Category - Financial Literacy

University of Rochester

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Responsible Refunds
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Top 10 Ways to Live with Financial Flair, Like Eunice Johnson    
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Fall in Love with Your Finances
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How to Become a Superstar Saver in 2016
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A Thrifty, Meliora Thanksgiving
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Avoiding Scary Student Loan Scams
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5 Fantastic Tips for Saving Money as a Rochester Student
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Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Awesome
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Planning for Postgrad
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Spring Cleaning

Responsible Refunds

Welcome back! We’re so excited to have all the students back on campus for the start of another fall semester. With the beginning of fall comes crunchy leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes, and . . . refund checks?! Let me walk you through that last one. What is a refund? If your total financial[…]

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Top 10 Ways to Live with Financial Flair, Like Eunice Johnson    

We recently hosted an event over at the Memorial Art Gallery in conjunction with their fantastic Inspiring Beauty exhibit on the Ebony Fashion Fair. As we did our research for this event, we learned that Eunice Johnson, the Fashion Fair’s founder, had some serious financial flair and entrepreneurial skills. If you couldn’t make it to the[…]

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Fall in Love with Your Finances

Valentine’s Day is here, so there’s no better time to fall in love with your finances! Sometimes we open our banking app or our credit card statement and we absolutely hate it. But who wants to spend all their time hating their financial situation? That’s not positive or healthy! Follow these three steps to fall in[…]

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How to Become a Superstar Saver in 2016

How are you going to make 2016 meaningful and awesome—the best year yet? Perhaps you set a goal for yourself to get better at saving. I don’t just mean saving money by making more frugal choices. I’m referring to saving money for the future—for emergencies, for school-related costs, even for retirement, if you’re blazing the trail[…]

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A Thrifty, Meliora Thanksgiving

Are you throwing your own Thanksgiving this year? Maybe you’re staying in Rochester for the break or perhaps you’re hosting a Friendsgiving. Whatever your plans are, we have tips for putting together a thrifty Thanksgiving that will be both delicious and budget-friendly! 1. Ask your guests to bring drinks. Since you’re hosting, you’re well within your[…]

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Avoiding Scary Student Loan Scams

Some people think that student loans are scary. But let’s be real: if you are borrowing responsibly and staying aware of how much you’ve taken out, there’s no need to be scared. But there’s something else that’s even scarier, and that’s student loan scams. We’re going to teach you how to avoid those like the[…]

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5 Fantastic Tips for Saving Money as a Rochester Student

Happy fall, everyone! We’re so delighted to have students back on campus. We hope your fall semester is off to a great start. We want to help you start your semester off right, so here are some of our best tips for saving money as a Rochester student. Have you heard of the RED program? With[…]

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Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Awesome

By Gala Tubera Gala is a recent grad of the University of Rochester. She worked in the Financial Aid Office for four years as a student and, as such, she knows the ins and outs of living on and off campus. While dorm life was a lot of fun, she currently enjoys spending her evenings[…]

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Planning for Postgrad

You graduated college—CONGRATULATIONS! That’s wonderful news, and now you’re off to the real world. What kinds of tips and tricks can we give you to prepare you for postgrad life? Well buckle up, because there’s a lot to learn if you want to be financially fit. 1. Loan repayments don’t start the day after you[…]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s spring! After this brutal winter, we were all starting to think that spring would never come. But it’s finally here, and you know what spring means? Spring cleaning! (Source: wallorg.com) Here are our top three tips for some financial spring cleaning: 1. De-clutter your home. Have you cleaned out your dorm room or apartment lately? If and when you[…]

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