Financial Literacy

Spring Break Ideas

It’s spring break season again. While some of your friends opted for trips to Miami or some other warm weathered destination you opted to stay at home for one reason or another. Just because you stayed at home doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a week of boredom. Here are a few alternatives you can look…

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Valentine’s Day 2019

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you haven’t planned a single thing. You’re panicking and stressed out. It’s always nice to indulge in the holiday, but sometimes that’s hard when we’re in college between classes and pay days. Here are some last minute, budget friendly ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019! Treat yourself. It’s not a secret…

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New Year, New Savings

New Year’s resolutions may seem cliché but they are a great way to usher in a new beginning. Make some of those resolutions financial goals and start preparing yourself for the future. Become debt free. Moving into the new year without the baggage of the year before is always a step in the right direction.…

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Fun Things to Do Over Break

What to Do Over Break Take a class. If you’re looking to boost your GPA or get back on track, Rutgers offers a variety of winter classes.  If you aren’t looking to take an academic class, take this time to foster a hobby or an interest. Complete your FAFSA. Why not give yourself the gift…

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Holiday Money Saving Ideas

  Customizing simple things such as mugs and wine glasses are a cheap and thoughtful gift. Handwriting and drawing out meaningful things will definitely please as it is sentimental and close to the heart.  Buy people things they really need. Remember how when you were younger you’d scoff at getting necessities like socks or underwear?…

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Hosting on a Budget

It’s that time of the year again. It’s holiday season. Regardless of what you celebrate, one commonality of these months is the sheer amount of food that goes around. You and your friends may participate in a potluck or a Friendsgiving celebration. If you’re hosting here are a few tips to help you to be…

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Grocery Shopping on a College Budget

Moving to college is one of the early steps in adulting. The higher you move up the ranks in school, the closer to real adulthood you get. You may get your first real job, start your credit or even move into an apartment. Although from the surface these things may appear simple enough, sometimes the…

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Trick or Treat? Affordable Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching. While college students may not be trick or treating, there are plenty of things to do around campus that will allow you to get into the Halloween spirit. Here is a list of quick, cheap and crowd-pleasing costumes. Sim. Remember the computer game The Sims that was all the rave in the…

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Tips for Freshmen (and continuing students too!)

Bank near you. This will help you avoid unnecessary transaction fees and give you quick access to your accounts. Most banks offer accounts specifically for college students that have low or no minimum daily balances. At Rutgers-New Brunswick, we are currently powered by PNC Bank, which means their ATMs are located all around campus. Within…

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Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

By Maniyah Goodwine Although it may not feel like it thanks to yesterday’s snow, spring break is quickly approaching. College students around the country are buzzing with excitement as it is the season for taking trips. Here are a few tips on how to save money if you choose to embark on a fun journey…

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