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Monthly Archives: January 2008
It’s the end of the month, so I wanted to update you on my unique savings plan. Since January 10, I’ve saved $19 that would’ve been spent in the cafeteria vending machine. It’s not as high as I thought it… Continue reading
As an Iowan, I had the privilege of participating in our “first in the nation” presidential caucus a couple weeks ago. This was actually my very first caucus. It’s the first time I’ve lived in Iowa during a presidential election… Continue reading
It arrived in late December: a legal-sized envelope from my alma mater . At first, I thought it was just the usual fundraising letter, but then I saw the bolded, capped outer envelope message: CLASS AGENT LETTER ENCLOSED! To quote Liz… Continue reading
No, I’m not talking about your Facebook status (“Barbara Raus is writing a blog post”). I’m talking about your school status. Are you attending full-time, half-time, or less than half-time? Your ability to qualify for certain types of financial aid… Continue reading
Each morning I make the journey from my desk to the cafeteria where I purchase my breakfast — a 20 oz. Diet Coke . Certainly not what champions are made of, but it gets me going. Recently, I’ve been paying closer… Continue reading
In recent weeks, several colleges have followed Harvard University’s lead in reducing tuition costs for families below certain income levels. Student loans are being replaced with increased grants — most of these funded by the schools’ endowments . Just yesterday, Yale… Continue reading