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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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Plan your holiday spending

The holiday decorations started appearing in stores even before the last of the Halloween candy had cleared away—so it’s no surprise that the season of spending is upon us. As a college student nearing the end of the semester, your … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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Talking credit with your kids

There are all kinds of money-related subjects to cover with your kids before sending them off to college: the importance of saving, budgeting, managing a bank account, etc. And if their eyes are glazing over in boredom at these topics,… Continue reading

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Tudo bom!

Tudo bom! Summer is just around the corner. If you’re like me, one thing I always look forward to is taking a summer vacation. I recently took my summer vacation a littler earlier and went to Rio de Janeiro. When… Continue reading

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What’s on your card?

I had a chance to go out to lunch today and when I pulled out my credit card to pay for my food, the cashier gave me a big smile and let out an “Awwwwwww!” Why such a reaction from… Continue reading

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When a cram session won’t save the day

Are you someone who likes to put off the inevitable? Do you define “studying” as a coffee-fueled cram session the night before a test? While that approach may get you through a class or two, it’s not a habit that… Continue reading

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Fly back free

Any competitive swimmer knows I’m not talking about an airline promotion! Butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle are three of the four swim strokes—breaststroke is the fourth. Why all the swim talk? Well, my summer has been all about swim meets. My… Continue reading

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Does borrowing give you confidence?

Last week Barbara shared this article with me, and I have to say, it made my jaw drop. In a nutshell, a new study is showing that young adults are feeling empowered by their credit card and education debt. The… Continue reading

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Simple rules for success in college

Sometimes a relative, neighbor or family friend who is heading off to college for the first time will ask me for advice. And sometimes I offer my advice unsolicited. Either way, I always tell new students the same thing: There… Continue reading

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