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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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Do You Need a Co-Signer? Credit Card Reform Act

How many of you have been tempted by a “free giveaway” to buy something? When I was in college, companies would set up tables, enticing students by offering pizza and t-shirts if they signed up for their products. During my… Continue reading

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Travel on a budget

Travel is a great way to expand your cultural horizons, meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, but it can get expensive. How do our bloggers do it without breaking the bank? For those of you who are traveling… 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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How was your semester, financially speaking?

When you look back on this past semester, you’re probably assessing how you did in your classes. Maybe you’re reevaluating your living situation. But have you given any thought to how you handled your money? With a few weeks of… Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Save

One of the greatest parts about being a Hands on BankingSM program regional manager is the occasional opportunity to trade my Wells Fargo desk job for a classroom by volunteering to be teacher for a day. During Wells Fargo’s participation… Continue reading

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Saving from your summer jobs

Summer employment is a great way to boost your savings and/or build an emergency fund. While temptation exists to spend your summer earnings, saving as much money as possible will give you greater comfort and allow you to plan for… Continue reading

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Staycations: enjoying summer without breaking the bank

Oh, summer! Don’t we love it? It’s the best time go on a nice vaycay or just spend some fun time with friends and family. It’s the one time of year where everyone can head outside, enjoy the sun, and—if… 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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