Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • 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
  • Always Ask About Student Discounts

Alternative Transportation

Depending on where your school is located, students may not need to spend money on cars and parking passes. Students should look into public transportation in their area, or carpooling and sharing the costs of gas.

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