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College Students and Inflation: A Closer Look

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | May 7, 2024

Inflation poses a significant challenge to college students, affecting their financial stability, mental health and academic performance. As students navigate these economic times, being proactive in managing finances and seeking support is critical.

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Navigating Financial Waves: Investing During Election Years

BLOG | INVESTING

2 min read | July 16, 2024

Election years can lead to uncertainty in the market but may also offer a chance to learn and grow as an investor. By understanding the potential impacts and maintaining a level-headed approach, you can navigate the election year with confidence.

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How Long Does Old Debt Stay on Your Credit Report?

BLOG | CREDIT

3 min read | July 11, 2024

Ever wonder how long a debt stays on your credit report? This article provides the timeframe a debt stays on your credit report for different types of debts that people commonly carry.

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Three Tips for Reducing Financial Stress

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

3 min read | July 9, 2024

Money management can be stressful for many people, but creating intentional habits can make finances fun. Read on to learn three tips to make finances less stressful.

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Summer Volunteering: Gaining Experience Outside the Classroom

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | July 4, 2024

Discover the full impact of summer volunteering for a fulfilling and cost-effective break. Find the right opportunity, manage your budget, and use the experience to build skills and networks.

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Managing Your Studies as an International Student

BLOG | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

2 min read | July 2, 2024

Studying in another country is a great way to experience another culture and lifestyle, but unique stressors come with the excitement of being an international student. Read more for tips to help.

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College Students and Scams: Protecting Yourself in a Digital World

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2 min read | June 27, 2024

College students are busy navigating the complexities of their newfound independence, academics and social life. Unfortunately, this may make you an easy target for scammers. Explore common scams and how to prevent them.

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