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Start early with a part-time job in college
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Start early with a part-time job in college

Getting a part-time job while attending college is one way to keep college debt in check because it generates money to help offset student loans.

If a student can put away $1,000 a month, "that's $12,000 (a year) less in student loans and not having to take that money out in loans -- a big savings," Shearer says.

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