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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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RUN with your PASSION: How exercise can make a difference

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever participated in a physical activity that raised money or awareness for a cause you care about? In a recent Student Health 101 survey, more than 75 percent...
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Budgeting for the year ahead: Track, spend, and save

Rate this article and enter to winNow a senior at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst Illinois, Jessica W. grew up in a well-to-do neighborhood. Her mother, a single parent, earned just enough to provide Jessica...
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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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Fight the urge to splurge: 7 ways to avoid monster spending

Rate this article and enter to winIn December, many events and celebrations take place, and this can make spending seem attractive, even necessary. Plus, for some, shopping is a way to escape the grind...
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Thrifty Threads: How students dress well and spend less

Rate this article and enter to winHaving a hard time dressing without stressing about debt? Four inspired undergrads demo how it’s done.Bianca CooperFourth-year undergraduate majoring in environmental biology at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland“I...
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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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Building blocks for budget-friendly meals

Rate this article and enter to winAre you so busy that it feels like there’s barely time for eating, let alone planning meals and cooking? Katelyn J., a junior at the University of Nebraska...
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Keep your weekend busy…but free

Rate this article and enter to winAs students, we’re constantly told to save, manage, and budget our money. There are so many things that can get in the way of doing so, but the...
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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...