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Financial Treks

The Financial Treks are five-step badges that help students work towards financial freedom! Each 'Trek' is a personalized journey a scholar takes according to your current financial situation. Visit a badge to find out more! 

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January 27, 2023

Living paycheck to paycheck is a common struggle for many people. It can be difficult to make ends meet and save for the future when you're constantly worried about how you're going to pay...

December 24, 2022

It happens every year. We all know and love it. Once we get through the season, it appears right back up again. Yes, the holiday season. The smell of cookie dough, Christmas trees, candy canes, and...

November 28, 2022

So what exactly is an emergency fund? An emergency fund is a fund where you allocate money to cover any unexpected emergencies without having to rely on credit cards or loans. It is a resource...

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