Financial Advice & Planning

Parents, Here are Some Things You Need to Teach Your Student About Money Before They Go to College

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As a grown-up, I can hardly manage my budget wisely at times, especially when you are a woman being in love with books, online courses, and all the “know-how” in the educational and writing fields. Just imagine how hard it would be to keep all the expenses under control, if you were a college student. …
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Creative Ways to Pay for College

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Most people understand that having a job and earning scholarships certainly help pay for school. But sometimes working a part-time (or especially a full-time) job can clash with classes and homework. It can be beneficial to find some other source of income, even if it just means that you have some extra cash to go …
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Why High School Students Should Start Saving for College Now: It’s the Little Things

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High school students are constantly told that they should be saving their money for college, but they often don’t fully understand why. Sure, there are the obvious expenses such as tuition, books, and housing but those are just a few big ticket items that they are aware of. However, there a lot of smaller expenses …
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How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for the Upcoming College Semester

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As you prepare to dive into this fall’s semester, I am sure that there are plenty of thoughts running through your head–but you are not alone. Students throughout the world are asking the same questions. What classes will you be taking? What extracurricular activities will you be participating in? Where will you be living? How …
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How To: Create and Stick to a Budget

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The dreaded B-word. Creating a budget is an essential step in understanding and taking control of your finances–whether you’re a college student or graduate. You may not realize the impact your daily choices have on your financial well-being. For example, if you buy a fancy coffee every day for $4.50 5 days a week, you …
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5 Ways to Make Attending a State School Affordable as an Out-of-State Student

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The biggest drawback of attending an out-of-state public institution for many students is that you will be paying a higher price tag than your classmates who are from the state. The differences are sometimes small, but some states add on a large price tag for out-of-state students. For example, out-of-state students at the University of California …
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