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    Eat for Cheap. Here’s How.

    Eat for Cheap. Here’s How.
    Save money anywhere you can. College is expensive enough; cooking a healthy meal shouldn’t be. Use these tips to fill your pantry for less. Spend Extra Time Planning Your First Trip to the Grocery Store You’ve unpacked your boxes in your new place, now it’s time to pack the pantry with groceries. Your grocery bill will be the most expensive when ...
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    Money-Making Schemes to Avoid

    Money-Making Schemes to Avoid
    Short on funds shouldn't mean you're short on brains. Don't be that guy who has to admit, "I was young; I needed the money." True: being a college student means making mistakes, but in these financial times, there are some lessons it's better not to have to learn the hard way. No matter how bad it gets, making one of these ...
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    Get By without Getting a Job: Alternative Income Sources

    Get By without Getting a Job: Alternative Income Sources
    You could use a few extra dollars but you'd like to avoid punching a clock or calling home. Maybe one of these unique tactics can be a source of income for you. Surveys and Experiments. Students and professors doing research in the psychology or behavioral studies department sometimes need participants for surveys and experiments and are willing to pay. Amounts vary ...
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    How Not to Go Broke

    How Not to Go Broke
    Earning and saving money as a student can be difficult. But with some research, you can get smart about your spending. "Now is the best time in your life to live cheap," says MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston. "If you learn how to save money you will be ahead of 90 percent of your peers. You will build wealth." Below, ...
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    Make a Bad Economy Work for You

    Make a Bad Economy Work for You
    When Todd Romer was 16 years old he bought 10 shares of Johnson & Johnson stock with money he earned mowing lawns. "That was a tremendous lesson," he says. Now he's the editor of Young Money magazine, a publication he founded in 1999. Becoming an Investor Investing while you're a high school or college student isn't as outrageous an idea as ...
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    It Pays to Be a Student: Little Ways to Save

    It Pays to Be a Student: Little Ways to Save
    As a college student, saving money isn’t just a choice; it’s a way of life. While you may be aware that students receive discounts at movie theaters and museums, you may not know about other little ways to save. From discounts on spring break trips to grocery savings at Target, Fastweb has found the best ways for you to overindulge without ...
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    Choosing a Student Bank Account

    Choosing a Student Bank Account
    College presents many opportunities to step up to the plate and start taking on more responsibility. Just like making it to class on time and taking care of your dorm room, managing your money properly is your responsibility once you get to college. Fortunately, there are a plethora of student bank account options to help keep you in the green. Check ...
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    Dealing with Credit Card Debt

    Dealing with Credit Card Debt
    When Colette was a sophomore at Oberlin College, she received her first credit card. "I was very excited," she says. "Unlike a lot of my friends, I wasn’t being supported by my parents. I also had a job, so I figured I was entitled to use my credit." Colette did use her credit card – a lot. She bought spring break ...
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  • +29

    Calculate Your Campus Cost of Living

    Calculate Your Campus Cost of Living
    Starting college is your time to move away from home, but the location of your dream school may have unexpected costs. Not all campus locations are created equally. How far your dollar will stretch could depend on the cost of living at your college’s location. For example, the cost-of-living calculator on Salary.com shows that living in San Francisco, costs 93.3 percent ...
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    Making Money from Money

    Making Money from Money
    Instead of putting your money into cold storage, put it to work for you by investing. Whether you open a savings account, invest directly in the stock market or make use of some other investment option, your "extra" money can make more money for you. Just how lucrative are your investments? That depends on the plan you choose as well ...
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    Credit Card Selection Savvy - What to Know

    Credit Card Selection Savvy - What to Know
    Looking for a credit card? If so, you'll need to shop around. Do some research to compare costs, features and drawbacks before settling on a single card. Annual fee: Some cards charge an annual fee - anywhere between $15 and $50 - while others may not. Many card issuers will waive the annual fee in the first year, then charge you ...
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    5 Habits of Millionaires and How to Make them Work for You

    5 Habits of Millionaires and How to Make them Work for You
    The economy may be in a funk, but it would appear career expectations are still flying high. According to a study of college students at the Ernst and Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, in August 2002, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, five percent of them expect to ...
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    Five Tips to Help You Save

    Five Tips to Help You Save
    Pinching pennies? Who isn’t? Welcome to college. But just because extra cash isn’t pouring in doesn’t mean you absolutely have to dedicate yourself to a diet of only Ramen noodles. Adjusting to a new budget can be difficult, but here’s a few steps to help make things a bit easier. 1. Set a budget Know your monthly income and know how ...
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    Get a New Wardrobe Without Spending a Dime

    Get a New Wardrobe Without Spending a Dime
    So, you’re tired of your old clothes but you can’t afford to hit the mall. Or maybe you just want to get rid of some stuff to make a buck. It happens to the best of us. Here’s how to get a new wardrobe without spending your hard earned cash. *Organize a clothing swap.* This is a great excuse for a ...
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    Entertaining on a Budget

    Entertaining on a Budget
    Just because you don't have a lot of cash doesn't mean your social life has to suffer! Here are some ways that you and your crew can have a blast without busting the bank. The pot luck “crawl”. Organize a night where all of your friends make a different dish. Then go house hopping to sample each of the dishes. Like ...
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    The Student Gift-Giving Guide

    The Student Gift-Giving Guide
    The holiday season is one of the most expensive times of the year. So how do you buy meaningful gifts on a student budget? At Fastweb, we’ve scoured the web for gifts for each of your friends, based on their personalities. As you shop, remember that most sites are recommending that you order your gifts by December 21 to get them ...
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    Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

    Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
    By now, you’ve heard from your elders that credit cards can really get you into trouble. And you can shrug off this advice and say you’ve heard it all before, but we’re talking about a different kind of trouble than thousands and thousands of dollars in debt. Let’s face it: as a college student, you can sometimes be…forgetful. Whether you abandon ...
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    Credit Card Laws for Students to Know

    Credit Card Laws for Students to Know
    In 2009, Sallie Mae released a study that the average college graduate leaves school with as much as $3,173 in credit card debt. And that’s in addition to the nearly $23,000 in student loan debt. That same year, in response to the faltering economy and as one of his first acts in office, President Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility ...
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    Student Debt Guide: Banking and ATM's

    Student Debt Guide: Banking and ATM's
    What should you look for from a bank when opening a student bank account? [gate] The essential factors are convenience, fees and the ways you can access your money, according to financial expert Mark Kantrowitz. Take it from the expert - here are Kantro's top banking and ATM guidelines tips to follow: Convenience. Look for a bank with ATM locations on ...
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