Category Archives: Spending Control

Run Your House for Less

Earning your degree while managing a family and household can be extremely challenging. There are only so many hours in a day, so sometimes we choose an easier path (like stopping for takeout), rather than one that makes more financial sense (such as making dinner at home). Rather than feel guilty about these occasional “misdemeanors,”… Continue Reading

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

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

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

Challenge Week 3: Plug the Small Leaks

Controlling your money flow should start with a good review of your spending habits. So this week’s challenge is to take a few minutes to review your spending by looking at your debit card transactions on your online statement or other spending records (i.e. check register, receipts).

Introducing Tips from LearnVest

Higher One is pleased to announce a new partnership with LearnVest to provide you with another great source of money management tips and resources.  LearnVest’s mission is to empower people everywhere to take control of their personal finances so that they can afford their dreams.  We hope you enjoy this first article which highlights what… 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