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Money Tips for College Students


Compound Interest: Split Personality

Compound interest – the wonderful banking principle that helps your savings grow at a faster rate each year. Simply set up automatic deduction from your paycheck, sit back, watch your retirement grow and let your worries fly away. If only it were that easy.

College: The Best (and Most Expensive) Years

Lots of debate has been circulating through the U.S. in recent years when it comes to college affordability. With the economy in recession, Americans still combating reduced or no income, and college graduates defaulting on student loan payments, many are pressing for more affordable education options.

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 ...

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.

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 ...



New Tips for Students

    23 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

    October 22, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Student
    While leaving the familiarity of the U.S. might seem daunting at first, an increasing number of college students are studying a semester or two abroad before they graduate. There are many benefits to this experience, which, just a couple of decades ago, was deemed more for the eclectic and adventurous than the primarily studious.
    Madrid, Spain

    Best Places to Study Abroad

    October 5, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for Student
    There’s a huge difference between studying a language, a culture, or facts about global business and actually seeing it for yourself. College students who are able to study abroad get to immerse themselves in another way of life and learning that can enrich them on a personal level and also, ideally, on a professional level one day.

    Study: Best Budgeting Software - Quicken vs Mint vs YNAB

    September 15, 2014 - By Rachel Hoyt - Reviews for Household Spending Statistics
    If you want to get ahead in life, you’re going to have to make a budget and stick to it. Even those who have gotten a taste of fortune have learned this lesson the hard way: many lottery winners spent their winnings and then some. It was gone before they knew it. The hard truth is simple: you must spend less than you earn (or win) if you want to save up for a special trip or plan for retirement.

    Poll: Millennials Are Less Likely to Read Contracts, More Likely to Have Buyer's Remorse

    September 8, 2014 - News for Money Lessons Learned in School
    A new survey by CreditDonkey reveals that people aged 18-24 are more likely to sign contracts without reading them and to experience buyer’s remorse after making purchases.

    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.

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