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15 White Elephant Gifts for Any Budget Under $30

In an earlier blog post, we talked about how you can budget for Black Friday and holiday shopping in general One of our favorite suggestions was to do a white elephant gift exchange or as some may refer to it, a Yankee swap. Whatever you call it, you can save a lot of money doing…

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Black Friday on a Student Loan Budget

Black Friday will be here in just two days, and chances are with that #studentloanbudget you’re just not ready for it. No matter how bad you want to, you probably aren’t in a position to drop hundreds of dollars buying gifts for your friends, family, and – of course – your Self. Nor are you…

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How to File the FAFSA for Grad School

Most students have filed the FASFA for undergraduate programs but it’s important to note there are some changes when filling at the graduate level. Gathering the necessary information to correctly fill out the FAFSA can be tedious but it is well worth doing, because it can open the doors to financing and help students fund…

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Highest Paying Bachelors Degrees 2019-2020

In order to get your foot in the door at most companies these days, you need a bachelors degree. Especially in the cases of high paying jobs, the U. S Bureau of Labor Statistics says workers with a bachelor’s degree typically earn 80% more than those with just a high school diploma. However, not all…

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10 Places to Buy Used Textbooks

Whether you’re starting your first year of college or preparing for your next semester, the burden of funding your education can be overwhelming. The seemingly never-ending list of fees can quickly feel insurmountable. Fortunately, there is a way to save large amounts of money by using alternative sources for textbooks beyond the campus bookstore. In…

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3 Websites That Offer College Textbooks for Free

So you’ve paid your tuition, dormitory fees and purchased a meal plan. You breathe a sigh of relief thinking that your college costs have finally come to an end. But just weeks before class starts you suddenly remember you need…. books. Textbooks can be shockingly expensive and once you’ve dished out money for every other…

10 ways to pay less for college

10 Ways To Pay Less For College

It’s no surprise that college is expensive, but you can be savvy about tuition costs and SAVE money. You may be thinking “this is impossible”; however, by following these tips you may find yourself in a better financial situation when it comes to paying for your education! How can you pay less for college? Research…

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Best Summer Jobs For College Students

Now that it’s summer, college students are looking forward to freedom. Unfortunately, that also means having enough cash for those fun summer activities. It’s also the perfect opportunity to beef up that resume for your future, but which summer jobs should you pursue? From traditional to out-of-the-box summer job opportunities, you are bound to find…

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Understanding Private Student Loans

Student loan debt is a topic that can be tricky to navigate.  Like any loan, the expectation is that the borrower will regularly make payments on time. But, when you’re fresh out of college and job prospects are slim, this can be easier said than done. It’s important that you understand exactly what you’re getting…