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Budgeting for the year ahead: Track, spend, and save

Rate this article and enter to winNow a senior at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst Illinois, Jessica W. grew up in a well-to-do neighborhood. Her mother, a single parent, earned just enough to provide Jessica...
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20 ways to manage your money when you don’t have much

Rate this article and enter to winIf you think you’re especially horrible at managing money—you’re not. And if you think students are especially horrible at managing money—they’re not. In fact, our entire species is...
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Take charge of your credit: What it means and how to make it stronger

Rate this article and enter to winCollege is a great time to start building a credit history. Whether you have good credit, are looking for ways to improve it, or have no idea what...
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Building blocks for budget-friendly meals

Rate this article and enter to winAre you so busy that it feels like there’s barely time for eating, let alone planning meals and cooking? Katelyn J., a junior at the University of Nebraska...
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Happy spending: How to budget for a better you

Rate this article and enter to winDilemma: You have $40 left after your monthly restock of PB&J supplies; you want to tag along with your bio partner for an Intro to Rock Climbing class,...
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Does your spending need a reality check?: How to budget better

Rate this article and enter to winThe college or university years are typically our first experience of managing (or blowing) adult finances. The responsibility can be empowering, but greater control over our finances calls...
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The beginner’s guide to budgeting

Rate this article and enter to winOne of the great things about a new school year is that it’s much like New Year’s-you get the chance for a fresh start. That’s why it’s crucial...
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What to discuss with health care providers

Sometimes people feel awkward asking questions or explaining how they’re feeling to health care providers. But offering information will help them help you. Here are some tips: Explain any symptoms in detail. Make a list of...
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Get going! What to expect when traveling abroad

Rate this article and enter to winOne of the best opportunities while in college is the option to study abroad. Programs are available all over the world, and range from a few weeks to...
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10 tips for having a blast on a budget

Rate this article and enter to winIf you think you’re the only one with a tight budget, think again! In a recent Student Health 101 survey, 50 percent of respondents said their approximate weekly budget for...