Generation Z: The Future of Finances

Everything Gen Z needs to know about money — and how they’re shaping money for everyone else.

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The Worst Personal Finance Advice on TikTok (and Why It’s Wrong)

TikTok isn't just about viral dance videos. It has quickly become a popular resource for personal finance advice — but unfortunately, not all of it is good. While there are some legitimate money experts on the app, there is a lot of financial advice floating around on TikTok that is misleading or just plain wrong. GOBankingRates asked personal finance experts to debunk some of the worst money advice on TikTok — so if you see any of this pop up on your #fyp, keep on scrolling. See: TikTok Influencers Are Paid More Than CEOs — But Which Is the Better Long-Term…

How To Balance a Checkbook Digitally — and Why You Should

When we think about personal finance, we often consider budgeting or investing, but we don't necessarily think about balancing a checkbook. Perhaps that is because paper checks are less common than they used to be. But there are other ways to keep track of what you spend. Learn: How To Get Into the Habit of Saving Money Read: 21 Budgeting Tips for College Students In other words, there are more options other than writing your check balances in the back of a checkbook. These days, you can do things digitally instead. Thus, you may not actually be keeping track of paper…

How To Remove Your Parent From Your Bank Accounts

As a child, you probably marched into your first bank with a parent, the contents of your piggy bank or the $50 check that grandma sent you for your birthday in your pocket to use to open your first savings account. You walked out so proud to have achieved this rite of passage — your very own account with your very own money in it. Budget: 35 Useless Expenses You Need To Slash From Your Budget Now Smart Banking: 11 Best Options for Free Checking With No Minimum Balance Since minors generally can't open savings accounts, a parent or guardian…

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The Cost of Higher Education


The Most Unusual Scholarships and Education Grants To Help You Pay For School

The thought of the cost of attending college is daunting, whether you're a parent or a student. According to the College Board, costs of tuition in 2020-21 ranged from an average of $10,650 a year for a public, four-year in-state college to $37,650 for a private nonprofit four-year college. Worth Reading: Explore the Cost of Education in the United States Find Out: Can You Afford Education in America at These Prices? But don't let the sticker shock and the thought of paying student loans for years discourage you. These days, scholarships exist for just about everything and anyone; you don't…

Why Technical School Might Be the Best Education Move for Your Financial Future

With the cost of college — and student loans — continuing to rise, you may be considering alternatives. Average tuition, room and board for a private four-year college was $50,770 for the 2020-21 school year, according to the College Board, and $22,180 for public in-state four-year colleges. And that's just for one of the four years before graduation. Depending on your major — and the economy in your area — it could be years before your earnings can make that expensive degree worthwhile. Take a Look: Explore the Cost of Education in the United States Helpful: 94 Money-Making Skills You Can…

The Hidden Costs of Education at Every Level

It's expensive to raise a kid — and you may not realize how much you're paying in extra education expenses at every age, too. Whether you send your child to public or private school, there are a lot of additional costs that creep up and can quickly add hundreds of dollars to your budget — and even more as your kids get older. When your children reach college, be prepared for thousands of dollars in hidden costs beyond the already massive bills for tuition, room and board. Here's how to prepare for these extra costs of education at every age….

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