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I am 17 years old, 18 in the summer, and will be attending Duke University in the fall for just about $37,000-a-year. My financial aid package gives me about $5,500 in grants, $1,800 in work-study, and another $5,000 in loans. My parents are taking out a PLUS loan to cover the rest of the tuition. I would like to start investing now so i can have some money available to me when i graduate. I am interested in something with a high return, but not too volatile for the short-run. Can you give me some investing advice? Or should i be looking into IRA's or something else in the long-run?
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