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This is the boday: Read.  Read. Read. I cannot emphasize that enough.  Each book you read contain treasure waiting to be found. Each time you pick up a book, try and imagine how much treasure you are going to find in the treasure chest. Likewise, many students have “found” money just by reading books. For example, did you know the concept of bankruptcy came from the old testament bible? That being said, that principle was brought to the people of God to protect them from  the debt they could not pay back right away. How did I know this? By reading the Bible. Did you know a regular person such as you and I can get as high as 36 percent, compound interest on virtually any deposit? How did I know this? By reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Did you know any student from any country, as…

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In a previous post, I mentioned some unusual ways to earn funds to pay your tuition. As you have already guessed it is not going to involve loans. Community service is a wonderful way to earn your tuition. Community service come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can participate in any number of services. I would suggest participating in the one or ones you truly enjoy. I must make it very clear. Many of the community services available for your input are voluntary. So how does one earn tuition funds you may ask? Many institutions of higher education reward students for community services with what I dub tuition credits. You get a certain amount of tuition money taken off your tuition bill for each semester of work you donate to that community entity. This can include  anything from your local hospital, to the soup kitchen, to your church…

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Weird ways to pay for college There are some unusual ways to pay your tuition without breaking the bank.   Some of which have been discussed in earlier posts. Many moons ago, I had friends attend New York University. They were told, they could get an education free of cost if one of their parents worked part time on the weekends at the school. No one wants their mom and dad working at their college However, if you’re getting full ride, why not put up with it? Here’s one almost no one ever  mentions. Why not pray about it? You would be amazed at how powerful divine intervention can be when you let go and let God. There are churches that collect money to send their collegiate to college. The bible says “Ask, and you shall receive.” What organizations do you belong to? If you belong to, let’s say a church,…

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Compound interest and the rule of 72. Getting tuition money to finish your  education while staying clear of loans  is literally money in the bank. When you acquire the loans the banks and loan companies are so eager to give you, as with any loan that is not a personal loan, you will pay interest if you are out of school or have graduated past six months. Ere is where things get very interesting. The interest can go as high as 29 percent, compound interest. Let’s define compound interest and how it is used against you. This concept works for the loan companies and works very well for the banks If you are aware of this principle. you will be able to use it to your favor. Compound interest and the rule of 72 work hand in hand. The rule of 72 will tell you how long it will take…

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My fellow student, I have frequently written on powerful tools we students possess but we do not use. I know not why. Whether it be from ignorance or we are unwilling to use these tools. Whatever the reason we are hurting ourselves by not taking advantage of these means. In this post we discuss the means of habit. Most of us students are not aware our habits make or break us where our studies are concerned. They also work against or for us where acquiring loan-free funds are needed for tuition. Here are some fun facts to remember about habits. Habits will take us to whatever heights we want in our lives. You want to get your PhD your habits will get you there. You want to become the world’s best web designer your habits will get you there. You want to become the world’s first trillionaire, yes you guessed…

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My fellow student. Instant gratification is the poison of our student community. We get into a lot of trouble because we want everything in the now and will pay almost any price to get it. Half the time if we are willing to wait just a little while, the rewards are exponential as opposed to the reward we settled for. Let’s consider  the student loans for example. Student loans were originally created to help students get their education. You paid your tuition with low interest loans that you paid off after you found work after college. As you may be aware, the student loan companies and some politicians, make sport out of gouging students with high interest loans, and most astounding of all according to student loan scams, many students have PAID OFF their loans only to have the student loan company come back five years later with a letter…

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I used to watch G.I. Joe cartoons where they used to say “Knowing is half the battle.” Knowing we have influence as American students  is only part of it. Knowing what to do with it is quite another thing. How do we use this  force to impact the higher education system to benefit the student rather than the super rich to the detriment of the financially challenged student? What do you think the first step should be? Talk to me. Shoot me an email at info@scholarsfund.org.

Have you heard of the servant leader? In the Bible there several examples of servants, and other characters in positions of servitude that guided their land masters or “bosses” with their behaviors. With our actions we can create sweeping changes that will be enacted by the law makers themselves. We just described the servant leader. The student servant leader is a student that does what the servant leader does. That’s us. American students are among the most influential group of people in this side of the galaxy. The problem is we don’t know it. I can compare our situation to that of a horse that allows a little child to lead him by bit and bridle. If that horse knew how much more powerful he was than that child do you think the horse would allow the child to lead? Get it? The question becomes, how do we harvest that…

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In this post we would like to discuss the powers of a political leader or any leader for that matter. A leader is someone a group of people place some level of trust in. The greater            the leader’s ability to lead and perform functions expected of him/her the greater the trust. So great power tends to rest on the shoulders of the leader. On the flip side of that coin the power of the leader comes from the trust of the people he/she leads. If the leader betrays that trust his/her leadership powers goes out the window. My fellow student has you noticed when a group of people rise up and say they are not having a certain situation any more the leaders have to listen. I will give you a few recent examples. Have you noticed the sweeping changes in the major states such…

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We have everything we need; we have all the ingredients for this recipe. We have God, He says in the Good Book, ask and we shall receive. We have technology. We have all types of information at our finger tips. We have each other. When we put our minds together huge things will happen How do we combine the above characteristics to turn this tuition situation around? What’s your opinion? We would love to read it. Send your opinion to info@scholarsfund.org.

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