Let's Talk About Finance 

Hey students! Welcome to the Finance section of the Get Informed page. In this section we will be interviewing Business Faculty and business professionals on financial advice pertinent to students. We will also be providing articles and short video segments highlighting financial tips that all students will benefit from hearing.

HOW TO GET STARTED IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING

Most of the articles on this site have focused on stocks.  But did you know that you can also choose to invest in real estate?  There may be some benefits that are not obvious at first glance, take a look to see how this could help you.  

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HOW TO GET FINANCIAL SUCCESS

Financial success starts now.  It is truly amazing to see how young people can set themselves up for a successful financial future from a young age.  Someone once said money is 20% know-how and knowledge and 80% discipline and habits.   Here's an article that explores financial tips for young people. There are also many books that are worth exploring.     

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INVESTING WITHOUT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR 

Many of us may want to start investing but the idea of picking stocks or ETFs to invest in is daunting.  There are some alternatives that are cheaper than using a financial advisor.   Many brokerages offer services to a robo-advisor platform.  This is essentially a computer algorithm that invests your money automatically and without emotion, that's a good thing!  They are really easy to use and require very little effort.  Form more on robo-advisors, here are some articles and videos:

 

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LEARNING ABOUT TAXES 

Taxes and economic policies are some of the most important decisions a president can make.  During the campaign season, tax and economic policies are important factors to weight in your decision of what candidate to vote for.   Here is an article weighing the different proposals, take a look at the differences to compare and contrast to make an informed decision for yourself.

 

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WANT TO LEARN ABOUT INVESTING?

As you know by now, investments are an important vehicle to help generate wealth. Investing in individual stocks can be very risky, but did you know that there is an alternative that some believe minimizes this risk?  Here's some information to learn more.    

 

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RENTING A PLACE?

When it comes to finding a place to live, stress seems to seep into the process.  Fortunately, we have the option of living on campus.  However, after college or even later in our college journey we may need to rent a house or apartment. What are the essentials and tips and tricks to renting? Explore the resources below! 

 

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DEBT, THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Most people when they think about debt, they think BAD. That simply is not true. There is also good debt. Often, there are large figures like Dave Ramsey who say that all debt is bad and that it is best to pay it off as soon as possible. Yes, that is true for bad debt but not necessarily bad debt. Good Debt are debts that are required like mortgages for a home. You can also argue that higher education debt is good because you can eventually pay it off with the money you earn from employment thanks to your college degree. Bad debts are like credit cards. Credit cards DO NOT give free money. They are what I call ‘mini-loan generators’. Now, credit cards are not bad if you pay it off as soon as possible but if you just let it sit and allow the interest to continue to exponentially compound it can be categorized as bad debt.

 

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