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Stack of books with text: life skill books for college students student life
One of the more exciting aspects of going to college is the independence it offers you. But that independence comes with its own set of challenges. You have to know how to budget, cook, and clean while navigating class work, homework assignments and dorm living. Don’t wait to get there to figure it all out. …
Speech bubble with text: parents and students should talk about money financial advice & planning
Nobody really likes talking about finances and budgets, especially when things are tight. Money discussions between parents and their college-bound students navigate several delicate issues. Students may have their heart set on attending their ‘dream’ school. But what if mom and dad just can’t afford the high tuition fees? Should their child give up on …
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Time is a fickle thing. When you’re having fun, it goes by fast. When you’re doing something tedious, it can drag on and on. Regardless, though, it’s important to know the time. Especially in college where you’ve got a tight schedule to keep. That’s where clocks come in handy. With one of these stylish and …
Parents holding hand watching their daughter graduate with text: tips about the FAFSA for parents financial aid
College is expensive. Even parents who have diligently saved for their children’s education need a bit of extra help. That’s where the FAFSA comes in. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is something your child needs to fill to qualify for federal financial aid. But what you may not realize is how important this …