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5 Tips for the Holiday Break

Like most students, you’re probably looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the holiday break. But before you relax, take a little time first to size up your finances for next semester. Here are a few tips to get you started: Review Your Spending from Last Semester Not sure where all your… Continue Reading

Affordable DIY Gift Ideas

It’s all well and good to lament the commercialization of the holidays, but Aunt Gladys still expects something under the tree. If you’re short on cash but long on creativity, there are many easy, inexpensive ways to create a gift for your loved ones, and we’re not talking macaroni necklaces. One of the easiest, cheapest… Continue Reading

Show Your Loyalty

Chances are you have a favorite grocery, gas station, coffee shop and clothing store. When you find yourself visiting the same few stores over and over again, consider asking if they offer a loyalty card. Loyalty cards (also called rewards cards, points cards or club cards) usually look like credit cards, with a mag stripe… Continue Reading

Online Bill Payment to the Rescue!

Paying bills on time is one, if not the most important money management skill for avoiding debt and establishing good credit. But keeping up with bills and organizing the mountains of paperwork that our daily lives produce can be a challenge, especially for college students on the run. Fortunately, there are technology tools to help… Continue Reading

Money Matters Newsletter – Fall 2014 Edition

    Money Rules for Back to School Money goes fast. Try these tips to stretch your dollars till spring. Read more   Ready, Set, Save! With a little creativity and determination, anyone—even you—can start a rainy day fund. Read more   Make Your Refund Last Your financial aid refund is your lifeline for out-of-pocket… Continue Reading

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