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How To Save Money While At College

Bruce HeenSaving money while at college can be a hard thing to do especially if you are a new student.

I came across an article at Daily Finance that talked about five simple and easy tips to help you save a bit of money while studying at college. The first tip is to set up a checking account. A lot of college towns offer “free, no minimum balance checking accounts.” Most banks also offer free online banking, which can help a student track his or her expenses from their computer or smartphone. This will enable you to always know how much money you have. A checking account and online banking will also give you a great indication of where you are spending most of your money and where you need to cut back.

The second tip is to get a part time job. Most students might feel they have enough on their plate with a heavy course load, but if you feel extra ambitious a part time job can help you save a lot of money. According to the article, “most studies show that students who work for 20 hours or less per week don’t suffer any ill effects on their grades; in fact, a recent article in “Inside Higher Ed” reports that students with part-time jobs are likely to be even more engaged in “educationally purposeful activities.””

The third tip is to be weary of people at colleges offering you the chance to sign up for a credit card. The prospect of having a credit card might be nice, but it could also be very detrimental. You should do your research first and don’t give in to any perks you may receive from a person soliciting on your college campus.

The fourth tip is to be in control of what you are eating and how much you are consuming. Meal plans can be costly and unnecessary. Many colleges offer flex plans that charge you based on what you eat so you won’t spend as much and won’t nearly over eat and pack on costly pounds.

The fifth tip is to stay away from high textbook prices. Textbooks can be very costly especially if they are new. There are many websites that offer used or the option to rent textbooks.

These are just a few tips that can help you cut back on expenses and save money while studying at college.

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Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Bruce Heen


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Top 4 Back Pain and Neck Relief Blogs

Top 4 Back Pain and Neck Relief Blogs

Rashad Trabulsi

Back pain and neck relief can be a constant annoyance for many people. I decided to put together a list of the top 4 blogs that address these pertinent issues.

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1. Spine-Health (Trusted Information for Back Pain Relief)

Spine-Health is a website that provides a wealth of information regarding back pain relief. They have hundreds and thousands of articles written/reviewed by doctors on back pain, neck pain, among other associated disorders. In addition, the website includes comprehensive spine videos, forums, profiles of doctors and an online service for customer questions. Above all, Spine-Health offers the most accurate, thorough and honest information you can trust. If you would like to find out more information, please visit their blog page:

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2. Arc 4 Life (Alternative Back Pain Relief)

Arc 4 Life is a blog that gives you great advice for alternative methods of treatment for back and neck pain relief. The…

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


National Hockey League Considering New Documentary

Bruce HeenI recently read a report on Pro Hockey Talk that talked about the potential for an NHL documentary series on the upcoming outdoor games as well as the 2014 Winter Olympics.  The documentary will be in eight parts and would likely be televised on NBCSN, CBC and Sportsnet. The series will play out similarly to HBO’s highly acclaimed 24/7 episodes where the network follows the journey of a single team up to the annual winter classic. HBO has garnered so much attention in the hockey world with 24/7 and it wouldn’t be surprising to see a similar reaction if the NHL puts together a series of their own.

The 24/7 series has been and continues to be a huge highlight to the NHL season, especially if your favorite team is the one being followed. It seems every season is bigger and better than the last in the NHL. The league continues to try and obtain more fans and popularity as they role out new events and documentaries. After a lockout season it also is a way of giving back and saying thanks. After all, the fans are what keep the sport progressing forward each year, without them there wouldn’t be a league. As television rating increase and the league becomes more profitable, they are able to roll out such events and documentaries to help increase interest.

If the documentary does in fact happen it will be a great step in a turn around season that was rocked  by a long and unworthy lockout. Sometimes sports become too focused on the business side and they need to have a balance in place. Hopefully the league can continue to have a great balance because last season it seemed a bit in flux causing hockey fans to suffer and miss out on half of a season.

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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Bruce Heen


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