Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • Back to School Financial Advice for Students
  • Student Banking
  • Joint Bank Accounts, Easy Deposits
  • Used vs. New Textbooks
  • Choose the Right Cell Phone Plan
  • Always Ask About Student Discounts
  • Avoid Certain Credit Cards
  • Student Credit Cards
  • Meal Allowances and School Plans
  • Work Study or Part-Time Job
  • Alternative Transportation

Joint Bank Accounts, Easy Deposits

While many banks offer student accounts, it may behoove parents to open accounts at the same bank as their child or open a joint account. Bank of America offers a student checking account that allows parents with Bank of America to easily transfer money directly into the student’s account.

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