Helping Students with Money Matters
Been Phished? What Now and How to Protect Yourself in the Future.
Unfortunately, there may come a time when a phishing scam gets the better of you. So, what happens if you take the bait? What do you do now?
Found Financial Advice on Tiktok? Where to Go Next?
We have all found ourselves there. We have just gotten comfy on the couch or settled in our beds, with the pillows just how we like them, ice water in hand. Whether you are waiting around or it is just before bed, you start scrolling on Tiktok and a video pops up of someone giving…
Intro to Taxes – The Bare Bones Rundown
“Taxes, the most exciting and fun personal finance topic” – said no one ever In all seriousness, taxes are foundational to the American financial system and involve a plethora of complex accounting methods. They are often extremely overwhelming to current college students and recent graduates since there are so many different tax forms and reporting…
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.
Understanding the Factors that Impact Your Credit Scores
If you’ve read the article on “Opening Your First Credit Card,” then you know the basics behind credit cards and how they can help you build credit on your own. But what does credit even mean and why should you worry about it?
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…
Meet our 2022-2023 Peer Mentors!
Meet our 2022-2023 peer mentor team!
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…
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