Financial Literacy

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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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

By Maniyah Goodwine It’s Valentine’s Day, and you haven’t planned a single thing for your partner. You’re panicking and stressed out. It’s always nice to show your partner (or even your friends) you care, but sometimes that’s hard when we’re in college between classes and pay days. Here are some last minute, budget friendly ideas…

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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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Do’s and Don’ts of Spending Your Refund Check

You’ve been in school for a few weeks now. You’re finally settling into a routine. You’ve unpacked, met most of your professors, and are finally adjusting to life at college. After paying off the term bill some students may receive a refund check.  Refunds consist of the money that is left over if your financial aid…

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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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