Three Financial Realities that Every Student Should Prepare For

Most professional adults look back on their student years with reverence. They esteem the days of binge watching their favourite series, the nights spent partying, the friends, the fun, and the freedom. In hindsight, it seems like a paradisiacal existence, yet it’s important to remember that most of us have a habit of seeing the past through rose-tinted spectacles. The friends, the fun, and the freedom...
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Fun Party Ideas That’ll Save You Money (Without the Guests Knowing It)

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There are few things in life more uncomfortable than seeing a party host trying hard to save money. They are basically saying, “Have a great time – just so long as it doesn’t cost me much money!” It gets awkward. I once was at a party where the host was obsessive about people keeping one disposable cup through the entire night. Many guests felt like they were at work. The host kept an eagle...
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How to Save Money on Your Next Car Purchase

So you are looking to buy a new car, but want to make sure you get the best possible value for money. Following a few simple rules will help you save money. Money Matters The first and probably best tip for saving money on your next car purchase is to, if you possibly can, pay cash for your car. This way you will avoid finance repayment charges that can really ramp up the overall price of the purchase. Even...
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How to Score Sweet Deals on Sweet Treats

Everyone loves candy, am I right?! That’s a rhetorical question. Of course everyone loves candy. That’s thanks to the reptilian portion of our brain. The reptilian portion of our brain is slow to the party. Basically, it thinks we’re still living in caves. It still commands us to choose our food based on its calorie count. Greasy meat? Good! That has a lot of calories. Candy? Good! Many calories....
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How to Maintain a Car That Rarely Gets Driven

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Cars cost a lot to operate. According to AAA, it costs 59.2 cents per mile to operate a mid-sized car. So perhaps you’re giving driving a rest. Maybe you’re working from home, taking public transportation, walking or riding a bicycle everywhere. Good for you. But if you still own a car, it’s important to keep it in good working order. If you let it just sit, you’re likely to get just as many...
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