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    6 Ways to Beat Student Loan Debt

    6 Ways to Beat Student Loan Debt
    After college, recent graduates have to face finding a new job, a place to live and a way to reconcile their new salary with the realities of paying for basic living expenses. On top of that, 71% of recent graduates had student loan debt, according to the Project on Student Debt. Furthermore, the average amount of student loan debt per graduate ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Major Challenge

    The Major Challenge
    In hopes to steer undergraduate students towards degrees deemed more “job-friendly”, Florida is proposing that its 12 state universities reduce tuition for select majors. Florida’s Governor Scott, along with Republican lawmakers, began a task-force on higher education that now hopes to freeze tuition rates for students with majors in “strategic areas.” [gate] The “strategic areas” are supposedly based on supply and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break
    What was once a time to party and kick back with friends has now become a time to give back and serve others – at least if MTV has anything to say about it. The network that infamously hosts annual Spring Break specials has put the party agenda aside this year in order to encourage college students to make a difference. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months

    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months
    According to a 2013 survey by One Wisconsin Institute, it takes the average borrower roughly 21 years to pay off their students loans – even on a “ten-year repayment plan.” So paying off exactly $23,375 in student loan debt in 10 months sounds impossible, right? Not for Jordan Arnold, a recent college graduate in Indiana. TIME reports that Arnold paid off ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Guidelines for Financial Freedom

    Guidelines for Financial Freedom
    When you’re a student trying to pay for school, one of the greatest challenges can be managing your finances in the best way possible. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to decipher right from wrong and what will be best for you in the future. Following these guidelines will help you understand how to determine what’s best for you, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    15 Free Money-Saving Apps

    15 Free Money-Saving Apps
    Your smart phone – regardless of type – is the gateway to many great money-saving methods. Whether it’s coupon clipping or locating the best deals in town, there are apps to help you save cash when you need it the most. Check out the following apps, which can help you stick to your budget: 1. TUN An app designed specifically to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Myths About Online Learning

    Myths About Online Learning
    We’re all aware of the negative stereotypes that exist about online universities. Luckily, our culture is catching up and becoming increasingly aware that most of the “information” they've heard about online students is a bunch of nonsense. [gate] Check out some of the outlined myths below, complete with proof of why it’s a myth, many which you've likely heard around town. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Apartment Packing Checklist

    Apartment Packing Checklist
    Funny photos? Check. Old college sweatshirt? Check. Plunger? Ugh... Yep, it's easy to forget the essentials when there's way more fun stuff to focus on. Whether you're moving out on your own from the nest for the first time or you're in school, you're going to want to ensure that you're packing what you need to live comfortably. Here's an apartment ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications

    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications
    The U.S. Supreme Court is on a roll these days. They promised on Monday, June 29, that they would reopen a case that tackles affirmative action throughout the college application process. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was first brought to court in 2008 and is now being repealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the judges will ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

    Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2013
    The New Year is looked upon by many as a time of hope, a clean slate and a fresh start. Resolutions are made in hopes to get rid of bad habits and replace them with new, better ideals. Life changes are pondered and the possibilities are seemingly endless. According to USA.gov, these are the most popular New Year’s resolutions in 2013. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Keep it Professional: Social Media and the Job Search

    Keep it Professional: Social Media and the Job Search
    For four years, your social media presence has been all about impressing your peers and working on that perfect selfie angle. But believe it or not, your future employer could care less about which side is your best side. In fact, if they saw all 872 of your selfies, you probably wouldn’t be at the top of their candidate list. So ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rate This
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    3 Ways to Pay Off Big Student Loans Faster

    3 Ways to Pay Off Big Student Loans Faster
    The average student now graduates from college with around $30,000 in loan debt. However, the most recent data from the Council of Graduate Students states that 1.74 million students are continuing their education with Master’s and Ph.D. programs, piling on even more student loan debt. Currently, graduate student degree holders account for 40% of the over $1 trillion in total student ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits

    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits
    WASHINGTON – As Congress raced to leave Washington for its Easter recess, a Republican senator blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. As a result, some people who have been out of work for more than six months will at least temporarily lose benefits. Newly jobless people ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    12 Thrifty & Helpful Tips for First-Time Thanksgiving Hosts

    12 Thrifty & Helpful Tips for First-Time Thanksgiving Hosts
    Thanksgiving is a great holiday that many people enjoy. Who doesn't love a good excuse for gluttony? But, for the person hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it can become quite stressful – and expensive. Do yourself a favor (or 12) by taking on these tips to help you host a smooth, simple and, of course, delicious Thanksgiving meal without breaking the bank. 1. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Choose Staffing as a Career & Love What You Do

    Choose Staffing as a Career & Love What You Do
    Whether you're currently in college considering different career paths or you're looking to make a career change, the workforce solutions industry – that’s staffing and recruiting companies - offer endless diverse professional employment prospects for motivated individuals at all experience levels. Last year, staffing & recruiting was a $130 billion industry in the United States and it continues to grow. In ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt

    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt
    When you know you have debt up to your ears that exists in your student loan account, the stress is constant. In terms of gifting, that's what you really want - and need. Understandably, family members and other loved ones may not want to give you cash because they may feel it’s boring, would prefer to see the tangible gift that ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses

    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses
    Food. It’s one of the most basic human needs, yet for 49.1 million Americans, hunger is a constant struggle. Many of these Americans are also students – the people in your courses who you’d least expect. It makes sense, though. With college affordability being a constant struggle as well, it’s no wonder that many students go hungry. “Food insecurity” is the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?
    One out of seven Americans has student debt. Ask anyone and they’ll agree that the stress in paying it off can be insurmountable. Most people say they’d be willing to do just about anything to get rid of their student debt if asked, so a recent survey got into the specifics to see what people would actually do. Unsurprisingly, people would ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1

    U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1
    As millions of students head back to campus this month, college and university health care workers are stocking up on masks and flu-fighting drugs such as Tamiflu as they encourage students to get both annual seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine in mid-October. A University of Wisconsin committee brainstormed how to get food to sequestered students in dorms and what ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates

    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates
    Remember when student loan rates doubled in July after a lack of congressional action to stop it? That’s been reversed, after President Obama signed a law that restores lower interest rates for students. Republicans and democrats were finally able to come up with, what the President called a sensible, reasonable approach. The compromise came about after a series of summer negotiations. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16