Financial Advice & Planning

Building Great Credit In College

Here's how to build credit in college. financial advice & planning
Most college students don’t worry a great deal about building credit. In fact, the subject might not ever come up in 4 years at a typical university. The college experience is associated with being broke, living off of Ramen, and trying to study for a great career. Even if you’re not the picture of wealth …

FAQs About Net Price Calculators

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When searching for your future college, price may be important, but you should be looking past the sticker price. A net price will give you a more accurate and personalized feel for the cost of attending the school. Every college and university is actually required to have a calculator on their website, but you may …

14 Ways to Stretch Your Dollar in College

Here are some ways on saving money as a college student financial advice & planning
You work hard for your money, and when you’re a broke college student, you need to save just about every cent of it. But cutting costs in college doesn’t mean you’re locked away in your dorm or holding out on the things you want. Saving money as a college student doesn’t have to be difficult. …

3 Things You Should Start Saving For During College

Here are 3 things to start saving for during college financial advice & planning
With the cost of attending college continuing to rise year-over-year, it can be hard for college students to start saving money for during college into their budgets each month. In fact, college students aren’t the only group that struggles to save; according to a recent survey, 34% of all Americans have nothing set aside in …

4 Great Ways to Raise Money for College

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Far too many college financial advice programs talk about going into debt while neglecting to mention you cannot discharge federally backed student loans in bankruptcy and the high-interest rates you may pay. Nor do they discuss how to lower the cost of college beyond generic advice to apply for many scholarships, regardless of the time …

Money Saving Tips for College-Bound Students

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The fact that you’ve made it to college doesn’t make you an independent, financially responsible adult just yet. Daily outs and abouts in the first year can set you back more than you think if you don’t watch your spending. For a freshman, flashy jewelry, hip clothing, and all the trinkets that shine but aren’t …