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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

4 Ways to Negotiate Like a Pro – By Scott Gamm

With the New Year upon us, we tend to start tackling our resolutions in many areas, whether financial, academic or health related. When it comes to managing money while in college, you’ll have a leg up if you consider these five money moves to make in the New Year. From credit cards to savings to… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 2: Understand Your Student Loan Payment 2013

Use this handy student loan payment calculator to estimate your monthly student loan payments…

4 Ways to Stop Impulse Spending by Scott Gamm

Distinguishing between needs and wants is a tricky area of money management, largely hindered by impulse spending. Tweet // And most of us have succumbed to the notion of unplanned purchases, whether in the grocery store or walking down the aisles of our favorite clothing store. Right then and there, we see an item and… Continue Reading

An Easy Way to Make Your Refund Last!

When it comes to your Financial Aid refund, remember that these funds are provided to help you with your out-of-pocket college expenses such as books, transportation or rent if you are living off campus. Tweet // After all, a good portion of these refund dollars may be from student loans that you signed up for. … Continue Reading

5 Money Smart Moves for the New Year – By Scott Gamm

With the new year upon us, we tend to start tackling our resolutions in many areas, whether financial, academic or health-related. When it comes to managing money while in college, you’ll have a leg up if you consider these five money moves to make in 2013. From credit cards to savings to student loans, it’s… Continue Reading

Meeting the Money Challenges of Adult College Students

Check out my recent Huffington Post article on meeting the money challenges of adult college students for some great tips!

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.

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

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