Just because you’re in college and on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t take a vacation. College is the time to make memories, it’s the time to set out and explore the world around you. While tuition, living expenses, and textbook prices are going up each year it may seem impossible that you’ll ever be able to afford a vacation while in college but there … Continue reading In College? Need a Vacation that Won’t Break Your Bank?
Most parents appreciate the importance of traditional education in their child’s development considering the obvious intellectual and social benefits. Yet all too many forget that a financial education is also crucial for ensuring their offspring’s long-term well-being. The good news is it’s never too early or too late to begin sharing your financial wisdom and experiences with your family. By taking the time to teach … Continue reading Nurturing Moneywise Children
We’ve all been told to dress to impress. The only problem is affording such a wardrobe on a tight budget can be hard. A professional wardrobe can be extremely costly and many people lack the funds to line their closets with new trending fashions. We’re here to help though because every college student needs to have at least one professional outfit for that important interview, … Continue reading Dressing to Impress on a Budget
*sigh* Student loans. Nobody wants to deal with them, but without them, some would not be able to further their education. We have all heard at least one story that involved a ridiculous amount of student loan debt that would be enough to scare some away from getting a student loan in the first place. It is not at all bad to fear student loan … Continue reading Student Loans- Paying as go, paying off, how to handle
With student loans hanging over your head, the steep prices of textbooks and the miscellaneous costs of living on your own, it’s inevitable that a lack of finances can make some of the most exciting years of your college life pretty stressful. A solution to these burdens though could be way easier than you think. Every college student loves a good deal, but who actually has the time … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Money at Stores
Its that time of year when tons of movies are coming to theaters near you…but who has the money to see every one? With sites like Netflix/Hulu, or accessing HBOGo through your cable provider, you can have access anywhere to consistently updated movies for as little as $7.99/month. So sit back, pop some popcorn, and keep that $40 you would’ve spent on one movie outing in your … Continue reading Stay In and Save
If you’re graduating from college, congratulations! Here’s a free graduation gift: six smart money moves for graduates. Choose Your Job Carefully – If you’ve chosen your career, remember that a lower-paying job in your field is likely to be a better deal in the long run than a higher-paying job in a field you have no long-term interest in. Accepting a job in an unrelated … Continue reading Say Goodbye to the Broke College Student, and Hello to the Budgeting Graduate
You’ve heard the famous saying, “failing to plan is planning to fail”, which is true for all aspects of life. Are you trying to eat healthier or maybe save some money and not eat out all the time? Then you should plan for success by creating a meal plan that helps you in your pockets and your waistline. The first thing you need to do is create a … Continue reading Planning for Success: With Meals
A new Wall Street Journal article shows that Americans are losing faith in the value of a college degree. With the rising yearly costs of tuition and fees, many do not feel as if the cost is worth it. With government budget cuts and the burden that student loans can place on you, it is easy to feel like skipping out on college may be … Continue reading Is College Worth the Expense?
Financial education is not the most fun topic in the world, but it is important. Knowing how to effectively and efficiently do things like plan, budget and save, especially early on in life, can really set you up for financial success – or at least lessen the chances of you putting yourself in a not so desirable situation money wise. Ever heard the statement ‘When … Continue reading More Money, More Problems?