Category Archives: Budgeting

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

4 Ways to Stop Impulse Spending by Scott Gamm

Distinguishing between needs and wants is a tricky area of money management, largely hindered by impulse spending. Tweet // And most of us have succumbed to the notion of unplanned purchases, whether in the grocery store or walking down the aisles of our favorite clothing store. Right then and there, we see an item and… Continue Reading

An Easy Way to Make Your Refund Last!

When it comes to your Financial Aid refund, remember that these funds are provided to help you with your out-of-pocket college expenses such as books, transportation or rent if you are living off campus. Tweet // After all, a good portion of these refund dollars may be from student loans that you signed up for. … Continue Reading

5 Money Smart Moves for the New Year – 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 2013. From credit cards to savings to student loans, it’s… Continue Reading

Meeting the Money Challenges of Adult College Students

Check out my recent Huffington Post article on meeting the money challenges of adult college students for some great tips!

Five New Year “Musts” for the Financially Fit College Student

The new year is a great time to reflect on current habits and make adjustments to the things we would like to change or improve.  While many people tend to focus on things like diet and exercise, spending a little time honing in on your college finances while on semester break would be a wise… Continue Reading