How to Increase Your Generosity Towards Charities While on a Budget

How to Increase Your Generosity Towards Charities While on a Budget

Charitable contributions improve our society and are an important part of how we live. In 2015, the average family gave $2,974 in donations of goods and services to charities and non-profit agencies, totally $373.25 million dollars in annual donations. Corporations and foundations added another $75.65 billion, bringing the total in charitable contributions to $448.9 billion dollars for 2015¹. Read more

How to Complete a College Degree in Less Than Four Years

How to Complete a College Degree in Less Than Four Years

A decade ago it took four years to obtain a bachelor’s degree, with an additional two years to complete a master’s. Today, colleges have adjusted their norms to include students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years. Not only does this take students out of the job market for two additional years, but it also racks up thousands of additional costs to parents and students, often in the form of higher student loan balances. Read more

How Students Can Wisely Choose Between On and Off Campus Employment

How Students Can Wisely Choose Between On and Off Campus Employment

With an estimated 70% of students maintaining part or full-time employment while attending college, the necessity to work during the college years has become the rule rather than the exception. This trend has not eliminated the need for student loans, however, can assist students to cover some or all of their living expenses. Read more