Pay for a New College Degree
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Insights for Students Series

In this podcast, Kariene Fortner, Financial Wellness Manager for Regions Bank’s North Region from Mobile, Ala., provides tips on how to afford a new degree if you’re thinking about going back to school.

Tune in through the link below to hear Kariene’s thoughts on the following:

  • Smart savings strategies for reducing your student loan debt to give you a head start toward a new degree
  • Picking a program to suit your needs and figuring out how much you will need
  • Resources for financial aid and when to consider student loans

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This Next Step Podcast is part of our Insights for Students series presented by Regions Next Step –advice, tools and resources to help you get closer to reaching your unique financial goals. Insights for Students can help you set yourself up for financial success before, during and after college.

For more on student finances, visit our Insights for Students page.

Kariene FortnerAbout Kariene Fortner

Growing up as an Army brat gave Kariene Fortner a unique perspective. Born in Germany, she spent most of her childhood in Hawaii, and graduated from high school in California. Her time in sunny climes sparked her affinity for a tropical paradise, which is how she ended up accepting a job offer in the retail industry and moving to the Gulf Coast of Alabama. When she isn’t helping her clients find ways to make their dreams come true, you can find Kariene living her own dreams on the boat or at the beach with her husband and rescue dogs.

As Financial Wellness Manager, North Region, Kariene is passionate about setting financial goals and creating financial plans. She wants others to realize their dreams and feel like they are working hard to achieve them. Kariene loves Regions Bank’s Next Step online resources because she understands that asking for financial advice can be intimidating. Coming from a military family, she understands that many people struggle with their finances, and knows that easy access to resources can help people achieve their financial goals, just like she has.

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