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College Debt: Keep It in Check

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jun 26, 2015 8:59:56 AM

Move over credit cards – college debt is now the No. 1 source of consumer debt in America, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Topics: Student Loans, Money Management, Financial Education, Debt, College

Essay Help! Tips for Writing a College Application Essay

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Getting into a good college takes a lot of hard work and dedication. One of the last hurdles to admission is the application essay – and it's a great opportunity for you to shine. Here are some tips to help you create an application essay that gives you the best chance at getting into your top school.

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Topics: Student Loans

Finding and Applying for College Scholarships

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Jul 26, 2012 3:11:00 PM

by:  Laura Edgar is a senior writer for, a personal finance website dedicated to promoting financial literacy.

Scholarships are an excellent way to pay for college, but they’re not easy to get. You may have heard that millions of dollars of scholarship money go unclaimed every year. Here are two problems with that fact, according to First, it’s based on a 30-year-old study, and second, most of the unused money in question came from employer tuition assistance programs, meaning that extra money probably isn’t accessible to you anyway. It gets worse. With the weak economy and budget crunches at most colleges, there’s less money available for people to give, and more people in need of scholarships than ever before. Sure, it’s tough out there, but don’t let that discourage you! Your odds are still good if you do your research, apply for scholarships that are an especially good fit, and take the application seriously. Here are a few tips for applying and searching to get you started.

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Topics: Student Loans

College Application Process and Financial Aid Checklist

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Jul 24, 2012 2:51:00 PM

The college application and financial aid process has gotted so complicated and intertwined, you need a calendar checklist to keep up with it!
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Topics: Student Loans

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