Financial Advice & Planning

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 Cut the Cost of Attending a State School 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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