Category - Financial Literacy

University of Rochester

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Following Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions
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A Cornucopia of Resources
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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships
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Don’t Be Haunted by Private Loans
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The Pleasure of the Public Market
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Back to School with Wallis Wallet!
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Cheap Summer Fun
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Summer Jobs
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Living Off Campus: Luxe Life or Budgeting Bonanza?
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Financial Avenue is a Slam Dunk!

Following Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions

You did it! You’ve survived one month of 2015. GREAT JOB! But how are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You probably set some lofty goals for 2015…are you keeping up? Tons of people will set goals about their money at the start of every year and struggle to keep them. It’s hard to[…]

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A Cornucopia of Resources

Did you know you have an absolute cornucopia of resources at your fingertips when it comes to all things financial literacy at Rochester? Since it’s the season to be thankful, I figured I would compile a list for you of all the wonderful financial literacy tools you have access to as a UR student. It’s[…]

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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are a wonderful thing. What exactly is an outside scholarship? First of all, it's free money. It's free money that comes from an organization outside of your school. There are thousands of outside scholarships out there just waiting for the right student to win their metaphorical hearts! (Source: whitepicketcollege.com) Once you start thinking[…]

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Don’t Be Haunted by Private Loans

I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories about private student loans: overwhelming interest rates, crummy customer service, bait and switch marketing techniques, and beyond. It can be scary out there! That’s why we offer alternative loan counseling to first-time borrowers of private loans. And don’t worry—Wallis Wallet has some helpful advice! How to Avoid a Haunting[…]

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The Pleasure of the Public Market

Happy fall, y'all! It's getting cooler outside, leaves are changing colors, and Starbucks has been purveying pumpkin spice lattes for weeks now! As you settle in to the school year, and your new living situation, whether it's in Riverview or the new Brooks Crossing, off campus or on campus, we have some great tips for[…]

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Back to School with Wallis Wallet!

Welcome back to Rochester for the new school year! Or if you’re a freshman just joining the family, welcome to Rochester! We’re so happy to have students back on campus, and are excited for another great year living the Meliora life. If you will be attending the Job Fair on Friday, August 29 from 10:00 am–1:00[…]

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Cheap Summer Fun

In Rochester for the summer? Whether it’s internships, classes, or summer jobs keeping you around for the summer, there’s plenty to do in the Rochester area that’s totally affordable for students! If you’ve happened to stroll through the ground floor of Wallis Hall recently, you may have noticed our fabulous bulletin board full of fun[…]

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Summer Jobs

Happy summer, all! Classes have been over for about a month now… finals are over and you've finally got some free time on your hands! Now here’s the million dollar question: how are you gonna fill all those free hours you've got now? Long walks on the beach? Coffee dates? Lavish dinners with your closest[…]

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Living Off Campus: Luxe Life or Budgeting Bonanza?

Now that the housing lottery is over and the dust has settled, you know where you’ll be living next fall! That’s great news! I bet you’re excited, whether you’re a freshman on the quad or in Sue B., or whether you’re an upperclassman in Hill Court (AKA “Phase”), over in Riverview, or chillin’ in special[…]

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Financial Avenue is a Slam Dunk!

Happy March Madness, everyone! ‘Tis the season for elaborate brackets, tall sweaty men squeaking around a court, and friends and foes hanging their heads in shame and misery when their favorite team misses that crucial shot. More excitingly, though (in our book at least!), is the launch of a brand new resource for Rochester students[…]

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