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Income-Sharing Agreements: Studying the Pros and Cons

Income-sharing agreements, or ISAs, are controversial new offerings for students worried about their loan situation. The idea behind an ISA is that you go to college first, get your education, and outlay no upfront expenditures. However, critics claim there is a dark side to ISAs that make them a less desirable, or at least equally […]
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20 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable in 2020

What is the New Year but a never-ending drive to hold yourself accountable? Yes, at the end of each 365-day run, most of us will look at our lives, examine the gaps in where we want to be, and hatch plans we never stick to all in the hope of “perfecting” things by next Christmas. […]
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Reinvent Yourself During the New Year with These 18 Helpful Tips

The push to reinvent yourself hits with each New Year. And it doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you will probably get taken in by it. Sometimes the changes we push for are unnecessary. But other times, they’re the impetus we need to become what we were put here to be. In the […]
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Financial Literacy: 12 Tips to Master Before College Graduation

Financial literacy is one of the most important things to learn that isn’t being taught (regularly) in school. It’s really something that should be taken up in junior high and high school, yet many college graduates find themselves coming to the end of their run without knowing how to take care of their money. In […]
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College Social Life: What Students Must Know About Personal Growth and Making Friends

Your college social life may not be a top priority. After all, you attend college to get an education. But there’s more than one type of education and not prioritizing your social life is a missed opportunity. This is your chance to be challenged by ideas, exposed to new cultures, and grow as a person. […]
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Your College Town: 13 Ways to Get the Most from It

Life in a college town can be challenging until you get a feel for it. You may not be used to things like seasonal traffic flow, business hours, and other unforeseen surprises unique to the community. Things you’ve never had to experience anywhere else. In the following article, we’re going to provide some insight on […]
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10 Steps to Turn Yourself Into a Successful Student

A successful student doesn’t usually happen overnight. At least, not if you’re doing it right! See, becoming a success at anything is about life-long learning. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Before you understand how to do it, you need to first understand how not to. In the following articles, we’re going to give you […]
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13 Signs You Need a Change of Major

A change of major is a decision not to take lightly. Of course, it happens. And quite often. But before you decide to take that step, you need to thoroughly evaluate your decision to do so. In the following article, we’ll be doing just that. We’ll also be talking about why students decide to change […]
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How to Bounce Back from Failure

Learning how to bounce back from failure is one of the most important life skills that you’ll ever acquire. That’s because we all fail (or will fail) in life. Even the most successful people in their fields have many more failures on their record than successes. But with perseverance, the success you find at the […]
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17 Professional Behaviors Students Can Start Now to Attract Employers

Professional behaviors are a set of guidelines for how one is to act and interact in the performance of their duties, whatever those duties may be. But you don’t have to have a job – nor ever have had a job – to start using them to your advantage. When you’re in high school and […]
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