Monthly Archives: May 2012

Giving Memorial Day thanks

Howdy folks! I am looking forward to this long Memorial Day weekend as I am sure you are—it’s the first true sign that summer is around the corner! Here in New York, the weekend also signals the start of the… Continue reading

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Ignorance isn’t bliss

When I saw this article recently in my morning newspaper, I was not surprised. And I was surprised. All in the first sentence. Here’s the part that did not surprise me: “Nearly 40 percent of Iowa State University students underestimated… Continue reading

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Health insurance is important!

You’re about to graduate. And questions keep popping up in your mind: Will I get a job? Will I have to move? Was majoring in Folklore and Mythology really the best choice? With all of these things to consider, health… Continue reading

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Tudo bom!

Tudo bom! Summer is just around the corner. If you’re like me, one thing I always look forward to is taking a summer vacation. I recently took my summer vacation a littler earlier and went to Rio de Janeiro. When… Continue reading

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Saving from your summer jobs

Summer employment is a great way to boost your savings and/or build an emergency fund. While temptation exists to spend your summer earnings, saving as much money as possible will give you greater comfort and allow you to plan for… Continue reading

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Staycations: enjoying summer without breaking the bank

Oh, summer! Don’t we love it? It’s the best time go on a nice vaycay or just spend some fun time with friends and family. It’s the one time of year where everyone can head outside, enjoy the sun, and—if… Continue reading

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Summer school. Are you in or what?

With finals week looming over, it’s hard to think about going to school again during summertime. But here’s the thing, summer school can actually be one of the smartest, most beneficial things you can do for yourself while preparing for… Continue reading

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Your after-graduation “action plan”

High school graduation is almost here, and May can be the world’s busiest month for you seniors, but I have to ask—do you have a plan for after graduation? You know, something to keep you organized so you’re fully prepared… Continue reading

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Summer jobs: learning from the experience

Everyone has had a job in their past that they consider to be their worst, right? Mine was the summer between my freshman and sophomore year in high school, at a fly-infested fireworks stand on the edge of my hometown… Continue reading

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