that push us to make decisions we might not have otherwise.

Considering These Amenities When Renting at College Could Save You Big Time!
Considering These Amenities When Renting at College Could Save You Big Time!

In the past, as a renter while away at school and after graduation, I was certainly willing to compromise on certain things, but there was not much in the way of wiggle room when it came to some of my top amenity requirements. Not only were some of those amenities great due to convenience factors, but they also had the savings adding up.  In fact, some of […]

What to Do When Struggling With Coursework
What to Do When Struggling With Coursework

Struggling with a particular class or type of coursework can be extremely frustrating and can even be the difference between success and failure in a chosen degree area or program. Whether the subject matter is really difficult or you just aren’t getting it due to the way the professor is presenting it or the way in which the class is structured, sometimes particular coursework may not seem to seep in […]

Cutting College Costs with a Little Help from My Friends
Cutting College Costs with a Little Help from My Friends

Over the past decade, there has certainly been a growing trend toward online educational programs. However, there are many students out there still opting for the standard brick-and-mortar institutions. Either way, there can be a variety of expenses that can come with a college education.  Such costs can easily reach into the tens of thousands of dollars over the course of a college career.

Things I Learned In College That Were More Valuable Than Grades
Things I Learned In College That Were More Valuable Than Grades

Don’t get me wrong, getting good grades in college can go a long way to helping to get a job or further a career.  However, there are certain things that can come with a college education that might be as important — or even more important — to success in the real world than the information you take away from your classes or the grades […]

Financial Lessons I Learned from My First Year of College
Financial Lessons I Learned from My First Year of College

There is any number of lessons we might take away from that first year in college — some of them good, some of them not so good. That first year away from home can be a real eye-opener as we begin our transition into the real world. Personally, my first year of college was one of the greatest years of my […]

Prioritizing Your Spending While in College
Prioritizing Your Spending While in College

To those who are used to saving money, prioritizing their spending might almost seem second nature.  They hardly have to think about it, or it only takes but a moment to sort through the various regular expenses in their head and put some order to them.  However, to many others, this task isn’t so easy, especially for those venturing off to […]

Making Sick Days Productive
Making Sick Days Productive

Whether at school or at work, a day spent sick in bed, could mean a day of lost productivity.  I therefore find that it behooves me to do all that I can to still make a sick day somewhat productive day. Here are a few of thing things I do so that days when I feel less than great don’t become completely lost causes. Bedside Table Just because I’m sick, doesn’t mean I can’t […]

Is the Recession Your Chance for an Online Degree?
Is the Recession Your Chance for an Online Degree?

The recent recession has impacted people in various ways.  From lost jobs and tightening of financial belts at home to waylaid retirements and the fear of an uncertain future at work, the recession’s affects are wide-reaching.  For some, those affects may have brought them to the realization that they may not be as attractive to employers as they once were. […]

Is Now the Time to Go Back to School?
Is Now the Time to Go Back to School?

Deciding if now is the right time to go back to school can be difficult. Some people might find it akin to trying to decide when the right time is to buy a house or to have a child. There may be no perfect moment. But waiting for one benchmark after another to be met before you make your move […]