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College Money Management

If you've never been responsible for handling your finances before, college is the perfect time to start learning. Money management may be difficult at first but you'll definitely learn the difference between impulse purchases and solid investments. College jobs will certainly aid in your financial stability and you may not be so willing to blow your hard-earned cash on just anything. This will be great practice for when you're out in the real world after graduation.

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Money Management for the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year. But it's also the time you'll do the most spending in the span of a single month. Read on for some tips on money mangament for the holiday season.

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From College Student to Entrepreneur

Learn the insider secrets of former and current students who found ways to make fast money, and in some cases, start their own businesses on campus.

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Let's Get Ready to Rumble -- Academic Style

Getting bored with those predictable scholarship applications and essays? CB Teen has the solution: academic competitions that are big on fun and prizes.

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Be Student Money Management Smart -- Check Your Credit Report

Do you know what's on your credit report? Get a free copy of your credit report at this cool site.

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A Start to Money Smarts

Check out a few financial tips from money-saving experts.

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Cosmetics for College Cash

Students find innovative ways to earn college cash with cosmetics.

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Balancing Act: School and Work

Finding a college job doesn't have to be stressful. While you may have to compromise a little, effectively balancing a job and school is ultra doable. Check out how one college student managed to balance the two...

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Managing Money at College

Learning how to manage your money at college could be your key to a stress-free college life.

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College Spending Habits: Spend Wisely... or Else!

Develop the kind of college spending habits and credit card usage that will make the 'rents proud.

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Gimme a Break (On Tuition!)

Some colleges are helping students afford college tuition by eliminating it altogether.

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College Tuition Inflation Nation

The best way to combat college tuition inflation is to check out 529 pre-paid tuition plans.

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Designer College Life

Tips on how to live within your means at college, but still be stylish doing so!

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From Cash Management to Credit Savvy

Carrying plastic may be more convenient than handling a wallet bulging with bills, but watch your bank account!

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Turning the Corner: From College Student To Biz Whiz

College life can be tough. Put the right wheels in motion and it's possible to start a business while at college.

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Seven Ways to Combine Studies with Part-Time Job Success

For college-bound students looking to work a part-time job while attending classes, here are seven suggestions about how to manage both.

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A College Investment Strategy

An economics professor offers insight into getting the best return on your college investment.

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Tales of the Cool and Courageous

Did you know that Jane Pratt started Sassy magazine when she was 25-years-old? Or that Jerry Yang, the creator of Yahoo!, founded his company when he was only 29? So what do these young entrepreneurs have that you don't? Nothing -- except the determination to make things happen.

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The Benefits of Earning Cash for College

With no extra money and four children younger than I, I knew my parents could not afford to send me to college. In addition to applying for scholarships, I would have to work.

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Cash Crunch: Budget Your Bucks

Check out these must-see tips for monitoring your budget.

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College Students and Credit Cards: Armed With Plastic and Not Afraid to Use It

If granted the power to see into the future, many college students would think twice before saying, "Charge it!" Had I seen what was to come, I would have handled my credit cards differently.

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College Fashion on a Budget

Before you hit the mall, check out these tips for saving -- and making! -- cash on clothing.

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Cool College Gigs

Check out this blast from CB Teen past! Three college students discuss their unusual -- and very cool -- part-time jobs.

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Early Out

My journey to graduating early -- a year early -- has taught me how to commit to goals, manage time, and at the same time, maintain a social life.

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Cash Crunch: Learning How to Budget and Save

The CollegeBound Network spoke to Eve McDowell, chief sales and customer fulfillment executive for NetBank, for advise on how to save and budget during college.

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10 Coolest Campus Jobs

For most college students, balancing books and a part-time job is reality. Of course, if you cannot bear the thought of spending the next four years asking, "Would you like fries with that?" you'll be happy to know there are several options for cool campus jobs.

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Where Did All My Money Go?

Being a college student means dealing with the ever disappearing dollar. Before your wallet empties out, follow these tips for budgeting basics and thrifty alternatives.

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College Student Budget Basics

My decision between a noodle buffet and a greasy, overpriced burger required me to apply some budgeting principles I've picked up over the years. Bottom line: "Your whole life is a budget."

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Earning College Credit

Carolyn Schallom heard horror stories about college students running up excessive credit card debt, so she decided not to apply for a credit card. But a few months into her freshman year, she changed her mind.

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Here are ten tips, courtesy of Bankrate.com's Dani Arthur, for keeping yourself safe from identity theft.

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Credit Card Debt: The $3,000 Dictionary

I'm not a person who takes things too seriously. I always see the positive side of negative situations, but my credit card debt had left me despondent.

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Cash Crunch: Learn How to Save and Spend

Check out some neat programs -- and student tips! -- that will help you learn how to spend and save the right way.

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Be Credit Card Savvy

With a simple swipe of plastic a $50 pair of jeans can easily cost over a hundred. Read on and learn how to ward off sky-high interest rates...

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Don't Be a Victim: Up Your ID Theft IQ

Read on for some real-life tales and real useful tips on how to avoid ID theft...

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Begging for College Cash

Ever since Karyn Bosnak paid off her $20,000 credit card debt by begging for cash on SaveKaryn.com, students have been following her lead. But unlike Karyn, these scholars aren't raising money to afford their Starbucks lattes, Gucci purses, and BCBG tops--they need help finding college cash.

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Top 10 Reasons to Pursue a Work-Study Job

When you think about what you hope to gain from your college experience, debt probably doesn't jump to mind. But there's good news -- state and federal work-study programs give students the opportunity to earn rather than borrow to finance their education.

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College Money Matters: A Guide to Smart Spending

You need a plan for making the most of your college cash. Here are some tips to get you started on spending your money smarter.

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Seven Lessons From Seven College Jobs

I was only in it for the extra cash, so getting more out of a college job than a minimum-wage paycheck surprised me.

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Wanna Play? Then You've Gotta Pay!

When referring to a college education you often hear the term "higher learning." When it comes to college, the education isn't the only thing that's "higher" so is the price. Along with tuition you'll have dorm fees, a meal plan, books, and many other expenses that may pop up unexpectedly. Now I bet your wondering, "Where will I find the cash to party?"

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5 Easy Ways to Cash-In During Your College Experience

It might be difficult to find a job during these economic hard times, but there are some out there. Here are five fun college jobs that enhance your social life, school life, and finances.

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College Textbooks Too Costly?

With students spending about $1,000 on textbooks each year and textbook prices rising faster than the rate of inflation, it's time to take advantage of some clever alternatives to traditional book-buying.

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15 Ways You Can Save on Textbooks This Year

College tuition is high enough without factoring in a grand for books. Before you fork over the dough, check out these ways to save on textbooks this year.

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College Savings & Taxes

There are more ways to save for college than taking a paper route. Check out these tax credits, deductions, and college savings plans, all of which can help your family foot the bill for higher ed.

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College Couponing: Clip and Save Tips for Students on a Budget

The term "broke college student" has taken on a whole new meaning in the economic downturn. In fact, some students are turning to an activity typically not associated with college life -- couponing.

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