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7 Bad Spending Habits to Kick in College

It’s way too easy to get locked into bad spending habits when you’re young. High school does little to prepare you for the temptations and realities you will face. Ideally, parents will pick up any remaining slack, but with most people living lives in debt, students going to college can’t really count on that either. […]
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Top 7 Research Skills You Should Know to Survive College Term Papers

Getting the right research skills in place is about more than simply looking stuff up on the Internet. There is a wealth of information available online and off, but some of it is better than others. How do you know how to separate the bad from the good, the useful from the useless? In the […]
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How to Build a Support System from the Ground Up

Establishing a support system isn’t something one often considers when starting college. However, there is no better time to start. After all, many of the pieces will already be in place. The friends and family you keep with you lead the way, but you’ll also need to be open to new faces and experiences. In […]
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Are Internships Worth It? 7 Reasons the Answer Is Yes

Are internships worth it, truly? It’s a fair question when you consider the mountains of student loan debt and the fact that most internships are unpaid positions that seemingly take advantage of your hard work. Before you go off dismissing them, however, you need to consider the ways that they can improve your life. We’ll […]
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Writing a College Essay: 7 Elements Every Great Paper Should Have

Writing a college essay is particularly challenging if words give you trouble. Sure, everyone can write words on a page. Using those words to craft a coherent world view or thesis is an art form, though. One that requires lots of practice. In the following article, we’re going to talk about what every college essay […]
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15 Global Issues Generation Z Is Prepared to Conquer

Generation Z is the latest group of humans to make an impact in the workforce and life in general as they proceed from high school to college. The dates we’ve listed for them above are estimates, and some can fall into that latter-Generation Y range. As in the past, many older generations lament the failings […]
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Value of College: How to Get the Most Out of It

Much has been made about the value of college. Is it still the must-have career resource it once was? Concerned students facing years of student loan debt and no guarantee of gainful employment wonder what it is they should be doing next. Trade school? Work immediately after high school? Increased financial literacy and lifestyle design? […]
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15 Tips to Choose a College Major You Won’t Have to Change

When you choose a college major, you are making a commitment that can make or break the rest of your college career and send reverberations throughout your adult life. What kind of reverberations those turn out to be depend entirely on the success of your decision-making. The call that you make will implement a chain […]
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15 Career Advice Tips You Should Learn Before Graduation

Dispensing career advice is a little different in 2020 as millions of people throughout the civilized world get used to a new normal of working at home and using video conferencing apps to keep in touch with their colleagues. Entering the workforce from college can seem a little daunting, but only if you forget the […]
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Money Moves for College Students: 10 Steps to Take Right Now

With little guidance, most money moves for college students end up being the wrong ones. It’s easy to see why. There are no mandated financial literacy courses in high school. When you arrive at college, you’re inundated with a sea of credit card applications promising low initial APRs and guaranteed approval. The promise of buy […]
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