Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

According to the credit-scoring company FICO, 67 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds have at least one credit card at their disposal. Few, though, have learned how these accounts work and the best way to handle them. Without that education, overwhelming debt and a bad credit rating can soon follow. Thankfully, a successful relationship with credit

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A money talk with your new graduate

A money talk with your new graduate

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Money can be a tricky topic to raise with a newly-minted college graduate but there are few subjects more important. If you haven’t had “the talk” about budgets, saving and financial planning before graduation day, you’ll want to bring it up soon. Where do you start? In the car or plane on the way home

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Advice on saving for new college graduates

Advice on saving for new college graduates

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Welcome to the first installment in our three-part series of financial advice excerpted from Coin: The Irreverent Yet Practical Guide to Money Management for Recent College Graduates by Judy McNary, CFP®, MBA. Judy has been CollegiateParent’s go-to money expert for years and we are delighted to share her very accessible tips. Forward this evergreen wisdom to

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Managing student loans

Managing student loans

Student loan debt has reached crisis proportions in the U.S. According to Student Loan Hero, who compiled data from three different financial sources and the federal government, the most recent reports indicate there is $1.26 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt. The number of Americans carrying this debt is 43.3 million. In addition, the

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Control costs all four years of college

Control costs all four years of college

Every parent with college-aged children knows that higher education comes at a cost. The price of textbooks goes up every year. Housing, food, clothing and entertainment costs increase. Families struggle to budget for these increased costs in addition to paying for tuition, which may increase each year as well. How can families economize and control college

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