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Credit cards and College students: A good idea?

Dec 28, 2016 2:56:20 PM

Credit cards are awfully enticing. Pizza, PS4 games, full tanks of gas...you name it, you can charge it. And while it might seem that only an evil little demon of a financial tool could work that kind of magic, the truth is:

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Topics: Financial Education for Students

Financial goal setting for college students

Dec 26, 2016 9:27:00 AM

Don't worry, there's plenty of time left to be young, to be carefree, and yeah - even to be a little bit broke. You've probably got years before it's time to worry about some of the major expenses most of us encounter, and chances are that your cost of living is as low as it's ever going to be.

That means that this is the time - now, before things get really, really real - to set some goals. Here's a starter set:

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Topics: Financial Education for Students

The 5 Biggest Financial Aid Mistakes you Can Easily Avoid

Dec 22, 2016 8:25:00 PM

There are a handful is mistakes repeated by rising students every year – the age-old errors that frustrate industry professionals primarily because they are so avoidable! Here are the 5 financial aid mistakes that we’d love to never, ever see again:

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Topics: Scholarships for High School Students, College Financial Aid, Borrowing for College

6 Effective Ways to Get More Scholarships

Dec 19, 2016 11:56:34 AM

Scholarship dollars are perhaps the most valuable currency in the financial aid game. Each scholarship represents free money – no repayment, no monthly bills. They also, importantly, represent the faith that an individual or organization is placing in a rising college student. So, how to score them? Read on.

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Topics: Scholarships for High School Students

Deciphering financial aid and your eligibility

Dec 5, 2016 11:50:42 AM

As any rising Freshman or supporting family member can attest, “Financial Aid” is hardly as simple as its name suggests! Although there is no question that financial aid is hugely beneficial to its recipients (and well worth, we assure you, the time it takes to figure all this stuff out) you’re going to need to put in a little bit of time. We’re seasoned financial aid veterans, so we want to break down some of the basics for families just starting on the financial aid journey– we’re confident we can help!

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Topics: College Financial Aid

Student Loan Repayment is Coming: What now?

Dec 1, 2016 10:01:21 AM

It happens to all of us who borrowed for college: notifications from lenders that your student loan payments will soon be due. You’ll need to craft a plan of attack. There’s good news and bad news here: let’s tackle the bad first.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing