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Buying a Used Car

Transportation is a simple part of everyday life for the average college student. Maybe your campus has access to buses or a metro station or maybe you have access to a car. At some point, though, you will likely need a car, and the car...

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Sticking to a Budget

  Sticking to a budget isn’t the easiest task in the world. It seems as if there is always some temptation that breaks the bank. While these temptations will never disappear, here are a few tips and tricks to help you stick to your budget.   Create a...

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Summer Travel Safety Tips

With the summer travel season underway, it’s time to start packing your bags and wallet to make sure you’re ready for that exciting trip. Whether you will be taking a family vacation to an exotic island or traveling east to visit friends, it’s important to...

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The Summer Job Hunt

Your summer plans may include binging on Netflix, tanning at the pool, or heading up north, but maybe it’s time to think about a summer job. Summer jobs are a great way to earn money, but they will also teach you invaluable lessons such as...

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Eating Around Campus

Eating on college campuses can be challenging, but eating off campus can present its own set of unique problems. Students are spending their money on tuition, room, and board—and now food. All universities offer various meal plans, but these meal plans are not always the...

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The Cost for Studying Abroad

Any college student that loves to travel fantasizes about studying abroad. The idea of traveling to a foreign country appeals to a wide variety of students. While studying abroad can be exciting, fascinating, and eye-opening, students should be cautious before flying halfway across the world. ...

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Make Money Being a Beta Tester

Beta Testing - Get paid having fun! I can’t count how many times I’ve heard some of my friends say, “I really want to make some money, but I just don’t have time for a job.” While this may be an excuse for some people, it...

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The Cost of Graduation Parties

For seniors, it’s that time of the year. Graduation parties are on the calendar! Here are some tips to keep a handle on the expense.   High school graduation parties are only becoming more elaborate and expensive, so here are four things to keep in mind when you’re planning...

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Check This Out – Prepping for College 101

Heading to college is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time in a teenager’s life. While there are so many lifestyle things to consider before move-in day, it’s also important to keep your finances in mind. To take financial responsibility, think of these three main necessities....

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Available Scholarships You Might Not Know About

The cost of tuition can be overwhelming, and there’s no way to sugarcoat it. Sure, financial aid and merit scholarships can help, but that likely won’t cover all the costs. This is where outside scholarships come into the picture. Catholic Vantage is the perfect place...

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Five Tips to Keep Hackers at Bay

I have always heard stories about data theft and hacking, but this past week made me question how safe my data actually is. This week, I had to submit a video project to my Spanish teacher. The file was large, so I needed to use...

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Check This Out – Cash vs Credit

Cash vs. Credit - Which is better? Spending becomes such a habitual part of life that it can be easy to loose sight of your spending methods. However, in order to be financially responsible, it’s important to analyze your money patterns. This way, you can minimize...

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Check This Out – Filing for FAFSA

The idea of paying for college can seen overwhelming, and before you know it, dollar signs are adding up. College is expensive-that’s not a lie-but there are ways to manage the cost. FACT OR MYTH There’s a common myth that out-of-state tuition is inherently unaffordable. While the...

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Check This Out – A Night At The Movies

With the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and the heightened anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, heading to the movies seems to be the norm this holiday season. While going to movies can be a fun option to spend time with friends...

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Dec 01 2015

$1,200 for coffee? Who does that?

 It's 6:45 AM on a Tuesday in December. It's twelve degrees outside, and you can see the snow starting to fall gently on the once green grass. You get into your car and crank the heat up as you’re driving to school. On the way...

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