Posts Tagged ‘Finances’

The One Stop You Need

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Your OneStop for everything that stresses you out about college.

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Save Some Money

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

As a college student who has been racking up a decent amount of student loan debt, I’ve continuously looked for ways to make and save money. Along with my loan reimbursements and multiple jobs, I’ve found that one of the easiest and fun ways to make/save money is by having a change jar. That couple of cents can add up and add up quick if you use cash when making purchases. It is easy to do and can be fun to watch the change jar fill up. I took my jar in today to get cashed out and had I $82.85 (I started it about 4 months ago). I know that this amount will not make anybody change economic classes, but at least it is some extra spending cash for a night out or that pair of shoes you’ve been watching and waiting to go on sale.

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Savvy Saints

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

CSS is always looking out for their students. Today Savvy Saints, a student group focusing on finances, led a workshop for students who are graduating. Topics they focused on were online security, paying off debt, investments, and buying cars and houses. These topics are essential in life, and I’m glad they offer opportunities like this at CSS.

Financial Presentation

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Tonight, Wells Fargo is giving a presentation to college students on financial literacy. If I have time tonight, I am going to try and make the event. As a senior in college, finances are a big worry of mine with student loans and what not to think about. It’s great that CSS provides events like this to better inform their students for after college. 

Handling My Own Finances

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

I’d say I’ve been pretty good with handling my own money up until this year. I had my own checking and savings accounts for a few years. Up until now, I’ve been still using my hometown bank. It was a struggle to find access to ATMs or when I had a check to cash or deposit, I’d have to wait until I went home, send it to my parents to handle, or go to the check writer’s bank and cash it. It was frustrating. So this year I wanted to open a new checking account at least. Let’s not even get started on me needing to build credit so I can be more of an adult. So when I went home I had a letter saying my debit card had been compromised possibly, so I figured it was about time to make a change. I closed my accounts and then I went to Wells Fargo. I opened checking and savings accounts, plus I got approved for their college student credit card. Even better, they had a special deal going on with starting checking accounts and receiving a little extra cash for doing so. Needless to say I felt pretty accomplished leaving the bank, I felt one step closer to being more “Courtney as an adult.” I think college students often forget being an adult doesn’t just mean freedom. It means paying bills, calling people, setting up things on your own, building credit, etc. Not really fun stuff. I wish I would have made the switch over to a bigger bank earlier. When you go to college, I suggest checking out the banks nearby or the ones that are pretty much everywhere. Two big banks in Duluth are U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo, but there’s also tons of credit unions and smaller banks.