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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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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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Keeping Your Space Tidy in College

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | June 20, 2024

College presents unique challenges for keeping your living space tidy which can impact other areas of your life such as mental health or finances. Being independent comes with a lot of challenges — and learning when and how to clean being one of them.

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Five Accounts Every Student-Athlete Should Consider

BLOG | STUDENT ATHLETES

2 min read | June 4, 2024

It’s crucial for student-athletes to establish healthy financial habits. One aspect of this is ensuring you have the proper financial accounts set up. Read on to learn more about the types of accounts student-athletes should consider.

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Summer Internship Strategy

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | May 28, 2024

Securing a summer internship requires a lot of time and effort. Dedicate your time to employment opportunities that suit all your needs and learn about the different factors to consider before accepting an offer.

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Working from Home vs. Working in Office

BLOG | CAREER

3 min read | May 21, 2024

Corporations are allowing some employees the option to either work from home or continue to work in the office. Which one is right for you?

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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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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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Developing Financial Independence in Adulthood

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | April 25, 2024

Managing your money is an essential step in entering adulthood. There are many financial variables to navigate, especially if you’re looking to enroll in college. Many parents end certain financial support at 18, which can be an overwhelming change.

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Lifestyle Creep: What It Is and How to Avoid It

BLOG | COLLEGE

3 min read | April 18, 2024

Lifestyle creep can affect anyone who has had an increase of income through a pay raise, debt payoff, or an unexpected influx of funds. Understand what lifestyle creep is, how to recognize it, and how to avoid it with this article.

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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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Writing Your First Resume

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | April 4, 2024

Having a hard time drafting your first resume due to a lack of work history? There are a lot of great ways to make the most of extra space by including alternative skills and experiences.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cover Letters

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | March 28, 2024

A cover letter deserves an equal amount of effort as a resume. While a resume is meant to be concise, a cover letter is an opportunity to expand on the skills listed in your resume and relate them to the position you are applying for.

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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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Credit: Co-Signers, Co-Borrowers and Authorized Users

BLOG | CREDIT

3 min read | March 14, 2024

When learning about credit, it’s important to understand the differences between authorized users, co-borrowers, and co-signers. Read on to gain a better understanding of how they can be beneficial or detrimental tools to credit and why.

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Tips and Tricks for Your First Loan

BLOG | CREDIT

3 min read | March 12, 2024

Getting a loan can be as easy as signing on the dotted line. Before you sign, though, there is a lot of information to review. In this article, learn important tips for how to prepare to take out your first loan.

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Meeting Graduation Requirements on Time (or Early!)

BLOG | CAREER

3 min read | March 7, 2024

Learn more about meeting your goal of graduating on time or early to save money on tuition.

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How NIL is Changing the Game for Student-Athletes in Michigan

BLOG | STUDENT ATHLETES

2 min read | March 5, 2024

Since July 2021, the NCAA has allowed student athletes to participate in NIL opportunities without jeopardizing their eligibility for scholarships. This has created a new source of income for many college athletes, especially in Michigan.

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Friends, Finances, and Boundaries

BLOG | COLLEGE

3 min read | February 29, 2024

With current financial pressures, it is important to understand how to gracefully decline a request to lend money to help you achieve your own financial goals. This article aims to provide steps to help you do that.

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Credit Card Debt: A Growing Problem

BLOG | CREDIT

3 min read | February 22, 2024

With credit card debt reaching an all-time high, being proactive with your finances is key. While it may be hard to stop using credit cards cold turkey, there are some strategies you can engage to start tackling what may seem like a mountain of debt.

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House Hacking: Your Way into Real Estate

BLOG | INVESTING

3 min read | February 20, 2024

Many students plan to live off campus during their college career. This article explores the concept of homeownership while in college to generate present and future income.

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Maximizing Your Tax Savings in College

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | February 15, 2024

Instead of worrying, take control of your situation this tax year. Look into free filing resources and tax credits available to students to maximize your tax savings. Read on to learn about a few options currently available.

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Seeing the World on a Budget: Studying Abroad

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | February 8, 2024

Studying abroad is a great way to explore new cultures and see the world on a budget while working toward your degree. These experiences can provide you with important life and professional skills along with memories that will last a lifetime.

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SMART Professional Goals

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | February 1, 2024

Professional goals serve as a roadmap for your career journey. Goals help create fulfillment at work, inspire confidence within yourself, and motivate you to progress in your career. Learn how you can establish SMART goals for your career.

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