How to Create a Budget in College and Stick to It

college budget, college finances, college money tips
A budget can mean many things to different people. A budget could mean sacrificing and saving up for a goal. A budget can mean skipping out on those new shoes or packing a lunch from home instead of going to eat out with coworkers. For me, a budget means having a limit for how much I can spend and respecting that limit. Establishing a budget is a way to keep myself out of trouble and look at the bigger...

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6 Survival Tips and Strategies for Holiday Travel

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Aside from all the hustle and bustle and excitement of the holidays in general, it’s a great time to visit distant family and friends. If you live in a separate state or area from your family, you may be planning to take a road trip or fly out to visit for a few days. Traveling during the holiday season can be hectic and I’m sure the last thing you want around this time of year is added stress. Here...

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Should You Get a Second Job?

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Do you ever feel like the income you earn at your job is limiting? If you have a big financial goal that you’d like to meet quickly or feel like your money is still tight after budgeting properly and watching your spending each month, you should know that you can always earn more money. Normally, I would tell anyone who wants to earn extra money to establish a side hustle by doing something that...

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How to Avoid ATM Double Whammy

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When you are out and need cash quickly, ATMs can be convenient, but their fees are not. You’ve probably experienced double whammy before when you had to stop and get cash from the closest ATM that wasn’t in your bank’s network, only to find out that you will get charged a fee in order to withdraw your money along with another fee from your bank or credit union simply for using an out-of-network...

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