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Money Tips for College Students


Infographic: College Alcohol Statistics

The answer to success may be as easy as cutting back on alcohol consumption in college. When you take the time to look at statistics, you can see how alcohol, debt and academic success all work together.

Student Guide to Credit Cards

College students: avoid crippling debt and build a solid credit history with our infographic guide to credit cards. Learn how to be responsible here.

Higher Education: Economic Boon or Bubble?

With the economic downturn of recent years, many Americans are wondering if a college degree is the answer to their employment woes.

Buying a car is a huge purchase, so you want to make sure you’re getting the very best deal possible. When you’re convinced that a used car makes the most sense (after all, the value of new car shrinks significantly once you drive off the lot), ...

Nearly one-third of survey respondents, believe 3 credit cards are too many for one person to have, according to a recent CreditDonkey.com survey. And 23% said more than 4 is too many. Just 9% believe one credit card is too many.



New Tips for Students

    10 Money-Saving Tips for Moving Out

    August 1, 2014 - By Lori D - Tips for Student
    It’s time to think about move-in day. To make the transition without digging a hole in your wallet, start planning for this big change now.

    Back to School Deals: What to Buy in August

    July 28, 2014 - By Lauren Ward - Tips for Student
    If you have any students in your life, give them a high-five for saving you some bucks, because the sales this month are all about school. Even if you don’t need to get school-related items, you have so many opportunities to get a deal on essentials (think office supplies and organization tools for your home).

    Best Time to Buy a Laptop

    July 11, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Student
    Have you finally decided to bite the bullet and replace that outdated, sluggish laptop? When browsing for a new computing partner that best suits your needs, you will quickly find prices that range from very affordable to somewhat outrageous. But if you stick to certain times of the year, you could save a nice chunk of change without having to settle for an inferior product.

    10 Smart Ways to Build Credit

    July 2, 2014 - By Sheryl Nance-Nash - Tips for Credit Check
    Credit is critical. There is no confusion on this point. With good credit, the window of opportunity is wide open. When one person – the banker down the street or the credit card issuer who OK’d your online application – gives you financing, everything that comes afterward will be easier and cheaper, as long as you use the trust you’ve been given wisely.

    7 Life and Money Lessons You Learned in School

    June 23, 2014 - By Tammy K - Tips for Student
    It’s so easy to think about which subjects seemed like such a waste of time in school – those topics that we never use during our daily adult lives. Once we left high school, we never again diagrammed a sentence or solved a complex algebra equation. But there were some skills we picked up that actually do continue to serve us well beyond homeroom. They are lessons that are worth taking a moment to remind ourselves of, to improve our lives and our financial situation.

    5 Ways to Find a Job This Summer

    Snagajob recently released their annual summer hiring survey , showing an increase in summer jobs and wages. As the job-search coach for Snagajob, I have unique insight from hourly-paying employers as to exactly what they are looking for in summer employees, along with the steps you need to take to make sure you stand out from the competition and get hired.
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    Study: Best Cities for Wanderers

    May 19, 2014 - By Tina O - News for Credit Tips for Young Adults
    Are you one of those people who don’t like to stay in one place for a long time? Do you dislike the concept of working more than two years for the same company because you want to keep your options open? Do you avoid buying furniture because it’s too much of a pain to move?

    Credit Cards for Beginners

    May 16, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for How Credit Cards Work
    Inexperienced in the world of credit and overwhelmed by the number of choices? There’s good news and bad news when you’re first starting out. The good news is your choices are limited, so you don’t have to do much research (and we do most of it for you, below). The bad news is, since your credit history is likely very short or nonexistent, you won’t be eligible for the more lavish of rewards programs. But your first card will help you get to that possibility, by helping you build up a track ...

    10 Money Saving Tips for a Road Trip

    March 28, 2014 - By Tammy K - Tips for Gas
    We've found the secret to saving money on road trips: A big dose of planning. Okay, that might not be much of a secret, but everything from those junk food indulgences to the stomach-churning cash spent at the pump can be managed -- and often minimized -- with a little advance planning.

    What to Wear to a Job Interview, Without Overspending

    They say you can’t re-do a first impression, and that’s especially true in job interviews. There’s a pretty good possibility that you won’t be the only person they interview for this position, so you need to do everything you can to stand out (for the right reasons).

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