Monthly Archives: April 2012

Prepping for finals

Finals week is just around the corner for many of you. But you can start planning now to help ensure that you’re not dragging through the week fueled on coffee and 5-hour Energy®, capped by a case of the flu…. Continue reading

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How did you pay for college?

Thinking about paying for that hefty college tuition can be scary, but as long as you have a strong budgeting plan in place, you’ll be able to avoid the big “D” word (debt) by borrowing only what you need, and… Continue reading

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Get answers to your college questions

When you’re planning for college, you probably have a million questions, and your parents and friends may not always have the answers for you. Now there’s a new place to get the information you’re looking for: the Wells Fargo Community…. Continue reading

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Making the most of mobile banking

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time throughout the day with your eyes glued to your mobile phone. There are so many great things you can do on your phone, from checking email, playing games, keeping… Continue reading

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Teaching children how to save

Some of the most important lessons I learned during college happened outside of classrooms or lecture halls. Like, learning to keep track of my spending and pay monthly bills on time! And sometimes I had to learn the hard way… Continue reading

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Stepping outside your (academic, professional, and personal) comfort zone

I’ve always had difficulty stepping outside my comfort zone. I chose a college less than an hour drive from my hometown. I chose to dorm with a friend from high school rather than risk being paired with a stranger. I… Continue reading

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Choosing your student aid

College award letters are coming soon, if you haven’t received yours already. When you get yours, be sure to review it carefully. Remember, you don’t have to accept all the aid listed on your award letter. Every student and family… Continue reading

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Who wants to eat canned goods forever anyway?

I recently stumbled across the National Geographic TV show Doomsday Preppers. All I could think about while watching was, “Are you serious?” The official show bio states that it explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for… Continue reading

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Where can your major lead?

Choosing a major can seem like the most important decision in the world when you’re starting college. And while it is important, it doesn’t necessarily dictate the work you’ll do for the rest of your life. Some people stay in… Continue reading

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Your budgetnista is here!

When I was in college, I remember having to plan twice as hard just to be able to buy a thing or two during the semester. Now that I’m a grown-up (yes, it’s true!) the responsibilities and bills just seem… Continue reading

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