Where to Shop for Your College Dorm Room

Jul 30, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Your time in college is a period of personal growth. It means life on your own, a time when you can invent yourself and express your personality. What better place to start than fixing up the college dorm room where you are likely to spend the next year.

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms

Figuring Out How Much to Borrow for College

Jul 28, 2014 4:00:00 PM

The cost of college tuition has taken a drastic turn upwards in the past few decades, increasing the amount that most students will have to borrow for college. While there is nothing wrong with taking on some student loan debt as long as it is done responsibly, it is important to be aware of how much you will be making straight out of college, and how much per month you will be paying back on your student loans.

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Topics: Borrowing for College

Last-minute saving for college

Jul 24, 2014 10:33:00 AM

In the ideal situation, saving for your child’s college expenses and tuition began when they were quite young and has built up over the years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way for a variety of reasons. So what to do now that your child is entering their junior or senior year and you don’t have enough to send them to college?

Don’t panic, there are still methods you can use to help them afford the college experience. Your child hasn’t taken college level Economics 101 yet, but she will soon learn there are two ways to increase your liquid money: either bring in more money, or reduce your expenses.

Adding Extra Income

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Topics: Parents and College Planning

5 Reasons to Save Summer Earnings

Jul 2, 2014 2:21:00 PM

If you are a high school or college student, you may be tempted to blow your summer earnings on tasty meals out, trips to the amusement park, or a new wardrobe - but there are many good reasons that you should be paying yourself first before you spend your income. 

Trust me, I get your temptation to take home that beaded mini or a new set of hubcaps! I did plenty of spending and little saving when I was in high school and college and, believe me, I had little to show for it in the end. After graduation, I was left with a big credit card bill and no safety pad. This was not an ideal way to start out life on my own.

Learn from my mistakes and remember these 5 top reasons to save every time you get paid and each time you are thinking about pulling out your wallet. 

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Borrowing for College