10 Free Things for College Students

Posted by Kristen on August 26, 2014

College is an exciting time, but it can be hectic. Between classes, working, and spending time with friends, you may just miss out on great opportunities that are only available to you while you’re in school. Here are ten not to miss: Photo by: Sean MacEntee Free Things for College Students Career Center: From the […]

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9 Student Loan Mistakes People Make

Posted by Kristen on August 21, 2014

I’ll be the first to admit that I made some mistakes when it came to student loans throughout college. Student loans are beneficial in that they allow people to get an education and a degree. But if used incorrectly, they can be a huge drain on your finances. Here are some common mistakes you might […]

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How to Save Money When You Go Away to College

Posted by Kristen on August 19, 2014

Whether you or your child is headed to college for the first time this Fall or you’re going back for another semester, you know it’s going to be costly. It doesn’t have to be hard to save money in college. Here are some simple tips to save on your college checklist: Photo Credit: Rupert Ganzer […]

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End of Summer Checklist for the College Bound

Posted by Kristen on August 12, 2014

The first summer after high school and on your way to college is definitely one to remember. You can look back at your high school years – either fondly or just happy to be done with them, while also being excited about college and everything that lies ahead. While you’ve probably focused on having a […]

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Studying abroad can allow you to see the world and create memories that will last a lifetime. But there are also drawbacks to consider before you head out as well. Many feel that you can’t put a price tag on the amazing life experience you’ll get from studying abroad. But you can. Depending on the […]

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14 Easy Tips to Save Money in College

Posted by Kristen on August 7, 2013

It’s hard not to talk about money when you talk about heading off to college this fall. Between the cost of tuition, books and supplies, living expenses, and having less time to work since you’re in school, it can really add up to financial disaster. Now that I’ve finally starting dealing with my student loan […]

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How to Save Money on Textbooks

Posted by Kristen on August 1, 2013

College is expensive. Even if you have been applying for scholarships or finding other ways to avoid student loans, there are many other costs besides tuition. One of the biggest costs in college is textbooks. Depending on your major and your school’s required textbooks, you could spend thousands of dollars per year on textbooks. But […]

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Merrill Edge 529 $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on February 22, 2013

If you’re looking to start saving for college for your children or other close family members, this week’s Free Money Friday offer is for you! Merrill Edge is offering a $50 sign-up bonus! How to Get Your $50 Bonus Open a NextGen College Investing plan with Merrill Edge. Fund the account with at least $5,000 […]

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11 Ways to Save on Food in College

Posted by Kristen on September 11, 2012

As if dealing with student loans and tuition weren’t enough, college students also have to figure out how they are going to pay for their everyday expenses. Besides lodging, food can be the biggest budget buster for students. But saving money on food in college is a whole different ball game. It can be much […]

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Should You Save for College or Retirement First?

Posted by Nick on July 30, 2012

My wife’s parents paid for the four years she spent in college leading to her bachelor’s degree. I paid my own way. We both went on to earn masters degrees, which we paid for ourselves. In the meantime, we had been saving for retirement, as well as college for our daughter. My wife is very […]

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