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college student survival guide

The Broke Canadian College Student Survival Guide: Five Penny-Pinching Tips

Whether you’re currently working on your degree or are thinking about going back to school, there’s no denying that money’s tight when you’re a student. Even though some Canadian colleges offer affordable tuition, the fact remains that students today need to keep their budgets as trim as possible. Between the difficulties of finding steady work […]

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How to Be a Frugal Spender While Getting Your MBA

  College may be expensive, but it’s also an investment in your future.  Education opens up doors that might well remain closed without a degree. The paradox of obtaining a higher degree without starving to death is simply to learn to live frugally. Many rich people live very frugal lives, and that is one of […]

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Saving vs Borrowing for a Major Purchase

Neither a borrower nor a lender be goes the ancient proverb. In an ideal world most of us probably would rather not borrow, but the reality is that some purchases just seem to require it, particularly the larger ones. If you were brought up on such ideas as ‘you shouldn’t buy what you can’t afford,’ […]

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5 Strategies for Managing Student Loan Debt After Graduation

Graduating students who have taken out student loans are often in for a bit of a surprise soon after graduation. Reality starts to sink in once you receive your first student loan bill in the mail. The average amount of student loan debt is in the $33,000 range and 1 in 5 students graduate owing […]

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