Tag Archives: budgeting

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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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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The financial surprises that can sneak up on your college bound child

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Chatzky, a blogger on our sister site Beyond Today®. Jean is a financial journalist working to help our community find solutions for financial issues of all stripes. In her post… 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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Balance check

As your focus on campus turns to those first papers and tests, you may have found the balance on your campus meal plan has gone down more than usual with more frequent purchases of study snacks. On my campus, the… Continue reading

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I’m spent.

And it’s because I’ve spent…$103.94 at Target®. It took a lot out of me to swipe my card considering my recent lack of frivolous spending. Yes, now that my 40-day ban on shopping for stuff is over, the floodgates of… Continue reading

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Underscoring financial responsibility

As someone who works in the student loan world, I spend a portion of my morning catching up on the latest headlines. A lot of times I’ll see stories about students who’ve overextended themselves borrowing or who are unaware of… Continue reading

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I do (want to save on wedding costs)

Since I just talked about ways for wedding party attendants to budget, I thought it would be prudent to speak to all those brides- and grooms-to-be out there as well. Now, I’m just a novice in the wedding planning arena,… Continue reading

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27 dresses

It’s the year of the wedding — for me at least. This year I’ll be a maid of honor twice and bridesmaid once. (Yes, it’s a bit Jane. ) Not to mention I’ll be a guest at a slew of other… Continue reading

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Getting over your overdraft fees

A few years ago when I was a banker, a high school student came in looking for help. He was freaking out because he had overdrawn  his account again and his dad was going to take away his car. “You… Continue reading

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