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Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Take the fear out of financial aid: Learn how to manage loans and grants

Rate this article and enter to winGreat news: There are many ways to pay for school. In fact, about 64 percent of respondents to a recent Student Health 101 survey said they have a combination of...
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Motivation fail?: 6 ways to fix it

Rate this article and enter to winDo you hit the snooze button time after time? Or start your assignments the night before they’re due? We all have habits we’d be happy to kick. One...
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Take charge of your credit: What it means and how to make it stronger

Rate this article and enter to winCollege is a great time to start building a credit history. Whether you have good credit, are looking for ways to improve it, or have no idea what...
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20 ways to manage your money when you don’t have much

Rate this article and enter to winIf you think you’re especially horrible at managing money—you’re not. And if you think students are especially horrible at managing money—they’re not. In fact, our entire species is...
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The 10-dollar challenge: How to eat healthfully on a budget

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’re like many students, you need to stretch your dollars when it comes to food. Here’s a challenge: Make 10 dollars worth of groceries into enough meals...
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Spend smart: 8 Steps to a budget that sticks

Rate this article and enter to winWhere does the money go? What happens to the missing socks? To one of these questions, you can finally get the answer. The college years are typically our...
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Swipe or no swipe?: 5 practical tips for using credit cards

Rate this article and enter to winWhen the cashier asked Lindsey M., a recent graduate of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, if she wanted to apply for a credit card and receive 10...
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How to pay for school when you can’t

Rate this article and enter to winPaying for college sure can induce a sense-of-humor failure. But at Student Health 101 we had to find an upside, so here it is: The cost of higher...
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10 tips for having a blast on a budget

Rate this article and enter to winIf you think you’re the only one with a tight budget, think again! In a recent Student Health 101 survey, 50 percent of respondents said their approximate weekly budget for...
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The beginner’s guide to budgeting

Rate this article and enter to winOne of the great things about a new school year is that it’s much like New Year’s-you get the chance for a fresh start. That’s why it’s crucial...