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We might be a little biased, but there’s no better place to experience college than Buffalo. There are countless reasons why you should stay in the city for school, from food and nightlife to affordable living and the community of people. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of why you should think about staying in the Queen City for the next chapter of your life! The options…

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Gaining real-world experience in your field of study as part of your college experience is one huge benefit of internships—think of it as “trying on” your career to make sure it’ll fit. Internships are a smart move for many reasons, including providing an opportunity to learn new skills, enhance existing skills, network within your desired field, gain confidence and leader…

When it’s time to seriously start thinking about where to go to college, the number of options can become easily overwhelming. Thankfully, students and parents who have recently been through the process have some tips for vetting colleges to come up with a manageable short list of schools to look into. The biggest things to consider when selecting where to go to college…

Student loan debt has become the second highest category of consumer debt in the United States, behind mortgage loans. According to Forbes, more than 40 million borrowers in the United States owe, collectively, $1.5 trillion in student loans. Debt of any kind is scary, but for many, student loans are the only way the dream of attending college can become a reality. That…

There are more options than ever when it comes to passions to pursue in college as well as ways to earn a degree and other credentials. The most popular areas of study tend to include the same things each year, such as business, nursing, engineering, accounting, education, criminal justice, humanities, biology and trades/personal services. But for someone who has a m…

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Winter may be wrapping up in Western New York, but there’s plenty of cool stuff on tap for March. From spirituals to the sounds of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, news of these events is sure to be music to your ears. March 2: Rise Up! First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St., Buffalo Admission: $15; $5 for students under 18 Join Harmonia Chamber Singers for an inspirationa…

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Free bar snacks around Buffalo used to be near ubiquitous, with baskets of peanuts, pretzels or cheese doodles ready for any patron rolling through pints. All were complementary to the pilsners and lagers of the day—and drenched in salt, all kept patrons thirsty for more rounds. But whether because of health concerns, changes to barfly bar culture or the foodie-like int…

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Jason Lang has been to 47 countries—and hasn’t paid retail for a flight or hotel in over a decade. Lang strategically uses credit card rewards, bank bonuses, hotel loyalty programs and airline miles to fund both stateside and international travel, often in business or first class. He’s armed with more credit cards than 99 percent of Americans and his accounts often have…

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Looking to escape the house without dropping a lot of coin? Check out this select list of deals on local vittles and activities. A flick for a fin The Dipson Theatres in the McKinley Mall offer a selection of movies that have already enjoyed their run at bigger cinemas. If you can wait a few weeks after the premiere, 2D movies are $3 and 3D movies are $4 on weekends—it’s…

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Amy Jo Lauber is a certified financial planner and founder of the “I hate budgeting (but I like having money)” support group. She works with people at all income and wealth levels and speaks locally on issues ranging from “You Can’t Take it with You” to “Women, Wisdom and Wealth.” What is the biggest money mistake you observe? Many people come to me saying they’re 'a mes…

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The world will soon gather on a wintry Sunday evening to watch the ultimate champion crowned in a spectacular display of thrilling highs and agonizing defeats. Also, the Super Bowl will be played. Both the Super Bowl (Feb. 3) and the Academy Awards (Feb. 24) have become must-watch events, worthy of packed-house parties with table-length spreads. But which showcase gives yo…

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“It all started because I wanted to know how Keppel Street got its name, because that’s my last name,” said Angela Keppel, creator of the popular blog, Discovering Buffalo, One Street at a Time. Seven and a half years later, Keppel doesn’t yet have the answer. But she has uncovered the meaning of over 150 other streets in the City of Buffalo. “As an urban planner, I’…

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Throughout American history, there have been only four instances when someone has taken the Presidential Oath of Office outside of the nation’s capital; Buffalo is home to one of them. On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the Oath of Office in the library room of his friend Ansley Wilcox’s house on Delaware Avenue (the present-day Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Si…

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My last boyfriend was 10 years my junior, and I thought it my job to spare him 10 years worth of mistakes by telling him what to do all the time. As you can imagine, he got tired of that and left me. Reflecting back, I learned that just like with your own teenagers, you have to let people have their own learning experiences—no matter your good intentions. Today I’m a lot l…

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The holiday get-togethers may be over, but there are plenty more exciting gatherings around WNY to help get you through the winter. From sweets and soup-sampling soirees to a swanky new wine festival at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, there’s still a lot to eat, drink and be merry about. Feb. 2 & 3: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Bu…