Archive for September, 2017

September 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

College Connect: Maintaining a healthy credit score in college

By Emma Diltz Credit cards are a necessary evil, and it is better to start young to boost credit. It’s difficult to purchase a house or a car without showing fiscal responsibility. But, many young people, and even some matured adults get some level of anxiety when thinking about spending money they might not have. Tip: One reason start early is that a part of your scores relates to “age” ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Jillian Berman wins 2017 Birger Award

Jillian Berman, 28, a New York-based reporter for MarketWatch, is the 2017 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30. It is the fourth year of the competition. The past winners were William Alden, Cezary Podkul and Mina Kimes. Additionally this year, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists: Jen Wieczner of Fortune and Sarah Frier ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Learning about the “B” word – budgeting!

By Emma Diltz Budgeting is never easy, and it only gets harder by being a college student. Grocery shopping day becomes a necessary evil and a point of stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways to manage your budget while still being capable to purchasing what you want and need from the store. The best way to start is by tracking how much you normally spend on what you want ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Be prepared when you consider post-college move to NYC

By Kouichi Shirayangi Many college students aim to work in New York City after graduation. The searching can be daunting --- weighing neighbors, commute time, cost and safety. You may have heard that New York is a very expensive city. That’s because it is. The current Governor of New York ran his campaign against a candidate named Jimmy McMillian who created his own “The rent is too damn ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: For many college students, school combines with parenthood

By Kouichi Shirayangi Nothing can be more satisfying (and thrilling!) than introducing a new life into the world. Yet being a first-time parent can be daunting, especially when considering the cost of raising a new infant. Add to that the stress finding out a baby is on the way just after getting handed by Masters in Journalism diploma. We had to juggle moving, finding jobs and preparing for our ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: College students and the Equifax breach

By Lauren Steffens You’re a grad student. You’ve had a credit card for a couple of years, and you’ve been responsible. In fact, thanks to the Credit Card Act of 2009, it;s rare that you could get a credit card under your own name until you were 21 and had an income. That’s because credit card companies were now forbidden to basically hand out credit cards to college freshmen. Headlines ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Applying for graduate school – a cost analysis

By Lauren Steffens I’ve been taking part-time graduate classes, but am seeking to enter a program full-time. I'm also working part-time, so the cost of applications is weighing on me. I am applying to MFA programs – master’s in fine arts. Because there are only a few doctoral programs in art, an MFA is considered a terminal degree, so you can teach on the collegiate level, which is one ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Football may be a college classic, but it’s pricey!

By Alex Schiffer For a lot of college students, Saturdays in the fall are the most unproductive day of the week. When college football season is in full swing it’s a tall task trying to get anything done on gameday. If your school is playing a morning game you start your day off at the stadium and spend most of your day there. And if your school has an afternoon or night game you spend the rest ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: The High Cost of Turning 21

By Alex Schiffer It’s a situation probably every college student remembers to some degree; the first time they got offered to drink alcohol in college. Sometimes that offer comes at a house party, other times in the dorms and heck, maybe if you have a good fake ID or know the right bouncer, maybe at a bar. Of all the things associated with college, whether it be football, frats, frisbee or free ...[Read More]

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