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Keeping spring breakers’ charging in check

Erica Sandberg

Woohoo! Millions of American college kids are blowing off steam on spring break, but as a parent, you have both the right and the responsibility to expect financial responsibility – especially if your college-age student is charging on your card.…
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America gets a ‘C’ in financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

U.S. adults know surprisingly little about basic financial issues, such as compound interest, credit risk, investments and inflation, a new study from Champlain College finds. Many also routinely make avoidable financial mistakes, the December 2016 National Report Card on Adult Financial…
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College students don’t graduate with credit knowledge

Sienna Kossman

Soon-to-be college graduates are eager to get their diplomas, start a job and begin their post-grad life, but many don’t feel equipped with enough financial and credit knowledge to do so — and some think colleges and universities are to…
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Parental support for college students prolongs dependence

Kelly Dilworth

College students who get financial support from mom and dad may have trouble leaving the nest for good, according to a new study published in the journal Social Currents. The study found that college students who receive financial help from…
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Stop bashing millennials’ poor credit scores

Sienna Kossman

Millennials aren’t perfect and neither are their credit scores, but lately it seems as if many think they should be. Every time an organization or individual reviews millennials’ credit scores and dissects their credit behavior, the most common reaction to…
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