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Higher One Financial Calculators: All In One Place

You may have seen our Savings Calculator, or the Calculator to estimate your student loan payments. Maybe you came across the Make it Last Calculator the last time you visited here at $tartwithChange. If you’ve never seen any of them then you’re in luck because we’ve taken those calculators and put them all in once… Continue Reading

Make Your Refund Last Calculator

Have you received a Financial Aid refund but aren’t really sure what it’s for? Well, you’re not alone. Many college students receive Financial Aid refunds from their school when the total amount of Financial Aid awarded exceeds the amount owed to your college or university for actual tuition and fee charges. These funds are provided to help you… Continue Reading

Reap the Rewards by Staying on Track to Your Degree

If you’re like the rest of us, life is full of stress, obligations and demands. As a student, it can be a double whammy as you try to stay focused on school while balancing the rest of what life throws your way. The good news is you’ve already taken one of the most important steps in improving your financial health—setting the goal of furthering your education.

Empowering Students to Make Smarter College Investments

Good news for students! U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently challenged colleges and universities across the country to provide more transparency about costs and student loan debt— asking that the following information be included in student Financial Aid packages, beginning with students who are applying for the 2013-14 school year:

Life After College: Recent Graduate’s Guide to the Real World

[INFOGRAPHIC] Life After College: Recent Graduate’s Guide to the Real World

Get a Leg Up on Your College Finances

Check out my new article published by the Huffington Post for some proactive tips on keeping your college finances on track!    

Safe Driving Pays Off

Like many drivers, you may have experienced that feeling of dread when you see the flashing lights of a police car in your rearview mirror. Perhaps you didn’t come to a complete stop at that intersection, or you put a little too much metal to the pedal. Unfortunately, getting a ticket may not be the only consequence.

A “Healthy” Reminder for Recent Grads

If you recently graduated from college, remember you may be eligible to stay on your parent’s health insurance plan until you reach the age of 26.

Financial Literacy Google Hangout: Recap

Students were treated to live, face-to-face advice on how to manage their money while in school last week from me and noted personal finance expert and founder of HelpSaveMyDollars.com, Scott Gamm. It was our first Google Hangout—an interactive discussion covering topics such as how to pay back student loans, prepare for life after college, invest for the future and use credit cards wisely. Here are some of the recommended tips that came from questions asked during the event:

Challenge Week 4: Understand Your Student Loan Payment

Use this student loan payment calculator to estimate your monthly student loan payments. Then post a comment for your chance to win a $25 iTunes card!