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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4 Steps to Take Once Your Student Loan Repayments Kick In

Posted by Kristen on August 25, 2016

Dealing with student loan debt can be overwhelming. But before you start to regret your college days, you can do some simple things to help pay down your loans besides just finding ways to make more money. Here are four simple ways to save money and deal with your student loan payments. 4 Steps to […]

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529 Plans versus UTMA Accounts

Posted by Don on June 28, 2016

When I was growing up, my parents used an UTMA account to save money for my college expenses. Back then, it was really the only way to save for a child’s education. Nowadays, the 529 is a popular option. You may have heard about both types of accounts, but don’t know what the differences are […]

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Your precious little one who recently graduated may have moved back home “temporarily” until they find a decent job or maybe they did so just to save money so they could pay down their student loan debt faster. Whatever the case may be, you now have an adult child living at home. If you haven’t […]

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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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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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