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The Best Deals On Wheels For College Students

Posted by Maggie Kerns, Member Contact Center Indirect Dealer Rep. on Jul 19, 2017 8:46:35 AM

You've shopped for weeks and you've packed for hours. Now, you're finally ready to load your trunk and pull out of the family driveway toward your next stage in life.

Which set of wheels will accompany you on your rite of passage into the grown-up world?

Yes--you've chosen your college, your major, and perhaps your roommate. Now it's time to choose your car.

There are loads of factors at play when making this decision, though.

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Topics: auto loan, car loan, college

How to Manage Your Money in College

Posted by Sarah Milller, Student Choice on Dec 16, 2015 12:30:13 PM

When I left for college I’d never had a credit card before, but I opened one to build credit and pay for books.  I transferred my bank account to a local credit union (in the days before online banking), and while I’d always had a part-time job, I’d never really had much financial responsibility.  Fast forward three years to my junior year of college when I was paying rent and utilities, buying groceries, making a car payment, and had student loan repayment in my near future. It was a big adjustment. Fortunately I figured out how to budget my money (more or less), and had parents who helped me make smart decisions. But that’s not to say I didn’t make a few mistakes along the way.

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Topics: credit, budget, money management, college

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