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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

It's the End of the Semester! Did you...??

 

We have come to the end of another semester and overall very different year compared to others but we made it! Now that summer is right around the corner, I thought I would share a few quick tips with you to tie up any loose ends. It’s the end of the semester did you…??

Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube video on "It's the End of the Semester. Did you?” I am holding my face with a stressed look.


  • 1.       Did you check your grade portal? Be sure to check over your assignments to ensure that the correct grade was posted. You should be doing this throughout the semester.
  • 2.       Did you register for summer or fall courses? Be sure to not miss your timeslot so that you can have first pick on the classes that you need.
  • 3.       Did you ask for any extra credit opportunities? If your grade is right on the cusp of the next letter grade be sure to ask this question so you can maximize your GPA.
  • 4.       Did you study? With so many projects and papers due don’t forget the most important part which is to study for your final exams. This is a good time to review any notes, re-listen to lectures, or join a study group.
  • 5.       Did you practice self-care? With so much happening, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Don’t forget to take a deep breath and do something for yourself to help you focus on the overall goal. This may look like soaking up some sun at a nearby park or going on a walk.

How are you handling the end of the semester? Do you have any tips that I may not have mentioned? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Also, be sure to watch the video below to on how to finish up your semester.

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