An Open Letter to the Soon-to-be College Graduate

Spring break is over and you’re already counting down the days until graduation. You’ve already either sent in grad school applications or you’re sitting down filling out millions of job applications. All of your projects and seminars are starting to pile up and you’re just ready for it to all be over with. With all of this going on it’s hard to take a step back, breathe, and take care of yourself. Throughout these next two months you’re going to be more stressed than you’ve probably ever been in your years at college and you’re going need all the help you can get.

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Finals Study Tips

Whether you have a few days, a few weeks, or a few months of school left, the end of the school year marks celebration, conclusion of classes, and finals. Often with everything going on and the amount of time you need to study for finals, things can be a bit stressful. With a few simple steps, you can avoid the stress and find a way to study painlessly.

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The Importance of Professional Development Workshops

If you’re in college or are a recent graduate, I bet that you’ve likely heard of professional development or P.D. at least once or twice. In just about any career, it’s important to attend professional development workshops because they have so much to offer you and can be so benefit in your professional life for years to come.

As an education major, where funding for P.D. can be very minimal or nonexistent, I jump at the chance to attend a workshop that I think will help me. I recently attended a professional development workshop that I really loved. Not only did I gain a lot of information about the designated topic, which this one was about Blended Learning, but it really opened my eyes to how important professional development really is.

Today I want to share a few reasons why professional development workshops should be important to you.

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Perks of Having a Fitbit

One of the biggest fitness crazes right now is fitness trackers and step counters. The most popular of these trackers is a brand most of us know and love, Fitbit.

There are many different kinds of Fitbit trackers making a perfect fit for every kind of person, which is one of the things that make them so popular. However, despite their popularity, it seems like there are still a lot of people that don’t exactly understand what they are or what they do. That’s why I’m going to be talking about 4 perks for having a Fitbit.

Whether you’ve never heard of a Fitbit before, you’re interested in getting one, or are a loyal user and lover of your Fitbit, these benefits are important for everyone to know!

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Credit Score Factors & How to Manage Them Responsibly

Credit has a big impact on our lives. Credit score numbers give you buying power or leverage or it can also take away that power.

Your score is such an important number and it becomes available to us as soon as we turn 18. I can tell you that at 18, I was not ready to hold that much power over my future.

Your credit score is a number that determines your financial eligibility and responsibility to pay back loans. Sounds easy enough, but at 18 you want more than you can afford and once you get into credit card debt, it’s much, much harder to get yourself out.

Unfortunately, credit cards are many times a necessary evil to help grow your credit. Because at 18, you have no credit, but need it for everything. You need a new car? Then you need credit. Need additional and maybe nontraditional student loans? Credit helps determine that too.

With this number affecting your purchasing power in the future, it’s important to know the factors and how to manage them responsibly.

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Budgeting On A College Dime

The real world is expensive. There are so many things you have to pay for, like everything!

Budgeting is a great concept. Almost everyone understands how to do it, but the budgeting practice, well, that’s a story of its own. It’s hard to budget on a meager amount of money. Everything is so expensive! OR nothing you really want anyway! Even your basic needs are expensive: food, clothing, toiletries, and household items. I’ m not even talking about designer products, either. These are just your basic of the basics.

So do you want to know how to budget on a college dime? Here are 3 tips to help keep your budget in check.

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Traveling on a Budget

The joy of traveling is something many people share in. After high school, the world opens up and new opportunities present themselves. You head off to college or find a job, and suddenly, your options of things you can do in life are endless. The world really does begin to feel like a blank canvas, waiting for you to discover.

While many opportunities open up, traveling soon becomes a focal point for many. Going off to see the world is more common, or even just trips nearby to visit friends and family on your own. However, one of the biggest things stopping people from traveling is the lack of funds. Whether you’re working on paying off loans or trying to afford living expenses, there is still a way to save money to be able to travel!

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Ed Sheeran Gave Me the Feels

What can I say about Ed Sheeran that hasn’t already been said? He’s amazing, creative, funny, musically talented and makes me cry no matter what emotion I’m actually feeling at the time. His past albums have been amazing but in my own opinion, I think Divide has been his best work so far. Nobody can convince me he didn’t take a year long hiatus just to go fall in love with a woman then get his heart ripped out just so he can make this album. Okay maybe that’s not the case but I still missed his last year and I’m glad he is madly in love with his current girlfriend, Cherry Seaborne.

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Dating Tips From a Guy

Dating is hard.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or a guy, trying to find someone to spend your life with is a challenge.  That’s the whole point of dating, right? You’re trying to find that one special person that overlooks all your flaws, loves you for who you are, and would move Heaven and Earth just to be with you. 

Some people seem to have all the luck, marry their high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.  Hey, that’s great, but for the rest of us it takes a little more effort.  You’re probably not going to find “The One” right away but don’t lose hope.  Maybe you find yourself in a slump and start contemplating just how many cats you’d be comfortable owning.  Maybe the last guy you went out with was a complete waste of time and the whole dating thing just doesn’t seem worth it anymore.  Well on the behalf of guys everywhere, please don’t give up on us!

There are good guys out there, and I’ve put together a few tips that will hopefully help you find yours.  It’s not a perfect list but it’s just a few of the things that I (as a guy) feel are important and need to be shared.

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The Best Times to Listen to a Podcast

It seems like podcasts are really growing in popularity. People of all ages have become interested in them. From the college student to the middle aged mom, podcasts are definitely one of the cool new things. With that being said, I wanted to take the time to share with y’all 5 different times that I listen to podcasts the most. I really think these are the best times to listen to them, but the possibilities and opportunities to listen are truly endless! Let the Tribe 21 team know either in the comments or on Twitter if you listen to them at a different time that I didn’t mention today!

The best time to listen to a podcast is…

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