The finance and pension markets are currently volatile, and most banks currently refuse to pass on interest rate rises to loyal customers. It is, therefore, unsurprising that people are thinking of turning to the investments market. They do so to try and make the most of their money and potentially boost their retirement. It has […]
Money Management for your First Year at Uni
For most students, living away from home for the first time and getting used to a tight budget can be tricky. You need to ensure that you cover all the important things. Therefore, learning to budget and even save money is essential. It can really add up when you think about it, food, books, accommodation […]
Personal financial advice for students
Personal finance as a term wasn’t brought up or even talked about amongst friends while I attended college 2 years ago. In fact, I only remember it vaguely discussed by professors. Many people in college have the responsibility to create their own income, to remain in college. Study full time, work part time, social life-no time. That time spent earning their way, whether it was for school or to have money to go out with friends, it was a meaningless burden to me. People like this understood personal finance better than I did after 4 ½ years majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Best Ways to Save Money as a Student
Money at university is a very fragile thing. You need to keep an eye on every last penny and absolutely every penny counts. Keeping an eye on your student loan is a very good way to keep your costs down, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best money saving tips for when […]
Budgeting for next year’s holiday – what to consider
Holidays can be pricey, so it is worthwhile beginning any budgeting early so that you have plenty of time to save. A carefully thought out budget that considers all of your day-to-day expenses will show you exactly what spare money you have each month and give you an indication of your ability to save. Price […]
Should you have more than one credit card?
When it comes to credit cards, people can get a little confused. Some people believe that you should really only have the one whilst there are other people who have a number of credit cards. So, which is right? Should you have more than one credit card? Here we take a look at the benefits, […]
How to Help Your Child Learn Money Management
It is never too early for a child to learn about money and even though they may be taught some things about managing money at school the best place to learn is at home. The way a parent, sibling or carer handles money influences children and how they grow up to handle their own finances. […]
How to Avoid Credit Card Debt in College
You may be saving money by earning your education at a well accredited college, but that doesn’t mean that you know how to manage your money. If you want to build credit rather than put yourself deeper into debt while you’re in college, then you’re going to need to know a thing or two about […]
Some Student Loan Debt Advice
Individuals that consolidate their student loans are often able to take advantage of lower, fixed, interest rates, effectively lowering their monthly payments and reducing the financial-related stress that many people are currently feeling. The tough economy has forced individuals to be creative financially and to entertain any and all financial arrangements that might help them save money. This has been especially true in recent years where there has been growth of guarantor loans where a parent or other family member with a good credit history guarantees the student’s loan repayments.
A person that consolidates their student loans stands to benefit in a number of ways. They are potentially able to reduce their monthly payments and secure a fixed rate via guarantor loans or other types of loans for bad credit siuations. An individual might also be able to take advantage of those student loan re-payment plans specifically designed for those having a tough time paying back what they owe. A poor economy coupled with layoffs has made it necessary for many people to consolidate or make other special arrangements.
5 Important Credit Card Tips for Students
Your credit is something you can’t run away from – at least not if you want the finer things in life after you graduate college, such as a car or house. Unless you were born into a wealthy family and a trust fund, you’re going to have to work for the things you want. Going […]