Posts Tagged ‘manage your money’

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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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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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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