Best Checking Accounts For College Students

July 30, 2011

The best checking accounts for college students are those with no fees, no minimum balance, online banking, and good interest rates. If you’re leaving for college soon and you don’t have a checking account opened up, you should start thinking about it now. You’ll definitely need a place to stash the little cash that you’ll […]

College Savings Accounts for a Bad Economy

November 5, 2009

Many parents and students see college as the bridge between this life and a better one. While more and more kids are heading off to college, many are struggling with how they’re going to pay for it. While a recent study conducted by Fidelity Investments in California indicates that more parents have started some type […]

529 College Savings Plan Overview

October 3, 2009

A 529 college savings plan is another way for U.S. families to prepare for the high costs of college. Named after section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, this investment vehicle has some similarities with and differences from the Coverdell ESA. A 529 plan is another tax-advantaged plan that is designed to give incentives for […]

Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) Overview

October 2, 2009

Coverdell Education Savings Account History Years ago, there used to be an account called the Education IRA. It was created by the government to help parents prepare for the costs of schooling for their children. This account was not that popular, because at the time, it had a $500 annual contribution limit. I remember clients […]

Emergency Funds for College Graduates

May 23, 2009

Emergency funds are for old married people, not recent college graduates, right? Just scraping by financially is an art form perfected by many college students. Creative ways to earn extra money in college and spend as little as possible helped you make it through school. Now that you’re leaving college and looking for a job it’s time to start […]

Best Credit Cards for College Students – Charge Wisely & Build Your Credit History

August 20, 2008

A review of the best credit cards for college students can have two very different outcomes depending on whether the student is responsible enough with money to pay off the bill when they sign up for a credit card. Who Should Have a Student Card?For students that will carry a balance, the best credit card […]

Budgeting & Money Management Tools for College Students

August 17, 2008

For many of us college is our first experience with managing our finances completely on our own – and it can be difficult to keep everything straight. There are several cheap and easy ways to manage your money effectively without spending a lot of time on it. Here are some tools and tactics for managing […]

College Student Gadget Guide – Top 5 Most Affordable Gadgets For Students

August 15, 2008

Young people love their gadgets. I love gadgets. The problem is that they come at a premium price, and I don’t like paying a lot of money for electronics. Parents only have so much money to buy gadgets for their kids, and college students never have any money. So, I put together a list of […]

Student Health Insurance – Finding the Best Health Insurance Rates for College Students

August 15, 2008

Comparing student health insurance rates is not top of the list for most college students when preparing to leave for school. Seeing as how nearly one third of all college age Americans are uninsured, it’s obvious that it can be hard for students to pay for books/tuition plus come up with some money for health […]

College Student Savings – How to Get the most out of Student Discounts

August 14, 2008

If you’re a college student there are a wide variety of discounts available to you every day. You can use them to save money on books, computers, haircuts, pizza, airfare, and everything in between. Here are a few ways to make the most out of your student discounts: 1) Always ask for a student discount […]

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