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Building Credit: What You Need To Know!

Feb 24, 2017

Credit – we’ve all heard of it but do we really know what it is or how important it is? I certainly didn’t when I was in college. This blog is going to give you some valuable information about credit. Having good credit is crucial in today’s society. It helps… Continue Reading Building Credit: What You Need To Know!

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High School to College: Being A Supportive Parent

Apr 08, 2016

Money matters, flaky friends, dining dilemmas and rusty relationships are all going to be among a few of the hurdles they’ll face. Heartbreaks. Student/Teacher conflict. Overdrawn bank accounts. No change for laundry. Pub Nights. Peer pressure. Room-mate drama. You get the idea. But how will they do it all without… Continue Reading High School to College: Being A Supportive Parent

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Habits of Successful Students: You’ve Got This!

Feb 24, 2016

A habit is defined as a conscious pattern of behaviour to act in a particular way through frequent repetition. Some habits are so natural to us, we wouldn’t even think to describe them as habit. For instance, putting shoes on before you leave the house – that’s a habit. Turning… Continue Reading Habits of Successful Students: You’ve Got This!

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Public Speaking: Tips & Tricks

Feb 10, 2016

“I have to do a what in front of the class?” – the dreaded moment when your prof announces that you have to deliver a presentation in front of the class has likely had many students flooding with anxiety. I’ve prepared this blog to give you some tips and tricks… Continue Reading Public Speaking: Tips & Tricks

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Budgeting – Tell Your Money Where To Go!

Oct 22, 2015

Do you avoid checking your bank account balances because you don’t want to see how much money you don’t have left?  Do you sweat with anxiousness waiting for the “Approved” to appear on the debit machine when buying your daily coffee before you head to class? As promised, I have… Continue Reading Budgeting – Tell Your Money Where To Go!

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5 Tips to Help Keep Track Of Your Bills And Spending!

Oct 15, 2015

  Bills, bills, bills. Being an adult is kind of overrated, isn’t it?! Bills and being mindful of your spending is just a harsh reality of being a grown-up. No longer are  days  you can count on your parents to make sure all  your bills are taken care of. Although… Continue Reading 5 Tips to Help Keep Track Of Your Bills And Spending!

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5 Things You Should Know About Financial Aid

Oct 13, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Financial Aid Whether you are a dependent student attending College straight out of high school, a mature learner, a sole support parent, married or a parent interested in learning more about financial aid options – this information should help. Please leave me a comment… Continue Reading 5 Things You Should Know About Financial Aid

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More about Celeste

Aug 11, 2015

Hi, I’m Celeste, a Financial Aid Officer at Durham College. I’m also a single mother to the coolest kid on the block! When I am not at DC helping students navigate the complexities of OSAP, scholarships, bursaries and budget planning – I am watching my son play competitive sports! Yes,… Continue Reading More about Celeste

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