Posts filed under ‘College Planning’

5 common mistakes new parents make

Let’s face it: Children aren’t the only ones who need to be taught proper money habits. Sure, their money plan may be simpler (saving to buy that Barbie or Tonka truck, or buying that Barbie or Tonka truck), but the basic principles of living on less than you make and saving for purchases with cash is something that adults struggle with. And you can’t afford to do that when kids come into the picture.

Here are 5 common mistakes that new parents make, and tips for avoiding them: (more…)


August 26, 2008 at 12:02 pm 4 comments

6 Money Matters to Stop Worrying About

I’m not a huge fan of Suze Orman. In fact, not much of one if I’m being honest. But, her latest feature in O at Home was one of the few Orman tidbits I can’t argue with. Simply put, it’s the soundest advice I’ve heard from her in a long time. Here’s how the article starts: (more…)

June 30, 2008 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

College Edition: Top 10 part-time jobs for college students

Most college students aren’t getting a hefty allowance to get them through school. If you’re one of them and need some extra cash in your pocket, getting a part-time job might be a good idea. The great news is that part-time jobs aren’t hard to find. Of course, they don’t pay a lot, but they are a great option for keeping some green in the wallet and can be conveniently worked in to your busy schedule. (more…)

July 13, 2007 at 12:22 pm 3 comments

College Edition: 10 ways to save

Over the course of the last few weeks, we’ve been covering tips and suggestions to help future college students and their parents prepare for school. This post is going to cover the top 10 ways to save money while school is in session. (more…)

July 10, 2007 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

College Edition: 10 steps to balance your checkbook

Balancing your checkbook helps you keep track of your bank account. Before, folks had to use pencil and paper to do it. Heck, some still prefer to do it this way. But, these days, you can simply buy affordable software that you can download and install on your laptop to better accomodate your digital life. Regardless of how you do it, keep these 10 steps in mind. (more…)

June 27, 2007 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

College Edition: 10 things to look for in a bank account

As we continue the College Edition Series here on the MoneyTalk Blog, today we’re covering key things to look for when you’re looking to open a bank account. You’re gonna need a bank account that fits the college life and offers special deals to students. (more…)

June 20, 2007 at 11:18 am 4 comments

College Edition: Top 10 personal expenses

In continuation with the College Edition, today’s top 10 includes the typical personal expenses made by college freshman. I know these lists seem somewhat premature, but knowing what to expect can help you prepare and start off on the right foot. (more…)

June 14, 2007 at 9:37 am 1 comment

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