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FAFSA Tips – Quick Hints to Filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Your FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible, starting right now! Yes you need the information from your 2014 tax return, but don’t wait until you’ve completed your taxes to start on the form. You can use estimated figures and go back and fix them once you’ve completed your taxes. keep reading for more tips and tricks. Read More

 
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Financial Aid Deadlines for 2015 – File Early!

New year and new deadlines. They’re everywhere when you’re getting ready for college. Deadlines for graduation, to apply for college, scholarship applications, and financial aid. You probably have a lot of dates floating around in your head, especially if you’re applying to numerous colleges. It’s a good idea to keep track of all those dates in one spot – a Google calendar, your phone’s calendar, or even a good old-fashioned paper planner. Continue reading for more... Read More

 
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Last Minute Gift Ideas - Smart Budget Shopping

With so few days left in the holiday shopping season, it is easy to find yourself buying last minute gifts that take you way outside of your budget. Friends or co-workers that you may not have included on your shopping list suddenly surprise you with a nicely wrapped, thoughtful gift and the waves of panic and guilt set in. Continue reading... Read More

 
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Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Student Loans Altogether – The Surprising Downside of Steering Clear of Student Loans

Trying to Avoid All Student Loan Debt? Not So Fast! As someone who has actively used student loans to help finance my own undergraduate and graduate degrees along with my husband’s law degree, I have seen the benefits of taking on student debt to achieve specific goals firsthand. My husband is a practicing attorney and I have been steadily employed in the financial services industry ever… Read More

 
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Effective Study Habits - Study the Way You Learn

Try a New Approach to Studying Congratulations! Your midterms are probably over by now – perhaps your first big hurdle of the new school year. And by now you should be feeling pretty well established at school. New classes, new friends, new challenges. But if those midterm grades weren’t exactly what you’d hoped for, it’s probably a good time to re-examine… Read More

 
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College Roommate Survival Guide

I just spent the weekend visiting my college roommate. Why is this noteworthy? Because I graduated a LONG time ago and we’re still close friends. I feel lucky to have had her as a friend all these years. Is what I have unusual? Maybe. While there’s no guarantee you’ll… Read More

 
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A Quick Guide to Study Groups

I remember struggling in an intro chemistry class. I was totally lost and knew I needed help. I decided that a study group was the solution, so guess what I did? I asked the smartest guy in the room if he wanted to form a group with me. He… Read More

 
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Tips for Balancing College, Work, Life on Campus

During my senior year of college, I worked 25-hours a week in our financial aid office, planned my wedding (which happened to be the day before my graduation), served as an officer in my sorority and was president of an on-campus club. This was the beginning of my family nickname: the overscheduler! However, I learned a… Read More

 
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What Do You Really Need for College? Needs Versus Wants

Starting college and living on your own for the first time can help you realize rather quickly that these items you think you “need” may not be necessities after all. Five dollar coffees may be relatively easy to cut out of your daily budget, but there are larger items that can cause ripple effects on your finances. Read More

 
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How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

We recently talked about how your credit (or lack thereof) can affect your eligibility for student loans. But there’s another important way student loans and credit are tied to one another. Once your student loans go into repayment, the way you handle those payments can have an impact on your credit score - for better or for worse. Continue reading... Read More

 
 
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