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Budgeting for the year ahead: Track, spend, and save

Rate this article and enter to winNow a senior at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst Illinois, Jessica W. grew up in a well-to-do neighborhood. Her mother, a single parent, earned just enough to provide Jessica...
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Swipe or no swipe?: 5 practical tips for using credit cards

Rate this article and enter to winWhen the cashier asked Lindsey M., a recent graduate of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, if she wanted to apply for a credit card and receive 10...
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Happy spending: How to budget for a better you

Rate this article and enter to winDilemma: You have $40 left after your monthly restock of PB&J supplies; you want to tag along with your bio partner for an Intro to Rock Climbing class,...
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Does your spending need a reality check?: How to budget better

Rate this article and enter to winThe college or university years are typically our first experience of managing (or blowing) adult finances. The responsibility can be empowering, but greater control over our finances calls...
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What to discuss with health care providers

Sometimes people feel awkward asking questions or explaining how they’re feeling to health care providers. But offering information will help them help you. Here are some tips: Explain any symptoms in detail. Make a list of...
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Your everyday money mistakes: 5 ways to spend smarter

Rate this article and enter to winExcept for those times when a credit or debit card is a necessity, seriously consider leaving it behind. In studies, using cash is consistently associated with lower spending,...
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Breaking budget?: 6 steps to smart spending

Rate this article and enter to winWhere the money goes is a brutal mystery—unless we plan and track our spending. In a recent Student Health 101 survey, 91 percent of students thought keeping a...
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10 tips for having a blast on a budget

Rate this article and enter to winIf you think you’re the only one with a tight budget, think again! In a recent Student Health 101 survey, 50 percent of respondents said their approximate weekly budget for...
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Fight the urge to splurge: 7 ways to avoid monster spending

Rate this article and enter to winIn December, many events and celebrations take place, and this can make spending seem attractive, even necessary. Plus, for some, shopping is a way to escape the grind...
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Building blocks for budget-friendly meals

Rate this article and enter to winAre you so busy that it feels like there’s barely time for eating, let alone planning meals and cooking? Katelyn J., a junior at the University of Nebraska...