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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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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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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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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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ATM Safety Check: Are You Protecting Your PIN?

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | June 11, 2024

Stay safe at the ATM with our key tips. Learn the importance of ATM location, shielding your PIN, checking for skimmers and regularly reviewing bank statements. Keep your finances secure!

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Passion to Prosperity

PODCAST | CAREER

17 min | June 6, 2024

Marcus Leslie founder of Mr. Leslie’s Cheesecakes shares how cheesecake changed his life. Taking a passionate hobby to his full-time career and well on his way to having his cheesecake enjoyed all over the state of Michigan and beyond.

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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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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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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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Skills for the AI Era: What Employers Are Looking For

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | May 2, 2024

Explore key skills for thriving in an AI-driven job market, from technical knowledge to creative thinking. Stay ahead in your career by adapting to the evolving demands of AI-driven workplaces while honing your uniquely human skills.

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Debt Settlement vs. Debt Repayment: Which One is Right for You?

BLOG | CREDIT

3 min read | April 23, 2024

If you’re struggling with debt, you may be looking for ways to reduce your debt burden. Two common options for debt relief are debt settlement and debt repayment. But what are the differences between them and how do they affect your credit and finances?

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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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How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | April 11, 2024

Becoming a victim of fraud can set you back in many ways. Being proactive against fraudsters can make a big difference in keeping your information safe. Read on to gain insight on how you can be targeted and ways to avoid the pitfalls of fraud.

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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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Credit After Bankruptcy: Steps to Rebuild Financially

BLOG | CREDIT

2 min read | March 26, 2024

Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy might seem daunting, but it’s achievable with the right approach. Read on to discover a roadmap for effectively managing your finances post-bankruptcy.

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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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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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Cultural Exchange on a Dime: Affordable Ways to Enjoy Local Culture

BLOG | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

2 min read | February 6, 2024

As an international student, immersing yourself in local culture enhances your experience. We offer some practical tips to enjoy cultural activities without breaking the bank. Discover ways to participate in local events and benefit from student discounts.

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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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