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How I Escaped College with ONLY $8,000 in Student Debt


Taking on $8,000 of debt doesn’t sound like a good thing, especially when you don’t have much to show for it other than a piece of paper and a funny looking hat. But when you consider that most students come away from college with much more debt than that for the same piece and paper and same funny looking hat, I ... Read More »

4 Ways to Save Money as a New College Student

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Getting started in college is exciting for a lot of reasons. For many people, it is their first chance to live away from home and really feel ‘like an adult.’ It is also fun to meet new people, get started on a career path, and expand your horizons in a number of ways. What isn’t so exciting, however, is being ... Read More »

3 Things College Freshmen Should NOT Spend Money On


Starting your freshman year of college is exciting and very scary at the same time. It’s also expensive. For most students this will be the first time they live away from home and the first time they’ll have to responsible for making all of their own decisions. Mom and dad are only a phone call away for advice, of course, ... Read More »

5 Financial Firsts for New College Graduates

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Graduating from college and heading out into the “real world” is an exciting time. You may be living on your own for the first time (not counting the dorms or your college town apartment), and you probably are hoping to get your career started shortly. After spending most of your life going to school, it feels like you finally get ... Read More »