Category Archives: Money management

Kicking your bad money habits in 2014

Most everyone has bad habit or two when it comes to money. The turning of the new year is a great time to get started kicking your bad money habits. You may already know what things you’d like to change, but if … Continue reading

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Good money habits for the new year

Editor’s note: New Year’s resolutions are often all about habits: creating news ones, kicking bad ones. This week, we’ll talk about money habits, and how you can make resolutions to build good habits and minimize bad habits. While resolutions are … Continue reading

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Exit counseling for your private loans

Fall graduation is almost here which means soon it will be time for students to attend exit counseling sessions. When you borrow money from certain student loan programs, like the Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized loan, the federal government requires schools … Continue reading

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Plan your holiday spending

The holiday decorations started appearing in stores even before the last of the Halloween candy had cleared away—so it’s no surprise that the season of spending is upon us. As a college student nearing the end of the semester, your … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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Summer Abroad

When I was in high school, my best friend and I decided that we really wanted to study in France , so we pushed our French studies, researched exchange programs with our teachers and school counselors, and went through a… Continue reading

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Cash Flow Monitor: Breaking the Habit of Breaking the Bank

Do you know how to balance your checkbook? (Or am I dating myself with even the mention of checks?!) If you do know what I’m talking about, then perhaps a better question since I suspect everyone knows how to do… Continue reading

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Financial aid tools to keep at your fingertips

The next few months will be the heart of college planning for many high school seniors. It’s when you complete the FAFSA, receive your award letter and make your decisions about financial aid, including student loans. Because it’s a busy… Continue reading

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Living your life confined to the inside of a coffee mug can be harmful to your wallet

Do you know how much your latte costs over the course of a year? If you spend $3.50 a day 6 days a week to include study time, you spend $84.00/month. Per year, that adds up to $1,008! What do… Continue reading

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Holiday Spending Tips

The holidays are a fun and exciting time, but can also be expensive. For students and recent graduates who are on a budget, I found this great article on how to watch your pennies during the sales rush. Here are… Continue reading

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