College and Career Success

The college years are very exciting times - exercising independence, meeting new friends, experiencing new things, and preparing for the future. When you are experiencing college life, make sure to keep your future in mind as well.

Since college is an investment of your precious time and lots of money, you don't want to waste either one by failing at it. You CAN be a successful college student. Review the following topics for some important tips to make the most of your college experience!

College and Career Success

Since college is an investment of your precious time and lots of money, you don't want to waste either one.

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Choices About Colleges and Careers

From a financial perspective, the most important decision you can make about college is whether or not you go and what you plan to study.
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Develop a college plan

This topic explains why a college plan is needed and how to create one.
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Four things successful college students do in high school

Success in life is often the result of good habits.
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From College to the Workplace   

No matter what your financial outlook is after leaving school, the concept of financial health is an important step towards long-term financial success.
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In-person vs. online - deciding what's best

Online classes are part of almost every student's college experience today.
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5 questions to ask yourself before choosing a major

One thing about the future is for certain – you don't want to look back over your life and have regret about the career decisions you've made.
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Taking credit for going to college

If you are a college student, there is more than one way to get credit for your studies.
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Five questions to ask yourself before choosing a college

When I graduated from high school, I wanted to go to college.
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Building and Maintaining Credit   

Understanding the decisions and behaviors that can lead to improved credit scores.
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The Concept of Paying Yourself First

Saving money isn't easy, but it's essential to achieving financial independence and securing your future. One of the best and easiest ways to save money is to "pay yourself first."
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Borrowing for Graduate School

Financial choices about graduate school can be complicated. It pays to understand your borrowing and repayment options.
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Insurance

Understanding how insurance plays an important role in our financial lives.
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New Mapping Your Future video on creating a budget

If you are a high school or college student, you have to plan a lot of things, including the classes you need to take in order to graduate.
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Paycheck Tax Deductions   

Making sense of the deductions taken from your paycheck. How "independent" workers have unique tax challenges.
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Renting an Apartment

Understanding your rights and responsibilities when signing a rental agreement.
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Salary Expectations Versus Reality

Most young people tend to overestimate their starting salaries.

 Events for Families

Alpha Omega Academy Financial Aid Event

Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 PM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Beth Ziehmer

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