Tag Archives: savings

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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Young professionals series: Protecting your paycheck

Editor’s note:  We at the Student LoanDownSM are launching a new series of posts aimed at those just starting out in their careers.  Look to these posts for tips on handling your money, and managing a lot of the “firsts” … 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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Could you borrow less for college?

It’s something to think about. I recently advocated for taking a look at your personal expenses to see if you could cut your monthly bills. As the end of this semester approaches, you may want to consider taking a look… Continue reading

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Doubling up on your discounts

I love a good bargain. I’m in awe of those “extreme couponers” who can somehow save hundreds of dollars on groceries. I think part of the trick is taking advantage of “double coupon” days at certain grocery stores. I clip… Continue reading

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Your budgetnista is here!

When I was in college, I remember having to plan twice as hard just to be able to buy a thing or two during the semester. Now that I’m a grown-up (yes, it’s true!) the responsibilities and bills just seem… Continue reading

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Getting to your savings goals

As you think about savings goals, it’s really easy to think about that ideal end state. For example, I want an emergency fund with six months’ salary in it, so I calculate out what that will be and I set… Continue reading

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Building savings into your budget

Okay, if I were a college student, I think I’d be sputtering right now: “Saving? Saving what? I’m borrowing money just to live!” But hear me out. It’s tough to manage your money when you’re in college. Borrowing thousands of… Continue reading

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Something new

Since January isn’t quite over yet, and we are all still on the subject of “new,” since it’s a new year, new semester (or term), new quarter (for those in the working world), it is an excellent time to make… Continue reading

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Back to school resolutions for new grads (and parents)

Why are we offering back-to-school resolutions for college graduates who aren’t heading back to school? Because no matter how old you get, most of us still get that “back to school” urge to start fresh when September rolls around. (You’ll… Continue reading

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