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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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Budgeting Your Credit Card Spending

Budgeting is one of the most important concepts of financial literacy. Budgets force people to spend within their means and show where money can be saved. Creating and sticking to a budget can save anyone hundreds of dollars. Creating a budget is fairly easy. There are countless ways to set one up, whether it be through an app, a spreadsheet, or a simple scratch piece of paper. However, sticking to a budget is a different story. Keeping track of how much you spend and what that money is going towards requires a bit of work and discipline. What if there was an app out there that forced you to stick to this budget? Enter Qube Money.

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A Student Guide To Renting

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For many college students, heading off to college means leaving the nest and renting your own apartment. It’s a dream come true, your perfect pad, a refuge from the world. But while getting your own place can feel a-ma-zing, it is important that you consider some of the pitfalls of renting, know your rights, and protect your finances when you sign a lease. Here are some tips to being a savvy renter!

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Investing Tips for Students

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Like many of you, I was bored out of my mind when the world went into lockdown due to the COVID pandemic. With no work, no classes to be at, and no sports to occupy my free time, I needed something to do besides playing video games and binge watching every show known to man. So around late March last year, I decided to start investing in stocks on Robinhood. I thought, “Things can’t possibly get any worse, we’ll be out of this by the summer”. Clearly, I was very wrong.

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New Year, Fresh Start

You’ve stayed up until midnight, watched the ball drop, and said a great big “Bye Felicia!” to 2020. A new year can feel so refreshing. It's a great time to ditch bad habits and set new goals. Perhaps you’re going to level up that fitness game, read more, set healthy boundaries, or (fingers crossed) travel more. While you’re swearing off procrastination and vowing to declutter closets, consider adding a few financial resolutions to your list too.

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Last Updated: 5/24/21