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6 Common Clichés That Are Bad for Your Financial Outlook

  Via LearnVest By Jane Bianchi – Whenever you browse Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, you’ll see them: Those cheesy life mantras that are meant to provide daily inspiration. You know, things like “Carpe diem!” and “Do what you love!” They’re often laid over majestic images of mountains, dreamy sunsets or kittens with big, adorable eyes…. Continue Reading

This or That: When Should You Buy Versus Lease a Car?

  Via LearnVest By Natalie Wearstler – In our new “This or That” series, we’ll help you weigh your options when it comes to choosing between two financial scenarios. Today, we explore whether it makes more sense to lease a new car or own one—even if it means having to take out a loan. Have you… Continue Reading

Your Health Insurance Checkup

Do you have health insurance? We hope so, because going without could leave you with thousands of dollars in medical bills—and it’s illegal. Since the federal Affordable Care Act took effect in 2014, students are required to have health insurance coverage, whether through a college-sponsored plan, parent plan, Medicaid or individual health coverage. College-Sponsored Plan:… Continue Reading

The Basics of a Checking Account

If you’re going away to college in the fall, chances are you’ll need a checking account. A checking account is a type of bank account that helps you manage your money more safety and effectively. You increase the balance in your checking account by depositing cash, paychecks, or other checks such as financial aid refunds…. Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Textbooks

When you’re planning for college expenses, you probably consider tuition, housing and food, but there’s another cost that will take a serious bite out of your budget—textbooks. Consumer advocate group U.S. PIRG found that the average college student spends $1,200 per year on textbooks, and that number is on the rise. According to a 2013… Continue Reading

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