Say Goodbye to the Broke College Student, and Hello to the Budgeting Graduate

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

7 Money Lessons For College Freshmen

The most exciting time is here – you are about to start college! You will get to manage your own schedule, and very importantly, your own money. It can be a learning curve – so let us help you with the first steps! Take these tips with you when you start college in these coming weeks: About credit – Your credit behavior now can make … Continue reading 7 Money Lessons For College Freshmen

Credit Card Use Declines Among Students

Are you in student loan debt? You’re not alone. The average college loan owed by the class of 2010 was up to $25,250 by the end of 2011. On a positive note however, on average, the credit card balances have dropped to $811, from a record of $3,173 in 2009. The percentage of students owning credit cards has also decreased from 84% to 40% within … Continue reading Credit Card Use Declines Among Students

How You Should Pay Off Your Student Loan

We realize that this is a long post, but for anyone struggling with student loan debt, it is worth the read. For recent graduates, the stress of paying off a student loan can become nerve-wracking. As we mentioned in last week’s post, some student loans are interest-free for the first six months. If your income can allow you to do so, then paying them off … Continue reading How You Should Pay Off Your Student Loan

Financial Advice for Recent Graduates

May and June are the months to celebrate graduations – to some, the beginning of adulthood. Whether you are graduating from high school or college, there are certain money tips recent grads should follow to get started on the right food – and avoid debt and other financial problems. Here are our top five picks: Be smart with credit cards – Always try to pay … Continue reading Financial Advice for Recent Graduates