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Best Back-to-School Shopping Tips
6 months ago

Best Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Are you looking forward to re-entering the predictable routine of the school year? Before you can kiss your taller-than-ever children and send them off to their new classrooms, you have …
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Should you Consolidate Your Student Loans?
8 months ago

Should you Consolidate Your Student Loans?

If you have student loans, then you have probably heard countless people tell you to consolidate. In most cases, this is sound advice that can save you money. Before …
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Overwhelmed by Student Loans? You’ve Got Options
9 months ago

Overwhelmed by Student Loans? You’ve Got Options

Student loan repayment is a serious problem for graduates who find themselves facing large amounts of debt just as they are trying to start their lives. If you feel …
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Money-Savvy Graduation Gifts
9 months ago

Money-Savvy Graduation Gifts

Few young people learn the skills they need to build strong financial lives. They simply never get the exposure they need to develop habits like saving and investing. As …
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Long-Term Investment Gifts
1 year ago

Long-Term Investment Gifts

This holiday season, instead of giving a gift that will be broken or forgotten by Valentine’s Day, provide your loved ones with a long-term investment opportunity. These sorts of …
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3 Ways to Save on Your Student Loans
1 year ago

3 Ways to Save on Your Student Loans

Student loans help us achieve our educational and career goals, but repaying them can be challenging to integrate into everyday finances. Once your studies are finished and your grace period …
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Don’t Live Up to the Poor College Student Stereotype
1 year ago

Don’t Live Up to the Poor College Student Stereotype

College is a time where self-exploration runs rampant. For most, it’s the first time you live outside your parents’ guidelines. It’s now self-motivation driving you to get to class on …
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7 Best Ways to Save on Dorm Room Purchases
2 years ago

7 Best Ways to Save on Dorm Room Purchases

When a college freshman is about to leave home, it’s easy for student and parents to go all out to meet every conceivable dorm room need. Parents should resist …
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5 Financial Lessons Your College Freshman Should Learn
2 years ago

5 Financial Lessons Your College Freshman Should Learn

Entering college means more than just enrolling in classes and meeting new friends. Many college freshmen are faced with the challenge of handling their own money for the first time, …
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Best Things to Buy in August
2 years ago

Best Things to Buy in August

The heat of the summer is going nowhere, there are still a number of beach days left and the idea of donning sweaters and boots are far from one’s mind. …
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Best Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping
2 years ago

Best Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

As summer ends, the annual rite of the back-to-school shopping trip looms large. The list of supplies your child needs for school is always massive. It’s no longer limited to …
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Graduation Gifts that Set Up Grads for Financial Success
2 years ago

Graduation Gifts that Set Up Grads for Financial Success

Your grad just earned their diploma and now you want to reward them with something special as they enter the job market and move forward with their life. During this …
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Simple Ways to Save on Prom Costs
2 years ago

Simple Ways to Save on Prom Costs

Prom is an important moment in the lives of many students, as it’s a time to celebrate years of hard work. It’s a night to share with close friends …
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Creative Ways to Save on College Costs
2 years ago

Creative Ways to Save on College Costs

Paying for college is one of the biggest expenses that families face, so it’s important to take advantage of any and all possibilities for lightening that financial load. A student’s …
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Is it Smart to Consolidate your Student Loans?
2 years ago

Is it Smart to Consolidate your Student Loans?

Have you recently graduated, or plan to graduate this spring? Unsure if consolidating your student loans is a smart option for your financial situation? Have more than one student loan? …
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UPromise vs Other 529s: Which Is Better for Saving for College?
2 years ago

UPromise vs Other 529s: Which Is Better for Saving for College?

When it comes to saving for college, panic shouldn’t be your chief planning tool. Ditto for denial.

No matter your income there are solutions that will make a measurable difference …
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How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score
2 years ago

How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

Total student loan debt now tops $1.2 trillion, making the number of student loans exceeding even total consumer debt (which is at about $11.5 billion). Aggregate student debt increases as …
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4 Reasons to Get a 529 for Your Kids

College is expensive and getting more expensive every year. Annual tuition increases are significantly outpacing the rate of inflation and growth in wages. State and federal financial aid programs, such …
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Parents: How to Talk Money with Your College Student
3 years ago

Parents: How to Talk Money with Your College Student

It’s that time of year, parents and students alike are prepping for college departures. It’s an exciting but stressful time filled with school orientations, class schedules and dorm prep. There …
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Should You Save for Retirement or Your Kid’s Education First?
3 years ago

Should You Save for Retirement or Your Kid’s Education First?

Which should you save for first: your retirement, or your children’s education?

An increasing number of financial planners are advising their clients to start saving for retirement first before putting …
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Should You Refinance Your Student Loan?
3 years ago

Should You Refinance Your Student Loan?

With refinancing becoming as common as taking out a loan, lenders are constantly sending out unsolicited refinancing offers that cover everything from mortgages to car loans. Thanks to lower interest …
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Smart Student Loan Options
3 years ago

Smart Student Loan Options

With the cost of education rising, student loans tend to be the only option for many students. However, a large amount of student loan debt can be debilitating post-graduation. Choosing …
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Amazon Textbook Deals
3 years ago

Amazon Textbook Deals

Here at Simple Thrifty Living we know that college is not cheap, so today we are highlighting textbook deals through Amazon. You can you sell your used textbooks and use the credit …
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Save up to 50% on Back to School Essentials
4 years ago

Save up to 50% on Back to School Essentials

By  •  Students, Shop

Need to get those last few items for back to school but don’t want to brave the crowded stores for the Back to School sales? Log on to Amazon. They …
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Private Student Loans: What Are the Pros and Cons
4 years ago

Private Student Loans: What Are the Pros and Cons

Private student loans are obtained from banks or other lending institutions, and they are intended as a source of fallback funding. In many cases, a student’s full college expenses cannot …
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Get up to 50% off Appliances for Your Kid’s Dorm Room
4 years ago

Get up to 50% off Appliances for Your Kid’s Dorm Room

By  •  Students, Shop

Does your kid need a fridge, microwave or coffee maker for their dorm room? Luckily, Walmart is now offering up to 50% off appliances that will be perfect for a …
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Just Graduated? Don’t Make the Same Financial Mistakes I Did
4 years ago

Just Graduated? Don’t Make the Same Financial Mistakes I Did

Congratulations, graduates! You’ve finished school and now you get to join the real world with the rest of us. It’s nice here in the real world. You get to make …
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