Skip to main content

Did My Tuition Fees Go Up?

  Happy New Year ya’ll! Spring semester is here and as I was going over my course schedule and deciding whether to drop a course, I noticed that my tuition fees had drastically increased. I typically take two courses since this is what my stipend covers but previously I decided to add a third one. After thinking that this may not be a good idea due to my busy schedule I decided to drop the course but not before I realized that my fees had gone up by over $2K! I do remember there being some talk about the increase of fees and there being an open forum regarding this but I was not expecting the increase to be so expensive! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my latest YouTube video on “Did My Tuition Fees Increase?” where I am looking at the camera with a confused look. I am wearing a gray and black dress and my hair is short, black, and curly.   In case you did not know tuition fees include things like the gym, health services, the counseling center, and other services on campus that ser

Stimulus or Scam ?

 

(This a photo of me clutching my wallet with a surprised look used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Stimulus or Scam?)

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.

SUBSCRIBE: Stimulus or Scam ?


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The eBook is HERE! Purchase Below!

  That’s right guys my eBook is finally here! You would not believe how hard I have worked on this over the last several weeks. The purpose of this book is to provide Adult Daily Living Skills for individuals who want to or already live independently. The book has six ADLs with an activity and lesson plan for each. I also have an accessible copy for all of my folks who utilize screen readers. Be sure to send me an email with proof of purchase at duggan138@gmail.com and I will be sure to send you the accessible version for free. I hope to write a more in depth book with even more ADLs in the near future so be on the lookout! Now where is that coupon code? Check it out below! Figure 1: This is the cover of my eBook. I am standing in the kitchen smiling with my arms folded while wearing a white top and pink skirt. Coupon Code: Ms. Duggan Link for eBook Subscribe to my YouTube channel: Subscribe to My YouTube Channel  

Fall 2021 HEERF & CARES Act Funding is Here!! (FREE Money for College Students!!)💵🤑💰

  A few days ago, I was surfing on my universities homepage and I noticed that there was a message at the top regarding summer II HEERF and CARES Act funding. Since I was enrolled in both summer semesters, I decided to send an email to the person listed as the contact to ask if I could receive more CARES Act funding for the fall semester. Since I had been enrolled in the first part of the summer and had already received funding I was not eligible but I was told that another round of CARES Act funding would be given in the fall! In case you did not know HEERF funding is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Act that was enacted for college students due to the pandemic. HEERF provides billions of support in education through CARES Act funding for enrolled students. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my YouTube video on “Fall 2021 HEERF & CARES Act Funding is Here” where I am wearing a black shirt with a surprised look on my face. Now while I am not sure on how much you will receive thi

2021 FAFSA Tips!

  So I recently completed my FAFSA and per usual it took less thank fifteen minutes. This got me to thinking on a few helpful tips for those completing the FAFSA for the first time or those who were resubmitting like myself. I know FAFSA can be stressful for some and a breeze for others so these tips will serve both sides of the coin. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video on “2021 FAFSA Tips” where I am looking at the camera while seated in my office smiling in a black top. Use a Desktop or Laptop: Yes, you can complete FAFSA on your phone however when completing important documents using the largest screen possible is a must so that you don’t miss out on any important lines or other information. Head over to the Financial Aid office to use their desktop computers and get assistance if you don’t have one. Use the Transfer Feature: This feature allows you to transfer all of last year’s information to your new application. You can also transfer over yours or your