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Summer Jobs for Students

  Summer is here and there is money to be made especially if you are a college student! I’ve spoken with many students who are taking advantage of their summer break by working extra hours since they are either not taking classes or not taking as many. Are you a college student who is looking to make some extra money? If so, keep reading for a few helpful tips! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Summer Jobs for Students where I am smiling next to money emojis.   The first thing I always recommend is using your campuses’ hiring platform. Many campuses have a special platform that they use to post student jobs that are available on campus. You can also take a stop by the place that you would like to work and ask if they are hiring and how you can apply. Career Services is another great place on campus with leads on available jobs. In undergrad, I worked at a store on campus that served hot and cold foods. I actually was hired during the summer at an on campus-hiring

Stimulus or Scam ?

 

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It’s stimulus season again and that means the scammers are out in full force and they want YOU! This time around, individuals who were not eligible to receive stimulus checks previously like people with disabilities who were dependents can and this makes them a target. Typically, scammers look for people who are easy to manipulate like the elderly, college students, and the disability community. Last time I checked your stimulus did not include compensation for any scams so be on the lookout for their many tricks. While these individuals are becoming even more savvier there are a few things that often give their lies away.

Remember, if something is too good to be true than it is so go with your gut. This may sound like “Hey wanna make $100 on CashApp by giving me $10?” It’s a total scam guys don’t fall for it! Around this time you’ve probably noticed that the “opportunities” involving “building your own team of individuals to fast forward into financial freedom” are back on the prowl. These are multilevel marketing schemes and it’s NOT an opportunity. You basically do all the work and someone else gets the reward by you being on their “team”. My all time favorite is “The Sob Story” you know the person who has a terrible event happen where they need let’s say $1400 to help them out? I don’t think so I’d recommend they call Jesus NOT you!

There are many ways to avoid these frauds by keeping good company or individuals who are not obsessed with fast money. The people who you consider friends and family should have good judgement and commons sense. Also, feel free to tell someone you’re not interested or pretend you’re getting a phone call. There is nothing wrong with making up something to avoid someone who is wasting your time so don’t feel bad! Check out the video below for information on how to avoid being scammed.

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