Category: Student Finances

Staying on track with your personal finances as a student will be easy with these tips from our experts on how to manage personal finances while in college. View our latest posts on student finances now!

There’s a New Bill to Help Student Loan Borrowers Avoid Late Fees
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When paying off your student loans, there’s one thing you don’t want; late fees.  Late fees can throw off your budget, delay future payments, and ultimately increase the buildup of interest, costing you more money in the long run. Luckily, there’s a new bill that will hopefully help borrowers avoid the accrual of late fees.

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Is it Ever a Good Idea to Pay Tuition with a Credit Card?
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Credit CardsFor many consumers, the most readily available source of credit can be found right in their wallet.  We have credit cards for general uses, loyalty, gas, and merchants.  Some of our general use cards, like a bank-issued Visa or MasterCard, may even have a fairly high credit limit.  With such easy access to financing, you might be wondering if it’s ever a good idea to pay tuition with a credit card.

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7 Mobile Apps that Will Help You Save Money
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mobile appsCollege is an expensive investment, so finding ways to increase your savings during the years leading up to it, as well as during it, is a must. There are traditional methods, such as 529 Plans and prepaid college savings accounts, which offer you the ability to make contributions over several years, but you shouldn’t limit your saving habits to these conventional options. You could actually be saving and earning money by completing everyday tasks. How? The answer is right in the palm of your hand. Your smartphone can unlock the door to a multitude of apps that can help you do everything from finding the cheapest gas to earning money while you shop for this week’s groceries. The rewards may seem small at first, but over time they can really add up. Here are just a few of the apps worth checking out.

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