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6 Reasons to Consider a 529 College Savings Plan

With the rising cost of a college education, it can be difficult to ensure your loved ones receive a quality educational experience. Many try to set aside funds for future use, but those funds either become allocated to other expenditures or lose value over time by sitting in a low-interest savings...

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Trick Out My Dorm

Moving out to college is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. You're off on your own, no longer under mom and dad's roof and you're about to spend your first night on campus. You're beginning a new chapter in your life and you've just stepped foot in your first dorm room. Now what? Now's ...

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Boost Your 529 Savings

Looking For Ways To Boost Your 529 Savings? Prioritize saving for college by treating your savings account like a bill that needs to be paid regularly. Set up automatic payroll deductions at work, or automate a fixed contribution from your checking or savings account. Deposit lump sums ...

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Surprising Facts about Education 50 Years Ago

Over the last 50 years, education has experienced some changes. It may be not so much like we would have expected, but in surprising ways, a lot of things have become different. A lot more people have joined schools, many schools have been opened around the country, teaching techniques have changed ...

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6 Compelling Reasons to Never Stop Educating Yourself

You are probably looking forward to your college graduation and the day you will end the years you have spent in education. Once you get to inhale that fresh breath of grown-up freedom you will realize that the only change in your life is the crossover from a full-time student, to a recreational stu...

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New Grads, Don't Make These 3 Big Money Mistakes

Graduating from college is a major milestone. Hopefully, your education prepared you to excel in your career. However, most colleges don't prepare you to succeed in personal finance.While it's common to hit bumps in the road, having too many money problems makes it harder to accomplish your financia...

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Travel Ideas That Will Allow You to Free Your Mind After Graduation Without Breaking The Bank

Congratulations! After years of dedicating your time to school work, student organizations, part-time jobs and internship programs, you’re finally free. This feeling is new, exciting and a little bit daunting. Who knows what the next chapter has in store? Before you put pressure on yourself...

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5 Smartphone Apps That Will Keep Your Children Engaged and Educated during the Summer

Summer is here, and while it is generally a time for your children to just relax and have fun, it certainly wouldn ’t hurt if they could keep learning even while on vacation. That is, of course, easier said than done, but learning during summer is actually possible. Perhaps in a bit of iron...

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10 Tips to Help You Prepare for the GMAT Exam

A high GMAT score is a crucial deciding factor for acceptance into many MBA programs. Taking the GMAT can be stressful as students see their future riding on the outcome of the test. Thoroughly studying for the GMAT is highly advised and there are a multitude of tips and tricks for getting the...

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These Core Skills Prepare Every Student for the World of Work

After college, most graduates dive right into the job application and interview process in the hopes of getting the job of their dreams. However, a survey has found that a majority of college graduates aren’t equipped to join the workforce. ​The research suggested that more than half of grad...

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7 Security Tips when Downloading Study Materials

The internet is full of useful study materials that can help you to complete those assignments and revise for that test. From practice papers to set texts, multimedia revision programs to example essays, there’s plenty of stuff out there. But downloading study materials can put your computer ...

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The Ultimate FAFSA Guide for 2018 - Infographic

Why Should I Apply for FAFSA? Every year, millions of dollars in student aid goes unclaimed because students and families are not sure if they should apply. You should apply for FAFSA every year regardless of income. Here's why: It is FREE! Any site that asks for money to apply for FAFSA is a ...

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How to Concentrate and Not Fail Finals

It is that time of the year again – the finals. You probably know all the do’s and don’ts and yet, you keep losing your concentration, as always. Everyone says the same – don’t forget to sleep, study a lot, and stick to the calendar. But, you are the one left with the burden of learning anything an...

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Best Apps to Improve Every Aspect of Your Student Life

The student life is not an easy one, and the ever-expanding list of responsibilities, assignments, projects, lectures, essays, and tasks does not make it any easier. Truth be told, students need a lot of help managing the various aspects of their lives in order to be as productive and as efficient ...

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The Ultimate Internship Guide for 2018 - Infographic

An internship can play a major role in your career advancement. Although it can set a successful career path many of us don’t give internship much importance, which is often a costly mistake in the long run. As the job market is getting more and more competitive, employers are not only lookin...

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5 Ways to Get Your Family Involved In The College Saving Process

Attending college immediately following high school graduation is a trend that has been continually on the rise for the last few decades. Today, more than 20 million students enroll in college immediately following high school and more than half of them are female. With this increase in stude...

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7 Eating Habits Of A Successful College Student

It can be hard to eat healthy in college. With a new timetable, a busy social life and the freedom to eat what and when you please, many students fall into bad habits that affect their grades and their overall health. Here are the eating habits of a successful college student so you can ensure you m...

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The Complete Guide to Gift Giving Etiquette

With a new year comes the urge to give new, meaningful gifts to those you love as you celebrate this very expressive season. The New Year holiday is symbolic; it represents fresh starts, brand new beginnings, and forward-thinking plans that are aligned with a new year full of success and prosper...

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Put More Money in Your Pocket by Lowering Student Loan Payments

Student loans continue to plague the country. The average student loan balance rose from $18,259 in 2005 up to $35,051 in 2015 . This equated to an estimate of $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. With this increasing debt in mind, it’s important to remember it’s never too early to start considering...

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How to Build a Successful Leadership Pipeline in College

As cherished leaders exit organizations, there is the need for qualified people to take up the leadership mantle. In other words, there needs to be a smooth transition to the next generation of leaders. If individuals are unprepared for this challenge, then they are most likely to fail in their new ...

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