Tag: William Chau

Will’s Review of the Wall Street Journal Workshop, “Managing Your Money in a Crisis”

Hey guys, I had the privilege of being able to attend a workshop hosted by the Wall Street Journal featuring The Finance Bar’s Marsha Barnes. The topic of discussion was managing money in a crisis (*cough COVID-19) and I’d like to share what I took away from it. 1. Staying Afloat During this unpredictable period

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Credit: For College Students, It’s a Hot Topic

Did you know that your credit score and your credit report are two different things? According to Investopedia, your credit score is a statistical number that evaluates a consumer’s creditworthiness and is based on credit history. A credit report is a detailed breakdown of an individual’s credit history prepared by a credit bureau.  You may

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Finally, the Blog on Investing

Our last Peer Money Mentor meeting was a bus load of valuable information. We had a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) come in and talk with us about investing. We’re going to give you a little bit of insight into our two and half hour lecture on investing. We’re going to touch on what investing is,

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Finally, the Blog on Investing

Our last Peer Money Mentor meeting was a bus load of valuable information. We had a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) come in and talk with us about investing. We’re going to give you a little bit of insight into our two and half hour lecture on investing. We’re going to touch on what investing is,

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Where’s The Cash At?

Come one, come all, and let’s whip out our excel spreadsheets, calculators, bank statements, pen, and paper. We’re talking about budgeting. What are the two main components to budgeting? Income and Expenses Expenses are, as you guys might have known already, the money you spend. These expenses can be categorized into 3 types of expenses; fixed,

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We’re Not Lazy, We’re in Power Save Mode

Do you think you can live off of less than $1,500 a month? Yikes!  According to the Social Security Administration Fact Sheet, $1,471 is the average monthly benefit for retired workers. To put that in perspective, the average cost of an apartment in Austin is $1,436. So basically, you have no money when you retire

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Considering Your Emotions When You Think of Money

Hey guys, The Peer Money Mentor Program is back with its seventh cohort and with it comes a little something old, something new, and the return of the blog! Five members from previous semesters have returned as Peer Money Mentor Leaders and the program has picked up eight new, very exciting and diverse members.  “How

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