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5 Tips to Bounce Back from Summer Overspending

5 Tips to Bounce Back from Summer Overspending

Summer is a time when people tend to disregard their finances – with gorgeous weather and time off from work, it’s easy to focus on having as much fun as possible with travel, family barbecues and frequent parties, while putting money matters in the backseat.  If you’ve overspent this summer or failed to follow a savings plan or budget, don’t worry – it can probably be fixed. Here are five steps to help get your finances back on the right track:

Heading to college? Here’s a financial checklist to keep you on track.

Heading to college? Here’s a financial checklist to keep you on track.

College will present you with a host of new experiences—including, perhaps, the experience of not having unfettered access to Mom and Dad’s wallet. But learning how to balance your checkbook while also hitting the books doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s a checklist of financial lessons that’ll get you through the first year of college without unnecessary debt.