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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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Last Updated: 5/24/21