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What are Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are both forms of financial aid. When you complete your FAFSA, you school may offer you loans. Loans aren't free money....

Don’t Get Buried by Student Loan Debt

When we talk to students, we usually ask if they are taking out loans. Entirely too often students say "I don't have loans. FAFSA...

Tips for Writing a Resume

I have looked at a bunch of resumes over the years hiring for different jobs. Here is some of my best advice for you. Capitalize...

Cell Phone Etiquette

It's easy to take your cell phone for granted. It's this tiny computer that lives in your pocket that you probably look at too...

Why Write a Cover Letter?

Yay! You’ve found a job that you want to apply for. Now you have to write a cover letter. Why write a cover letter? Great question!...

What should you do with your Pell Grant refund?

What is the Pell Grant? The Pell Grant is a federal grant that helps low income students pay for college. This money is sent by...

How to Save $$$ on Textbooks

Textbooks can be really expensive. How can you save some money? Here are a couple of ideas: Check eBay or Amazon. - Rachael Some...

How do you Handle Holiday Stress

The holidays can be very stressful. It seems like everyone is spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with their family. You may feel pressured to spend...

Formatting a Cover Letter

You've already found a job to apply for and you've started working on three paragraphs of your cover letter. Now let's start typing the...

Writing a Cover Letter

Starting to write a cover letter can be very intimidating. Let's break it down step-by-step. 1. Look at the job posting Before you fire up Microsoft...

This One Simple Trick Will Help You Do Better in School

Did you know that students who slept seven hours each night during the exam period scored nearly 10 percent higher than those of students...

Can’t afford a car, how about a bike?

If you're looking for a quick, low cost way to get around, a bike is ideal! You don't need an expensive bike to get...

Social Media Etiquette

According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers check out social media accounts before making hiring decisions. Kaplan Test Prep claims that 35% of school admissions...

Mental Illness: It’s Not All in Your Head

Did you know that up to 80 percent of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to approximately 18-22 percent of...

Toxic Stress and Foster Youth

What is toxic stress? You can read more about toxic stress here, but to sum it up toxic stress occurs when children are exposed to...

What to do When You Get Sick

Sometimes, despite your best efforts,  getting sick is unavoidable. When you’re feeling under the weather, it’s best to know understand your symptoms to identify...

Why Am I Sick All the Time?!

Feel like you're sick all the time? It's not your imagination. Exposure to high levels of stress can make you more susceptible to getting...