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22 Dec: 5 Affordable Christmas Mission Trips to Take This Winter

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…with a bag full of mission trips over Christmas break! Not quite the carol you’re well accustomed to, but why not? Waiting until spring break for your next getaway is so ‘90s. Winter mission trips are an excellent time to get out of dodge while exercising your altruistic side. While you most likely have more vacation time to spare, this is a great reason to take a break from the harsh realities of winter. Looking to avoid those holiday obligations? Or maybe the opposite — you might want to take a break with…

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05 Dec: 7 Best Places to Retire in the World on a Budget

Question: What could possibly make the idea of retiring more tantalizing? Retiring abroad… on a budget! It’s truly a dream come true; you get to choose the culture and climate that really moves you and explore it until you drop. No commitments, no worries, no pricey resorts. Just you and the sound of waves gently lapping up on pristine beaches. If you’re looking for the best places to retire in the world on a budget, you’ve come to the right place!  It can seem a little far fetched, right? Retiring in paradise? That’s reserved for billionaires. News flash: The best…

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05 Dec: What to Do on a Gap Year With No Money

You might be hustling and shuffling to make ends meet dreaming of that next great getaway. Or maybe you’re doing overtime in the library to finish that degree. Both? We feel your struggle and can testify that it is indeed real. The bustle of a busy life rarely seems to give you a break. So why not hit the road and take a cheap gap year? Because, yes — it is possible! But now you’re wondering what to do on a gap year with no money, right? There’s often this connotation that you must have a lot of money to…

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05 Dec: Your Comprehensive 12 Month Fundraising Plan for 2020

A year sounds like a long time until… it’s not. That’s why you need to create a comprehensive fundraising plan to keep you on track. If you don’t create tangible goals and set yourself up for success those months will fly by before you know it. It can be overwhelming to think about all the fundraising stories and letters you need to write, Instagram posts you need to polish, and bake sales you need to organize to meet your fundraising goals. That’s why we’ve laid out a fundraising plan example for you to peruse at your leisure! It gives you…

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27 Nov: Is Studying Abroad in Berlin Cheap?

In the early 2000s, Berlin’s mayor at the time declared, “Berlin ist arm, aber sexy”. Berlin is poor, but sexy to be sure. However, you won’t be going poor any time soon studying abroad in this trendy European capital. Poppin’ nightlife empire after dark and buzzing tech startup hub by day, Berlin enjoys a reputation as an up-and-coming cultural center. If you’re looking to study abroad here, you’ll find more than just a deeply rich history and hip vegan restaurants. That’s because the Berlin student living cost is dramatically cheaper than most European capitals.  Yup, that means more bang for…