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4 Ways to Save Money as a New College Student

College student

Getting started in college is exciting for a lot of reasons. For many people, it is their first chance to live away from home and really feel ‘like an adult.’ It is also fun to meet new people, get started on a career path, and expand your horizons in a number of ways. What isn’t so exciting, however, is being ... Read More »

3 Things College Freshmen Should NOT Spend Money On


Starting your freshman year of college is exciting and very scary at the same time. It’s also expensive. For most students this will be the first time they live away from home and the first time they’ll have to responsible for making all of their own decisions. Mom and dad are only a phone call away for advice, of course, ... Read More »

The Power of Extra Income

Extra Income

The following is a contribution from Jon at Penny Thots. If you’d like to contribute to Wise Dollar, please contact us. Earning as much as you possibly can is a great way to get ahead financially. The problem that arises is when you are maxed out in terms of earnings potential or worse, you simply cannot get a raise because the ... Read More »

3 Reasons to Save for Retirement When You’re in Debt


Do you dream about retirement? I do every now and then. I like to think about what my life will be like when I don’t have to work every day to pay my bills and instead I can relax, travel, and enjoy life to it’s fullest. But I know I won’t be able to make that dream come true without ... Read More »