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Finance Tips for the College Freshman

The urge to spend money is everywhere, especially when you’re enjoying your new-found freedom as an adult in your college living arrangements. With limited places to store food (which creates the need for endless dining tabs) big tuition bills, end-of-summer entertainment, and clothing expenses, how can one possibly maintain money-consciousness and explore this freedom while keeping debt from crippling your college experience all at the same time?  eSmart Tax has a few tips that can help.

Posted To: The Daily Deduction
By: Lauryn on 8/28/2014 10:10:00 AM

Student Tips on Balancing School and Work Life

As you begin to tackle your college coursework, you’ll soon realize that the 3 or 4 credit hours for each class you are taking quickly extends to 6-8 hours per week when you account for class time, study time, and homework time.  Multiply that by the number of classes you are taking this semester and it quickly becomes 18-32+ hours each week that you spend on school. With school hours equating to a part-time job and your full- or part-time job on your plate, you may start to wonder how you will ever fit it in. This can get extremely overwhelming at times, but there is a way to balance it.  Keep these tips in mind as you work your way to financial stability and academic excellence.

Posted To: The Daily Deduction
By: Lauryn on 8/13/2014 03:32:18 PM

Paying College Expenses? There are Tax Breaks For You.

Even though the price of college increased only 2.9 percent in the last year, the average cost for four years of education in an undergraduate program at an in-state public school is still a staggering $73,564. When searching for ways to lighten the load of higher education costs, the information on tax breaks can seem overwhelming. This simple guide to the tax deductions can help avoid confusion and lower college costs.

Posted To: The Daily Deduction
By: Lauryn on 2/18/2014 05:10:00 AM

Tips For Taxpayers with Education Expenses

Education has often been seen as an investment for long-term benefits such as the ability to secure a lucrative career, advancement in society, and the means by which to gain a valuable skill-set. Additionally, education can also help people save on their taxes every year, at least in terms of money spent on higher education.

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