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Why I Am Creating A Web App for Scholarships

A good reason to create a web app!

ScholarMama | Start-Up Blog

Basecamp Saas

I was asked the other day, why make an app for just for organizing scholarships? Who would pay for that? After all, there are apps like Evernote which store info,  and Pinterest which store links in boards.

Truth be told, both those apps are outstanding at what they do! But the issue with scholarships is that the info parents gather don’t just come from the web. They come from books, and flyers, and emails from friends, as well as quiet whispers among colleagues. And organizing them can be a huge chore. There are separate dates, requirements, and items each scholarship package needs that differ from one another. However, I had to tell my friend that I wasn’t building the web app for others…

I was building it for me.

If Something Is Useful, People Will Pay

10 years ago, BaseCamp (formerly 37Signals) began selling their BaseCamp product to other…

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Feeling pressured to attend college

I have to agree wholeheartedly with this

Cost of College

The New York Times Motherlode column shared stories and commentary about children who are not going to college.  It started with a request by the mother of a child “whose primary interests were in creative pursuits, and who is, at best, “ambivalent” about college”. 

…  “He loves to learn but heavy-duty academics are not something he relishes, so on that front, I don’t want to push him into a four-year college where he would be miserable and we would spend what amounts to a fortune from our meager budget.” College of some kind may or may not lie in his future, and she is trying, amid some support from friends and some judgment, to feel sanguine. “It would really help to hear stories from other parents whose kids found a meaningful life with decent work, without college,” she wrote, as well as stories of what children who don’t choose college do…

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It’s Never Too Early! Start Creating Your Financial Future Now!

Plan now or pay more later!

College Smart Radio

Erasing Debt on a Chalkboard I am the ultimate warning to ANY college student or college graduate!

The big news story over the past few years has been about the student loan debt crisis and how so many college students are graduating in the red.

Well, I was not one of those students, because I was fortunate enough to graduate from college DEBT FREE with $10,000 in the bank! Most college students would look at me as the “one who made it!”, but they would have to understand that life doesn’t end at college graduation, but it is actually just starting!

Life started happening to me fast and not long after graduation I married my high school sweetheart. Shortly after we said “I do” I found out that he had $25,000 in student loan debt for just one year of college!

This number took my breath away because the entire time that we were in…

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