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Colleges, Clunkers, Cash, and Other Contingencies

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I am writing this without being sure I’m allowed to write to you. I’m not technically a college student. I mean, I was; my family had an emergency and I have to take a year off and live at home. Maybe it’s going to be longer than a year - I don’t know. Having ... More »

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Refreshing a Disarrayed Residence

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After college, I am moving into my parents’ house, but in a good way. They are empty-nesters who just did the snowbird thing of getting a place where it’s warm. They will be down there from September to March, and I’ll have the house to myself for free. Well, ... More »

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How to Read Survey Data (and How Not To)

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Through some of my classes here, I’ve become more interested in the math and science of surveys and polls. I know that some people don’t trust polls, but the more I learn about them, the more fascinating I find them. I’d like to know more about how they work a... More »

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Exploring Alternatives to the Legal Life

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I’m a senior, and during spring break I got that dreaded question, “What are you going to do once you graduate?” Here’s the thing: I have an answer, and I have an honest answer. My answer is that I am going to apply to law school. My honest answer is that I do... More »

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Weight Loss and Long-Term Health

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I’m really struggling with my weight, and I feel like I’m running out of options. I’ve tried a bunch of different diets and a bunch of different workout regimens, but nothing seems to work. Lately, I’ve been thinking about trying out diet pills. My friends say... More »

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NASDAQ for Novices

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I need some guidance. I’m college sophomore taking an introductory course focused on investing and financial markets. I decided to take the class because my dad suggested it. He’s been a CPA for most of his life and probably expects me to take a liking to numb... More »

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Pro Tips for Landlords

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I need some guidance. I’m a new landlord responsible for managing two properties. Each property has six apartment units. I’ve taken care of the twelve apartments for about two years, and it’s much more challenging than I expected. I’ve encountered multiple ba... More »

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The How and Why of Maintaining a Home

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I inherited a property somewhat recently. I know that makes me incredibly lucky and privileged, but I have to say that it feels like a bit of a pain right now. My parents are helping me out with things, and they keep calling with suggestions. For instance, the... More »

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Compare & Contrast: DSW

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If you’re considering a path in childhood development, you might want to look into the paths you could take as a social worker. Most social work jobs require at least a master’s degree, and some even need a doctorate. This is something you should consider as y... More »

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Define & Discuss: Swing Strategies

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I could use some quick help. I was recently at a Meetup event for novice investors, and the presenter said that he’d earned well over five figures by investing his savings over the last three years. That blew my mind. I assumed that only day traders could make... More »

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Crash Course in Competent Communications

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No matter what industry you’re in, client communications is an essential aspect, and it’s a good skill to hone. The first thing to remember is that client work is never easy. There’s a reason some people aren’t cut out for work in a consultative or advisory se... More »