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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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Saving for Emergencies

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Due to the recent pandemic, the Financial Wellness Center feels like it is a great time to talk about emergencies and how we can prepare for them financially. It is so important to save for a rainy day, but it’s also important to know how much you should strive to save.

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14 Days of Self-Love

I am the hero of my own life

Self-love is in the air this Valentine’s Day season! We encourage you to take active steps in taking care of your mental health and well-being every day of the year. Taking the time to care for yourself (which can look different for everybody) is not only necessary but can have positive outcomes. For example, I practice self-love by writing in my journal and reflecting on what is happening in my life. When I do this...

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A Shortcut on the Road to Investing

A Shortcut on the Road to Investing

Investing during college can be a challenge. There are a few options to put away a little bit of money but for the most part we students tend to be strapped for cash and rarely have the time to analyze stocks. Perhaps the best thing we can do is set ourselves up for future investment opportunities. Investing starts with budgeting or making a spending plan. Learning how to spend money effectively is a good skill to learn and can ultimately help us get what we really want in the long run rather than what we want in the moment.

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College and Beyond

College and Beyond

Choosing to continue your education is the first step towards accomplishing your career and personal goals, but there are challenges. Perhaps this is the first time you are on your own managing your personal finances and you have many questions as to where to get started. However, getting financial education and appropriate tools now will assist you in creating good habits and achieving lifelong successful financial outcomes.

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Last Updated: 5/24/21