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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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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 Easy Steps to Switch to a New Financial Institution

Posted by Anora on Jul 19, 2018 2:03:00 PM

If you’ve been following this blog, you may have suddenly realized that you want everyone in your family to become member-owners of the USC Credit Union. However, they might also be hesitant to make the switch. The process of closing one account and opening another appears daunting, but it is actually very easy! If you want to share the joy of lower fees, greater accessibility, and better resources with a loved one, just send this blog their way to clarify the process.

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4 Tips to Throw the Perfect Fourth of July BBQ

Posted by Sydney on Jun 29, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Fourth of July is one of the highlights of the summer. For many, this holiday represents time spent with friends and loved ones, pride in our country, and a chance to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious BBQ! We’ve put together some tips to ensure that your Fourth of July BBQ is the best one yet!

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22 Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Posted by Anora on Jun 21, 2018 2:04:00 PM

It's June 21st, which means Summer 2018 is officially here! The first day of summer ignites universal joy and relief--even if you've grown out of summer vacation and don't get that coveted break anymore. Here in LA, summer means sun. Summer means fun. And summer means doing activities that you've never done. There's so much opportunity to grow, change, and explore. Sometimes the potential can be daunting. To help, we've put together a summer 2018 bucket list, full of ideas for adventure, bonding, and fun.

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5 Tips for How to Get Approved for a Personal Loan

Posted by Sydney on Jun 14, 2018 2:03:00 PM
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25 Financial Things You Should Know by 25

Posted by Katherine on May 3, 2018 2:10:00 PM

By 25 years old, you should have some grasp of how to take care of your finances as you begin your career.

You should know:

1. The three basics of a solid financial foundation:

Credit card debt paid off, emergency fund stocked up, and retirement account(s) in existence and growing. Everything else (travel, homeownership, investments) should come after.

2. How to create a budget. 

Because without one, you may not reach any of your goals, like buying a home, paying off your credit card debt or traveling the world. 

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4 Things You Should Clean This Spring

Posted by Katherine on Mar 8, 2018 1:09:00 PM

The “new year new you” vibe may have died down, but spring cleaning could help you get back on track. Here are our top four picks of things that should be cleaned spring:

1. Declutter

If you’re anything like me, your daily cleaning habits tend to align more with “out of sight, out of mind” rather than actually putting things away. This mentality, however, is the reason I have random junk in my drawers that I could probably just throw-away. Spend some time going through the places where you carelessly shoved things into and evaluate whether to keep or toss.

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