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Challenge Week 4: Discover the Power of Savings

Developing good saving habits early can help you create a financial cushion for emergencies and reach your long-term savings goals, such as buying a more reliable car or making a down payment on a house. Putting even a small amount aside each month can quickly add up.

Walking the Thin Green Line: Why Being Wealthy Isn’t the Same as Being Rich

Via LearnVest By Amanda Kelly – Would you rather be rich or wealthy? If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “What’s the difference?” Turns out it has less to do with your assets and more to do with your mind-set, claims New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan, author of “The Thin Green Line: Money… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 1: Plug the Small Leaks!

Managing your money effectively starts with a thorough review of your spending habits—so that’s our first challenge! You can do your review by looking at your debit card transactions on your online bank statement or other spending records such as your check register and/or receipts. Look back over your purchases for the last few weeks… Continue Reading

The High Cost of College Gambling

With March Madness upon us, many students’ thoughts are turned not just to watching the games, but to gambling on them. In 2013, gamblers in the United States lost a collective $119 billion, and some of that money came from college students—research shows that about 75 percent of college students gambled in the past year…. Continue Reading

Living in (Financial) Disharmony: 4 Reasons Couples Stress about Money

Via LearnVest By Emma Miller -  Oil and water. Prints and patterns. Business and pleasure. Love and money? If you’ve ever felt like those last two things don’t mix well, you aren’t alone. In a recent survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 47% of respondents indicated that disagreeing about money was… Continue Reading

Take a Break!

It may still be the dead of winter, but now’s the time to be thinking about what to do over spring break. Pitching in a few hundred bucks to stay with a dozen friends in a dive motel in whatever hot spring break destination they choose may seem like a good idea when you’re looking… Continue Reading

New Year, New You!

Ring in the New Year by making a resolution to review your finances and get your wallet back in shape. While many people tend to focus on things like diet and exercise, using the semester break to reflect on your spending habits and set a new course will yield measurable results in no time. Here… Continue Reading

MONEY ON MY MIND $100 WINNER – ROURY G.

We are very excited to bring you the first Money on My Mind video contest winner! We received more than 400 entries from students across the country telling us about the #1 money management challenge they face while trying to balance school and non-academic life. Watch Roury G.from the University of Central Oklahoma as she… Continue Reading

Ready, Set, Save!

When you’re a student trying to finance your education and barely making ends meet, saving money may feel totally out of reach. But having even a little money set aside is really important, especially for emergencies. With a little creativity and determination, you can do it—you may even be surprised at how easy it can… Continue Reading

Make Your Refund Last!

Your Financial Aid refund is your lifeline for out-of-pocket school expenses such as books, transportation and rent. A good portion of these dollars may come from your student loans, which you will have to repay when your graduate or leave school, so spend them wisely. The first step is to make sure this money lasts… Continue Reading