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By Jodi Gonzalez, Contributor to Aunt BerthaWorking toward a degree can be an exciting time in a student’s life. It is a solid step toward a rewarding future and a dream fulfilled. However, for some students, it can also be a stressful time with outside factors such as food insecurity, medical or mental health issues,…

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Getting to college is a huge challenge, but for many students, having the basics to get by once they’re attending school is a significant barrier. Specifically, food and housing insecurity affects millions of college students every year. Food insecurity is a disruption of normal eating patterns resulting from a lack of money or other resources,…

School supplies

By Ellen Chang, Contributor to Aunt Bertha As students are counting down the last days of summer, parents are scouring ads for discounts on school supplies. The cost of supplies, ranging from pencils and backpacks to laptops continues to rise annually. The National Retail Federation, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group, and Prosper Insights and Analytics,…