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Holiday Money Saving Ideas

  Customizing simple things such as mugs and wine glasses are a cheap and thoughtful gift. Handwriting and drawing out meaningful things will definitely please as it is sentimental and close to the heart.  Buy people things they really need. Remember how when you were younger you’d scoff at getting necessities like socks or underwear?…

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Hosting on a Budget

It’s that time of the year again. It’s holiday season. Regardless of what you celebrate, one commonality of these months is the sheer amount of food that goes around. You and your friends may participate in a potluck or a Friendsgiving celebration. If you’re hosting here are a few tips to help you to be…

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Grocery Shopping on a College Budget

Moving to college is one of the early steps in adulting. The higher you move up the ranks in school, the closer to real adulthood you get. You may get your first real job, start your credit or even move into an apartment. Although from the surface these things may appear simple enough, sometimes the…

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Trick or Treat? Affordable Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching. While college students may not be trick or treating, there are plenty of things to do around campus that will allow you to get into the Halloween spirit. Here is a list of quick, cheap and crowd-pleasing costumes. Sim. Remember the computer game The Sims that was all the rave in the…

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Tips for Freshmen (and continuing students too!)

Bank near you. This will help you avoid unnecessary transaction fees and give you quick access to your accounts. Most banks offer accounts specifically for college students that have low or no minimum daily balances. At Rutgers-New Brunswick, we are currently powered by PNC Bank, which means their ATMs are located all around campus. Within…

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Financial Aid Checklist: Fall 2018

Whether this is your first or fourth fall semester at Rutgers, you may still need to complete the financial aid process so your aid can disburse. Review the list below and make sure to complete each step that applies to you. Submit all required forms and documents. To find out if you still need to submit…

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Taking Summer Classes at Rutgers

By Maniyah Goodwine The semester is winding down and you realize that you need to take summer courses to stay on track or catch up. Here are a few tips on how to navigate and pay for your summer classes. Where to Stay Staying on campus may be more expensive than subletting or renting a…

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2018 Student Employee & Supervisor of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Student Employee of the Year | John Bostic Student Employee of the Year, 2nd Place | Masataka Takahashi Student Employee of the Year, 3rd Place | Khalid Akash Graduate Student Employee of the Year | Wesley Wei Supervisor of the Year | Peggy Policastro   Special thanks to the following…

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Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

By Maniyah Goodwine Although it may not feel like it thanks to yesterday’s snow, spring break is quickly approaching. College students around the country are buzzing with excitement as it is the season for taking trips. Here are a few tips on how to save money if you choose to embark on a fun journey…

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

By Maniyah Goodwine It’s Valentine’s Day, and you haven’t planned a single thing for your partner. You’re panicking and stressed out. It’s always nice to show your partner (or even your friends) you care, but sometimes that’s hard when we’re in college between classes and pay days. Here are some last minute, budget friendly ideas…

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