Category Archives: Student Finance

White-tailed deer crossing the road during autumn

Tips for Safely Driving During Deer Season

How to Drive Safely While Deer are Most Active in Wisconsin

Deer season is nearly upon us in Wisconsin. From October to December, you will likely see deer much more active during these next few months as it is their mating season. As a result, it’s important to freshen up on how to drive safely during deer season and what to do if you spot one on the road.

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Can a College Student Get a Car Loan?

Tips for Getting a Car Loan as a Student

Many college students need a car to get to classes and work. This necessity creates a new challenge as many questions whether a college student can get a car loan. Unfortunately, getting approved for a car loan is a lot tougher for students than other borrowers. However, it is possible and there are ways to improve the chances of getting approved. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Can student loans hurt your credit score?

How do student loans affect credit?

For many people just out of college, student loans are a gigantic weight around their neck. 44.2 million Americans have student loan debt to pay back, and overall they owe $1.44 trillion. These huge numbers show that student loans are just a part of getting a degree for most of America. Your student loans affect many aspects of your life, like your credit score. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Reasons to Build Credit

Importance of having a credit score

For those just starting out, the world of credit and financing can be confusing. There are many different claims about the importance of credit and the best ways to build it. If you have taken out a loan in the past, whether it was for school or a car, you will already have credit built. In order to maintain a good credit score, you have to make your monthly payment. It is likely that you will have to establish credit, but how you go about it can affect your ability to qualify for loans in the future. Read the rest of this entry >>

Teaching Children About Money and Finance

How Can I Teach Kids About Money and Finance?

Teaching Children About Money and Finance

It’s never too early to start teaching children about money and finance, but what is the best way to model and teach important financial principles? If you have ever asked “How can I teach kids about money and finance?” here are a few ideas to help you get started helping your children learn about budgeting, saving, and making good spending choices.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Who Can Be a Cosigner?

Who Can Be a Cosigner?

What is a cosigner? A cosigner is a person with good credit who signs on a loan so that someone with minimal or bad credit can get a loan. The cosigner can help someone get much better financing than they otherwise would be able to receive, but the cosigner must be willing to accept responsibility for the loan if the main person cannot pay it back. But who can be a cosigner? Read the rest of this entry >>