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    Tax 101: The Basics of Filing for the First Time

    Tax 101: The Basics of Filing for the First Time
    If you've never filed taxes, it can seem pretty intimidating. But it's really not as bad as you think. Arm yourself with some basic information before reporting to Uncle Sam. Learn the Language Before you dive in, master some of the terms you need to read IRS documents: Earned income - Salaries, wages, tips and professional fees, including taxable scholarships ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Should You Be Facebook Friends with Your Teachers?

    Should You Be Facebook Friends with Your Teachers?
    As of July, Facebook reported having over 800 million users, according to the LA Times, which means chances are, your teachers are on Facebook too. So what happens when you want to “friend” them on Facebook? Some teachers accept friend requests from students while others ignore them. But regardless of whether or not your teacher would accept your request, it’s best ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Future College Roommates and Facebook

    Future College Roommates and Facebook
    Incoming college freshman, understandably nervous about their future living arrangements, learn their roommate assignments and promptly log on their Facebook accounts to investigate their future roommates. Upon finding information they find favorable or, perhaps even, unfavorable, they began to immediately build friendships or put in for roommate changes, often without even meeting the assigned roommate. Weeding Out via Social Media: Useful ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Back to School in the 90’s: What Was Hot?

    [photo:1158855] As you’re preparing for back to school this year, you already know there are certain must haves – from iPads to fashion – that just make this year so….2010. But what was hot in the 90’s—the decade you were likely born? Find out what high school kids were going crazy for as you were just making your way into the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Sleep and the Student

    Sleep and the Student
    You need a 4.0 on your exam, which you have to stay up all night studying for, just in case you missed something in the review. That’s understandable. Then, it’s Amy’s birthday so you have to go out– it’d be rude not to. Plus, you have a quiz, a paper due and that date you've been anxious about. No worries, you’ll ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +47
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    To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.

    To Go Greek or Not to Go Greek. That is the Question.
    Maybe it was delivered to your mailbox. Maybe you saw it on a poster. Maybe a friend told you about it. You have a choice to make about the upcoming rush event: Should you go Greek? Deciding to join a fraternity or sorority will have a big impact on your college experience. Even if you're sure you want to join, the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Time Management Tricks

    Time Management Tricks
    Time Management. It sounds boring, but it's critical to making the most of your college experience and achieving your goals. Here are some tricks to help you maximize your time: 1. Schedule early classes Eight o'clock classes if you can get up easily, nine o'clock if you can't. They will force you to get out of bed at a reasonable time, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +113
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    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students
    1. Beware of studying in bed – always better to sit up (otherwise it is too easy to fall asleep while reading or studying). 2. Eat healthy and exercise, even and especially during preparation for exams or papers. 3. Eat breakfast. 4. Watch your sleep – get enough. 5. Value friendships. 6. Attempt to develop at least one ongoing dialogue ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Athletics and Academics: A Winning Team

    Athletics and Academics: A Winning Team
    Maybe you can hit a running jump shot, sink a 50-foot putt, or lay down a perfect bunt. But do you have the grades to continue showing off your skills in college? Academic requirements for prospective and current college athletes have gotten more demanding over the years. So it's important to know the requirements set by both the NCAA and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Health Insurance for New Grads

    Health Insurance for New Grads
    College graduation is behind you. You’re probably worried about getting a job and finding a new apartment, but have you thought about health insurance? You may find yourself suddenly uninsured once you get your diploma. New college graduates are among the least likely groups to have health insurance, according to the (NCHC). Most students are no longer covered by their parents’ ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    8 Smarter Ways to Pay for School

    8 Smarter Ways to Pay for School
    No matter what school you attend, college is expensive. But, did you know you can make smarter decisions regarding your approach to paying for school? The Wall St. CheatSheet compiled the following options you have when it comes to approaching your tuition. Instead of piling on student debt, here are some smarter ways you can utilize to pay for school: [gate] ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known

    Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known
    We asked Fastwebbers to pass on their advice about money management, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Start saving, tell your parents you want to go to college, ask them to start [savings plans] for you now, before it's too late, and don't waste any time! As soon as you can, get a job. Don't blow the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    What to Ask Your Future Roommate

    What to Ask Your Future Roommate
    There’s so much to cover yet it can be so overwhelming that you have no idea where to begin! May we suggest starting with the essentials and building a roommate relationship from there? Here are ten questions to ask your future roommate to help prepare for the year ahead: 1. What time are you planning on moving in? Is anyone helping ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +29
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    College Tips for Nontraditional Students

    College Tips for Nontraditional Students
    You've decided to continue your formal education. But how can you make college a success while still meeting work and family obligations? Check out these expert tips to help you during that all-important first term: Begin with classes that you feel confident about. Sure, it's good to get requirements out of the way. But don't feel you must tackle the most ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Make a Difference: Spring Break Service Trips

    Make a Difference: Spring Break Service Trips
    What do think of when you hear the words "spring break"? Hitting the beach in Florida? Or the slopes in Colorado? For many students, spring break means social activism, all because of an innovative program called Alternative Break. A Different Kind of Break Break Away is a non-profit group that help schools and community organizations develop their own Alternative Break ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

    Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years
    If you think four years of college is expensive, try five. You may hear jokes about fifth-year seniors, but the extra time and money you'll spend on an additional year in college is serious. Not only will you pay another year's worth of tuition, textbook costs, campus fees and other education expenses, but you won't be earning money in your first ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    The Challenge: Finding Time to Study

    The Challenge: Finding Time to Study
    No sooner do you enroll in classes than you realize you have to actually find time to do the work. Many nontraditional and distance education students face the challenge of balancing study time with daily responsibilities. Let’s face it: We all have very full lives and sometimes carving out time for studies can seem impossible. For me, making a study schedule ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Ways for your College Student to Spend Summer Break

    Ways for your College Student to Spend Summer Break
    For college students, summer break is a chance to get caught up in coursework, earn money for the next semester, prepare for their career or simply relax and reconnect with friends and family. There are many available ways to spend summer break – and it depends on your student and what year they are in, as to which direction is best ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media

    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media
    Students report laying around staring off blankly with nothing to do and feeling so lonely that they felt like they were in a small cage on a solitary island all because they committed to not using any form of electronic media for 24 hours. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland's International Center for Media & the Public ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +23
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