Monthly Archives: October 2010

Livin’ the debt free life!

One of the scariest words to me is “debt”! *Jaws music plays in the background* Seriously, being in too much debt is a looming, scary thing that everyone should try to climb out of or just avoid. While I don’t… Continue reading

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A get out of debt plan

Obviously we want all our readers to be financially savvy, which is why we talk with you about having a plan and sticking to your budget. Sometimes, though, folks don’t have the financial know-how they need before they get into… Continue reading

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Want that special item? It’s budget time!

You know those days when you walk by a display window and something catches your eye? There’s a small voice in your head that says, “You HAVE to get that! You were BORN to wear that!” Yeah, that voice gets… Continue reading

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Save up before you buy

A 50-inch flat-screen TV, an adorable modern sofa, a fully functional automobile…we all have certain items on our shopping list with a heftier price tag (OK, you guessed right — those are all on mine). Whether it’s a need or… Continue reading

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Need or want, now or later?

We all know there’s the battle between needs vs. wants when it comes to spending. But even once you’ve distinguished between the two there are ways to ensure you’re making smart decisions when it comes to the “needs.” Sometimes it’s… Continue reading

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Got expensive hobbies?

Sigh. Yeah, me too. Okay, so here’s the skinny. I do have hobbies that can be…well, dangerous on the pocket book. For example, I love snowboarding! Luckily, it’s free on Stagecoach Island®, but in real life the costs can add… Continue reading

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Luxury dorms — what do you think?

Okay, so I’m a little behind the times. I missed some hoopla from last year about the luxury dorm rooms being offered at a few colleges across the country. I actually started thinking about luxury dorms in relation to a… Continue reading

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Education: How do you pay for it?

The future is something we tend to think about as an ideal state, right? You see an end vision of what you want to become your reality. For example, I like to think about myself in shape enough to run… Continue reading

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What do I want to be when I grow up?

That’s such a big question! I always used to think it as a kid, and had a really long list of things I wanted to be: ballerina, movie star, astronaut, clothing designer, director. Of course, then I had to figure… Continue reading

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A sick survival guide

Being sick is never a picnic, but it’s even worse when you’re in college. And I’m just talking your common colds and stomach flu here — nothing major. That first time you get sick can be tough — dorms and… Continue reading

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