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The Pros and Cons of Getting a Job While in College Full-Time

The culture shock that comes from students transitioning from high school to college can be startling. The biggest change is all of the new found freedom, in terms of both behavior and time. While there are a great many unproductive (yet totally fun) ways to fill all that free time, getting a job is probably the smarter play. Not only will it help to keep you out of trouble, but the extra cash can’t hurt either…Can it? Student Income and Financial Aid The amount of need-based financial aid a student gets is based on the income and assets of...

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Federal Student Loans vs. Private Loans: Which Is Better?

Student loans tend to get a bad rep; somewhat undeservedly so. If you take away the whole “paying it back” part, they are actually quite helpful. In all seriousness, student loans do serve an important purpose. Knowing how to choose which ones work best for you can really save you some money in the long run. That’s why we’d like to let you know the difference between federal and private student loans. Federal Student Loans Federal student loans (as the name would suggest) are provided by the government for the sole purpose of paying for college and are historically...

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Could a Universal Basic Income Be the Future of Welfare?

There’s nothing that unites and divides people quite like money. They say you can’t have too much of it; a theory I imagine many would be more than willing to test. Some people inherit it, some people win it, but most people have to work for it. In fact, many people work hard and still barely make a living wage. What if things were different? What if the government helped you get closer to a living wage and you didn’t even have to work for it? This may sound like a communist fairy tale, but it is a real...

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Using Social Media to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired

Love it or hate it, social media isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It has become so ingrained in our culture that it would be difficult for most people to imagine their day without it. It is no longer just a digital haven for young people. It is a way of connecting with the world. It is a news source. It is a microphone for everyone from a lonely 8th grader to the President of the United States. It could also help you get a job. Everyone is on social media. That includes companies looking to hire new employees....

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Budgeting for College Could Save You Thousands

When it comes to paying for college, tuition is far from your only concern. The problem is, while tuition is a set number, the other expenses can be wildly different. There are tons of decisions to make. Dorms? Meal plans? How much one person will need to pay for the same education as someone else will differ a lot, based on their personal choices. Hopefully, a little budgeting info can make your dollar go a little further. Budgeting Most students go to college right after high school, in about the 18-19 year old age range. As such, many students...

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