Acing the First Year of College........ For Parents and Students

Resources for parents and students beginning the exciting time of college life.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money, That You Don't Learn in School!

By Robert T. Kiyosaki

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This special just-for-teens edition builds a foundation of self-confidence from which readers can realize their dreams of financial security in an increasingly challenging and unreliable job market. Teen-friendly advice, examples, sidebars and straight talk will supplement all of Rich Dad's core advice: Work to learn, not to earn. Don't say "I can't afford it" - instead, say "How can I afford it? " And don't work for money - make money work for you! No matter how confident or "good in school" readers consider themselves to be, this makes financial intelligence available to all young people with its streamlined structure, clean design, and accessible voice.

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Please Send Money. A Financial Survival Guide for Young Adults on Their Own

By Dara Duguay

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Written by a money management expert, this book can save young adults from financial ruin. Please Send Money is filled with dozens of real-life stories of young people, chronicling their money mistakes and offering prescriptive advice on how others can control their own financial destinies.

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Money Management for College Students

By Karin R. O'Callaghan

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Money makes the world go 'round -- Bank on it -- Understanding your money -- Credit cards are the chocolate in your financial diet -- How much debt is too much debt? -- Use your money wisely -- "Budget" is not a four-letter word -- The A-B-Cs of making money work for you -- The future is now.

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The Princeton Review College Companion: Real Students, True Stories, Good Advice

By Melanie and Joseph C. Sponholz

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"You've been accepted to college and people are telling you that it's going to be great. Well, it is. However, you probably have some questions about your first year of school: How do you balance your schoolwork, job, sports, and social life? Should you join a fraternity/sorority? How do you open a bank account and balance your checkbook? The College Companion is here to help. Joe and Melanie Sponholz, two real graduates from two very different colleges, get you the inside scoop. And helping them out are the more than 56,000 students who have responded to The Princeton Review's annual campus surveys.

"Inside you'll find: -- Handy alternatives to killing your roommate -- Suggestions for fitting all your stuff into a tiny dorm room -- Study techniques, exam strategies, and paper-writing wisdom -- Answers to questions on choosing a major -- Everything you want to know about the social life but were afraid to ask (including drinking, dating, sex, and Greek life). What can you learn from the experiences of other students? Lots. We'll help make sure your freshman year is (as everyone will tell you) 'one of the best years of your life.'"

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Letters from Campus: College Girls' Insights for High School Graduates

By Donna Margaret Greene

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"College can be formidable, unknown territory, and every entering freshman wants to hear from someone who's been there. Included here are real advice letters from campus, written by 73 girls from 24 universities, on issues like leaving home, making new friends, loneliness, campus life, defending your faith, and more. Each chapter includes Scripture, observations from the author, who has guided generations of students to make the college transition, and heartfelt, unguarded advice from girls in the thick of the college experience."

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Parent's Guide to College and Careers: How to Help, Not Hover

By Barbara Cooke

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"Parents have good reason to be concerned about their kids education and career decisions. The ever-changing job market and burdensome college loans can make it very difficult for young people to launch an independent life without the help and support of their parents. This upbeat handbook gives down-to-earth advice for parents who want to constructively help with their child s college and career planning, without micromanaging or hounding. Experienced career counsellor Barbara Cooke opens parents eyes to facts and strategies for mentoring their kids in this critical area, including the reshaped job market, the importance of wise career picks in the face of large student loans, how to connect interests to work, and informational interviews to learn about careers. Cooke also reveals how parents assist their children as they evaluate their postsecondary education options, explore college majors, seek financial aid, assess whether to go away to college or stay at home, and much more."

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The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up

By Barbara K. Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore

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"Draws on the author's ground-breaking studies in parent-child communication to analyze how today's electronic devices may be reinforcing college-age children's dependency on their parents, sharing practical advice on navigating a healthy transition toward emancipation."

iConnected parenting 101 -- The electronic tether : communication between today's college students and their parents -- Can college kids grow up on an electronic tether? -- What colleges and universities say when iConnecting crosses the line -- Students' concerns about being so close to their parents -- The parents' side of being so involved -- Moms and dads, sons and daughters : styles of communicating -- Students with learning issues and medical concerns -- Mental health issues at college : a challenge for all parents -- iConnecting after college -- How parents can stay close but let their kids grow up.

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Broke! A College Student's Guide to Getting by on Less

By Supurna Banerjee, editor

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"Want to know the secret to living on less while having a great time at college? College students give you the scoop on: How to save money on housing and food Earning fast cash (legally of course!) Managing a budget Scoring a great travel deal and much more! Benefit from their wisdom...and learn from their mistakes... ."

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Unlocking Potential: College and Other Choices for People with LD and AD/HD

By Juliana M. Taymans and Lynda L. West with Madeline Sullivan, editors

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"...explores postsecondary school options for young people with LD and AD/HD. Guidance is offered about what to look for in a college or vocational program, how to find the right match between student and school, and how to navigate the admissions process. Course selection, legal rights, study aids, and remedial supports are also discussed, as well as advice on finding a job after college or right out of high school."

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The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program For Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan that Really Works

By Daphne Oz

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"Figuring out how to eat right and stay healthy on your own can be hard! Here is help from someone who's been there. Like many girls, Daphne Oz struggled with her weight as a teenager and hated the extreme restrictions of fad diets. She wanted to find a healthy lifestyle solution that would let her enjoy a full college experience without packing on the proverbial Freshman 15...The transition to college life presents a golden opportunity to seize control of your health for good, and now the secrets of Daphne's success are available to you..."

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