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Post-Holiday Blues: Tips to Recover from Holiday Spending

Posted by Sydney on Jan 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

The holidays can be one of the most stressful times on your budget. Now that the holidays are through, it’s important to take a look at your financial well-being and get back on track in the New Year. Here’s some tips to help you recover and minimize debt from holiday spending.  

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Credit Cards vs Debit Cards: Which Swipe is Right for You?

Posted by Sydney on Dec 6, 2018 2:01:00 PM

 

This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend nearly $1.1 trillion. It’s no surprise that whether online or in stores, the majority of these purchases will be made with a card of some sort. Debit and credit cards are very different and have their pros and cons when it comes to holiday shopping. We’ve broken down the implications of using a debit or credit card this holiday season so you can choose the swipe that’s right for you.

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6 Commandments of Credit Cards:

Posted by Katherine on Apr 19, 2018 2:10:00 PM

 

Improving your credit score is imperative for saving money because it allows you to qualify for larger loans and better interest rates. Though your credit score may seem like some mysterious beast you have no control over, you can actually improve it with some small lifestyle changes.

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Yeezy Taught Me: Money Tips from Kanye West

Posted by Pierce Conway on Mar 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Throughout his music and speeches, Kanye West is known to have said some pretty controversial and sometimes downright outlandish stuff. However, throughout his discography he’s given a lot of financial advice that has proven to be profound. Here are some Yeezy quotes:

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What About Financial Education in College?

Posted by Cal on Oct 1, 2014 10:12:00 AM

More good news on the financial education front! The Council of Graduate Schools is pushing for universities nationwide to step up when it comes to financial education for students. Fifteen institutions are taking part in a 3-year project to “enhance the financial literacy of graduate and undergraduate students.”

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3 Ways 20-Somethings Can Get Debt-Free

Posted by Alexa on Sep 1, 2014 10:18:00 AM
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You've Earned Your Degree - But Can You Handle Your Finances?

Posted by Alexa on Jul 10, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Remembering back to when I graduated college, there are many things I wish I could go back and tell my younger self. Some are truisms that you can carry through life – like avoiding debt -- and others are more palpable at the moment – like hard work trumping your piece of paper.

I knew nothing about managing money when I graduated college and, sadly, I believe I was not alone in that experience. Most graduates – and there were 2.85 million in 2013 – are focused on getting a job, moving to wherever that job is and living in the real world – not financial literacy.

With that in mind, here are four basic financial steps you should take as a newly minted college graduate. If you're still looking for a job, these steps can still be implemented on a smaller scale.

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5 Financial Tips for Young People

Posted by Alexa on Jul 3, 2014 10:08:00 AM

If I could go back in time, I would do certain things differently. I'm not saying I have a lot of regrets. But when I was younger, I tended to have myopic vision. For instance, it was hard to imagine that one day I would be older. Even today, sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder, who the hell is that?

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Should You Purchase Your First House or Pay Off Student Debt?

Posted by Melissa on Apr 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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5 Money Mistakes Students Make in College

Posted by Melissa on Apr 3, 2014 9:55:00 AM


When I ask most people if they have any regrets from college, they gaze off into the distance, smile, and shake their heads no. But for me, I look back and there is so much I would change. I made a lot of mistakes in college, and unfortunately most were money mi
stakes. Here are five of them that you can avoid.

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