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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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Fraud Prevention with MSUFCU

BLOG | FRAUD

3 min read | February 27, 2024

Fraud can be a scary topic and many forget to consider their security. With the fraud at an all-time high, learn how to protect your card information using four quick tips.

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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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5 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams

BLOG | FRAUD

2 min read | February 13, 2024

$8.8 billion was lost to fraudsters in 2022. One way they are duping people is by using charity scams, pretending to be a charity to obtain your information and money. Learn how to avoid them and other tips to protect your money and identity.

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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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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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Stock Splits

BLOG | INVESTING

1 min read | January 30, 2024

A stock split is a decision by a company’s board to increase the number of outstanding shares. This may be a way for a small investor to get involved, find out how!

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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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Alston Awards and Their Tax Implications

BLOG | STUDENT ATHLETES

2 min read | January 23, 2024

NIL deals were introduced allowing student athletes to make money off their Name, Image, and Likeness. This is the main way student athletes earn money, but there is another opportunity for income deriving from a lawsuit: Alston awards. 

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Financial Reset: Strategies for Rediscovering Financial Independence

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | January 16, 2024

Facing a breakup? It’s more than an emotional challenge; it’s a financial turning point. Our latest blog post offers strategies to navigate money matters and reclaim your independence to build a resilient financial future.

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Grad Prep: When to Apply for Your Dream Job

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | January 11, 2024

If you’ll be graduating in the next year or two, it’s time to start thinking about your next move and what career opportunities you’ll have. Read our latest post for some helpful tips!

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Thinking Forward: Investing as a Student-Athlete

BLOG | STUDENT ATHLETES

4 min read | January 11, 2024

There are more comparisons to athletics and investing than you may think. Read more to help simplify the topic of investing.

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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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A Breakdown of Index Funds

BLOG | INVESTING

2 min read | January 4, 2024

Investing can be a great way to make passive income, but there are lots of options. One long-term possibility is index funds — collection of stocks that imitate a market fund. Our latest blog post breaks it down for you.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in the Workplace

BLOG | CAREER

1 min read | December 28, 2023

Growth mindset: You’ve likely heard this term before, especially from professional athletes or highly successful people. So how do we incorporate a growth mindset when it comes to finding success in our own career? Read on to learn how!

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Student Athletes and Mental Health: Why It Matters

BLOG | STUDENT ATHLETES

1 min read | December 27, 2023

Student-athletes carry the stress of performance excellence while juggling classes and homework, practices, workouts, and time with family and friends. Mental health disorders can show up differently for everyone. Here’s what to look for.

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