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Posted June 16, 2015 by

You Should Read This First If You Are Thinking Of a Career in the Law Industry

Legal gavel on a law book

Legal gavel on a law book. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s more than useful

With how things are going, perhaps every one of us should have some kind of legal training as a life skill like reading, writing and driving. However, that’s just to say that regardless if you end up in a career within the law industry or elsewhere, it is good thing to get an education in law at whatever level.

The question though is, why do you want a legal career? In addition, which career do you want in the industry? Let’s talk about that shall we? (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

Saving on Schooling: Slick Tips to Stick to a Budget in College

Chalkboard with "Budget" written on it.

Chalkboard with “Budget” written on it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Who has the time and energy to work, earn money, and study while attending college? Here are some slick tips to help you stick to a budget in college and give you a leg up when it comes to figuring out first time finances.

Write a Budget
You listed expenses and income, set priorities in case funds run short, and allocated an amount to each item, right? If not, do this today. Use free, online budget software and worksheets you can download, or make your own.
Account for expenses students often overlook:
Tithing and charitable contributions.
Auto maintenance and repair.
Savings – List as an expense each pay period. Use only for planned purchases like books or travel home.
Gifts, cards – Don’t be robbed of the joy of giving.
Emergency savings – Covers out-of-pocket expenses like ER co-pays, major car repairs, or a lawyer should you need help fighting traffic tickets, for example, but not that college students are ever in a hurry, of course.
Fun money – a set amount to spend as you please. (more…)