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Graduates – Use Summer to Learn How to Avoid College Fail Points

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you are going on to college in the fall, don’t let summer roll by without doing some preparation work to help you avoid typical college fail points. Time to find out. Talk to any alumni you may know (hint parents, cousins, that kid that went off to college last year) to see what they know about it.

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How to Graduate College Without Being Broke

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The same kind of over thinking tends to infect financial advice, as well, especially when it’s doled out to college students who are desperate to come up with ways to make a few extra bucks between studying for exams and balancing their social lives. Related posts: 5 Ways to Trim Your Budget For Your Child’s College Fund.

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10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

Family Balance Sheet

Were you a high school or college tennis star? Some people don’t have time or don’t like to bake but would love to buy home-baked cookies and treats. Part-Time Job. I just ran into a mom from my kids’ school that picked up a part-time waitress job to supplement their income. Are you Crafty?

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Alternatives to Student Loans to Fund Your Education

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When I was in high school , I worked two (sometimes three) jobs so that I could go to college. Many students think that they can’t work, because school takes up a lot of their time. Few students have so little free time that they can’t work at least part-time. Drop Some Courses. Career Tips'

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10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

Family Balance Sheet

Were you a high school or college tennis star? Some people don’t have time or don’t like to bake but would love to buy home-baked cookies and treats. Part-Time Job. I just ran into a mom from my kids’ school that picked up a part-time waitress job to supplement their income. Are you Crafty?

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Meet a Reader | Gretchen from Oregon

The Frugal Girl

I can remember quite a few years in college and grad school when my part-time jobs juuuuust barely covered my expenses (and sometimes not even that!) I don’t know how I heard about Katy’s blog first! How did you become interesting in saving money? I think I first got interested in money by … not having any!

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What Money Advice Would You Give Yourself If You Could Go Back in Time

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

These were my college years, when I made lots of stupid decisions. When I’d do things like take out student loans even though I had a full-tuition scholarship and a sweet part-time job in the university cafeteria. The “what were you thinking?” Or put yet another trip to Las Vegas on the credit card.

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