Category Archives: Budgeting

Challenge Week 1: Plug the Small Leaks!

Controlling your money flow starts with a good review of your spending habits.  So our first challenge is to take a few minutes to review your spending habits.  You can do this by looking at your debit card transactions on your online statement or other spending records such as your check register and/or receipts. Look… Continue Reading

Top Ten Freshman Money Myths

Starting college is one of the most important and exciting times of your life. Now that you’re all “checked-in,” enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from by chasing away these common freshman money myths:

Money Rules for Back to School!

As the beginning of the fall semester quickly approaches, you may be focused on packing up, checking your class schedule, ordering books and paying your tuition bill. But it’s also a good idea to review your cash flow and make sure you have enough funds to get you through this semester. Here are a few… Continue Reading

4 Financial Takeaways from “More Money, Please” by Scott Gamm

Students know how important money management is, but sometimes dealing with our finances gets pushed to the back burner. My new book, MORE MONEY, PLEASE: The Financial Secrets You Never Learned in School, (Plume/Penguin) centers around one common theme: personal finance doesn’t have to be intimidating – or boring, for that matter. If you’re determined… Continue Reading

5 Money Mistakes We Made Moving in Together

Via LearnVest By Leah Manderson Fresh out of college, my boyfriend of one year and I knew that we wanted to get married. We were in no position, however, to afford a wedding. Neither one of us wanted to live with our parents during our pre-engagement, nor did we want the expense of living alone…. Continue Reading

More Money Tips for the Next Phase of Your Life

If you’re a recent college graduate, navigating the jungle of personal and financial independence can be a little daunting. With all the excitement surrounding getting your degree and securing your first post-grad job, you may not have had time to think about some other very important life considerations. Here are a few tips to help… Continue Reading

Love & Money: 5 Tips for Couples Tackling “The Talk”

Via LearnVest By Gabrielle Karol “We need to talk.” Generally speaking, no good conversation starts with this statement … except when it comes to finances. For anyone in a relationship, money isn’t just something that you should talk about; it’s a topic that you need to cover together. In fact, of the many arguments that… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Negotiate Like a Pro – By Scott Gamm

With the New Year upon us, we tend to start tackling our resolutions in many areas, whether financial, academic or health related. When it comes to managing money while in college, you’ll have a leg up if you consider these five money moves to make in the New Year. From credit cards to savings to… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 2: Understand Your Student Loan Payment 2013

Use this handy student loan payment calculator to estimate your monthly student loan payments…

Stay Tuned for the Financial Literacy Month Challenge of the Week!

April is National Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate Higher One is bringing back its Challenge of the Week campaign.  Check back here on April 1 for more details. Each week students will be asked to complete a challenge related to better money management.  Students who submit a comment about their experience on OneForYourMoney will… Continue Reading