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How to Afford Sudden Expenses While You are a Starving Student

Trying to successfully manage your finances while attending college can often be quite difficult. This is because many students are focusing on their academics and trying to succeed in their classes, which can make it difficult for them to also work in order to make a living for themselves. Unless they have financial assistance from […]

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Do I Pay Taxes as a Student? The Low Down on Student Tax Exemption

I’m in college, am I tax exempt? As a college student, you may be wondering if a student tax exemption exists while you’re still in school. College is expensive enough without having to worry about income, tuition, and paying for taxes. When you’re in college, you should know that you’re not automatically exempt from filing, […]

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6 Great Ways to Stretch a Post-Grad Paycheck

You just got your post-grad degree. Congratulations! Now you’re excited to get your life-after-academia started However, you might be looking at a pretty small paycheck from your first job. If you aren’t sure how to adjust to a more frugal lifestyle, the following six tricks can help you save big bucks and prepare for a […]

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5 Innovative Ways To Cut Costs In College

Saving money is of the utmost importance when you are working your way through college. The cost of school and everything associated with school can really put a hole in your finances, making living frugal a priority for college students. However, there are plenty of ways to save money if you only take the time […]

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money in College

College can be educational, insightful, inspirational, and exciting. However, all of that experience and knowledge comes at a price. According to Business Insider, the average student leaves college with a little more than $17,000 in loan debt — and that’s only speaking to tuition. No matter what way you slice it,college is expensive. So, what […]

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The Top Five Financial Tips for Recent Graduates

The summer is upon us, and all across the country, many students have completed the rite of passage called graduation. As they walk across the stage in their cap and gown to receive their well-earned diploma, a new set of doors open for these individuals; the future lies ahead with tremendous opportunity for recent graduates. […]

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3 Unique Challenges of Being a First Generation PHD Grad

It’s already an amazing accomplishment when you complete the requirements to earn your Ph.D. It’s even more of an accomplishment when you’re the first person in your family to achieve this goal. You’re raising the bar for the future generations, and this is a positive example to set. However, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges […]

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Studying On a Shoestring — 5 Thrifty Tips

College is costly — there’s no doubt about it. By the time you’ve shelled out for course fees and accommodation, there’s little left for anything except cup noodles, energy drinks and mozzarella sticks. However, sometimes sage advice on saving cash spreads through the halls of academe and whispers in the ears of students who don’t […]

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3 Tips for Cutting Down Unnecessary College Costs

Thanks to the skyrocketing cost of tuition, the vast majority of college students now find themselves fairly deep in debt by the time they finally earn their degree. Unfortunately, the fact that credit card companies tend to prey on young college students combined with a general lack of knowledge about budgeting and financial planning means […]