Monthly Archives: October 2008

Staying ahead of your student loan payments

Last week I was talking with a friend of mine who is still paying off his student loans from graduate school. Like he does with his car loan and his mortgage, he pays more than the minimum amount. The extra… Continue reading


College fashion funds?

One of the first things I bought as a college freshman was a USD hoodie from the campus bookstore . And I pretty much lived in it for the following four years. OK, not completely true, but be sure that T-shirts,… Continue reading

Be the first to comment

Don’t be a victim

Identity theft can happen to anyone. And at college, you’re particularly vulnerable . You lock your apartment and your car, right? Your identity is much more valuable, so guard it just as carefully as you do your other possessions. Here are… Continue reading


Built-in fraud protection (whew!)

Mid-summer, as I was blissfully reading email, I received three order confirmations from iTunes  thanking me for my gift card order. “Wait!” I thought to myself, “I haven’t placed any iTunes orders!” I tried to stay calm, but there was… Continue reading

1 Comment

Protecting your identity

Last week, we commemorated Get Smart About Credit Day. This week, we’re calling attention to a related event: National Protect Your Identity Week . Spearheaded by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, this initiative is designed to bring identity theft awareness… Continue reading

Be the first to comment

Let’s get smart…about credit

Did you know that October 16 is Get Smart About Credit Day?  We’ve talked about it here on the blog before, but just as a refresher, it’s an event sponsored by the American Bankers Association to help bankers teach students… Continue reading

Be the first to comment

Financial wake-up call

This morning, as I was cuddled up and hitting snooze, hoping that time would go just a bit slower, my sister came into my room with an unexpected wake-up call: “There’s water in the basement.” After a night of rain,… Continue reading


Coupon Queen

Are you a coupon clipper? Generally, I’m not a huge coupon clipper. The savings are nice, but rarely do I find coupons for the items I buy regularly. So inevitably, I’d actually be spending more on items I didn’t really… Continue reading

Be the first to comment

Fall, falling, fallout

It’s October, my all-time favorite month! Golden leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and Halloween candy lines the shelves of every big-box store. Usually I’m breaking out the sweaters and baking up a storm, giddy with all autumn has… Continue reading

1 Comment