Paying for College

Freshman Money Traps

A couple days ago, I mentioned one of my frequently visted Web sites: Consumerist.com. You'll find lots of interesting and useful consumer-based information there, such as how to send email "carpet bombs" to corporate executives when you're having a problem with one of their products or dealers.

Now that colleges are gearing up for the return of all their students, there have been some helpful tips on Consumerist. One especially pertinent entry concerns how collegians can be "on the lookout for money-sapping, credit-ruining traps." Here are some highlights:

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