Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • 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
  • Back to School Financial Advice for Students
  • Student Banking
  • Joint Bank Accounts, Easy Deposits
  • Used vs. New Textbooks

Avoid Certain Credit Cards

Students are perfect candidates for new credit cards, and a credit card can help boost your credit score if used properly. However, students should avoid credit cards with high annual percentage and interest rates.  

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