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Paid vs Unpaid: What's an internship worth?

By on November 18th, 2013

Paid and unpaid internships offer students the same benefits: You gain real world experience, build your resume and network, obtain references and letters of recommendation, and even (wait for it) potentially land yourself a future job.

Figuring out if an unpaid internship is worth your investment of time can be tricky. Understanding the basics of internships can help you figure out which internship opportunities are worth investing in.

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Dropping Deals

By on December 13th, 2011

I dropped another external hard drive. Suffice it to say that my next hard drive purchase will probably be a laptop drive--something marginally more sturdy. Thank goodness I have an emergency backup for my most important files.

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Finding Freeware

By on December 7th, 2011

Freeware is everywhere. It's software that anyone can use without paying. There's no licensing and no fees. You can download and go, but there is an art to finding the best freeware.

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The Biggest Toothache: Paying For Dental Work

By on November 14th, 2011

Young adults live in insurance limbo--whether between jobs, in school or just old enough to be legally taken off a parent's insurance. It's just hard to come by. And oral health, if not accounted for, can creep up and drop a hefty bill in your lap.

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Favorite Freebie Workouts

By on August 31st, 2011

When I studied abroad during college, over the course of a semester I put on a few pounds. Um, make that 15. It wasn't pretty. Well, all that dark chocolate with hazelnuts was…

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Stop Paying For Software: 10 programs that do what you need, for free

By brass Staff on February 1st, 2011

Why pay for software when you can find other apps that do the same thing for free?

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Learn Anything, Anywhere

By on June 7th, 2010

Ever wanted to take a college class that has nothing to do with your major simply because you want to learn what the course has to offer? I’m that person to an extreme. I love learning new things and always want to take classes that simply will cost me a lot of money (roughly $453 for a three credit course) but not go towards my degree.

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Library Liberty

By on June 4th, 2010

Library: the word seems as dusty as a hardcopy of Don Quixote misplaced on the top shelf of a forgotten storage room. As well it should, the word's been around since the 14th century, or about the same time that Geoffrey Chaucer was writing this,

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Enter To Win

By on March 31st, 2010

I have no money. It's sad. Right now, everything is going toward my credit card (had a rough year last year), medical loans (yay, emergency gall bladder surgery), car payments and student loans. Suffice it to say that my debt-to-asset ratio sucks.

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Celebrity Perks: Free stuff for the rich and famous

By Brandon Goldner on February 1st, 2010

It seems that the already rich and notable are given pretty much anything, so long as their opinion is worth something.

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