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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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Refinancing Your Mortgage

BLOG | BUDGETING

3 min read | June 25, 2024

If you are a homeowner, you may have thought about refinancing your mortgage. It’s important to consider why you want to refinance and how it will impact you financially. Learn more about what options are available in our new article.

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First-Time Home Buyer: Mortgage Terminology 101

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

3 min read | June 13, 2024

Purchasing your first home can seem intimidating, and you may hear a loan officer use words you’re not familiar with, which can lower your confidence. Read more to set yourself up for a successful journey to owning your first home.

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Igniting Innovation Meet Pocketnest

PODCAST | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

11 min | June 6, 2024

Sit down with Jessica Willis, founder and CEO of Pocketnest. The platform gets to know their users, finds out what motivates them, and helps them to complete those important financial tasks. Tune in now to see how you could level up your financial wellness

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Igniting Innovation Meet Greenpath

PODCAST | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

11 min | June 6, 2024

Sit down with Andy Manthei to talk about GreenPath’s new Virtual Financial Coach Lea. Lea was designed to help tailor personalized financial education based on what users want to know, need help with, or are interested in through text-based conversations.

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Igniting Innovation: Meet Nickels

PODCAST | CREDIT

15 min | June 6, 2024

Podcast host, Jessica, interviews the creator of Nickels. Nickels has created a product called Credit Card Coach geared towards helping individuals take charge of their credit card debt and find financial freedom! For more information check out Nickels.us

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A Brief History of Investing

BLOG | INVESTING

2 min read | June 6, 2024

Understanding the history and how far investing has come may help alleviate some fear of this form of wealth generation. Read this article to learn more about the evolution of investing. 

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Navigating Personal Borrowing: Balancing Finances & Relationships

BLOG | BUDGETING

3 min read | May 28, 2024

Personal borrowing from friends and family can be helpful but carries risks. Learn about the impact on relationships, the importance of clear communication, and how to maintain trust.

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Letting Go of Financial Fears

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | May 16, 2024

Constantly feeling anxious about your money may yield positive results in your savings account, but is that really improving your relationship with money? Tackling your financial fears is a significant achievement in your personal finance journey.

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Credit: Debunking 5 Myths

BLOG | CREDIT

3 min read | May 14, 2024

Feeling intimidated by starting to build credit? We review a few common myths that have endured for generations and offer ways you can move forward to start building credit with confidence.

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Retirement Plans: 401(k) vs. 403(b)

BLOG | INVESTING

3 min read | May 9, 2024

Understanding retirement plans can come with a huge learning curve. Read on to learn more about two retirement savings options, the 401(k) and the 403(b), and take the guesswork out of interpreting your retirement benefits.

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Summer Budgeting Tips

BLOG | BUDGETING

2 min read | April 16, 2024

Summer is here and now is the time to get a head start on knowing what you can afford. Read on to learn how you can budget your expenses for an awesome summer.

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Saving vs. Investing: Where to Begin

BLOG | INVESTING

2 min read | April 9, 2024

Distinguishing between saving and investing is a fundamental financial skill. Read on to learn how each plays a unique role in financial planning, offering insights into how to effectively balance the two for optimal financial health and growth.

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Comparing Roth and Traditional IRAs

BLOG | INVESTING

2 min read | April 2, 2024

After deciding you want to invest in an individual retirement account, how do you determine whether a Roth or Traditional IRA is best for you? Learn about the differences between the two to determine which one better aligns with your financial goals.

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Go Green and Save

BLOG | BUDGETING

2 min read | March 21, 2024

College students inspired the creation of Earth Day. Find out how you can continue the legacy of college students before you by reading our latest article featuring five tips to help the planet and your finances on Earth Day and beyond.

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Ways to Keep Your Studies and Finances Organized

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | March 19, 2024

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or anxious when you’re falling behind on things. Whether it's bills or schoolwork, it might be time to sit down and create a system that works for you. This article offers tips to become successful.

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Spring Break Travel Tips on Any Budget

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | January 25, 2024

Traveling — especially during peak seasons like spring break — can feel financially impossible. Learn some tips and tricks to help you get away for spring break without breaking the bank!

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Are Groceries Breaking Your Budget?

BLOG | BUDGETING

2 min read | January 9, 2024

For the past few years, a common gripe among many Americans has been the cost of groceries. Check out some tips that could help you on your next trip to the grocery store.

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Points or Cash: A Breakdown of Credit Card Rewards

BLOG | CREDIT

2 min read | December 13, 2023

If you’re considering a new credit card but don’t know whether to choose cash back or points rewards, you’re not alone. Read on to learn the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of credit card before you apply.

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Fintech Foundations for International Scholars

BLOG | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

2 min read | December 8, 2023

Unlock the potential of fintech to ease your financial journey in the U.S. Discover essential digital tools to manage, grow, and secure your finances, tailored for international students seeking better understand money amid academic pursuits.

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Top Fraud Trends and Protecting Yourself

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | December 5, 2023

In today's digital age, the risk of falling victim to various forms of fraud is higher than ever. According to the Federal Trade Commission consumers reported a loss of $8.8 billion. Education is the most important safeguard to not fall victim to scams.

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Avoiding Auto Loan Refinance Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | November 29, 2023

Paying on an auto loan with a high interest rate can leave you feeling stuck. Receiving offers from companies promising to reduce rates may be enticing. However, remember to proceed with caution. Learn how to spot, avoid auto loan refinance scammers.

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Crafting Success: College Jobs as Building Blocks

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | November 23, 2023

College is a chance to acquire practical skills for a bright future. Part-time jobs and internships aren't merely about earning but also about developing financial literacy, gaining life experience, and setting the stage for financial independence.

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Savvy Student Savings

BLOG | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

3 min read | November 2, 2023

Traveling to the U.S. for higher education can be a fun and exhilarating experience, but it can also come with many challenges; one of which may be financial. Learn how to be a savvy saver, whether you’re an international or domestic student.

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