Category Archives: Budgeting

The Power of Your Credit Score

Your grade point average (GPA) may have been the single most important score that teachers, academic institutions, and companies used to determine your ability to learn and take responsibility. Because there was such value placed on your GPA, you probably … Continue reading

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I Forgot Care Package

Did your college student forget a few crucial things in between all the packing, buying, planning and moving? It happens. Why not put together an “I Forgot” Care Package that covers off on those bare necessities that everyone could use … Continue reading

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Planning for Spring Break

Spring break is right around the corner, and for many, the much needed break could not come any sooner.  With the harsh winter weather of recent, a warm destination is probably more than welcome.  If you don’t have your break … Continue reading

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Good money habits for the new year

Editor’s note: New Year’s resolutions are often all about habits: creating news ones, kicking bad ones. This week, we’ll talk about money habits, and how you can make resolutions to build good habits and minimize bad habits. While resolutions are … Continue reading

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Getting Banking Done

 You may have noticed them while listening to songs on Pandora, or while streaming cute kitten videos on YouTube. You can even watch them during episodes of Two and a Half Men. Wells Fargo has released a new set of … Continue reading

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Travel on a budget

Travel is a great way to expand your cultural horizons, meet new friends and reconnect with old ones, but it can get expensive. How do our bloggers do it without breaking the bank? For those of you who are traveling… Continue reading

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Cash Flow Monitor: Breaking the Habit of Breaking the Bank

Do you know how to balance your checkbook? (Or am I dating myself with even the mention of checks?!) If you do know what I’m talking about, then perhaps a better question since I suspect everyone knows how to do… Continue reading

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Living your life confined to the inside of a coffee mug can be harmful to your wallet

Do you know how much your latte costs over the course of a year? If you spend $3.50 a day 6 days a week to include study time, you spend $84.00/month. Per year, that adds up to $1,008! What do… Continue reading

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The financial surprises that can sneak up on your college bound child

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Chatzky, a blogger on our sister site Beyond Today®. Jean is a financial journalist working to help our community find solutions for financial issues of all stripes. In her post… Continue reading

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Stop me from spending! (Yes, there’s an app for that.)

Editor’s note: Today we’re excited to introduce Asha Richardson, a guest blogger from Youth Media International.  Asha’s a Bay Area  native and freshman at Mills College. She has been reporting at Youth Radio/Youth Media International for two years, and her… Continue reading

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