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Tips For Holiday Financial Success

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Snow begins to fall, suddenly you have a hankering for peppermint treats, and soon enough- a much needed reprieve from schoolwork. The holidays can be a glittering wonderland of tradition, warmth, and happiness- but they can also be expensive. It’s hard to enjoy the holiday season and look forward to a new year when you’re feeling financially stressed. So before you deck the halls and start adding gifts to your online cart, it’s important to make a holiday game plan and a budget. Here are some of the Financial Wellness Center’s tips and tricks for successful holiday spending.

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Money and Moving

Congratulations! You are moving into your new place! As exciting as it can be, things can be daunting. Packing up and moving can take anywhere from days to weeks to months depending on where you're going and how much you have to move. Hopefully, these tips can help you think through the process of moving and simplify your life.

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Financial Tips From Our Graduate Assistant

When I first started college four years ago, I thought I had prepared myself enough (well as much as a first generation college student could anyway), but I soon realized that I was lacking knowledge when it came to finances. The only knowledge I had about finances was from my parents, but I didn’t know how to translate that into my college experience. I remember walking into the Financial Aid office knowing that I had to take out a loan, but I was clueless about how loans worked and that scared me a little. Thankfully, a Financial Aid Counselor was able to explain to me the basic knowledge of how loans and scholarships worked and how they would be applied to my account. After this instant, I took it upon myself to become self-sufficient by learning about all the different resources on campus in case I needed any other assistance. This experience taught me about advocacy and how important that is.

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Last Updated: 7/30/20