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College Students Experience Increased Rates of Depression

If you’re feeling down and aren’t really sure why, there’s no need to feel alone. A 2003 study cites that as many as 15 percent of college students may have symptoms of depression, and about 10 percent of college students arrive on campus with a history of depression. Many times, a culmination of different factors

What to do When You’re Over Your Major

Can you see yourself still loving your major 10 years from now? Do you think you will be able to use it as a means of jumpstarting your career? Do you love going to class and participating in discussions that deal directly with your field? If you’re not sure if you’re on the right path,

College Credit Cards: Do or Don’t?

With the state of the current economic climate, credit card companies have cooled down the aggressive promotion of college student credit cards to what was once a very lucrative market … you! However, when there’s a will, there’s always a way for you and credit card companies to be in business together. With this sort

Five Financial Mistakes to Avoid BEFORE You Go to College

College is supposed to prepare you for life. Yet some of the biggest life lessons are learned in college, like how you manage your money, and whether your money consciousness is “spender” or “saver.” Learning money skills is about taking action now. So do you have to become a forecasting economist or an accounting major?

Dealing With Your Dorm Crush

Having a crush on someone in your dorm is so college. It’s what movies are made of. Not only is it convenient, but it’s exciting because you always have a chance of running into him. Should you go for it? Here’s a pros and cons list to help you decide. Go for it if: You

Money Matters: My Own Personal Bailout

Who knew I would someday need my very own stimulus package? I guess that’s how everyone feels the first time something like this happens to them. Despite the sad facts, I guess I have held on for pretty long. Most of my friends in college have managed to overdraft their accounts several times each so far. I have spent my entire college career living on the edge and two weeks ago, finally, it got to me. I overdrew my bank account for the first time in my life.

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