The Debt-Free Graduate: How to Survive College Without Going Broke

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Almost everyone worries about how they will find the money to pay for school, but these worries can now be reduced with the right advice. The Debt Free Graduate tells users how they can stay out of debt by taking simple and easy measures and still have the times of their lives in college. Written in a straightforward, down-to-earth format, students will learn how to find affordable campus housing, how to thrive on a budget, and how to cut costs on telephone bills, utilities, laundry and much, much more. Filled ...
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Almost everyone worries about how they will find the money to pay for school, but these worries can now be reduced with the right advice. The Debt Free Graduate tells users how they can stay out of debt by taking simple and easy measures and still have the times of their lives in college. Written in a straightforward, down-to-earth format, students will learn how to find affordable campus housing, how to thrive on a budget, and how to cut costs on telephone bills, utilities, laundry and much, much more. Filled with money saving, practical tips, this book will help users become more aware of the "little things" they can do to finance their education and cut down on living expenses.
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Absolutely loaded with practical tips on financing your eduacation and living simply and cheaply.
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Gives advice on staying out of debt while going to school, with information on negotiating with banks, finding affordable student housing, living on a budget, and cutting costs on bills. Explains ins and outs of need-based and non-need-based aid, and gives advice on traveling cheaply and buying a car, as well as finding bargains when buying groceries and clothes. Baker is a popular speaker at universities, and is coordinator of first-year programs at the University of Western Ontario. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781564144720
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1. Formulating a Plan, or Where the Heck Am I Supposed to Get $60,000?, 2. Need-Based Aid, 3. Non-Need-Based Aid, 4. Investing: Past, Present, and Future, 5. Your Summer Job: Making It Pay, 6. Part-Time Employment: Finding a Job You Can Afford, 7. Everyday Banking: Avoiding the Big Bank Heist, 8. Housing: In Search of Paradise Lost, 9. Furnishing and Decorating: Fit to Live In, 10. Cost-Cutting Tips, 11. Bulking Up: A Smart Buyer's Guide, 12. Supplies and Demand, 13. Looking and Feeling Good: Getting the Look, Fashionably Priced, 14. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, 15. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry—But Still Be Well Off!, 16. Gee, I Gotta Get Out of Here! Travelling on the Cheap, 17. Income Tax: Avoiding the Government Panhandlers, 18. Goodbye Debt, Hello Freedom: Paying It Off, 19. When It's Over, Index.


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