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Budgeting for the summer

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With Midterms ending soon and spring semester winding up in the foreseeable future, it is very exciting for a lot of us to take a break from school and start our summer jobs and internships! The most important thing you want to do over the summer is make sure you have enough in savings for your next year in school! A good rule of thumb I have followed is to try and have at least $5,000 saved up before school starts up again. In this article I will outline some tips to help you save the most money possible this summer.

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Meal Prepping 101

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I had a fantastic opportunity yesterday to speak at the University of Utah in collaboration with the Financial Wellness Center. The U invited me to come on campus and talk to a group of 100 students and teach them how to meal prep and meal plan. I taught all about how to meal prep, gave my top meal planning tips, and shared three easy recipes and a grocery shopping list that cost me under $50 for 8 meals and snacks!

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How to Recognize Scams

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As a new semester is starting up and tax season is coming up, it's important to learn how to recognize scams. There has been a lot of scams going around in the last few weeks and we want to help you avoid them. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when dealing with the IRS

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How to Save for The Holidays

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The holidays are around the corner and we know that means we’re gonna have to stock up on gifts for everyone and anyone. As a broke college student, I can’t afford to budget hundreds of dollars but I want to make sure that my loved ones feel special. Let’s take a look at some unique and frugal places to find gifts.

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8 Ways To Save Money On A 2022 Family Vacation

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In 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic turned our lives upside down. Local lockdowns, school, and business closures, and new health and safety sanctions took a toll on all of us. However, nowhere was this felt more than in the travel and tourism industry, with lots of countries closing their borders and governments implementing travel bans across the globe.

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Money-Saving Grocery Shopping Tips

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The first time I went grocery shopping by myself my first year of college, I felt overwhelmed. I come from a family of six which meant that the only experience I had with grocery shopping was helping my mom shop for six people. I had no idea how to shop just for myself. After trial and error, I have created a system for myself that allows me to stick to my budget and eat healthy at the same time. Grocery shopping in college doesn’t have to be scary. Here are a few tips on how to do grocery shopping right to save money:

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6 Ways to Make the Post Pandemic Transition Easier on Your Finances

The Covid-19 Pandemic isn’t over yet, but with vaccines rolling out across the country, the end may be in sight. As states begin to reopen and the world is figuring out what the “new normal” will look like, it’s important to think ahead financially. After long months of lockdown, everyone is eager to go out into the world and enjoy new things, but we need to be wise about our spending habits. As things like travel, dining, and public activities become available to us again, now it’s a great time to look at and update your budget! Here are some steps to do so..

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Summer Financial Reading (and more!)

You don’t have to be a finance major to learn about money and take charge of your personal finances. Summer is a great time to do some extracurricular research. Perhaps you’ll become a personal finance guru by the time fall semester rolls around. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite personal finance books, podcasts, and blogs to dig into while you sit poolside!

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Last Updated: 5/24/21