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Time Travel: How About Retiring?

group_friendsWait a minute... You're young! Why should you think about retirement already?

Well, wouldn't you—at some point—like to be finished with work or school and do what you want, when you want, and have the money to do it?

Wouldn't you like to retire early?

Well, here's the cold, hard reality: If you don't have a financial plan for later in life, you may wake up one day and realize you don't have the money to maintain your lifestyle, much less have a better lifestyle.

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How to Keep That Vacation Feeling Forever!

 

Gen_Y-Keep_That_Vacation_FeelingYes! Finally! After months of deadlines and a long list of tasks, stress and maybe even some sleepless nights, your vacation finally starts and you're FREE!

You have activated your automatic Out Of Office reply and, during your vacation, you are going to do absolutely nothing work- or school-related, and focus on renewing yourself with loads of positive energy.

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Becoming President of McBrain

 

geny_getting-things-doneHow to train your brain and get things done.

By Marjolijn deBoer, Guest Columnist


McBrain
Let's start with a little bit of fantasy: imagine that your brain is a big company. We'll call it the McBrain Company. McBrain workers come in all types and do their individual best to fulfil their different tasks. As the proud president of this tremendous company, you are responsible for everything concerning your employees, especially their well-being. It's a huge responsibility, but you do it every day!

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I Know How to Make a Decision! Or Do I?

 

Are you ever in doubt?are_you_a_doubter

  • Maybe
  • Who knows?
  • Sometimes, and sometimes not


Imagine this: Within the next six months, you will have to choose which college you'll attend and what exactly you want to study. Yikes!

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The "Feel Good" Factor of Saving Money!

 


saving-accountYou've heard all the doom and gloom reasons for saving money, such as:

  • You should save for rainy days.
  • You should save for emergencies.
  • If you don't save, you're going to be in bigger trouble than I can cover in this article.

But, what about the fun part of saving?

 

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Hungry in College? Welcome to Food Insecurity

 


geny_helpYou may not think this problem is happening at your college, but it is. Even at big-name schools, more and more students are going to bed hungry. After struggling to pay rising tuition costs and living expenses, there’s little money left for food. Some of these students are sleeping in their cars and plenty of them are dropping out of school. Very few of them qualify for food stamps.

So, what can you do?

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