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3 Ways to Manage College Costs

Posted by Sydney on Jul 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM

The new semester is fast approaching and students and parents are starting to make decisions about college costs. According to ConsumerReports.org and StudentLoanHero.com, parents and students alike should weigh the total costs beyond just tuition and housing in their decision process. 

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Smarter Banking, Smarter Life; 3 Reasons Why You Should Open a Checking Account as a Young Adult

Posted by Sydney on Jun 6, 2019 2:03:00 PM
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The Ultimate Finals Survival Guide

Posted by Sydney on Nov 29, 2018 2:03:00 PM

 

Finals Week is quickly approaching Trojans, but no need to despair! This means the semester is almost over and then it’s time to relax. Whether this is your first finals season or your last, use these helpful tips to Fight On through finals towards that long awaited vacation!  

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The Millenial's Guide to Saving

Posted by Sydney on Oct 18, 2018 2:04:00 PM

For a millenial, saving can seem like a scary word. We often look at saving as something meant for adults looking to buy a house or save for retirement, simply not applicable to us. However, starting to save in your 20's can have incredibly positive effects on your financial wellbeing as you continue into adulthood. Here are some reasons saving is important and some ways to start saving (even if you think you have no money). 

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5 Financial Tips for New College Students

Posted by Sydney on Sep 27, 2018 2:02:04 PM

College is the start of your adult life, and you'll start to see some changes in your day to day routine. From paying rent, to grocery shopping, to managing your free time and homework schedule, college comes with a lot of responsibilities you've never had to consider. One of these considerations is your personal finances. You might be wondering, "Where do I even start?". We hear you. Here's 5 helpful tips from our friends at Money Under 30 to follow as a college student getting started in your financial journey. 

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How to Survive Game Day as a Die Hard Fan, a Casual Fan, and a Member of the Trojan Marching Band

Posted by Sydney on Aug 30, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Game Day is a big day. Note the fact that Game Day is capitalized. It is a full on proper noun--an entire experience. As some USC students adamantly proclaim, “it’s as marathon, not a sprint.” They are pretty correct. However, everyone does Game Day differently. There are the endurance competitors, the casual spectators just along for the ride, and everyone in between. The USC Credit Union is here to support all types of Trojan fans. Whether you live for Game Day or you somewhat fear Game Day, we would like to offer tips and tricks from experienced tailgaters of all perspectives.

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your College Education

Posted by Sydney on Aug 23, 2018 2:03:00 PM

For many, college represents the best years of your life. From friends, to parties, to countless memories, college is special to almost everyone that attends. But sometimes we forget that the main purpose of college is to get an education! Here’s some tips for how to get the most out of your college experience in the class room (so you can have more fun outside the classroom!)

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6 Tips for Move-In Day

Posted by Sydney on Aug 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’ve done it for the past four years, or its your very first time, college move-in can be a pain. From the balance of too much not stuff and not enough stuff, to making sure you remember everything you need, it can be hard to master the art of the move. We went ahead and assembled 6 tips for you to make sure you’re a move-in pro!

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5 Last Minute Summer Activities

Posted by Sydney on Aug 2, 2018 2:03:00 PM

It’s August and you know what that means Trojans; the fall semester is almost upon us. In a few weeks you’ll be back in your dorms hitting the books, but don’t worry! There’s still plenty of time to make this summer the best one yet. Here are some last-minute summer activities that’ll be sure to satisfy your need for summer fun before school starts. 

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10 Financial Tips to Survive Post-Graduation Life

Posted by Katherine on May 17, 2018 2:28:00 PM

First and foremost, congratulations to the class of 2018! You have now entered an exciting period of your life where you can follow your passion out in the “real” world. Now is also the time, however, where you have to start thinking about your career, a place to live permanently, and paying off your student loans. When it comes to your student loans you typically have a grace period of 6 months after graduation until you have to start repaying. You should, however, start making a game plan. Here are some tips to help you get started:

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