It’s an exciting time in your life! Leaving home, going to college, and – above all- becoming an adult and being treated like one. It can get overwhelming, for sure, especially when it comes to handling finances. Hopefully your parents and you have discussed the main aspects of being financially responsible.
It’s early December, finals are in full swing, you’re going to get little to nothing back on your textbooks, and you’ve stretched your semester budget about as thin as possible. Christmas gifts may potentially be the last thing you want to think about at this point.
A big part of growing up is learning to be financially responsible. Most students still rely on their parents financially while in college, but they'll likely be faced with many opportunities to make their own financial decisions, that could impact them for years to come...
College can be described in many ways: exciting, challenging, busy and stressful. College students have a hectic schedule, so it's hard to know what’s going on in your kid’s life. Check out our brief college calendar so you can get serious parent points by asking the right questions and sending the perfect care package (hint, hint).
For better or worse, it’s about that time to send the kiddos to school. As they leave, suitcases filled with freshly washed clothes, it’s usually a bittersweet goodbye. Sure, there’s fewer dirty dishes in the sink and less teenage attitude, but life feels different when there’s one less family member in the house. Here’s how to make a smooth transition into college parenting.
It's closer than you think: college move-in day!
If you haven’t experienced it before, plan for a long afternoon of organized chaos. Along with the usual stressors of moving, you’ll also be dealing with crowds, navigating campus and trying to make a tiny, white box of a room feel homey. Did we mention you’ll be doing all of this in just 1 day?
According to the National Center of Education Statistics, nearly 70% of high school grads transition straight to college. Should your kid go? Due to the rising costs of college, it's not an uncommon question as of late.
When you start hearing wedding bells, there's a lot to think about. One thing that often gets overlooked is student debt. Many people don't know all of the implications that go along with student loans and marriage. There are numerous details, and it can definitely get confusing. So, we've compiled some key considerations to discuss before tying the knot.
Most people come out of college these days with some kind of student debt. Those monthly bills may seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be difficult to manage your private student loan payments. From pre-college to post-college, it's important to practice good financial habits when it comes to your student loans. Here our top tips to being a responsible borrower.
Now that you are out of college, it’s time to start thinking about your financial goals. Whether you’d like to save more or get on top of your debt, we’ll help you change the ‘bad habits’ that held you back last year and give you a fresh perspective for the future. Read on for 6 financial resolutions you can (and will want to) follow through with.