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Money advice for college-bound students AND parents!

Posted July 26, 2011

With my oldest daughter headed off to college in a few weeks, I think  this information from credit guru Bill Hardekopf  is interesting and useful! Too many of today’s young people don’t have a clue about ANYTHING to do with finances. It seems they think Macbooks, dorm stuff and Chick-fil-a are all FREE.

Take the time toshare this with the teens and young adultsin your family. It’s information that can impact the rest of their lives!

Bill Hardekopf: Financial tips for college-bound students

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  • Bill of Rights Jul 29, 2011

    Bill Hardekopf's advice is excellent; the same cannot be said of this article. If your kids don't know anything about finances and think that computers are free (and that Chick-fil-a actually constituted food), then look no further than the parents that taught them these values. Leave the "kids these days" attitude at the door, please; it's silly and illogical.

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