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November 2018

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: It’s Confusing – the Multicultural Issue of Tipping

By Yutong Yuan Tip, or not tip? As a student from a country where giving a gratuity is not part of the social etiquette, I’m always confused by when, where and how much I should tip. When eating out with friends at a restaurant, I can always ask for advice on how much I should leave as a tip. However, things become trickier when I’m alone, facing an iPad with tipping options ranging from ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Why Ditching Your Car is the Right Choice, and Easier than You Think

By Kristoffer Tigue Six years ago, my car got towed for being parked four inches — rather than five — from someone’s driveway. In Minneapolis, where I grew up, that can run you a hefty fine of about $150 for the first day. The problem was that, as an undergrad at the time living in a college town, I didn’t check up on my car for a week. My bill? More than $500, and not to mention another ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Understanding the Difference in Student Loans

By Keegan Pope For most kids, when you’re 17 or 18 years old, debt is a concept that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If you have a car, it’s likely that your parents own it and are least helping to make payments on it. Even if you don’t live at home, you’re almost certainly paying month-to-month rent somewhere. So when the idea of student loans to pay for college comes up, terms like ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Music May Seem Free, But It Bites our Budgets

By Xinyu Wei The first day I came to MU, I was overwhelmed by flyers of welcome parties from tons of clubs and organizations. “Free drink. Free pizza. Free music.” I got hooked by the last part. For a long time, I took it for granted that I don’t have to pay for music. I remember all those tapes and CDs in my family home. All I had to do was put them in the players. Then it’s the time ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Roomies and Even Dining Can have Financial Pitfalls

By Sydney Olsen College is a fun time in everyone’s life. You have true freedom for the first time in your ever. Don’t want to show up for class? That’s up to you. Want to stay up until 2 a.m. every night? Do it. However, with all of this new-found freedom comes a lot of responsibilities. Responsibilities can be fun too as you start to feel like an adult, but sometimes it is difficult to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Having a Pet in College: Worth the price?

By Nikki Ogle We have all been there. You bombed an exam and feel like the worst college student in history. You spent your morning in a giant lecture hall full of unfamiliar faces, feeling all alone. You wonder if you are really cut out for this thing called college. Imagine, your whole day changes when you walk in the door of your apartment or duplex. A wagging tail and sloppy kisses or face ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Stretching Your Dollar in America’s Most Expensive Cities: A Guide to Financing Internships

By Daniel Noonan Old academic halls, crammed libraries on finals week, and Frisbee on the quad are staples of American college life and are often revered as essentials to the college experience. Colleges and universities across America are now adding a fourth aspect to that list that seems to make or break a lot of students overall worthwhile of a traditional four-year degree. That is the undergrad ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: My Journey into Finding My First Credit Card

By Caitlin McCarthy Books, late night pizza and beer, spring break, and the list goes on. All of these being college student “necessities” for a studious and fun few years. The one setback of these is how expensive it can all be. The possible answer to being able to afford these? A credit card. Unlike most college students, I have not yet gotten my first credit card. It might be out of fear ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Mizzou Rideshare Group

By Maggie Austin When I started my college search during junior year of high school, I wanted to pick a university far from home. It was a classic mistake made by a moody, self-centered teenage girl. I actually thought my parents would drive from Chicago every weekend to come see me, so I looked at Syracuse, the University of Minnesota and, of course, the University of Missouri, which was the closest ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: How to Survive a Summer in NYC on an Intern’s Salary

By Lexi Churchill I have always loved New York from afar. For two years in a row I set my sights on working in the Big Apple, applying to as many journalism internships there as possible. When I finally received a call from the financial news network CNBC, I almost couldn’t believe my goals were coming true. If this sounds familiar at all, you’ve probably been dreaming of the big city ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Incremental Costs Eat Away at Your Pocketbooks

By Noah Higgins-Dunn A vivid piece of financial advice from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary slips into my mind every time I’m about to enter Starbucks: “Do I pay $2.50 for a coffee? Never, never, never do I do that,” he said in a CNBC interview. “That is such a waste of money for something that costs 20 cents.” During those late nights at the library, cramming for an exam but struggling ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Vaping Habit – Does It Cost More or Less than Cigarettes?

By Brendan Crowley Parents, schools and the federal government have been wringing their hands over the nicotine-delivery sensation that’s sweeping the nation: the JUUL. JUUL puffers may look like they’re sucking on a flash drive, but they’re getting a nicotine hit rivaled only by smoking tobacco. Some turn to the JUUL to help kick their smoking habit. That’s especially common here ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

2018 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends and Supporters of SABEW: As we look across the media landscape globally and closer to home, the words of Charles Dickens come to mind. He wrote in A Tale of Two Cities more than 150 years ago, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

November 19: Behind the lens: How to shoot video for business stories

Listen to the audio. View the video. Nov. Training Presentation. High-quality video can bring business stories to life, and journalists are increasingly being asked to shoot segments on their smartphones. SABEW’s next training session will give you an overview of how best to shoot video and audio, even if your equipment is limited. Mitchell Masilun, an Arkansas-based editorial photographer ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Students with Debt Struggle with Transition to Grad School

By Tucker Pennington Imagine driving six hours to class and back each week to save $425 on rent. That is exactly what Jori Moore, a 24-year-old master’s student in school counseling at University of Georgia, does to help make grad school affordable. For the Lilburn, Georgia, student, living at home is one of the many financial decisions she has made in pursuit of her graduate degree, and ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Financial Challenge: A Mother Helps her Student with Down Syndrome Succeed

By Tamara Khader Kathryn Junod, a mother of a University of Georgia student with Down syndrome, has financial challenges quite different than most parents who send their child to the state’s flagship university. Her primary challenge is the lack of funding for the few college programs available for students with disabilities. Her 23-year-old son, Jordan Huffman, is enrolled in the Destination Dawgs ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Pay to Play: A College Athlete without Scholarships

By Joseph Storelli For most students at the University of Georgia the phrase “student-athlete” brings to mind players from high profile sports such as football or basketball. They imagine those on scholarships often described as being on a “full ride.” Rarely, if ever, would someone like Emily Barber come to mind. Barber, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, is a goalie ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Coping with Student Loan Debt as Graduation Approaches

By Tony Walsh Noah Collins almost passed on the opportunity to earn a college degree. Collins said he underperformed in high school because he was not aware of the options to make higher education affordable. “I had this pessimistic view that I wouldn’t be able to afford it anyways,” he said. “I just did the bare minimum.” Collins eventually discovered ways to afford an education through ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Art of Balancing School and Entrepreneurship

By Rachel Grace For Yasmin Rahimi, working for someone else has never been an option. Rahimi started her first business at 15-years-old—a nonprofit organization called Couture for Charity—and launched her second one just a few weeks ago. However, Rahimi found that her entrepreneurial spirit often clashes with her responsibilities as a student. “My parents always tell me that school comes ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Unpaid Internships Pose Financial Questions for Students

By Peter Prybylski Every year students seek internships, work studies or other professional arrangements with a simple goal: to gain valuable work experience in their fields. However, there is often a bigger question than time, place and duties hanging over the job-seekers’ heads: How much money is in it? As U.S. student debt grows past the $1.6 trillion mark, students who are looking for ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: I’ve Got a Business Idea: What Now?

By Maycee Dukes Haart Graham, a sophomore English and Film Studies student at the University of Georgia, said she loved writing, clothes and art, and wanted to turn these hobbies into something bigger. Just like that, HaartLine Fashion was born. “It’s like I have a million ideas and I want to do all of them, but I’m only one person and I only have so many hours in a day,” she said. She’s ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Paying to be a Student Fan

By Mary Ray Rhett Parr was a notable exception to the student football ticket chaos this year at the University of Georgia. The fourth -year biology major was granted a full season ticket package to the Bulldogs’ seven home games as well as a ticket to all five away games. Because of the team’s popularity following last season’s near-miss in the national championship game, demand for ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Application Fees – The Underestimated Barrier to Graduate School

By Madison Gable Students applying for doctoral programs will find many that offer full funding, which can include tuition, stipends for living expenses and even healthcare coverage. But first students must get accepted, and for some the cost of application fees can be a real barrier. Allie Ibarra is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in English, religion and philosophy. She is also ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: University Student Finds Long-Term Solutions in Part-Time Work

By Lawson Powers It’s common for undergraduate students to find part-time jobs to help support the financial burden of school.  It is far more uncommon, however, for students to find work that also provides professional experience in their field of study. Josh Montag, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Georgia has found just that through his involvement in the Virtual ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Growing a Photo Business as a Student

By Keller Austin Most students at the University of Georgia have a goal to graduate and get a job. But junior Luke D’Agostino is already working as a photographer. The public relations major takes photos for upcoming graduates and local concerts, and recently was asked to take wedding engagement photos. D’Agostino gets most of his business from graduation photos because of his location in ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: When Mistakes Happen with Financial Aid

By Julie Fields Sidney Mulkey was preparing to enter her junior year at the University of Georgia when she was informed about a problem with her financial aid. She traced the problem to an error in her Federal Application for Free Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA, and discovered the problem was likely due to an error on a tax return. She tried to contact the IRS, but soon realized the issue ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Alumni Network Provides Financial Support for Club Rugby

By Jed May Playing rugby at a university that doesn’t offer it as a varsity sport can be an expensive proposition. Teams organized by a school’s recreation department are often called club sports and their players don’t receive scholarships. Instead, they pay dues to join the team, and are also responsible for paying for everything from hotel stays on road trips to their jerseys and game ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: “Moral Hazard” Causes Doctors to Over-Provide Health Care

By Jeanne Davis Emma Rary noticed a swollen lymph node on the left side of her neck in the fall of last year. The public health student at Tulane University knew that a swollen lymph node usually appeared when a person had a sore throat or a cold so she thought that she could wait it out. When it hadn’t gone away by January, she visited a nurse practitioner at her school’s health clinic who referred ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Trouble with Graduating from College

By Henley Tullos Students looking forward to graduation from college often face the uncertainty of taking over responsibility for their expenses and student loan debt from their parents. Chris Pope, senior lecturer in finance at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, said students can prepare to take over the expenses that were covered by parents during a student’s undergraduate ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Paying the Bills with a “Side Hustle”

By Caitlyn Richtman M Anteau has a passion for making art but doesn’t make enough money for it to be a sustainable income. That’s why artists like Anteau develop a “side hustle.” “The side hustle is what pays the bills,” Anteau said. Anteau is a 21-year-old University of Georgia student from Atlanta majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in sequential art and writing. Anteau ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Smartphone Apps Encourage College Students to Invest

By Brittney Butler It is rare to find students with enough money saved in the case of an emergency, according to a personal advisor at a large regional bank. “You have a friend who always invites you to go get dinner and then complains that they only have $2 the next day,” said Christopher Ray, a SunTrust Bank personal finance advisor. Ray said most students should aim for having anywhere ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: How Students Can Budget for Travel Experiences

By Ben Richmond Traveling can benefit college students by providing life-enriching experiences. However, as one student discovered this summer, funding and budgeting for such an adventure isn’t easy. “I went into the summer knowing that I was going to be spending a lot of that money, but I didn’t expect to spend all of it,” said Emma Mathews, a 20-year-old junior from Atlanta majoring ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Saving to See the World

By Annie Campbell University of Georgia junior Maggie Wigton said a Maymester in Bali was a trip she couldn’t pass up. Double majoring in anthropology and human geography, Wigton was eager to learn more about an entirely different language, population and culture from her own. However, money was a significant hurdle. Studying abroad exposes students to new cultures and experiences that can enhance ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Paying for the Dream

By Andrew Keith Ancel Briley maxed out four credit cards, accumulating $12,000 in credit card debt between his sophomore and junior year of college. He was chasing his dreams. What most people would’ve rationalized as poor fiscal responsibility, Briley saw as an opportunity to chase his passion of being an entrepreneur. “Everyone basically told me no, don’t do it. Don’t start your ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Education: Getting from Ambition to Accomplishments

By Amethyst Clifton Grace Beasley was preparing for college expenses well before her first semester began. "I am always looking towards the future," said Beasley, a student at the University of Georgia majoring in biological sciences. Beasley maintained a 4.0 grade point average while completing high school, but she said she worked during the summer to raise money for the extra things she ...[Read More]

October 2018

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Dec 1: 2018 Best in Business Award Competition Opens for Entries

On December 1, the 24th annual Best in Business awards competition, sponsored by the Society of Advancing Business Editing and Writing, will open for entries. This contest covers work published, broadcast and posted in the calendar year 2018. The Best in Business contest is open to regular members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in good standing as of the date of entry. Renew ...[Read More]
Monday, October 8th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: I Hope You Can Learn from My Story

By Alexandria Montoya I have always wanted to attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. When I was as senior in high school and first deciding where to go to college I never thought it would be an option because of the cost of tuition at ASU. I’m from New Mexico and out of state tuition was way too much for my middle-class family to afford. ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: I Spent All My Bitcoin On Cookies

By Yael Grauer About three years ago, I caught wind of an unconventional bake sale. The Cybertwee bake sale originated as a Kickstarter campaign. For 24 hours, a site on the dark web (also known as the deep web) allowed users to buy rosewater cardamom cookies using cryptocurrency. The project’s goal was two-fold. First, it would show that something cute and innocent can take place on the deep ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Building a Sense of Security

By Tavia Matteson Being a college student has presented me with many vigorous challenges. I have had to find a balance between juggling my education and working a part time job. However, the biggest lesson I have had to learn was how to manage my money. During my junior year of college, I made the decision to get my own apartment and this financially was a shock. To go from paying very minimal ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Feb. 25-Mar. 1: 2019 SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion Training

The application period has ended. SABEW’s sixth annual Goldschmidt data immersion training is geared toward reporters who want to learn more about federal economic and investment data. The weeklong session is made possible thanks to a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation. The training in Washington, D.C., will allow journalists to climb inside economic and labor ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Always Keep Money Set Aside for Emergencies

By Rebecca Spiess My very first experiences managing my own money as a teenager were surprisingly successful. I started working at 15, after my parents urged me to start a savings account. The job was in the kitchen of a nursing home where I’d been volunteering for years. I was serving seniors with severe dementia. It was a hard job, I didn’t get paid much and the hours were grueling because ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Value in Budgeting

By Maddie Johnson In my just over two years I have spent to college, I have learned the only surefire way to financially successful is to create a budget. I spent two years with sporadic income from working shifts at my serving jobs, as well receiving monthly “grocery allowance” I receive from my parents.  At this time I thought that I was being good with money by never buying things like ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect: My Relationship with Money

By Lauren Bukoskey My relationship with money did not fully take off until my college education did. I always was aware of what money was, but it wasn't until I lived on my own and now had to really fully budget on my own as well. It was the first time I was financially independent and I had no idea where to start or really what that meant. With everything going on freshman year like new clubs, ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Why College Students Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Credit Cards

By Bryan Pietsch In the age of Venmo and splitting bills down to the penny, why shouldn’t college students be taking advantage of the perks of having a credit card? Students are penny-pinchers--they’ll split a $10 Uber ride between five people and Venmo each other the difference. They’re suckers for deals, sales and free shirts. So why not get free money? Credit cards (and credit card debt) ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Saving is Hard

By Barbara Smith One thing I have learned about money is that saving is hard. Extremely hard. Growing up, my parents were AMAZING with money. They both paid off their student debts in their 20’s, they paid off their credit card bills in full each month, and had been saving for my college fund since the day I was born. I watched them closely and figured when it was time to start being serious ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Splitting the Check

By Amy Xiaoshi DePaola After I landed my first job in undergrad, my mom’s spending money stopped, but it was a small price to pay for living at home for free. The only time when I missed the steady flow of cash was when I went out with friends. Like a lot of millennials, we love to eat out. We dedicate hours, and sometimes weeks, to online research, calculating coupons and local deals. Then, ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: I Thought I Knew How to Handle My Money

By Adrian Marsh When I moved out of the dorms at Arizona State University at the beginning of summer 2018 and into a house with a couple of roommates, I was officially on my own, financially. That was the first time I had been responsible for not only covering housing but now utilities, Internet, grocery among other expenses. My parents have always supported me and will always support me, as long ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 4th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Wallet-less

By Abdel Jimenez In the summer of 2018, I traveled to Santa Monica with a couple of my friends for our annual vacation trip. We spent the Fourth of July weekend near the beach, tucking our toes in the sand with no worries. The second day in California we planned an all day trip at the beach. I remember leaving rushing out of our Airbnb home trying to pack all my necessities in a fanny pack (yes, ...[Read More]

May 2018

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

College Connect: Balancing your Needs for Student Housing

By Emma Veidt Imagine this scenario: you can live near campus, you can have plenty of living space and you can have cheap rent. Now pick two. As I began hunting for my very first apartment last spring, I had little idea of what was considered expensive or affordable. My parents taught me how to save money because I grew up on a budget, but I was privileged in the sense that they never revealed ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

College Connect: Clashing cultures when you go to college

By Runjie Wang  “That makes sense to me. That Porsche belongs to a Chinese!” Americans have stereotypes that every Chinese student here is extravagant and squanders away his or her parents’ money. So do many people in China. Even worse, some internet trolls in my country always satirize that we, students studying abroad, are too rich to know where to spend. However, not everyone from ...[Read More]

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