Author Archives: Ask The Experts

Renting and Rights

My friend graduated last year and recently started looking for an apartment. He’s having a stressful time, he says, because he’s encountering all kinds of weird stuff in the big city he’s looking in. Landlords want a lot of information ...

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What is Algorithmic Trading?

I’ve been reading a lot about the stock market lately (for obvious reasons–yikes!) and there’s something that keeps coming up that I find a little confusing: algorithmic trading. I understand basically that it’s a kind of automatic trading that uses ...

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When is a Dip a Depression?

When I read news about the stock market, I can’t help but be confused. Just a week or two ago the stock market was up, up, up–now it’s down, down, down (and maybe a little up, too?). I understand markets ...

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Understanding the Rise if Medical Marijuana

One of my friends has a relative who uses medical marijuana. I’ve never really paid attention to this kind of stuff, so I’m curious about it now that I’ve encountered someone who has been more directly affected. How does medical ...

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Alcoholic v Alcoholism

My roommate and I could use help understanding the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Her older brother back in New Jersey is apparently struggling with drinking problems. This is according to her mom.   Nobody has confronted him yet ...

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Market Madness

I’m really confused by how the stock market works. I’m reading all over the news that the market is crashing, yet nobody seems to know why. Investors sent Bitcoin way up and then let it crash way down. Just a ...

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Support for a Store

When we graduate, my friend and I want to open up a store. We don’t have grand plans for a startup, or anything: it’s just going to be a little local shop that sells things we really value. Of course, ...

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Preserving Memories

Graduation is looming for me, and while I think I’m ready to face the real world, I never want to forget about my college years. Lately, I’ve been feeling gloomy about the things I have to remember this place by. ...

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Success Stories To Share

I could use some help settling an argument with my roommate. Earlier this week, we were discussing the different positions that we were applying for after graduation. He’s an accounting major, so he’s trying to become a CPA or financial ...

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Improving Energy Levels

I have a problem, but I don’t know what’s causing it. My problem is this: I feel fatigued almost all of the time. I mean that I feel physically tired, not just sleepy (though I’m sleepy a lot, too). I’ve ...

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How to Say Goodbye

A few years ago, I got a dog. I adopted a senior dog, because–as a college student–I didn’t know if I wanted to commit to having a dog for another decade or more. I’m starting to regret that now. I’ll ...

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Budgeting for a Big Decision

I’ve been dating the same girl for years now, and I think I’m ready to take the plunge: I want to get married. The only thing I’m worried about is whether or not I can afford it! I’m not sure ...

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Investments and Edibles

I’m really excited about the legal marijuana industry. Everywhere I look, it seems like it’s flourishing. And I’ve seen in the news that new states are legalizing marijuana all of the time, so there are more and more customers for ...

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Handling Host Duties

My friends and I are just as broke as our fellow college students, but we enjoy trying to get “classy” once in a while. We’ve been trying to put together events every month or so that encourage us to get ...

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I’m having a lot of trouble losing weight. That’s not a unique problem, I know, but I think I’ve kind of come by it in a unique way. My major problem is that I don’t have enough time to exercise, ...

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Graduation And Beyond

I’m a college senior graduating this May with a degree in public health. I also have a minor concentration in anthropology. I’ve been spending the better part of my weekends job searching, which has been difficult, to say the least. ...

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Help Me Help You

Written by LISSETTE HARWOOD | FORMER CONTENT DIRECTOR AT DISTRICT CONFIDENTIAL   My family learned over the holidays that my brother might have a drug dependency problem. We don’t know for a fact, but everyone suspects that he’s abusing prescription ...

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Another Alarming Incident

I could use some advice concerning my sister, who lives in upstate New York. She had invasive surgery about 10 months ago and has been slowly recovering ever since. The doctor originally prescribed her Vicodin to help manage the pain ...

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