Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • 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
  • Back to School Financial Advice for Students
  • Student Banking
  • Joint Bank Accounts, Easy Deposits
  • Used vs. New Textbooks
  • Choose the Right Cell Phone Plan

Student Credit Cards

Credit card providers such as Discover and American Express offer credit cards for students with little to no annual fees and no over-the-limit fees. Students should get cards with reasonable credit limits and plan out their payments with money management apps like Check.

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