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My Story: Participating in Work-Study

Written on March 22nd, 2017 | work study

By Alyssa Keil, CashCourse intern I knew I would have to work a part-time job throughout college in order to help cover my educational costs, so when I was awarded a work-study grant as a part of my first-year financial aid package, I was happy to have the opportunity to work on campus. I had a lot of questions about the work-study program, however, so I called the financial aid office at my…
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The Smart Student's Guide to Leasing a Car

Written on March 20th, 2017 | lease car

Car leasing may be a good idea if you want to drive a new car every two, three, or four years—and you don’t mind that you will always be making payments and never actually own the car. The monthly lease rate will typically be lower than the monthly car loan payment for the same new car. You pay for this savings in the following ways: You don't own it: At the end of the lease, you hand the car bac…
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Paying for a Wedding: Save Money on Your Big Day

Written on March 16th, 2017 | wedding

Your wedding day is one of the most special and celebratory days of your life, but the expense of all that’s involved can drain your checking account faster than you can say “I do”! Although balancing your real-life budget with your fairy-tale fantasies can be stressful, some of these money-saving tips may help make things more manageable for you: Budget: Set a budget, and stick to it. Use a weddi…
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