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    How to Erase Student Debt Quickly

    Students loans are a real concern for many graduates. Take advantage of these four tips for paying off your student loans quickly.

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    Three Tips to Help College Graduates Establish their Finances

    Recent college graduates can take advantage of these three tips when they’re young, and be well on their way to establishing very strong personal finances from the start.

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    Tips for Teens to Maximize their First Paychecks

    Getting that very first job is a rite of passage, and a major financial milestone for teenagers. Consider these recommendations to keep your teens on track once they start earning their own money at their first jobs.

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    Finance Tips for College Grads

    Creating a bright financial future takes discipline and motivation, especially for those just embarking upon their careers after graduation. Here are a few key financial tasks that every recent grad should plan on.

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    How to Build Excellent Credit as a College Student

    It’s not as hard as it might seem to build excellent credit as a college student. It starts with being responsible about your balances, your timeliness, and your borrowing power.

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    Your Teenager’s First Checking Account

    Is your teenager ready for a checking account? Get three tips to put your teen on the right path to responsibly managing their money.

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    Five Tips to Help Grads Build Wealth

    When you graduate from college, you’ll likely have much of what you need to launch a career and save for the future. Consider these five financial tips for college graduates.

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    The Top 5 Things to Expect When You are Graduating From College

    Graduating from college is an exciting time. You have your education behind you and your life ahead of you. Here’s what you can expect when you graduate.

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    How to Make Your First Budget

    Never had a budget before? Fear not. We’re here to tell you how to make one.

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    5 Money Tips for New Graduates That Will Help Build Incredible Wealth

    Did you just graduate from college? Congratulations! Now take a step back and learn how you can build wealth and get started on the right financial foot.

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    Setting and Attaining Financial Goals

    Do you work all day, go home, spend the contents of your paycheck, and wonder where you are really going financially? All too often financial dreams are abandoned in lieu of life’s practical obligations.

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    Credit Cards & College Students

    Many college students are graduating with more than just a degree. Due to the proliferation of credit card companies on college campuses, they are also graduating with credit card debt.

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    Credit Cards & Teens

    Credit cards are not just for adults anymore–in fact, one third of all American teenagers are cardholders. It’s important to learn how to use credit cards before ever uttering the words: “charge it!”

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    Building Your Credit History

    To establish credit individually for the first time, start small and build up. Apply for a small amount of credit at a financial institution or even at a department store, but do some research first.

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    Credit Basics

    In its most basic sense, credit means having the use of something before you pay for it. There are many types of credit that you can choose from, and each has its own terms and purpose.

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    Jump-Start Saving

    You want to save money, but how do you get started? There are always bills to cover, debt to pay, and time is tight. Though these are all real obstacles, they are ones that can and should be overcome.

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    Becoming Financially Independent

    You may feel emotionally ready to move out on your own, but are you financially prepared? Before you take the leap, know how much the big move will cost you, now and in the future.

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    Opening a Checking & Savings Account

    One of the first steps toward real freedom (and adulthood) is having a checking and savings account in your own name. Learn where to open the accounts, how to manage them and more.

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