5 Beach Wardrobe Essentials You Can Spice Up On The Cheap

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Over Father’s Day, my family rented a beach house on a whim. I needed a lot of things for the week we’d be gone. There were the essentials (food, water, and shelter), of course. However, another necessity was beach fashion—and not just swimsuits.

A few items are required for the beach. And while it is nice to know the necessaries, it is even better to spice them up. Here are some ideas to make your beach essentials your own.…

Congrats To The Classes Of 2013! What’s Next For You?

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All across America, high school grads in the class of 2013 are celebrating their successes and looking forward to 4 great years in college. But what about the college class of 2013?

The recent college grads I’ve talked to are in a very different mindset than their high school counterparts. Surely, college graduates are often more mature and more seasoned than their 18-year-old selves. Many have great plans and are “on track,” whatever that means to them.

But many also feel a lot more angst.…

Compliance Corner: New Rules For Subsidized Stafford Loans Are Fraught With Peril

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Potential interest rate increases get all the coverage (even here!), but some student loan changes are definitely happening on July 1. To help you sort through these, we turned to our regulatory guru Betsy Mayotte. Here, she describes what’s going to happen with subsidized Stafford loan subsidies starting next week.…

How To Find Local Scholarships For College

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Local scholarships are awards for individuals living or attending college in a specific location. An example would be a small organization in Boston awarding scholarships to students residing in specific ZIP codes.

Local scholarships are great because, naturally, fewer students apply for them. Thus, a local scholarship will be less competitive than a national scholarship.…