college

September 21, 2017
A Guide To Understanding And Applying For Federal Pell Grants premium

Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014. One of the key components of financial aid for students comes in […]

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Jackson Wise
January 25, 2017
This is what to do if you’re struggling with student loan payments premium

If you’re struggling to make monthly payments on your student loans, the first thing to remember is that you’re not alone. Here are some simple things you can do to help bring your student loan problem under control.

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Amanda Reed
July 19, 2016
How to talk money with your college freshman before they leave the nest premium

Before it's time to load up the van and drive to campus, be sure you have one last talk about these three good money habits every young adult should have.

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Amanda Reed
July 14, 2016
Your college dorm-room essentials checklist premium

As you prepare to make the move to college, it’s hard to think of everything you need to pack. Check most of these items off and you’ll be in good shape.

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Jackson Wise
June 10, 2016
Gifts graduates don’t know they need premium

Use this gift guide to give the graduates on your list something they’ll love and really use.

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Amanda Reed
May 18, 2016
Don’t blow all the cash you get for graduation — here’s why premium

It might be tempting to take all that cash and reward yourself a little — or a lot — with a post-graduation splurge. But you should put the brakes on that train of thought.

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Leigh Camp
March 29, 2016
How not to be a financial fool premium

Mistakes are part of the learning process, and gaining financial wisdom is a lifelong pursuit. However, you can avoid some costly financial mistakes just by educating yourself as much as possible.

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Jackson Wise
March 11, 2016
6 cheap, spirited ways to show support for your favorite college basketball team premium

Your favorite college basketball team is in the journey to the tourney, and you couldn’t be more excited. There’s just one problem — making a trip to see the game in person isn’t in your budget. Still, you want to show your support for your team. Here are some cheap ways you can show your […]

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Jackson Wise
January 15, 2016
What every parent should know about 529 college savings plans premium

Whether your child is gearing up for college in the fall or you still have several years to save, you might want to consider a 529 savings plan. Not sure what that is, or unclear on the specifics? Let us answer some of your important questions.

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Jackson Wise
November 30, 2015
10 budget-friendly snacks for studying premium

Instead of ice cream and cookies washed down with a sugary, highly caffeinated energy drink, look for snacks with less salt, sugar, and fat. Here are 10 budget-friendly yet beneficial snacks that will keep you on track for acing finals.

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Jackson Wise