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5 Places to Shop on a College Budget

Like most college students on a budget, most of my money goes toward school tuition, school supplies, gas, and food, which leaves me with little to no money for pleasure activities such as my favorite, treating myself to new clothing every other week. However, I don’t let my limited budget stop my shopping habits. Despite limited funds, I have found a way to still shop regularly and you can too. Here are my five places I recommend you to shop while on a college budget:  Continue reading “5 Places to Shop on a College Budget”

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How to Create a Budget and Stick to It

Creating a budget is a very grown-up and often tedious task most college students would rather put off until entering the real world. However, avoiding this undertaking is costing students dearly, with 21% of college-aged kids admitting they can “barely keep up” with daily finances.

There are tons of tools designed to make managing money easier, and yet it can be overwhelming for students already consumed by class schedules and project deadlines. The truth is, budgeting is NOT rocket science and you don’t need fancy tutorials or a degree in finance to manage saving and spending. Follow these tips to take control of your money and set yourself up for success upon graduation.

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5 Things College Freshmen Need to Hear on Their First Day

The first day of college is thrilling. You’ve got your bags packed, your mind ready, and at least a few ideas about your first dorm room (hint: it will probably not be as cute as what you saw on Pinterest).

But it’s also an overwhelming and emotional time. Saying goodbye to your family; starting a new life, away from your friends; and living, sometimes, in a totally new environment can all be challenging. It’s a balancing act that almost every single freshman around you is facing. So if you’re dealing with that jumble of excitement and emotion today, here’s what I want to tell you: the five things freshman girls need to hear on their first day.

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How To Make the Most of Your First Week of College

So, you’ve moved in, said goodbye to the family, and are now living the independent lifestyle of a college student…but now what? The first week of college can be one of the best, worst, and most stressful weeks of the year. The stress of making new friends, fearing you’ll eat alone in the dining halls, finding your way around campus, and getting along with your roommate all seem dreadful, but trust me. If you go into this with a positive mindset and follow my tips you’ll be able to handle the first week like a pro.

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The Essential Guide to Dating in College

Many girls go into college with the expectation that dating will be a breeze and that they will leave with a ring on their finger. While that is definitely possible, the dating scene is not always easy to navigate. We talked to some girls who have been in your shoes, as well as some relationship experts to get the scoop on how to date in college.

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The College Girl’s Guide to Setting Goals

Whether you’re pumped to get back to school or wishing for 3 more weeks of summer, there’s something so special about the beginning of a new school year. Motivated to make this year the best year yet? Start off strong by being more intentional about achieving your goals than ever before! These six steps will help you set lofty goals and identify the actionable steps to help you achieve them. Plus, download my goal setting worksheet to follow along.

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8 Things Every Healthy College Girl Needs

Being a freshman in college can be pretty tough. I remember searching through Pinterest for hours trying to find the perfect dorm décor. Little did I know, half of the stuff I bought for my dorm room, I would never end up using! To this day, I still have pink bins full of excessive college dorm room décor sitting in my parents’ basement. It’s important that you buy the stuff you actually need – not just the cute stuff you happen to pass by in Target!

If you’re anything like me, one of your ultimate goals will be staying active and healthy while you’re in college. Avoiding the freshman 15 is essential if you’re a broke college student who can’t afford to buy bigger clothes!

In order to make your college life easier, I have put together a list of essential items that every fit college girl needs to get before she heads off to college!

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