Why You Should Move To North Dakota And Order Only Large Pizzas (Plus, Other “News”)

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It’s been a few weeks since we last looked at what’s going on in the world.

Since then, I’ve spent endless hours wondering whether a gold medal or a gold Oscar is worth more money. Turns out, it’s the medal—and it’s worth “only” $548! (Everyone knows the Oscar gift bag is where the real money is anyway.)

With that settled, here’s some other news that recently caught my eye.…

Why Freelancing Is Not Really “Free”

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I dove into the freelance world right after college with a few ideas on how the whole thing worked. My professors talked about it constantly during those last weeks of class, and this gave me a taste of what I’d deal with after graduation day.

“Never leave your house without a business card,” they said. “A written thank you card can get you places.” Their stories gave me an idea of what it meant to be a freelancer, but they didn’t tell me how much it would cost me—literally.…

3 Easy Ways To Find The FAFSA Documents You Need

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One of the most important steps to take before sitting down to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is to gather up all of the documents that you’ll need to fill out the application. Depending on your situation, this could be a simple process or a lengthy one.

We’ve all been there; you know you remember seeing that form somewhere … but where? (Side note: Why aren’t things ever where you think you last saw them?) All lost forms aside, we’ve listed three helpful tips for finding the FAFSA documents you’ll need to apply.…

FAFSA Document Examples And Explanations

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Are you gearing up to apply for the FAFSA, but have questions on some of the documents you’ll need (like what are they and where can you find them)? We’ve got you covered.

For first-time filers, first-generation college students, or frankly, anyone who isn’t an accountant, we’ve provided some FAFSA document examples to help you complete your application in a snap.…

What Do I Need For The FAFSA? FAFSA Required Documents

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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has gotten easier and easier every year. Today, the most challenging part of completing the FAFSA is knowing what documents to have on hand before you can apply.

To help eliminate any surprises, I’m going to go over all of the required documents that you’ll need with you when you complete the FAFSA, as well as some tips on how to find them.…

4 Tips To Make The Most Of A Crummy Internship

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I’ve landed a few really great internships—but there have also been some major duds. Day after day of copying papers, sharpening pencils, and making coffee is exhausting—and, mostly, completely useless to a future career.

I’ve realized, though, that this doesn’t mean internships like this are a complete waste. Instead of dragging your feet from the printer to the sharpener and back for a seemingly endless 8 hours, use these four simple tactics to make your internship worth your while.…

Will Reauthorizing The Higher Education Act Provide The Relief You Need?

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Late last month, Senator Tom Harkin said he wanted legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) by June. That timing may not happen; however, members of Congress are currently proposing bills in anticipation of reauthorization.

When reauthorization does occur, that could mean big changes for student loan borrowers—especially if two bills I’d like to see passed get approved in some fashion.…

3 Professional Lessons From The Sochi Olympic Athletes

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The Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014 have come to an end. Over the past 2 weeks, I watched a lot of the games (remember, it’s not time-wasting), seeing records set and finding out about the people behind them.

We can learn a thing or two from these professional athletes to help our own professional lives. Some lessons are obvious: practice makes perfect, stay dedicated, and value teamwork. However, here are a few less apparent ones that I will try to use them in my future career.…

2 Surprising Things That Won’t (Always) Keep You From Getting Financial Aid

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Financial aid season is upon us—and it can be a lot to keep track of and understand.

To receive financial aid, you have to file your taxes, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit other financial aid documents, and potentially, do even more. (Anything else colleges can add to your plate before you even enroll??)

It’s no wonder things fall through the cracks during this process. However, if you miss something important, that doesn’t mean you should give up. In fact, here are a couple surprising things you can do and still (usually) receive aid.…