Monthly Archives: October 2012

Did you say candy?

It feels like summer ended yesterday and yet we are fast approaching the end of October. This means Halloween is right around the corner. As an adult, I have come to love Halloween more now than when I was a… Continue reading

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Standing up

Earlier this week, I attended an event here at Wells Fargo to hear Ben Cohen speak about his Standup Foundation, which is dedicated to anti-bullying and removing homophobia from sports. In support of LGBT History Month and Bullying Prevention Month,… Continue reading

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I’d rather watch Family Guy…

October signals the official start of the college application season. High school students are gathering information, narrowing down choices and making decisions on where to apply. College nights/fairs will start popping up in your area. These are organized events where… Continue reading

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Talking credit with your kids

There are all kinds of money-related subjects to cover with your kids before sending them off to college: the importance of saving, budgeting, managing a bank account, etc. And if their eyes are glazing over in boredom at these topics,… Continue reading

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Focus on “free” money

When it comes to paying for college, put the hunt for scholarships at the top of your priority list. Even if you’re not a superstar student or athlete, there are still scholarships out there. They may not be huge, but… Continue reading

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Considering Loan Consolidation?

For those of you who found it necessary to finance your education with Student Loans, it may be beneficial to explore your private student loan consolidation options. The benefits can be significant: You can simplify your bill paying. No need… Continue reading

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Painless ways to potentially save money

Hang on. This isn’t going to be a post about how fun it is to “shop” in your friends’ closet, scour the internet for coupons, or cook at home (all good ways to save money, by the way). Sometimes there… Continue reading

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College Search Reality Check

Selecting a college may seem like the biggest decision of your life. Well, you’ll make a lot of big decisions. Here are five viewpoints to help you keep things in perspective: 1) A top-ranked school doesn’t put you on top… Continue reading

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Get Smart About Credit

Before college, the only report I was concerned about was my report card. It would be my ticket to a great college and eventually a great career. Turning in assignments for points, and monitoring my grades was my strategy for… Continue reading

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