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The Study Abroad Blog Post

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Author: Sydney Hofferth

What are all the decisions you need to make sure that you have a positive and financially possible study abroad experience? IU MoneySmarts Team member Sydney Hofferth has all the advice you need.  Read More »


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Saving Money with Your Sweetheart

Wednesday February 12, 2014
Author: Sydney Hofferth

Relationships are fun. College is fun. Relationships in college are double fun! However, relationships can be expensive. And being a college student, you likely have limited funds into which you can dip for your sweetums.  Read More »


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The Biggest Money-Saving Tip for College Students

Thursday January 30, 2014
Author: Phil Schuman

The biggest money-saving tip for students is in this blog post.  Read More »


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Some Housing Considerations for You

Friday January 24, 2014
Jack Tharp

Are you thinking about your housing for next year? Are you unsure of some of the options you should be considering? Take a look at this blog post to get some solid tips as you try and find your perfect temporary home.  Read More »


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Do You Need Cable?

Wednesday March 06, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

Do you realize that cable companies punish you for being a loyal customer? Think about it, the longer you stay with them, the more they charge you. So...can you do without them?  Read More »


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Bernie Says Wait to Get a Pet

Wednesday October 23, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

And now...a public service message from the cutest dog in the world. Bernie.  Read More »


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Scholarships for Anything

Friday February 15, 2013
Author: Phil

I have no idea how dated the things I say are. But I assume that through the magic of syndicated TV, pretty much everybody knows who George Costanza is—if you don’t, I highly recommend that you watch a few episodes of “Seinfeld” to catch up…just make sure one of them is “The Dealership.” In between his constant complaining about the trials and tribulations of being a, “Short, stocky, slow-witted bald man” George would somehow manage to utter something that could be considered philosophical brilliance. For this portion of the Moneysmarts blog, the goal is to take my personal favorite George Costanza quote, and use it to serve as a model for becoming more efficient in our financial lives, and post a new tip every so often that follows the sage-like advice of this modern-day Confucius.  Read More »


Categories: Money Saving Tips, Scholarships


Great Expectations...and the Tempering of

Wednesday October 16, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

If you’re like most people, you’re a television watcher. And if you’re a television watcher, you’ve undoubtedly been exposed to the fantasy world that is “The College Experience.” The dorm rooms are huge, your amenities limitless, and your roommates smell of the most glorious potpourris. Have you ever thought about what this is doing to you?  Read More »


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That's Why You Always Do the Math

Friday May 31, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

Disclaimer: This small post is not intended to insult the restaurant I went to last night. On the contrary, the food was excellent, the environment was great, and our servers were terrific as well. I’m merely writing this to point out a common money-making mistake that we often overlook.  Read More »


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Financial Psychology

Friday May 03, 2013
Author: Jack Tharp

You know it, but it's not a “top-of-mind” thought to connect your emotional state with money decisions. Your feelings do impact your choices. And your personality---that too affects decisions.  Read More »


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The Pitfalls of Living Gross-ly

Wednesday April 03, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

*Note: The calculator mentioned in this post can be downloaded from the article or in the "Resources" page." One of the quickest ways that you can get yourself into debt is by always thinking in gross, rather than net.  Read More »


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The Most Annoying Debit Card in the World

Wednesday March 20, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

Pop Quiz, hot shot: You’ve got a credit card and it has a $3,000 limit. That means you’ve got $3,000 at your disposal to spend, right?  Read More »


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The Magical World of Movie Concessions

Wednesday February 27, 2013
Author: Phil Schuman

Let’s all go out to the lobby, Let’s all go out to the lobby, Let’s all go out to the lobby, And accumulate some debt!  Read More »


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