Money Tips for College Students
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), ...
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 arrival of summer means much more than just warmer weather, cookouts, and graduation parties. It means a flood of recent college graduates looking to land their first real job, and those who have jobs using their vacation to fantasize about ...
What to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions a student has to make. Many factors go into deciding which school to attend and which major to pursue. While those choices can reverberate for many years, an equally weighty decision ...
Credit cards can be a great way to establish a person's credit history. But oftentimes, consumers are unable to qualify for a credit card on their own when they have no prior credit experience. They may need a cosigner to get them started.
For being such a small piece of plastic, there are a lot of important features and details surrounding credit cards. And most Americans have never learned all of the details. So, take the next couple of minutes to read through the facts; the ...
The average student spends over $1,000 per year on textbooks and other supplies for college. Add that expense to housing, travel, and tuition and we're talking about a major four-year investment.
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...
New Tips for Students
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.
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).
Have you finally decided to bite the bullet and replace that outdated, sluggish laptop?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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 ...
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.
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).