Financial Advice & Planning

14 Ways to Stretch Your Dollar in College

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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 …

6 Types of Part-Time Jobs for College Students

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The majority of students do work at least some hours while they are in school. When picturing jobs for students, many people likely envision working in fast-food restaurants or retail establishments. These are certainly very common jobs for college students. However, they are by no means the only options. Today, college students have a wide …

How To Graduate From College With Minimum Debt

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With the cost of college, graduating with no debt is reserved only for a lucky few. For the majority of students, graduating with some amount of debt is inevitable. There’s nothing you can do about that reality. However, with some savvy planning, you can reduce your overall debt substantially. If graduating with minimum debt is …

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Budget in College

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As they go away to college for the first time, many students find themselves slightly unprepared to be handling their own finances. While you may have had some experience in high school with managing money, the odds are good that you’ve never been entirely responsible for your own budget the way you are in college. …