Monthly Archives: September 2012

Setting yourself up for midterm success

It may seem like the school year just started, but midterms are just around the corner. How can you prepare yourself to perform well on your first big tests of the year? Don’t miss class. No amount of studying is… Continue reading

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Registered to Vote?

When I was a kid, I would walk with my parents up the hill to vote in our neighbors’ garage. My parents would go to their separate cardboard booths and my sister and I would go over to miniature versions… Continue reading

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Are you ready for the test?

If you’re a high school junior, you know that prepping for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or ACT (originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) is going to be a big part of your year. Things have changed since your… Continue reading

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The financial surprises that can sneak up on your college bound child

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Chatzky, a blogger on our sister site Beyond Today®. Jean is a financial journalist working to help our community find solutions for financial issues of all stripes. In her post… Continue reading

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Asking for recommendations

If you’re a senior in the thick of college and scholarship applications, there’s one task you don’t want to leave until the last minute: asking for written recommendations. It’s very possible that your college application will need to include a… Continue reading

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First day on campus

To this day I can still remember my first day on campus at the University of Texas. I barely slept the night before in anticipation of the new adventure I was about to start…and excited to move out from under… Continue reading

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Lessons in credit

It seemed as if on the last day of high school, I was already receiving credit card offers in the mail. I had never considered having a credit card before and my parents had never brought it up before until… Continue reading

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Foreign Exchange

I’ve recently decided to forgo some savings and splurge on a trip later this fall. For me, a good recharge and mental break is worth splurging on. My brain is now on trip planning mode. After returning on my last… Continue reading

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