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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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January 30, 2012

Mom or Dad as College Student: Why You’re a Great Example for Your Kids

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Since I’ve had kids, I’ve cleaned up my act. OK—my act was never that unclean to begin with, but what I mean is that just about everything I do or say in front of my two impressionable young ones first starts with me asking myself these two questions: If either of my kids repeats this/retells […]

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