Financial Literacy

Home Away From Home – On or Off Campus

By Maniyah Goodwine You’ve had your first taste of the real world when you started college. No curfew, no overbearing amount of rules – for most people this was the first time they got to live alone. As college progresses you may become eager to explore your other living options. Maybe you’ve outgrown the dorm…

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Summer Travel Guide: Part 2

By: Maniyah Goodwine Here are a few more tips on how to save this summer once you actually get to your destination! Utilize your student discounts. Student discounts are often recognized throughout to globe. It doesn’t hurt to ask – you never know who may be offering a discount! Eat local. Eating local will allow…

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Tips for Graduating Students

By Maniyah Goodwine You did it! Well… almost. Graduating students have one foot out the door and are ready to take on the next part of their lives. Though classes and exams may be ending, it is still very important that you keep up with your finances. Here are a few things you can do…

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Summer Travel Guide: Part 1

By: Maniyah Goodwine In college, summer breaks are longer than they were in high school. You might associate vacation with being expensive and unobtainable – but with the right planning, it can be simple and fun. Create a plan. The first step is developing a plan. You must choose where you are going, how you are…

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Be Financially Smart When Buying A Car

By Maniyah Goodwine If your are tired of taking the Rutgers buses and ordering Ubers and Lyfts, you might be ready to buy a car. Maybe your job, internship, or volunteer work is located quite a distance from you. There are several factors you must keep in mind. Affordability: Creating a budget beforehand is crucial…

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Things to Consider Before Moving Out

By Maniyah Goodwine So you are ready to move out. You’ve reached a point where you crave your own space, and a little bit of freedom. Here are some of the basic things you need to know before deciding to take the final step of moving out. Depending on your relationship with your parents, moving…

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Creating A Budget

By: Maniyah Goodwine Budgeting is a necessary skill at any financial stage. Budgeting gives us a clear overview of our spending habits and can be especially useful when looking to take on a new financial endeavor, such as moving out or buying a car. In order to live life on a budget you must first…

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Financial Literacy Month

Since 2003, the United States has recognized April as Financial Literacy month. The purpose of Financial Literacy Month is to inform and educate students on the topic of financial literacy – or how money works. Financial Literacy Month is not just limited to educating students about financial options while they are in school, but helping…

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Dash for the Holiday Cash

By Maniyah Goodwine The holiday season has rolled by, and now you’re sitting on a nice chunk of gift money. While the new year marks the end of a season and sales are usually at an all-time high, there are better ways to manage your money. Follow these guidelines and make the most of your…

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The Holidays on a Budget

By Maniyah Goodwine That time of the year has come – the holidays have rolled in with the potential to wipe out your wallet if your are not prepared. Whether it be Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, or another holiday celebration, gift giving is usually involved. Exchanging gifts does not mean spending a majority of your money…

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