College and Money

Scott Gamm on CNBC’s Closing Bell

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Despite the rising costs, college still remains the safest option for the majority of students – especially when it comes to finding a job, thanks to the fact that college internships typically turn into full-time jobs, as the studies show. Scott Gamm appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the importance...
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6 Ways to Fix Your Finances for Back-to-College

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  If you’re a student heading off to college, chances are you never took a personal finance class in high school. Why? Because only four states require students to take money classes upon high school graduation. So to fill in this large gap, here are six money items you need to be aware of:...
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Three Credit Rules for Students

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  As we head into the heart of summer, the back-to-school ads will be rolling out from the major retailers. And while students may dread this, the next few weeks are actually a perfect time for parents to have the ‘money talk’ with their children – especially for parents of college-bound kids. A handful...
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Obama to Announce New Plan to Help Fix Student Loan Crisis

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Later today, President Obama will announce a new plan to help students pay off their student loan debt.  After all, last year, the total amount of student loan debt exceeded the total amount of credit card debt among consumers.  And with the default rate of student loans nearing 9%, according to the Department of...
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3 Ways To Protect Yourself on Social Media

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Many employers these days will look at your social media accounts when deciding whether or not you are a good fit for their organization. Whether you agree with this practice or not, it is becoming a huge trend.  You need to be aware of what you post on Facebook or Twitter feed and how...
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College Graduates Aren’t Earning As Much Money

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Over the past several years, the price of college tuition has skyrocketed.  You would hope that the earning capacity of college graduates would also increase as time goes on.  A study from the Economic Policy Institute suggests wages among college graduates have fallen.  And with the high cost of living and insurmountable levels of...
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Study: College Students Lack Money Management Skills

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You can’t be surprised that college students don’t have proper finance skills – and it’s not even their fault.  Only four states require students to take personal finance classes in high school.  Millions of students graduate from high school and head off to college with barely any financial knowledge.  As mentioned on MainStreet.com, a...
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5 Easy Ways to Save Money in College

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Part of leaving the nest and heading off to college is learning to manage your personal finances. Most students will quickly learn they have to figure out creative ways to make their money go as far as possible every month. Here are 5 ways pretty painless ways to save money while in college. Public...
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