Personal Finance For The ‘Average Joe’ College Student

As a college student, you are going to learn a lot about personal finance regardless of your major. You may have a drive to learn about bookkeeping and accounting or you may want to keep your head stuck in your organic chemistry book. Either way, you will be thrown into a world of personal finance…
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Don’t Regret Making These Financial Decisions

We’re flashing back this Friday to last year’s post from Elaina about financial decisions you will likely regret.  I try to live life for today and I’ve seen enough to know that life’s too short. Therefore, I try to do whatever I can to enjoy time with friends, family, my dogs, and myself. That might…
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Flashback Friday: How To Avoid The Biggest 401k Blunders

Do you have a 401k or will you soon have one? Check out this flashback Friday post about the biggest mistakes to avoid with your 401k. These days, a 401k is typically the cornerstone of every investor’s retirement plan. Gone are the days of big company pension plans and for many of us, big company…
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How To Get Your Financial House In Order In 2017

We’re flashing back this Friday to a post about getting your financial house in order. How’d you do in 2016?? January is the perfect time to look back at your financial activity over the last year to take stock and decide if you should make any changes to better meet your financial goals. Take some…
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Do You Let Your Expenses Rise To Meet Your Income?

A while back at our Financial Counselor meeting, I heard the phrase, “Expenses rise to meet income.” My first reaction was, “Well, they don’t have to.” And next, “I don’t do that.” The phrase stuck with me and I thought about it more. I had to be honest with myself—even a pathologically frugal person like…
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