Category Archives: Money & finance

Money matters: How to save money, manage your first bank account and debunk the myth of free money

Going away to college likely means that for the first time you’re dealing with money matters on your own. It’s a time to learn how to save money, manage your first bank account, pay bills and budget your cash. Learning … Continue reading

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Aerobic exercise in dorm rooms improves student health

College life is fraught with the Freshman 15 extra pounds, all-you-can eat cafeteria food and the temptation of holiday candy and cookies. The will to exercise is low. But don’t think you have to schlep out to the gym to … Continue reading

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Winter wonderland: Family activities and other winter break ideas

When your classes are over and finals are behind you it’s time for a well-earned winter break. Take time to kick back and enjoy the winter wonderland around you. But after a few days of sitting around and eating, you … Continue reading

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Successful gift giving: Avoid these top 10 worst Christmas gifts

It’s that time again. What to give Aunt Sally, Cousin Bob or your dorm roommate? They’re probably thinking exactly the same thing about you. College students are notoriously low on cash, but you shouldn’t succumb to silly or cliché gifts. … Continue reading

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Gift giving ideas and money saving tips for holiday shopping on a budget

With only a few weeks of shopping days to go, you may be running out of gift giving ideas that you can afford. If your shopping list is larger than your budget, then you could use some money saving tips. … Continue reading

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Must-haves for the holidays: iPad accessories and the best gadgets for android tablets

Putting together your list of must have items for this holiday season? You may want to start thinking of how to enhance your android tablets – or consider cool iPad accessories to make your device even more useful (and fun). … Continue reading

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DIY presents—Make your own homemade holiday gifts

You love receiving presents—desperately trying to unknot the bow, giving up and sliding it off the box, ripping the paper and then casting aside the lid to reveal the thoughtful treasure your loved one has imagined you would adore. But … Continue reading

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Seasonal farmers’ market offers whole foods for student health

This is the season for apples, homemade breads, pumpkin pie and artisan cheese. Get them all at your local farmers’ markets, which are springing up this fall and winter to feature a bounty of foods. College life doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Home from college? Holiday travel tips for college students

Classes starting to get you down? Are you tired of sharing a shower with what feels like a gazillion people? If you see one more line at your favorite dining hall option will you scream? Then you might be ready … Continue reading

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Student advantage: Best online deals and discounts for students

Student advantage is the name for a couple of different programs that can help students save money on their purchases. Saving money while in school is a necessity. Learning how to save and find the best online deals is a … Continue reading

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