College gives students a crash course in many things, but budgeting is one of the most crucial. Here are 10 best tips to help college students with budget planning.Read More of the article "10 Best Budget Planning Tips for College Students"
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The majority of college students now graduate with student loan debt. But, keeping your borrowing to a minimum and setting a budget makes repayment easier when it comes time for repayment. Learn more about understanding…Read More of the article "Back to School Finances and Budgeting – Be Prepared and Informed When You Start School"
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If you’re reading this, you probably have at least one credit card already. Credit cards can be a helpful tool when used appropriately, including helping you establish credit and build your credit score. However, you…Read More of the article "Take Control of Your Credit Cards"
At the end of each year, I review my personal finances to see how I’m progressing towards my goals. I also take stock to see if I need to make any course corrections. I refer…Read More of the article "Get Your Financial House in Order"
It’s that time of year again. That is to say, it’s time to gather all your paperwork, W-2’s, receipts, statements, and related documents and work on your tax forms. Consequently, here are a few key…Read More of the article "It’s Tax Season – Remember to Claim Your Education Tax Benefits"