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Taxes 101 

Hurray it's Tax  Season - Refund! Show me the money! I have been waiting for so long to reclaim the hundreds that have been pulled from every pay check from all three jobs. This year is different. For the first time I have had to owe taxes to the IRS. This has essentially altered my …

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Read a Book! Grant Writing in Higher Education: A Step-by-Step Guide 

We're sure that you have plenty to read, but grant writing is a useful skill for the penniless grad student. For many PhD's, the grant is actually what pays their salary after graduation. If you end up tasked with securing funds to keep yourself in a job after graduation, why not look at Grant Writing …

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Graduate Fellowships: A Sampling 

In his 1969 film "Take the Money and Run", Woody Allen stars as the bumbling would-be bank robber Virgil Starkwell.  In perhaps the funniest scene, Virgil attempts yet another robbery, only to be foiled by his own terrible handwriting. Instead of scaring the clerks, his letter causes such consternation among the bank's staff that they …

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The Foundation Center 

At one time the penniless grad student seemed a very romantic portrait.  But now, those visions of waxing intellectual  whilst donning your thick-rimmed glasses and smoking Gauloise cigarettes in your professor's weekly salon has been replaced by smelly, scary subway riders, a travel mug full of cheap coffee and a roommate who gives lectures on …

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