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Q&A: A Financial Expert’s Painless Guide to Managing Money

Q&A: A Financial Expert’s Painless Guide to Managing Money

Does hearing the word “finance” make you snore? You’re not alone. Many of us wish we were better with our money, but just don’t care enough to figure out all the complicated jargon. That’s why financial advisor George Kroustalis wrote a fun, digestible guide called “Secrets to Becoming a Financial Badass.” By sharing just a few fundamentals, Kroustalis proves that setting yourself Read More…
6 Unexpected Costs Students Might Not be Prepared For

6 Unexpected Costs Students Might Not be Prepared For

Brought to You by our Partners at College Ave Student Loans Heading off to college comes with a variety of costs. Most of these expenses - tuition, dorm supplies, course materials, etc. - are planned for. However, there's a chance some unexpected college expenses might come up, and it's important to be prepared. Our partners at College Ave Student Loans Read More…
4 Reasons You’re Not Sticking to Your Budget

4 Reasons You’re Not Sticking to Your Budget

Brought to You by our Partners at College Ave Student Loans We've said it many times before - creating a budget is one of the most effective ways to manage your money. However, what good is said budget if you just can't stick to it? Our partners at College Ave Student Loans pulled together four reasons you might not be Read More…
Need a Summer Job? Work from Home

Need a Summer Job? Work from Home

Remember that catchy Fifth Harmony song from a few years back, "Work from Home?" Maybe they were totally onto something with that hit single, and it got us thinking... how can we actually work from home? If set schedules and busy commutes aren't your thing, keep reading and see how we suggest earning some cash without leaving the comfort of your Read More…
Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money

Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money

Brought to You by our Partners at Target With back-to-school season right around the corner, it's time to get serious about shopping. Between stocking up on living essentials, textbooks, new clothes, and supplies, this time of year can get busy and costly real quick. But even if you're not shopping for college (maybe you've just been itching for a wardrobe refresh?), you can Read More…
Money-Saving Tricks that People Swear By

Money-Saving Tricks that People Swear By

Brought to You by our Partners at College Ave Student Loans When it comes to money-saving tricks, we're willing to try just about anything. If you're in a savings rut, or just want to be more aggressive with what you put away, check out these three tried-and-true methods shared by our partners at College Ave Student Loans. The $5 Bill Read More…
The College Student’s Guide to Building a Budget

The College Student’s Guide to Building a Budget

Brought to You by Our Partners at College Ave Student Loans Would most of us like to live a budget-free, yacht-and-fancy-vacation-filled life, like that of a Hollywood movie star or certain reality TV family? Yes. However, do most of us actually live those kinds of lives? No. Especially not college students. That's why our partners at College Ave Student Loans pulled together this starter guide for building a Read More…
8 Ways to Save Money this Summer

8 Ways to Save Money this Summer

Brought to You by Our Partners at College Ave Student Loans Summertime brings plenty of fun stuff with it - warmer weather, no classes (or, at least, fewer classes), and a more relaxed vibe across the board. Just because you're in vacation-mode, doesn't mean your spending should take on a life of its own! Our partners at College Ave Student Read More…
Financial Terms Every College Student Should Know

Financial Terms Every College Student Should Know

Brought to You By our Partners at College Ave Student Loans With so many different terms and abbreviations, financial jargon can sound like an entirely different language at times. That's why our partners at College Ave Student Loans pulled together a list of the basic financial terms every college student should have in their vocabulary. Cost of Attendance (COA) Cost Read More…
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