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Money Mondays: Net Worth

This semester we have talked about both assets (like investments) and liabilities (like loans). These play a major role in determining your net worth. Net worth is a way of stating how much wealth you have, and it does so … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Investments

We’ve spent a lot of time this semester talking about expenses you’re likely to incur over the course of your life. There are also ways you can make money, in addition to earning a salary. Through investment vehicles (things you … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Credit Cards & Credit Scores

If the past few Money Mondays posts have taught you anything, it should be that life presents us with a number of fairly necessary expenses. Many individuals utilize a credit card to cover some of their expenses. Credit cards are … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Mortgages

The past few weeks we have focused on loans that you will likely have to think about in the very near future. Perhaps a little farther off is another loan: a mortgage. At some point in your life, you’ll probably … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Vehicle Loans

Even if you don’t have student loans, which we discussed last week, you will probably have other kinds of loans at some point in your life. One example is a vehicle loan. Unless you plan to live in a place … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Student Loans

A few weeks ago we talked about saving money for things we want in the future. This week we’re going to discuss one of the expenses that makes saving difficult: Student Loans. Below is a graph that describes the situation … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Compound Interest

In case last week’s blog didn’t convince you of the benefits of saving, this week we’re going to talk about compound interest. Compound interest is often referred to as interest on interest because it is “calculated on the sum loaned … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Saving Your Money

Last week we talked about budgeting your money, the goal being to have your income exceed your expenses. “Why would I want to leave money sitting around when I can buy cool things like [insert cool thing here]?” Well, I’ll … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Budgeting Your Money

If you want to become more financially stable, the first step is to develop a budget. Your budget is the foundation for everything else we’ll talk about this semester. Without a budget, you’ll struggle to manage your money in the … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: What is Financial Literacy (And Why Should I Care)?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average household debt in 2011 was $70,000. You could buy an iPad Air for yourself and 139 friends with that kind of money! Money management does not come easily to most people, and … Continue reading

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