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April 2, 2012

First Generation American Students

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Back in December, I wrote a post about my wonderfully diverse neighborhood and the interesting people of all different heritages who live around me. One of those families is from India, and they have a young son that my children enjoy playing with. As we ride scooters and play soccer in the yard, it’s been […]

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March 26, 2012

8 Tips to Get out of College Debt Free

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Yes, it’s possible to get out college without student loans – if you’re willing to work, save, and be resourceful. Why am I so sure? Because I did it myself! When I went off to Colorado State, I was a practical, numbers-oriented girl (still am) and the word “loans” gave me cold sweats. As much […]

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March 7, 2012

Spring Break: Budget-Minded and Family-Friendly Ideas

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When I was in college at CSU, some friends and I spent one spring break hanging out in Fort Collins, jealous of our peers who were heading to Mazatlan and other warm destinations. That week ended up being one of my favorite college memories, and one of my friends declared proudly to anyone who would […]

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February 13, 2012

8 Tips for Writing a Killer Scholarship Essay

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With many scholarship application deadlines around the corner (including the FRCC Foundation Scholarship), now seems a perfect time to offer tips for writing a compelling scholarship essay, which can mean the difference between getting a scholarship and not. I sat down with Ryan McCoy of the FRCC Foundation to get some of his dos and […]

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