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On A Budget: Six Tips For A Realistic Shopping List For College Students

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College students are always trying to find ways to save money. However, living on a budget doesnít mean going without. There are many strategies you can use to obtain what you need and save money at the same time. Below are six tips for a realistic shopping list that can help you save.

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Student Aid Tip

for the week of: June 26

WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The best place to start is reviewing our student financial aid chart.

It summarizes everything you need to know about federal and private college aid programs.

The charts are available for both undergrad and graduate-level programs.

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Cash on Hand: Easy Ways to Get Extra Money in Your Wallet

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If your personal expenses are bigger than your paycheck, you have two choices to balance things out. You can either cut some of your spending or find a way to make more money for all your needs. It can be difficult to cut back, especially if you already feel strapped in by a budget. If you simply need a bit of extra cash every month, here are some easy ways you can get some money in your wallet.

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Simple Saving Tips to Help Your Familyís Budget Stay on Track

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Many American households live paycheck to paycheck, and find it difficult to save extra money throughout the year. From unexpected medical bills to car repairs, it can be challenging for your family to get ahead financially. To ensure you can begin to save and put money aside, there are a few important tips to follow to stay on track with your familyís budget.

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What to Prepare for When Getting Your First Auto Loan

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Borrowing to buy a first automobile is not a complex financial transaction, but it can be stressful if you arenít prepared ahead of time. The key to making both sides of the purchase work well, is to understand why they should be separate, and how to prepare to obtain financing before you make any attempt to purchase the car.

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Six Tips for Success When Going to School As a Working Student

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Nowadays, many students are working their way through college. Though there are many scholarships and grants meant to help students afford college, these options often do not cover the full cost of tuition, especially because college costs have risen substantially in the last two or three decades. Luckily, there are some great tips that can help working students also be successful academically.

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First Time Finances: The Difference between Good and Bad Debt

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As you start life in the real world, your financial needs begin to change. The simple savings account that served you throughout high school will no longer meet your needs. Apartments will want to check your credit history, and you may need to finance a reliable car for getting around town. There are plenty of ways to boost your credit score, but it’s important to learn which ones will serve you, and which you should avoid.

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Line of Defense: How to Combat Your College Debt

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So you’ve graduated from college and landed yourself that dream job you’ve been working towards all these years. Unfortunately, those big paychecks might not go as far when you have a crushing student loan hanging over you. The most important thing you can do to combat this situation is to make a plan for how to deal with your student debt.

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achieving success...

Achieving success in college requires 3 key ingredients

  • 1: planning
    use planning for success to develop a plan using heirarchical blocks to achieve anything you would like to be


  • 2: discipline
    planning means nothing if you don't have the discipline to achieve the plan. You need a foundation of physical, educational, social and spiritural disciplines in order to achieve success


  • 3: execution
    to maximize your efforts and energy, you need to execute your plan using time management in order to achieve what needs to be done and more importantly, recognize your accomplishments to build the motivation to continue your plan for success.

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GETTING READy. . .

Some tips on preparing yourself for college and graduate school

  • buy used textbooks:
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  • find student notes and guide:
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  • connecting electronically:
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  • solve transportation needs:
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  • dorm decor:
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Do you need money for college or other higher education (i.e., private student loans and other student loans)? Simply consult our student financial aid charts to find financial aid information for undergraduates, graduate students, parents of students and continuing education students.

Our financial aid charts summarize the financial aid options that include scholarships, grants, work-study programs, student loans, PLUS loans, summary information about private student loans, home equity loans for education (introducing the "bank equity program" for financing college) and other student aid options.

We also have a number of student loan tools and tips to help manage your financing. Start with our financial aid reviews for starting a college budget, reducing college costs, understanding the financial aid process, calculating borrowing costs, downloading our tools, reviewing the financial aid process, viewing student income ideas and much more. Our aid tips include a set of questions that address financial aid issues.

And when you are ready to apply for student loans and other financial aid, make a simple click to get matched with the right financing source for your needs.

We've posted a number of financial aid articles that delve deep into financial aid planning. Be sure to visit our student library for smart financial aid decisions...