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Helping Students with Money Matters

Bank Accounts 101

Ah, the good old checking and savings accounts, which many of you likely already have. They may seem very intuitive but looking closer at them we can identify the unique features of each as well as the downsides to be aware of.

Where to Start Planning for Retirement as a College Student

It is never too early to start planning for your retirement and financial independence. We all want to have a comfortable amount of wealth once we leave the work force to pursue other activities like volunteering, golf, and travel without the constant worry of running out of money. Fortunately, you can incorporate some of the…

Should You Use Buy Now Pay Later?

When shopping have you ever noticed that little option at checkout that allows you to pay off your purchase in smaller installments over time? Companies such as Paypal, AfterPay, and Klarna offer this option. These “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) services are point of sell installment loans that allow you to pay off your purchase…

Understanding Federal Work-Study

What is Federal Work Study? The Federal Work Study Program is a form of federal financial aid offered to eligible students in order for them to earn income. This program is contingent on federal funds and is based on information provided in your FAFSA application. It allows you to gain real-world work experience with employers…

Opening Your First Credit Card

When you were a kid did you ever wondered what it would be like to own a credit card with your name on it just like your parents? Well, if you recently turned eighteen, you are officially eligible to apply for a credit card. But how does one start and not get into a mountain…

Time Management While in College : You might need to buy a planner!

While in college, you will be bombarded with course registration, managing assignments, emails, and trying to have a social life. As a first-semester freshman, it will be difficult trying to find balance but in your second semester, it will get easier! The key is finding tricks that work for you. Have a planner With having…

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