Category Archives: Spending Control

MONEY ON MY MIND $100 WINNER – ROURY G.

We are very excited to bring you the first Money on My Mind video contest winner! We received more than 400 entries from students across the country telling us about the #1 money management challenge they face while trying to balance school and non-academic life. Watch Roury G.from the University of Central Oklahoma as she… Continue Reading

Ready, Set, Save!

When you’re a student trying to finance your education and barely making ends meet, saving money may feel totally out of reach. But having even a little money set aside is really important, especially for emergencies. With a little creativity and determination, you can do it—you may even be surprised at how easy it can… Continue Reading

Make Your Refund Last!

Your Financial Aid refund is your lifeline for out-of-pocket school expenses such as books, transportation and rent. A good portion of these dollars may come from your student loans, which you will have to repay when your graduate or leave school, so spend them wisely. The first step is to make sure this money lasts… Continue Reading

Money Rules for Back to School

Now that you’re settling in for the new term, it’s a great time to review your cash flow and make a plan to get through the semester on a full tank. Here are some tips for a smooth ride! Review your financial aid package Make sure you understand the difference between grants, which you don’t… Continue Reading

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