Category Archives: Money & finance

DIY ideas for book loving college students

Nothing beats the look, feel and smell of a real book. If you love books, then no doubt your home is chock full of the little dears. Stacked up and overflowing. Let’s look at how to make a bookshelf that … Continue reading

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Have you been targeted by debit card fraud?

Exacerbating the student debt crisis is debit card fraud targeted to college students. A recent federal and Illinois state ruling fined a bank and its agent $4 million for fraudulent and deceptive practices. There are about 900 debit card partnerships … Continue reading

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Summer music festival: What (not) to bring

It’s finally summer break and that means it’s time to start hitting the summer music festivals. So many to see and so little time! So what to bring? As any summer music festival veteran will tell you, it’s not packing … Continue reading

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DIY pet care tips for man’s best friend

Owning a pet, especially a dog, is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have. And it can be one of the most expensive. Pet care can include costs for special food, shots, grooming and other medical issues. But … Continue reading

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How to eat healthy on a college budget

There are many organic products now available at local grocers that weren’t available a few years ago. And there are many people pushing the “all organic diet” and passing judgment on those of us who can’t afford these expensive products. … Continue reading

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Need to know tips for a great college life

The prospect of heading to college in the fall as a freshman is scary enough, but if you can prepare yourself just a little bit for what you’re getting yourself into, you’ll be much more relaxed. Read on to find … Continue reading

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Are you eligible for the Pay As You Earn plan?

On June 9, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order that will make it easier for millions of young borrowers to repay their federal direct student loans. With average student loan debt hovering around $30,000 per student and total student … Continue reading

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Apply for the Student Engagement Advocate Program by Cengage Learning!

Looking to sharpen your business and presentation skills? Build your resume? AND get paid for it? If you’re interested in educating your campus on new and exciting Cengage Learning technology products, then you should apply for Cengage Learning’s Student Engagement … Continue reading

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8 things you need to know in college

For the newbie and the senior, college is a strange world unto itself. It’s either a playground with no rules and no parents, or it’s Life 101. Whatever stage of college life you’re in, here are some need to know … Continue reading

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If you dislike washing your jeans, you’ll like this

Want to save some laundry money and help out the environment? Stop washing your jeans, says Chip Bergh, the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. It seems like strange advice, but there are other ways you can kill germs — and … Continue reading

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