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Archive for July 2014

Quick Tips for Note-Taking

Handwritten Notes

While the idea of jotting down countless lines of notes during lectures may cause high school and even college students to cringe, it’s vital in their scholastic success. We need to be fair, though; it’s not the easiest nor the most exciting task, and sifting through the torrents of facts thrown at them can cause…

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Retirement or College Savings?

Retirement Graphic

If a friend casually asked you during a conversation whether you believe saving for college or retirement is at the top of your list, what would you say?  Surprisingly, many harmonize together to a similar tune: retirement. Why, you may wonder? According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s a simple answer: strategies for retirement plans…

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2 Kinds of Debt Often Linked with Student Loans

Credit Cards

Ask most adults what ranks as their #1 worry and they’ll most likely point to money and, subsequently, debt. Numbers don’t lie, and they’re pretty alarming; consumers racked up $2.4 trillion in debt in 2010. Not two billion, but trillion. From credit cards to mortgages, debt typically intertwines as the norm from the moment you…

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PAYE Program: Initiative to Extend Eligibility

Dollar Breaking Up & Floating Away

It’s no secret that one of the biggest downfalls for students manifests itself via loan debt, which causes a litany of other issues that affect them far past their graduation date. Recently Obama’s initiative to extend the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program, intended to alleviate some of the student loan burden, has earned a…

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Break

Boy jjumping out of the ocean.

Soon-to-be Seniors (and Juniors): We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, and now that you’ve soaked up some sun and clocked in plenty of R&R, it’s time to maximize your free time to its fullest. While you’ve been rightfully savoring your vacation days, you don’t want to leave your mind rusty or completely fall…

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