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4 FAFSA Myths Debunked

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Everybody hears that to get financial aid, you need to fill out the FAFSA. However, before applying for financial aid through FAFSA, check out these myths that we debunked. Some might surprise you!

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Auto Options: Buy, Lease, or Finance

BLOG | CREDIT

1 min read | March 3, 2018

Getting a new car brings about many important decisions to be made. “What type of car are you interested in?” “How long are you planning to keep the car?” And one of the most important questions, “how are you planning to pay for the car?”.

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Car Insurance 101

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Most drivers are paying for car insurance, despite the fact that they rarely need to file a claim. The one time you do need it, though, all of those payments will likely pay off. Some states, including Michigan, require all drivers to have car insurance.

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Cure for the Summer Blues

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Are you thinking to yourself, “I have nothing to do this summer”? Instead of wasting time doing nothing, be more productive by trying some of our favorite summer activities. 

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Do's & Don’ts for a Financially Smart Traveler

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Contacting your financial institution when you plan to travel is very important and can help make your time away a lot safer and simpler.

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Going Abroad on a Budget

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

1 min read | March 3, 2018

Do you want to travel internationally but think it’s going to be expensive? Ever wondered why many people can travel frequently while not spending a lot of money? Cost-effective travel requires a little extra work but it’s worth it.

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Good Credit: Is It Really that Important?

BLOG | CREDIT

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Good credit is important. Having good credit can make many avenues of your life much easier. Bad credit, on the other hand, may make things like buying a car or a home a bit more difficult.

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Habits for Success

BLOG | CAREER

1 min read | March 3, 2018

Habits don’t form overnight, but when you work to build good ones, they can put you on a path toward success in school, in your life, and for your future career.

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Handling Multiple Jobs

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | March 3, 2018

It’s common to have more than one job to help pay bills or pay off debt faster. But if you don’t know how to manage them wisely, it can lead to a lot of stress on top of being a student. Try these tips to help you manage multiple jobs.

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Healthy Doesn't Mean Expensive

BLOG | BUDGETING

1 min read | March 3, 2018

Many people think being healthy comes with an expensive price tag, but it doesn’t have to be that way! In fact, here are a few tips to help you save money and live a healthier life.

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Hobbies Don't Have To Be Expensive

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Hobbies don’t have to be expensive. There are lots of ways to pursue your passions while saving money, and there are many opportunities for free fun. 

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How to Break a Car Lease Early

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Leaving the dealership with a new car can be one of the best feelings in the world. With a lease, you can have a new car roughly every two years; but, what if you need to get out of your lease early?

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How to Build a Professional Networking Profile

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

It’s important for young adults to network on a daily basis, and one way to do that is through a professional social networking website. Learn what goes into making your professional profile.

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How to Explore a New City for Free

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

Free walking tours have grown very popular throughout the years, so there is a good chance that the city you’re visiting will have them, too! Just make sure to do research to see if they offer tours in your city.

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Spending Cash vs. Paying with Card

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

2 min read | March 3, 2018

There are some drawbacks to carrying cash that make using a debit or credit card more efficient, secure, and convenient; however, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to what form of payment is the best.

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Why You're Receiving Calls from Unknown Numbers

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | March 3, 2018

When you get a call from an unsolicited number about donations, national tragedies, or even phony IRS or debt collections, you may wonder how they got your number — and what their true motive is for calling you.

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401(k) vs. IRA

BLOG | INVESTING

2 min read | March 2, 2018

While living in the moment can be fun, it’s never too soon to start thinking about retirement. There are multiple retirement plans to choose from. Two common plans are a 401k and an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Which plan is the best fit for you?

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4 Ideas to Limit Nerves in an Interview

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | March 2, 2018

Make sure your outfit is in place, and your tone is as professional as can be. Walking into a room with one or sometimes more than one person that seem to be judging you can be intimidating.

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4 Ways to Save Money

BLOG | BUDGETING

1 min read | March 2, 2018

Saving up for a specific goal can be a challenge. A good way to save up for something specific is to have a jar dedicated to one thing. Decorating a jar with a goal, and putting it in a visible place is a constant reminder to keep saving.

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5 Back-to-School Tips

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | March 2, 2018

Fall is always a busy time of year. Classes, extracurricular activities, friends, and a job is a lot to handle, but with a few tips it makes it a lot easier to handle. Here are some tips to make this all easier to handle.  

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Are You Ready to Move off Campus?

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | March 2, 2018

Are you tired of living in dorms every year? Are you looking for a change in scenery? If you’re ready to spread your wings, these tips can help as you’re looking for a place to call home! 

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