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The Dilemma of Every College Applicant

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Do you know what you want?  Well, do ya… Related PostsLearn HOW to Learn: The Legacy of Mr. Coombs Changes to the ACT Writing Section Interest: Another Cost of Borrowing Student Loans Do You Wonder if College Admissions Offices are Single-Handedly Keeping the U.S. Postal Service In Business? ACT and SAT AT-TI-TUDE

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What a 99 Year Old Wall Street Trader Knows

Although Irene Bergman intended her advice for Wall Street finance types, her wisdom can apply to anyone in any situation.  Bloomberg News recently highlighted Ms. Bergman for her longevity in a notoriously competitive business, stock trading. We can all learn a lesson, if for no other reason, than Ms. Bergman has the weight of a century …

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As You Commence…

    You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.   – Alan …

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Resting on Our Laurels

“It’s not enough what I did in the past — there is also the future.”  Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, commented when asked continuing her work as a pioneering neurologist at 100 years old.  I was struck by her matter-of-fact attitude, that a life’s work doesn’t have a “done” point.  The tendency to rest on our laurels …

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The Returns on Writing College Essays

While writing the college essays may be a stressful experience, the process of reflecting on your life experiences – gaining greater awareness of what you’ve accomplished and where you’re headed – will serve you long after any acceptances return in the Spring. Related PostsCalifornia’s Prop 30 and Possible CSU Tuition Increase Holiday Gifts for the …

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A Travel Guide

A Travel Guide The pressure is on to do what is right, not wrong. “It comes down to odds,” the pundits say. The law of averages will have their way. Much to our dismay, we give into everyone else’s sway. But, what exit should we take on life’s multi-exit highway? The vision becomes blurred, words …

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Immortality is in The Miracle of Change

In the Western Hemisphere, Winter is upon us. The leaves are falling and for many snow will be right behind, if not already here. Though change is constant, it seems more apparent during the Fall and in the stillness of Winter, with its potential for something to arise, that surely does with the onset of …

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Prudent Fiscal Planning (Part 3):You can’t always get what you want

In the third part of my ongoing series on Prudent Fiscal Planning, let’s discuss the often bugaboo topic of expenses. After following the suggestions from the last article in the series,  you should now have drafted at least your income scenarios for the short, immediate, and long term. Now, you are ready to look at the other …