Advice & News

16
Sep
How to Save on Halloween Costumes

It is that time of year. In just a couple week little ghosts, goblins, and animals will be prowling the streets for sugary treats. In addition to the sweet stuff, getting dressed up is perhaps the most important part of Halloween. But these days costumes can cost more than an arm and a leg, and […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
15
Sep
Online Banking for Students

If you are one of the many out-of-state college students you may find yourself spending a few bucks a week on nasty ATM fees. Many college towns are heavily saturated with regional and local banks. The Chases, Wells Fargos, and Bank of Americas may be few and far between. Banking on campus can be especially for tough for those […]

Posted in: Banking,
14
Sep
Credit Tips for Students and Graduates

One of the most important parts of growing older is becoming financially independent, but learning how to do so can be challenging for most. Building good credit is a must for students and graduates. Good credit will help you qualify for loans, auto insurance, rental applications, cell phone plans and can even affect whether you get a […]

Posted in: Credit Scores,
11
Sep
Cosigner Risks For Parents

As college students nationwide make the trip back to campus for the Fall semester the credit scoring agencies remain as busy as ever working to report scoring information to the many private student loan issuers. Are the Credit Scoring Agencies Reporting Student or Parent Data? As the average cost of college has climbed rapidly over the last […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
10
Sep
5 Creative Ways to Save Money in College

As syllabus weeks end across the nation you may be one of the many new or returning college students looking at their bank account in awe. How the hell could you have spent three weeks worth of summer income in just a week and a half on campus. The semester just started, you need to […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
06
Sep
5 Creative Ways to Make Money in College

As the Fall semester starts at Colleges and Universities nationwide you may be one of the many students who wished their summer savings lasted a little longer. After only a few nights out during syllabus week your savings account looks dreary. Thoughts of pasta, cheap beer, and the dining hall come back to mind. As […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
05
Sep
Student Loans vs. Stocks: Should You Pay Off Student Loans or Invest?

So you are fresh out of college and you have just started your first real job. Congrats, no longer will you be forced to live off frozen pizzas, pasta, and bottom shelf beer. But, you also graduated with around $30,000 in student loans – the average student loan debt. With your newly acquired disposable income you […]

Posted in: Student Loans,