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Best Investments to Make Money as a Student

The world is chock-full of people who would sell you supernatural cat litter if they could get away with it. Sadly, the financial service industry creates more opportunists like this than any other field. As a young investor, it pays to be skeptical of every piece of financial advice you read. If you’re doubtful about [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Investing|Comments Off on Best Investments to Make Money as a Student

Basic Steps to Starting a Business After College

You just graduated from college! You spent the last 4 years up to your elbows in text books and exams, working as hard as you possibly could to achieve your degree.  For many people, the next step is to nab that first job (if they haven’t already secured one prior to graduation).  More often than [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|Investing|Comments Off on Basic Steps to Starting a Business After College

7 Ways to Make Extra Money in the Sharing Economy While in College

By |October 15th, 2015|Investing|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Make Extra Money in the Sharing Economy While in College

3 Biggest Money Mistakes Recent Graduates Make

Recent graduates are like babes in the woods. The student life is over, now you have to be professional, a grown up. You’ve gotten a job. Your parents are no longer responsible for you. You are on your own. You’re employer is giving you a check every two weeks that look like you’ve just won the lottery, compared to how you’ve been living. You don’t need to wait tables any more. […]

By |October 8th, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

Why your credit score is more important than your GPA when you graduate

Do you know your credit score? It’s just as important as your GPA, maybe even more so. And it can be the deciding factor as to whether you’ll get that car, that job or that place to live.   When you apply for credit, the lender will pull up information held by three credit bureaus. This information is tied to your social security number. Whatever credit you’ve had in the past reflects how a lender will view you today. How you handle your credit is incredibly important. Your student loan is not dischargeable if you file for bankruptcy. It will stay on your credit report forever, lowering your credit score. […]

By |October 1st, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

A Happy And Lasting Relationship: How To Choose A Lender

Having the Internet at one's disposal today is invaluable when researching lenders for your student loans. When trying to choose a lender, it's necessary to research their company websites as much as possible. Making the right lender choice for your circumstances is a very important decision, and one that can save you a lot of money in the long run. By sifting through all available choices, you will be able to find the best options within two major criteria: programs that help reduce the cost of repaying a loan (borrower benefit programs) and customer service. […]

By |August 8th, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

Is No Credit Better? Loans For Students Who Lack Credit History

In recent years, there has been a great deal of information directed at young people about how to avoid racking up credit card debt and other kinds of debt before you hit the working world. This is truly sage advice, although if you’re thinking about heading into undergraduate, graduate or professional school, you may have no credit history with which your creditworthiness can be judged! […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

How Much Financial Aid Can I Receive for my Education?

The amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive depends on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) uses the Federal Need Analysis Methodology to determine your status (private institutions often use Institutional Methodology). You can get a basic estimate of your EFC and through the FAFSA website and numerous other online calculators. Calculation forms will include the following: […]

By |April 11th, 2013|Applying for Loans, Investing|0 Comments

7 Worst Student Money Mistakes

1) Choosing an expensive college. There are a lot of things to consider before deciding to attend a specific college. First, decide what your major is going to be and whether or not your needs could be satisfied with a more affordable community college opposed to an expensive university. Many people choose to attend a cheaper community college for their associate’s degree before moving on to a more expensive school for their bachelor’s degree or higher. If you plan to do this, make sure that your classes and credits can be transferred. […]

By |April 9th, 2013|Investing|0 Comments

5 Majors With The Highest ROI

Majoring in whatever you love to do will almost always gain you the highest return of interest emotionally. Fiscally, however, it may be a different story. compiled data using the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and a disinterested survey panel to come up with a list of college majors with the highest return of interest, organized by educational degrees held by employed individuals. […]

By |March 19th, 2013|Investing|0 Comments