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    Top 10 Colleges with the Worst ROI

    Top 10 Colleges with the Worst ROI
    A college education is a great investment in your future. You need a college education to further your career, not to mention, it helps you grow intellectually as an individual. But are some colleges a better investment than others? Yes, according to calculations by Payscale, a site that collects career and salary data. Using specific methodology, Payscale researched and calculated different ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011
    Fastweb isn't just counting down to the New Year--we're counting down the top 10 New Year's resolutions on college campuses for 2011. Did your resolution make the list? 10. Become Better Organized One way to get over the stress and mess of 2010 is to commit to better organization in 2011. Staying organized can lead to better grades, more sleep and ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money

    Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money
    While you were expecting many questions about your future and a delicious hodgepodge of family dishes at your graduation party, you were pleasantly surprised by the $1,300 in cash and checks. So what do you do with all that money? Your gut response may be to go on a shopping spree at Forever 21. But those new summer clothes will only ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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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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    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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    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 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +32
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    How to Survive on a Student Budget

    How to Survive on a Student Budget
    Students often find themselves in a pickle: they’re used to that cushy lifestyle they’re accustomed to with Mom and Dad. Once they have to begin budgeting, they find it’s not as easy as it looks. It gets better - honestly! With a few tips and tricks, budgeting can become second nature. You just need to know how to begin. So, here's ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Suze Orman Says Tell Your Kids Your Salary

    Suze Orman Says Tell Your Kids Your Salary
    Financial expert Suze Orman shocked parents nationwide on Oprah when she told the audience parents should share the details of their finances with their kids. Oprah found most kids were shocked when they learned the details of their parents’ finances and exactly how much they make. Some kids only found out the actual details when submitting their family’s data to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know

    Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know
    Wrong size, wrong color or just plain ugly? While you're probably feeling thankful for gifts you've received this holiday season, you can also feel thankful for the option to return them and get something you'll actually use. We’ve researched the refund, return and exchange policies of a few major retailers to help you bring back with ease. *Target* Returns and exchanges ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +6
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    Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap

    Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap
    Tired of giving all your cash to the campus bookstore? Angry about the high prices they charge for even used books? Well, you and your friends don’t have to take it anymore. Organize a textbook swap! When hosted at a central location on campus it’s a great way for you—and hundreds of your campus cohorts to get your textbooks for FREE. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free

    How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free
    Many college students file federal income tax returns on their own for the first time in college. This can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't need to be. After all, the federal income tax return is simpler than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). And now, you can file your federal income tax return for free through the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Graduates Must Learn To Budget

    If you are like most students, you have dreamed of the day when you start earning your own money. The first thing you're going to do is to get your own apartment. Then you're going to buy that sports car and get the clothes you've always dreamed of owning. It's a great dream, isn't it? The reality of living the lifestyle ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Teens on a Budget

    Let’s face it—the things required these days to raise a child are expensive. There are school fees, fashionable clothes, sports activities and more. The way to control some or all of these costs is to train and teach your son or daughter to see things from your point of view and help them understand. Teach them about budgeting and having a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester

    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester
    A new semester is a fresh start, which means it’s a perfect time to refocus on your academics and, of course, your budget. Here are thirty easy ways you can begin to save within your daily life, from the way you approaching food to the way you dining to driving, there are easy ways to scrimp and save on just about ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Budgeting for Graduate Applications

    Budgeting for Graduate Applications
    If you're considering graduate school, then you're probably considering the cost of graduate school as well. But what many students overlook is the cost of applying to grad school. Depending on the type of program, you could be looking at up to $1,000 in expenses — even before you're admitted. Here are some typical costs to keep in mind when planning ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs

    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs
    For students, it’s not uncommon to feel like they’re getting hit from all sides, and when it comes to paying for college, the feeling may hold some truth. Besides the obvious costs, tuition and room and board, students must factor in the not so obvious costs like class fees and buying textbooks. According to an article published in the New York ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +104
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board
    At Fastweb, college rankings are a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s for fun or for research, it can be interesting to predict which schools made each list and find out which actually made it. Here comes another such list: colleges that charge the most for students’ room and board. It likely won’t come as a surprise that the majority of the colleges ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Community Living Can Save You Cash

    Community Living Can Save You Cash
    When you’re on campus-- and on a budget-- community living is the way to go. When you share with your neighbors, you all benefit. You can get everything from cheap meals, to entertainment, to free textbooks and in most cases you’ll spend a few bucks – and sometimes NOTHING. It's the perfect financial plan for any student, whether you're saving up ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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