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Graduation Traditions Around The World That May Surprise You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 13, 2015 | Categories: Education, Holidays and Observances

Graduation ceremonies are a huge deal in the United States, from Kindergarten (some elementary – 5th grade graduations), middle school, and high school, to college/university graduations, that final day is special. In the United States, graduation is an important culmination of a student’s educational achievements. Many families opt to create custom graduation announcements like the […]

Unique Ways to Decorate Graduation Caps and Gowns

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2015 | Categories: Education, Fashion, How To

After years of thumbing through textbooks, slaving away over finals, and drinking more coffee than you ever thought possible, it’s finally time to take the next step in life. Graduation is the perfect time for you to showcase to the world your individuality. You’ve worked long, hard hours to get to this point, now have […]

Find The Best Gifts for Grads at Best Buy #spon @BestBuy #GreatestGrad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 14, 2014 | Categories: Shopping
#GreatestGrad gifts from Best Buy for your grad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. […]

Thinking of Going Back to School? I say… Do it! #ad #Infographic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 22, 2013 | Categories: Education, Infographs, Women

This is a partnered post. Infographic provided by Vista College… I went to college for a year after I graduated high school, then quit to take a, what I thought at the time, dream job. It was for the position as credit manager for J.C. Penney… it really was a great job for someone so […]

What’s the Best Cloud Storage for a College-bound Student?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 12, 2013 | Categories: Education, How To, Technology

Whether your kids are returning to junior college or a university, they probably have a digital device. Your kids likely have a laptop they’ll use for YouTube and the occasional homework assignment. They could have a smartphone or tablet with lots of precious photos and music on it. In addition, busy students have two curious […]

College Grads – What They Need to Know About Credit

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Education, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk
college grads - what they need to know about credit

Guest Post Image Source Recent statistics show that 22 percent of the American population has obtained at least a Bachelor’s degree. This number sits at an all-time high for the country, and it’s hard to argue the economic benefits of obtaining a degree. Unfortunately, it seems that credit companies seem to know right when a […]

What College Students Should Look For When Looking For A Place To Live

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 22, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts

Guest Post Students’ years are one of the most exciting years in a human’s life. This is the first time when you are leaving your parents’ home and going to live on your own. This fact gives all people the incredible feeling of being already grown ups, mature people capable of taking care of themselves. […]

Thinking Of Going Back To School? How To Balance Education And Parenting

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 6, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Let’s face it, the job market can be very difficult and full of stiff competition. Because of this, a college degree can be very important to career success. When a person does not have a college degree, it can lead to lower paying, dead end jobs that just do not satisfy […]

5 Ways To Save Money For College

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 11, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Image Source College education is expensive. But then again, if you want to be assured of a brighter future, a College Degree is required. If you want to establish a career later on then you should pursue College education. It may cost you a lot but there are definitely ways in which you can save […]

10 Ingenious Ways to Stop Housemates From Eating Your Food

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 7, 2012 | Categories: Food, Funny, Humor, Satire

Guest Post If you have ever had roommates, chances are that you’ve encountered this problem before: you come home from a long day at work/school, starving, and looking forward those delicious leftovers you have waiting in the fridge. But when you get back––your eyes all-aglow with refrigerator light––the leftovers are gone. Not just tampered with […]