Monthly Archives: April 2007

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10 tips to maintain your sanity during finals

At times I find myself longing to be in a classroom rather than a cubicle. Then the end of the semester rolls around—finals week!—and the feeling dissipates. During eight rounds of exams, I picked up a couple of studying tricks… Continue reading

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Fat envelope, skinny envelope, or no envelope at all

Most of our posts last week revolved around environmental protection. All of that reverence to our planet got me thinking about the time-honored tradition of college acceptance letters. Back in my day (ahem, 1989) there were two types of envelopes… Continue reading

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Teach Children to Save Day

Today is National Teach Children to Save Day . I could use this day. My stepdaughter, a college sophomore, recently asked if she could close her savings account. "All I do is transfer money out of it," she reasoned. Funny. Sad…. Continue reading

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In memoriam

This week was a tough one. The news of Monday’s Virginia Tech  massacre still has me reeling, even more so as I watch shocking details unfold on the news. Young Barbara, my colleague and a recent grad, is having a… Continue reading

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Junk day

We recently had "junk day" in my neighborhood. If you’re not familiar, it’s that glorious day where you can put darn near anything you want to get rid of out at your curb, and the nice recycling  people will come… Continue reading

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Digitally speaking

When Staci came home from BlogHer, she brought a lot of new vocabulary with her. My personal favorite (solely because it gives me a new way to tease her about her age) is the term "digital immigrant." If you haven’t… Continue reading

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The Swedish times are a-changin’

Last week I was in Minneapolis for a work meeting and managed to squeeze in a quick trip to the Swedish home furnishing giant, IKEA® . I love IKEA—and have since the early 1990s. Like many recent college grads, my first… Continue reading

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It’s not easy being green

In anticipation of Earth Day —Sunday, April 22—this week The Student LoanDown and other Wells Fargo blogs have an environmental focus. A bank and the environment—does the connection seem unlikely? Actually, it’s not such a stretch—but you might be surprised to… Continue reading

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Some leadership roles aren’t worth the resume boost

"Get involved." That piece of advice has likely been thrown at you hundreds of times during your high school career. It’s usually a great way to meet people and learn time management. Plus, it’s one of the traditional scholarship tips …. Continue reading

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