Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • 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
  • Back to School Financial Advice for Students
  • Student Banking

Choose the Right Cellphone Plan

Being away from family and friends will almost guarantee more cellphone minute usage. Students and Parents can avoid minute overage by choosing the best plan. Virgin Mobile offers an unlimited data and talk plan starting at $35. While T-Mobile and Verizon family plans also help save money.

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