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school supplies

Back to school means expenses!  Clothes, shoes, and school supplies can drain a budget quickly. According to The National Retail Federation, the average family with school-aged children spends $674 on back-to-school items–clothes, shoes, supplies, and electronics–each year. It’s no wonder setting a budget is essential for all parents with school-bound youngsters. To avoid falling into…

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graduation

College graduation is a rite of passage, and after years of studying, it’s natural to want to reward yourself with a fun, new car. But you know that buying your dream car at age 22 might not be the wisest choice. How do you make a smart financial choice while driving away in something fun…

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Graduates

By Claire Davidson, NerdWallet As U.S. student debt surpasses $1 trillion and university enrollments soar to all-time highs, a college education has never been more sought after – or less affordable. But going to college doesn’t always mean you have to break your budget. With some strategizing, you may qualify for more federal aid, work-study…

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