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Money Tips for College Students


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.

While in college, it’s normal to have help from parents or student loans in order to pay the monthly bills. So graduating and taking your first steps into the “real world” is often a very scary experience. This infographic helps to spell out the ...

The one class not offered in college is time management. Once you enter those college doors, you’re thrust into the very adult world of having to manage your own schedule and your finances – tricky activities that likely weren’t much of an issue ...

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), ...

How to Build Credit for Students

Rising student loan debt and high unemployment among young adults has made establishing good credit more challenging than ever. Good credit can help demonstrate to lenders your ability to manage debt and to be financially responsible.



New Tips for Students

    Study: Best Place to Buy School/Office Supplies

    August 27, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Student
    Though it might be a bit of an exaggeration, office and school supplies are essentials — for some people, their pens and paper are right up there with food and water. Still, the move toward a paperless society and the rising costs of ink and paper have made stores dedicated to these “essentials” struggle.

    Study: Best Places to Buy Textbooks Online

    August 26, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Reviews for Student
    We’ve all been there. It’s the second day of the semester and you overlooked one of the books listed in the syllabus. You go down to the campus bookstore, and sure enough, the line not only extends outside the store but it’s sold out of the book you need.

    Starter Credit Cards: What's a Good Starter Card?

    August 21, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips
    Entering the world of credit can be intimidating. There are a lot of different cards to choose from, tons of complicated terms, and many horror stories about more experienced credit card users struggling to pay off their high-interest debt.

    5 Best Student Finance Apps

    August 7, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for Student
    Here’s what no one tells you when you go off to college: You’re on your own when it comes to managing your finances. Maybe you’ll be getting financial help from mom and dad or you got a scholarship or maybe you have a job. Either way, this will most likely be your first time when you have to do some math every day regarding where your money goes – toward a muffin at breakfast, a new textbook, or rent. All of the little daily decisions over your dollars will have an effect on how much you ...

    Best Time to Buy a New Car

    August 5, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Cars
    Buying a new car is a huge expense, and it can be scary if you’re worried that you might not get the best deal possible. Luckily, there are some surefire strategies for purchasing a new vehicle at the right time. Here are some tips for landing a great deal on some new wheels.

    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.

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