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Work and Productivity Tips for Students

Work and Productivity Tips for Students

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College, for some, is a great time of learning and innovation. While some subjects are complex, the hard work of studying pays off. Unfortunately for others, college remains a challenge because there's a large number of tasks. Time management is a big deal for those wanting academic success. If you, or someone you know, is having a difficulty navigating college life, we feel that these productivity tips for students may help. Read further to learn about balancing your school's syllabus in harmony with actual life. 1. Have a realistic view of your day If you consider being productive along the same...
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Create A College Student Budget That Sticks

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Whether you're in college or know someone who is, creating a college student budget can make a world of difference. Who doesn't like to feel productive with their money? With all of the pressures of studying, it's nice to keep some peace in regards to our wallets. Here are 5 tips for managing your expenses that fit perfectly into your student life. 1. List your expenses The first step to building a college student budget is to understand your expenses. Are you living with your parents while in college or do you share an apartment with some roommates? Make a list...
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2018 Achieva Scholarship Competition

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Raise your hand if you could use more money for college. We see you! As part of our on-going commitment to our members, Achieva is pleased to announce the 2018 Achieva Scholarship Competition. Ten deserving students will each collect a $1,000 scholarship, and two students will be awarded $2,500 scholarships. To be eligible for the $1,000 Achieva Credit Union Scholarship applicants must be Achieva Credit Union members in good standing and either be a high school senior or be currently enrolled in college or vocational training school. To be eligible for the $2,500 Hugh “Max” Kriever Memorial Scholarship, applicants must...
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Is Social Media Making You Unemployable?

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Snapchat. Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. Reddit. LinkedIn. We live in a highly connected society. Anything you do or say could appear on social media – with or without your permission – at any time. Should you be concerned about WHO is viewing your posts? If you are in the market for a new job, the answer is YES. In the good old days before the Internet, your resume and your smiling face were the sum total of information that a potential employer could use to evaluate your qualifications. Those days are long gone, and employers are now using multiple sources, including...
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Building Credit: A Primer for College Students or Recent Grads

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Building a good credit history can seem like a daunting task, but if you begin while you are in college it really isn’t difficult. Set yourself up for future success by taking small steps now that will help you be ready for the “real world” post-graduation. Establishing credit doesn’t mean that you will immediately go down a rabbit hole of debt. That type of situation is completely avoidable with a little basic education and the right mindset. Why Should I Care About My Credit Score? Most people are aware that their credit score affects their ability to secure a mortgage...
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Summer Vacation – How to Travel with Friends

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Traveling with friends sounds like a good idea – one big, Instagram-worthy party - until you’re in the thick of it and disagreements occur. Difficulties often develop around money, especially when some of the travelers need to stick to a budget. A little planning ahead can keep the party on track and mishaps to a minimum. Follow these suggestions to avoid awkward situations: Before You Go Institute a clear channel of communication. Gather everyone in the same room and plan the trip together. Be sure that everyone has the opportunity to make suggestions or voice concerns. Ensure that each person...
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Financial Tips for High School Graduates: What Millennials Should Know

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Congratulations! You or someone you know is about to graduate high school. They've ordered their cap and gown and are ready to walk across the graduation stage. It's an awesome milestone; yet, at the same time, there are many upcoming responsibilities to consider. As they transition into the chapter of adulthood, there may be a lot of questions about what they should expect when it comes to their money. We've filled this post with great information and are ready to share 5 financial tips for high school graduates. Don't forget to share this article to your graduate's Facebook timeline! 1. Credit is...
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The Exciting News About Achieva’s Scholarship Competition

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Certainly, 2017 wouldn't make headlines if it didn't have some exciting news. Do you know a high school senior graduating this year? Or perhaps you're the one currently enrolled in a college or trade school. If you've answered yes to either one of these questions, then you're going to want to check out this article. Seriously, we're jumping for you to read it all the way to the end. That's because our active Achieva Credit Union members, with good standings on their accounts, have the chance to enter two unique scholarship competitions. Well, without further ado, let's hop right in and discuss more details. What do...
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Millennials and Money: Tips for Retiring as a Multi-Millionaire

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The statistics are disturbing: older Millennials – those born in the early 1980s – will need to stash approximately $1.8 million for their retirement, and younger Millennials – those born in the 1990s – will need more than $2.5 million. That’s not the disturbing part, however. The most distressing statistic is that currently 57% of the Millennial generation hasn’t even begun to think about saving for retirement. Entrepreneur John Rampton cites these and other statistics in his October 2016 article in Inc.com. He notes that although Millennials believe they will have a better retirement than past generations, they are overlooking...
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Show Your Best Side – Body Language Can Make or Break Your Job Interview

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Job interviews easily qualify as one of life’s more nerve wracking situations. Like it or not, you have to perform, and all eyes are on you. Your resume is prepared, your wardrobe is spot on, you’ve practiced deep breathing to steady the nerves – but have you taken inventory of your body language? Often times your nervous habits will betray your smooth outward appearance. Let’s take a look at a few key areas where a little awareness can result in a big boost in your appeal to prospective employers. First Impressions A prospective employer’s evaluation of you starts well before...
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