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Beware Checking Account Fees When You Graduate

Money issues get real for most students when they graduate. Between making sure your student loan payments are applied correctly to keeping up with a heap of new expenses, you learn to be financially vigilant. Another money issue to watch out for? Checking account fees.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Beware Checking Account Fees When You Graduate

Money issues get real for most students when they graduate. Between making sure your student loan payments are applied correctly to keeping up with a heap of new expenses, you learn to be financially vigilant. Another money issue to watch out for? Checking account fees.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Some College Students Qualify for SNAP Benefits

If you’re a low-income college student, and you’re working at least 20 hours a week or have a household dependent under 12, you might be eligible for free groceries through SNAP. Check the USDA student eligibility requirements and general SNAP requirements to see if you qualify. In 42 states, you can apply for SNAP…Read more… […]

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Equifax Will Offer Free Lifetime Credit Locks in January

Weeks after their massive data hack, Equifax has issued a formal apology with a peace offering to boot: by January 31, they’ll offer a new service that will let you easily lock and unlock access to your Equifax file. What does that mean, though?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Wasting Money on Clothes

You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It’s a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your […]

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Open a Subaccount to Save for That Epic Vacation

Some banks allow you to open a savings account inside your savings account. You give these accounts specific labels, like Quarterly Taxes or 2018 Italy trip or Game of Thrones tattoo—whatever specific thing you’re saving for. Separating this from your main account makes it easier to see your progress as you save.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Which Credit Monitoring Service Should You Use?

There’s not much of a silver lining in the Equifax disaster, but it’s reminded us just how important it is to keep tabs on your credit. More than ever, credit monitoring is essential to making sure there’s no sketchy, fraudulent activity associated with your personal info. And you can monitor your own credit for free,…Read […]

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Debitize Connects Your Credit Card to Your Bank Account so You Can Earn Rewards Responsibly

There are benefits to using your credit card over a debit card, but budgeting with a credit card can be trouble. One splurge or miscalculation and you could end up revolving your debt—not a smart move. Debitize, available for Web/ioS, lets you earn rewards without that risk.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Fall for Loan Sharks Just Because They Have Hip Branding

We all know payday lenders, loan sharks, and credit cards profit when you go into debt and, therefore, they can be dangerous. But many of these companies conceal their danger with clever marketing. Beware: a debt trap by any other branding is just as dangerous.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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September’s Money Challenge: No Restaurant Spending

Believe it or not, it’s time to start saving for the holidays. Gifts, travel, parties—these expenses creep up on you fast, so you want to prepare as soon as you can (and that means now). To help you save, this month we’re challenging you to cut back on a common splurge: restaurants.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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