Life Stage: Student

Why Should College Students Join a Credit Union?

Why Should College Students Join a Credit Union?

College is an exciting chapter for many people, opening doors to new experiences, newfound freedom, and independence. But it can also be a financially difficult and dangerous time — the financial mistakes people make as students can haunt them for years to come. That’s why students should look to their local credit union.

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Student Loan Scams — What You Need to Know

Student Loan Scams — What You Need to Know

With many Americans holding out hope that their student loan debt will be reduced or forgiven altogether, but also struggling to keep up with the latest news from the federal government, it’s not hard to see why scammers have been so successful. That’s why we are highlighting five ways to protect yourself from fraudsters pretending to have the power to provide you with student debt relief.

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10 SESLOC Rewards for Recent Grads

10 SESLOC Rewards for Recent Grads

Whether you’re wearing your cap and gown to pick up your high school diploma or college degree, you can redeem your SESLOC HomeFREE Checking™ debit card and Visa Signature® Rewards card points for gift cards and merchandise to help you start your next chapter. Check out the top 10 SESLOC Rewards for recent grads.*

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What is the True Cost of Convenience?

What is the True Cost of Convenience?

While home grocery and meal delivery are fast and convenient, it can be helpful to weigh the pros and cons of the added expenses involved if it is a choice and not a necessity. Outlined here are the key cost considerations of home grocery deliveries, restaurant deliveries, and home-delivered meal subscription boxes.

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Take These Steps With Your Student Loans

Take These Steps With Your Student Loans

Now it’s time to take steps after the relief programs end. Borrowers should be ready to make student loan payments, even as policymakers discuss further extensions in the face of an increased number of borrowers becoming delinquent or defaulting on their loans. Listed here are steps to move forward as protections end:

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5 Beginner Money Questions Answered

5 Beginner Money Questions Answered

When you’re just starting out, there’s a lot to learn about your finances and it can definitely feel overwhelming — but we’re here to help. We recently sat with some local college students to talk money, and here are the answers to their questions:

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Tax-Advantaged Ways to Save for College

Tax-Advantaged Ways to Save for College

In the college savings game, all strategies aren’t created equal. The best savings vehicles offer special tax advantages if the funds are used to pay for college. Tax-advantaged strategies are important because over time, you can potentially accumulate more money with a tax-advantaged investment compared to a taxable investment. Ideally, though, you’ll want to choose a savings vehicle that offers you the best combination of tax advantages, financial aid benefits, and flexibility, while meeting your overall investment needs.

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