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Preparing for Your Future

Between classes, coursework and other school-related responsibilities, finding the time for a part-time job can be difficult. But when you add in the extra expenses for textbooks, rent, groceries and other items you’ll need to survive while taking classes, you’ll probably need one. Even …

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Many workers will be seeking a raise this year. According to a new survey from Glassdoor.com, a lot of workers will look for a fresh start this year if things don’t go their way. The study of 900 workers of various ages revealed that 35 percent will explore …

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If you’re not a rich person who has (or pretends to have) an inside track on the next “great” stock, you might think you’re out of the investing game. Not so fast. You’ll have to do the homework, but it doesn’t take a million dollars or …

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Creating a budget doesn’t mean you can’t spend money, so don’t stop reading yet. Most people cringe at the word “budget,” but it really can be a comforting tool to ensure your money is in order. Essentially, a budget is a plan …

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You’re walking down the street, stop to tie your shoes, and what do you know — a pretty $20 bill is just lying there, looking for a new wallet to call home. What do you do? Spend it right away? Save it for a rainy day? Chances are …

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As I was purchasing my $5 Starbucks coffee at the end of my junior year of college, it hit me: After graduation, I’d be in $10,000 worth of debt. I still didn’t know what kind of job I’d have, or how long it …

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Remember the Beatle’s hit “All You Need is Love?” A good song, but it’s not true. When two people love each other and want to get married, they also need a mutual understanding about personal finances. After all, finances are the leading cause of …

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Think you’re too young to be saving money? Feh! Don’t fall for these common myths. “I don’t need to save now because I don’t have any expenses.” The fact that you don’t have any living expenses makes this …

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You might hear stories from your parents about how they worked their way through college, but consider this: In 1979, one credit hour at Michigan State University cost $24.50 – or the wages from 8.44 hours of work at the minimum wage of $2.90 an hour. Today, it …

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When I first moved to Manhattan I shared an apartment with a roommate who was an absolute nightmare. After surviving that ordeal, I decided that my next apartment would need to be roommate-free. I was worried that tackling rent and bills on my own would leave me perpetually cash …

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