Category: College

Paying College Tuition Using a Credit Card

Paying College Tuition Using a Credit Card

Paying for college can be more complicated than just having the money.  Parents and students need to learn how to navigate the process of paying the bill itself.  According to a 2016 Sallie Mae survey, “2 percent of families put an average of $4,443 in college costs, including nontuition expenses, on credit cards.” (1)  It […]

August 30, 2016 | By More
How to Overcome Underemployment

How to Overcome Underemployment

As our regular readers know, we periodically take a look at reports and surveys on a variety of topics that impact consumers’ personal finances.  The other day, I was browsing through the Business Section of the Chicago Tribune and ran across an article written by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz on June 29, 2016.  It highlighted the issue […]

July 7, 2016 | By More
College Student Strategies for Using a Credit Card

College Student Strategies for Using a Credit Card

In today’s Post, we wanted to briefly visit the conversation of credit cards for college students.  Out the gate, the thought of dealing with credit card management while a student may seem a circumstance to avoid.  However, let me share two thoughts regarding the value of credit card use in college when used judiciously and […]

March 1, 2016 | By More
FTC Sues DeVry: What Can College Students Learn?

FTC Sues DeVry: What Can College Students Learn?

Did you happen to read about the suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against the operators of DeVry University?  (In case you are not aware, DeVry University is a for-profit college based in Downers Grove, Illinois).  If not, below are a few points taken from the Federal Trade Commission’s news release regarding its […]

February 4, 2016 | By More
What College Students Can Learn About Money from Warren Buffett

What College Students Can Learn About Money from Warren Buffett

If you are like me in the morning, you have a standard routine.  It was while I was watching the news yesterday that I heard a very interesting factoid about Warren Buffett.  Did you know he spends over 80 percent of his day reading?   Is it any wonder he has had the ammunition of knowledge […]

January 7, 2016 | By More
Why Students Need Financial Literacy in College

Why Students Need Financial Literacy in College

Today, we wanted to share a link to a blog I posted yesterday on LinkedIn entitled Why Students Need Financial Literacy in College.  The focus of the discussion is on the importance of financial literacy for college students and adding financial capability as a new skill-set item on the leadership qualifications checklist. College students from […]

December 11, 2015 | By More
College Accreditation: Lesson from Corinthian Colleges

College Accreditation: Lesson from Corinthian Colleges

We in the financial literacy community have said it – financial decisions are becoming extremely complex today.  The issue of selecting a college, earning and paying off that degree, just got a lot more complicated.  Have you had the opportunity to catch the details regarding the failure of Corinthian Colleges Inc.?  It’s a story ripe […]

November 12, 2015 | By More
eBook on Money Saving Tips for College Students

eBook on Money Saving Tips for College Students

We wanted to share the message that Melissa Newton’s FREE ebook Money Saving Tips for College Students has been released. We are really excited about this ebook!  There are millions of hard working college students who are looking for ways to save money to their bottom line. Saving money and your personal finances just got […]

October 19, 2015 | By More
Leadership & Financial Literacy:  A New Normal in Leadership for Millennials

Leadership & Financial Literacy: A New Normal in Leadership for Millennials

Let me ask you a question.  Do you think the level of local, state, and national debt and lack of financial resources has become white noise?  It’s a subject of endless conversation with little or no fixes in sight. You know what is most concerning to me? We are quickly transitioning our leadership to a […]

October 6, 2015 | By More
International Students: How to Save Money Your First Year at College

International Students: How to Save Money Your First Year at College

Being an international student in the U.S. can be exciting.  You are a part of a community of 1.13 million international students attending college in the 2015/2016 period.  While you’re focused on high academic performance, you are likely also thinking about ways to save money to your bottom line. The cost of college is high, […]

October 1, 2015 | By More