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Next Step Financial Podcast: Insights for Students

Take the guesswork out of student finances with our Insights for Students podcast series. Discover tips to help you plan your goals, manage student loans, and set yourself up for financial success before, during, and after college.

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Each episode features money management strategies and tips to help
give your financial knowledge a boost.

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Ace Your Student Finances

When it comes to budgeting for college, a little knowledge can go a long way. Study up on these tips for saving, budgeting, and planning to help you lighten your financial load.

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Saving for College: How Much Will You Need? 


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FAFSA and the Student Loan Process


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Finding Scholarships


5 Financial Terms to Know Before College

You’ve bought your shower caddy, met your roommate, and registered for classes. The next step? Learning how to manage your finances. Start by familiarizing yourself with these money terms. (5:17)

Budgeting for Daily College Life

College life can be expensive. Learn how to create your budget and keep it in check with a realistic plan that covers common college expenses — without forcing you to survive on ramen noodles. (3:31)

Creating a Financial Plan for the First Year of College 

Even with its hefty price tag, tuition doesn't capture all the costs, particularly for students in their first year of college. Learn how to create a realistic plan to help minimize unexpected expenses that may pop up throughout the year. (5:19)

After You Graduate

Leaving college and entering the “real world” can be intimidating, but we know that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Theses podcasts have advice for students to help make the transition easier.

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How to Budget After Landing Your First Job


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Preparing for Life After College


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How to Afford a New Degree


Managing Student Loan Debt

Careful planning can help you repay your student debt. Get advice on how to effectively manage and pay off your student loans. (20:05)

managing student loan debt
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More Resources for Students

As a college student, your next steps are pretty big. Take the guesswork out of preparing for the future with real-life insights, calculators, tools, and tips to help you make the most of these years without breaking your budget.

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