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Navigating a New Town

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For the past two years, I have attended community college in the town I grew up in. I have used the same bank, the same car service, and the same doctors that I have used since I was a kid. This fall, though, I’m going to be transferring to a school out-of-sta... More »

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Web-Wise

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After the big Equifax hack, I’ve become really interested in cyber security. I don’t trust the companies that hold my information online, and I’m very wary of the cloud – after all, Apple’s iCloud was already hacked once! I’m trying to get better at covering m... More »

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Beers and Backups

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We had a party at my place last weekend, and it almost got me in some very serious problem academically. I’m not talking about disciplinary stuff – I’m talking about my schoolwork itself. It’s all on my laptop, which almost didn’t survive the night. Yes, I kno... More »

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Sober Sojourns

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I’m a very different person now than I was when I was in middle school and early high school. I have my faith to thank for that, as well as the help of some amazing friends and family members. These days, I choose not to drink alcohol, both for religious reaso... More »

Cutting-Edge Comfort

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My parents are reasonably tech-savvy people, so I’d like to get them something kind of tech-related for Christmas this year. They have a nice house, but it’s getting a little older, so I thought perhaps some smart home technology might be a good choice. But no... More »

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Fun and Free Time on Vacation

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I’m going on vacation with my parents next summer, and I have some mixed emotions about it. I’m excited, of course: we’re going to Hawaii, and that’s something that a poor broke college student like myself could never do on his own. But I’m also apprehensive, ... More »

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The Crusade Against Cancer

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The group of friends I have here at school is very tight-knit, and I’m so lucky to be a part of it. Recently, one of the friends in our group got some terrible news: her mother has breast cancer. We’re all devastated for our friend and her family, and everyone... More »

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Limiting Liability

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Ever since I was young, I’ve had an irrational fear – well, at least I hope it’s irrational – of being sued. I think I’m so fixated on this because my parents both have very strong feelings about lawyers and lawsuits. Every since I was young I’ve heard about h... More »

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Green Generation

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I read recently that Americans use more energy than just about anyone. It really upset me, because I like to think of myself as every environmentally conscious: I recycle, I buy organic products, all that stuff. But I still heat my apartment and drive my car, ... More »

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Renting and Real Estate

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Back in my home state (New Jersey), my cousin manages rental properties. He knows that I’ve been saving money for a long time, and he has recently started asking me to invest in a new property with him. He has places picked out for me to look at whenever I’m h... More »

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Love and Legacies

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I’m an only child from an old-fashioned family, and I’m about to graduate college with my long-term girlfriend. So you can guess what my family is talking about: marriage, kids, and a whole new family: mine! I’m very happy with my relationship, but I’m draggi... More »

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Cranky About Clunkers

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I have a car here on campus, and I didn’t pay a dime for it: my dad gave it to me. Pretty great, right? My dad has actually given me a few cars, which I know is really, really generous. But here’s the thing: the reason he’s had to give me more than one is that... More »