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Managing Money

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    Savings Goal
    How to Assign a Savings Goal and Timeline
    It’s important to define your goals so you know you’ll be able to reach them. Luckily, we’re here to walk you through the process so you can have a clear path towards your goals…more
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    Analyzing Your Budget
    Besides listing your income and expenses, your budget can help you analyze your spending and identify ways to save money.…more
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    Financial Stress
    Taking Small Steps to Reduce Your Financial Stress
    Financial stress can sometimes feel like a problem without a solution. But it's important to remember that you're not alone, and there are steps you can take to manage your financial stressors. In this video, we'll explore some strategies you can use to get started…more
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    How To Avoid Impulse Spending
    How to Avoid Impulse Spending in College
    For most students, college is the first taste of freedom. However, living away from your parents also means new responsibilities, especially when it comes to managing money.…more
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    How is my Credit Score Calculated?
    Lenders look to your credit score as an indicator of the likelihood that you will pay back your loan. A lender will also use your credit score.…more
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    Money$marts
    Money$marts
    Can you guess how much our contestants know about money, pop culture and student loans?…more
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    8 Essential Financial Figures to Know
    What are the most important numbers to know regarding your finances? Read on to find out…more
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    The Do's and Don'ts of Managing a Tight Budget as a College Student
    The Do's and Don'ts of Managing a Tight Budget as a College Student
    The college experience can serve as a training ground for future life management. The financial skills you learn as a student will definitely be valuable tools for budgeting once you're no longer a student and budgeting in the "real world." Here are some dos and don’ts for students trying to manage their budgets.…more
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    Ways to Help You Reach Your Savings Goal Faster
    Saving for a goal? Here are some key tips on how to get there fast…more