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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

5 Traits Tomorrow’s Millionaires Possess

  Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz -  Want to know whether you’ll hit millionaire status in the near future? Turns out you don’t need a crystal ball to figure it out. There are certain traits and behaviors that do a pretty good job of predicting your financial future. That’s according to new research from Fidelity… Continue Reading

Juggling Kids and College

Raising a child is hard enough without trying to get a degree at the same time. According to a 2011 report by The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), nearly one-quarter of undergrads in the United States—3.9 million—are parents of dependent children. If you’re one of them, and you don’t have someone at home who’s… Continue Reading

Preparing Your Finances for Study Abroad

Semester abroad on the horizon? Before you go, make sure you have all your financial ducks in a row at home. First, you should notify your bank and the providers of any credit or debit cards you plan to use overseas that you will be out of the country—be ready to provide your destination and… Continue Reading

What Women and Young People Have in Common: Money Stress!

  Via LearnVest By Jennifer Liu – What keeps you up at night? Maybe it’s thinking about that big presentation you have to give at work in the morning—or about how you still haven’t nailed down the details of your summer getaway yet. But more likely, your daily stresses come down to one thing: your… Continue Reading

Is it Too Early to Start Thinking about Retirement?

  When you’re in still in college, saving for retirement is probably the last thing on your to-do list. After all, your retirement is probably 40 or so years away, while you’re focused on more immediate concerns such as schoolwork, a job and day-to-day family responsibilities. But it’s never too early to start saving for… Continue Reading

The Obamacare Effect: Why HSAs Are More Popular Than Ever

Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz – Obamacare has placed many Americans in a pickle. On one hand, their health insurance plans generally boast lower premiums—but they can also have sky-high deductibles. In some cases, the deductible may be so hefty that they never even meet it. If that scenario sounds familiar, don’t fret—there are ways to… Continue Reading

38 Hot Careers for College Grads

If you’re graduating this spring, we have good news: according to a recent study by Michigan State University’s College Employment Research Institute, the job market for new grads is the hottest it’s been since the Great Recession of 2007–2009, and possibly even the dot-com boom in 1999–2000. The study, which surveyed 5,700 employers last fall,… Continue Reading