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What Financial Literacy Means for a Student Today

 

Money makes the world go ‘round. If you’re like many students, college is the first time you need to really think about finances. Being “financially literate” means possessing the skills to make smart financial choices. In other words, it means knowing how to handle your money now and set yourself up for financial success in the future.

Financial literacy is a subject that everyone should master because we all use these skills far beyond graduation. You’ll be glad you took the time to learn how to budget, handle debt, and build an emergency fund. But before we begin, let’s see where […] Read more

Tips on How to Land Your Dream Internship & Make the Most of It

The first step, the opening wedge, the foot in the door… Whatever you want to call it, an internship is one of the best opportunities you can take advantage of while you’re in college.

 

An internship gives you real-world experience that few classrooms can provide. It’s true, they have become more important than ever to prospective employers. A couple solid internships on a resume could make all the difference when it comes to eventually landing your dream job. Let’s look at some tips to help you land the perfect internship.

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10 Things to Consider Before Deciding on a College

 

Between studies and social life, high school students have a lot on their plate. As a soon-to-be college student, the decision on where to go to college is one of the most important choices you have to make. If you’re still on the fence about where to attend, worry not — here are 10 things to consider that will help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a college.

 

1. Can this college take you where you want to go?

The decision about what to study can be even more daunting than the question about where to study it. If […] Read more

Top 10 Mistakes Students Make on the FAFSA

High school seniors left as much as $2.7 billion in free student aid on the table in the last academic year, according to a NerdWallet study. Part of that cash is missed because of errors students are making on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms. Here are some of the most common FAFSA mistakes, according to financial aid experts and the U.S. Department of Education. […] Read more