The majority of college students now graduate with student loan debt. By keeping your borrowing to a minimum, you’ll have a much easier time in repayment. It’s important to know your expenses and financial resources…Read More of the article "Back to School Finances and Budgeting – Be Prepared and Informed When You Start School"
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You’ve finished off the leftover turkey and dressing and have shifted gears into holiday shopping mode. As another year comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back on how you managed your…Read More of the article "Planning for the New Year"
Have you ever applied for a loan from a bank and wondered why you were quoted a certain interest rate? I remember when I applied for a loan to buy my first house. I had…Read More of the article "What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Score"
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 take the time to review my personal finances to see how I’m progressing towards my goals and to make any needed course corrections. I refer to this annual…Read More of the article "Get Your Financial House in Order"
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to gather all your paperwork, W-2’s, receipts, statements, and related documents and work on completing your tax forms. With that in mind, we wanted to share a…Read More of the article "It’s Tax Season – Remember to Claim Your Education Tax Benefits"
The holidays are over and the new year brings a new semester. For many students, that means a new round of bills and expenses, which makes now a good time to evaluate your finances and…Read More of the article "It’s Time to Make Sure Your Finances are on Track"
Winter break is often a favorite time of year for college students. It’s a chance to go home, visit family and friends, enjoy home-cooked meals, and maybe do a little holiday shopping. Unfortunately, it might…Read More of the article "Five Spending Tips to Avoid Post-Holiday Budget Woes"
You’re in college and on your own, but you may still be learning to navigate the world of personal finance. Below are common financial mistakes many students make and some tips on how to avoid…Read More of the article "Financial Pitfalls for Students to Avoid"
If you borrowed student loans to help pay for college, you may not be required to make any payments until after you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment. That sounds like a pretty good deal;…Read More of the article "How to Save Money on Student Loan Payments While in School"