What a College Student Should Know About Credit Cards
College is sometimes the best time to get a credit card because you are finally 18 and you will some expenses that you need to pay for on a regular basis. When it comes to what you should know about credit card as a young man or woman, you need to keep things simple and think about the process rather practically. Although a credit card may seem like a gateway to free money, it is actually more often a gateway to debt. You need to be careful about how you use your credit card when you get it in the mail, so think about your actions before you make certain large purchase orders. Read more ›
A Pre-Paid Card Could Be a Viable Option for your New College Student
Many parents are unsure as to how they should go about sending money to their children when they go off to college, and one of the best new options seems to be a pre-paid card. Although plenty of college students would like to think that getting a new credit card would be a good idea at this point in their lives, most students are simply not ready for that kind of responsibility. Instead of allowing your child to go into debt before they even have a real job, you should think about getting a prepaid card for them to use for their regular expenses. You will be able to track how much money your college student is spending on a regular basis, and you will also be able to let them know when they are spending too much on certain items. Read more ›
When holidays take over, some people try to take advantage of others by coming up with scams and tactics to victimize unsuspecting consumers. Students and many young people are prone to these scams and the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to be aware of their tactics and always be on the alert.
In this article, let’s take a look at some of the most common tricks that scammers may try to pull off during this coming holiday – the Valentine’s Day.
Electronic Greeting Card Scams. Valentine’s Day greetings are expected during this day and although e-cards or greetings cards sent via internet is the trend, you want to watch out against e-card scams. Your inbox might be flodded with V-day e-cards on February 14th, but before you click on each mail, check to see where the email is from. Read more ›
For many married couples and lovers, Valentine’s Day is a time to show their most romantic side and demonstrate their love for the other person. How do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2012? Are you planning to surprise your other-half or your special someone with a gift? If yes, make sure that you don’t get yourself into debt trouble for the sake of that one-day celebration. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift-giving suggestions that can save your budget:
Make V-day a movie parade day. Instead of falling in line in the theaters to watch a single film, why not consider renting out your favorite movies on DVD and stay in, watch movies together, over popcorns and hotdogs? It can be a lot more fun than going out if both of you loves watching movies. Read more ›
For merchants, Valentine’s Day is considered to be one of the most profitable seasons of the year. With couples, young and old, searching for that perfect gift item for their special one. For restaurant owners, Valentine’s Day is also a celebrated day, as many couples and even groups of friends choose to celebrate by dining out.
How do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this coming year? How do you imagine spending the day with your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse or partner in life? If you’re a student with limited cash, how do you plan to stretch that budget for V-day?
In this article, we present practical, money saving tips for students on V-day: Read more ›
Holiday months can be full of fun and celebrations. The month of December has been filled with a lot of holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year. As 2012 enters in, many people are gearing up for another celebration, especially young people and students. Yes, Valentine’s Day can be an exciting day for many youngsters but it can also be a debt magnet for some.
On this post, we present tips on how you can get through Valentine’s Day without falling into the debt trap:
Don’t be compelled to spend. Do you feel like the day will be lonely if you don’t have money to spend? If you do, it’s about time that you change your outlook and think about the things you can enjoy without spending a fortune. Read more ›
In the United States, Americans observe the Martin Luther King Jr. day to celebrate the life of this patriot and icon. For young people and students, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day can be made even more special by pondering about the vision of the man himself. Why not start the year 2012 with resolutions inspired by Martin Luther King Jr? Consider the following ideals:
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Read more ›
In the US, Americans celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr Day to promote equal rights among people, regardless of background or race. How can it affect you as a student, especially when it comes to your personal finances? Consider the following tips:
Think about your future plans. In honor of Martin Luther King day, ponder about your future plans. How can you make the most out of your college years, if you’re still in college? How can you make the most out of your studies if you’re a high school student?
Apply for a Martin Luther King, Jr. college scholarship. If you’re about to enter college soon check if you are eligible to apply for the Martin Luther King scholarship. Request for an honest assessment from your high school teacher and check out your options. Read more ›
Keeping your personal credit score in good shape should not just be a part of the New Year’s Resolution. It should be a regular regimen that everyone must follow. On this post, let’s take a closer look at the specific steps that you can do to build and maintain good credit.
Monitor your personal credit report. Consumers have the right to receive one free report from each major credit bureau (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion) once each year. You can request your free report at www.annualcreditreport.com, the only resource authorized by the government to distribute free credit reports. You can request all your three reports at once or order one copy from each bureau at different times throughout the year. Read more ›
Having bad credit can be a huge disadvantage not only when applying for a new credit card or a new loan, but also when it comes to applying for a job or employment. What bad habits should you avoid to keep your credit score in great shape? Consider these tips:
- Not following a monthly spending plan. Do you have a written budget plan that you follow each month? Without a budget plan, you will not be able to keep track of your spending. Creating a plan that suits your situation will enable you to manage your finances more and stretch your budget more effectively. Read more ›