Balancing Your Portfolio: 9 Must-Haves in Your Investment Toolkit

Here are 9 Must-Haves we recommend you consider for your Investment Toolkit.

Non-Custodial Parent Waivers: What to expect, how to complete them, and how to get your supplementary information.

For students that only have one custodial parent, financial aid applications can be quite scary, let alone complicated. I am hoping that with this article, we can lessen the burden that first-generation and low-income students face during the college application and financial aid process. 

Salary Negotiation: How To Successfully Negotiate

After receiving a job opportunity, it can be intimidating to try and negotiate your salary. Many people are afraid to even try, assuming that a company’s first offer is their only offer. However, this is not true! If you believe that your work may be worth more depending on past experience or education, it may be worth presenting a counteroffer with some rebuttal points. In addition, even at a job that you are already committed to, there is no harm in bringing up a raise during any performance reviews that you may have. Here are a few tips to get you started! 

The Constant and Elusive Endeavor of Financial Security

There were no more clear demarcations indicating when work, checking emails and working on assignments ended and when sleep, time-off and relaxing began. It should be less about being the most successful kid on the block or the most famous alumnus and a little bit more about happiness, contentment and internal parameters.

Credit Union or Bank?

Bank or Credit Union? Banks are not the only financial institutions that help your money grow; enter the credit union.  If you haven’t heard of a credit union it may offer different services and experiences that you may need. Both banks and credit unions are federally insured. Banks are insured by the FDIC and federallyContinue reading “Credit Union or Bank?”

Funding Your Future: Apply for the Carl’s Junior Scholarship TODAY and save yourself from future college DEBT!

Funding Your Future is a General Intelligence article series focused on connecting high-achieving high-school seniors with large, fall deadline scholarships. This week, the series will be focusing on the Carl’s Junior Scholarship. Make sure to keep reading until the end to hear from Giao Nguyen, a 2020 recipient, and to learn some of her personal tips for future applicants!

4 Scholarships That Students Should Consider Applying To Before Starting College

Four scholarships that students should apply for to help lessen the financial burden.

Dealing with Food Insecurity In College

College is expensive, and that’s the easiest way to say it. Along with tuition, many students face problems with housing, books and supplies, and food insecurity. Students have long, often hard days with mentally tasking subjects and assignments, and to have the energy for those tasks, they have to eat. Meal plans can be extremely expensive on top of tuition, and eating out every day isn’t feasible for a wallet, especially in a college town where prices can often be inflated. How do you deal with a problem like this, a seemingly unending problem that you have to solve at least three times a day? Below, I’ll give tips for dealing with food insecurity in college, and ways to combat it.

Your Next Step After Receiving a Scholarship: Writing a Thank You Letter Expressing Your Gratitude

Congrats, you’ve just received a scholarship! Now you just need to write a thank you letter to the donors. Read about how to write one!

Funding Your Future: Apply for the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship today to win FREE MONEY for college!

Funding Your Future is a General Intelligence article series intended to introduce high achieving rising high-school seniors to large, fall-deadline scholarships. This week, Funding Your Future will highlight the Horatio Alger Association scholarship and the many benefits that it could provide future recipients. Make sure to continue reading until the end to see student perspective and advice from Nicholas Rutherford and Josue Herrera Rivera, two recent recipients of the scholarship.

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