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Parents, Don’t Pay For Everything

There are a couple life skills that college kids need to know in order to survive. How to cook, how do laundry, how to study, etc. Of course, of all of these things that your student needs to know, one of the most important tricks is how to save money and work with a budget. …
There are some creative ways to pay for college that you might not have thought of
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Creative Ways to Pay for College

Most people understand that having a job and earning scholarships certainly help pay for school. But sometimes working a part-time (or especially a full-time) job can clash with classes and homework. It can be beneficial to find some other source of income, even if it just means that you have some extra cash to go …
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Why You Should Start Saving for College ASAP

Calculating how to pay for college is stressful. It can lead to many emotional conversations and decisions between parents and students. Knowing you can’t go to your dream school because you can’t afford it can be heartbreaking, but if you set up a savings plan early enough, you can save yourself from this situation. If …
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How To: Create and Stick to a Budget

The dreaded B-word. Creating a budget is an essential step in understanding and taking control of your finances–whether you’re a college student or graduate. You may not realize the impact your daily choices have on your financial well-being. For example, if you buy a fancy coffee every day for $4.50 5 days a week, you …